Interview With Author Vandross Idiake
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
My name is Vandross and I am 29 years old. I have been to 15 different countries and I currently live in Germany but I am moving to Bulgaria soon. I am originally from the U.S. I also haven’t had any social media for approximately seven years. I have only written one book. I am currently in the process of writing two more books that I plan to launch at the end of 2024.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is called “Hey Bro, I’m Just Trolling”. I was inspired to write it as a reaction to the death of Kobe Bryant in January of 2020. He was one of the greatest basketball players who ever lived and created this mentality called “the mamba mentality”. He gave everything he had to this life and so it inspired me to do the same.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Yes! I write in an unconventional and unorthodox fashion. I feel like the current literary arts space hasn’t changed much over the years and my book is designed to change that. You may open one construct and its written in paragraph format and you open up another construct and it’s written as a poem. Every construct is written differently to convey a certain point but at the same time keep the reader engaged.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki
The Subtle Art of not Giving a Fuck – Mark Manson
The Mamba Mentality – Kobe Bryant
What are you working on now?
Outside of my business, I am writing two books currently. One is based on a true story about a Nigerian woman and the other one is a sequel to my first book. I will also be launching my first book as an NFT and an audiobook NFT.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I actually am very new into the book space. In terms of promotion, this is my first promotional campaign from this website and I am hoping to spread the word about my book and inspire many to think differently on how “books” can be written. I don’t even really consider my “book” a book and I don’t consider myself an author. I’m more of an artist that paints pictures into words. My “book” is a reflective piece of provocative art.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Finish! No matter what you start, make sure you finish it no matter what! Someone in the world is out there willing to listen to what you say. Also if you are not passionate about the message you are trying to spread and just want to make quick money, than this profession is probably not for you.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
If you have a dream, PROTECT IT at all cost. Don’t let anyone rob you of your dreams.
What are you reading now?
Layered Money by Nik Bhatia
What’s next for you as a writer?
As previously stated, I am writing two other books and will push more content as NFTs to protect my intellectual property moving forward.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
The 48 Laws of Power
The Art of War
The Mamba Mentality