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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Anjuelle Floyd, author of The House

JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Anjuelle Floyd, author of The House
(Neptune Publications)

On receiving the very thing she wants—a divorce and the power to sell their house—over which they have fought the past year—Anna Manning learns that Edward, her soon-to-be ex-husband is dying from cancer.

A faithful wife for three decades, and stay-at-home mother of four children, Anna endured Edward’s constant absence due to travel for his international real estate firm and numerous extra-marital affairs. With their children now adults, Edward has less than six months, possibly three, to live.

Anna takes him home to die in the house she has fought so vigorously to sell. But letting go of someone who has caused so much pain in your life doesn’t come easily. Edward has changed. There are Anna and Edward’s four children, three of whom who are married and struggling to endow their families with meaning and purpose.

News of Edward’s terminal illness provokes her to understand the present, rooted in a wellspring of the past and pouring into a future without him. The House shows what happens when one adopts the belief that: All hold regret and are seeking forgiveness. Our salvation rests in the hands of others—most particularly the ones we love, and who have treated us wrongly.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write The House?

Anjuelle Floyd: Interestingly, I wrote The House while taking a class entitled Story Basics. Having earned my MFA in Creative Writing, I was scheduled to teach the class Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Anjuelle Floyd, author of The House

Joey Pinkney on Ajuelle Floyd’s blogtalkradio show Book Talk, Creativity and Family Matter with Alvin Romer on 04-18-09

Peace in the Storm Publishing is gearing up to release an anthology entitled The Soul of a Man. I am a contributor with a short story entitled “Like Father, Like Son”. (Released Father’s Day 2009)

I was a guest on Ajuelle Floyd’s blogtalkradio show, Book Talk, Creativity and Family Matter. Alvin Romer, a fellow contributor, was also on the show with Ms. Floyd and I.

On the show, we discussed:

  • the state of African-Americans in America
  • how African-American men and women compare/contrast ourselves from Eurocentric men and women
  • the pervasive state of narcicism in American culture
  • the culture of family in African-American communities and how that differs from other societies
  • and much, much more…

Oh yeah, we talked about our contributions to the anthology and how The Soul of a Man plays a larger role in the power of African-American men in American Literature.

Listen to the whirlwind discussion between Ms. Floyd, Mr. Romer and I.


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