Genre: Christian Books, Religion, and Spirituality
Date of Publication: April, 2012
Two inquisitive children are told a captivating bedtime bible story. Their father, Gene reads a book: Tales of King Solomon. He tucks them in; says goodnight and that’s when the real story begins.
Bick and his younger brother, Stink, are taken back in time; through the power of their dream! They both awaken on the beach in the land of Israel during the era of the great King Solomon; the wisest man that ever lived. Bewildered and confused, at first, they collect themselves and plan a method of survival.
The boys build themselves a shelter and pick fruit to sustain themselves overnight. The next day they are arrested by the king’s guards, charged as criminals and taken to see his majesty, the Great King Solomon, to await their fate.
Stanley G. Buford is a Chicago, IL based author, humanitarian, philanthropist and entrepreneur. The best phrase to describe the talented innovator is a man of conviction. With a passion for uplifting inner city youth Buford has found his niche within the arts. Buford is a recipient of the National Leadership Award in Business and the “Keeping America Strong” Award.
He has authored Amazon sellers such as “What Makes A Man?”, “Thanks Dad!” and “Not All Teachers Are Parents, But All Parents Are Teachers!”, which was recently endorsed by President Barack Obama as “an interesting book”.
His latest endeavor brings together the joy of reading and song. Buford’s company, Terkat Consultants Inc. has birthed TriDreams Productions. The new company will create literature while infusing three fun and easy parts: an e-book, audiobook and a professionally produced theme song.
Keeping true to his generous nature, all the proceeds from TriDreams Productions will benefit his not for profit, From Boys To Men Network Foundation Inc. The non-profit helps to empower the young boys of inner city Chicago while attaining positive distinction.
First I want to thank Stanley G. Buford for doing the interview with me. Read the interview below and found how intriguing he is.
1. What is your writing process? My company name is TriDreams Productions as there are 3 parts to every project; each component sold separately- Eboo, Audiobook and professionally recorded song.
2. Who are your largest author influences?
Maya Angelou, Richard Wright, Phyllis Mc Ginley, James Weldon Johnson
3. What is your favorite book?
The Bible (Hands Down)
4. What is your latest news?
My book: Bick & Stink Meet King Meet King Solomon; is a finalist in the Oak Park International Film Festival (2015), Oak Park Illinois
5. What are the five things people do not know about you?
- I’m a business owner (Terkat Consultants Inc; a Certified Minorty Business Enterprise)
- My Production Team is called: TriDreams Productions Inc. (3 parts to every project:
- Ebook, Audiobook and a professionally recorded song).
- I am an Ordained Minister (I do not require people to call me Reverend)
- The President Barack Obama read my first book (Not All Teachers Are Parents; But All Parents Are Teachers!) and confided to me with correspondence that it was “A very interesting book on parenting”
6. What genre do you write?
Mostly Childrens Books; however I have written a few on the “how to’s of life” for adults
7. What is your most recent book Bick & Stink Meet King Solomon about?
Two inquisitive children are told a captivating bedtime bible story. Their father, Gene reads a book: Tales of King Solomon. He tucks them in; says goodnight and that’s when the real story begins. Bick and his younger brother, Stink, are taken back in time; through the power of their dream! They both awaken on the beach in the land of Israel during the era of the great King Solomon; the wisest man that ever lived. Bewildered and confused, at first, they collect themselves and plan a method of survival.
8. How do you come up with characters for Bick & Stink Meet King Solomon?
Thoughts of my childhood and growing and maturing as a parent. I chose the characters names because they were nicknames of my 2 children as kids.
9. What are your favorite characters in Bick & Stink Meet King Solomon and Why?
My mother always taught me to “treat people the way you want to be treated” The King in this story (Solomon); exemplifies that premise well! The dad Gene, is a wise man also because he allows the 2 characters to” learn the Golden Rule by way of “life applications.
10. Is there a message behind Bick & Stink Meet King Solomon?
Always remember the Golden Rule!
11. How many books do you read a year
12. What is the last book you read?
Ta-Nehisi Coates: Between The World and Me
13. What is the hardest part in writing Bick & Stink Meet King Solomon?
Doing research and studying my characters behaviors to insure the format/setting would be believable (964 B. C.)
14. What did you enjoy about writing Bick & Stink Meet King Solomon?
Connecting with my Christian roots
15. How long did it take for you to write Bick & Stink Meet King Solomon?
16. Do you have any children or pets? If so, do they distract you, or assist you with writing?
My 2 children were the inspiration for this work. My passion for writing does not allow time for addressing attention to pets, however, my dog “peanuts” was a factor as well.
17. Have you travel for your book, if so where?
Throughout the US and Canada
18. Do you have a day job, you would be comfortable sharing? Do you have any good stories about your day job, you would like to share?
I write/design professional programs for businesses as a consultant. I teach as an Adjunct Professor at a local University
19. Do you have a muse? If you do, what do you love the most about him or her?
20. What are your next writing projects?
2 projects in the works; 4-7-3: Flight of Faith and Body Language, It’s All About You!
21. What are your writing or publishing goals in the future?
I want to take several of my stories for children and convert them to screen/stage
22. How can fans reach you directly?
Fromboystomen@gmail.com or follow me on Twitter @StanleyGBuford
Purchase Bick & Stink: Meet King Solomon at Amazon