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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Derek Jordan, author of A Small World

JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Derek Jordan, author of A Small World
(Brass City Publishing)


In Waterbury, Connecticut, twenty-seven-year-old Claude Porter is released after serving a ten-year prison sentence. He steps back into society with the intention of living a legal life. Jerome “Rocks” Watt’s attempts to lure him back into his former criminal lifestyle.

After becoming gainfully employed, Claude gets fired for falsifying his information on the job application. Growing tired of penning applications in a gridlocked system not designed for ex-convicts, he embarks on a mission, alongside Rocks, to capture the American Dream by any means necessary.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write A Small World?

Derek Jordan: I got the inspiration to write A Small World from writing poetry, reading books of many genres and trying my own hand at it. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Derek Jordan, author of A Small World

2008 Motown Literary Meet and Greet for Readers and Writers

Literary Meet and Greet for Readers & Writers


82 West Warren
Detroit,  MI 48202

SEPTEMBER 13, 2008
10:30am – 1:30pm

In a literary community that needs a pick up, join readers and writers in an wonderful celebration of the written word.

Motown Writers Network hosts the 2008 Motown Literary Meet and Greet, where readers can find out the latest books that are out, check out other Michigan authors and book swap or donate books. Writers can come to network and learn about the business with other professionals.

Find out the latest events and organizations that are working to create a stronger literary community for Michigan. Supporting events such as this benefits and encourages everyone.

Light refreshments will be served.

Guest Authors will include:

  • Paula Tutman, suspense author & WDIV Anchor
  • Poet, Men-Tal, author of Silent Screams
  • Greg O. Jones, urban contemporary author, Destiny Interrupted
  • Kimberly Brooks, Christian Fiction author of He’s saved…But Is He For Real? & The Little Black Survival Book for Single Saints
  • Jessica Care Moore, Poet and Publisher
  • Monica Marie Jones, Young Adult & Urban Contemporary Author of The Ups and Downs of Being Round & newly released, Floss.
  • Sylvia Hubbard, Suspense Romance Author of  Secrets, Lies & Family Ties
  • John Jeffries, author of Stone+Fist+Brick+Bone

Invited literary community guests:

  • Margaret Williamson, President of Pro-Literacy of Detroit
  • Heather Buchanan, founder of Aquarius Press
  • Tracey Frazier, Coordinator of Steps in Faith Writing Challenge
  • Andrea McCatskill, coordinator of the Southeastern Bookclub Mix and Mingle

If you write or read – COME!

If you’ve published or getting published – COME!

If you know a friend who’s a reading fanatic or a writer, bring them and you COME!

If you don’t like to read or write, still COME!

This event is sponsored by

If you would like to sponsor this event or provide media coverage, please contact us at: motownwriters@yahoo.com