|Posted by Isiah Hurts on November 5, 2011 at 1:15 AM||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
Read the full interviewe at: http://publottery.blogspot.com/2011/11/forbidden-fruits-by-isiah-hurts.html
|Posted by Isiah Hurts on October 29, 2011 at 5:10 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Isiah Hurts on October 22, 2011 at 5:25 AM||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.
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"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."
|Posted by Isiah Hurts on October 17, 2011 at 1:50 AM||comments (0)|
Contact: Izaac Rojo – Public Relations
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.
|Posted by Isiah Hurts on August 14, 2011 at 5:15 AM||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 www.isiahhurts.webs.com ,
Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and it can be requested at any book
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.
For full interview go to: http://thewritersblog.blog.com/2011/08/14/isiah-talks-poetry-book-and-new-trend-in-poetry/
|Posted by Isiah Hurts on June 29, 2011 at 3:52 PM||comments (0)|
Time I miss
So much time wasted
Not enough educated
Thinking about all the time
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
|Posted by Isiah Hurts on June 29, 2011 at 3:45 PM||comments (0)|
Can be a little
Care about is
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
|Posted by Isiah Hurts on June 29, 2011 at 3:31 PM||comments (0)|
I tried to
Repaint a image
Of a girl
I once knew
But i just couldn't
Get it quite right
Just not right
I hope my mind
Don't fail me
All I have
|Posted by Isiah Hurts on June 25, 2011 at 7:25 PM||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.
|Posted by Isiah Hurts on May 30, 2011 at 2:32 AM||comments (2)|
Here's a new poem off of my new book "Water For the Soul".
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
Pushing for a better world
Hoping she will help
Looking up to a lazy world
That want even help
For another generation
Let's hope they pray on
Praying for the gift
My ancestor gave