JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Brittani Williams, author of Black Diamond 3: Lucky Chance
(Urban Books / Kensington)
“Black Diamond 3: Lucky Chance” is the third installment of this drama filled saga. In Part 3, two years have passed. Diamond and Black have been living comfortably in their high-rise condo with their daughter, Dior. They’ve left the drug business behind them and have enough money to continue their lavish lifestyle without going back to the streets to re-up.
With the loss of his sister Mica, Johnny can feel nothing but rage for the woman he once loved. Now he plans to strip her of everything that she loves. From behind bars on his death bed, he sets a plan in motion that will tear apart Diamond’s world and force her to return to the life that she left behind.
Fighting to survive, Diamond almost gives up – until a mystery man enters her life. She believes he will save the day. But is he genuine? Or just another person out to teach Diamond a lesson?
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write “Black Diamond 3: Lucky Chance”?
Brittani Williams: The inspiration for “Black Diamond 3” came directly from part two. When I first wrote “Black Diamond 1”, I only had intentions on writing one sequel. People fell in love with “Black Diamond 1” and “Black Diamond 2”. My publisher actually requested that I write “Black Diamond 3”.
I re-read Part 2 and dug deep trying to figure out how I could create a story which would hold up to the original. After writing down the scenarios, I finally found a way to blow the minds of my readers.
JP: What sets “Black Diamond 3: Lucky Chance” apart from other books in the same genre?
BW: The shock value of my novels are second-to-none. “Black Diamond 3” has some twists and turns that you won’t expect. I created some story lines that some would be afraid to delve in to. This is definitely not a recycled urban fiction book.
I’m sure you will be pleasantly surprised. This book draws you in and takes you to a place mentally that you don’t often experience with other novels in this genre.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to “Black Diamond 3: Lucky Chance” getting out to the public?
BW: I have had tremendous success with networking and constant marketing. I mention my book constantly, and I market everywhere – not just on social networks and on the typical book sites. This formula has always worked for all of my books.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish “Black Diamond 3: Lucky Chance”?
BW: My novels always start with a title and synopsis. Without those two, I don’t write. After I have this, I jot down names, places, ideas, songs etc. – anything that is relevant to the story.
I also do any research needed before writing. I’ve also found it helpful to choose photos to model my characters. Just to have a visual.
JP: What’s next for Brittani Williams?
BW: Up next for me is completing my 7th novel, “The Don’s Desire” and a few anthology projects. I am also working on the film production of “Black Diamond” as well as revisiting the stage play again which was first shown in Philadelphia in 2010.
“Look out for my ‘Black Diamond’ podcast series as well as my UStream broadcasts where you can pick my brain and ask me ANYTHING! ” ~ Brittani Williams