JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Vogue, author of Diamonds Are Forever
(Passionate Writer Publishing)
The Diamond Collection continues. Eight months pregnant, Carmen Davenport is unsure of what is waiting for her outside of the Metropolitan Correctional Facility. For six grueling months, she sat in a cold cell with only the thought of her unborn son, Jayceon King Santiago, keeping her sane. Diamonds Are Forever is a reunion with familiar characters and another look into the dramatic lives of Brookstone’s finest. It is the second of ten books that comprise “The Diamond Collection.”
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write Diamonds Are Forever?
Vogue: Since Diamonds in the Rough contained a cliffhanger ending, it was imperative that the novel would have a follow-up. However, the inspiration to write Diamonds are Forever came from wanting to show the main character’s growth in terms of her personal life and career.
JP: What can we expect from Diamonds Are Forever that we didn’t see with Diamonds in the Rough?
Vogue: In Diamonds are Forever, readers can expect to see a different side of the main character, Carmen. In this book, she is no longer a college student trying to save a fledgling clothing store. She is now a fashion mogul who is balancing work and motherhood, all while dealing with her tumultuous past.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that lead to Diamonds Are Forever getting out to the public?
Vogue: The main key to my success has to be faith. You have to believe in your product first before someone else will. Even if the size of your faith is only a mustard seed, it will make a world of a difference in how people view your work.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take for you to start and finish Diamonds Are Forever?
Vogue: Currently, I only write when I am inspired. This allows me to be more productive than if I was trying to be creative while experiencing writer’s block. In terms of Diamonds are Forever, I began writing this book immediately after finishing Diamonds in the Rough. During this time, I didn’t experience any cases of writer’s block so the novel only took approximately nine to ten months to write.
JP: What’s next for Vogue?
Vogue: As of right now, I am revisiting my third novel, The Ace of Diamonds, which is Part III of the series. My plan is to have it complete before the end of the year.