We have updated Gully with a fresh coat of paint. Right here is the brand new cover of Gully, the hottest urban literature book release of the year.
What’s the reason for this change? Well, we want our readers to feel like they’re getting a quality product when they buy it in paperback. We also wanted some stronger visuals that represent the themes of the book.
The model on the cover represents Homilee once she has made a significant leap in her life and become a music artist. The bridge leading to manhattan represents the moment Homielee’s life shifts from gritty street life to the corrupt corporate world.
If you already bought the old cover for Gully in print and want to upgrade, send an email with proof of purchase and we’ll arrange for an upgrade. You may be required to cover shipping depending on where you are.
Britain’s number one media organization BBC interviews author Gary Swaby about his experience writing Gully with Latris Oliveira.
In the interview, host Edward Adoo asks Gary about his interest in the hip hop culture, the challenges of writing a book set abroad, and his working relationship with Latris. Edward also introduces an interesting topic about the influence that American hip hop has globally. Check out the full interview below.
You can also check out Edward Adoo’s BBC Radio broadcasts here.
Link to the original article: https://thisis50.com/2021/08/07/long-island-ny-native-latris-oliveira-discusses-her-new-book-gully/
50 Cent led media conglomerate, Thisis50, has interviewed Latris Oliveira about Gully. The interview covers how the story came about, and the early origins of Latris’ own life. She also speaks on her chemistry with Gary Swaby and what the creation process of Gully was like. Head over to Thisis50 to check out the full interview, but here’s a small snippet of it below.
“Latris Oliveira chats with Thisis50.com to introduce her first novel, “Gully” which is available for purchase now on Kindle. In this interview, the Long Island, New York native discusses how she had to live in a car with her son, to later owning a very successful lingerie company (PrettyPosh). Latris explains the ebbs and flows of creative writing, and why it took a decade to complete the first trilogy of Gully.
ThisIs50: Who is Latris Oliveira?
Latris: I (Latris Oliveira) am a creative entrepreneur hailing from Long Island, New York. I spent a lot of time growing up in Queens due to my parents separating early on. I moved out of my parents’ care when I was a young girl, which meant I had to find creative ways to survive. That has stayed with me. Today, I run a successful fashion business, I make music, and I now write books.
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Gully is the first book in the Gully universe.
Will there be future books in the series? Yes…
Should this stop you from experiencing Gully right now? Not at all.
Each book in the Gully universe will be an individual slice of life that can be experienced as a standalone. But as a reward to the readers who truly support us in the longterm, you’ll experience all of the linked story threads that unravel throughout the books.
Gully is a universe of stories that begin in New York in the mid 1990s. Latris Oliveira is the mastermind behind the Gully stories, coming up with the ideas in the midst of her own life obstacles. The stories of Gully are heavily influenced by Latris’ own life experiences in Long Island, Queens and Atlanta, but with a little story seasoning added.