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21 September, 2012
Street Lit Alert! Lights Out by George Sherman Hudson
From Lights Out by George Sherman Hudson...
Back at B-Low’s crib, Ranjan and Jack were backing the van up in front of the garage door. Jack jumped out of the van, pulled the garage door open, and was surprised to see that the trash they’d been called upon to clean up was a woman.
Angela lay in the middle of the garage floor, taped up and squirming around like a rodent. Jack walked up and stood over her, trying his best to keep his excitement under wraps as he looked down at the thick, fine, and completely naked dime-piece looking up at him. Her eyes were teary, red and swollen.
“Damn, lady! Who you piss off?” Jack asked jokingly, taken by Angela’s beauty.
Pick up your copy of Lights Out by George Sherman Hudson today to find out...
Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, George Sherman Hudson's work was continuously rejected by publishers because of the subject matter in his books, so this father of two did some research and while serving time, started G Street Chronicles, an urban book publishing company based in College Park, Georgia. Even as George is determined to make G Street Chronicles a recognized name in the literary industry, he is hard at work on his ninth novel.
Get to Know George:
1) Please tell us a little about yourself. My name is George Sherman Hudson and I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. I’m 37 years old and the CEO of G Street Chronicles, which is a subsidiary of G Street Entertainment.
2) What inspired this particular novel? Time…doing time in prison and seeing the game from the other side was my inspiration. This novel contains a lot of factual events, even down to the…well, just check it out. Its the sequel to City Lights, which also contains a lot of factual events.
3) What motivated your writing career? My struggle. The whole idea came to me while sitting in prison, in "the hole" for a disciplinary infraction. The 110-degree temperature, limited ventilation, and a book published by Triple Crown Publications gave me the idea. With a short, stubby pencil and an old, crumpled up piece of paper, I brought my vision to life.
4) Who are some people in the industry that influenced you? There was only one - Vickie Stringer. She brought the Street Lit genre to the forefront and made her company a household name. I have never read one of her books, but I have read some of her authors' titles. The writing isn’t what influenced me, it was how she nurtured a genre that wasn’t embraced by the masses. I hate how it all ended up for her, but, you know, things happen to the best of us.
5) What’s next from George Sherman Hudson? Hackin' & Stackin', a novel based on white collar crime, with a splash of street life mixed in.
6) How has the industry changed since you began writing? One word - ebooks! Now everybody is putting a book out, which is cool because, in the past, a lot of stores and vendors wouldn’t give the indie authors a chance. Now indie authors don’t need them. There's a hell of a lot more talent out there than just the veteran writers. Ebooks opened the flood gates for new talent.
7) What advice would you give to someone getting into this industry? Stay focused on YOU and don’t get caught up in the competition stuff. Just do you and let your work speak for itself. Don’t think that since you're signed with a publisher, it means instant success. You still have to promote and get the word out about your book. Don’t let the speed bumps, which could be people or situations, stop you. Perseverance and determination is a must.
Learn more about George Sherman Hudson by hooking up with him online. Find him on Facebook, Twitter, and via the G Street Chronicles official website.
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