Thursday, December 13, 2012

Book Spotlight: The Truth Behind the Empty Pen by Brittany Dukes (Author Interview)

Title: The Truth Behind the Empty Pen
Author: Brittany Dukes
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Publication Date: December 11, 2012

Synopsis: When your life is in turmoil, and tragedy surrounds you, where do you turn? For Brittany Dukes, she turned to her paper and pen. The only thing left, after the paper was full and the pen was empty, was truth.

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About the Author: Dukes is 19 years old and was born and raised in Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina. She is a youth activist, musician, singer, and leader among her peers. She was inspired to begin writing as she faced hard times at a young age. Her escape became prayer, music, and writing poetry. She has been writing with a passion ever since.


First off, I'd like to thank you for joining me on the blog today!

1. Describe The Truth Behind the Empty Pen as a tweet  (140 characters or less)!
The book is a collection of poems inspired by both struggles and successes in life thus far for myself along with others.

2. If you could re-title The Truth Behind the Empty Pen what would you call it and why?
I’ve never considered another title, and as I think now, I don’t remember where I came up with the title. Maybe something like  “Revealing the Hidden Truth”

3. What inspired you to start writing poetry?
Struggles. At a young age I had certain struggles and I began writing and it was simplistic writing at first and then it became deeper and deeper until the point that my writing was so strong that average minds couldn’t understand.

4. Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
The overall message is just that you can overcome any obstacle in life and that you can accomplish anything that you set your mind to. Life is about taking chances and risks, and even though you may fall sometimes, there’s a lesson in every bruise and scar that life may give you.

5. What was the hardest part of writing your book?
The wait. Lol. The entire collection has been done for a long time now. It was just the nine month production period with my publishing company, Tate Publishing. They are a great team and have helped me out tremendously. I just was soo anxious about the release. Since last November, when I signed my contract, I had been waiting to hold a book in my hands.

6. Do you have a specific place where you write?
Not really. Wherever I feel inspired. I do have a preference of pens though. Lol. I prefer to write with blue papermate pens.

7. What are you reading right now?
Currently I am studying some classical music scoring from several books.

This or That...
Ebook or Real book?
Real Book for sure.

Twitter or Facebook?
Is both an option lol. I would have to say…..Twitterbook..jk Facebook

Chocolate or Vanilla?

Past or Future?

And just for fun- What is the strangest thing on your desk right now?
A “PIMP” cup that I received as my going away to college gift, and it’s currently filled with pens and my business cards.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!

-Kristen ♥

1 comment:

  1. Hey BRITTNEY ..I just watched the interview with you and Robin was very inspirational..I was very impressed..watching a young teenager speaking some powerful words like..dont let any one ruin your day means they have control over you...that was deep.
    I wish you the best in every thing you do and you are a positive role model to teenagers


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