JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Dontá Morrison, author of The End of the Rainbow
Tyrin and Khalil is an affluent African-American gay couple who have earned the privilege of living well. A beach home in Malibu, expensive cars, and multiple businesses has catapulted them to a level of living that many envy. However, one phone call will forever change the course of their relationship.
As the story unfolds, secrets surface that not only turn their lives upside down but pulls everyone on the outside into their world of lies, heartbreak, and spiritual compromise. Discover what happens when a perfect love turns chaotic; and the relentless impact a devastating mistake has on heart, mind, body and spirit.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write The End of the Rainbow?
Dontá Morrison: My book was inspired by situations I actually experienced. I found that writing was therapeutic and helped me process a lot of the drama. Before I knew it, I had penned an entire novel.
JP: What sets The End of the Rainbow apart from other books in the same genre?
D.M: My book is different because anyone who has ever been in a relationship, regardless of sexual orientation, will be able to relate to the characters. It is also uncommon for a book about an African-American gay couple to venture into the realm of spirituality; which I have found to be a hot topic of discussion for many book clubs. The story is a roller coaster ride that has an ending no one ever suspected.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to The End of the Rainbow getting out to the public?
D.M: I am all about networking and reaching out to people who have successfully made it to where I am trying to go. It was that mindset that helped me avoid a lot of the pitfalls and roadblocks that could have further deterred the release of my book. I sat and listened to other authors speak of their experience and applied it to my journey.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish The End of the Rainbow?
D.M: I usually write when the rest of the city is snuggled up in the bed. For some strange reason I get motivated in the early a.m hours when I should be asleep. It honestly took me two months to write my book. I was extremely focused and purging so much onto the pages that I literally lived in front of the computer.
JP: What’s next for Dontá Morrison?
D.M: I am currently completing the sequel to The End of the Rainbow which will answer the many questions fans have about the characters. I am beyond excited about the sequel because the storyline is phenomenal. If all goes according to plan, it will be available January 2012.
I look forward to hearing from people who have taken the time to read my work. I know that there are a myriad of great authors to choose from, so anyone who decides to make The End of the Rainbow their selected choice of reading is sincerely humbling for me.