Author Conversations with Tonja Ayers #KontrolReads


Apple despised her mother and her mother’s whorish ways so much that she couldn’t wait to get from under her mother’s roof and live the life of a normal teenager.  Thankfully she was able to receive maternal love from her grandmother however nothing replaces a ‘mother’s love’. Sometimes removing one’s self from a particular situation doesn’t always change the outcome. Many people believe ‘behavior’ is caused by genetics. Did Apple’s mother plant the seeds of her daughter’s future? Will Apple be able to live on her own or will she be just like her mother who uses men to fulfill her wants and needs? You know what they say…..”The Apple Don’t Fall Far from the Tree”.

“Some people are like apples; beautiful on the outside but rotten to the core.” ~ T.L. Ayers

Get to know Tonja:

  1. .          Tell us what this book is about?

It’s about a young girl named Apple and how she hates her mother. She wants to be nothing like her but ends up being just like her no matter how hard she tries.

2.          Why did you choose to write this book?

I overheard a conversation where a woman said another woman’s seven year old daughter was going to be a hoe because her mother and grandmother were hoes. It made me wonder…are we really pre-conditioned to be like our parents?

3.          Tell us why your writing is unique?

I feel that my writing is unique because I have several different writing styles and my books can confirm that. ‘A Ho Needs 2 Stay in a Ho’s Place’ is witty, street and edgy however “Is Your Man Gay?” is educational, informative and emphatic.

4.       What can we look forward from you?

I plan to release my next novel ‘Sorry’ in the Winter of 2014. I am also working on a play based on my first book for Spring of 2014.

Twitter: @emperialpub




Author of 13 novels as seen in Vibe Vixen, Essence, Uptown, and on BET and Centric .