I just wanted to share my thoughts on my experience as a first time independent author. I released my nonfiction book titled “100 Years: A Journey to End a Vicious Cycle” in February of 2015. Within this book I shared the many mistakes that I’ve made during my teenage years. I shared my experience of being in prison also. I then went on to share the reality of how my family collectively wasted more than one hundred years in prison. I thought that this story is worthy to be heard and could help prevent others from going down the same path. I now see that being an independent author takes a lot of work, patience and touch skin. I am scheduled to have my second Book Sign at the Public Library in Montgomery, Alabama on Friday March 15, 2015. I plan to do a few things different such as include prizes and giveaways. I am also open to speaking to troubled youth or at risk teenagers concerning the dangers of drugs, the streets, and any criminal behavior. My goal is to make a positive difference in our society. I am glad that I took the independent route to publish my book. I have learned a lot during this process. I plan on writing my full experience concerning the challenges of getting my book on bookshelves. Currently my book is available on Amazon.com, BookAMillion.com, BarnesAndNobles.com, Kindle Ebook, Nook Ebook and my website http://www.journey100years.com. I am open to any advice or words of encouragement. Thank you for listening. The process continues.