Could There be an Odder Odd Couple?:
The Unlikely Sisterhood of Tanisha and Vida in The Legend of Tanisha Biggers: a novelette
When I began writing this story, I had no idea it would include a bond between two characters that transcended friendship. Tanisha, the story’s main character, and her best friend Vida have different upbringings in the fictitious neighborhood of Black Haven. Tanisha was raised by her parents and has specific goals for her life after her parents’ deaths. Vida, on the other hand, was raised by the streets and seems to be content with life in “the hood” – even though she expresses otherwise. Read more
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.
I got a chance to travel with Jarvis Sheffield, founder of Black Science Fiction Society, to the 8th Annual Motor City Black Age of Comics Comvention 2016 held at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.
Here are a few bits of video footage from that event.
I met Jackie Loggins in the chat room of the Black Science Fiction Society. After conversing a bit, she expressed interest in reviewing one of my short stories. She picked, “Children in the City of the Fallen Towers,” and the rest is history…
Excerpt from Review:
“First, I would like to thank author Joey Pinkney for working with me to put together this book review. He was so gracious in allowing me to pick a title from his catalog. Once I reached his author page, I immediately knew which book I wanted to review for this segment.
When it comes to the events and tragedies of 9/11, we often hear about the fallen heroes, widowed spouses and most of all the terrorists who were involved. But rarely have I personally seen news segments or articles or books of personal stories about the orphans in which the events of 9/11 created.
And reading this short story brought up a lot questions in my mind as to why this is so. Aren’t the children of lost parents voices just as important as a widow(er) or the family of one of the terrorists? In our society, to be parent-less puts you in a very vulnerable and often dangerous situation.”
In this episode of “Coffee Talk with Joey Pinkney,” Joey talks about one thing, and one thing only: his teeth and chocolate. No books, no shout outs, just bragging and pontificating – respectfully, of course. It’s “Coffee Talk.”
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, you get a behind the scenes look at his one of his top secret coffee styles. He shares an excerpt on a review of “Children in the City of the Fallen Towers.
He also shares an author experience that highlights friendship, kindness and generosity. There’s a German Chocolate Brownie and coffee. He talks about Emotional Contagion and the “Stay Positive, It’s Positive” movement.
He ends this episode with a writin tip involving plotting things out. It’s all “Coffee Talk.”
In this episode of “Coffee Talk with Joey Pinkney,” Joey gets back into the swing of things after a brief hiatus. He talks about his bride, his upcoming(?) book and beta readers. And chocolate, of course…
New coffee mug. New background (kinda). Same ole Joey. It’s “Coffee Talk.”