JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Brittani Williams, author of Black Diamond 2: Nicety
A sexy, suspenseful true to life novel full of secrets and consequences, Black Diamond 2: Nicety the highly anticipated sequel to Black Diamond, showcases the savvy writing talents of Urban Booksâ€™ best selling author Brittani Williams.
This novel is raw material with a gritty and gripping story line that flows seamlessly from the beginning to the unexpected ending. If effortlessly picks up where Black Diamond left off.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write Black Diamond 2?
Brittani Williams: From gossip! From things that Iâ€™ve experienced, I realized how much secrets can ruin your life if you let it. I also realized that some secrets are meant to be just that. If they get into the wrong hands theyâ€™ll wreak havoc!
JP: You are a Philly Girl through and through. What has your experience in being born, raised and matured in Philadelphia done for you writing Black Diamond 2?
BW: It helped me keep true to the Philly style, language and culture. When you read the book, even if you have never been to Philly youâ€™ll feel like you have.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that lead to Black Diamond 2 getting out to the public?
BW: Promoting! I made sure I got out and promoted in any way that I could. I started out watching what others did and made sure I didnâ€™t make mistakes that others did. I made a lot of contacts. In addition to what my publicist did, I got out and did double on my own.
My previous books did very well so when I was trying to get another contract for Black Diamond 2, they signed me on just a concept. I hadnâ€™t even written the book yet, so I think all of that is what led to the success!
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take for you to start and finish Black Diamond 2?
BW: I donâ€™t think too much. When I write I like to just let it flow. Earlier on, I tried to write with an outline and that didnâ€™t work for meâ€”I felt like I was boxed in. When I sit down at the computer, I just type without thinking and it works well for me.
JP: What’s next for Britani Williams?
BW: There is so much! Black Diamond 2: Nicety will be in stores April 27th. The Stage Play Adaptation of Black Diamond will debut in Philly on June 5th. I am working on the script for the Black Diamond film as well as the stage play adaptation for Black Diamond 2.
I’m releasing works under my own publishing company Trendsetters Publications. I’m starting my nonprofit organization and finishing my fifth novel! I know thatâ€™s a mouthful but Iâ€™m a busy girl! (Laughs)
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