Timm Knight, author of God's Will But My Choice, stopped by for an interview.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I consider myself a continual work in progress always looking to express myself creatively.I enjoy writing whether its music, poetry or now books I strive to put forth my best efforts.
What do you do when you're not writing?
When I'm not writing I'm spending time with my 3 children. Being a single dad is job in itself so I do my best to find the balance and still pursue my professional pursuits.
When did you first start writing?
I first starting writing for fun about 9 years old. I wrote a sitcom episode and then I wrote a movie script. I did't really imagine doing anything with it though at that time.
Is there any particular author or book that influenced you in any way either growing up or as an adult?
From time to time I used to read books by authors like Nathan Mccall, Donald Goines and other writers in what's considered street literature. Their unique style and voice in their writing gave me the liberty to paint my stories however I saw it in my mind.
What inspired you to write this particular book?
I was initially inspired to write this book after sitting with my pastor who simply asked if I have ever considered writing a book. At first I didn't think much about it but days later I revisited the thought and simply asked myself. "Well, what would you write about?" And a year a 3 months later we have "God's Will But MY Choice"
What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?
One of my favorite chapters in the book is "The Plan" because it shows how even when you have the best of intentions things don't always go according to plan.
What is best writing advice you can give?
Write what you believe and believe in what you write!
Is there anything else you'd like your readers to know about the book?
I'm just excited to share this coming of age story with the world!
About the book:
God’s Will But My Choice by Timm Knight is an emotional urban drama about a 14-year-old boy named Tim Stewart on the cusp of adulthood trying to find his true self. Although Tim is good in academics, he feels the pressure of his run down Clarksville neighborhood to keep his thug like appearance up. He is constantly getting into trouble fighting in the streets but now wants to start a non-violent gang with his best friends.
However, is there any such thing as a non-violent gang?
Tim’s life is further complicated by his manipulative, and self-serving stepmother Sunny who’s goal seems to be to drive him and his father apart. While hanging out in the park one day, Tim and his friends confront Darius a extremely jealous school rival. Moreover, this encounter lets him know that danger is on the way. Tim has dreams of becoming a young, legit businessman, but with his foe getting in the way will his dreams ever come true?
Feeling overwhelmed and hopeless, Tim decides to make a change and takes off for the big city looking to start his life a new.
What he doesn’t see coming is that you can’t always leave the past behind. And his sudden acts of defiance will hurt those he loves the most. No matter how far Tim tries to run or what trouble he gets into God’s will is always stronger than his choices or is it?
God’s Will But My Choice is a gritty yet touching coming of age story about how the urban streets are changing the lives of young black boys soon to be young black men. In a story that’s both relatable and entertaining, readers will not soon forget this honest portrayal of the streets.
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