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A Review of John Woman by Walter Mosley

There is something to be said when one of my favorite authors steps outside of his detective series (Easy Rawlins and Leonid McGill) to present a thought-provoking novel that stirs one’s intellectual and moral code. John Woman is such a novel.

I was intrigued by the title and couldn’t wait to follow the transformation of the main character Cornelius Jones (aka CC), the teenage son of an Italian-American woman and a self-educated older black man from Mississippi. Up until his father’s death, CC took over his father’s job as a projectionist at the Arbuckle theater, a New York City landmark, to pay the bills and keep food on the table. But one night when he was confronted by Chapman Lorraine, the theatre owner, he lost it and committed the heinous act of murder.
Fast forward many years later and CC has become John Woman, a history professor pushing the boundaries of his students and pulling from his father’s philosophical teachings in his class: INTRODUCTION TO DECONSTRUCTIONIST HISTORICA…

Interview with Valerie J. Lewis Coleman, author of Oh, The Things I Can Be When I See Me

Author’s Bio: To Valerie J. Lewis Coleman, every conversation with a child is an opportunity to teach. Whether basic life skills, kindness or career aspirations, she encourages her grandbabies and other children to be the best they can be. ThingsICanBe.com
As a best-selling author and award-winning publisher, Valerie serves professional speakers and experts to magnify and monetize their message by publishing quality books. With over fifteen years of experience in the book business, she has published more than 130 authors and helped thousands of writers navigate the challenges of self-publishing. This expert divulges industry secrets on avoiding the top five mistakes made by 95% of new authors, pricing your book to sell and identifying shady publishers. Her dynamic presentation and knowledge of the business takes writers from pen to paper to published as they master self-publishing to make money! PenOfTheWriter.com
DL: What inspired you to write your book? VJLC: My granddaughters are the …