JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With..
KR Bankston, editor of A Deadly Encounter
Dezi Gianni is a very much a man used to getting what he wants. Kayla DeWitt, the beautiful woman dining in the restaurant, where he and his partner are having lunch, is no exception.
Dezi finds himself in a constant battle of keeping the true depth of his criminal activities secret from Kayla, as he seeks to keep her happy and unequivocally his. When Dezi’s empire becomes under siege by the FBI, another man has set his sights on Kayla. Dezi has had enough.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write A Deadly Encounter?
KR Bankston: The inspiration for A Deadly Encounter actually came from my husband, who jokingly told me to go write a book. The idea was a culmination of both my imagination and real people and situations I’d encountered.
JP: If you could create a genre for A Deadly Encounter what would you call it? And why?
KR: I would classify A Deadly Encounter as Crime, Thriller and Suspense. I classify it as such because of the various elements of violence, mystery, intrigue and irony that run throughout the novel.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that lead to A Deadly Encounter getting out to the public?
KR: Honestly I would have to say that getting out and making acquaintances, networking and an intense grass roots effort to spread the word about this novel has really contributed greatly to the buzz currently being generated about it.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take for you to start and finish A Deadly Encounter?
KR: I can’t really say I have a by-the-book process. I can get an idea at any given time, and I’ll begin to process it in my mind. I’ll sit down and begin to put it on the screen allowing it to flow as it comes.
I seldom write down any of the novel, I’m not really a pad to paper type person. I prefer a keyboard because I can type far faster than I can write. From start to finish, A Deadly Encounter was an intense labor of love that took me roughly about 2 years to totally complete and release.
JP: What’s next for K.R. Bankston?
KR: Well, I’m still working to acquaint the world with the legend that is Dezi Gianni with A Deadly Encounter. I’ll be in Harlem this summer at the bookfair doing that as well.
I have also released the sequel, Sins of the Father, and I am currently working on the last book of the trilogy.
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