Author Interview with Joey Pinkney Tell us about yourself and what inspired you to start writing.

Joey Pinkney: I like chocolate, in abundance. I like finding obscure books. Well, ‘obscure’ is subjective. Better stated, I like hunting for books about highly specific topics – such as writing guides, certain history books and other possible gems. Read more

Joey Pinkney reads from his story “The Legend of Tanisha Biggers”

A few days ago, I fired up Facebook Live and read the first two chapters of “The Legend of Tanisha Biggers.” (NSFW, profanity, mild violence, chocolate.) I also answered a few questions and also gave a little behind-the-scenes insight into the development of the three stories found in “The Legend of Tanisha Biggers: Deluxe Edition.”

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The Legend of Tanisha Biggers’ First Review

After being available for download for about a month, The Legend of Tanisha Biggers (TLoTB) FINALLY got its first review. I’m sure there will be more to come as I continue to spread the word about this story, but, for me, the first review marks an important point in a story’s life cycle. It’s proof-positive that somebody, anybody, read the story.

And that’s what we authors write for, right? To be read? (Rhetorical.) More importantly, a review denotes that the story compelled someone to give their opinion of the story – good or bad. Without further ado, here is the review The Legend of Tanisha Biggers: Deluxe Edition: Read more

Coffee Talk with Joey Pinkney 3/2/17

In this episode of “Coffee Talk with Joey Pinkney,” Joey reads a blog post and breaks it down. He explains the significance of the graphic for the blog to “The Legend of Tanisha Biggers.”

Same coffee mug. Same background. Same ole Joey. It’s a little “Coffee Talk.”

Black Haven: a fictitious neighborhood

Black Haven:
a fictitious neighborhood weaves its way through two short stories and a novelette

In addition to being a standalone novelette, The Legend of Tanisha Biggers gives a name, culture and history to the neighborhood in which the short stories Cardinal Rule and Swiggers take place. To build this urban village, I began by identifying the landmarks that were already embedded in the previously-published short stories. Additional details were added to fit the whims and the needs of the literary landscape. The neighborhood of Black Haven is born. Read more

New Release by Joey Pinkney: “The Legend of Tanisha Biggers”

For your reading pleasure, The Legend of Tanisha Biggers ebooks are available for Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook and the Kobo platform. Initially published on 2-7-17 for Amazon Kindle, the standalone novelette version and Deluxe Edition of The Legend of Tanisha Biggers are also available on Barnes & Noble Nook and Kobo ebook platforms.

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