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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With Sherredah Barnes, author of Fighting the Battles of My Life

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Sherredah Barnes, author of
Fighting the Battles of My Life

(Greenehouse Media)


Sherredah Barnes is a survivor. Now she wants to help save young girls and women from abusive relationships before it’s too late. In this true life story entitled Fighting the Battles of My Life, learn how one woman overcame abusive relationships, extreme poverty, renewed her self-esteem, raised nine children and ultimately found Christ. Sherredah candidly shares her past experience in order to help those who have walked in her shoes and are still trying to find a way out.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write Fighting the Battles of My Life?

Sherredah Barnes: My struggles in life inspired me to write my life story. I wanted to inspire and to motivate women that have been in abusive relationships. I wanted to let them know that there is a way out. I have battled abuse, poverty, addiction, rejection, and a wounded heart, but I found my way. I found myself because I endured the battles.

JP: What sets Fighting the Battles of My Life apart from other novels in its genre?

SB: This book covers all types of life crises and challenges. Many books on the topic only states one or two life struggles that the authors may have faced in their lives. Fighting The Battles Of My Life tells you how the author was able to defeat all of her adversities that came along with being abused and other trials and tribulations. This book is a wake up call for any man or woman who is fighting their own battles and is seeking some hope and direction for a better life.

JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that lead to Fighting the Battles of My Life getting out to the public?

SB: Will power, determination, faith, prayer, endurance, hard work, and the fact that I remained focused.

JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take for you to start and finish Fighting the Battles of My Life?

SB: I’m inspired to write about my life experiences. I’m only 35 years old, but I fell like I have lived the life of an 80-year-old woman. I’m also inspired to write about my dreams, and it would go from there. I was instructed by God to write my life story in December of 06, and I finished in December of 07.

JP: What’s next for Sherredah Barnes?

SB: I’m currently working on the sequel to Fighting The Battles Of My Life, which will be out late 09. I have about 25 book ideas, so I don’t know were to start. But I thank God for the gift of writing. Because of Him all of this is possible. I’m very interested in writing a Christian Romance Novel.

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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Roxanne Fredd, author of Gas Card

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Roxanne C. Fredd, author of Gas Card
(AuthorHouse)

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write Gas Card?

Roxanne C. Fred:
Gas Card started out as a lie because of current events with the high price of gas. It inspired me to write this novel. I heard on the news report one day, “Drivers without a license will be stopped at the gas pump.” That brought fear to the faces of car owners without a driver’s license. Seeing that look inspired me to write this novel.

JP: What sets Gas Card apart from other novels with a conspiracy theme?

RF: Gas Card provides a fictional but plausible scenario for a government conspiracy. People are looking for an answer to the high price of gas.

JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that lead to Gas Card getting out to the public?

RF: As a self-published author there is no down time for me. I must push and push. When I am tired, I pray then push some more.

JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take for you to start and finish Gas Card?

RF: Gas Card is a fictional story geared toward everyone concerned with the continuous rise in the price of gasoline. Again I say fictional because it all came from my mind. It took me a little over one year of working hard day and night.

JP: What’s next for Roxanne C. Fredd?

RF: Detective Rodney McAfee is the one man who sets this book off from others. To know him is to love him. He and some of his men go on to a new case due to release in 60 days: The “Five Million Dollar Horse.” The President asked the question, “Can you do this, Detective?” Detective Rodney, answers, “I’ll do my best, Lady President?”

Also up coming soon urban ghetto work, To Kill a Snake based in part on truth. I also have a number of works going on, so you will see a lot more of author Roxanne C Fredd.

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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Contel Bradford, author of Thug Nation

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Contel Bradford, author of Thug Nation
(Count Krew Publications)

Around the time gangs flooded the streets like mosquitoes after a good rain, teams of misguided, military-minded thugs pledged allegiance to one another, willing to die for what they felt to be sacred. Those who no longer infected the hood were residents of the prison system.

Just a couple of hours into his first full day, Gerald noticed several affiliates in the facility. Unlike many of them, he didn’t bring the bandanna with him. Still the vivid images of pitchforks and devil-tailed hearts covered his arms, letting everyone know the status.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write Thug Nation?

Contel Bradford: I initially started Thug Nation in 1996. It’s not exactly a true story, but it was inspired by my life. Everybody around me and I were bangin’ at the time, so I decided to write about that whole experience. It took me 10 more years to complete it and release it as Thug Nation.

JP: What sets Thug Nation apart from other urban fiction novels set in Chicago?

CB: Only a small portion is set in Chicago, which is where the main character is from. The bulk of this novel takes place in Detroit, Michigan. It’s just real…the plot, the story itself. Not too many people write about gangs, specially not this in depth. I’m proud to say that Thug Nation is very original. You’ve never read anything like it.

JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that lead to your own publishing company and multiple novels?

CB: I’m just a self-published author. That’s all. I wouldn’t exactly call myself a success either. I’m still in the hood dealing with the same hood drama. Deep down, I always wanted to be a writer, so I just saved up a li’l change and got my books out here. I still gotta long way to go.

JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take for you to start and Thug Nation?

CB: I can write very fast. The problem is that I’m always working on more than one project at a time. I would say it took me about six months to complete Thug Nation.

JP: What’s next for Contel Bradford?

CB: I just completed an anthology with some of the game’s hottest authors from Detroit, aptly titled Bitch I’m From The D. This book is gonna be hot and features talents like Ms. Michel Moore, Dennis Reed and T.C. Littles to name a few.

I also have three books of my own that I can drop any time – well as soon as I raise the funds. Aside from that, I’m a professional freelancer. I’m looking into more lucrative fields to further myself as an all around writer.

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