Meet the Members: Jacob Grovey

“If I could’ve had the chance to speak with Dr. Maya Angelou, I would’ve asked her, ‘How were you able to be so inspiring in spite of the world around you?'”
-Jacob Grovey

Jacob Grovey joined Writers’ League of Texas earlier this month and lives in Austin, TX.
jgScribe: In what genre(s) do you write?
I write fiction and poetry.
Scribe: What author would you most like to have a drink with, and what’s the first question you would ask them?
Jacob Grovey: I have to give two answers for this. If I could’ve had the chance to speak with Dr. Maya Angelou, I would’ve asked her, “How were you able to be so inspiring in spite of the world around you?” Secondly, I would like to converse with Chuck Palahniuk. I think I would have to ask him, “How in the world are you able to come up with this crazy stuff?”
Scribe: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want to have with you to keep you sane?
JG: I know this may sound cliché, but I would have to take the Bible. Even though I am still working on being able to read it more, no author’s words can even begin to compare to God’s.
Scribe: What have you learned from your association with the Writers’ League?
JG: Even though I haven’t been a member for long, I am already starting to see how many opportunities are available for me. Even this interview wouldn’t be possible without being a member of the Writers’ League.
Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?
JG: In the future, my writing will allow me to see even more of the world. With my writing, I will eventually be able to continuously donate money and help build communities (globally).
Scribe: Here at the Writers’ League, we love sharing book recommendations. What’s one Texas-related book that has come out within the past year that you couldn’t put down?
JG: One book I haven’t been able to put down recently is the biography, Unashamed. It was written by Texas’s Grammy-award winning rapper, LeCrae. Even if you’re not into rap/spoken word, I would recommend reading about his testimony and spiritual journey .
Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!
JG: First, I want to say thank you for this opportunity. Like the old American Express commercials, I am already starting to see that “Membership has its privileges.” I certainly can’t pass on an opportunity to promote my work! So, I want everyone to know my third book, Dance of the Broken, is now available. You can read more about (and order) it and my previous books (My World, My Words: Confessions of a Cluttered Mind and The Book of Jacob) and jacobgrovey.com and globalgeniussociety.com. You can also follow me on Twitter and Instagram (@thejaygrovey) or find The Writings of Jacob Grovey on Facebook. I have many things already in the works for 2017! Thank you in advance for everyone who gives my writing a chance to live.

Thanks, Jacob!
If you’re a Writers’ League member and you’d be interested in being interviewed for our Meet the Members feature, email us at member@writersleague.org for more information. It’s a great way for other members to get to know you and for you to share a bit about what you’re working on!

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