Why would dad let me starve?: When love fails, hunger prevails (Author Interview)



Can you tell us a little about Why would dad let me starve? 

This book depicts a failing marriage that results in a little girl getting plagued with abandonment and food deprivationIn the end she ends up strategizing how to change the narrative. 

What motivated you to write the book? 

Real life experiences that I read or see in the real world was the driving force behind the book. 

What age group did you write the book for? 

I wrote the book for middle school kids and up 

Can you tell us a little about the little girl in the story? 

The little girl is Annie. She is plagued with abandonment and starvation due to the fact that her parents marriage disintegrated. Her father became a drunkard and started neglecting her basic needs . His starving marriage resulted in him starving his child. This is a real ongoing epidemic in todays society. A lot of parents have displaced anger and start projecting their problems onto their kids. What usually happens is that they grow up internalizing all of that and end up having a plethora of psychological issues which make it that much harder for them to function. This little girl is inside a lot of adults today unfortunately.  

How long did it take you to write Why would dad let me starve? 

It took me about 3 weeks to write this 

How did you come up with the title for the book? 

It just sporadically came to mind. The characters and even my envision of the illustrations just organically popped up 

Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing Why would dad let me starve?? 

I had reservations about the main character jumping out of the window. I thought it would be too poignant for the readers 

What do you like to do when not writing? 

I like to sing and spend time with family when not writingI love singing for the Lord and doing my daily devotion  

Where can readers find out more about your work?  

I have a lot of books in the making so stay tuned! You can search Rocky Coleman Author on the google search and my name will pop up. You may also reach out to me through my email at Rockistar201@gmail.com Funny thing about my name is that there is another author out there with that name. It’s a male though and he is very renowned. Hope that’s a good sign! I hope to hear from you guys soon. Please make sure you comment on Amazon.com  on the review portion for my book. You will have to type in “ why would dad let me starve” I will have to talk to my publisher about correcting that to daddy. If you read my interview I just want to say I really appreciate you! Please share my stories with our youth! God bless you! 

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