PRESS RELEASE: Author, G. D. Grace’s “Ripped & Ready Season 3”

Author G. D. Grace releases his 5th literary work in print Ripped & Ready Season 3

EAST PALO ALTO, California – October 27, 2010 – Self published Author, G. D. Grace releases the highly anticipated Season 3 of his Ripped & Ready series on LULUSeason 1 was released in January 2010 and Season 2 was released in February 2010, a month later.  Knights of Deception was his first novel released on LULU, and Dragged was his fourth.

The Ripped & Ready series began on a virtually unknown, but frequently visited blog for new writers called Story Alley back in October of 2009.  He wrote Ripped & Ready Season 1 and Dragged in their entirety on Story Alley, and upon completion he self-published and released them in print, removing chapters off of Story Alley.  During Season 2 of Ripped & Ready, he released ten chapters at a time for purchase on LULU and made them available as downloads – upon completion of Season 2; he released the entire project in print as he had done so with its predecessor, Season 1.  The marketing strategy for Season 2 made December 2009 and January 2010 the most successful sales months to date.  To visit Story Alley, go to this link: http://www.storyalley.com/

The Ripped & Ready series chronicles the lives of four, young, African American men, living in a small urban community in the San Francisco Bay Area.   Marco Thompson, D’Andre Washington, Todd Berry, and Collin Clarke are childhood friends who struggle with day to day dramas associated with family members and their lives become even more complicated as the deal with their sexualities as black men.  Marco and Todd identify themselves as Gay, while D’Andre and Collin slide in and out of the life, using the companionship of females to mask their homosexual activities.  The storyline intertwines the realities associated with street life, infidelity, romance, and substance abuse, as well as, a host of other life challenges and situations.  To purchase Author, G. D. Grace’s literary collection, visit: http://stores.lulu.com/enlightenment4theheart .

In April of 2010, he also embarked on another venture that would allow him to utilize and expand his writing ability; he started posting quotes, poems, and excerpts of his novels onto a WordPress blog that he simply calls: Author, G. D. Grace Literary Website.  In addition to his own creative writings, he also has written interviews for other authors as well as reviews on movies, books, television talk-shows and other newsworthy events.  To visit his literary blog go to the link: https://author2be.wordpress.com/

On September 2, 2010 he produced and hosted his first blog talk radio show entitled, “A Touch of Grace”.  Over the course of an hour listeners are treated to in-depth conversations that highlight the author’s current and future projects, their motivation and inspiration to write, as well as, their personal experiences within the competitive literary world.  The impressive list of gifted writers that have passed through as guest on the show is growing rapidly.  For more details about the show, visit the blog talk radio link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/author2beepa

 

About Author, G. D. Grace

G. D. Grace stumbled on his literary gift during a brief stint at USF College in San Francisco, California, where he was enrolled and majoring in Organizational Behavior, back in the mid 1980’s.  An English Professor who graded one of his research papers advised him that he had a marvelous “Syntax” (A gift for putting words together – he said that Glenn wrote the way one should write, as opposed to writing the way we talk).  Because of the demands being placed on him at his full time job at a Fortune 500 company and the lengthy commute associated with it, he abandoned his college studies to rebalance his life, but he continued writing; songs at first, then poems, and then in the early 1990’s he wrote a journal that eventually led to the very first drafts of Knights of Deception, but that’s as far as he got with his writing at that point.  It wasn’t until he took a buy out from his twenty-six year employer, did he resume writing again, but this time he refused to stop until he had a finished novel.  With his newfound freedom away from corporate life, he managed to get both his depression and substance abuse in remission, and the end result was a successful dive into self-publishing.

All of his novels are available at his LULU storefront, and Ripped & Ready Season 1 and 2, as well as Dragged, are available on Amazon, and can be found by doing a title search for the books, or by his names: Author, G. D. Grace or his briefly used alias , Author G. D. Freightman.

Author G. D. Grace reserves all rights and reproduction without written permission is not permitted.  If found, legal action will be taken against the person(s) or company(s) that have cut or pasted (Plagiarized) any portion of this written document.  Author, G. D. Grace; Published © 2010 October

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After the release of his fifth self-published novel, “Ripped & Ready (season 3)” GD ramped up for a new endeavor in radio, and on September 2, 2010 his first #BlogTalkRadio show premiered. His first two guest were two literary colleagues from two different sides of the tracks — one a former prison inmate-hustler, single father, turned author — the other, an accredited teacher and single father first time author. The intense on-air climate of cultural differences on the show, at one point, became thick enough to slice with a butter knife, however, it was a very successful event. Despite the clash over marketing approaches both authors remained professional and the outcome was a highly entertaining and interesting show. The seasons that followed incorporated talent from all walks of creativity, so in addition to the authors, GD’s guest lineup included poets and recovering addicts, motivational speakers and entrepreneurs, filmmakers and professionals in sports training and health, and also established artists from highly successful television shows, as well as, NAACP & Grammy Winners. Many shows gave us an inside glimpse inside the lives of legends from Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Ray Goodman & Brown, Bruce A. Hawes (extraordinary writer for the Sounds of Philadelphia), Gerald Alston of The Manhattans, The Delphonics, Howard Hewett, and Chris Jasper of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recognized Isley Brothers. Legends of literary Stanley Bennett Clay and James Earl Hardy also brought their distinct creative prowess to the show, as did professionals from the Broadway stage. GD’s show eventually caught the attention of World Media and through this friendship many of the legends mentioned above were tapped to be guests on the show. His friend, and often times, mentor, Wayne Barros became an influential part of the legacy that he was creating one show at time. His friendship, love, and direction helped enforce an inner-confidence in GD which allowed him to stretch his producing skills so the show would have an entertaining variety for the live listener and archive listeners. Between the two audience variations the show has been listened to by over 40,000 people. It has been successful beyond GD’s wildest dreams, and as Season 6 approaches, the adrenalin within him increases. He begins assembling the guest list next month in April 2015, and…
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