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Author Spotlight "Jamell Crouthers"

Jamell is a poet, prose author, blogger and podcaster who has taken on a journey of writing in the prime of his life. He has been writing poetry since the age of 13 but never thought he could utilize his talent to tell stories and write books. He is not the traditional author as he writes his books in poetry format with a focus on storylines and societal issues.


Eric a white man wakes up one morning to find out he's a black man. While he does freak out, his life doesn't stop because of this. He goes out into the world to find out the stories his best friend Warren tells of being a black man has truth to them. Eric soon realizes that there is a huge race problem that exists in this country. After his experiences of being a black man, he understands that his white privilege has allowed him to get by in life and that change must happen and it starts with him. Sometimes to understand the racial issues that exist in this world, the roles must be reversed…

Doing the right thing is never easy. But are you willing to lose everything to keep your integrity?

Gary has been on the police force for a few years. He feels he’s doing a great job of serving and protecting his community. Soon he realizes that he’s part of a police force where there are some police officers who dishonor the oath they all took to protect and serve their city and he knows what is going on around him is all wrong.

He has a decision to make, whether to report it and risk his career and his badge or be part of the cover-up. He chronicles all of these events where he talks about different cases and everything that occurred during that time period.

While this book chronicles the life of a police officer, it’s told from a perspective that is normally not done. This book addresses racial issues and whether good cops know who the bad ones are and what can be done about it.

What will Gary decide to do? Will he blindly obey code blue or protect the people?

Do you ever wonder what goes on in a man's mind and the things they think about? The daily struggles that men go through in life? Well here is a poetry diary of a young man in his 20s named Robert. Robert talks about his daily life from the neighborhood he lives in, his childhood and family to growing up and maturing into a man in a society where things are criticized and not discussed.

He deals with a drug-addicted mother, a father who isn't around, a drug infest neighborhood with no male role model in his life. Throughout his growing process he talks about his growth along with his past mistakes and learning from a man who cared about him most, his high school guidance counselor.

His mistakes that he was able to escape from, couldn't be prevented by his younger brother who ends up incarcerated and Robert deals with the guilt of not being able to keep his younger brother off of the street corners of his neighborhood. Robert talks about how men do struggle and we all need a listening ear, a helping hand and a warm heart to help us grow. The journey of self-reflection and his future are what he chronicles in this poetry book and he looks to better his life one day at a time.

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