Talton Posley is a writer who was born and raised in Sanford, Florida, in the Midway Community. He embraced a life of crime, primarily selling drugs which contributed to him spending his teen and early adult years on and off in the State of Florida and Federal Prison system. After losing his brothers, sisters, and lifelong friends to the system and to the streets. Talton made a decision to turn his life around and made a commitment to live his best life. He has always loved literature and for the first time has made a commitment to follow his passion of writing. Trap God is his first urban fiction novel, 13 years in the making. He promises that this is only the beginning and will not be the last. He is thankful Jehovah God has allowed him to pursue his passion and now his career.
What inspired you to write Trap God?
I was inspired to write Trap God after watching my father and so many people in the Midway community trap the all mighty dollar. After trapping in it my self, going through and seeing the things I saw and went through in life.
Give us an interesting fun fact about your book.
Information is the most valuable currency in the world.
Which chapter in the book is your favorite and why?
I like chapter one. It basically gives you the mind set of a young African American teen growing up in the hood after losing a brother in the struggle. Is intrigued by the street life, all the while giving you the pedigree and bloodline of the youth.
What do you hope readers will take away from this story?
Not to glorify the game, but to bring light on the game on what comes with it. The losses, the pain, depression and money finances in basic terminology.
What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
To all inspiring writers keep writing, sometime it will come to you and sometimes it wont. But continue to keep pushing and get completed work. Find your best time of the day to write for you and try to write something every day.
Do you think your childhood was better or worse than other people growing up in a similar place and time?
That depends on which way you looking from. I never really had a childhood, because I was in the streets really young. The childhood I remember was filled with love and principals I carry with me to this very day. The business strategies I use today, which was called work back then to other families and children my age. So I would say better.
Giving the opportunity to do everything over again, is there anything you would change?
Yes I would change one thing. I wish I would have recognized my potential before I jumped into the street life and led many people in the wrong direction. Those same people I could have shown how to be legal entrepreneurs.
What is something you would like people to know about you?
I work for Jehovah God, Creator of all things.
What is one thing in life that makes you feel alive?
How has your family shaped your personality and who you turned out to be?
My family gave me the strength to do the things I need to do and the principals I learned from my family are the things I carry with me daily.
What is your most treasured memory?
The conversations, principals, wisdom, morals and the game my father would give me and my brother Willie on life.
How can readers keep in contact with you on social networks?
You can contact me at Migo Bugatti on Facebook, Migo Bugatti_DDP on Instagram or my website dixiedogpoundent.com. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org, thank you.