DJ Gatsby Book Club Interviews: Terrance “Frazier Boy” Frazier Author Of “The Devil’s Dust”

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  1. Where are you from?

I’m from the show-me state. St. Louis Missouri to be exact.

2. Tell us your latest news?

The latest news is that I’m very excited about an up coming book release. The Devil’s Dust. It’s nothing like what the avid readers are use to reading.

 

  1. When and why did you begin writing?

I began writing back in 2004. I can seriously say that I caught the bug. Lol

 

  1. When did you first consider yourself a writer?

It would have to be after I completed my third novel entitled Chasing a Nut. It’s nothing like the gritty hood tales I love to write. Don’t worry, Chasing A Nut is also coming soon.

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  1. What inspired you to write your first book?

Reading books about the life I was once living inspired me to write my first novel. I think it was B-More Careful. Shout out to Shannon Holmes. It was like I was reading parts of my life.

  1. Do you have a specific writing style?

No I don’t. I just come up with the storyline and the rest is history. The book basically writes itself.

 

  1. How did you come up with the title?

I came up with the title because I strongly believe that heroin is the devil’s dust. I’ve met some heroin dealers and addicts who are monsters! Devil’s in the flesh.

 

  1. Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

actually I do. For a hot minute heroin has been plaguing my community. It’s like the new epidemic. I just wanted to show its affect and how strong of a hold it has on my city right now.

  1. How much of the book is realistic?

 It’s all fiction. The story shows you how most people who are living that street life don’t communicate. They form an opinion and run with it.

  1. If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

I would have to say Author Al Sadiqq Banks. He’s my favorite author. With his work there’s a thin line between reality and fiction. Also Eyone Williams. Those two guys are dope writers. Don’t get me wrong it’s a lot of dope writers out there. I just favor their style more.

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  1. What book are you reading now?

The Devil’s Dust.

  1. Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

Yeah my business partner Alonzo L. Strange. He has that Tit 4 Tat series out on Amazon. It’s like that! Support the big homie and you guys will see what Thin Line Publishing is bringing to the table. Also Silk White. Dude has a vicious grind plus he’s a great writer.

  1. What are your current projects?

Okay, I got The Devil’s Dust coming June 26. Then I’m gonna drop YBD (Young, Black & Dangerous) a three book series.

 16. Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members
The readers.
My fans. My team. Thanks a million. Oh, and the haters too.
 17. Do you see writing as a career?
Although it is a career for me, I don’t see it in that light. I see it as more of a therapy. An artistic way of expressing myself and the things I’ve been through in life. Both ups and downs.
 

  1. If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

The thing about that is I have this mindset that when I complete a project it’s written and ends exactly how it was destine to. Those were my thoughts at that time, you know, what I was feeling, so I like to keep it that way. If authors were to continuously change their story over and over we’d never finish a project. Lol

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  1. Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

Yes I do. It originated back in grade school when I was writing rhymes. I was the type of rapper that told stories in my rhymes.

  1. Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

I always challenge myself when I write. Also in every book I write there is a dream sequence, where the reader will think an event is happening but it’s actually a dream. Now I’m gonna have the readers trying to figure out what’s real and what’s a dream.

 

  1. Who is your favorite author ?

Besides me my favorite author is Al Sadiqq Banks.

  1. Do you travel much promoting your book(s)?

I love to travel, meet the readers and promote my projects.

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  1. Who designed the covers?

Amb Branding designs my covers. I love the way she puts her heart and soul into her work. Shout out to Amb Aija Monique.

 

  1. What was the hardest part of writing your book?

Honestly, I can’t say that anything was hard about writing it. Once I came up with the storyline it actually flowed easily.

  1. Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?

I always learn while writing. In this particular one I learned to manipulate my emotions more with the characters.

 

  1. Do you have any advice for other writers?

Yes I do. Stay focused and dedicated. In the end it pays off.

  1. Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

Yes. Thank you for the love and support. Please continue to support Thin Line Publishing where there’s a thin line between reality and fiction.

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DJ Gatsby Book Club Authors Spotlight: Miss Radiance “Gangsta Lovin” Volumes 1 & 2

radianceMiss Radiance was born on May 31, 1982 in Wilson North Carolina. She grew up in the small town Stantonsburg, North Carolina. She was raised by her grandmother, Josephine Jacob Johnson. Because of her shyness, the things that she wanted to express but could not say seemed to come out easier on paper. And when she was eleven years old her grandmother bought her a diary as a Christmas gift. Which Miss Radiance soon realized that not only was writing fun, it was also therapeutic, and there was power in putting a pen to paper. Miss Radiance immediately fell in love with the passion of being able to creatively express herself. Her writing started out simple with diary entries and poetry. When she got to high school and became involved in relationships, drama, sex, all the trials teenagers go through, she began recording these events in the form of short stories, pulling inspiration from friends and classmates, along with her own personal experiences which brought her stories to life.

gangsta luvin 2After the passing of her grandmother on December 3, 1999, Miss Radiance started writing more and more, sometimes all day, writing was her outlet from the pain she constantly felt as she tried to adjust to life without her grandmother. Shortly after the passing of her grandmother she moved to Washington, DC with her mother. That was a new experience for Miss Radiance, coming from the small town she was raised in, she’d never seen the city life outside of the violence shown on TV. This new transition introduced her to things she never would’ve imagined happening in real life. Not long after being there she met and fell in love with a guy who was into everything she’d always tried to stay away from. Her relationship with him, his lifestyle, and her transition from country girl to city girl is what inspired her first novel Gangsta Lovin’ Volume One: An Epic Love Story.

Miss Radiance started out as a self-published author pushing her work with the help of amazon.com, Createspace, and Kindle Direct Publishing. She did this for two years until finally G Street Chronicles, CEO and owner George Sherman Hudson signed her to deal that would put her writing career on a whole other path, a call that would change her life. She has just released her second book Gangsta Lovin’ II and is also working on other books and ideas as well.

gangsta luvin 1If Miss Radiance could choose one thing to do for the rest of her life, writing would definitely be it. When you have something that you love and it completes you, like writing does for Miss Radiance there’s nothing that can compare to that type of joy and happiness. Although she is very shy and still at times struggles with expressing herself verbally, something magical happens when she puts her pen to paper. Everything she wants to say and everything she feels oozes out. Miss Radiance is a single mother to a daughter by the name of Ashaunti Jayde Taylor, who is the light of her world, her ultimate pride and joy. Miss Radiance doesn’t write to become rich, (although that would be a true blessing). Miss Radiance writes because of the love and passion she has for her craft, her main purpose is to entertain, take away stress and anxiety, or just brighten up someone else’s day with her characters and the stories they tell. Please join Miss Radiance on her journey and enjoy the many blessings as they unfold.

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DJ Gatsby Book Club Interview: Author George Naim Cash “The Good & The Bad, I’ve Earned It All”

10488039_854921194529676_2447884270919639251_n1.What is your favourite positive saying?

No change, No change!

2.What is your favourite book and why?

Alfred Hitchcock’s short stories. Because they ended before I’d get board with each story. Besides the great mystery writer Hitchcock was.
 What is your favourite quote?

3.Where can you see yourself in 5 years time?

No matter where you go, there you are.
On the bestseller list, at the AMA Awards, and writing a screenplay.
 4.What is your favourite movie and why?

Too many to chose from. 

5.What advice would you give to your younger self?

Don’t rob banks!
 6.Which famous person, living or dead would you like to meet and why?

Michael Jackson again! 10366008_850697831618679_8580791574102313459_n
 7.If you could have been the original author of any book, what would it have been and why?

Nat Turner Story. Because that story is timeless, and it speaks to how any man, no matter what walk of life he comes from can get pushed too far.
 8.What advice would you give to aspiring writers?

The same advice I received from Author Monica Mathis Stowe.   “Write As Much As and As Often As You Can”.
 9.Is there anything else you would like to add that I haven’t included?

No!
 10.How can readers discover more about you and you work?

Follow me on fb George Cash, and G.Na’imCa$h. Also on YouTube channel naimcash. Also CashMusicEntertainment on fb. Along with soundcloud.com…

DJ Gatsby Book Club Poetry Spotlight: Poet & Author LaDonna Marie

ladonna 3Hailed by American and European literary review experts as one the greatest up and coming act-provoking writers, is LaDonna Marie. The literary artist is an award-winning, international and best selling author. She also is a motivational speaker and founder of Planting Positive Seeds. Having earned some of the industry’s most glowing reviews, the critically acclaimed writer will be the first to tell you that she traveled a long way to the remarkable destination she now enjoys.

la donna 1LaDonna published her first poem in an anthology, “Whispers with The League of American Poets,” in 2007, and went on to self-publish her freshman book, “Expressions of the Mind, Body & Soul,” three years later. Without any effort on her part, she was recognized and received a Certificate of Congratulations from Congressman Bennie Thompson, 2nd district of Mississippi. There’s nothing minimalist about her accomplishments which include wide-ranging collaborations and associations ranging from a U. S. Representative, to Australia, London, South Africa, and Italy hosts. In addition to her extraordinary and unprecedented impact upon the literary industry, she’s also a vibrant keynote and motivational speaker for several youth groups. LaDonna has a penchant for inspiring entrepreneurs, children, artists, writers and politicians, alike. The world-renowned writer can be inspirational and melancholy. At one moment she’s vulnerable; the next, she’s conveying a display of empowerment. Her astonishing talent and proverbial delivery paints portraits in vivid detail for secular and spiritual audiences alike.

11081008_656752362174_2031601946752681867_nLaDonna Marie says that “Becoming a writer and my love for words are my passions and greatest gifts from God. They help me maintain a humble spirit.” She loves creating an atmosphere for learning and growth. She’s often quoted by a variety of publications such as The Glory Journal, ASU Alumni Magazine, and Sibella Poetry Magazine. Her book titles such as, “Until Tomorrow Comes,” “Lessons: Shattered Pieces Being Restored 2014,” and “Quiet Moments with God,” and have all yielded world-wide attention.

She is the recipient of more than a dozen awards including a 2012, Humanitarian Award, and the 2014 DJ Gatsby Book Club Literary Award in Poetry.

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Meet BestSelling 
 International  & Literary Award Winning 
Author LaDonna Marie  
 
  • Until Tomorrow Comes was awarded Honorable Mention in the 2014 Paris Book Festival 
  •  2014 DJ Gatsby Book Club Literary Award in Poetry.  
  •  Until Tomorrow Comes  received a  Five Star Literary Book Review from Readers’ Favorite  
  •  Four Star  Professional Literary Book Review from Red City Review
  •  2015 Finalist in Divas of Colour International Diva Author/Writer Category.
  • Lessons: Shattered Pieces received Five Star Review from Readers’ Favorite 
  • Author LaDonna Marie’s Appearance  on Red Letter TV ~ Interview

DJ Gatsby Book Club “Books Of The Month” May 2015

It’s summer time in the city and DJ Gatsby Book Club is keeping you cool with the hottest books this spring. The list includes the latest books from Sonovia Alexander, George Naim Cash, Kottyn Campbell & Award winning author Ben Burgess Jr.

Pink’s Misery 

by Sonovia Alexander

91g6FkSbBHL._SL1500_Jasmine and Jaime were born in Queens, New York. The two sisters grew up in one of the poorest parts of the big city. Their environment was drug infested and dangerous. At a young age, their mother abandoned Jasmine and older sister Jaime leaving Jaime to look after Jasmine almost on a regular basis.

This story is about the determination of Jasmine, also known as Pink, to be successful and rise to be the cream of the crop. Her goal is to be happy and content with life. Her path began after graduating college and graduating at the top of her class. Using the money from employment and student loans, she invested in herself.

Follow Pink’s journey as she avoid the dangers of a big city, learn from her mistakes, avoid the lifestyle that her mother chose to live, and find love with a man that has baggage. Will she be able to avoid the jealousy of her “so called friends”, avoid a tragic lifestyle, and really fall in love? Delve into Pink’s world in “Pink’s Misery”

The Good & The Bad, I’ve Earned It  

tgeorge_cash_book_cover_final.1.jpg (1)This autobiography is a complete true account of my life and my shenanigans. It all begins with sex, at what some may think was too young. It moves on to me being under a recording contract while in still in high school.

I tell about my meeting Michael Jackson and his entire family back stage after a concert in New York & moving on into a life of crime, including drug trafficking, gun running & bank robbery. I talk about my time in prison and the very serious way that it made me a man. So join me on this very real life journey into a young mans life, and see where it lead me.

Please be advised however, THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING!  #FlameOn

#IAMPOETRY “Believe” 

by Kottyn Campbell

kottyn 3We all experience different emotions we go through things in life. In the book the Author Kottyn has expressed many emotions, about being a mom, a wife, a friend and a woman. Kottyn has allowed you into her heart…she is Poetry.

Love and Happiness 

by Ben Burgess Jr

ben burgess 2015Karen has it all: a handsome husband, beautiful twin daughters, a lovely home and a great job. Karen also has a secret; she’s cheating on her husband, with not one man, but two.

On the outside her life seems perfect, but on the inside Karen feels neglected, bored and unappreciated. Yearning for affection and excitement, she falls into the arms of first Raheem and then Tyrell. Out of fear of losing her husband and breaking up her family, Karen ends the affairs but things don’t turn out how she planned. When Karen’s dirty secrets are revealed she must fight to keep her family together.

Chris is doing all he can to hold his marriage together. He loves Karen but she grows more distant every day. When she starts coming home later and later, he suspects she is being unfaithful. When Chris accidentally takes her cell phone what he finds changes their lives forever.

When tragedy strikes, Karen must decide if she should sacrifice her happiness for her husband’s love, and Chris wonders if he should stay with Karen because he still loves her despite her infidelity. But if they do stay together, will they ever find love and happiness again?

Sexy and relatable, insightful and inspiring, Love and Happiness shows us both sides of Chris and Karen’s story, and reminds us that sometimes to have it all, you must first lose it all.

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DJ Gatsby Book Club Authors Spotlight: Ben Burgess Jr. “Love and Happiness”

benAward winning Author Ben Burgess. Jr is back and DJ Gatsby Book Club could not be more thrilled. This Multi-Award Winning, National Bestselling Author from New York is a breath of fresh air for his fans and those looking to discover a new author.

Love and Happiness 

Ben Burgess Jr.

ben burgess 2015Karen has it all: a handsome husband, beautiful twin daughters, a lovely home and a great job. Karen also has a secret; she’s cheating on her husband, with not one man, but two.

On the outside her life seems perfect, but on the inside Karen feels neglected, bored and unappreciated. Yearning for affection and excitement, she falls into the arms of first Raheem and then Tyrell. Out of fear of losing her husband and breaking up her family, Karen ends the affairs but things don’t turn out how she planned. When Karen’s dirty secrets are revealed she must fight to keep her family together.

Chris is doing all he can to hold his marriage together. He loves Karen but she grows more distant every day. When she starts coming home later and later, he suspects she is being unfaithful. When Chris accidentally takes her cell phone what he finds changes their lives forever.

When tragedy strikes, Karen must decide if she should sacrifice her happiness for her husband’s love, and Chris wonders if he should stay with Karen because he still loves her despite her infidelity. But if they do stay together, will they ever find love and happiness again?

Sexy and relatable, insightful and inspiring, Love and Happiness shows us both sides of Chris and Karen’s story, and reminds us that sometimes to have it all, you must first lose it all.

DJ Gatsby & WB Media Group team up with Author AD Adonis & At Last Entertainment “Book Store”

Shout out to Author AD Adonis, Businessman and Founder of the “At Last Entertainment (Book Store) in The Palisades Mall (3rd flr) Nyack,NY.I had a meeting with him yesterday to discuss carrying all paperback books from WBMG Publishing books as well as allowing me to host book signings at the store.

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*Authors & Publishers step up your “Paperback Book” game in NY.‪#‎MeetYouReaders‬ ‪#‎DoABookSiginng‬ ‪#‎AtLastEntertainment‬‪#‎GotPaperbacks‬ ‪#‎WBMediaGroup‬ @WBmediaGroup @DJGBC

DJ Gatsby Book Club / WB Media Group Spotlight: “The Soft Spoken Poet” Kottyn Campbell #IAMPOETRY “Believe”

Here at DJ Gatsby Book Club & WB Media Group we pride ourselves in being on the cutting edge of Poetry & The Spoken Word Movement. Kottyn Campbell is just the type of artist we love to present because she is a such a very unique talent. Since publishing her first book of poetry in 2009 she has been on the road to success and with the release of her latest book #IAMPOETRY “Believe”  we feel this is her year.
 The Softest Voice in Poetry! Kottyn (cot-ton) 
The Soft Spoken Poet, Queen of her Own & the Lady of Love
kottyn 2She is Queen and she is more than a triple threat, first she a Poet, Second an Author, Third a Performer and then she is a business woman and her voice alone will have you hypnotized.
She surpasses most poets because of her ability to become the character in her poetry. Kottyn when she’s performing cannot be compared to anyone, partially because those that she has been inspired by range from friends, family and acquaintances.
God, joy, happiness, sadness and heartache that she has experienced over time has caused her to write the way she does. Wanting to make a difference in the way people love and express that love in any relationship.
Kottyn “SoftSpokenPoet has written books such as “He’s Beautiful to me”, “Strong in my woman” “The Love Letter”, “Sweet Mangos”  and “10 Reasons Why Black Men Stop Dating Black Women”. Kottyn has participated in her first anthology “Nights Playground” Nocturnal Naughtiness which she came up with the title designed the cover and contributed her writing. Night’s Playground” is a GPA MEDIA INC Presentation.
kottynThis woman, when performing on stage brings poetry to life. Her gorgeous legs, which are beautiful has been used has her signature in most of her books.
Her confident ways she states that she is Poetry which is the title of her new book “#IAMPOETRY “Believe” .
Her soft subtle flirty way gives you the illusion that she’s speaking only to you. She enjoys speaking on relationships and how they can be improved; she does that through her poetic flow. Her desire to have love and to be loved has sparked her interest to write for those who can’t write or say what’s on their hearts.
kottyn 3Kottyn is a business woman as well, she Markets and Promotes for GPA MEDIA INC. and Just Write…TheArtOf  Kottyn has also started filming for her new reality show “Writers Block”.
Kottyn was raised in Kansas City, KS.
Kottyn has been writing for over ten years and just decided in 2009 to publish her first book. Kottyn will continue to write and put out positive messages about love, happiness, romance and relationships until God says her time is done.
Follow Kottyn 
Twitter – @KottynSoftSpken 
IG – @softspokenpoet 
Facebook – @Kottyns Poetry 
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DJ Gatsby Book Club Authors Spotlight: Terrance “Frazier Boy” Frazier & “The Devils Dust”

  • Every few years or so an author comes along who has a writing style that sets him apart from the typical writer & that author is Frazier Boy. He was introduced to readers in 2011 with the release of “The Hustle” on DC BookDiva Publications. He is now back with a new publishing company Thin Line Publishing and a new book “The Devils Dust”.  DJ Gatsby Book Club wants you to get reaquainted with this talented writer. 
    frazier boyWho is Terrance “Frazier Boy” Frazier ?
    I’m a loving father, who’s ambitious, motivated, driven and family oriented. I love to travel and meet new people. Not only do I want to entertain through my writing, I’m hoping to inspire the younger generation and get them to be receptive to want to think outside the box and be something other than a rapper, singer, or athlete.

The Devil’s Dust (Thin Line Publishing)

10338336_817230735018926_6643669890225467723_nA weekly dice game ends in bloodshed and an outstanding fatal body count of seven, and one lone survivor; Meeko Sanders, a hustler.
The friends and family members of the deceased are livid and inconsolable. With an understanding of zero, they desire nothing less than retribution-blood for blood!
As a hustler, in the era where the heroin epidemic has a strong hold of the city Meeko has been able to slide through the crevices and cracks of the dangerous St. Louis city streets, somehow managing to avoid run-Ins with the law, ducking jackboys and other envious dealers. However, with Meeko being the only one to survive the dice game slaughter, he’s fallen under the suspicious eyes of the relatives’ and friends of the victims.
Determined to stay alive, Meeko dodges bullets and uses his ‘hood sense’- along with his extensive resources-to survive the relentless attempts on his life. Will Meeko survive this nightmare or will he become another number of the St. Louis death toll.

The Hustle (DC Bookdiva Publications)

frazier 3Fresh off a ten year bid, Sean Martin anticipates picking up the pieces, and becoming the hottest rapper out of Missouri. Focused on changing his life, and putting his hustle skills to work in a different profession, Sean s dreams are stalled when he comes home and is faced with tragedy and the realization that he needs money to back his dreams. The fight to stay on the right path becomes more challenging by the day; money, family, women. Can Sean ride it out and stay focused enough to maintain his new found freedom or will he prove to be addicted to the hustle?

Contact Author Frazier Boy 

Poetic Genius and Bestselling Author James “Commissioner” Gordon a/k/a G.P.A returns…

Poetic Genius and Bestselling Author James Gordon a/k/a G.P.A Greatest Poet Alive returns….

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James Gordon is from the South Side of Chicago, where he currently resides. He has written under the pen name of G.P.A.(Greatest Poet Alive). He can be seen on the television shows Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Crisis, Mind Games, and Betrayal.

His titles as G.P.A. include The Confessional Heart of a Man, The Book of 24 Orgasms, The Mind of a Poetic Unsub, and the history making Revenge of the Orgasm and his latest book………

The Warmest Winter: A James Gordon Mystery

James Gordon

51jYEQznuRLA collage of a grisly murder, rampant adultery, questionable alibis, and heart halting truths heat up what is normally the frosty season of Chicago. Attorney James Gordon is thrust with the unenviable task of trying prove his friend’s innocence in a crime that defies the definition of horrible, while also combating his own demons. Chicago has never been this warm during the Winter.