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Forbidden Fruits Interview

Posted by Isiah Hurts on November 5, 2011 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (0)

1. Why do you write? Or how did you start writing? I write cause it's something I enjoy doing. And I use it as away to express myself. I always use it as a way to get things off my mind. And keep my creative juices flowing. I started writing when I was 14/15 yrs. old. I had to write a poem for an class assignment. Everybody kept on telling me how talented I was even though it took me awhile to relize it.

2.Can you tell us a little about your book? Forbidden Fruits features poems and thoughts that I have been writing since I was little. I never ment for these poems to get out. I wrote it as away to remember things when I get older. But after I went through my journals and notebooks. I noticed thst thier was something special about som of the peoms.

3.What is your publication story, or how did you get published? I sent my manuscripts to my agent and had my agent go out and send the manuscript to diffrent publishers and the rest is history.

4. Do you have any advice for other writers? Study your craft be original. Learn the business cause the more you know about the inner working of the business. The longer of a career you going to have. And study the work of other authors that you admire.

5.Who do you like better, Batman or Indiana Jones? Batman but I prefer spiderman

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Posted by Isiah Hurts on October 29, 2011 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)

What can we expect from you in the future? ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?
I’m working on another poetry book I’m planning on releasing in 2013. I’m also getting ready to start work on my second.

How long have you been writing?, and who or what inspired you to write?
I been writing every since 15. My teacher made me write a poem for a class assignment. I knew I had a gift for writing, but it wasn’t until after I won an award for my poem life. That I knew I had a gift. I was inspired to starting writing full time after I won a couple award for poems I have written.

What genre would you place your books into?
I’m going to have to say poetry and self-help cause a lot of my poems have messages in them, that we all can learn from.

Where do you get your book ideas from?
I get my ideas from things that I am inspired about, or feel empowered about. Such as social issue. A lot of the ideas usually comes to me. Whenever I thinking or have a lot on my mind.

Have you ever suffered from a "writer's block"? What did you do to get past the "block"?
I usually don’t suffered from writer block cause I usually write when ideas, and thoughts starts coming to me. I don’t like my poems to feel rushed. So I just let it come to me.

Is there a certain Author that influenced you in writing?
I would have to say Maya Angelou is one person I’m influenced by coming on she’s a legend. But the person who has the biggest influence on me. Is Lady GaGa and Ashanti. I like Ashanti cause she has the ability to go deeper then what most poets are willing to go, and she follows her own rules when it comes to writing poetry. And don’t follow the rules that most poets. Which she got a lot of flack for when she wrote a poetry book. But her writing reflections more on emotion then story telling. And that something I want to carry on in my writing

Do you think ebooks will ever totally replace printed books
? No. There are always people who are going to like the touch, smell and fell of the book. And theirs always going to be somebody who is not tech savvy. Their always are going to be people who like to search for new authors on the book shelf.

Are there any New Authors you are interested in for us to watch out for? and Why should we watch out for them?
Poet Michael J. Burt. I think he is very gifted . I think he got a lot more in stores for us, he's very creative and ahead of his time. Hannah Faye the author who wrote a rappers college. Yes I love that book.

Is there anything in your book/books you would change now if you could and what would it be?
When it comes to my first book. I think I probably would have stuck to my own writing style instead of trying to be Maya Angelou. I was 18 and it was my first book and I was writing the type of poems my peers was encourage me to write, but hey it was a learning experience. That’s why I stuck to my guns on this book.

What piece of advice would you give to a new writer?
Be original find your own style. You really have to love writing in order to stay in this game. You have to be consistent with your book promotion. You have to really believe in your talent. Think about the message you are trying to get across with your book. Connecting with other authors is very important. Learn from others. Read! Read! Read! It surprises me how many authors don’t really read that much. Reading perfects your writing talent. It keeps the creative juices flowing. Read in various genres as well. And lastly, always keep perfecting your craft.

Where can readers follow you?

Your web site ?
Your Goodreads author page?
Your Twitter details?

I Got Forbidden Fruits

Posted by Isiah Hurts on October 22, 2011 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (0)

I just wanted to let y'all know that I got an advance copy of my new book Forbidden Fruits coming April 1 ,2012. And wanted to share the cover with you. And let you know that you can pre-order the book on my website starting November 20,2011.

"All my life, I've written these words with no thought or intention of sharing them, not even with my confidants". These are my most delicate thoughts. It wasn't until going through my journals and notebooks that I realized how ready I am to share these thoughts. Some of them are painful, some of them are just observations.
I call this Forbidden Fruits because everything I have ever written has taught me a lesson."

Isiah Classic Food Available on Kindle

Posted by Isiah Hurts on October 17, 2011 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Contact: Izaac Rojo – Public Relations

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Hurts Books Presents Isiah Classic Food

Houston, TX, October 15, 2011 -- Isiah is set to release a kindle version of his book
Isiah Classic Food.

For Isiah, cooking is about love. Taught by the great
Southern cooks in his family, Isiah Hurts has kept these family heirlooms close
to his heart. But now, he invites you into his kitchen and serves up more than
50 of his favorite recipes, from treasured down-home favorites - Isiah Say My
Name Creole Jambalaya, to Love Christmas Sticky Buns.

Isiah Classic Food
has the recipes you'll want to cook, eat, and share with friends. Filled with
the legendary Isiah's favorite dishes and step-by-step instructions on how to
prepare them, Isiah makes you feel like Isiah's in the kitchen with you,
demonstrating the recipes and techniques that can turn anybody into a fabulous

Author, poet Isiah is a native of Texas. He burst onto the scene in
2005 when his poem Life was featured in the book, Fresh Cutting. Life was also
featured in Immortal Verses in 2007. In October 2007 Isiah won an Editor's
Choice Award For Outstanding Achievement In Poetry for his poem, Life. He
released his first cookbook, Isiah Classic Food, on March1, 2010. Isiah is also
an entrepreneur with products under development under his company Hurts
Publishing, as well as producing a merchandising line.

Isiah Talks Poetry, Books, and New Trend in Poetry

Posted by Isiah Hurts on August 14, 2011 at 5:15 AM Comments comments (0)

1. Why did you begin writing?
My love for writing started at age 14 when I had to write poem for a class assignment. And I realized it was something that I was good and something a enjoyed doing. But career wise I didn’t start writing professionally until after I won an award for my poem Life.


2. Tell us about your books. Where can we buy them?
I have a few books published, but for the purpose of this blog I want to talk about my poetry book Water For the Soul. A lot of the poems that I had written when I was little have helped me when I got older. It amaze me how one can write something down out of nowhere, but end up going through it when they get older. So I decided to release this book to help other people overcome their problems, whether it has to do with death, love, or even fears. That’s why I decided to call it Water for the Soul.

Water For the Soul can be purchased at my website ,, Barnes & Noble, and it can be requested at any book store.

3. What is the biggest challenge you face with your writing career?

Getting my books in the main stream seems to be a big challenge. I write because I love writing. I’ve been writing as a hobby for several years, but I’ve been writing professionally I’d say since 2009. However, the book industry isn’t what it used to be, let’s say ten years ago. Although I have a few books published, I still struggle with book promotion and wanting to see my career go further ahead then what it is. I do book signings, I promote through social media, I’ve even done internet radio interviews. But honestly, I’d like to see my hard work pay off more than what it has. But I’m in this writing game for the long haul, mostly because writing is a deep passion for me. I won’t ever give up on it. It’s what I was meant to do.

4. What advice do you have for aspiring authors?
You really have to love writing in order to stay in this game. You have to be consistent with your book promotion. You have to really believe in your talent. Think about the message you are trying to get across with your book. Connecting with other authors is very important. Learn from others. Read! Read! Read! It surprises me how many authors don’t really read that much. Reading perfects your writing talent. It keeps the creative juices flowing. Read in various genres as well. And lastly, always keep perfecting your craft.


5. What’s next for you?
I’m working on a new poetry book called Forbidden fruits which is a lot deeper than my first poetry book Water For the Soul. I have really improved my writing a lot since my first poetry book, and have more to talk about. I’m also working a on a new cook book called Isiah Favorite Meals And Treats. Based off of my first cook book Isiah Classic Food. I also wrote a poetry book called Memories which I gave away for free on line.

Isiah Hurts is an author, writer, and poet. He can be contacted through his websites and

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Ring Leader

Posted by Isiah Hurts on June 29, 2011 at 3:52 PM Comments comments (0)


Time Again

Time I miss

So much time wasted

Not enough educated

Thinking about all the time

I shared

And all the energy I lost


Feel so good

But felt so bad

How can I start over


For so good

For all my life

Now it's time to begin

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Selfish World

Posted by Isiah Hurts on June 29, 2011 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Selfish World

I feel

At times

This world

Can be a little



All people

Care about is

Material objects


Not realizing


All the material objects

In the world


Will never satisfy you

Or end world hunger


So why want

We work hard

To save the world

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That Girl

Posted by Isiah Hurts on June 29, 2011 at 3:31 PM Comments comments (0)

That Girl

I tried to

Repaint a image

Of a girl

I once knew

But i just couldn't

Get it quite right


The image

Always came

Out ugly

Or unfinished

Just not right


I hope my mind

Don't fail me

For that's

All I have

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Water For the Soul Review

Posted by Isiah Hurts on June 25, 2011 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Date Reviewed: May 31, 2011

WATER FOR THE SOUL by Isiah Hurts is filled with poetry that sheds light on the life of a man who has experienced a journey filled with pain, joy, and everything in between. "Life" speaks of death, while "Dirt and Water" speaks of love. Each poem is a piece of life on the page, giving voice to the deepest thoughts and desires. Readers will be able to relate to Hurts' experiences.

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My Throne

Posted by Isiah Hurts on May 30, 2011 at 2:32 AM Comments comments (2)

Here's a new poem off of my new book "Water For the Soul".

My Throne

I'm head of my throne

And I'm happy with that

Like no other human being on earth

waiting as my time shall come


My Throne


Pushing for a better world

Hoping she will help

Looking up to a lazy world

That want even help


My Throne


For another generation

Shall come

Let's hope they pray on

Praying for the gift

My ancestor gave


My Throne

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