Quinton Veal Interview

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

Colony: Ascension

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:

Fire and Desire: http://www.amazon.com/Fire-And-Desire-Quinton-Veal-ebook/dp/B00L9MCLUU/

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/

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