I’m very excited to announce that my first book, These Colors Don’t Run, is now published!
Here is the book’s description:
From a young, fresh voice comes a novella about slavery and freedom: These Colors Don’t Run, the story of Samuel, an orphan and slave in 1830s Georgia. After Samuel’s mother Mary dies, he is sold to a new owner. On the journey to his master’s plantation, luck or the Lord intervenes, and fifteen-year-old Samuel and another boy escape into the woods while chained together. With the master’s hound at his heels, Samuel makes a desperate decision that will haunt him for the rest of his life: Is freedom worth killing for?
These Colors Don’t Run is an unflinching and unforgettable book. It wrestles with the founding myths and realities of our country: slavery, freedom, fatherhood, family, loss, faith, and the pursuit of the American Dream.
To get your copy, please visit the These Colors Don’t Run Amazon Kindle page by clicking HERE.
And if you read ebooks on a different reading platform, or if you prefer print books, please stay tuned. These Colors Don’t Run will be publishing on more ebookstores and as a paperback in the coming weeks.
Thank you! I hope you enjoy reading These Colors Don’t Run.
Hi, Lyved Readers,
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It’s hard to believe that Lyved is entering its fifth year. Since launching on January 1, 2008, Lyved has reached well over a million people worldwide and continues to reach tens of thousands of readers each month. That is amazing but what is even more astonishing to me are the different comments and emails I’ve received from readers telling me how much Lyved has impacted them.
Some have said that Lyved changed their lives. I don’t know how true that is and I don’t want to take that much credit but what I do know, is that Lyved and all of you have changed my life.
You gave me an opportunity. You allowed me to test out my writing. You provided me with honest feedback. And you encouraged me. I am so very thankful for that. It has led me toward this massive dream and goal I’ve been chasing for the last two years: of writing my novel, To Breathe Free.
I know I haven’t written as many articles for Lyved since embarking on To Breathe Free but this novel is for all of you and for, what I aim to be, millions of other readers.
So again, thank you. Lyved would not be turning five and To Breathe Free would not be close to publication without you.
If you are thinking about your goals for 2013 and for the future, I recommend one of the articles I enjoyed writing the most. The short but poignant, “The Vengeance of Unfulfilled Dreams.”
Happy New Year!
In the almost five years that Lyved has been online, I have often found it necessary to reflect on profound events, whether an event is from the past or from the present.
I cannot write about everything that happens across the world or even across the United States. And perhaps I cannot provide much when I do write about an event. But I try my very best to instill in you, some sense of hope, inspiration, solace, or any iota of positivity against, what seems to be, a sea of negativity and hate.
With the tragedy in Connecticut, I am at a loss for words.
I am a writer and I am at a loss for words.
What could I possibly write, regarding such a tragedy, that would bring positivity to you and other readers?
All I can think to write is:
- Say “thank you”.
- Hold the door open for everyone you can.
- Be kind – not only to others but to yourself.
- Teach your children to respect animals and all living things.
- Respect animals and all living things yourself.
- Create art: music, writing, painting, or whatever your calling may be.
- Don’t have a passion for art? Utilize whatever passion you may have for positivity.
- Feel that you don’t have a passion or purpose? Look harder. Give yourself one. Do whatever it is you need to do. You have passion. You have purpose. You are here for a reason.
- Wake up tomorrow with as little regret as possible and as much motivation as possible to make what you can of the day.
- Do not feel hopeless and helpless. Even when many will say that these actions are simplistic. They are correct. These actions are simple. And that is what makes them so powerful. Their simplicity means that each of us can do something, anything, to bring positivity to others and to this world.
Image by: Kalyan Kanuri
For those who have been following the publication of my independent novel, To Breathe Free, I thought I’d share my latest Kickstarter update for the month of December. Substantial progress has been made on writing and To Breathe Free continues to move forward. To read my latest update and to learn more about To Breathe Free, please click here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tobreathefree/to-breathe-free-the-first-great-american-e-novel/posts/365122 or visit my novel’s website here: http://www.tobreathefree.com