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Welcome to my life. Warning: it contains crime, violence and inspiration. I write openly and honestly to let people peek at my transformation in progress. I lived the Thug Life and caused several people pain and misery; especially, my loved ones and countless victims, something I regret. I don't blame anyone other than myself for spending most of my life confined behind walls, bars and fences.

Life began in a low-middle-class neighborhood of Atlanta, GA. My parents provided me and my siblings with food and shelter. I wanted more. Today I'm a writer with a unique voice. “Mr. D.” is a pseudonym for Wayne T. Dowdy that I use when writing fiction.

It is my hope that you find something meaningful in the words I write, whether in my fiction or nonfiction, I always try to write something to make people feel, think, or dream. Thanks for reading my writings. :-) I hope your days are enjoyable and that you find peace along the way.


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Guns, Drugs & Thugs: Drug Store Spree
You set the price! Words: 8,170. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2017 by Mr.D. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
11:00 AM, August 14th: Three thugs cruised through the parking lot of a shopping mall in a small North Georgia town of the southeastern United States. A sawed-off shotgun laid under the driver’s seat. The black handle of a semiautomatic pistol protruded from the waistband of the shotgun rider’s pants. Another gun stretched across the back seat and floorboard at an angle. ..............
Unknown Innocence
You set the price! Words: 86,720. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2016 by Mr.D. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Military Police finds Roger Johnson slumped over the steering wheel of his Mercedes Benz, a bullet hole in his head. State Senator Leroy Johnson wants swift justice for the murder of his son. The military turns the case over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Special Agent Ward promises Senator Johnson he will find the murderer.
Spiritual Not Religious
You set the price! Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2015 by Mr.D. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
These three essays come from Essays & More Straight from the Pen. Each essay gives the reader valuable insight into life from a different perspective, intended to inspire and encourage a deeper understanding of the things humans experience...
Fence Rows and The Price of Change
You set the price! Words: 5,740. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2015 by Mr.D. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
"Fence Rows" and "The Price of Change" come from the writing collection, Essays & More Straight from the Pen, available in print and as an eBook. These essays captivate the readers attention to carry them through movie worthy events. "Fence Rows" first appeared in the ICONOCLAST magazine, as did "Fences." Inside of "The Price of Change," read about the event published by the ICONOCLAST,...
The Lonely Spirit
You set the price! Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2015 by Mr.D. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
"The Lonely Spirit" is the only short story in my writing collection, "Essays & More Straight From the Pen," available in print and as an eBook. The main character is Taser who has a unique experience, one that may make one think and wonder about life as we know it. His mischievousness and false bravado leads him off a cliff and into something much deeper than the ocean.
Search for Enlightenment
You set the price! Words: 3,170. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2015 by Mr.D. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
"Search for Enlightenment" comes from the writing collection, Essays and More Straight From the Pen, available in print and as an eBook.
Authority and A Prisoner's Story
You set the price! Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2015 by Mr.D. Categories: Essay » Sociology
"Authority" and "A Prisoner's Story" come from the writing collection, Essays & More Straight from the Pen, available in print and as an eBook. The essays show the reality of prison life, the danger and insanity of life inside some of America's most violent prisons, and one man's struggle to keep the peace and survive without resorting to violence.
An Airport Ate the Neighborhood
You set the price! Words: 3,820. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2015 by Mr.D. Categories: Essay » Author profile
This memoir is a historical accounting of astonishing facts about the world's busiest airport, which covers the early years and some events from the author's life as a delinquent child and young adult. Anyone who lives or works near an airport may be able to identify with the experience of change generated through airport expansion.
No Sympathy
You set the price! Words: 6,000. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2014 by Mr.D. Categories: Essay » Sociology
I don’t look for sympathy. I made the choices that put me in federal prison for thirty-five years, without parole. I’m sure most people couldn’t care less about the life of any prisoner until they become the victim of one who escapes or gets out.
Essays & More Straight From The Pen
You set the price! Words: 35,260. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2014 by Mr.D. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
(5.00 from 1 review)
Peek inside the wild life of a man who fought to change. “My salvation came in the form of a concept: fighting poison with poison; the same as using Cobra or Rattlesnake venom to save someone bitten by one of the vipers. I was the viper bitten by itself. ... When living, I used to lose interest in life and then go on sprees capable of causing death. When faced with death I fought to live.....
A Prisoner & a Poem for a Princess
You set the price! Words: 6,270. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014 by Mr.D. Categories: Essay » Author profile
A true romance that began after Wayne reluctantly agreed to write Karen. A mutual friend pleaded with him to write her and try to help; she wanted to break the chain of her addiction to methadone. A Prisoner and a Poem for a Princess is creative nonfiction that twists romance and spirituality into something so special and unique that only hearts and souls understand.


Under Pressure-Motivational Version
You set the price! Words: 43,520. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
"The Story Behind the Novel" in this version of the novel is intended for use in colleges and universities to inspire and motivate the aspiring writer.
Under Pressure
You set the price! Words: 35,480. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Mr. D. captivates the reader’s attention with Under Pressure taking them through the internal politics and realities of life inside some of the most dangerous federal prisons in the United States.

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  • Stand Up For Your People on Jan. 02, 2015

    In STAND UP FOR YOUR PEOPLE, Grey Bear screams for help to fight an oppressive prison system: GEO Group, a for-profit-prison, and the Arizona Department of Corrections, as well as others across the nation that squeeze the life out of Native American religious rights and freedoms. He releases a battle cry to gather warriors in a fight for incarcerated Native Americans. His people are very much in need of help from those in the community to provide essentials for their spiritual quests, such a firewood to use in sweat lodge ceremonies, and visitors from outside to share their path to their Creator. Without the firewood that the prison administration refuses to provide, the Native Americans cannot use the sweat lodge to practice their beliefs at the prison. The book is somewhat of an autobiography and a self-help guide for Native Americans who want to walk the Red Road. It contains legal references and a variety of source materials to support his position. A great book to send as a gift to Native Americans trapped inside the hundreds of oppressive prisons throughout the United States. Wayne T. Dowdy Author of UNKNOWN INNOCENCE by Mr. D., and ESSAYS & MORE STRAIGHT FROM THE PEN