I physically meet my favorite author in January 2012. I have been communicating with Al-Saadiq Banks since 2004. I’ve been an avid reader for many years, meet authors went to book signings etc. When I had the opportunity to e-mail and chat via my Coast2Coast online readers book club through cyberspace that was something new for me.
When I would find small errors in his novels, I would e-mail him he would check it out and say “yeah you were right”. Saadiq never got upset or angry about being corrected, but displayed cockiness with confidence always respectful and a true gentleman.
Al-Saadiq reached out to me and said “my wife and I are headed to New Orleans, La and I would love to meet you”. I missed my opportunity when I went to the Harlem Book fair, so I was really excited to meet him and his wife. Al-saadqi and I share the same faith (Islam) so naturally we have mutual respect for one another.
When he arrived in New Orleans I gave him and his wife a mini tour of the city, we ate seafood snow crabs, shrimp, crawfish and crabs. He treated me to Dinner shared his vision with me regarding his breakthrough with his Comic Book series. I was elated that this author was asking me a reader for an opinion regarding his ideas.
Meeting Al-Saadiq was great experience for me one I will never forget. Al-Saadiq is a Novelist who has done it his way and continues to give his readers True2Life Productions. His work includes 10 novels 1 comic book and a DVD documentary.
Titles: No Exit, Block Party, Sincerely Yours, Caught Um Slipping, Block Party II (The After Party), Block Party III (Brick City Massacre), Strapped, Back to Bizness and Money Power & Disrespect. Menace to Society (Walk with me) Short story. Block Party Volume I comic series and DVD Documentary: Walk with me.
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