About Author : All 4 of Adrienne's current releases have appeared on at least 2 Amazon Kindle bestsellers lists. Married at sixteen, a mother twice by seventeen, and thrice a mother and divorced by twenty-four, Adrienne Thompson is no stranger to adversity. Not your typical teenage mother, she went on to complete her college degree and to earn her nursing license.Read more
Here's our interview with Adrienne Thompson
When did you first start writing?
I’ve been writing poetry since I was a teenager. I began writing actual novels in 2009.
What made you write Little Sister (or prompted you as in the first time you thought about its characters)?
Little Sister focuses on the life of Cleo Williams. Cleo was a minor character in one of my other novels, Been So Long. Her story was one that begged to be told. And fans of Been So Long have been anxiously awaiting it.
What do you look up to for inspiration?
God, my children, and the ups and downs of my life and the lives of those around me.
Which is your favorite novel and why?
Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillan. When I first read it, the characters and their stories consumed me. I had never read anything like it before. It had quite an impact on me as a reader and a writer.
Does your novel have any parallels that could be drawn from your life?
All of my novels parallel my journey through and from brokenness to healing. My characters are a work in progress and so am I.
Did you have a music playlist while working on Little Sister?
Yes. As a matter of fact, all of my books include an official playlist. The chapters are all actual song titles. The titles are listed at the beginning of the book. Little Sister’s soundtrack is comprised of songs by R&B singer, Mary J. Blige.
How did writing help you in real life?
Writing helps me to express feelings, hopes, dreams, and fears that I would otherwise keep bottled up inside. Writing is my release.
Which movie do you connect to most and how?
Hmmm, I’m truly a movie lover, so that’s hard one for me. It would have to be a musical, so I guess I’ll choose Hairspray. It’s all about unity and dreams and music and it includes a chubby girl—all of the things that are near and dear to my heart, lol.
State your one irresistible desire
What would you like people to take away from the experience of reading “Little Sister”?
I would like for them to take away from it that everyone has a story—no matter how closely we get to know them, often there is still something buried underneath the surface that we know nothing about. If we love them, it is our duty to dig deeper and to help them face their hidden issues.
What would you say to aspiring writers?
Never give up. Even when things look bleak, keep writing and keep believing in yourself.
If you had a minute to go live on International Network, what message would you give to world?
I would want to let everyone know that there is much more goodness in this world than we realize and that if we just look closely enough, we can see it.
What are you currently working on?
After Little Sister is released on 1/29/13, I will be releasing a couple more books centered around the characters in Been So Long, so I am currently working on them.
Be sure to drop her an hi at her website: adriennethompsonwrites.webs.com