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Interview with Quardeay

Quardeay Julien stopped by Hopeful Heartbreakers for an exclusive interview. Keep scrolling to read his exclusive interview.

1. How has your environment, upbringing, where you live, influenced your writing?

Through my life, I’ve endured a ton of tragedy and experiences that still play a major role in my writing today. From the murder of my uncle, to the loss of my best friend to suicide, to witnessing crime take place right in front of me. Those things never really leave your mind. And how could they?

2. What’s something you are really good at that few people know?

I’m actually a very great cook. Lol I can whip up pretty much anything but my favorite dish to prepare is Smoked Salmon or Stuffed Salmon. Even though I consider myself more of a breakfast man which should make my future wife very happy because she’ll always wake up to a hot meal right in front of her.

3. Name an author you dream to collab with?

There’s so many authors that I hope I have the chance to work with. Cyn Alexander is a must at some point. She’s absolutely amazing. I would love to write an erotic project with T.L Hayes and India Norfleet as well. But before 2021 I would really love to work with NAKO. I love her writing style.

4. Where did your love of books/storytelling/reading/writing/etc. come from?

Growing up I had a love for erotic novels. Zane. Mary. B Morrison. Eric Jerome Dickey. Those were my favorites. They influenced my journey in the literary world more than they know. I was always enticed with the idea of becoming an author but more so after I began posting short stories to a positive reception. From there, I never looked back and never plan to.

5. What are your top three favorite books of all time?

Hands down the book Holes that eventually became a movie is my hands down favorite read. My second would God’s Gift to Women by Micheal Baisden and lastly, The Other Woman by Eric Jerome Dickey.

6. Who are some of your favorite authors that you feel were influential in your work? What impact have they had on your writing?

Eric Jerome Dickey and Donald Goines were two male authors that definitely influenced my hustle in the writing world. They taught me that there is a place in the industry for males and that my pen is my weapon. Zane of course brought forth a comfortability in the erotic field. My publisher Tiece Mickens has always been my greatest ear when I have an idea or storyline. Without her, some of my craziest books may not have been brought to life.