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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… author, author of “Astronaut Jane Goes To Outer Space”

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Donnell Hicks, author of Astronaut Jane Goes To Outer Space

Astronaut Jane Goes To Outer Space helps kids explore at the same time gain knowledge of the solar system.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Astronaut Jane Goes To Outer Space?

Donnell Hicks: I got the inspiration to write Astronaut Jane Goes To Outer Space from a fellow author who writes children books as well. However, the initial idea to write a children book based on the solar system. The whole purpose was to educate the children about the realities of the solar system. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… author, author of “Astronaut Jane Goes To Outer Space”

5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Shenee’ Edwards, author of “The Miniseries of Me: Fictional Short Stories Based on the Life of Shenee’ Edwards”

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Shenee’ Edwards, author of The Miniseries of Me: Fictional Short Stories Based on the Life of Shenee’ Edwards
(Palmetto Publishing Group)

Based on the author’s life experiences, The Miniseries of Me is a poignant collection of short stories that deals with some of life’s most difficult circumstances. Ranging from child molestation and rape to divorce and adultery, the topics covered in this collection are emotion-provoking and sadly common.

Each story has a spiritual tone and encourages readers to take a look at the type of person they are, as well as take in all the wonders life has to offer. The Miniseries of Me brings to life a variety of characters; readers are sure to relate to one or more of them (or know someone who could).

Beneath the collection’s words is the truth of humanity’s ultimate goal of serving God. With each story’s conclusion, the message becomes clear: God is Love, and everything we go through is a test or a step to success in His vision.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write The Miniseries of Me: Fictional Short Stories Based on the Life of Shenee’ Edwards?

Shenee’ Edwards: I always had a passion for writing. However, I knew with all that I have been through, that it was finally time to share some of my experiences. What better way to do so than through my passion. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Shenee’ Edwards, author of “The Miniseries of Me: Fictional Short Stories Based on the Life of Shenee’ Edwards”

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”