JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Dutch, author of Dynasty
(DC Bookdiva Publications)
National Bestselling Author Dutch debut Dynasty is the first urban soap opera! The Bells and the Simmons are family. The Bells, a crime family in New York, have the cocaine market on lock. The Simmons, hailing from the South, reign supreme in heroin.
Talks of joining forces are suddenly stalled when family patriarch Guy Simmons is gunned down. Suspicions fly. Jealousy breeds. The body count rises.
Guy Simmons has created a legacy he wants to pass on to his two sons, Kevin and Tyquan. However, his womanizing ways have spilled over and jeopardizes all he’s worked for. The mothers of his sons hate each other.
Like mother, like son. Guy’ s shooting has ignited a new brotherly beef; a beef that could have deadly repercussions, especially when you have a family where the enemy may lie within.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write Dynasty?
Dutch: My inspiration for Dynasty came from an idea that sparked me: I wanted to create a gangsta soap opera. I wanted it to be something that is a little different from what has already been put out in the Urban Lit genre.
JP: The response to your series has been great, but how anxious have you been to give your readers another installment?
Dutch: I can’t wait until Part 2 drops. I have received so much mail from readers asking me about Dynasty 2 and the ? (Q) book . It is so exciting when readers reach out and give feedback about your work. I really appreciate my readers.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that lead to Dynasty getting out to the public?
Dutch: When I completed Dynasty, I actually shopped it to several publishers. As a seasoned author, I had my choice of who I wanted to work with. I chose DC Bookdiva for several reasons: I admired the company’s professionalism, drive, and commitment. I also admired the willingness of my publisher to allow me and Dutch’s Angels to have creative input. We work well as a team.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take for you to start and finish Dynasty?
Dutch: When I write, I live the story. I’m telling it to myself at the same time. I become each character, and I focus on thinking like them. It took me 33 days to complete Dynasty.
JP: What’s next for Kwame Teague aka Dutch?
Dutch: My freedom. I am fighting for it each and everyday. I pray everyday that justice will be served, and I ask all who are interested in assisting me to please join my Free Kwame Teague fan page on Facebook.
Hailing from Newark, New Jersey, Kwame Teague is the award-winning, critically-acclaimed and Essence #1 bestselling author of the street classic Dutch trilogy. His other novels include The Adventures of Ghetto Sam, The Glory of My Demise under the name Kwame Teague and also Thug Politics under the pseudonym Dutch. With a passion for writing, Kwame is hard at work on his next novel.
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