Inside the Literary Mind of… LaMont Anthony Wright, author of “The Art of Saying No: the memoir of a naive poet”

Joey Pinkney Exclusive Author Interview
Inside the Literary Mind of…
LaMont Anthony Wright, author of The Art of Saying No: the memoir of a naive poet
(Sunshine Solutions Publishing)

Inside the Literary Mind of... LaMont Anthony Wright, author of "The Art of Saying No"

 

Joey Pinkney: In your coming-of-age autobiography The Art of Saying No: the memoir of a naive poet, you are very careful to tell the truth about your vulnerability as a child and how that vulnerability was replaced with a hardened mindset. Loving yourself means giving yourself room to be vulnerable, but it also means being hardened enough to protect your vulnerability from parasitic distractions. Why was writing about this balance, in the context of your own life, important? And how will your readers most benefit from this aspect of your memoir – the balance between being vulnerable and hardened?

LaMont Anthony Wright: First off, that’s a great question. I have a theory, LOL… I was very curious coming up – as most kids are. Maybe more so, because I am a so-called “creative”. Unfortunately, there weren’t many mentors around when I was coming up. My youth was in the 70’s and 80’s. So between the Vietnam War and Ronald Reagan’s “War on Drugs,” a lot of men who may have been leaders in the community were either dead or in jail.Continue reading

Inside the Literary Mind of D. Krauss, author of the Frank Vaughn Killed by His Mom trilogy

Joey Pinkney Exclusive Author Interview
Inside the Literary Mind of…
D. Krauss, author of the Frank Vaughn Killed by His Mom trilogy
Dusty Skull Publishing

Joey Pinkney: The world in which Frank Vaughn dies by the hands of his mother is jagged and dangerous. What pieces of fantasy and reality did you pull from to give us the world explored in Frank Vaughn Killed by his Mom and its sequel Southern Gothic?

D. Krauss: From 1958 – 1968, America was kid Disneyland…the somewhat disturbing Pinocchio/Snow White/Snow Queen Disneyland, but you pays your money, you takes your chances. The freedom we had…marvelous. We hit the back door a little after sunrise and only crossed it again after the third shout of “Supper’s ready! Get your butt home!” Then right back out the door, if it was summer, or homework and then television until bedtime, if it wasn’t.Continue reading

JoeyTweets BookBlast – “A Sense of Place” by Tony Thompson

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Title: “A Sense of Place”

Author: Tony Thompson

Genres: humanities, philosophy

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“Being sexually assaulted by my uncle at the age of eight, in what was then West Germany, was one of the significant issues in my life that deeply affected my sense of place and being. Spending the first fourteen years of my life in an orphanage was turbulent.” ~ Tony Thompson

A sense of place/belonging is what we all long and yearn for. Here is a story of one’s quest through philosophy, religion and psychology to find answers to life’s big questions. The author spent the first 14 years of his life in an orphanage. He then went home to live with his estranged mother and hostile stepfather in South London. From an early age to that quest of learning himself, where he is from and where he is going. Regardless of our upbringing, we all have those burning questions within us to know who are we.

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JoeyTweets BookBlast – “A Sense of Place” by Tony Thompson

(Get some serious exposure for your books.)

Title: “A Sense of Place”

Author: Tony Thompson

Genres: nonfiction, self-help, how to, memoir

Description: “Being sexually assaulted by my uncle at the age of eight, in what was then West Germany, was one of the significant issues in my life that deeply affected my sense of place and being. Spending the first fourteen years of my life in an orphanage was turbulent.” ~ Tony Thompson

A sense of place/belonging is what we all long and yearn for. Here is a story of one’s quest through philosophy, religion and psychology to find answers to life’s big questions. The author spent the first 14 years of his life in an orphanage. He then went home to live with his estranged mother and hostile stepfather in South London. From an early age to that quest of learning himself, where he is from and where he is going. Regardless of our upbringing, we all have those burning questions within us to know who are we.Continue reading