A Hopeful Roadmap
Posted by Literary Titan
Regrets follows an old white man that travels to the past and enters an African American boys body and life. What was the inspiration for the setup to this thought-provoking book?
Current American cultural conflicts provide no avenue for the young ghetto dweller to reap the rewards of success in America. Bradley’s world view gives DeShawn a way out that he did not, and could not conceive. DeShawn bought into Bradley’s regrets, avoided them, and succeeded. I wanted to provide a hopeful roadmap.
Bradley is an intriguing and well developed character. What were some ideas that drove his character development?
Everyone has regrets. Anyone who says “I would live my life over in the same manner”, is lying to themselves and everyone else. In order to map the regrets, Bradley’s life had to be reviewed and his character developed in a way that brought him to realize he was not a good person.
The novel explores issues of race and life choices. What were some themes you wanted to focus on in this book?
The theme is the way to a good and satisfying life requires competency, energy, and a willingness to work, which is available to us everyone in this country. We need to see it. Maybe someone who reads this book will see it.
What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?
Next book is Devlin. A former International “avenger, or enforcer, or assassin” is put out to pasture under a new identity after a part of his character is broken. After a few years, he falls into a situation not of his doing, but puts him in a danger he cannot understand. He learns the source of the danger, and then must act to preserve the anonymity he wanted very much to recapture. It will be available mayber in six months. Writing a book is time consuming and a lot of work.
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