Official Apex Reviews Interview: Harold Nash (Much Props)
Harold, thanks for joining us for this interview. We're looking forward to learning more about your collection.
Where did you get the inspiration to put together a poetry collection saluting the various heroes that surround us every day? Mavericks have always been the most interesting people to me. And so, I figured it was about time for me to write a book paying tribute to these kinds of people.
Are Scott and Harry, the protagonists of the short stories in the collection, based on real people that you know? Absolutely, Scott and Harry were very real. And they both gave me experiences that will stay with me forever.
Are the stories based on experiences that you've had? Yes, and in both of these stories, I felt trapped. Nevertheless, I learned that even in the most unsual and unpleasant situations, there is always a bridge of hope to help you get through troubled waters.
What was it about your former English teacher's influence that prompted you to pursue your writing career? Miss McFarland was so upset with me when I selected speech communications as a major, rather than journalism. And so I made a vow to her that I would never give up writing.
Your personal connection to God plays a prominent role in many of your poems. Please share more with us about the significance of your spiritual faith.. My poetry revolves around righteousness, and spirituality. It's a good thing that you asked me that question, because my spiritual interest recently led me to discover two very astonishing books. Both of these books are actually the origins of the Bible. The first one is called "The book of Enoch." And the second book is called "The Dead Sea Scrolls."
You are certainly not afraid of invoking controversy in your writings, which is displayed perfectly in the piece entitled "My Prayer." What in particular inspired you to craft that poem? The polor opposites in this world, and the clashes, and tension that engenders from them..
You're becoming quite the prolific author. Please share more with our readers about the other books that you've written. My Autobiography is about a gang leader who had targeted me to be his next victim of violence, because I unknowingly pursued his girlfriend. He was then asked by a friend of mine, who also knew him well, to scratch me off of his hit list. So he did. Subsequently, a few of his boys inadvertently jumped me anyway. I then began boxing for a local gym. Five months later, I won a local golden gloves championship. Most of the guys in this gang ended up dead, or doing a lot of time in the penitentiary.
What are your future writing/publishing plans? Futuristically, I intend to publish a local newspaper in Seattle. This newspaper will revolve around the lifestyles of beautiful women with Asian, Italian, and Eastern African descent.
Do you have a website where our readers can learn more about you and your writing efforts? Readers can find out more about me by going to www.authorsden.com
Also, how can they contact you directly? My E-mail address is: kareemkhaliq.yahoo.com
Any final thoughts you'd like to share? I really want to thank Miss Wendy Paulson for her expertise, and very thorough review. And I also want to thank you Miss Genevieve Wilson for having me again.
Thanks again, Harold, and best of continued success to you in all your endeavors!