Interview with Kareem Abdul Rahman

Describe your desk
An organized mess!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Philadelphia.......The majority of my books include something about the city.
When did you first start writing?
Spring 2013'
What's the story behind your latest book?
"Straight Scandalous" coming November 28th 2014! You will have to read it to find out :)
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I like to do things at my own pace. (release my books when I want, write my books when I want) No pressure or timeline......you gotta love it!
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It gave me the opportunity to have my work published on multiple outlets, and possibly be read by more readers.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It gives me the opportunity to get all of these thoughts and stories out of my cluttered brain.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything......I wouldn't say I have fans, but there are people who enjoy my stories and that makes me want to write more.....I appreciate Ya!
What are you working on next?
Part 2 of "THE PHILLY COMMISSION" It should be finished in the 1st quarter of 2015.
Who are your favorite authors?
Donald Goines, Iceberg Slim, James Patterson, Stephen King. I love all genre of books.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The promise of what a new day may bring!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Thinking about writing!
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Randomly..... I'll read any and everything.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first book I ever completed was "Thats How The Game Goes" I wrote the book in 7 days in the spring of 2013.
What is your writing process?
Don't really have one. It varies from book to book.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
One of the first books I remember reading was George Orwells "1984" ....I read the book before the internet was even a thought to most people. It was one of the scariest books I'd ever read at the time. The thought that someone would have the ability to monitor everything you did was a scary thing. Ironically that's the exact reality that we live in and are cool with today. Crazy how art imitates life....ain't it?
How do you approach cover design?
I'm not really a big cover person, but I do like the cover to have something to do with the book.
Published 2014-11-26.
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