The Spirit Within Me

Neal Owens Author Interview

Neal Owens Author Interview

Mirrors of Life follows the story of a family struggling to overcome the social obstacles that confine them to a life of poverty. What was the inspiration for the setup to this intriguing story?

The inspiration came from life experiences and growth that includes 33 years of service to at-risk youth as a sports coach and mentor.

Derrick is a compelling and well developed character. What were some driving ideals behind his character development?

The ideals of Derrick’s character comes from the spirit within me. He is spiritually inclined and ambitious because I am.

This novel explores many social and economic issues people face today. What were some themes you felt were important to examine in this book?

  1. Faith
  2. Education
  3. Racial
  4. Self-development
  5. Civic-minded

This is book one in your Mirrors of Life series. What can readers expect in book two, The Fight for Political Power?

Set in today’s political climate, Derrick learns political power is needed to ensure the sustainability of his corporation and prevent the blockage of future projects.

Yvonne spearheads the grassroots voting initiative to change the leadership in congress.

Erich Hornsby, plots Derrick’s murder and manipulates the voters to elect his puppet, John Donaldson, president. In full control of the White House, Hornsby attempts to raise the Fourth Reich.

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Mirrors of Life vividly explores contemporary experiences of black people in America through the emotional tale of a mother and her children. This compelling story of faith and perseverance leads to intrigue when her spiritually inclined and ambitious son, Derrick, attempts to build a civic-minded conglomerate that undercuts the retail and gas prices set by a group of avaricious businessmen led by the narcissistic and callous, Erich Hornsby. Surrounded by fierce opposition that includes people of his race, can Derrick prevail against the business powers that be? And if so, how?

This is a thought-provoking novel that uses compelling characters to bring to life the uniqueness of a familiar story. Mirrors of Life engages the reader with drama, family, faith, suspense, romance, and philosophy. If you are looking for an intriguing contemporary urban fiction story that addresses many societal issues in a heart-felt yet engaging way this novel is for you.

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