JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Anieshea Dansby, author of Nookie
(Art Official Media )
Eighteen-year-old Joy is a naive girl who found something else to fill the void in her life left by a broken heart and her parentsâ€™ death. Going purely off of instinct, she survives using what she discovers is the key to getting what she wants: the power of “nookie”. She becomes far removed from the downside of her life that left her stranded when things start to look up. Suddenly, sheâ€™s able to live her life like a queen, with no worries. But will life in the fast lane leave her set for life, or will it all crumble before her nineteenth birthday?
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write Nookie?
Anieshea Dansby: Nookie started out as a short story I wrote for a creative writing class. I always liked to write but never thought of it as a career until I had trouble finding a job.
JP: What sets Nookie apart from other novels in its genre?
AD: Nookie is different in the sense that it is not the normal street novel with hustling and drug addictions. It has a little bit of everything: love, violence, drama and betrayal.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that lead to Nookie getting out to the public?
AD: The key is to market myself and get the word out in as many ways as I can. It helps to go out and talk to people directly.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take for you to start and finish Nookie?
AD: Sometimes, I can just sit down at the computer and the ideas will just flow. Usually, I like to write all my thoughts out as an outline for each chapter. Everything falls into place from the chapter outline. It took about six months to write Nookie.
JP: What’s next for Anieshea Dansby?
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