Author G D Grace’s Farewell to 2012

Author G D Grace

Sometimes we must return to the place of origin where it first began.
I searched my brief alias, G D Freightman, on Google and found the blog site Story Alley.
I wrote both “Ripped & Ready” and “Dragged…” on it. I had about 300 or so thirsty readers following me as I wrote chapter after chapter.
I always got a kick out of their comments, and how eager they all were for me to post more chapters.
As I read through some of the chapters I still have up, and all the comments, I realized something…
When we reflect we are given an opportunity to see just how much we’ve grown. I still carry the encouragement that they gave me inside of me whenever I write. They believed in me at a time when I had a hard time believing in myself.
I have matured as a writer, and my first 5 novels represent the very beginning of my literary career.
As a writer you hope to touch people and, in this life, I know I have.
As I sit here bidding farewell to 2012, I am excited about 2013, and the novels I’ll be releasing. It has been 3 years since my last release, and it is time. The literary climate has changed since then; e-books are huge, as are the opportunities for new authors. I’m ready.
Many say what they’re going to do, what they hope to do, what they’d like to do, but I am among those that did. I am a 5 times self-published author/blog talk radio producer & host. I say that with humble pride to remind myself…
I share this to say this; don’t be afraid to make your dreams come true. There will always be doubters sitting on the side line hurling verbal putdowns, telling you that you need to wait until you have a better book cover, peddling their services trying to sell you success…
Well, there are great, honest, independent publishers out there, and some of them have become great friends, but I want to say this…
Before signing on the dotted line make sure they are ethical and reputable.
How do you do this?
…By networking with some of the authors in their literary stable. If they are happy, then, most likely, so will you. ~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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2 Responses to Author G D Grace’s Farewell to 2012

  1. piinnkkii says:

    I miss you GD! God bless you in this New Year! I love you!

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