JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Gia Parker, editor of 16 Years to Life
(Quil & Tongue Publishing)
Young and innocent, Jaydah was born into a single family home to a mother living paycheck to paycheck. Though less fortunate, love conquered all. Then her mother met Reggie, a well-known drug dealer with a reputation for his rough handling of women, quick money became the name of the game.
Although wealth had fallen into her lap, young Jaydah was now forced into the world of drugs and prostitution. Just when life begins to settle, the justice system seizes her mother in an event that will change Jaydah’s life and the life of her families forever.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write 16 Years to Life?
Gia Parker: I was sent to Iraq in 2006. While there, I begin to think about my own life. When I returned to the states, I sat down and began to type. My mother was Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Gia Parker, author of 16 Years to Life