Interview with Author Darrel King

Darrel King, author of, “Mackdaddy: Legacy of a Gangsta,” maybe a potential YouTube celebrity. He may be your next YouTube addiction, but for now he is a writer of urban fiction and a few limited other genres as well. I had the opportunity to have a nice conversation with the creative writer.

Casey Bell

Was writing something you’ve always known you wanted to do?

Yes! I really liked both drawing & writing as a kid, but I just stuck with writing as I grew older.

Anyone(s) who you contribute to you wanting to be a writer?

The authors, Edgar Rice Burroughs {Tarzan}, Donald Goines {Kenyatta’s Revenge}, Stephen King {The Shining}, K’wan {Road Dawgz}

What was your first book published? Give a brief synopsis.

“Mackdaddy: Legacy of a Gangsta”

A tale about to young New Yorkers, whose parents relocates to Los Angeles, where they become involved in L.A.’s dangerous street gang culture. Set in the 1970s and early 1980s.

What inspired you to write this book?

The motion pictures, “Colors”, “Menace to Society” and the gangsta rap group N.W.A.

What was your feeling the first time you held your first published book in your hands?

The feeling was unbelievably ecstatic!

What is your latest book? Brief synopsis.

The latest novel is actually a novella that I’ve published as an indie publisher. It’s penned by a bright young author named Lakiesha Carter. Her novella is dubbed “Summer Madness”. It tells the tale of a young FBI agent dispatched to Miami in order to bring two warring drug cartels to justice, however in doing so he falls for the beautiful daughter of one of the very criminals whom he is stalking. She seduces him and a dangerous turn of events begins.

Are you working on anything new?

All the time!

Are you drawn to any specific genre or are you game for anything?

Though I primarily write urban/street fiction, I also both write & publish a variety of genres, including but limited to; Horror, Thrillers, Sci~Fi etc.

Between writing, publishing, and marketing, what was the most difficult for you?

Marketing is super fun, but can have its challenges as well.

Do you have any unique marketing ideas to share with your fellow authors?

Yes. I generally also love to make people laugh with my “Darrell King’s Dank Ass Memes!” 😂😂😂


What advice would you give someone who wants to publish their first book?

Do your full measure of research first. This way you can avoid unnecessary pitfalls. Believe me I know.

If you weren’t a writer what would you be?

A Youtube celebrity

Where can we find you and your books (website, email, social media, etc.)?

Okay here it is… my Facebook url.

Anything else you would like to add that was not covered?

Well yes, I just want to say thank you for extending me the opportunity to interview with you and your audience! I look forward to all of those book reviews and laughing out loud at my hilarious dank ass memes!

“Live, Laugh & Read!”

Thank you for your time.

The pleasure is all mine sir!

If this book sounds like a fit for you here is the link to the book:

I am not sure about his future YouTube status, but looking at his amazon author page, he is for sure, an author.

For more author interviews check out my latest project Writer to Writer Interviews. 2 writers interviewing one another.

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