Thursday, May 10, 2018

Voice for the Silent Fathers by Eddie K. Wright



Voice for the Silent Fathers
by Eddie K. Wright


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GENRE: Memoir


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BLURB:


In his memoir, Eddie shares his story of becoming a father at 18 years old who realized his son was
showing ‘stereotypical’ signs of being gay while still in diapers. Spending most of his adult life engulfed
in the street gangster/hip-hop culture where this subject was not only hushed but deeply frowned upon,
he gives us the voice for what’s been kept silent for far too long, confronting almost every aspect of
this taboo topic. It took years for him to silently accept his son’s homosexuality himself, regardless of
all the signs. When his son was five years old, his favorite color was pink and there was nothing Dad
could do about it. By the age of fourteen; he was an internet sensation, dancing on YouTube building
his fan base to guarantee his success when performing as a drag queen a few years later. Eddie
addresses the questions most are scared to ask; Was there anything I could do to stop my son’s
homosexuality? When did I know my son was gay? What made him that way? Parents will find comfort
in reading that Eddie admits that his son’s feminine behaviors embarrassed him and he seriously
contemplated abandonment, a choice that too many fathers feel they have to choose.


He shares witnessing the desperation in the eyes of fathers, from all walks of life, who have pulled him
aside, away from listening ears wanting to know the answers to these frequently asked questions,
agonizing the possibilities that their son might be gay.

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Excerpt Two:

Chapter One Excerpt:


…” My son Drew was born September 20, 1990. I don't know if homosexuality is a biological or mental condition. I never thought Drew would grow up making the conscious decision to be gay, the way other kids were making plans to become firefighters, police officers, or doctors.


When I would ask him what he wanted to be when he grew up, he would tell me all the normal kid choices, he never straight out said, "Dad, I want to be a gay ballerina dancer!" However, as a father with a keen street intuition, I sensed something abnormal was having an effect on Drew.

At a very young age, he began displaying mannerisms similar to his mother. He started sucking his teeth and rolling his eyes. He would tilt his head and alter his voice to imitate a girlish tone and it would get on my nerves. This was happening when he was around four or five years old, and I avoided paying too much attention to those signs for fear of re-reinforcing those flamboyant behaviors.

Around others, especially the women in Drew’s life, I was depicted as "Mr. Macho”. I was the bad guy who was always "over-reacting" when I addressed and attempted to correct certain mannerisms that just couldn't be ignored.

My "Gaydar" was active watching all his behaviors for a "Gayness Alert!" which would make me rush in, like the heterosexual swat team, to stop whatever he was doing and make it more boyish.”…



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AUTHOR Bio and Links:


First time author Eddie K. Wright is a fitness trainer, Yoga instructor, spiritual motivational speaker and
an inmate at a federal prison.  His personal transformation upon realizing the Universal laws and love of
life, supports his conviction in his "Gangster to Guru" book series. The premier release "VOICE FOR THE
SILENT FATHERS" details the struggle and inner conflict with being the parent of a homosexual child
in the day, and a known connected gangster at night. Overcoming his "No son of mine" mentality, by
realizing the true meaning of unconditional love wasn't easy, but his deep insight, heartfelt honesty, and
'laugh to keep from crying' attitude, makes for a humorous read for anyone touched by this issue which
means it's for everyone!


Visit my Voice for the Silent Fathers website: http://voiceforthesilentfathers.com
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Visit my Publishers website:  http://mwrightgroup.com


BUY LINK:  The Book will be FREE During the Tour


https://www.amazon.com/Voice-Silent-Fathers-Eddie-Wright/dp/0997490802


Interview with Eddie K. Wright
1. Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?
"Voice for the Silent Fathers is purposely character driven so that the reader comprehends the emotional thought process and feelings as if they are part of the story.  This is a memoir detailing the experiences of my struggle to accept my son's homosexuality. I want my characters to hijack the reader and pull them in so that by the time you read the last page, you'll feel as if you’re a friend of my family.
2. Convince us why you feel your book is a must read?
I'm a top expert in my field, being the father of the gayest don on this planet!  He put me through it, and I love and accept him unconditionally. More fathers need to openly show their support for their gay children.  Voice for the Silent Fathers is a must read, not only because I'm the first father to ever write about this topic, but because everyone knows someone who's dealing with this issue.  
How many fathers openly even admit that they have and accept their homosexual son?  Maybe a few, but defiantly not enough. Most fathers abandon their gay children, not because they don't love them, but because they allow their prejudices to supersede their intelligence.  Fear has that effect. Voice for the Silent Fathers, eliminates that fear with the power of unconditional love.
3. Have you written any other books that are not published?
Yes, I have a number of books to fill my "Gangster Turned Guru Presents", series.  "The Evolution Of A Gangster Turned Guru" is due to be published in 2019, followed by my Parenting From Prison handbook, writings on the Universal Laws of Attraction, Fitness and Wellness, Microwave Cookbook For Convicts and College Students, along with others to keep my readers entertained and spiritually educated.
4. Pen or type writer or computer?
Being in a Federal Prison, it cost me five cents a minute when I'm on the computer.  I write everything with my blue ballpoint Bic pen, until it's time to type it out in an e-mail to my publisher.  Learning how to type fast was mandatory.
5. Anything you would like to say to your readers and fans?

I just want to thank everyone for the love and support I receive.  The comments are super inspirational. If there is one book you need to take a chance on, "Voice for the Silent Fathers" is it.  Those that take the time to follow my writings aren't considered fans, but friends. Thanks again for all the support.



Thoughts from a reader:
These delicate father son issues, so implicitly captured in Eddie's writings, are relevant to a broad
spectrum of societal issues beyond the "No son of mine" father of a gay man experience.  In fact, the
book gets to the real substance of human conflict which is our inability to accept and appreciate
difference. The key word here is appreciation.  The book offers an opportunity to consider acceptance
in a way that extends grace, honor, support and recognition.  When we are ungrateful, we are critical,
blaming, and we use forms of rejection.  Eddie’s experience of coming to the acceptance of his son
provides hope for healing; a more practical response to conflict that allows dignity, respect and honor
which overcomes criticism, blame, bigotry, and ultimately rejection.  ~G. Holmes~


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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION


Eddie will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter
during the tour.



Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here: 

8 comments:

  1. Congrats on the tour and I appreciate the book description and the great giveaway as well. Love the tours, I get to find books and share with my sisters and now my twin daughters who all love to read. We have found some amazing books for everyone. So, thank you!

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  2. I enjoyed getting to know your book; congrats on the tour, I hope it is a fun one for you, and thanks for the chance to win :)

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  3. Best of luck on your release. I hope your book does well. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  4. I really enjoyed reading your amazing interview, thank you!

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