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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Marc Avery, author of “Redemption Lost”

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Marc Avery, author of Redemption Lost
(Urban Books)

Anthony Porter, a young emerging screenwriter and closeted alcoholic, loses faith in family and relationships after he learns of his father’s infidelity.

Then he meets Essence, a girl with a college degree, her own home, and the perfect smile. Feeling like she is “the one,” he throws himself into the relationship, only to learn of her manipulative and vindictive ways.

Battling with inner demons, depression, and other life woes, Anthony turns to screenwriting as his only solace. Just as things are improving, Anthony learns of secrets that shatter his world again, leaving him wanting retribution, which he will risk everything for, including his freedom.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Redemption Lost?

Marc Avery: The inspiration to write Redemption Lost came from the idea of overcoming your struggles, facing your fears, and persevering despite roadblocks. I felt like the young adult genre fit what I was trying to do. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Marc Avery, author of “Redemption Lost”

5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Sarah Gordon Weathersby, author of “Adventures in Blackface: and other shorts”

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Sarah Gordon Weathersby, author of Adventures in Blackface: and other shorts
(Sarah Weathersby Publisher)

Adventures in Blackface is a short story, and one of a selection of “shorts” retrieved from the cutting room floor. The short story centers on a black college freshman, Ruth, one of six black students in an otherwise white university in the 1960’s. Ruth faces the challenge of the romantic advances of a white male student and the racism of white faculty.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Adventures in Blackface: and other shorts?

Sarah Gordon Weathersby: I was inspired by the movie Selma released in 2014, as well as my personal experiences as a college freshman in a time and place when people didn’t talk about race and often excluded black students from mainstream activities. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Sarah Gordon Weathersby, author of “Adventures in Blackface: and other shorts”

5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… J. Asmara, author of “When It Raynes: An Erotic Suspense Trilogy”

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J. Asmara, author of When It Raynes: An Erotic Suspense Trilogy
(EP Publishing)

Rayne Smith had it all, handsome husband, beautiful children, successful career, and tons of material items. Along with those things Rayne also had secrets that she fought to keep hidden. Throughout this action-packed series, Rayne learned that skeletons didn’t always remain in the closet, and karma always came with a vengeance.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write When It Raynes: An Erotic Suspense Trilogy?

J. Asmara: The inspiration to write When It Raynes came from a conversation I had with an ex-boyfriend. He challenged me to write a story for him, and I came up with a scene that is in When It Raynes. He loved it and asked for more of the story. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… J. Asmara, author of “When It Raynes: An Erotic Suspense Trilogy”