A Letter to My Readers
I hope this website finds you and yours in the best of health and strength. First, let me give thanks to you from the bottom of my heart for your support in making my dream of becoming an author come true. I am at a loss for words for the support and feedback that I have received from this novel. I am truly grateful.
Author-hood for me began in the Mississippi Delta where I was born and raised. It was those experiences and hardships growing up that shaped my prospective on life and opened my eyes to real social and economic epidemics that I am sure people have heard of but haven’t really felt or lived.
So here I am to bring forth those experiences to you as a reader. My goal is to put readers in uncomfortable and intense situations in hopes of them feeling and tasting the darkness, the sadness, that comes with having broken homes, fatherless children, and living in poverty. I call it “Realistic Fiction”. To me, Realistic Fiction is a learning genre that wraps realistic situations within a fictional world.
When I discovered the book The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo as a young adult, it was then the light bulb glowed in my mind and I realized that I could integrate wisdom into a story and that blew me away.
From those experiences in my life, I have developed a true understanding of who I am as an author. Simple and plain, I want to author books that gives life to the voiceless. As stated above, I want to tackle social and economic issues such as poverty, mental illness, violence, education, domestic abuse, broken homes and so on through the written word. I want to leave readers with voices of reason or explanations for questions they may have had before or developed while combing through the pages of my work. Enlightenment is what I want to bring forth as an author. I want that light bulb to glow in the minds of readers from what they have learned and received from my work!
In all, writing for me is a way to help the world as I see it. No, I am not an English guru but I can honestly say with conviction that I am overly enthusiastic about writing stories that will hopefully impact a reader's life for the better. That’s my passion.
Most importantly, with all of my work, I want you as reader to find your lesson. Find hope in it. Find understanding in it. Find a new prospective from it.
I humbly ask that you please share this novel and my other works with everyone that you know and give your honest assessment about it in the form of reviews.
Again thank you!
With unmatched gratitude and a humble heart,