Ty Marshall has to be one of the funniest and most engaging author that I've ever virtually met. Not only does he have an outstanding personality, he writes outstanding books. He stopped by Heartbreakers Haven to give us an exclusive interview. Keep scrolling to see what he had to say.
1. How has your environment, upbringing, where you live, influenced your writing?
Because of the environment I grew up in, I’m able to write with an authenticity that can’t be faked. My mother was a drug dealer in the Crack Era in NY during the late 80’s, early 90s. She also was a very loving mother who made sure I kept my grades on point. So, I received a duel education my whole childhood. Along with my own life experiences as a young adult in the streets. I think that bleeds into my writing and comes through in my characters. It’s street but smart.
2. What’s something you are really good at that few people know?
I can cook really well. I’m not the soul food, mac & cheese, collard greens type cook. I’m more of the honey butter & garlic baked crab legs or grilled salmon over seafood dirty rice with a lemon dill sauce with crawfish meat and shrimp in it type of cook. There is evidence of my work on my IG page.
3. Name an author you dream to collab with?
4. Where did your love of books/storytelling/reading/writing/etc. come from?
I’ve always had a love for writing since I was a kid. My first love was music then books came later down the line. My mother was the person that introduced me to urban fiction as a teenager. I was hooked instantly.
5. What are your top three favorite books of all time?