JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Imani True, author of A Little Sumthin Sumthin
How do you start over when you never thought you’d have to?
Fatimah is tired. Tired of the games, tired of the lies, tired of her husband.
Malcolm spent his entire marriage thinking of only himself and getting “a little sumthin sumthin” on the side. Plus, when he’s angry, he lashes out at the one person who’s always believed in him, even when it tore her heart to pieces.
But after one lie too many, Fatimah decides that enough is enough. When her bruises heal, she refuses to return home, choosing to start a new life without Malcolm.
That’s when she has to face some truths of her own and finally take charge of her life. But more than a few people aren’t going to like the new and improved Fatimah. And dealing with “a little sumthin sumthin” may prove to be far more than anyone should be expected to handle.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write A Little Sumthin Sumthin?
Imani True: The inspiration came from watching some of these events take place around me and from listening to conversations people were having about their relationships.
JP: What sets A Little Sumthin Sumthin apart from other books in the same genre?
IT: A Little Sumthin Sumthin has a great storyline combined with relationship drama and a little bit of crime mystery. I thought it would be an interesting mix, since I am about to delve into crime dramas with my next few books.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to A Little Sumthin Sumthin getting out to the public?
IT: Being visible. That means social networking, meeting readers face-to-face, and always being prepared for the sale. I keep books and promo materials with me all the time because you never know when someone you meet will be interested in your book.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish A Little Sumthin Sumthin?
IT: I don’t have a specific process. I am always in the middle of one project or the other. I write in my car, in bed, with music, without music. Most of my at home writing is done with the laptop on the floor or coffee table and me relaxing in comfortable clothes. It took me about two years to finish A Little Sumthin Sumthin because I stopped in the middle to write another book. Once that was done and being promoted, I shifted back to this one.
JP: What’s next for Imani True?
IT: Next for me is a series of crime dramas that will be based on my Forensic/Investigative background. I’m also working on a few screenplays with my son, and I’m always writing short stories for anthologies. I have about five projects that will go straight to e-book as well. So the next few years will be very busy for me.
http://truerotica.blogspot.com (In True’s World)
http://www.chighsmithhooks.webs.com (Born with a Pen)
http://www.trueskyemedia.com (True Skye Media)
http://www.facebook.com/AuthorImaniTrue (FB Author Page)
http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B003VHT942 (Author Central)
Just want to thank you, Joey, for the opportunity to promote my work!