JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Queen B.G., author of Dealt the Wrong Hand
(G Street Chronicles)
Dealt the Wrong Hand is a story of a young girl that grew up in a sheltered home but was forced into the streets to fiend for herself and her siblings.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Dealt the Wrong Hand?
Queen B.G.: My inspiration came from witnessing hardships of people around me and wanting to be a voice for the people in those situations.
JP: What sets Dealt the Wrong Hand apart from other books in the same genre?
QBG: What sets my book apart from other books is that it’s not your everyday East Coast tale. My book takes you into the life of gang members on the West Coast and shows the raw and uncut version of how easily our youth is effected by it.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to Dealt the Wrong Hand getting out to the public?
QBG: My keys to success are determination, patience, consistency and discipline.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish Dealt the Wrong Hand?
QBG: My process for writing is to first outline the story, then build my characters, create my story, then finally write the synopsis. This trilogy started as one story and took me no time to get started but forever to finish. It took a total of six years to complete this project.
JP: What’s next for Queen B.G.?
QBG: The second part to Dealt the Wrong Hand is almost complete. I’m the President of Cali Connect, a conglomerate of authors on the West Coast promoting urban literature. I’m in the process of launching a non-profit organization geared toward helping underprivileged kids.
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