1. Hi Wade, can you tell me a little about yourself? Do you have any hobbies other than writing?
I am 35 years old. I am originally from the Island of Jamaica but grew up in New York. I aspire to work in Community development project in urban cities both national and internationally. In my spare time my favorite things to do are traveling, going to the beach, hiking, eating international foods, and going to the theatre.
2. Most of us have one or two things in our childhood that shaped us as the adult we become or strive to be. Would you be willing to share something that you experienced that changed you as a person when you were younger?
I had many childhood experiences as a kid but for me the most memorable ones came from my grandmother which sticks with me still today. The golden rule factor, treat others the way you want to be treated. There was an instant in my early childhood when It was my first day of school and I had an altercation with my peers during my first day of school, my grandmother would later a teach me a valuable lesson about the importance of keeping ones composure as well as treating others with respect.
3. You've traveled all across the globe in your lifetime and it seems that you tend to immerse yourself in each place for extended stays. Can you share about what first inspired you to begin traveling as a way of life rather than as a short vacation stay?
I think curiosity made me interested in traveling, being a big fan of history and different cultures I always learned in school about how people and society lived so for me I wanted to make sure what I was told in the education system matched what was told to me in the textbooks. I also have a thirst for knowledge when it comes to cultures and the way different societies live.
4. I've read through Dare To Dream and Touch a Star which I find has a strong, passionate voice for life, dreams, and everything in between. If there was one goal you had when you decided to share these poems with everyone, what was it and why?
My dream is to travel the world and get to know different societies and see how they live and hopefully someday make a difference in the world by having my own international exchange programs to bring cultures closer together
5. You have also written a children's book, Melvin the Mischievous Mongoose. Do you feel that you'll continue writing both poetry and children's literature or will you end up only writing one or the other?
I want to conclude my first book by fulfilling my dream by concluding the process. I see myself writing a children’s book series about Melvin the Mischievous Mongoose,.
6. Having known you for a little while, I get the impression that making the most of life is important to you. What advice would you give to others regarding life?
Live your life, be yourself and most importantly believe in yourself. Love what you do.
7. What's next for you in terms of writing?
I see myself writing more children books about my life as a child growing up in Jamaica and also in the near future writing a book about my worldly travels.
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