State Nickname: The Palmetto State
Population: 5,342,388 (as of 2022)
Fun Fact: The Carolinas were named after King Charles I of England.
Tyeis Washington aka Mel Dau
Tell us about yourself.
I’m a 40 year old, single mother of a 17 year old daughter. I’m from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. I’m a graduate of Benedict College with a Bachelor of Social Work, Webster University with a Masters of Human Resource Management & Strayer University with a Masters of Business Administration. I’m the youngest and only girl of three.
Share something your readers wouldn’t know about you.
I’m terrified of clowns, bugs and stupid people.
How many plot ideas do you have just waiting to be written? Can you tell us about one?
I don’t have any currently. My plot ideas come from dreams. Once I have the dream I start the writing process.
Do you find it more challenging to write the first book in a series or to write the subsequent novels?
I’m not a fan of writing series overall. When I do write them, it’s honestly not intended but that’s just how it flowed.
How important is the cover of your book to the title of your book?
Extremely important! I need the feeling of the title to be reflected in the cover.
If you could meet the characters of your latest book, what would you say to them?
Is your cousin single?
What do you do to get the characters out of your head?
I let them talk by way of writing.
What are the essential characteristics of a hero you can root for?
An honest, loving and just person who either already knows themselves or is on the journey to knowing themselves. Family oriented with a slight edge even if a sweetheart.
If you had the power to cure a disease of your choosing, what would it be?
Cancer or Lupus
What books are currently on your bedside table?
Newly Revised Robert's Rule of Order (if I’m being honest)
What would you like to say to your readers?
I want to say thank you for the love, support and most of all grace. Grace to grow into who I was supposed to be as Mel Dau when I wasn’t sure. Allowing my pen to grow and evolve with every project.
Come Into The Out Now can be purchased on Amazon.
Magdeline “Maggie” James Carson has lived a life of isolation. After tragedy strikes in her teen years, she views the world in a different light that is a definite shade of blackish grey. Even in her isolation she is a star admired by many. Will one admirer win her admiration, or will she slam the door in the face of potential love? Jamison Justin Christianson Jr. “Oxy” is the heir to the Christianson Pharmacy throne. Following in his father’s footsteps he has continued the success of the family’s legal business. When his parents decide to go on a long excursion around the country, he is saddled with a responsibility that just may change his entire life. Will he be able to stick his foot in a door that has been closed forever and will it be enough room for him to squeeze in and bring love with him? When love is involved will it be able to open the doors that holds one captive, or will it simply be locked out for good? Find out in, Come Into the Out Now.