DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
You are in for a real treat with today's author interview. Gene-o, as he goes by, is an incredible author and musician. Talented really doesn't describe him. His book, "Five Steps Black" is incredible and is what I consider a must-read by all accounts. Trust me, you don't want to miss this one especially after watching the interview. As a treat, at the end of the interview, I have included one of his songs. Be sure to check out Gene-o on his website located at www.gene-o.com and follow him. The book, published by Absolute Author Publishing House launches on May 1, 2022, but is available for pre-sale right now. So, without further delay, get to know Gene-o and then head straight to Amazon and purchase his incredible book.
Charlie Johnson, an up-and-coming attorney at a prestigious law firm in Georgia, is on track to have the best year of his life. Tonight, everyone is gathered to witness him be named the youngest Junior Partner in his firm’s history. He's on top of the world; nothing can stop him. As the celebration weaves its way into the early morning hours, Charlie’s late start on the first day of his new position sends him racing on a stormy, wet highway, where moments later he's careening into circumstances he never saw coming.
With the damage caused by the accident and the chaos that ensues, Charlie’s mind is pushed into a world he can’t quite make sense of. In this new and completely altered reality, Charlie awakens feeling disoriented and baffled. Why are they calling me Charles? Who are these people and why are they speaking to me like that? As he looks into the mirror to examine any damage, he is startled by the face glaring back at him.
Forced to venture well outside the comfort zone that his life of privilege previously afforded him, Charles must learn to navigate a world he does not recognize. Is this really happening? Ill-equipped to traverse this new reality, Charles must rely on the people around him to fill in the back-story that seems to be missing from his memory. The world and its darker realities of social injustice, systemic racism, and a broken legal system start to reveal themselves in many painful and eye-opening episodes in both the cases he finds himself working, and in the realities of his new, yet very real, life.
Five Steps Black affords the reader a unique opportunity to walk in someone else’s shoes for a moment and experience a world that was previously invisible.
"Five Steps Black is a compelling story told from a
unique perspective, that is relevant in today's world. Well worth the
"Reading Five Steps Black was an incredible
experience. This story brings you into a character that also needs to learn
about the world's problems. Be brought along on the experience and learn. This
book is going places. Bound to be a best-seller."
"Compelling - both in its unique plot and
its particularly timely content. The characters will have you experiencing
everything from anger, frustration, pain, and even hate, simultaneously with
love and laughter. A best-seller in the making."