JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Mr. Mean Mug, author of Tattoo Tears: A Gangsta’s Cry
Tattoo Tears: A Gangsta’s Cry is about a gangsta trying to cry out to God the best way he really knows how. He comes across altercations time and time again that will test his faith and show him where he stands.
You will be able to see how the devil uses people, just as you will see how the Bigg Homie (God) uses people also. The big question is how and will God hear this gangsta’s cry.
Jim-Bo, Bo-Dean, Tasha and Tamika are soul searching through their tears. Will they be connected? We shall see? Mug-U-Mental, mugging yo mind one book at a time.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Tattoo Tears: A Gangsta’s Cry?
Mr. Mean Mug: I denounced God, trying to make myself the author and finisher of my faith. In doing so, I was involved in a drug deal gone bad and got shot by the police immediately after denouncing God.
In prison, God showed me that we all have a purpose. But it’s our own free will if we fulfill or spill it. A voice was born through my pen when the life of my childhood friend was taken. Through it all, Dean Kane was all the inspiration I needed.
JP: What sets Tattoo Tears: A Gangsta’s Cry apart from other books in the same genre?
MM: The plan is to have a message from God in every novel I pen. Tattoo Tears has a power full message that sets itself apart from other novels in it’s genre.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to Tattoo Tears: A Gangsta’s Cry getting out to the public?
MM: As an author you must know that penning your book is half the battle, selling it is the other. A) You have to campaign. B) Stay in their face with your novel. (Magazines, TV and radio stations) C) Speak what you know. (Motivational speaking)
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish Tattoo Tears: A Gangsta’s Cry?
MM: As an author, we should know to write daily. It took me only three weeks to pen Tattoo Tears. I would write two to four chapters a day, faithfully. I had help though, I was on lockdown in prision.
JP: What’s next for Mr. Mean Mug?
MM: We all know that I’m a starving author. So, I have no choice but to keep pushing pen. The novel also comes packaged with the album Eat Greedy Girl Vol. 1 hosted by Dallas’ own Big Chief. Coming soon! I’m started the chapters for the next book on October 1st, so we will see if the free world has hindered my penmanship.
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