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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… J-Real, author of Draw

JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
J-Real, author of Draw
(Real Ink Publishing)

Terrell, AKA Pharaoh, a well known drug lord who runs the streets of Yonkers, NY, is facing problems everywhere he turns. With people out to kill him and the police hot on his tracks, Pharaoh’s empire is soon to crumble. After reportedly being dead, he leaves behind his protégé and younger brother, Serious, who tries to cope with the mysterious death of his brother, holding down the family and the temptation of the streets.

Strapped with anger and greed, young Serious is ready to lay law to all who opposes his movement and seek revenge on those who were linked to his brother’s death. With his child hood sweetheart,Laura, a well-educated diva, assisting his campaign, Serious quickly builds his own empire while taking no shorts.

With all the power and respect in the palm of his hands, Serious quickly learns that his life in the fast lane comes with consequences he never expected. The harsh reality of the streets and the cardinal rule of “draw first ask questions last” meets Serious head on.

Draw is a book about how crime-led life can start from the infection of one individual and ripple through a family to a community and through a city take a journey into this cinematic street epic.

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

J-Real: I got my inspiration to write the novel Draw from doing a lot of reading of Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… J-Real, author of Draw