Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Author Interview: Hannah D. Spivey

Please welcome this week's author Hannah D. Spivey, author of Ebony The Beloved. Feel free to leave a comment or question!

About the book:
Ebony has been condemned and rejected by her parents and peers all of her life. Like many other black girls who grew up weary to face life, she struggles with the adversities of being impoverished and accepted for who she is. After being mentally, emotionally and sexually abused, Ebony still struggles to fight her way to the top, never fully realizing what her worth is until she finds love and acceptance from one of the faculty members at her school. From that point on, things began to blossom for her until she meets a smooth operator named, Desmond Waltz.
Desmond is a world renowned entertainer who takes a sudden romantic interest in Ebony. His hidden sadistic and sexually devious desires for her erupt into rage, abuse, and imprisonment. Not only is Ebony's world turned upside down, but she has to deal with Desmond's desire to see her suffer under his thumb, but she is also subjected to his domineering mother, who hates her and abuses her every time she gets, leaving Ebony beaten and bloody and begging for the pain to stop.
Will Ebony be able to break the perpetual cycle of abuse, self-hatred, and anguish? To what end is Ebony willing to go to finally be happy? What happens next in this riveting novel has twists and turns that will have your jaw dropping.

Describe your ideal writing space. How does it compare to reality?
Hmm...I can't really say I have an ideal writing space other than in my bedroom. I may write a book on a desk in the living room or write it on a table in the dining room. Whenever I am inspired to write, it can be anywhere.

What is the first story you remember writing and what was it about?
The most memorable story I can say I've written is my novel, "Ebony the Beloved." I am VERY proud of this book because it is my very first book that is available in print. It's about a young girl named Ebony who's been in more hell than Celie from "The Color Purple" and Precious put together. Life has dealt her the wrong hand, but eventually she finds a breakthrough.

Name a memorable book from your childhood. Why is it memorable?
I've read so many great books, it's hard to remember, lol Actually there was this poetry book I read that was printed back in the late sixties and it was riddled with witty poems. I loved that book a lot because it was lengthy and it contained black and white animated pictures.

If you could ask any writer (living or dead) a question, who would it be and what would you ask?
It would be Teresa D. Patterson. For her to be an independently published author, she's a multi-genre writer and she's written and published 15 books and she's still releasing more books. I would ask her what inspires her to write. Although, she's pretty easy to reach. :-)

If you could pick any of the worlds or characters you have created, which would you want to visit or spend a day with? 
This is a GREAT question. It would be Ebony, because she is the main character in my book and she's a lot like me - she's determined, shy, and courageous. She and I are both conquerors of our destinies.

What is one thing you like to do when you are not reading or writing? 
I like to listen to music, help my literary clients, surf the net, and see what other authors are doing.

What are you currently working on? 
I'm currently working on my second novel entitled, The Bold and the Ugly Truth. It is about a world renown televangelist who begins finding himself and once he does, he goes on an international Christianity bashing crusade.

Hannah has always been an imaginative young girl since her early years in middle school. Like many young introverted girls, she experienced bullying from her peers. She found comfort in being able to escape through her writing and found it as a way of release. Fiction has always been her specialty and she invites readers into her world of fantasy, realness, and rawness. Hannah has a way of influencing her readers and emotions and making them expect the unexpected. She enjoys pushing the grain and stroking her pen until it's empty. By then, the story is complete and is saturated with everything in a nutshell.

Ms. Spivey was raised by her mother and father in South Florida and she has one sister. She obtained her Associate’s degree in Business Administration. She is a continuing ghost writer and freelance writer. Hannah is a strong advocate against domestic violence and plans to continue spreading the word against it through her novels, she is currently working on her second novel called “The Bold and The Ugly Truth” and her fourth E-book “Perspectives”. In addition to her first novel “Ebony the Beloved", Ms. Spivey has previously written and published three short story e-books: “My Sherry Amor”, “Payback is an S.O.B” and “Lloyd Tube”. Hannah’s favorite authors include: Tracy Brown, Carl Webster, Mary Monroe, and Kimberly Lawson Roby. She enjoys listening to R&B and watching old television shows. She is also an advocate for natural hair and natural beauty.

Where to find her:

Where to get the book:

Barnes and Noble


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