Trey and The Great Greece Adventure (Author Interview)

Trey and The Great Greece Adventure looks like an exciting story.  Can you tell us a little about it?

Trey and The Great Greece Adventure is story about a young basketball fan who is going through the stages of coming into his own, but he is not quite sure how to do so due to him feeling so different from everyone else. Then, Trey met someone who would change his views forever. This person helped Trey with his confidence, helped him acquire the skills needed to navigate uncomfortable situations, and he did what Trey loved, played basketball. The story tells us to follow the path of what we love with open-mindedness and positivity and allow it to guide us into whatever we want.


Any plans to turn it into a series?

I do plan to turn this into a series. 8-book series called Trey. I have completed a couple others and currently working to finish out the series.


What inspired the idea for your book?

What inspired me to write this series was my journey and experience. I was a young kid who really loved basketball and I allowed basketball to take me all over the world. I was able to live in 8 different countries and visit many others all because of the game of basketball. In this book and series, I want to inspire kids to follow their dreams, passions, and allow those desires to guide them throughout their life. True balance in life comes from doing the things you truly love and want to do.


What will readers get out of your book?

Readers will notice the many examples of social emotional learning skills (self-awareness, social awareness, decision making) throughout the book. Acquiring those skills are vital in our lives and the journey we go on. The earlier kids can get a hold of the skills, the smoother life’s transitions will go.


Can you tell us a little about Trey?

Trey is a young boy who is tall, skinny, and wears glasses and is trying to find his identity, but has not yet developed the skills to do so. He feels like he so different from others, but his outlet is basketball. He oftentimes uses basketball as a crutch, but soon came to learn that it could be the driver for whatever he wanted in his life.


What part of the book was the most fun to write?

The most fun part of the book to write was the fun facts. I thought the storyline was really good, but being able to teach kids about foreign countries and their culture can be life changing.


How did you come up with the story and ideas in Trey and The Great Greece Adventure?

Honestly, everything in the book, I lived. I played basketball in Greece. I have visited all of these places and ate the foods that I mentioned. This is actually my experience, so I thought it would be cool to share. Especially for young kids who have a passion for something. Mine just happened to be basketball.


What do you like to do when not writing?

I enjoy learning and teaching. I recently got my Master’s in Psychology, so I have been focused on gaining as much knowledge as possible to go with my experiences, in hopes of being able to help the youth, athletes, and others figure out their path through life.

I like playing basketball, too.


Where can readers find out more about your work?

I have a lifestyle brand that is called Trusted Legacy. We are all on all platforms. There you will be able to find programs that I have created and events that I have done, as well as, what’s next. Take a look!


Instagram: trusted.legacy

My personal Instagram: ReseRice4

TikTok: trustedlegacy4