Brenda L. Thomas

Brenda L. Thomas
where seduction, power & basketball collide

Interviewed by: Lauretta Pierce
May 2002

1. Who is Brenda L. Thomas?

I am a Philadelphia native, worked as the personal assistant to Marbury as COO of Admin Ink. Before founding Admin Ink, I successfully established the marketing arm of the basketball and footwear apparel company, AND1. Currently I work as a marketing assistant to the CMO at one of the 10th largest global law firms. However I've always had a passion for writing and actually starting out with penning my memoir, titled, Laying Down My Burdens.

2. How long have you been writing?

Since elementary school - but always non-fiction so this novel proved to be a challenge.

3. How did you come about the title "Threesome: where seduction, power & basketball collide"?

Sasha, just always seemed to be in the middle of some triology with people, be it men or women. And of course it served the marketing aspect quite well.

4. How did you come about Sasha's character?

I felt like she'd be a challenge cause she's so very different from myself. And people rarely understand the other woman's view.

] 5. How did you come about the plot for Paulette's death?

Came to me in the middle of the night. Weird huh? I thought so too.

6. How did you come about Cole, Phoenix and Trent's character?

I wanted to use different aspects of men all of which are just regular brothers.

7. Are there any of your personality traits in Sasha's character?

Of course we share some personality traits but I keep which ones a secret.

8. Will there be a sequel to Threesome?

Yes, it's a sequel to Threesome.

9. What type of atmosphere do you require to write?

I can never be prepared for when I'll need to write. I just have to be willing to accept it and not procrastinate.

10. What message would you like readers to receive from reading Threesome?

Enjoy the novel and don't be afraid to admit who your favorite character is.