JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Saleem Little, editor of Love and the Game
(Mitanni Enterprises in association with Green Label Publishing Group)
Love and the Game is a story of love, loss and the sacrifices made for love. From the crises that bring families together to the tragedies that threaten to separate them forever. Each of the characters in this novel come to the same realization…that love is stronger than pride.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Love and the Game?
Saleem Little: MY life experiences and the effects they’ve had on me. This book was some twenty-odd years in the making. I just finally managed to capture my experiences in one manuscript.
From Marquise’s untimely death to being inspired by the murder of my best friend to Chauncy’s horrid upbringing…Love and the Game was inspired by my life.
JP: What sets Love and the Game apart from other books in the same genre?
SL: Only the readers could answer that. I documented my life and threw a twist on it. If they find that unique to another author’s story, it’s a beautiful thing.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to Love and the Game getting out to the public?
SL: Studying the work ethic of the greats. Kobe and Lebron, Nas and Jay, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, Obama, Sinatra… I used to study their formulas for success and incorporate it into my own formula.
All of the people I studied shared two essential things, they had dreams and they had drive and they used that drive to materialize those dreams. You gotta be drivin.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish Love and the Game?
SL: No set process really. However it comes I let it flow naturally. Some books I’ve written straight through and others have been patchwork. As far as Love and the Game‘s production time, a lifetime.
JP: What’s next for Saleem Little?
SL: The release of my next two novels: Crying for Tears and The Hand That Feeds You. After that, movies. Time to bring the words to life!
Thanks for the platform.