Hello readers, fantastic post today for you from the brilliant D.E Rodgers, and his new book The Innocent Crook! Sounds like a little bit of an oxymoron but let’s go with it! I will let Rodgers introduce the book and let you know a little more about it – so let’s get stuck in.
“Innocent Crook” is an exciting story of about Jupiter, a teenage black kid caught between his mother and aunt, and the struggle to control their drug dealing business. Jupiter’s journey, from a scared teen looking out for his younger sister to a successful high school graduate with a Harvard scholarship, will inspire and move you.
“Innocent Crook” is about overcoming your circumstances, learning that family alone doesn’t define you and that the power to succeed is in all of us. A story about love, regret, determination, forgiveness and revenge that will keep you turning the pages for an exciting and unexpected conclusion.
“Innocent Crook” was named winner at the San Francisco Book Festival and Paris Book Festival for Best Unpublished Book.
Where did you get the idea for your most recent book.
This book was a passion project. Over a long period of talking to a woman on the train to San Francisco I learned about her life in foster care. Some of her experiences were good and some were bad. Her story led me to have the same discussion with others that I knew who grew up in foster care and from those stories “Innocent Crook” was born. Though fictional “Innocent Crook” is a powerful story about a young man struggling to achieve more out of life than being a criminal.
How do you get inspired to write? Interacting with people and hearing about the lives of others. Plus seeing movies and reading books get my creative juices flowing.
Freedom of expression and freedom to be creative. I love being imaginative, thinking outside the box, and creating characters.
What’s your advice for aspiring writers?
If you are truly a writer never let someone else kill your writing dreams.
How do you deal with writer’s block?
Good question. What I do is typically stop trying to write and do something else to take my mine off of what I’m writing about. Go exercise or go play with my kids. Have fun. When the time to write again hits you return and knockout that masterpiece.
So there we go a fantastic book and a fantastic author – if you want to know more here are all the links to all of his platforms for you to take a closer look! Have a fantastic day readers!