“If I could’ve had the chance to speak with Dr. Maya Angelou, I would’ve asked her, ‘How were you able to be so inspiring in spite of the world around you?'”
Jacob Grovey joined Writers’ League of Texas earlier this month and lives in Austin, TX.
I write fiction and poetry.
Scribe: What author would you most like to have a drink with, and what’s the first question you would ask them?
Jacob Grovey: I have to give two answers for this. If I could’ve had the chance to speak with Dr. Maya Angelou, I would’ve asked her, “How were you able to be so inspiring in spite of the world around you?” Secondly, I would like to converse with Chuck Palahniuk. I think I would have to ask him, “How in the world are you able to come up with this crazy stuff?”
Scribe: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want to have with you to keep you sane?
JG: I know this may sound cliché, but I would have to take the Bible. Even though I am still working on being able to read it more, no author’s words can even begin to compare to God’s.
Scribe: What have you learned from your association with the Writers’ League?
JG: Even though I haven’t been a member for long, I am already starting to see how many opportunities are available for me. Even this interview wouldn’t be possible without being a member of the Writers’ League.
Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?
JG: In the future, my writing will allow me to see even more of the world. With my writing, I will eventually be able to continuously donate money and help build communities (globally).
Scribe: Here at the Writers’ League, we love sharing book recommendations. What’s one Texas-related book that has come out within the past year that you couldn’t put down?
JG: One book I haven’t been able to put down recently is the biography, Unashamed. It was written by Texas’s Grammy-award winning rapper, LeCrae. Even if you’re not into rap/spoken word, I would recommend reading about his testimony and spiritual journey .
Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!
JG: First, I want to say thank you for this opportunity. Like the old American Express commercials, I am already starting to see that “Membership has its privileges.” I certainly can’t pass on an opportunity to promote my work! So, I want everyone to know my third book, Dance of the Broken, is now available. You can read more about (and order) it and my previous books (My World, My Words: Confessions of a Cluttered Mind and The Book of Jacob) and jacobgrovey.com and globalgeniussociety.com. You can also follow me on Twitter and Instagram (@thejaygrovey) or find The Writings of Jacob Grovey on Facebook. I have many things already in the works for 2017! Thank you in advance for everyone who gives my writing a chance to live.
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