5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Marian L. Thomas, author of Color Me Jazzmyne

JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Marian L. Thomas, author of Color Me Jazzmyne
(LB Publishing)

(One of the first ten people to comment on Marian L. Thomas’ author interview will win a FREE copy of Color Me Jazzmyne from JoeyPinkney.com)

Color Me Jazzmyne is the tale of Naya Mona. Raped by her father and abused by her friends, Naya is struggling not only to live, but she must learn to live for herself. She is in fact, a reflection of many women today who have been a victim of abuse, and life in general.

The spiral of events that becomes her life also becomes her voice as she steps onto the stage as Jazzmyne-the jazz singer. Naya Mona takes readers on an emotional rollercoaster filled with drama, romance and the passion to push past the pain.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write Color Me Jazzmyne?

Marian L. Thomas: There are many aspects of the main character that are a reflection of my life and the lives of so many others. It is the struggles and journeys of the women I have known that created the desire to develop the character and personality of Naya Mona.

JP: Incest is present but, for the most part, swept under the rug in the African American community. Why did you choose to reveal the emotional dysfunction of this situation?

MLT: Reality is something we all must face. Reality is a part of our every day lives. Whether we choose to stare at it or deny it exist, the problem is still there. The topics in Color Me Jazzmyne represent the reality of our society.

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

MLT: Persistence, even when tears are shed. Realizing that there will be ups and downs, but the strength of your belief in your story carries you through. Knowing that what you have to offer is something that any woman can read and enjoy.

When you begin to write, you believe in yourself. When you publish your heart you begin to believe in your story.

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

MLT: I drafted my first expression of Naya Mona when I was in high school, referring to it as What Color is Jazzmyne. Twenty years later I finally stared at a finished version that I refer to now as Color Me Jazzmyne.

My process was more focused on creating a story that was a reflection of reality. This meant that I would re-read each paragraph and chapter before proceeding to write the next. If I didn’t believe it could be real—no one else would.

JP: What’s next for Marian L. Thomas?

MLT: I am currently working on my second novel which I hope to have released by the summer of 2010.

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30 thoughts on “5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Marian L. Thomas, author of Color Me Jazzmyne”

  1. Great interview! The subject matter is something we tend to shun, but great to know someone put it out there.

  2. I wish some one had done something apposed to laughing in my face when it happened to me. Maybe the fears that I have wouldn’t be so prominant in my life. Great interview. We all need to do more than hope it will go away on it’s own.

    1. Hi Qui
      Thank you for your comment although painful I’m sure it was to share. May your fears build in you strength and your stength help you to find a journey of peace.

      Marian

  3. Here is the list of people who are in the running for a FREE copy of Color Me Jazzmyne by Marian L. Thomas.

    1) Madison
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  4. I agree with Qui and Jennifer C., incest and rape happen more often than we think and instead of confronting the abuser, the abused are often blamed or not believed! This starts the downward spiral of low self esteem, promiscuity, as well as emotional issues. Hopefully this will open up peoples eyes and give victims the courage to tell someone, break a cycle that may have been on going, confront the person that has abused them or at least take the necessary steps towards healing. Can’t wait to read this.

  5. Here is the list of people who are in the running for a FREE copy of Color Me Jazzmyne by Marian L. Thomas.

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    2) Daniel Williams
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  6. This sounds like an inspiring and interesting read…Great interview !..Thanks again Joey !..Happy New Year and Good Luck Everyone !

  7. Here is the list of people who are in the running for a FREE copy of Color Me Jazzmyne by Marian L. Thomas.

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    2) Daniel Williams
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    1) Madison
    2) Daniel Williams
    3) Jennifer C.
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  9. Great interview as always Pink. I am glad to see more on this topic of abuse its a topic thats not talk about much. I am glad to see she didnt give up on her dream of publishing her novel. Twenty yrs thats a long time and she didnt change the title much thats impressive

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    1) Madison
    2) Daniel Williams
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  11. It’s a shame that incest still goes on today with all of the therapy and support groups that are available however I am glad that so many women are working through their pain by writing. It assists in relieving them of the baggage with enlightening others.

  12. Here is the list of people who are in the running for a FREE copy of Color Me Jazzmyne by Marian L. Thomas.

    1) Madison
    2) Daniel Williams
    3) Jennifer C.
    4) Qui
    5) Tanisha Barrett
    6) Asia
    7) Adrienna
    8) SiStar Tea
    9) Tonja Ayers
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    Leave a comment about your thoughts on the interview. One of the first ten people to comment will win a FREE copy of this book.

  13. Here is the list of people who are in the running for a FREE copy of Color Me Jazzmyne by Marian L. Thomas.

    1) Madison
    2) Daniel Williams
    3) Jennifer C.
    4) Qui
    5) Tanisha Barrett
    6) Asia
    7) Adrienna
    8) SiStar Tea
    9) Tonja Ayers
    10) KL Brady

    A winner will be chosen momentarily.

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