Life began in a low-middle-class neighborhood of Atlanta, GA. My parents provided me and my siblings with food, shelter and clothing. I wanted more and made poor choices to get it: those choices took me behind walls, bars and fences for decades.
Today I'm a writer with a unique voice, who writes to entertain my many readers. I’m a writer of many genres, including technical, legal, fiction and non-fiction, but regardless of what I write, I write in hope that readers find meaningful content.
I like to write makes people think, feel or dream. Thanks for reading my writings.
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. ..............
Her love opens the door to prove Big Bobby's innocence.
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.
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" 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" 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.
"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.
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.
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 and More Straight from the Pen shows the power of change, gives hope to readers wanting a different life.
The well-written essays take readers deep inside the life of the author who overcame circumstances and obstacles that kept him chained to a life of drugs and crime.
The stories inspire and motivate people to not give up or lose hope, and to fight for a new life.
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.
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