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With this very raw and personal story of S.M. Jordan's life, filled with survival and hardships, you see how he has overcome every negative situation. From overcoming problems as a child, such as being shy around girls, to adult issues, like being homeless, Jordan's story proves that finding God, happiness, and love will overcome all your hardships.
Q&A with Author
TELL US ABOUT YOUR NEW BOOK. My book is a memoir starting with some early memories of elementary school. Being shy around girls, then trying to overcome my shyness, meeting the wrong kind of girls. Finding myself to be an absolute misfit among the friends around me.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS BOOK? I read the book “Benny by Harris Cooley” this book was based on the true life story of the Author. He seemed to be a very intelligent man who had a lot of bad breaks in life. He struggled for many years before finally finding happiness in his life.
WHAT DO YOU HOPE READERS WILL GAIN FROM YOUR BOOK? I’m often miss represented so I want people to know the truth about me. I overcame many challenges and setbacks. I was never a quitter. I lived overcame many difficult situations on my own before finding love and happiness.
WHAT CRITERIA DID YOU USE WHEN SELECTING THE COVER FOR YOUR BOOK? I often think of my life as a song. I relate my story to a lot of song lyrics. The many songs I would like to have written. My life was a sad song that has never been sung. That’s why I chose an electric guitar for the cover.
WHEN AND WHY DID YOU BEGIN WRITING? I was invited to an open poetry reading in 2003 at age 38. At that time, I had never written a poem in my life, I stayed up late the night before writing many lousy poems. I selected five of the least awful poems and worked on them till they were good enough to read openly. Many of the great poets came to greet meet me after the reading to tell me they liked my stuff.
DESCRIBE YOUR WRITING STYLE. I never thought of my writing as a style, I just try to tell my story as truthful as a can.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CHALLENGES YOU FACE AS A WRITER? Spelling, not using the right words trying to describe what I’m trying to say. Emotional trauma I go through trying to write a traumatic story.
DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR NEW WRITERS? Get started, the first paragraph is the hardest. Once you get past that first paragraph new ideas will fallow.
ARE YOU WORKING ON ANY NEW PROJECTS? Yes, I’m working on my second book. I hope to fill in what my first book left out.
DO YOU HAVE A BLOG OR WEBSITE READERS CAN VISIT FOR UPDATES, EVENTS AND SPECIAL OFFERS?
Just a Facebook page under “Somehow I Survived”