Author of "Push Comes To Shove"
Oasis is the award-winning author of Push Comes to Shove. He is the CEO of Docuversion, a full-service editing firm, and an expert creative writing instructor. He is a native of
Oasis: Push Comes To Shove is a result of my desire to break the mold and stereotype that black authors won’t transcend and/or are forced into. I just wanted to tell a different story.
Oasis: The desire to change my life inspired me to write. I lived a negative lifestyle, and it kept landing me in prison, it kept me at funerals of my friends, and it kept me in hospital visiting rooms with my friends who had escaped death. I got tired of that. I got tired of hearing my mother tell me she was afraid to answer her phone. So writing became my opportunity to do something positive with myself. It became my solution to the streets.
Oasis: Of course. White Heat is up next. White Heat represents the new direction my career has taken on. It is co-authored with my wife, Mrs. Oasis. There might be one or two books written by me on the solo, but the majority of my future projects will be with Mrs. Oasis. We’re bringing something special to the table. Be on the lookout for us.
Oasis: Good question. There are so many things that an author should do. I would have to say to build relationships with as many book clubs and reviewers who are interested in your material as possible. Having access to these individuals gives you access to the reading population through their unique forums because they will promote you through word of mouth. This focus creates a promotional machine when you have the most important people talking about you: the readers themselves and the people who tell readers what to read.
Oasis: I just want to say that I’m here for the long haul. We’re helping authors tighten manuscripts through our company Docuversion, a full service editing firm. You can learn more about me at www.oasisnovels.com and visit me on Facebook. In addition, I like to say thank you, Urban Reviews, for spending time with me. And I hope you’ll have me again.