#AuthorInterview with Eartha Gatlin @earthagatlin #Book Hey You. What about Me, Bria Twon?

About the Book

Sabria Twon had had enough. She finally made it up in her mind to do some serious soul searching about what to do next post-divorce, retirement, and empty nesting. For starters, Bria decided to no longer ignore God’s pebbles, Lord knows she had dodged many bricks (obstacles) along the way, so she ventured off alone to relocate to the big state of Texas to begin a new life.
Bria had been so many things to so many people for ever so long. Now it was time for her, no more excuses, no more putting others first, no questions asked, she sells her house, sends her adult children a text with her plans and off she goes.
At this stage in her life, there was only one person’s opinion that mattered. It was at that moment, Bria faced herself straight in the mirror and asks, “Hey you. What about me, Bria Twon?”
In her pursuit of happiness and fulfillment, Bria is determined to find the answer. The question was, would Bria be willing to face the reality that lie ahead?

About the Author

Eartha G. Gatlin was born and reared in Rockford, Illinois. She is the author of The Chronicles of Bria Twon, this is Eartha’s second work of fiction in the Bria Twon series. She now resides in the Dallas, Texas metroplex.

Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book What is it about?

My new book is titled “HEY YOU. WHAT ABOUT ME, BRIA TWON?” it’s currently available on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com. The new release is a sequel to my previous work, THE CHRONICLES OF BRIA TWON.

In this book, I take readers through another exciting new chapter in Sabria Twon’s life. Bria is out doing some soul searching and self-discovery. HEY YOU. WHAT ABOUT ME, BRIA TWON? presents an evolved and stronger Bria Twon impacted by her mistakes, her challenges, and her everyday life. It depicts her next course of action post-divorce, retirement, and empty-nesting. Bria decides to sell her house,
and move to Texas to start a new life. She begins to understand, it isn’t worth putting others first all the time and takes a long hard look in the mirror asking the one person whom she feels now matters most in her life HEY YOU. WHAT ABOUT ME, BRIA TWON? In addition to Bria’s friend Harmony, readers, will be introduced to three additional girlfriends, Zuni, Connie, and Maysa. The plot thickens with an interesting and intriguing male character, Fav, Bria’s object of desire. This time Bria is determined to embark upon a new journey towards her pursuit of happiness and fulfillment. The only question is, will she be able to do it?

Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, is it directed at any particular market?

My book is directed at anyone who is open to being inspired. It’s my desire to tell stories that are relatable and relevant yet entertaining, humorous, and uplifting while sending the message that flawed individuals are victors too. I think of my writing as inspirational fiction. I’ll always leave my readers with a message, or two, perhaps more.

Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?

I love all Terrie McMillan novels, in fact it was after I read Mama, I believed I could actually tell a story. The story simply resonated with me, not only did I enjoy the plot but it inspired me and mind you that was way back in around 1987ish, you see the thought had been in me, I just didn’t have the courage to do it. I lacked the confidence that I could actually write something others would find interesting. It was after I retired from my corporate career in 2017 that I decided to take a chance and put my first work of fiction out to the public. So, after speaking with my girlfriends some married, most not, it seemed there was a common thread with them that related to issues with women finding good sustainable relationships today. So I decided to expound on that theme and write the sequel to Bria Twon.

Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?

I would like to say to anyone aspiring a dream whatever it is, start somewhere, do it. Listen to your heart, God gave us all a measure of faith use it, if you don’t you’ll live a life of regrets. The best piece of advice I received was to be myself, I don’t compare me, my writing, or who I am to the next best author, I am doing me. Now that’s not to say I don’t have mentors and people in the business who I respect and value their opinions, I do. I sit at their feet because you have to connect with like minded folk to perfect your craft. I want to learn how to be the best version of me that I can be based upon the lessons I’ve learned from them. I see a lot of the phrase on social media I don’t know who needs to hear this but what I will leave you with is don’t be so consumed with how many followers you have, be true to yourself and the rest will come. Remember consistency is key.

Qn 5: Where can our readers find out more about you, do you have a website, or a way to be contacted?


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