A Woman. A Lover. An Author

I am many things to many people but when I sit down to write, I am being true to myself. I encompass all that I am to others and who I aspire to be for me and I let that pour out into my words. 

“The only way to do this thing I’m doing is with passion and sharing all the love I have inside of me. That’s what I feel when I write, that’s what I give when I write.”

My characters constantly inspire me to live my life with passion and with love. I live what I write and I write what I live. No matter how you find me, you’ll find me with love. I’m a wife, mother, daughter, friend, and creative. Love is always with me and I hope you find that out when you read my stories.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AJA

Life is constantly moving and I like to capture it.

A typical day for me involves getting my family out of the house for school, activities, work, and then feeding my cat, Jericho. After his fat butt is satisfied, I make my cup of coffee, sometimes, tea, before heading to my laptop to see what’s going on in my email. I do administrative work for an hour or two, responding to emails, social media comments, and promoting my work, all while listening to my music. As I type this, I’m listening to The Isley Brothers, Let Me Down Easy.

After I’ve cleared my head of the business side of things, I pull up my work-in-progress and start to feel my way through the story. I get up periodically to stretch, dance, and feel some more. Love is truly in everything, from the start of my day until the end. It’s not perfect, but it is good.

“Time and time again, Aja has proven that her heart and pen are intertwined… “

– Kimmie Ferrell

My Favorite Things

02. Jewelry

I ESPECIALLY LOVE CUSTOM-MADE JEWELRY. NOTHING BETTER THAN HAVING SOMETHING MADE ESPECIALLY FOR ME.

04. Flowers

NATURE IS MY THING. YOU CAN FIND ME SITTING IN THE SUN ADMIRING The FLOWERS AND TREES.

06. Perfume

I LOVE TO SMELL GOOD. I ENJOY ALL KINDS OF SCENTS AND FROM ALL TYPES OF BRANDS, OILS, DESIGNERS, NICHE. I LOVE IT.

01. Music

GIVE ME THE OLDIES ANY DAY, R&B, SOUL & FUNK BRING JOY TO MY HEART.

03. Travel

I ENJOY GOING TO WARM PLACES WHERE I CAN WATCH THE SUNRISE OVER THE OCEAN.

05. Food

GIVE ME SEAFOOD, ITALIAN, AND CARIBBEAN ANY DAY. BUT I ALWAYS WANT SOME SOUL FOOD.
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I am often asked which of my characters I relate to the most and while that is an unfair question, I’ll attempt.

In the earlier part of my career, I would have immediately said Amara from I Am Yours because she repressed a lot of her feelings and it held her back from so many of the good things life had to offer her. I was extremely shy back then, when I penned that story, so I was right there with her. I knew that feeling and the fear that drove it. 

I’m still shy, mind you, but not crippling shy. I come out of my shell and let others see me which has allowed me to make lifelong connections and become a confidante, a sage, and a gentle spirit in the life of women. Men too because yes, I have been blessed with male readers, but my ministry is women. I desire to help Black women feel loved from the inside out. I give them my time, my listening ear, and I share my vulnerability as well, so they know they aren’t alone in this journey called life. The possibilities are endless as long as they are breathing. 

For that reason, I relate the most to Zora from Soul Ties right now. She captured my heart when I conceived her and I don’t believe I’ll ever let her go.

– Aja

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My words have brought people together, and they have also brought me closer to my readers. Every event leaves a lasting impact, and each reader who shares what one of my stories has done for them is etched in my memory. I hope to meet you soon.

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