JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Barbara Grovner, author of Even Numbers
(Third Eye Publishing)
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write Even Numbers?
Barbara Grovner: The inspiration to write Even Numbers came from a very close person in my life who had gone through a very similar experience. I actually wrote the book for her.
JP: What sets Even Numbers apart from other urban fiction novels?
BG: Even Numbers is written in narrative form because it was the type of story that had to be told. I found it extremely difficult to give James a voice. It seemed to give him too much power. For a pedophile, power is the one thing we do not want them to possess.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that lead to Even Numbers getting out to the public?
BG: I have been trying to target single-mothers who date in an effort to hopefully alert them to some of the red flags. Those red flags may make them take a closer look at the men they bring home to their innocent and unsuspecting children.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take for you to start and finish Even Numbers?
BG: I am a bit “Old School” when it comes to writing. I prefer to write in a notebook. Then I transfer everything to my computer. My thoughts flow better when I am physically writing.
Even Numbers, although a very short book, took about a year to write from start to finish. There was a lot of research involved. Also the topic of child molestation was difficult to write. I found myself having to take breaks from thinking of the horrors some women have endured.
JP: What’s next for Barbara Grovner?
BG: My next novel We Belong Together is scheduled to release in December. It’s a â€œwho-done-itâ€ mystery beginning with a senseless murder of a nurse. The characters are colorful, and the dialogue is off the chain. Nothing at all like Even Numbers, which is a narrative and extremely thought provoking.
At this time, I am working on the sequel to We Belong Together which is also a â€œwho-done-itâ€ mystery as well. I hope to have that book out sometime next year.
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