MY CRIME SERIES
The books of the My Crime series are neither meant to justify nor condemn the inmates on whom they are written. Rather, the books of the My Crime series propose to candidly communicate the upbringing, life experience, thoughts, and motivations of the incarcerated.
The My Crime series puts you as the judge. Your judgment will not simply be about the individual on whom a book is written, but your judgment will weigh the life circumstances that shaped his or her criminal disposition. The My Crime series takes the unknown inmate and presents his or her life for public evaluation.
From a cell in San Quentin, the San Francisco Bay Area's internationally known California state prison, comes to you the true biography of an incarcerated felon, Jay Jay.
Raised in the Silicon Valley during an era when farms out numbered industry, Jay Jay found trouble young, very young.
Serving time at age twelve is not the beginning of Jay Jay's descent into criminality.
Take a crash course on the drug game with Jay Jay and you will find yourself reading scenarios you never imagined possible.
Holler At Your Girl
Cjay is a transgender woman of color, housed in San Quentin, the San Francisco Bay Area's internationally known California state prison.
Cjay has been in nearly as many prisons as she has fingers yet nothing in her upbringing predestined her for crime.
Addiction does that to people, turns good to bad. Cjay loved and hated drugs. Drugs allowed her mind to rest but her mind could not rest without drugs.
Her mind, in fact, was spinning with pain, guilt, and rejection. Being transgender, especially in the 1980's and 1990's, was the life of a pariah. Fortunately for Cjay she had her fellow trans-sisters.
Holler At Your Girl is a one of a kind account of a presently incarcerated transgender woman who from an early age knew her identity yet suffered immense trials before finding her soul.
Each book in the My Crime series is written on an inmate, by an inmate. Each book will progress from the Subject’s childhood up through the commitment offense that brought about the Subject’s current felony incarceration. Each book, therefore, will offer the big picture of the Subject’s criminality as dictated to and written by a fellow inmate.
Hood to Heels
Hood to Heels is the unbelievable true story of Lawrence, a child raised in American ghetto circumstances who became the epitome of extreme violence while at the same time holding tight an inner secret of female identity.
Prepare yourself to look behind the curtain. You will find out how crimes, such as carjacking and crack dealing, are perpetrated. You will stay up late with Lawrence, as his mind swirls in the consideration of who he is. You will witness the racial divisions found in Los Angeles neighborhoods pitting Hispanic gangs against black American gangs. Finally, you will visit the prison psychologist with Lawrence and, with Lawrence transitioned to Lauren, you will confront former gang associates as they challenge her identity.
The My Crime series books are intended to fit into the present-day dialog on crime and punishment. As citizens of today’s American democracy, the understanding we each have of right and wrong is the essential knowledge we use in taking political positions. Ideally, the justice issued by legislators and interpreted by courts is a justice that agrees with most citizens. If citizens agree with the justice being issued by the government, citizens will promote that justice as truth for the times.
Mouthpiece is a brutally told biographical sketch of an incarcerated pimp, in prison for human trafficking. Raw boasts and brazen inner-city tales litter the story's violent, unrepentant landscape.
Like a marked man, Mouthpiece keeps after the reader with a cold perspective. Money is the aim and young women the product.
Bullets fly, tears drop, and children watch: Mouthpiece communicates the pride and prejudices of a warrior-pimp seizing plunder, camaraderie, and a demigod sense of self, through violence, street credentials, and psychological manipulation.
38 Years Later
Brian Shipp is a risk taker. He skis black diamond slopes, throttles fast moving motorcycles, and cherishes the thrill of an occasional misdeed. He is a young man with a twinkle in his eye and a propensity for getting caught. Through hard work and charm, Brian races his way to the top, only, time after time, to find himself crashing down due to ill-conceived schemes.
38 Years Later is a post-modern tale of a youth from a broken background making sense of the world by giving his all to every endeavor, be it unlawful or good-natured. It is the tale of a life in progress, to this day.
38 Years Later covers two periods in Brian’s life, before prison and life in prison. The before prison story takes the reader through Brian’s upbringing and early life choices, including a play-by-play of Brian’s 1980 commitment offense, an offense for which he remains in prison today. The life in prison story reveals how time does not stop when men face the world in shackles.
Brian’s story is a tale of redemption and a tale that exemplifies the enduring character of human hope.
As a society, we do not know ourselves enough to have the right answers on justice.
The My Crime Series grants you the opportunity to sit and listen to the unknown felon and learn, as if you were on the bottom bunk, about your neighbor and what brought him or her to getting locked up.
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