— “The streets may have gotten me, but I’ll be damned if they will get my son!” —
Willingboro, NJ (BlackNews.com) — Noted author Michael B. Jackson has released his first fiction novel FatherHoodlum: Chronicles of a Prison Dad. The book is the captivating story of Lamont B. Moody, who grew up in a Newark, New Jersey housing project, during the 50s, 60s, and 70s. At 18-years-old, he made his first trip to prison, and spent the next 10-years in and out of prison for parole violations and new offenses.
FatherHoodlum is a poignant novel, which brings the reader through a journey down the corridors of street life and then uplifts the reader with restored hope and faith in one man’s determination and commitment to overcome his past and become a positive and outstanding role model and guide for his son. This story has a spirit that the reader can feel. This story transcends the literal environment and setting into a connection which readers of any background can identify. Jackson infuses an atmosphere of hope and inspiration in his novel. Jackson reveals the often overlooked and perhaps misunderstood three dimensional feelings, concerns, hopes, dreams and conflictions of an ex-felon. This novel engages the reader in an uplifting journey.
Jackson, who grew up in Newark and also spent time in prison, previously authored three self help books, including one-time (2008) NY Times Magazine’s “This Week’s Recommendation” How to Do Good After Prison: A Handbook for Successful Reentry, How to Love and Inspire Your Man After Prison: A Guide for Women with Men in Prison, and Como Cumplir Con Tus Obligaciones Al Salir De La Prision: Guia Practica Para Una Vida Mejor.
For more details about Michael B. Jackson and his new book, visit www.michaelbjackson.net
FatherHoodlum: Chronicles of a Prison Dad
By Michael B. Jackson
Trade Paper and Kindle
$14.95 Paperback $5.99 @ Kindle
Available on Amazon.com and Kindle.com
Michael B. Jackson