AwesomeGang: Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Joey Pinkney: So far, I have published four standalone short stories, one novelette and a short Twitter guide. Instead of writing longer pieces, I craft shorter tales that are multi-layered and full of symbolism. I also provide bonus materials with my stories, such as author’s notes, which gives additional insights, hints and perspectives about the story. I’ve had readers tell me that they’ve re-read my short stories and have found new gems with each read through. Read more
ReadWriteClub.com: 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
BookReaderMagazine.com: Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
Joey Pinkney: I am a reader/book promoter turned author. I spent many years promoting authors using social media and various websites. Now, I’m spending more time writing, publishing and marketing my own stories. I write literary fiction and pull from urban fiction, paranormal, romance, women’s fiction and historical fiction to build stories full of layers and symbolism. Read more
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.”
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
I had the opportunity to be a guest on Graffiti Bleu’s show. We talked about our perspective on both writing creatively and writing for the purpose and business of publication. We tried to answer the question, “What makes a writer write?”
In this episode of “Coffee Talk with Joey Pinkney,” Joey shares his ubiquitous “Coffee Cup Philosophy.” He makes a matriculous attempt at explaining the Law of Diminishing Returns. He also talks books.