Intimate Conversation with Mike Warren
BPM: Tell us a little about yourself. Do you have anyone in your life that was heavily influential in your deciding to become an author?
OK Ella, my name is Mike Warren and I’m the author of “A Private Affair,” “Sweet Swagger,” Sir, Yes Sir.” and my latest release, “Just Make Him Beautiful.” I have been writing professionally for the last 6 years and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
I have a Bachelor Degree in Telecommunication from Morgan State University and a Masters Degree in Communications from Towson State. I am fortunate to be in a dedicated relationship and a proud father and I still live in Baltimore, Maryland.
Mike Warren: When I began writing my first book, “A Private Affair” the only writer I knew was a young black author by the name of Shelton Jackson. He past away a few years ago but he was the one who gave me the incentive to write a novel.
BPM: How did you initially break into the publishing industry?
Mike Warren: Wow, I was over a friends’ house and one of their friends came over and I was of course talking about my manuscript and they said that their cousin had just publish a book. Long story short, he put me in contact with his cousin and the rest is history as they say… Definitely, being in the right place at the right time
BPM: What is your definition of success?
Mike Warren: My definition of success is the readers as well as other writers that have acknowledged and enjoy your work.
BPM: What have you realized about yourself since becoming a published author?
Mike Warren: What I’ve realized about myself as a published author is that I turned myself on about the things I write about. LOL
BPM: What are some of the benefits of being an author that makes it all worthwhile?
Mike Warren: I would love to say it’s the money and the attention but it’s not. Some of the benefits that makes it worth while is when I get that email from a young person who might be struggling with their sexuality and they tell me how much they have learned about themselves while reading my books. Another benefit is when I get a call from a soldier whose been in Iraq or Afghanistan and they let me know that I’ve just told their story and how much my novel took their mind off the war and being away from home.
BPM: Do you have any advice for people seeking to publish a book?
Mike Warren: My advice would be to check the book stores and look at some of the books that are in your same genre and look in those books and find the publishers website. Go to those websites and check to see if they accept unsolicited manuscripts? If they do, check and see how they prefer their submissions and send yours to them.
Just Make Him Beautiful by Mike Warren
Nothing ever came easy for Cameron Jenkins. Growing up on the mean city streets, he knew was different from most boys his age after having to deal with the abuse from his step-father, and then from his secret, unlikely boyfriend. One catastrophic incident after another leads Cameron down a road that most people can’t even imagine. Unfortunately, the murder of his older brother takes a toll on him. Soon, Cameron and his mentally ill mother develop a plan to revenge all those who had abused him as well as payback the man who killed his brother. With the motto “A life for a life”, in mind, Cameron is torn between finding love and peace, while settling the score.
If you’ve read Mike Warren’s trilogy, A Private Affair, Sweet Swagger and Sir, Yes Sir….you won’t want to miss this! Mike on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mike.warren.986 also at: www.lifechangingbooks.net
Just Make Him Beautiful by Mike Warren. Primary Message in the book- Although the story is told in a vivid, fast-paced way, it’s a shocking eye-opener into the world of homosexuality.
Other books written by Mike Warren
* A Private Affair
* Sweet Swagger
* Sir Yes, Sir
Just Make Him Beautiful by Mike Warren
About the Publisher, LCB
Life Changing Books, better known as LCB, established in 2003 is quickly becoming one of the most respected
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CEO, Azarel, launched the company with the release of her self-published title, A Life to Remember, and from
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