“X-Roads 2012” – Personal Introspective, by Author G D Grace

I had carried discouragement for a minute, with me, on this journey.

I had thoughts that were crippling my spirit.

I was a 5 times self published author with lackluster sales, and I had a direction that seemed to be all over the place.

I was running out of money — actually I had no money.

I had to take my ass back to work.

How was a middle aged man going to find work in this high-tech economy?

I  got blessed with a gig that had to have come from a divine resource.

10/10/2012 Marked 1 – Year, and I’ve met so many people, and learned so much about strategic thinking.

It hasn’t been an easy year though.   My creative side was beating the hell out of me during this leg of the journey, but reality told me, GD, J.O.B. pays the B.I.L.L.S..

Freelancing wasn’t cutting it, and, any logical person living in this world understands when Billie sang “God Bless the Child…that’s got his own”.

If you haven’t listened to those lyrics, do, and be enlightened.

I’ve grown so much over this summer; my intellect has been given another element which I know is meant to help me on this journey.

There’s this young talented writer I know.  He’s ambitious, talented, and self-assured — these are critical elements to possess on this journey.

Readers,  I wanted to throw in the towel on several of these last  layovers, because I had no way of knowing which direction I needed to go at the crossroads — crossroads that kept popping up.

I have this talk show, “A Touch of Grace,” that I had to put on hiatus again…

and the literary thirst to release books kept smacking in my inner-ears driving me crazy…

Then I had the obligation to support and encourage others on all plains, professional, personal, & business.

What GD?

What is, dusting ass off, and getting back on that damn horse…

That horse that will buck you off relentlessly in life…

You never really know how strong you are until you face life on its terms.

I am always in trying mode, and giving up just doesn’t seem to be a part of my character…

It seems like it is, sometimes, though.


Author & Producer of “A Touch of Grace” G. D. Grace


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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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