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MEET THE
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CARL WEBER


Shades Of Romance Magazine:  Please give the readers a brief bio on you the person and the writer.

Carl Weber: I'm from Queens, New York and I attended Virginia State University and the University of Virginia where I received a B.S. in accounting and a MBA in marketing respectfully. I now live in Long Island, New York where I am the publisher of Black Print Publisher the fastest growing black owned publishing house in the country.

SORM:  Tell us about your current book?

WEBER:  Baby momma drama is the story of two sister trying to deal with both relationships and the child they produce. it could very well be called baby daddy drama.

Older sister Jasmine, a postal worker in Richmond, Va., is working hard, saving money, and waiting for the right man to walk into her life.  And in fine-dressing, smooth-talking attorney Derrick, she thinks she's found him.  Derrick is generous, gorgeous and oh-so-sexy.  But all it takes is some pointed questions from Jasmine's shrewd granny Big Momma to expose her man as nothing more than a lying, drug-dealing hustler.  Refusing to admit she's been played, Jasmine chooses to remain faithful to Derrick while he's doing time.  That is, until she finds him in a clinch on visiting day with his baby's momma, Wendy.  Derrick's big mistake with Wendy pushes Jasmine even further toward the arms of good friend--and good man--Dylan.  But when yet another baby momma comes into the picture, Jasmine will have to decide whether the right love is worth the complications that come with it. . .

Little sister Stephanie is looking for a good time, not a good man, although she finds both in sweet, loyal Travis.  Before she knows it, a one-night fling has turned into a three-year relationships--and produced an adorable son and an engagement ring.  But then Stephanie's sexy high school sweetheart, Malek, swings back into town. . .and that wild part of her wants another taste of the one that got away.  Right in the middle of wedding planning, Stephanie falls into a crazy affair with Malek--one that could destroy the best thing that ever happened to her.  Big Momma tries to keep Stephanie's little family together, but a woman has to take care of her own life. . .and for Stephanie, part of keeping things real will be learning how to lie in the bed she made for herself.  Now that she's the momma, maybe it's time to start acting like a grownup. . .

The crazier things get, the more Jasmine and Stephanie realize how much they actually have in common--and how much they have to learn from one another.  Because when it comes to sorting out life and love, no sister is perfect, but real sisters are forever.

SORM:  Which scene in the book is your favorite?

WEBER: I think all the scene's with big momma in the are great because it reminds me of the way my mother use to deal with us when it came to people we brought home.

SORM:  What would you like your readers to take away from your book?

WEBER:  If I can get you to laugh or think about something other than your problems then I did a good job. I'm not trying to reinvent the wheel just entertain.

SORM:  If your book could be made into a movie, whom would  you choose to play the lead characters?

WEBER:  Well I'd love for Eve to play one of the sisters. doesn't really matter which one.

SORM:  Would you ever consider writing a historical?

WEBER:  That's really not my thing. I'd leave that kind of book to the experts.

SORM:  Do you have a favorite historical book?

WEBER: The autobiography of Malcolm X

SORM:  What was the best writing advice you received?

WEBER: Keep writing and don't give up.

SORM:  What are your goals as a writer?

WEBER: I'd love to make the New York Times best sellers list one day.

SORM:  What advice would you give someone whose book is about to be  published?

WEBER: Be yourself and stay away from gossip.

SORM:  What is the latest pager-turner you've read?

WEBER: The Choice's Men Make by Dwayne S. Joseph

SORM:  Do you have any advice for those aspiring writers?

WEBER:  Write about things you know and don't give up.

SORM:  How can readers get in contact with you? (mail, email, website)

WEBER:  Write me @      cmweb@earthlink.net

SORM:  Can you give us a sneak peek at your next book?

WEBER:  It's called player haters and it deals with Wil and his family a character from my second book.

SHADES OF ROMANCE MAGAZINE WOULD LIKE TO THANK MR. WEBER FOR THIS INTERVIEW.  WE WISH YOU MANY BLESSINGS.