The Robbin Hoods 
by Ericka Williams 


This story is about the unattainable "American Dream", when the only dream hopeless and uneducated men have is to steal someone else's "Dream Come True."

 

 

Based On Actual Events...

The Robbin Hoods are burglars. They are hood stars who are living the good life splurging their money on women, fast cars, jewels, nice homes, trips, and drugs. Chance was from Brooklyn. His mother moved him and his siblings to New Jersey for a better life. They moved to the suburbs where the dangers and crime of city life were not supposed to exist. 
Very early on his family learns that the have-nots are surrounded by those who are successful; as opposed to the projects where everyone is struggling. Chance chooses a life of robbery to support his mother and siblings. The "crew" started out robbing houses in their town and the surrounding working class and middle class towns. 

What started out as a petty crime with teenagers who would cut school and break and enter into houses, on foot, turned into a multi-million dollar empire when the crew took their craft to a higher level. They graduated from boys to men, who made millions of dollars when they began venturing into exclusive upper class neighborhoods. The Robbin Hoods is about what happens when you take from others, instead of building your own. 
 


Order The Robbin Hoods by Ericka Williams 
ISBN-10: 0615474322 
ISBN-13: 978-0615474328 

Visit Ericka Williams' website:
www.erickaw.com
 

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Amazon Reader Book Review by L. Taylor
4.25 Rating for The Robbin Hoods by Ericka Williams 

A drug addict mother, younger brother, sister and dead father, Chance Major has been thrown into being head of the household at an early age. His mother's abusive drug addict boyfriend is the only male figure he's known for too long...so they move for a better life. Chance takes the responsibility of taking care of his mother and siblings seriously. Drug dealing not being his thing; he takes to breaking, entering and taking from those who have to support his have not family. Chance has smarts but he uses them for his illegal activities.

'You do the crime, do your time...come back and start all over again'. Chance and his crew do just that; only on a higher level, until......

Ms. Williams has written a very good story of how these young Black men became addicted to B&E...they found a niche in life and got overly comfortable in it. How and why? In my opinion because they had no blue print or guidance on how to be a responsible man. No father's shoes to walk in...so they walked in their own...drew up their own blue print along the way.

Chance is the perfect example of a lot of our young men that are imprisoned for more years than they are old...the result of the man that helped create them decide to leave them (sometimes before they are born) to fend for themselves. Without the guidance of a male figure in their lives, young men make choices that they think make them a MAN, money and women, but find it has only two consequences...death or imprisonment. 

Good job on a story that sends a message...
1.Stop blaming others (even the white man) and put the blame where it goes...irresponsible Black fathers and
2.Stop going in raw dog.....use a condom or practice abstinence.

 

 


 

 


Intimate Conversation with author  Ericka Williams


Ericka Williams is a tour de force, a phenomenal woman.  Ericka is a humanitarian, a mentor, a public speaker and above all, a Child of God.  She is a compassionate person who not only cares about herself  but she cares about humanity.  All of her books are themed to show the unlimited access of human beings to redemption.  She uses societal ills, her own experiences, and real situations that we all face, to show that their is a light at the end of every tunnel, if you take God's hand and let him lead the way.

Ericka is a Christian, spreading the message that Jesus saves; no matter who you are, what you've done, or what other people think of you. She may not fit the mold of a "saint", but she sure is a believer and she knows that we all only have the obligation to spread the Word, the way that we personally know how.
 
Ericka Williams is a mother of two, an elementary school Language Arts teacher, an actor, a director, and a producer of short films. She is currently in the cast of The Cartel Publications, feature "Pitbulls in a Skirt" movie being released in the summer of 2011.  Ericka continues to write books, act, and prepare to fulfill her dream of having her books turned into films. You may contact her at erickawilliamsinfo@yahoo.com.

 

BPM: Tell us about your journey becoming a successfully published author. Do you have anyone in your life that was heavily influential in your deciding to become an author?
I have become an author as a result of feeling very strong about the fact that as a people, we are too complacent and mentally bound. I try to change our thinking by showing us our ills. When my cousin died I became an author.

BPM: How did you initially break into the publishing industry? What road did you travel? 
Initially I used a subsidiary publisher. I then met my publisher, Life Changing Books at the Harlem Book Fair, and then I started my own company, ESharan Publishing. It is important to learn all facets of the business.

BPM: What is your definition of success? 
Accomplishing your goals makes you successful. Your goals should be prioritized from small ones to big ones. As you check them off, you will get more and more focused and better and better at accomplishing them.

BPM: Success leaves clues, whose clues did you follow on your journey? 
Success teaches you that it is not something to take for granted. It is something that you must appreciate and not be obsessed over. Success comes in big and small packages, and it comes and goes. Sometimes you must fail to appreciate when it comes back around.

BPM: What books or authors made a difference in your life? 
Acts of Faith, by Iyanla Vanzant. It taught me that I have all the ingredients within me to realize my dreams and to be content and have inner peace.

BPM: How has your writing style evolved over the years? What stimulated your growth the most? 
I went from writing linear stories to rollercoaster rides, stories with twists and multiple dimensions. I like the fact that I was able to step out of myself and write about a murderous as much as I despise murder. I did not want to be pigeon holed.

BPM: What are some of the benefits of being an author that makes it all worthwhile? 
Definitely meeting people and traveling across the country. I love book club meetings the most when the members know the books’ every detail.

BPM: Do you have any advice for people seeking to publish a book? 
I advise people not to worry about editing at first, to just “write the book.”
 

BPM: Finish the sentence-“My writing offers the following legacy to future readers... ” 
My writing offers the following legacy to future readers… We all can change.






BPM: Introduce us to your main characters in The Robbin Hoods.  Do you have any favorites?  On Kindle or Nook? 
The Robbin Hoods is about misguided men who are “digging their own ditch.” We all know men like them. They are nice on the inside, but ruthless and twisted in the eyes of others. We know men who would have been great, successful examples of triumph had they only believed in themselves.

The Robbin Hoods is about Chance Major. He is a criminal-minded, destructive, inconsiderate, “sweetheart.” He loves his family and will protect them but does not know that he must first protect himself for that to be possible. Chance is a bad boy who you will love to love. We all will feel his pain of having a drug addicted mother and losing his father at a young age and feeling the pressure to provide and become a man, without the ingredients to achieve that goal. His friends are just like him, although some are worse than him. We want Chance to win, but he is so angry and hardheaded. The Robbin Hoods is not yet on Kindle or Nook.

BPM: What inspired you to write this book? Why now?
The main character is based on a very close friend who spent his life going in and out of prison. I felt he deserved to be made human after years of being demonized in the local newspapers and news shows.

BPM: What insight does the book give readers on living in the suburbs vs. city life? 
This book gives insight on living in the suburbs and on the way that many boys grow up thinking that committing crime is their only option.

BPM: In writing your novels, how do you develop the plot? Did you have difficulty keeping the story on point?
I grew up with it, and knew it well. Most stories take on a life of their own even after you try to follow your outline very closely.

BPM: What particular scenes from the novel will grab readers and stimulate open discussions? 
The burglary scenes are surprising and his sexual promiscuity is typical but still interesting. You wonder why he doesn’t see himself running into a brick wall eventually. You get mad when he doesn’t but continue to want him to. We care about him although he seems not to care about himself; or in a healthy way.

 

BPM: Who do you want to reach with your book and the message enclosed? 
I want everyone to know that our materialism is destroying all of our lives, causing us to make bad choices and worship superficial things; to the detriment of our future and success and freedom.

BPM: What should readers DO after reading this book? 
I want readers to mentor juveniles, boys as well as girls, take part in improving their mindsets and shaping their lives. Help young people to value their lives and other people’s lives. Create opportunities for young people to have better options.

BPM: Do you try to avoid the temptation of interjecting your own value system in your writing? 
I do not always avoid it. That is my voice I am using in my characters’ voices. I am making a stand by spreading what I believe. Some will agree with my morals and values and some won’t. The narrator is the author in the form of many characters.

BPM: Share with us a quote or brief excerpt from one of the most powerful chapters.
A scene when Chance and his children's’ mother have a heart to heart is important because he basically tells her that he is not “marriage material” and that she should just be happy that he is in the home with her and the kids. He has not idea to try to be a better man or desire to.

BPM: Ultimately, what do you want readers to gain from your book, The Robbin Hoods
I want readers to gain an understanding that everyone who does something bad is not a bad person.

 

BPM: Will the digital age or social media usage change the face of publishing? 
The digital age will make the culture of books, authors, and readers less personal. I love meeting the people. How will we have book fairs without books?

BPM: How do feel about selling digital age?
The electronic age is dangerous to the culture. It takes our face away and the impact of the human touch.

BPM:  What grassroots strategies have you used to spread the word about your book? 
Word of mouth is very important and I do it all from driving around with books in my trunk and going to Laundromats, barber shops, nail salons and beauty parlors; to calling back people who call my voicemail to meeting people in parking lots to bring them my books. 

BPM: Share with us your latest news. How may our readers follow you online? 
My final installment of the  “A Woman Scorned” series is next,  A Woman Scorned 3-Déjà vu.


Connect with Ericka Williams
www.erickaw.com 
Twitter: Authorerickaw
Facebook: Ericka Monique Williams
Email: erickawilliamsinfo@yahoo.com


Order The Robbin Hoods by Ericka Williams
ISBN-10: 0615474322 
ISBN-13: 978-0615474328 
http://www.amazon.com/Robbin-Hoods-Ericka-Williams/dp/0615474322


 


 



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