Quinton Veal Interview
Today we’re getting a little bit into the head of poet and cover artist, Quinton Veal.
Quinton: How you doing brother Lambert?
Brent: Pretty good man. Got a busy day ahead of me. Yourself?
Quinton: Yeah me too, working this cover for someone’s book.
Brent: Well tell me a little bit about that. What are your current projects in progress?
Quinton: Well it’s an Essay book cover art I’m nearly completed with for Katrina Bills. A Black History Essay book. I’m also currently working on my fifth poetry book.
Brent: You have a title for that book yet or is it still pending?
Quinton: Its science fiction poetry. The title is still up in the air.
Brent: Did your other four books have the same topic?
Quinton: No not syfy but just erotic poetry. I’m trying out something new this time to see how that will work out.
Brent: How are you feeling about working in the genre so far?
Quinton: Its cool, my lady Valjeanne inspired me to write a little about that.
Brent: Has she been a major influence on your work?
Quinton: Yeah a lot, we huh…we pretty much influence each other. When I write she tells me how great of a writer I am. She talks about getting a reader’s attention with poetry can be difficult.
Brent: So give us a rundown of your works if you can.
Quinton: Her Black Body I Treasure (A Volume of Erotic Art and Poetry)
United Souls: Stories and Poetry of Seduction
The Collected Works of Quinton Veal, and Fire And Desire.
Quinton: Of course I create the covers for my own stuff. Here are the works I have created the covers for other authors:
Immortal III: Stealer of Souls
Mona LiveLong:Paranormal Detective
Immortal IV: Collision of Worlds
The Switch II: Clockwork
Brent: Impressive stuff man. Sounds like you keep busy. Anything else you want to let us know about work wise?
Quinton: My poetry has been published in Hurricane Katrina Couldn’t Break Us, Poetic Gumbo, and I Want My Poetry To….
I was also featured The O.T.H.E.R. S.C.I. F.I. Magazine and my artwork was featured in Genesis Science Fiction Magazine 2012 and 2014 editions. I am the co-owner of Q & V Affordable Editing. Right now I am currently writing my fifth book.
Brent: So with all your works and experience; what advice would you give to someone who’s an aspiring writer?
Quinton: My advice to writers is never give up on your dreams as a writer. Stay focused in whatever drives to go further.
Brent: So do you have a routine as a writer you follow?
Quinton: Yeah, I listen to 2pac mostly when I write and Public Enemy.
Brent: Classics! I hear a lot of writers say they use music to get them in the zone. What about those artists inspire you?
Quinton: They inspire me to understand the struggles we face day to day.
Brent: So what authors are you keeping up with currently? Any books you would recommend to people out there?
Quinton: Langston Hughes, currently of course Valjeanne Jeffer’s book Colony Ascension: An Erotic Space Opera.
Brent: Good deal. So tell me a little about yourself. Where are you from? What’s it like there? What made you want to become a writer?
Quinton: I’m a native of East Saint Louis, IL. It’s cool but situations here are currently on edge since the Michael Brown incident.
What made me want to become a writer is that it’s in my blood!
Brent: Cool. Oh anything you want to let anyone know about before we wrap this up? Like projects or just any general wisdom?
Quinton: Here’s our website and everyone should give it a look. www.vjeffersandqveal.com
Brent: Sounds great man. We appreciate your time. I’m going to put some links below this interview so people will know where to find your work.
Where to Find Quinton’s Works:
The Collected Works of Quinton Veal: http://www.amazon.com/Collected-Works-Quinton-Veal-ebook/dp/B00JW3UXGM/
United Souls: Stories and Poetry of Seduction: http://www.amazon.com/United-Souls-Stories-Poetry-Seduction-ebook/dp/B007R9G6QE/