JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Sierra Kay, author of From Behind The Curtain
(The Vega Group)
Kay’s “From Behind The Curtain” is a clever suspense fiction. The reader will encounter the story of Dee, who spent most of her life on welfare, watching her often-absent father struggle with addiction and lately, watching her mother’s battle with cancer.
Dee had paid her dues. When her Auntie M brought her to live in Atlanta, things were supposed to get better. In Atlanta, Dee had new clothes, a full fridge, and her own bedroom.
However, she soon realized there were other issues. The most important was the apparent overdose of Pastor Clifton, her aunt’s best friend and secret love. Pastor Clifton was trying to clean up the neighborhood. So how did he end up slumped over his desk—dead? And why, in a church full of gossips, was no one saying a word?
In Dee’s world, that level of power wasn’t unheard of. But here, it was difficult to distinguish the players and, more importantly, who was managing them from behind the curtain.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write “From Behind The Curtain”?
Sierra Kay: It actually started with a conversation with some friends. We were going to write a play. I’ve never written a play before, but I did write a novel. So I wrote two first chapters. Each one with the same characters, but taking the book in a different direction. It was supposed to be the basis for the play, but the novel kept writing itself. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Sierra Kay, author of From Behind The Curtain