Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Authors On The Rise Interviews Author Dangerous Lee
Authors On The Rise is happy to bring you an Interview with Dangerous Lee.
Dangerous Lee is the author of Keep Your Panties Up And Your Skirt Down.
Dee Dee: Give the readers a brief bio on you the person and your book.
Dangerous Lee: Dangerous Lee is a certified Community Health Advocate and HIV Testing Counselor at Wellness AIDS Services, Inc. of Flint, Michigan. She lives in Burton, Michigan with her daughter.
African Americans have the highest HIV infection rates in the United States. African Americans only make up 12% of the population, but almost half of the new HIV cases are African Americans. These numbers are very disproportionate and because HIV is such a taboo subject in the African American community many people are not getting the message.
International AIDS Activist, Hydeia Broadbent, shared her thoughts after reading “The Safe Sex Kit”; “I think it will help more people think about HIV/AIDS and STDs in their sexual relationships and also think about practicing safer sexual activities.”
HIV education and prevention is not only Dangerous Lee’s job, it is also her passion. Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down combines her passion for HIV prevention with her passion for the written word. Dangerous Lee is also an actress, internet radio personality, painter, and an activist for child sex abuse.
Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down was released March 15, 2010 and can be purchased at www.pantiesupskirtdown.com
Dee Dee: When did you decide you wanted to be a writer?
DangerousLee: When I was a child.
Dee Dee: How did you come up with the ideal for your book, and what convinced you to write it?
DangerousLee: People, especially Black America needs to be educated on how HIV is and is not spread.
Dee Dee: Does your book have any important themes or lessons you wanted to convey?
DangerousLee: HIV education.
Dee Dee: How did you come up with the title for your book?
DangerousLee: The title is something my grandmother used to say to me all the time. I didn't fully appreciate the advice then, but if you're not going to practice safe sex then you need to, Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down.
Dee Dee: Was there anything about the book industry that shocked you before or after you released your book? If so, please share.
DangerousLee: I am not shocked, but it is disheartening that there is so much self publishing discrimination.
Dee Dee: What do you hope people will take away after finishing your book?
DangerousLee: They should have a better idea of how to have safer sex.
Dee Dee: Who is the target audience for your book?
DangerousLee: Anyone having unprotected sex.
Dee Dee: Do you have any causes you believe in or fight for?
DangerousLee: HIV Awareness and Child Sexual Abuse.
Dee Dee: What do you like to do when you are not writing?
DangerousLee: I enjoy painting, reading and acting.
Dee Dee: Finish this sentence: From first impression, people may think I'm.... but I'm really...
DangerousLee: mean, silly.
Dee Dee: Where do you see yourself and your writing career in five years?
DangerousLee: I hope I am picked up by a major publishing house, but if not, I'll still be self publishing myself.
Dee Dee: How can readers contact you and find out more about your work?
DangerousLee's ten favorite things:
Chips - Bar B Q Lays
Chocolate bar - Snicker with almonds
Hot drink - Cocoa
Athlete - None
Reality or talk show - VH-1 Reality
Shopping center - I shop from catalogs and online
CD - Lady GaGa The Fame Monster
Radio station - None
Day of the week - Friday
Jewelry - Hoop earrings