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Q&A with Gregory B Williams

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Solomon Woods is a handsome and intelligent, single parent, living in the suburbs of Detroit, working as an automotive design engineer. He appears to have all matters of his live in order, but a closer look into the more intimate details of his live reveals his deepest secrets. The lure of drugs, money, and enigmatic women, versus his desire to maintain a relationship with God, and hide his secrets from his teenaged son Isaiah; keeps him shackled in a state of spiritual and emotional unrest. A Father and Engineer by day. Drug dealer by night? Brotherwood will thrust you into an emotional journey inspired by the real life events of author Gregory B. Williams, who in March of 2000 found himself centered in the crossfire of the War on Drugs. He shares how he was sucked into a downward spiral of drug deals, deceit, lust, and eventually introduced to what he describes as Cincinnati's Elite Corrupt Police Division.

 


 

Q&A With Gregory B. Williams, Author of Brotherwood and Soloman's Quest

 

 

 

Q:  When did you decide you wanted to write?

A:  I wrote my first book “The Way I See It…(Can I Get a Witness)? After a divorce. I did it at the advice of a publisher who wanted to publish my poems. This was a book on relationships, from a man’s perspective. It did really good, but I never re-ordered because I want to re-write it. Maybe this time it won’t cause so much controversy between men and women. That was never my intent.

Q:  How many novels in all have you written?

A:  Brotherwood is my first and Solomon’s Quest is my second novel.

Q:  How long did it take you to write your first novel?

A:  I wrote my first one in seven months. I had plenty of time to write being that I was in prison. When I got out; I re-wrote the story and got it published. This process took approx. 2 years, because even then, I had a lot of drama going on in my life; more than most would believe.

 

Q:  Where do you get your inspiration for your stories? Are the characters based on real people?

 

A:   Oh yes, this is 100% inspired by real life events. My real life and the real 50 pounds of weed I was arrested for, and the time I served. It’s as real as I can make it without dropping names. Because of the nature of the book, it only makes sense.

 

 Q:  After writing your first novel, did you self-publish?? If so, how was that experience?

 

A:  Yes I self- published both novels. The experience is just another job, or process. The real work begins when books are in hand and it’s time to travel, speak, and sign. I love it all.

 

Q:  What feedback have you received from fans?

 

A:  People love both books. I’m told by a great deal of people that I have become one of their favorite authors. My story is written in a way that puts you right in the thick of it and you can really feel the emotion and temptations.

 

Q: What authors do you admire? Did one of them inspire you?

 

A:  I admire Bill Clinton, and Michael Baisden. Michael Baisden is the one who inspired me most, however.

 

Q:  Is writing your only passion?

 

A:  No, my children are my passion, my wife, my job designing military trucks for our troops on Iraq and other parts of the world. My full time job is very pleasing to me because my work is actually help save lives. Things get pretty ugly in the war zones with land mines and so forth. My job is to design vehicles to get our men and women in and out of trouble safe and uninjured. I finally have a job that I love as much as writing.

Q:  Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

A: On the bookshelves of tens of thousands American homes. Continuing to work and help others in many different areas of life.

Q:  What advice would you give aspiring authors?

 

A:  Keeping writing.

 

Q:  What would you like readers to learn from your stories?

A:  Learn to listen to the signs and messages that God gives us. We shrug them off as paranoia, or our conscience, but this is just one of the ways that He speaks to us.

 

Q:  Are you working on another novel? If so, What is it about?

 

A:  There will be another book after Solomon’s Quest titled “Inside The Belly of The Whale, then one more titled “No Weapons Form Against Me Shall Prosper.” which is going to be the most stressful out of all. Solomon was a ladies man with three children, all with different women. He’s going to have some real issues when he gets out of prison and lives in Cincinnati where all his baby mommas are. This story won’t end for two more books.

 

Q:  Where can people purchase your books? Do you have a website?

 

A:  People can get my books from any book store. Amazon.com, or my website www.gregorybwilliams.com for $10.00 autographed.

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