5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Dutch, author of Dynasty

JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Dutch, author of Dynasty
(DC Bookdiva Publications)

National Bestselling Author Dutch debut Dynasty is the first urban soap opera! The Bells and the Simmons are family. The Bells, a crime family in New York, have the cocaine market on lock. The Simmons, hailing from the South, reign supreme in heroin.

Talks of joining forces are suddenly stalled when family patriarch Guy Simmons is gunned down. Suspicions fly. Jealousy breeds. The body count rises.

Guy Simmons has created a legacy he wants to pass on to his two sons, Kevin and Tyquan. However, his womanizing ways have spilled over and jeopardizes all he’s worked for. The mothers of his sons hate each other.

Like mother, like son. Guy’ s shooting has ignited a new brotherly beef; a beef that could have deadly repercussions, especially when you have a family where the enemy may lie within.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write Dynasty?

Dutch: My inspiration for Dynasty came from an idea that sparked me: I wanted to create a gangsta soap opera. I wanted it to be something that is a little different from what has already been put out in the Urban Lit genre.

JP: The response to your series has been great, but how anxious have you been to give your readers another installment?

Dutch: I can’t wait until Part 2 drops. I have received so much mail from readers asking me about Dynasty 2 and the ? (Q) book . It is so exciting when readers reach out and give feedback about your work. I really appreciate my readers.

JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that lead to Dynasty getting out to the public?

Dutch: When I completed Dynasty, I actually shopped it to several publishers. As a seasoned author, I had my choice of who I wanted to work with. I chose DC Bookdiva for several reasons: I admired the company’s professionalism, drive, and commitment. I also admired the willingness of my publisher to allow me and Dutch’s Angels to have creative input. We work well as a team.

JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take for you to start and finish Dynasty?

Dutch: When I write, I live the story. I’m telling it to myself at the same time. I become each character, and I focus on thinking like them. It took me 33 days to complete Dynasty.

JP: What’s next for Kwame Teague aka Dutch?

Dutch: My freedom. I am fighting for it each and everyday. I pray everyday that justice will be served, and I ask all who are interested in assisting me to please join my Free Kwame Teague fan page on Facebook.

Hailing from Newark, New Jersey, Kwame Teague is the award-winning, critically-acclaimed and Essence #1 bestselling author of the street classic Dutch trilogy. His other novels include The Adventures of Ghetto Sam, The Glory of My Demise under the name Kwame Teague and also Thug Politics under the pseudonym Dutch. With a passion for writing, Kwame is hard at work on his next novel.

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32 thoughts on “5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Dutch, author of Dynasty”

  1. Three of the first ten people to comment on Dutch’s author interview will win a free copy of Dynasty.

    Here is the list of people who are in the running for a FREE copy of Dynasty by Dutch.

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    Leave a comment about your thoughts on the interview. Three of the first ten people to comment will win a FREE copy of this book.

  2. A gangsta soap opera is a very different idea. Good for you to step out of the box to keep your readers wanting more.

    Joey, as always great interview.

  3. As Always great interview. I truly pray for Kwame’s freedom. I am reading “Dynasty” now and loving it. I must say he waste no time getting the action started it starts at page 11.I have read 4 books by Dutch and have not been disappointed yet and it does not look like the 5th will be a disappointment either.
    P.S. Joey I already have book so dont enter me in contest just wanted to comment on interview thanks!

  4. Three of the first ten people to comment on Dutch’s author interview will win a free copy of Dynasty.

    Here is the list of people who are in the running for a FREE copy of Dynasty by Dutch.

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    Leave a comment about your thoughts on the interview. Three of the first ten people to comment will win a FREE copy of this book.

  5. I am a fan of the Dutch Series and Kwame Teague is a literary genius. I am glad that he has found him a publishing company that is working with him and letting him have some say in the creative process. I hope this man gets justice and continue to take the literary world by storm.

  6. Three of the first ten people to comment on Dutch’s author interview will win a free copy of Dynasty.

    Here is the list of people who are in the running for a FREE copy of Dynasty by Dutch.

    1) Jennifer C
    2) Terrell Heard
    3) Daniel Williams
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    Leave a comment about your thoughts on the interview. Three of the first ten people to comment will win a FREE copy of this book.

  7. Three of the first ten people to comment on Dutch’s author interview will win a free copy of Dynasty.

    Here is the list of people who are in the running for a FREE copy of Dynasty by Dutch.

    1) Jennifer C
    2) Terrell Heard
    3) Daniel Williams
    4) Kisha Green
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    Leave a comment about your thoughts on the interview. Three of the first ten people to comment will win a FREE copy of this book.

  8. Three of the first ten people to comment on Dutch’s author interview will win a free copy of Dynasty.

    Here is the list of people who are in the running for a FREE copy of Dynasty by Dutch.

    1) Jennifer C
    2) Terrell Heard
    3) Daniel Williams
    4) Kisha Green
    5) NikkiG
    6) ???
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    Leave a comment about your thoughts on the interview. Three of the first ten people to comment will win a FREE copy of this book.

  9. I have been a fan of Kwame for a long time and all his Dutch Triology I did not know this book had dropped…I sure hope and pray that Kwame gets justice he is a great writer and this interview is so great he shows to be a real humble man…

  10. Three of the first ten people to comment on Dutch’s author interview will win a free copy of Dynasty.

    Here is the list of people who are in the running for a FREE copy of Dynasty by Dutch.

    1) Jennifer C
    2) Terrell Heard
    3) Daniel Williams
    4) Kisha Green
    5) NikkiG
    6) joyce dickerson
    7) ???
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    Leave a comment about your thoughts on the interview. Three of the first ten people to comment will win a FREE copy of this book.

  11. It’s good to right a book that relates to what’s hapenig in the real world. I’m eager to know what made the children and parents hate each other. Well, it happens every day.
    Everyone needs justice in some way. Even the ones that go the evil route. They weren’t born evil so there has to be something that they, or someone they knew, didn’t recieve that made them that way.

  12. Three of the first ten people to comment on Dutch’s author interview will win a free copy of Dynasty.

    Here is the list of people who are in the running for a FREE copy of Dynasty by Dutch.

    1) Jennifer C
    2) Terrell Heard
    3) Daniel Williams
    4) Kisha Green
    5) NikkiG
    6) joyce dickerson
    7) Montae Pinkney
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    Leave a comment about your thoughts on the interview. Three of the first ten people to comment will win a FREE copy of this book.

  13. Well, if it isn’t Kwame Teague. I have a lot of respect for him. Kwame, if you happen to read my comment, I would seriously want to work with you, Jesse Washington and Booker T. Mattison on an anthology. You know I am on MySpace of course. Get back to me on that.

  14. Great interview Joey!!

    Hott Damn!! For years I really thought Dutch was actually the author. LOL

    Glad to finally put a face with work. Kwame, you are truly a gifted author. I’m so happy that you have turned something negative and made it positve.

    You are a true example of “tough times doesn’t last but tought people do”.

    I wish you luck with your freedom!!!

    You did it again Joey!!

  15. Three of the first ten people to comment on Dutch’s author interview will win a free copy of Dynasty.

    Here is the list of people who are in the running for a FREE copy of Dynasty by Dutch.

    1) Jennifer C
    2) Terrell Heard
    3) Daniel Williams
    4) Kisha Green
    5) NikkiG
    6) joyce dickerson
    7) Montae Pinkney
    8) N.S. Ugezene
    9) Madison
    10) ???

    Leave a comment about your thoughts on the interview. Three of the first ten people to comment will win a FREE copy of this book.

  16. Three of the first ten people to comment on Dutch’s author interview will win a free copy of Dynasty.

    Here is the list of people who are in the running for a FREE copy of Dynasty by Dutch.

    1) Jennifer C
    2) Terrell Heard
    3) Daniel Williams
    4) Kisha Green
    5) NikkiG
    6) joyce dickerson
    7) Montae Pinkney
    8) N.S. Ugezene
    9) Madison
    10) Pauline

    The winners will be chosen momentarily.

  17. FIVE of the first TWENTY people to comment on Dutch’s author interview will win a free copy of Dynasty.

    Here is the list of people who are in the running for a FREE copy of Dynasty by Dutch.

    1) Jennifer C
    2) Terrell Heard
    3) Daniel Williams
    4) Kisha Green
    5) NikkiG
    6) joyce dickerson
    7) Montae Pinkney
    8) N.S. Ugezene
    9) Madison
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    Leave a comment about your thoughts on the interview. Three of the first ten people to comment will win a FREE copy of this book.

  18. That was very interesting damn 33 days? I better get on my grind. (lol) Dutch is a guy that follow and enjoy his work. It is good to see that he is keeping his pen in constant motion. I can’t wait wait to read this one

  19. FIVE of the first TWENTY people to comment on Dutch’s author interview will win a free copy of Dynasty.

    Here is the list of people who are in the running for a FREE copy of Dynasty by Dutch.

    1) Jennifer C
    2) Terrell Heard
    3) Daniel Williams
    4) Kisha Green
    5) NikkiG
    6) joyce dickerson
    7) Montae Pinkney
    8) N.S. Ugezene
    9) Madison
    10) Pauline
    11) Myke Bake
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    Leave a comment about your thoughts on the interview. Three of the first ten people to comment will win a FREE copy of this book.

  20. Dutch is one of a kind and in his own league. I love this interview. His pen game is crazy and even though he is in a certain situation he is not letting that stop him from doing what he loves to do and not giving up either. I will ride with him and hope he’s free soon to keep the message going and also to be a role model for some of our young men out here in this world now. Thanks ….

  21. FIVE of the first TWELVE people to comment on Dutch’s author interview will win a free copy of Dynasty.

    Here is the list of people who are in the running for a FREE copy of Dynasty by Dutch.

    1) Jennifer C
    2) Terrell Heard
    3) Daniel Williams
    4) Kisha Green
    5) NikkiG
    6) joyce dickerson
    7) Montae Pinkney
    8) N.S. Ugezene
    9) Madison
    10) Pauline
    11) Myke Bake
    12) Kia Meriwether

    I will randomly pick the winners momentarily.

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