Intimate Details with author Rickey Teems II

25 Mar

Intimate Details with author Rickey Teems II

Ella: Tell us about your passion for writing.
My passion for writing can best be understand by turning a few pages of my latest novel, Regression. The attention to detail, the intensity, the intrigue and ability to keep my readers glued to the story, it all lends itself to the evidence of my passion.

Ella: Introduce us to your new book, Regression.
Regression is a one of a kind rollercoaster. Many stories and books may keep you entertained, but none will command your undivided attention like this social thriller. It offers the reader a chance to experience the ultimate “what if” scenario.

Ella: Finish this sentence: I am Powerful because…
I am Powerful because I am fueled by the wisdom, understanding, and Spirit of the Most High God!

Ella: Where are you from? How did you start your writing journey?
I’m from the land where Lucifer fell when God gave him the boot, and now it’s the birthing ground for every untruth. The city of Lost Angels. My writing journey Started well before my recognition of it. Childhood poems matured to rap lyrics, and then rap Lyrics transpired to novels in 2006. But I was blessed with a gift of the pen.

Ella: Who are your two main characters and what do you like most about them?
The main character in, Regression, is easy, my main man Aeneas Mayes. I love Aeneas. Because he has the street savvy from his past, but is smart enough to know there is so much more beyond what we think we know. He’s resilient and a man of his word. I’m not sure what character would win the silver. They are all running neck and neck!

Ella: What makes your book stand out and would entice a reader pick it up?
Regression stands out because it is the culmination of every racial conversation, joke and fear across America. I was just bold enough to put it in a book. It is a creative blend of entertaining education.

Ella: Ultimately, what do you want readers to gain from your book?
Realization. Life has never been, nor will it ever be, as simple as we would like.
So lets be real.

Ella: What is the most surprising thing you have learned in creating books?
How much mutual respect there is amongst talented authors. With such a saturated market, you would expect more cutthroat antics. But as we say in the hood, real recognize real.

Ella: What would you say has been your most significant achievement as a writer?
My most significant achievement was my grandmother saying how much she liked my book. She hates everything!

Ella: Name 3 things that it takes to make a successful author, in your opinion?
1) Bold Creativity
2) An honest corner
3) God’s patience

Ella: What can we expect from you in the future?
In addition to the short story, Soldier Surrendered, that will be on the upcoming Bended Knee Anthology, by Hollygrove Publishing, I will also be partnering with Hollygrove to publish an insane Suspense/thriller next year. Hold onto your chest!

Contact Info for Rickey Teems II, LA’s Hottest Author:
Rickey Teems II
PO BOX 30675
Los Angeles, CA 90030

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Posted by on March 25, 2009 in Author Interviews


5 responses to “Intimate Details with author Rickey Teems II

  1. Anonymous

    April 4, 2009 at 2:38 AM

    Regression was the best books I have read in a long time. I couldn’t put it down. There was so much action and excitement from beginning to end. It kept me wondering whether or not these things could really happen. I highly recommend reading this book.

  2. Anonymous

    April 4, 2009 at 6:26 AM

    Read Regression…..impatiently awaiting the sequel…c’mom man, don’t leave us in suspence too long!!!

  3. Anonymous

    April 6, 2009 at 2:00 AM

    Rickey, I love what you said in the interview, “Realization. Life has never been, nor will it ever be, as simple as we would like.So lets be real.” That is so true. I also greatly admire the work you are doing as a mentor to the young black boys/men in Los Angeles. We could use your unique blend of gifts and talents here in North Carolina my brother. Looking forward to your next publications. G. Johnson

  4. Anonymous

    April 6, 2009 at 6:33 AM

    Regression gives new meaning to the term, African-American Fiction. But should definitely be read by all races!

  5. Anonymous

    April 6, 2009 at 6:37 AM

    After reading Regression it made we wonder about the “What ifs” and it made me look around at what is happening now in the world…needless to say I recommend Regression!!!Keep up the good work Mr. Teems!!!


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