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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Tony Thompson, author of “A Sense of Place”

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Tony Thompson, author of A Sense of Place

A sense of place/belonging is what we all long and yearn for. Here is a story of my quest through philosophy, religion and psychology to find answers to life’s big questions.

I spent the first 14 years of my life in an orphanage. I went home to live with my estranged mother and hostile stepfather in South London.

From an early age to that quest of learning myself, where I am from and where I am going. Regardless of our upbringing, we all have those burning questions within us to know who are we.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write A Sense of Place?

TT: The inspiration to write A Sense of Place came from a deep, burning desire to find a sense of place, belonging, and purpose in my life. I started to write down my thoughts, feelings, and emotions about four years ago. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Tony Thompson, author of “A Sense of Place”

5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Rose Mary Stiffin, PhD, author of “Walk in Bethel”

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Rose Mary Stiffin, PhD, author of Walk in Bethel

Walk in Bethel is a historical family saga spanning five generations. This award-winning debut novel describes the gripping events and solemn secrets that bind three families to each other in the Deep South, 30 years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Walk in Bethel?

Rose Mary Stiffin, PhD: I am from Indianola, Mississippi, hometown of Blues legend B.B. King. Walk in Bethel is set in the Mississippi Delta in a real plantation town. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Rose Mary Stiffin, PhD, author of “Walk in Bethel”

5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Kiexiza Rodriquez, author of “Beautiful: Beautiful Mess Series”

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Kiexiza Rodriquez, author of Beautiful: Beautiful Mess Series
(Diamond Kut Publications)

The Beautiful Mess Series, is a 5 part series about the choices we make and the unforeseen consequences of those choices. The novel Beautiful introduces you to all five friends and gives you a brief look into their lifestyle. Meet Aquarian, Vito, Shireece, Sean and Tierra, childhood friends who all land in the same New England area after college and reconnect.

That’s where things begin to get sketchy. On the outside, they all seem to have their lives together, but secretly their desires are going to be their undoing. In this series you’ll follow each of them as they reach for the stars hoping not to get swallowed up by life. By the end of Beautiful, one of these friends will be clinging to life, and another friend will land in the one place they swore never to return – seeking solace…

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Beautiful: Beautiful Mess Series?

Kiexiza Rodriquez: Beautiful was actually supposed to be my autobiography. When I first started writing, it was to try to tell my life story, but that proved to be more difficult than I ever imagined. I wrote about my life using these characters instead. I didn’t plan on a series. When I finished Beautiful, people wanted to know more. So the series was born! Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Kiexiza Rodriquez, author of “Beautiful: Beautiful Mess Series”