JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Darine Davis, editor of Bayou Drama
(PHE Ink Publishing )
Bayou Drama is a collection of five short stories that deals with the all too familiar issues of unsolicited drama we all tend to encounter. These stories will make you laugh, cry, and in some cases, make you a bit angry at the actions these characters take in certain situations.
When all is said and done, Bayou Drama will make you look at your own situation and how you handle your own drama in your current situations.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write Bayou Drama?
Darine Davis: Bayou Drama was inspired mainly out of the joys and woes of relationships I had previously encountered. Although fiction, I was able to put a little bit of me in each story.
JP: You mention Carl Weber and Zane as inspirations. Their works are both entertaining and real. How do you ride that fine line between entertainment and realism for the short stories that appear in Bayou Drama?
DD: Now thatâ€™s a good question! I try to put realism in what I write. It is hard for a reader to grasp your message in a story if they canâ€™t relate to it. I try to insert everyday situations and topics to allow the reader to grasp the meaning by the end of each story.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that lead to Bayou Drama getting out to the public?
DD: The one major key to my success in the publishing of this book is faith. I had to have it in order to achieve it. Plain and simple.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take for you to start and finish Bayou Drama?
DD: Originally, Bayou Drama was a novel called Take Care of House and Home in which it took me a year to write. However, when we moved to our new residence most of the transcript was lost. I was able to recover some of the stories and compile them into a neat package known today as Bayou Drama.
JP: What’s next for Darine Davis?
DD: I have a novel that is soon to be released called When A Good Man Goes Bad. This is my baby, my very first novel. I am excited about this book from beginning to end.
I have also been graced with an opportunity to engage in an anthology with several other authors: TL James, Jean Holloway, Jaâ€™Nese Dixon, LM Blakely, JA Adams, and the fantastic Deilra Smith-Collard. The book is called Coffee Confessions and it is going to be awesome! It is a must read! This is to drop May 2010.
My final for the year will be a book called The Soldier, my first sci-fi. Hopefully I can make a splash in that genre!
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