Eddie reveals that after discovering he was HIV positive, he became clinically depressed. He explains in heartfelt detail how the depression manifested itself–and how he eventually healed by using writing as his “safe haven.”
Next, the multifaceted talent, who refers to himself as a Black Christian HIV-positive SGL (same-gender-loving) writer, discusses the three works he’s penned: LOVE: Something Infinite, LOVE: From Behind, and LOVE Changes. Afterward, I ask him about the challenges he faces as a Black Christian HIV-positive SGL writer, and how he reconciles the Christian and SGL parts.
After learning that his first work would be “nearly impossible” to be accepted by traditional publishers, Pierce, Jr. devised a solution: the creation of Rainbow Room Publishing. He expounds on that journey, which includes the push to include LGBTQ+ HIV-positive characters.
The publisher also clues us in on the innovative plans he has in store for the company.
Lastly, the indie publisher/author and I have a lively, in-depth chat on what it takes for aspiring and already published authors to achieve a level of success. Particularly, we zero in on effective marketing and promotion.
So, there ya have it! This new WYATT! is one helluva inviting, intriguing, and invigorating episode!
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