1. Why did you want to become a writer?
A few years back, I was in a place where I was dissatisfied with the course of
my life. I was unfulfilled and knew that the life I was living was not the life
God had planned for me. So I did some soul searching and sought to find my
true purpose in life. I remembered that I’d always been a good verbal
storyteller and I’d always been good at writing poetry. I was even good at the
paperwork for my jobs, lol. So I decided to marry my talent for storytelling
and writing, and here we are!
2. Has this always been your aspiration?
Oh, no. I never really believed I could write an entire book. My biggest dream
was to be a mother, honestly. I always wanted babies more than anything. I
had three, and motherhood will always be my greatest accomplishment.
3. What or whom inspires you when you’re writing?
My life, the lives of the people around me, the lives of random people in
stores who stop me and tell me their life stories (this really happens to me), a
song, a movie scene, a news report. Anything!
4. How would you categorize your books, in what genre or genres?
I categorize them as Edgy, Inspirational, Romantic, Contemporary Fiction.
5. Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Write from a place inside of you. Do not write to the current trends. Do not
write to make money. Write for the love of writing and always be true to
6. How can readers attain your books?
My books are available at:
Barnes and Noble:
Or signed paperbacks can be ordered by contacting me at:
7. You have a new book coming out tomorrow. Could you tell us a little bit about
it and where we could buy it?
In “Your Love Is King,” divorced mother, Marli Meadows, finds herself stuck in a rut.
She’s tired of her life and decides to leave it behind and embark on a search for
change. What she finds instead, is love.
“I missed you,” Darius said through a puff of smoke.
eyes were huge and round, his nose was wide, and his lips were ridiculously full. Something
about those oversized features appealed to me. He was medium brown-skinned and he wore his
coarse hair in neat cornrows. He was about 5’6” tall with a stocky build.
“You just saw me a coupla days ago,” I replied.
“Yeah, but I really be missing you when you ain’t here. I like having you around.”
I was a little puzzled because in the two years Darius and I had been in this “relationship,”
we’d never done much talking, and here he was, actually expressing his feelings. “Well, I enjoy
our time together, too,” I said.
He took another drag and sucked in a breath. “Yeah, I mean, sometimes I think about you
being a nurse and everything and I wonder why you with me. You know? I mean, I know I ain’t
educated like you, but I like what we got together,” he grunted as he exhaled a cloud of
“Yeah, it’s a good arrangement,” I agreed, trying to hold my breath.
“Uh, Marlay, you think maybe we could like take things to the next level?”
Dang, we’re having sex on the regular. How much farther could we go?
“What do you mean?”
I asked, trying not to sound annoyed. But all of this talking was beginning to get on my nerves.
He sat up in the bed and set his joint in an astray on the cluttered nightstand. “Well, you know.
Maybe we could move in together. I could pay most of the bills. Business is pretty good right
now. Or I could get a real job and go legit if you want.”
“Um, Darius, that’s not even my house. It’s my family’s, and they’d go through the roof if you
moved in. Plus, you know I have a daughter. I can’t be shacking up over her.”
“Ain’t that girl ‘bout to graduate? Hell, she grown. And we can get another place together.”
“Are you serious? You ready to hang your player hat up for me?” I asked skeptically. That
would be hard to believe.
“Look, baby…I been thinking a lot lately. I’m ready to settle down, maybe even get a real
job, like I said. Maybe it’s time for me to get my life straight. You the only one I can do that
with. You the smartest woman I know and you got a lot going for you.”
Translation: I have the best job of the women you’ve been sleeping with. “I see. Well, I just
don’t know, Darius. I’ll have to think about it.”
“A’ight, I got you. But I’m being for real, Marlay. I’m ready for us to really be together.”
I lay there for a few moments and then reached over and rubbed his bare chest.
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Adrienne Thompson has worn many titles in her lifetime–from teenage mother to
teenage wife to divorcee to registered nurse to author. This mother of two young
adults and one teenager currently resides in Arkansas with her daughter where she
writes and publishes her stories full time.
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