1. What motivated you to write your book, to force you from taking an idea or experience and turning it into this book? I wrote my novel because I realized that I was still dealing with internal pain. I realized that I wasn't over the abuse that I went through and I needed an outlet to help dealing through personal trauma and so a book was born.
2. What is it about and who is it for? It's about how abuse can destroy a person. The cycle of abuse can be a vicious one to get out of so I hope the book will help others. The book was written for my family to let them know that I forgive them even after all this time and after everything they put me through because I’ve moved past it.
3. What takeaways might the reader will be left with after reading it? That we all make mistakes and sometimes the people who have done wrong, want to make it right. We are all human and we all deserve a second chance whether it is with relationships or life situations.
4. How did you decide on your book’s title and cover design? I decided on the cover of "It's Not A Game " because later in life, I realized that my big brother never played games whenever it was dealing with me. "Dead Man Standing " because I wanted to reflect the serious issues that surround a man of color being accused of killing a police officer.
5. What advice or words of wisdom do you have for fellow writers? Write from your heart. Be genuine and don't be afraid to open up to your readers. If you have ideas, write them down and keep building on them and you will create your own story.
6. What trends in the book world do you see -- and where do you think the book publishing industry is heading? People are getting more personal, wanting to share their stories and their personal messages in their writing. No one wants fiction but rather facts and truth.
7. What challenges did you overcome to write this book? I didn't realize that I was dealing with depression. I cried through most "It's Not a Game ". "Dead Man Standing " was slightly different but it helped me get through a lot that I was dealing with at the time.
8. How would you describe your writing style? I consider myself to be a roller coaster, story teller. I like to draw my audience in and take them on a roller coaster ride.
9. If people can buy or read one book this week or month, why should it be yours? I believe that they would love it because my novels allow you to feel the joy, the pain and the passion. My stories allow people to escape their problems and enjoy a roller coaster ride in a world of drama, passion and suspense. Based on a true story!
About The Author: Voll Greene was a child
born into a family that didn't like him for dark skin. He was constantly beaten
as a child, however, he refused to allow hatred to overtake his
spirit. As a result, he began to write about the traumas that he's dealt
with and witnessed. He decided to use his twisted tells to shed light on
the abuse that people have to deal with. For more information,
please see: Twitter: @thatauthor99; Linked in: @vollgreene; Instagram:
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