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
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
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
In this episode of “Coffee Talk with Joey Pinkney,” Joey is back after a hiatus. He talks about his latest publication, “The Legend of Tanisha Biggers.” Same coffee mug. New background (kinda). Same ole Joey (literally). It’s “Coffee Talk.”
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 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.”
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.