About Patricia M. Muhammad:
Patricia M. Muhammad is an American fiction author of crossover contemporary romance/science fiction, science fiction/fantasy, and historical romance genres. She has currently written 19 novels.
Before penning fiction, Patricia emerged as an international legal history scholar and academic author, focusing on human rights, international law and restorative justice. She has currently written and published a combination of 21 research papers and academic book reviews in these subject areas. Her work has appeared in the American University International Law Review, Columbia Journal of Race and Law, the Willamette Journal of International Law and Public Policy as well as the New York History Journal. Her non-fiction writing has been cited dozens of times in various respectable academic journals.
Her poem, 'Uncertainty' appeared in the April 2020 issue of WritersTalk.
She is currently working on her next novel.
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Oh, I really enjoy coffee.
What inspires you to write?
This is a difficult question. I initially wrote academic (non-fiction) research papers and book reviews. Years later both circumstance and a yearning not to be a linear author that I ventured wholeheartedly into fiction writing. My inspiration likely stems from the characters themselves, writing them as real people and hoping that the good ones have their lives in the beautiful form they deserve.
Tell us about your writing process.
My writing process is not consistent except for the last several books I write freehand. Characters are but empty shells with physical appearances until experience and events detail who they are and whom they are to become at the end of the story.
How do you develop your characters?
Not really. I may know how they physically appear and choose their names, but they unfold as events do; their reactions, habits generally inform what type of person they will be.
Who are your favorite authors?
WEB DuBois, John Steinbeck, Jane Austen
What genres do you write?: Historical Romance, Mystery/Detective, Science Fiction & Fantasy
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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