Marcus Majors

Marcus Majors
4 Guys and Trouble

Interviewed by: Lauretta Pierce
July 2002

1. Who is Marcus Major?

A person who is striving daily to become a better writer.

2. What inspired you to write the novel "4 Guys and Trouble"?

The opportunity to show the many types of love that can exist between people, and how that love can change.

3. How did you come about the plot to choose 4 men to look after their frat brother's sister after he died?

It's an idea that's been kicking around in my head for some time. I thought it was unique, and it afforded some interesting possibilities.

4. How did you come about Ibn and Tiffany's relationship?

A man that thinks he can buy his lady's acceptance of his disrespect because he gives her an extravagant lifestyle is something that intrigued me.

5. How did you come about Mike and Sharice's relationship?

I wanted to have a female character with a checkered past who was now a born again Christian, and to show the obstacles she faced in dealing people who "knew her when."

6. How did you come about the plot for Dexter and Denise?

Unwanted pregnancy is something I wanted to tackle with this book. With the Denise character, I wanted to lay her out there and let the reader determine her motivations.

7. How did you come about the plot for Colin and Stacy?

Often, we read female characters with questionable self-esteem who stay with cruel, abusive men. This was an opportunity to show a man who stays with a woman who clearly doesn't respect him because he doesn't think he can get anyone better.

8. How did you come about Erika (Brunches) character?

She is the driving force of the book. A sharp young lady who in many ways is more intuitive than the older men who are supposed to be looking out for her.

9. What message would you like readers to receive from reading 4 Guys and Trouble?

That love is manifested in many forms and constantly evolving.

10. When will your fourth book "A Man Most Worthy" be in bookstores?

January, 2, 2003.

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

Early morning, and usually in complete silence. If music is playing then it'll be instrumentals. I can't listen to another person's words, while I'm trying to formulate my own.