Walking Enigmas (Author Interview)



Walking Enigmas looks like an exciting story.  Can you tell us a little about it?

Walking Enigmas is a story about a man trying to carry on the legacy of his father. Its is a crime novel that will focus on how we as humans play chess with each other. I chose to base the story in the city of New Orleans because its familiar to me.


Any plans to turn it into a series?

Yes, there will be two more books connected to Walking Enigmas. One titled Forgetting Tomorrow and Shallow Hearts all based on this crime family.


What inspired the idea for your book?

I have always felt that historically when Black Americans are portrayed as criminals in books and movies its always in a barbaric manner. Its always to chase money and women without having a noble cause attached to it. Being the most oppressed group of people in the United States I wanted this book to give a different perspective.


How did you come up with the title to your book?

An Enigma can be defined as a person or thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand. I feel like that is all human beings that walk this planet. We all seem to be a mystery, a puzzle, and difficult to understand.


What will readers get out of your book?

Readers will get out of this book how to play the game of human chess with other people. They will also understand how to move when other people are moving against them.


Can you tell us a little about Theodore?

Theodore is a complicated man, he is ambitious, emotionally detached, and goal oriented. He is a strong person and refuses to fail. Although he is an adult male he still reverts to his teachings that he learned as a kid.


How did you come up with the story and ideas in Walking Enigmas?

I came up with the stories from hearing old tales from former drug dealers and gangsters in New Orleans. Being able to hear them speak about some of the things in the past is very interesting.


Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing Walking Enigmas?

When I write I try not to stay to close to the vest or personal. When writing Walking Enigmas I was challenged with detailing my own experiences in my neighborhood.


What do you like to do when not writing?

I like to direct my own movies based on my books and produce my podcast. I love to direct and produce my own movies.


Where can readers find out more about your work?

Readers can look at www.tmpublishingllc.com They can also visit my Instagram Page which is @truththefilmmaker.