JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Frazier Boy, author of The Hustle
(DC Bookdiva Publications)
The Hustle is about one man’s quest to stay on the right path as he re-enters society after incarceration. The book deals with real life issues that affect many people who re-enter society.
I wanted to entertain my readers but also challenge them to think – think about what people in these situations have to face and also give readers who have been in this situation an opportunity to examine their choice after being given a second chance at freedom.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write The Hustle?
Frazier Boy: My incarceration inspired me to write The Hustle. Because I, too, was once a Sean that had dreams of becoming the next big rapper. Unfortunately, my addiction to the streets and the game proved to be much stronger than my dreams and desires of being a rapper.
JP: What sets The Hustle apart from other books in the same genre?
FB: The thing that sets The Hustle apart from other books in the same genre is the fact that the story is realistic. It’s fiction but it’s realistic. It’s practically every hustler’s story, but yet different.
Don’t get me wrong, there are a number of fools in the game whose dreams and only intentions are to become the next kingpin. Most have aspirations of doing something greater by using the game as a stepping stool. This story gives the readers the perfect example of how easily it is to lose focus of self and get caught up in the street life while abandoning their dreams.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to The Hustle getting out to the public?
FB: The keys to my success that led to The Hustle getting out to the public is persistence, perseverance, ambition and hunger. Oh, and more persistence. Just ask my publisher. (laughter)
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish The Hustle?
FB: My writing process is to zone out everything around me and go all in. I get lost in the characters as I write. I become each and every character. It took about 8 months to start and finish The Hustle.
JP: What’s next for Frazier Boy?
FB: What’s next for Frazier Boy is more fire books with realistic plots that everyone can enjoy. Just well written stories overall. Then my plan is to slowly convert each and every novel into screen plays and take my career to that next level…
I’m a loving father of four, ambitious, motivated, driven and family oriented. I love to travel and meet new people. Not only do I want to entertain through my writing, I’m hoping to inspire the younger generation and get them to be receptive to want to think outside the box and be something other than a rapper, singer, or athlete.