Release Date: May 20, 2014
“I want to go back to the days when I was blind to the things you do. I want my innocence back.”
“These are not the type of people you just walk away from. Do you know how much money you made for them while I was gone?”
"Money doesn't make a man a monster. The person within does. Money merely magnifies the mirror; if you are a good man, you become a better one."
What was your inspiration for writing Mafietta 2: A House Divided
After doing quite a bit of volunteering in the urban community. I wrote Mafietta in hopes that it would shed light on the urban situation. Many of the women I encountered were not aware of their potential or the educational opportunities that exist for them to create a better life and in-turn fell into a trap.
What is a hidden talent or pastime that you enjoy that would surprise others?
I love to bake. My pound cake and cookies are the best.
Are your books plot or character-driven? Why?
I am intrigued by those who choose to get ahead on the wrong side of the law. I love movies like The Godfather, In Too Deep, American Gangster, and Belly. However, none of these movies really delve into the effects this type of lifestyle has on women. Consequently, I decided to present a situation where a woman would head this illegal enterprise; so for me the story line is character driven. It is important that Clarke and Errol begin with a pure and innocent love. Creating plots that coincide with that are significant to me.
What would you like readers to walk away with after reading your book?
I'd like my readers to examine the ways we change and mold ourselves to maintain certain personal relationships. Then I'd like us to take a personal inventory and act accordingly.
What is one thing you would have done differently at the beginning of your writing career with the knowledge that you have now?
I would have gotten a publicist. They push down doors I had no idea how to open.
ABOUT E.W. BROOKS
Growing up in a small town fueled E.W.’s desire to see more and led her to larger cities where she always kept abreast of events via the nightly news and local newspapers. Brooks was intrigued by the stories of those who made an effort at a better life; on the wrong side of the law. Her curiosities led to much research and her writing, Mafietta.
E.W. Brooks is an Army Wife, big sister and mentor with a big imagination. She is the founder of the Campbell Sisterhood, a group of women who support and empower each other as well as other Army Wives. Brooks also donates 10% of book proceeds to the Military Matters Project. However, she says her greatest joy comes from spending time with her family and seeing the smiling faces of those she’s helped to find a bit of light along their journey.
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