JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Pinky Dior, author of The Hustler’s Daughter
(DC Bookdiva Publications)
Mercedes Carter is the daughter of a well-known drug dealer Don Carter. Mercedes was born with a silver spoon in her mouth, already accustom to the lavish life: expensive house, nice clothes, and last, but not least, she had the perfect family.
Mercedes thinks her life is perfect being a hustler’s daughter. Unbeknownst to her, her parents’ past has come back to haunt them. Mercedes life is affected by their secret past, causing a whole lot of drama, murder and consequences -they all have to pay.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write “The Hustler’s Daughter”?
Pinky Dior: I had the title “The Hustler’s Daughter” in my head for years. I considered myself a hustler’s daughter. My brother and I were talking about what I can write that would be dope but different. I took it from there.
JP: What sets “The Hustler’s Daughter” apart from other books in the same genre?
PD: The readers will see that “The Hustler’s Daughter” is different from the average “hustler” story. This book doesn’t focus on the hustler, but his daughter. The readers will get to take a look into her life. This book alone will make you fall in love with main character and leave you anticipating more.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to “The Hustler’s Daughter” getting out to the public?
PD: Word of mouth and social media are the keys to my success.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish “The Hustler’s Daughter”?
PD: When writing “The Hustler’s Daughter”, I was very persistent and determined to have it completed. I wrote every day – all day. My hands were hurting badly. I had to force myself to stop.
It was three years ago when I completed “The Hustler’s Daughter”. I believe it took 2 or 3 months to finish it.
JP: What’s next for Pinky Dior?
PD: Only God knows what’s next. I can only imagine and dream. I hope that “The Hustler’s Daughter” gets turned into a movie.