JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Drell Lee, author of Secrets Of Sad Men
Secrets Of Sad Men is about the things we don’t say in our relationships and how those things inevitably manifest themselves in various situations.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Secrets Of Sad Men?
Drell Lee: Real life. I had gone through so many things in the relationships I had been in, whether it be family, friends, marriage or work. I just wrote and hoped that it would help, inform or, at least, give someone a different perspective on their situations.
JP: What sets Secrets Of Sad Men apart from other books in the same genre?
DL: The honesty of a male’s perspective. I don’t pretend to know what a woman is thinking or feeling. I speak from a place where men hide their feelings and reactions to life’s situations.
Secrets Of Sad Men doesn’t pretend to be a fantasy or have fantasy elements. It’s raw, real truth.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to Secrets Of Sad Men getting out to the public?
DL: Honesty. I tell the truth about how situations transpired. I left questions open. I gave the answers men would give. I allowed the players be who they were. I let the suprise, or the excitement, build and fade – just like in real life. I wanted the relationships in Secrets Of Sad Men to frustrate you just like real life.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish Secrets Of Sad Men?
DL: I know the story I want to tell. It almost feels like recalling a memory when I’m writing. I planned and plotted. I started and stopped several times before I wrote Secrets Of Sad Men to completion. Ultimately, when I decided this is it and I’m going to write, it took me a month cover-to-cover.
JP: What’s next for Drell Lee?
DL: I have three more books in this series already completed. It’s editing and publishing for them. I have a short film in the making. Were in rehearsal right now. I have a play I’m casting for currently; I cant wait for that.
And as always, I am looking for opportunities to speak and motivate the world around me. So, if you need a speaker, feel free to reach out to me.