Saturday, April 29, 2017

Interview With Writer's Life Magazine

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 to build their platform. Here's the link to the interview: Interview With Writer's Life Magazine

I hope everyone enjoys reading it and my new book Code Blue: An Oath to the Badge and Gun will be released on June 16th! Pre-orders for e-books are available now: Code Blue Amazon Link

Be good everyone and follow your dreams!


Friday, April 14, 2017

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

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 of everyone within our society. I want people to read the book and come away knowing that there needs to be more diligence with establishing better relationships between police officers and citizens. 

This book will be ready for pre-order soon but here's a sneak peek of the book cover and what it looks like. 

 
Be good and follow your dreams.

Jamell Crouthers 
Aquarianmind 

Friday, April 7, 2017

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 stay as humble as possible and keep grinding through everything I have to do. I spend most of my days writing down things I need to do and goals I want to accomplish for the week, it keeps me going. I'm basically in competition with myself and how much I can get done or how much I can write.

My writing book that I keep with me all of the time, I know that an idea can come up, and I can write down something important that I have to do. When you find your love and passion in life, you find yourself not celebrating until you reach the top of the mountain. Right now, I'm climbing this mountain and it's a journey to get to the top. And even when I get to the stop, I won't slow down, I'll keep going to make sure I stay on top of that mountain I climbed.

While my books are in poetry format, that doesn't mean I won't stop going hard to get my books noticed. I have different ways and tactics that I'm currently using to get myself noticed and get myself to where I want to be.

So I won't celebrate until millions of people are reading my books, my stories and knowing that there are many societal issues that need addressing.

Be good everyone and follow your dreams.

Jamell Crouthers


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Societal Issues That Plague Us

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 that plague us every single day. Rape, domestic violence, pedophilia, alcoholism, PTSD, body image, drug addiction, gambling addiction, bullying, sexuality, and many other issues that I address in these books. These characters bring out all of the emotions and feelings that you can relate to. There is at least 1 character out of the 19, I write in this book where you will feel something and relate to them.

America Under Mind Control is a book that addresses issues in America that we don't even realize go on amongst us everyday. We are controlled mentally on an everyday basis and we as a nation and country have to do better in getting control of our lives again, holding the government and other evil people in this country accountable for their actions.

With all of that said, there are societal issues that if we don't take the time to tackle them head on, this world is heading into a place of hell where there will be no turning back at that point. Let's do all that we can to make this world a better place to live in, not only for us, but for the future behind us.

Be good and follow your dreams

Jamell Crouthers




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