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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Briana Scott and Carl H. Thompson, author of Jasmine Absolute
Jasmine Griffin believes she has it all: a loving and supportive group of friends, a blossoming career at one of Atlanta’s most prestigious ad agencies and a passionate relationship with her boyfriend of nine years, Kahlil. She is hopeful that she might finally have a shot at realizing her dream: to open a community center to honor her slain younger brother.
Everything is looking up for her. Until… An uncle whom Jasmine barely remembers moves in after a near-fatal heart attack. Plus, a stunning betrayal costs her her job. In desperation, she falls prey to the one thing that everyone thought her mother’s death would have taught her to avoid forever: a drug addiction – in this case, meth.
As she slips farther into the abyss, she realizes that fighting her way back will be a lot harder than she ever thought possible. What results is a thought-provoking, sometimes-funny, sometimes-tragic journey to Hell and back, examining issues of pride, economic hardship, drugs, violence, inner turmoil, love, loyalty, and most of all, what it means—and takes—to find one’s true self.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Jasmine Absolute?
Briana Scott and Carl H. Thompson: When we first met four years ago and started talking about writing. We bonded over the idea of how one Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Briana Scott and Carl H. Thompson, author of Jasmine Absolute