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Interview With Writer's Life Magazine

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Hey everyone!

I hope all is well and everyone is having a great week and start to their weekend. I know, I'm long overdue for a new blog post, I was on vacation in Los Angeles for a week so I took sometime to enjoy life a little, and also take a mental break from the grind of my day job along with all of the writing I do. I wanted to share my interview with Writer's Life Magazine, it was a great opportunity to do this so people can get to know me better as a writer and author.

I will also be featured in their magazine in the summer edition coming in June. There isn't a definite date set yet but I will definitely keep everyone posted with that information as it becomes available to me. I enjoyed doing this interview and the editor LaDonna Smith, I am forever thankful for the opportunity to be part of the project.

This is not only about me growing as an author and as a brand, but also bringing more exposure to the great media outlets, young and up and coming authors can use …

Code Blue: An Oath to the Badge and Gun (New Book Coming Soon!)

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My next book, "Code Blue: An Oath to the Badge and Gun," will be coming within the next few weeks. It's a book that deals with a police officer on the force where there's a lot of corruption going on within the police department. There was a lot of reasons for writing this book and I know that the issue of police brutality and killings needed to be addressed.
Even though this book is a fictional story written in poetry format, this book deal with racism that goes beyond measure. It's a book that will make you feel uncomfortable if you're not open-minded to the racist atrocities that go on in today's society. I enjoyed writing this book as this will get you to think about the societal issues we face with relationships between police officers and the citizens of our society. 
There's a hope that people start to understand that racism is a major issue not just in America, but also around the world and we must get to a place where there's acceptance o…

Why I Don't Celebrate My Accomplishments

I'm going to talk about why I don't celebrate my accomplishments because a lot of my family and friends always ask me why I don't. For starters, life for me as a writer, author, poet and blogger, it's a lot of work all of the time and regularly. So for me, I don't really take too much time to celebrate any of my accomplishments whether it's a great poem I wrote, a solid blog I've posted on here, or a book that I've finished and published.

It's hard for me to celebrate publishing my books and getting my books noticed. I always feel there is work for me to do and more goals to accomplish. Every book published, new video I do on YouTube (www.youtube.com/c/jamellcrouthers), poem that I post on Instagram (www.instagram.com/aquarianmind), there's an opportunity for me to reach someone or impact someone's life.

In my own little way, celebrating makes you complacent, it can make you lazy and allow your head to get bigger than what it is. So I try to…

Societal Issues That Plague Us

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While I discuss a lot of societal issues in my poetry and in my books, there are so many things that we as people need to talk about more and bring to the forefront. It's no longer about talking to our family members about things, it needs to be discussed amongst our peers so we can better understand each other and make changes to the world.

The Struggles and Growth of a Man is a book about a man who struggles with what the world tells him and what his truth really is. While there is a Part 2 coming later on in the year, the focus is to make people understand that men struggle, we need help, we need guidance, we need to emote, feel and express ourselves. We need people to stop letting the world/society brainwash us into thinking men have to be tough and strong all of the time. That's detrimental to our mindsets and it keeps us from growing and learning from our mistakes.

The World We Live In Parts 1 and 2 is a series of 5 books that I'll be publishing about societal issues…