Divine G

Biography

John "Divine G" Whitfield is the founder/owner of Divine G Entertainment. He is the author of numerous published urban action adventure novels, including Enigma of Love, Money Grip, Baby Doll & Money Grip 2. He is also the winner of several PEN American Center awards and the 2008 Tacenda Literary award for best play.
Divine G recently produced, directed and starred in his debut short film consisting of a scene from his novel, Enigma of Love, which is currently being entered into various film festivals internationally. The film's trailer can be reviewed at http://www.imdb.com/video/demo_reel/vi69708057/
Divine G is currently hosting his own Internet Radio Show (The Divine G Show) http://www.spreaker.com/show/the_divine_g_show and worked as a Carpenter on Lil Wayne's 2013 AMW Tour.

Smashwords Interview

Of your four published novels which one did you enjoy writing the most?
That's hard to say because I enjoyed writing all of my novels, including the dozen other novels that will soon be published. But to answer your question, I would have to say it was Baby Doll out of Enigma of Love and the Money Grip saga. The reason I enjoyed writing Baby Doll the most is because the story evolved around the issue of people help people under very unusual circumstances. The whole element of giving back to a community by empowering its young folks is an issue that has always resonated with me. I also enjoyed writing Baby Doll because it is the type of story that could have a positive impact on the people who read it because it mimics real life scenarios when people are faced with critical life changing ordeals. Baby Doll is also story that illustrates some of my life's struggles and I merely used Breana "Baby Doll" Winbush, Big Daddy Blue, and Sweet Charlie as is vehicles to display some of those inspirational events I encountered over the years.
What inspired you to become a writer?
There was a number of things that inspired me to become a writer, but the greatest influence was the fact that I have always been an entertainer and writing seemed to be right in-line with that overall aspiration. I have always found joy in my ability to make people happy by sharing my talents with them. For example, when I used to dance with a group called Realism, I felt alive whenever I saw my audience smiling and clapping and cheering. When I was a DJ and the people danced to the music I played, it showed me that I could affect people in a positive way. When I decided to stop talking about becoming a writer and started writing, I saw it was no different from my other entertainment endeavors. The only difference was that writing allowed for greater thought-provoking moments and gave me the power to directly point out issues that I believed needed to be looked at seriously. This is no to say that I like to preach to my audience in my stories, but I will say I have no problem trying to get people to look at and address social ills by presenting them in a dramatized manner.
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Books

TGONG - What Happens When Enough is Enough?
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 108,220. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Urban
TGONG is an urban action adventure novel that answers the what if question: Image if there was a group in New York City in the 1980s roaming the streets of the Big Apple during the height of the crack epidemic and shutting down drugs houses and other illicit establishments?
The Canarsie Connection
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,300. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Shamara Fox witnessed the brutal murder of her mom and dad. The gunman, Tommy Bossett, escapes prosecution. Her life turns into a living hell; she realizes Tommy is the cause. With the help of two friends, the trio infiltrates Tommy’s Crime Organization posing as contract killers. Once inside, the plan is to kill Tommy, but Shamara is hurled into a life and death journey that alters her soul.
No Other Love
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,830. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
No other love was the terms of Dinasia Whitman and Tislam Parker’s vow made upon falling in love. But Shateek Davis also loved Dinasia and would do anything to get rid of Tislam, even sending him to prison for a murder he did not commit. After Dinasia discovers the truth, she goes on a mission to free Tislam. When the gun man finds out what she is doing, the No Other Love vow is put to the test.
Baby Doll
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 136,080. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Breana "Baby Doll" Winbush grew up in the fast streets of Brownsville, Brooklyn. She is beautiful, a fighter by nature, and her dream is to become rich. During an after-school fight with jealous high school foes, Baby Doll's life takes a turn when she meets Big Daddy Blue, a reformed gangster who turned his ill-gotten gains into legitimate business enterprises.
Money Grip 2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,680. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
The Money Grip saga continues! In sequel, Rasheen Smith fights his way out of a bullet wound induced coma, back from the dark edges of death, into the world of the living. Awakened with a new found realization, Rasheen wants to get out of the game, but his violent, gun blazing, fast money making past won't allow it. Rasheen must choose a path, and the route he selects, will determine whether he
Money Grip
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 108,380. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Rasheen Smith praised money as if it was his supreme being; he epitomized the madness that money can make most people embrace when he chose the way of the gun to make a living. But, Killer Kato, a far more ruthless force, was watching and had plans for this young urban cowboy that takes him on a journey of revenge, betrayal, get rich over night attempts, and plenty of shattered dreams.
Enigma of Love
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,490. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Enigma of Love is a Hip Hop action adventure love story that presents the side of Hip Hop that is all about caring, helping others and fighting against evil forces. This story confirms the adage that says love is one of the World's greatest enigmas.

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