Al Dickens – Author Interview

What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it.

Uncle Yah Yah: 21st Century Man of Wisdom is a self help and inspirational book.

Tell us something about yourself.

I was raised in Newark, NJ. I’ve been in prison for the past 50 years – from 1960 to 2010. My writing and education was accomplished in prison.

What inspired you to write this book?

My desire to help uplift humanity inspired me to write this book.

How did you know you wanted to be a writer? How did you get started?

I knew I wanted to be a writer when I took American Literature as one of my college courses. That class taught me how to write.

What do you believe is the hardest part of writing?

I would say that the hardest part about writing is self-discipline.

How do you do research for your books?

My research was gathered by reading books with similar ideas to what I was writing about.

Are you working on your next book? What can you tell us about it?

My next book is part two to Uncle Yah Yah.

What is the best advice you could give other writers about writing or publishing?

The best advice I’d give others about writing is that a writer must make time to read as many books as s/he can and a writer must make time to write.

What are you doing to promote your latest book?

I’m currently working on radio and blog tours to promote Uncle Yah Yah: 21st Century Man of Wisdom. We’re also making appearances at festivals and expos in different states.

Where can readers learn more about you and your book?

Readers can visit my Facebook Fan Page Ask Uncle Yah Yah.