All posts by Joey D. Pinkney

5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… MG Edwards, author of Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories

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MG Edwards, author of Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories
(Brilliance Equity)

Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories is an anthology of stories I wrote between 1981 and 2011. Each reflects changes in my writing style and interests over time. I wrote the earliest story at the age of ten, and the latest thirty years later.

The stories are grouped by genre and style. You will find themes of hope, dreams, light, darkness, perseverance, and spirituality wrapped up in some novel ideas. Enjoy these diverse and timeless works three decades in the making.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories?

MG Edwards: When I was ten years old, my elementary school teacher asked students to write tall tales in small groups and present them in class. Some chose to tell the story of Paul Bunyan and other well-known legends. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… MG Edwards, author of Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories

5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Kim Golden, author of Maybe Baby

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Kim Golden, author of Maybe Baby
(Echo Books – Stockholm)

Imagine finding out you could never have a baby with the man you love…

Expat American Laney Halliwell finds out the hard way when Niklas tells her he had a vasectomy before they met and isn’t interested in reversing it. Why should he? They’ve got his kids from his first marriage and an enviable life in Stockholm.

What if you fell in love in the most unexpected way…?

But Laney wants more. So when a friend suggests she look into an alternative sperm bank in Copenhagen to find a potential father for her baby, things don’t go exactly as planned. Especially when Laney meets Mads and finds herself falling in love.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Maybe Baby?

Kim Golden: It started with a conversation I had with a friend who was considering going to a fertility clinic and using a sperm donor. We joked about how it would be amusing if choosing a sperm donor was like going to a speed dating session. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Kim Golden, author of Maybe Baby

5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Dawn L. Jackson, author of Break These Chains

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Dawn L. Jackson, author of Break These Chains
(Self Published)

Break These Chains is the inspirational true story of the journey of Dawn L. Jackson. Despite growing up economically disadvantaged, she served honorably in the United States Army. She went on to graduate from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania and subsequently from Villanova University School of Law.

Ms. Jackson describes in detail her experience with battling the untreated severe depression associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Her PTSD caused her to lose her license to practice law, and she became homeless.

She let her creator use her as a voice for those whose voices would otherwise go unheard. Dawn’s story will make you laugh, cry, stand up and cheer, and above all else, be inspired.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Break These Chains?

Dawn L. Jackson: I was inspired to write Break These Chains by my maternal grandmother. Because she lived in the South growing up, she did not attend school. Instead, she stayed home to help her mother sharecrop while her brothers and sisters went to school. As a result, she could neither read nor write. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Dawn L. Jackson, author of Break These Chains