Victor Gillis, Jr

Biography

V. Gillis, Jr. was born December 28th, 1974. Raised in Brooklyn, New York, the
poor decisions and choices he made on the streets, resulted in his being sentenced
at age 23 to a twenty-year federal prison term.

During his incarceration, he discovered a latent talent for creative writing. At the
same time, he found himself dissappointed in urban literature that entertained
without accurately dipicting the sobering reality that awaits young African-Americans
who embrace self-destructive lifestyles.

V. Gillis, Jr penned his inaugural book, RAW'S COMMITTEE", to illustrate what results
when young black men and women neglect self-improvement, education of self, and
self-restraint. He knows his characters intimately - he has lived the situations he fic-
tionalizes in the fast-pace story, and has made the same ill-advised decisions and
blunders that lead some of Raw's Committee's characters to their tragic fates.

In the end, V. Gillis, Jr. has crafted an action-packed piece of urban literature that
is much more than the sum of its gunshots. V. Gillis, Jr. knows the streets, and more
importantly, knows the causes of so much violence, hostility and betrayal amongst
young African-Americans. Raw's Committee is a compelling work of fiction written
by an author with a compelling past....

YOU MAY ALSO BUY RAW'S COMMITTEE AT midnightexpressbooks.com.
ISBN: 978-0-9888063-3-7
Price: $14.95
Pages: 279

Smashwords Interview

Q: WHAT IS THE MAIN THEME RUNNING THROUGH YOUR BOOK?
A situation can turn for the worst when someone lacks patience or rationality of clear thinking. The them of Trigger Happy is actually running through the majority of my characters. These are inner city youths who failed to resolve their issues through communication, and later faced the harsh consequences of their actions.
Q: WHY IS THIS MESSAGE OR THEME IMPORTANT?
Each year four out of five inner city youths will join gangs, affiliate themselves with drugs in some form or fashion, or commit robberies. An alarming percentage will be incarcerated or murdered needlessly. It's a cycle of destruction, and conflict resolution is much needed.
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Books

Raw's Committee
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 69,160. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Katana is a beautiful African-American woman, born and raised in the notorious section of New York City - Brooklyn. At age 27, Katana befriends a gentleman by the name of Thriller. He introduces her to a life she never knew existed. One man stands in their way preventing Katana and Thriller from making plans for their future. WHO EVER SAID RIDE OR DIE CHICKS NO LONGER EXIST?

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