JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
V. Brown, author of “I Am Her, The Mistress”
(G Street Chronicles)
“I Am Her, The Mistress” is about a chick named Tyquasia “Ty” Roberts who is a good girl turned mistress. She was born and raised in Miami, Florida. Ty finds out some secrets about her boyfriend Benzino when he gets locked up. She packs her stuff along with a large sum of his money and heads to Atlanta to start a new life.
In Atlanta, she runs into one of the hottest club promoters/party host Down South, Nasir Cruz. They are instantly attracted to each other. The only issue is that he’s married to Lorraine Cruz a high fashion model.
“I Am Her, The Mistress” is filled with love, lust, lies, deceit, and murder. Friends become foes, and the people that you think are one way are totally different.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write “I Am Her, The Mistress”?
V. Brown: I initially got the inspiration to write “I Am Her, The Mistress” from an experience that I had a couple years ago. Although the person I had this experience with wasn’t married, they had been with their significant other for quite sometime. This individual was also a club promoter/party host.
The rest of my inspiration came from other experiences that my friend had. The story took on a life of it’s own. I just added little touches of my experiences.
JP: What sets “I Am Her, The Mistress” apart from other books in the same genre?
V.B: What sets “I Am Her, The Mistress” apart from other books in the urban fiction genre is that I thought outside of the box; the way that I told the story is different. I didn’t just stick to the norm. I did my own thing. I have officially dubbed “I Am Her, The Mistress” an urban fiction Classic. From what I hear, the readers agree.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to “I Am Her, The Mistress” getting out to the public?
V.B: As an author, I push to go above and beyond what anyone else is doing. Whether it’s tweeting a different kind of way, making a eye popping poster that includes the cover of my book with a little about the book, having customized marketing tools such as pens, keychains etc. or if it’s just getting out into the streets face-to-face with readers. I do it all.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish “I Am Her, The Mistress”?
V.B: My writing process is really weird. I can’t just type a book and that be it. Starting with a blank computer screen doesn’t get my creative juices flowing. I have to feel the pen and paper in my hand. I do it the old-fashioned way and then type the story up which makes my writing process longer. It took me about 3 to 4 months to write “I Am Her, The Mistress”.
JP: What’s next for V. Brown?
V.B: I’m working on a lot of projects. One of the biggest projects is a Coast-to-Coast book tour that will last for the month of July called the Back To Basics Book Tour. It will be me and another G Street Chronicles author Blaque.
We’re hitting all the major states in the East: New Orleans, Essence Music Festival, Atlanta, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, DC, Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York (Harlem Book Fair). Then we will head to the West coast where we will be in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
I am also working on an erotica anthology with 2 other G Street Chronicles authors Blaque and Cachet titled “Different Strokes for Different Folks”. I have a short story in the works titled “From Sugar to Shit”. I’m definitely over here working!
“Thank you to everyone who has supported and motivated me this far. I want you all to know that this is just the beginning. A big shout out to the company that made it all happen for me G Street Chronicles and the people running the company CEO George Sherman Hudson and COO Shawna A. I won’t stop, and I won’t quit until we’re where we want to be.” ~ V. Brown