JAMES W. LEWIS is a novelist and freelance writer published in several books that include Zane’s Caramel Flava, Chicken Soup for the Soul (two series), Gumbo for the Soul, Truth Be Told: Tales of Life, Love and Drama and Don’t Forget your Pepper Spray. Magazine credits include 3AM Magazine, Eyeshot, Dare Magazine, Naptural Roots Magazine, Lucrezia Magazine, Circle Magazine, Rundu Bedtime Stories and an upcoming article in the fitness magazine AFAA. His debut novel SELLOUT will launch in July 2010.
After spending twenty years in the Navy, James retired from active duty and now moonlights as a personal trainer while completing his studies in Kinesiology. In addition to writing, he loves to DJ and has a collection of over 300 vinyl records.
He also does extensive volunteer work at a local veterans assistance center. James hopes to resume his role as a Big Brother in the Big Brothers & Big Sisters program soon.
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VideosSellout Book Trailer
Tammy and Sheryl, characters from the book, come to life in this scene from Sellout.
Agony of Da Feet
A man goes into a nail salon with his girlfriend to get his toes "did" for the first time and wonders if he'll still have points left on his "man" card.
A Hard Man is Good to Find
A young woman meets a man straight out of a romance novel, but he refuses to meet her sexual needs. When she finds out his "secret," she realizes she should have been more careful with what she wished for!
Some people believe African Americans should receive reparations for 400 years of unpaid labor and crimes against humanity because of slavery. But it's not that simple. It takes a seventeen-year-old high school kid to show two adults why those 40 acres and a mule may never come.
The Two Minute Drill
Men sometimes exaggerate super-human do-it-until-the-sun-comes-up sexual process. In reality, however, for most males--approximately 75%, according to a recent medical study--the "party" ends within two minutes.
SELLOUT follows three individuals from different backgrounds--a black woman, black man and white woman--and the consequences of interracial dating. In their quest to find what they think is missing in their lives, they encounter guilt, fear, and struggles they never anticipated … including murder.
Death of N-Words
Many people make excuses for using various forms of the N-word. No matter the version, the N-word is still one of the most racially charged, controversial words in this country. Depending on how it's used, one can expect a punch or a hug. Although the word has become trendy, an unwritten rule states only certain groups can say it--which only fuels the confusion associated with using the word.
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