Interview with Kenneth Thomas

Who are your favorite authors?
Mario Puzo and Donald Goines
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Knowing that I have to change the cycle of poverty that's been breaking the back of my family for generations. Either I change it, or pass it on to my kids.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend my time promoting when I'm not writing. I'd like to say I had time to do other things, but until I reach my goal for these projects I just don't have much time for anything else.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Mostly when A title catches my eye.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, but I wont talk about because maybe I'll publish it someday lol..
What is your writing process?
I did in, it's hard stop for me. I have to push through because I get caught up in my own story. If I try to take a long periods off, I can't sleep. It seems my ideas play like movie clips in my dreams.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I read Black Girl Lost by Donald Goines when I was young. After reading I felt like I was alone in the world.
How do you approach cover design?
Covers are like eyes, its the first thing a person see and that will give them the first clue whether you're good or bad. I like my covers to trap the imagination.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I love Drama, because when your reader feels pain or fear the story is alive. The characters start to see through their eyes, breath through their lungs, cry with their tears and feel with their touch. The reader starts to evolve into the character, they love who you love and hate who you hate. It's almost like your readers become closer than your own family, because they're living in your mind.
What do you read for pleasure?
Actually I'm a news freak. I read newspapers and anything news worthy.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Ipad
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Well, tweeting is very useful.
Describe your desk
Small and and very neat, I hate clutter.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I spent a lot of my childhood in North Carolina. I loved country life and I appreciated it a whole lot more when I moved to the city lol..
When did you first start writing?
I started writing music at 12 and decided to try writing a novel at 25 but published my first book a year ago. i more of screenplay writer, I write my novel with the intention of them becoming films. I guess that's why my work is so easy to visualize.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is Hip Hop Murdered Me. I was inspired by all the rumors that go through the music industry, about why the bar is so low for artist these days. I desiced to turn rumors into a story.
Published 2017-12-04.
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Books by This Author

Deprogram X "10 Reasons Why Young Marriages End in Divorce"
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,170. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dating
This book is for those who wonder if relationships are really able to survive modern day obstacles. The challenges we face grow everyday with media, environment and even family and friends could bring challenges to your relationship.
Hip Hop Murdered Me "The Luvella LeRoux Story"
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 41,300. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
The music industry has swallowed up a lot of lives. Now two Detectives are assigned a missing persons case that will bring some of the most powerful people in the entertainment industry to their knees.
Shade Tree Mafia "The Last Real Saga"
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 44,350. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A novel that proves love will triumph over racism every time! When a women adopts the African-american child of her deceased maid and best-friend, all hell will break loose. Especially when her husband dies and her adopted son is chosen to take his place to lead the Dixie Mafia!