A Novel’s Call (reflections of a writer) GD **8/1/2012*

As I slip into this 1st day of August in the year of 2012, I am both reflective and optimistic, remembering forks in the road I’ve taken unintentionally.  The decision to move, this time, occurred quickly.  The prior locale, the one I spent a little bit more than four years at, had deeper roots, but the last one’s roots were shallow.  When I drift off to sleep and awaken , it is peaceful.  Quite, finally.  No loud, obnoxious, inconsiderate shouting matches between two people deeply immersed in a dysfunctional relationship are occurring here.

On this fourth morning, I find myself thinking about the release of this next novel.  “Daddy” & “ICON” seem to be vying for my attention, and it appears that it’s “ICON” that is speaking the loudest.  After a long day at work, it swiftly pulls me into it’s letters, sentences, paragraphs, pages & chapters.  It is insistent and requires me to be persistent.  It pushes me closer towards completion each encounter, as if it knows it’s own destiny.


“ICON” is the very first one that has ever spoken to me, the only one that has ever been this demanding.

So, I press forward in to today, and know that, just like the last couple, it will be an extremely productive one.  I’m hoping destiny grants me the blessing of another day, another week, another month, and another year to see things through.  I feel in my heart that all the mistakes, bad decisions, and mediocre attempts I’ve made out of fear and a prior lack of self-confidence were part of the shaping of me.

All of us, as we age, are always being reshaped; either by that which we encounter, or by our internal desires to grow.

Living life vicariously, worshiping other talented spirits and their accomplished works isn’t part of my chemistry.  I admire them and am inspired by them.  They empower me to step out on faith to pursue my own.

Five self-published novels, and a blog talk radio show…

“ICON”, I hear you calling.

And these are the…

(reflections of a writer) GD

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About G. D. Grace of California

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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