Artist turned Author release Debut Novel that Exposes the Everyday Struggles of a very young boy dealing with Demons and a Non-Winning Battle against Aids.
(September 3, 2011-Harrisburg, PA) Artist Pacino turned Author Preston Dent, releases his debut novel entitled David, the first novel from this new author shines a light on the evil side of life, as it tells a horrific tale of abuse, drugs and sex in this twisted tale that shines light on the events that people tend to pretend do not exist.
“I wanted to give people real life stories not a fairy tale romance, I wanted to show them what drives a person to be the way they are” Explains Author Preston Dent, “I wanted them to hate someone but be able to forgive, but more importantly become a person of understanding and know a person’s pain before judging the book by its cover.”
The Book David is currently available on amazon.com, Barnes and noble, as author Preston Dent prepares for a Book Tour in the South East to promote Aids Awareness and Education. “ The novel was really to shed light on a topic that people talk about but are still afraid to address, this disease has no list of names, or care about color or sex and I want everyone to protect themselves, be the best they can be and love life, live long, and be free!”
About the Book:
In this explosive tale, the character David grows up in the foster care system, where he has no family or guidance he turns to the only male figure in his life Smooth, his foster brother where he heads down a dangerous life of crime and sexual encounters with multiple females that eventually leads to him contacting HIV. David is currently for sale on www.amazon.com, ISBN: 9781450242691 and is published through iuniverse.com a self-publishing company.
About Preston Dent:
Born in Kansas City Ms., at the age of 9 my father moved us to Harrisburg Pa, to the projects on Cameron St, at a young age Preston noticed he had a desire to write. By the age of 13, Preston A. Dent was writing love letters in form of poetry to impress girls and other class mates. “As I got older I started rapping my words and desired to become the next 2 Pac or Scarface.” Not knowing that his love for writing would lead to him becoming a Self-Published author Preston continued on the road of stardom as a hip hop artist under the pen name “Pacino”, when he received the opportunity to present to a group of high school students, he noticed that his lyrical content was not a story he wanted to share with a group of that age, that is when Pacino resorted by to his form self of Preston Dent and created a novel that’s story could be shared with the world.
Introducing Author Preston A. Dent
Born in Kansas City, MO., Preston Dent got the taste of reality at the age of 9 when his father up rooted them and moved them to an inner city Projects on Cameron St. in Harrisburg, PA by the age of 12 he was very accustom to inner city life, “I got shot with a 38 revolver when I was 13, dying for 4 seconds. It wasn’t Bloods or Crips we had hoods, it was about what side of town you lived on and in, I was knee deep into that life style, I loved it, but karma has a way of waking you up to your wrong doing. “Some would think it was from bad parenting that was simply not the case, my parents did their best to keep me out of the street life but it just kept calling my name.”
While recovering from his gun wounds, Preston found that he had a love for writing and rhyming inspired by artist such as 2 Pac and Scarface, Preston knew at an early age that he wanted to follow in the footsteps of his musical mentors.
At the age of 17 Preston was served a mental blow when his father passed away. “I looked up to my father he was a real dude and everybody loved him, I inspired to be like him” explains Preston “It was hard when he passed away, I didn’t know what direction to go in, I was stuck sitting down crying going through his things, and that is when I found songs that my father had written.” “I was never aware he was a writer, I was astonished and it fueled my love for writing even more.”
However the death of his role model was not enough to keep Preston out of the tuff streets of Harrisburg, and at the age of 21 Preston was sentenced to a 1 to 2 in the Pennsylvania state prison. “All I did was read while I was incarnated, I played chess with a 60 year O.G that had been in prison for 21 years and was serving a life sentence, he explained to me that “it’s not about who’s the hardest it’s who’s the smartest”, Explains Preston “from that point I grew from a boy to a man, from a boy from the ghetto to a man that could express life through words.”
After being released from prison Preston jumped head first into his craft, for the next 5 years Preston dropped 8 self-distributed albums, and had the opportunity to open up for acts such as Styles P, Young Gunners, Cassidy, Tiera Marie, Fabulous, Trey Songs, Young Jeezy, Yo Gotti, Nikki Minaj, Remy Martin, DipSets, and Chris Brown. Funding his whole career and making a very large name for his self in his region, Preston got invited to a local high school to speak to the students. “I was like wow, but then it dawned on me that I did not have any material that was really appropriate for high school students, that is when I started to take a look at my talent and decided why not use my skill of writing to write a work of literature, that is when I came up with David.”
“I took a look at real situations that the inner city life showed me, and put them into a story of sorrow and that is how I came up with David.
Introduction to David
What happens when what is done in the dark comes back to hunt you?
“David” is a story by Author Preston A. Dent that explore the life of a young man that grew up in the system and faced many challenges including drug abuse, the lack love, sexual abuse and a low-self-worth. The Male version of Precious with an Edge this novel shows you the inner workings of the mean streets and a system that is set up to fail.
In this book you will meet a young David who is forced into the foster care system after the death of his mother, left with no family and no one to care for him David is force to cope with the hand that life has giving him. As the years past and David encounters problem after problem he turns to the only male role model he knows, Smooth, his older foster brother who introduces him to the street life and how to make money and fend for himself.
At this point David jumps in head first and starts on a path to destruction as he leads a dangerous life of crime and sexual encounters with female after female, he soon finds out that the life he lives has caught up with him and he discovers that he is infected with HIV/AIDS.
David: Exposes the life a young man who allowed his circumstances control his destiny, and how a string of bad choices will set the tone for your future. David shows the world the inner workings of the city streets and how no matter what you do in the dark it will always catch up to you one way or another.
Highlights of David
–This story hits home because it something that can and does happen in today’s society.
–The foster system fails David which starts him on his path of destruction.
–When David finds out that he has HIV/AIDS.
–When Smooth turns his back on David.
–When David finds out that Danielle is carrying his child
–When David tries to turn his life around and starts to get closer to the pastor of the church.
Meet Author Preston A. Den
Born in Kansas City, MO., Preston Dent got the taste of reality at the age of 9 when his father up rooted them and moved them to an inner city Projects on Cameron St. in Harrisburg, PA by the age of 12 he was very accustom to inner city life, “I got shot with a 38 revolver when I was 13, dying for 4 seconds. It wasn’t Bloods or Crips we had hoods, it was about what side of town you lived on and in, I was knee deep into that life style, I loved it, but karma has a way of waking you up to your wrong doing. “Some would think it was from bad parenting that was simply not the case, my parents did their best to keep me out of the street life but it just kept calling my name
A conversation with author Preston A. Dent
As a new author, what would you say was your most difficult challenge in completing your novel?
Finishing the story was the hardest part because my imagination runs so wild that i could keep adding stories forever.
What are your favorite things about the main three characters David?
My favorite three characters are David, Elektra, and Smooth
David because he was the little boy from under a rock, the boy with known family going foster home to foster home, I admire his heart and courage, even though he was taking his situation to a negative matter, his plans were always strategic.
Elektra because she was the happy little girl, her whole life changed when her mother died in a fatal car accident. She was sent to live with her uncle across the country and he started raping her until eventually she shot him to his death.
Smooth because he was about his money, he wanted better for David putting him in position to fend for his self. It wasn’t till David started using the drug they were trying to sell that he cut ties with him.
What’s the biggest compliment you’ve been getting on this book?
The people say the book makes them cry from the pain and sorrow that it makes them want to have sex from the sex scenes, and that it is the hardest book they ever read
As a writer, what are some of the most important things you try to get across through your books?
I write for the people that been through a struggle, to the people that survived tragic situations. So my points to get across would always be the reality not the fairy tale and fantasy land they print on your TV screen
What was the last book you read? Why that particular book?
48 laws of power because the knowledge that it provides is 100 % needed in a man’s journey to life success
Please give us a preview of your next project including when it will be released.
My next project which I am currently working on is the sequel to David.
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