Book Spotlight – In My Mother’s House – Blaque Diamond


There was this one time when I was going into the basement to finish my laundry, when I saw Popcorn jump on the bed. Quick turned his back, and his friend the little weasel just sat there acting like he was watching TV. I asked what was going on and of course they said nothing, so I went outside only to learn that they were in the basement mixing up their drugs. They told me that Popcorn was paid to hold the stuff and if anyone came down stairs to get rid of it. Why would she do this here; why would Quick have it here at all? He could have rented an apartment and had his shop set up there, but instead he decided to do his business from the house we grew up in; the house the neighborhood grew up in, IN MY MOTHER’S HOUSE.

Which five words best describes In My Mother’s House?

Crucial and vital, warm and suspenseful, lesson-filled occurrences

Can you share one highlight from the book? 

That night, he stayed over, and I was happy, he held me all night, but I was still in pain. So, the next morning I went to the hospital without telling him. I waited until he left. I arrived at the emergency room of Mary Immaculate Hospital, where the doctor told me I would need to get undressed, so I could be examined, so I got undressed and waited for him to check my heartbeat, but instead he pulled these things out…

What is the purpose of this book?

Writing this book was therapeutic. It reminds readers how much we have in common in the good and bad times. It also talks to us about what happens in our own lives from day to day.

Are there themes that you find turn up again and again in your work? Yes, every family have their secrets. A common thread? Everyone has a story to tell

Which character or part of the book was the most fun to write?

Tango was and still is my best person, he has been a very important factor in my life.

Which part was the hardest?

Writing about the birth of Justice was the most difficult thing and experience to write.

Book Link: https://amzn.to/3onxglr

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