INTERVIEW | Darrell A. Cador

Darrell, describe yourself for our visitors.

I’m nothing more than your average friendly neighborhood writer who loves what he does and does what he loves. I’m also a big fan of Spike Lee, Tyler Perry, and David E. Talbert so writing for the stage and screen are aspirations of mine as well.

How do you find time to connect with God?

I generally use my morning commute to work to ‘speak’ to God. Often times I find pockets of time during the late-mornings, just before lunch, to get in a quiet place and let God speak to me while reading a few verses of scripture. This goes a long way in helping me settle myself and my thoughts for the remainder of the day.

Tell us about your journey to publication.

My trek to publication began back in 1999 when the infamous Y2K scare provided me with my first PC after several companies began throwing away fully functioning computers. After setting one up in the home my wife mentioned that she would’ve loved to have had a PC in their home when she was in high school, stating that it would’ve been great for the short story homework assignments she used to have. As soon as she said ‘short story’ the writer in me was born. In 2001 I began working on the manuscript for my debut novel When Seasons Change, which was worked and re-worked until its eventual release in 2006.

Tell us about your current book?

My newest release A Good Woman Is Hard To Find tells the story of four young men, collectively looking to find their Ms. Right at a time when men outnumber women by a staggering 7-to-1 margin.

How did you come up with ideas for this book?

In nearly every magazine and publication the male / female ratio (which of course highly favors women) has been mentioned at least once. As a writer I thought it would be interesting to change perspectives and show how men would react to such unfamiliar surroundings.

List your most recent books.

When Seasons Change and A Good Woman Is Hard To Find.

What’s next for you?

I recently completed a script for a gospel stage play titled Trouble Don’t Last Always as well as the script for a film version of A Good Woman Is Hard To Find and would love to have those considered for production. At present I’m working on my 2nd stage play script and will resume work on my 3rd novel real soon.

Where can visitors find you online?

Visitors can come and hangout with me at www.darrellacador.com or at www.myspace.com/nextnovel. They can also drop me a line on either site anytime. I’d be glad to hear from them.