Fact or Fiction?

The other day I had a conversation with someone who has not yet read my novel, Darius Logan: Super Justice Force. They were telling me what a big mistake I had made in self-publishing the book, and prattled off a list of reason why I was doomed to failure. According to them…
1. Older teenage boys don’t read books.
2. Black kids don’t read books.
3. White kids won’t read a book with a black hero.
4. Girls would never read a book like mine.
I’ve heard all there statements before (more times than I can to admit), but I really don’t want to believe it is true. So far response to DL:SJF has been positive—from young men and women, black and white.
As I’ve said before, part of the reason I wrote and published this book was to dispel some of the myths the mainstream publishing industry keeps forcing upon us. Darius Logan: Super Justice Force is more than just a work of fiction meant to entertain. This is a grassroots movement meant to defy the stereotypes of race and gender that dictate the type of books written and published for readers of all ages.
I appreciate all the positive feedback the book has received so far. I can’t tell you all what a thrill it is to get emails from people of all ages telling me how much they’ve enjoyed the book. Please spread the word to your family, friends, classmates, teachers, librarians and anyone else who might enjoy the book or support the cause of getting past the discrimination that runs rampant in the publishing world. Take a moment if you will, and rate and review the book on Amazon (which really does help with sales). And please, keep the emails coming.
That’s all for now. I’ve got to get back to work on The Adventures of Darius Logan, Volume Two, which still has no title, but the first three chapters alone kick more butt than every chapter of the first book combined.



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