A few days ago my wife shared two videos with me that her friend had sent her via text. All she told me before she showed me them was that they were for me. I was surprised, but I sat there and watched the videos unfold.

I was overwhelmed with gratitude because not only did my wife’s friend purchase my book, but she encouraged other people to buy it, too. Word of mouth is still invaluable.

One woman bought four copies and the whole situation bought a smile to my face. When I was writing this book I dreamed of people enjoying what I had written.

To see proof of their enjoyment makes this journey even sweeter! Their words of encouragement were much appreciated and I’m hard at work on my next piece of literature!



Book Launch!!

I will be at the Hockessin Book Shelf in Delaware to celebrate the release of my debut novel Redemption Lost. Come out and join me!

April 29th, 2017

4-6 PM


Never Give Up: Part 1

As some of you may or may not know I wrote two books under another pen name some years ago.

I attempted to get them into a major chain store and I was denied.

I was disappointed and I didn’t come that far just to give up. I needed to make a move.

So I did what any sensible person would do. I called them to see what my options were.

As it turns out I had a well thought out intelligent conversation with a very nice and informative young lady. We respectfully went back and forth stating our cases.

I felt like I made an impact.

A few weeks later I got an acceptance letter and they agreed to stock my titles.

Once you accept defeat you are defeated and I refuse to accept it.

Go after what you want and be relentless in your pursuit.


4 Books on my TBR list

Currently I’m reading Cross the Line by James Patterson and I haven’t finished because I’ve been doing promo for Redemption Lost.

Soon as I’m done with Cross the Line here are four books I plan to read:

1). Black Privilege by Charlamagne Tha God

After reading the book’s introduction I’m all in.

2). The Unseen World by Liz Moore

She happened to be doing a book signing near where I live. I’m glad I went and purchased a copy. The synopsis reeled me in.

3). The Streets Have No King by JaQuavis Coleman

JaQuavis is monster and I’ve been checking for this book since it was called Black Wall Street.

4). She Rode the Bus by Akil Victor

I watched the video shorts on FB. The synopsis was tight and I came away impressed with the sample I read. I can’t wait to read it.

I really need to set aside more reading time and I plan to in the coming months.


K’WAN Drops Animal 4.5 today!!

I wanted to salute my literary brother K’WAN today. I’ve been reading K’WAN books since Walden Bookstores were open. That means I’ve been rocking with him a long time. In 2017 he will be dropping three books and I’m eager to read them all.

Not only is he a gifted writer, but he is an all around good dude. Every time I met him he kept it 100.

Today Animal 4.5 drops and all other responsibilities will take a backseat until I complete this novel.




I took this picture at Books-a-million in Arundel Mills Mall in March of 2016. I went to this section and said to myself my book will be here.

I spoke it into existence and I just got word that Redemption Lost in now in stock in that same section.

The moral of the story is don’t take no for an answer and of course put the work in.

If you do those two things you can be unstoppable!


Martin VS. Fresh Prince: 5 Burning Questions To Determine The Better Reboot.

RIP to Tommy and Uncle Phil.

Quick question.

If every member of these two shows were alive today which show would have the better reboot?

Here is an arbitrary five questions to make a determination.


Lets go!

Who is better between Martin and Will?

Martin topples Will and it’s not even close. Once you factor in the characters that Martin plays Will can’t keep up. Although Will’s daily clowning of Carlton certainly does make things interesting though.

Who has the better cast members?

Martin has Dragon Fly Jones. Fresh Prince does not. End of Story.

Who has the better theme song?


Who would have more meme worthy material?

As I stated above, Martin has Dragon Fly Jones. Fresh Prince does not. End of Story.

Does either show have a cast member worthy of a spin off? If so how many?

Sign me up for the Cole and Pam show. Cole’s show is built around his stupidity and Pam’s show is built around her inability to find a man.

You’re welcome.

As far as Fresh Prince goes I would have to go with Jazz. His show would be similar to Cole’s. Would it work? Probably not, but man would I tune in.

Well there you have it folks. Martin’s reboot would be better than Fresh Prince’s reboot.

Be sure to come back next time for more from the versus series.

-Marc Avery AKA DJ Marc Avery on the 1’s and 2’s