Miles Davis-Majors is a 23-year-old first-time author from Long Beach, California. His debut book “A Basketball Story” is based on a true story. In 2017, Miles Davis worked for the Boys and Girls Club of Long Beach/WRAP program. Where he got to coach basketball for the first time at Long Beach School District’s Oliver Wendell Holmes Elementary School in Lakewood, California. Years later Miles decided to make a children’s book about his experience with his basketball team’s season with a touch of life lessons for young athletes and kids.
1. Where are you from?
Long Beach, California
2. Why do you write?
It’s a way to express my creative
3. What do you write about?
I try to write something people can relate to. Something they can picture in their head. I write whatever comes to mind. Whatever I think it’s cool.
4. What are obstacles that come in the way of writing?
Writer’s block. It’s a real thing. Sometimes you just have to step away from the project and let your creative juices flow again.
5. What’s the most memorable thing asked/said by a reader about your work?
I haven’t heard it yet since this book is my first but I can’t wait to hear it.
6. How long have been writing?
About a year now.
7. When did you first realize you had become a writer?
The beginning process of getting the book deal.
8. How long does it take to write a book?
Like a couple of days being a children’s book and a real-life story. But two years to get the images together.
9. What does your family think of your writing?
They like it. I think they think it’s better to cool I am doing something else creative.
10. Do you see writing as a career?
I see it as a side job. I really want to be a successful entrepreneur but writing is very therapeutic.
11. Do you have anything specific you’d like to tell the readers?
I hope you like it. But I put a lot of thought into it. I hope this can stay with you like the true story will remain with me for the rest of my life.