James Welcome


I’m a married father of 9, 6 girls 3 boys. From Ocala, Fl, raised in Ocklawaha, Fl. My book is about me coming up in a less fortune place. It’s basically about the different things I went through as I grew up. How my mom and grandma struggled to keep food, clothes and a roof over me and my sister’s head. How we lived in an old wooden house my granddad built that was about to fall apart. With no hot water, and a Pvc pipe for a shower head. You could see through the floor between the toilet and the bath tub. Sitting on the toilet was like a roller coaster ride, hoping you don’t fall through. But, hey, grandma and ma pulled through the did the best they could. I was young and wanting to help. So, what to do, I thought, all that’s around me is drug dealers, nobody going to school. They are thinking school’s just another way of slavery. Just a way to teach me away to work for another man, build his dream. So, 9 times out of 10 if you are around something long enough, eventually you’re going to want to try it. I watched these people make quick easy money. My family needed it, so I went in and since my dad is already in it, just being on the other side made it easier. So, I started making money and taking care of my family. A typical kid with a hard head, I was. I summed it up, if I told you everything I would have never finished this book. But my going to prison changed my outlook on my life, made me want to do more in life. I hope you guys enjoy my story and share it with family and friends.

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Boy 2 Man (A Waha Story)
Self published author, married father of 9, Just trying to be a better man for my wife and kids and to show the world the streets aint the only way.


Boy 2 Man (A Waha Story)
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 38,700. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This story is about my life growing up. How the street life and poverty influenced me to go to into the street. Being a hard headed kid trying to help out with bills, ended my butt in them prison blues. It took my a while to find out who I am, once I got out that life and focused on something else my life started to change and I'm never going back to that life. This is only the beginning.

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