WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS AND AUTHORS?
My favorite book is "The Autobiography of Malcolm X." I also like books dealing with 1960's freedom movements such as the Black Panther Party. Additionally I liked "Once And Future King" and "Candide." I love the poetry of Langston Hughes and Mutabaruka.
HOW DID YOU START WRITING? My mother made sure that I loved reading at an early age. Writing a book was just a progression of that love. Consequently, I wrote a serial novel called "Mr X: Man of Death" to share with my friends in the neighborhood at age 10 or 11. It followed the life of a French resistance fighter in nazi occupied France during World War II. From there I started publishing in anthologies, school newspapers and literary magazines, before moving on to regional and national publications.
FAVORITE MOVIES? Shogun Assassin, The Warriors, Platoon, Braveheart, Malcolm X, Panther, and anything made by Sifu Bruce Lee. I also love horror movies.
FAVORITE ACTORS? ACTRESSES? Favorite actors would be Bruce Lee, Denzel Washington, Laurence Fishburne, and Jeffrey Combs. Favorite actresses would be Bernnadette Stanis (Thelma from the t.v. show "Good Times"), Madeleine Stowe, Salma Hayek, Pam Grier, Kim Fields, and Vanessa del Rio.
FAVORITE FOODS? Ribs, hotlinks, ribtips, eggs/omelets and most breakfast foods, mexican food, and anything from McDonald's.
FAVORITE BANDS/MUSIC? I like heavy metal, classic rock, old school rap and old 1980's Chicago jack & house music hotmixes. I like Mercyful Fate, Yngwie Malmsteen, Led Zeppelin, Rush, Metallica, Megadeth, Black Sabbath, Public Enemy, KRS-One/BDP, Eric B. And Rakim. My favorite DJ's were Fast Eddie, Steve "Silk" Hurley, Farley "Jackmaster" Funk, Julian "Jumpin" Perez and Hot Hands Hula.
"WORDS FROM AN UNCHAINED MIND is one of the most unique books of our time! This treatise cuts across ethnic and class lines, and strikes at the ills of U.S.A. society with a force and emotion reminding the reader of the positive activism of the 1960's! A reading of his book brings to mind, many times, the potential of Mr. Whitehurst to become one of the great writers in the next century!" --YOUR BLACK BOOKS GUIDE
"With his first book [WORDS FROM AN UNCHAINED MIND], Steven Whitehurst has added his name to the literary world's ever-growing roster of African-American talent! The author's grasp of the problems facing American racial groups provides a ray of hope for positive change and announces a fresh alternative to future generations. This is a book for humanity!" --MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION
"This book [RODNEY KING AND THE L.A. REBELLION: Analysis & Commentary By 13 Independent Black Writers] is a compilation of works from promising writers...who lead us into the collective soul of an oppressed people who've reached their boiling point. They have produced a raw power seldom experienced in literature today!" --ECLECTIC BOOK REVIEWS