I am the Chief Executive Officer for PlaTy Multimedia & Publishing. I decided to form my own publishing company after becoming a self-published Author on Amazon and seeing my hard work not do what I expected. I like to teach and mentor the youth. I am an avid chess player that likes to play competitively. I have a blended family, with the youngest two through marriage.
KISH: What is your dream and how will accomplishing your dream benefit you and others?
Tyrell: My dream is to be a global publishing company that doesn’t discriminate on the content of its work, when it comes to creativity that is affordable as well. I also want to promote the message of becoming “Literate”, which is not just about reading books. As humans we have become so content with knowledge only being accepted if it comes from a book, that we overlook the many other ways to learn, and share that information. People question why people who lose their sight have increased hearing, without realizing that they became literate in “listening better” as their sight had been lost. I also want to provide those incarcerated with an opportunity to learn about the business of publishing and the creative writing process, something that I want to become literate about.
KISH: Who or what inspired you to pursue this dream?
Tyrell: Writing has been a passion of mine for a while, but my aunt inspired me to take an interest in reading, which made me interested in storytelling and poetry.
KISH: What challenges have you encountered while pursuing your dream?
Tyrell: The challenge that I have faced is getting a distribution deal. As of now, we pay out of pocket for bulk print and set up online availability for each of our novels.
KISH: Who or what inspired you to keep pushing regardless of the challenges you’ve encountered?
Tyrell: My family and friends provide great support, and encourage me to be the best version of myself.
KISH: Please provide final thoughts/advice for others by finishing this sentence… dream
Tyrell: Dream…Dream big, because anything that ever existed, was born to maximize itself. Flowers bloom to capacity, Lions grow to be kings of territories…humans are the only species that settle for mediocrity, and just existing, so Dream Big!