Thanks for inquiring about my writing. Most people want to know answers to several personal questions. ESSAYS & MORE STRAIGHT FROM THE PEN contains answers to many questions. Purchase it at http://www.straightfromthepen.com or from your favorite online and offline distributors. Purchase eBooks at https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/WayneMrDowdy.
1) How many books have you written?
A) Four: 1-UNDER PRESSURE by Mr. D; 2-UNDER PRESSURE-MOTIVATIONAL VERSION by Mr. D; 3-UNKNOWN INNOCENCE ($12.95), and 4-ESSAYS & MORE STRAIGHT FROM THE PEN ($8.95) by Wayne T. Dowdy.
2) What is the difference between UNDER PRESSURE and the Motivational Version?
A) The Motivational Version contains “The Story Behind the Novel” and two chapters from the sequel (UNKNOWN INNOCENCE). I added “The Story Behind the Novel” to inspire and assist the aspiring writer by showing how I managed to put the book in his or her hands, and by listing several writer’s tools available for those fortunate enough to purchase them.
The setting for UNDER PRESSURE is the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kansas, and even though the plot concerns the murder of a prisoner and other violence, the novel offers the reader much more than prison scenes and events. It shows the life of the main protagonist before and after prison, and also enlightens the public about some of the draconian conspiracy laws and shows how easy it is for someone to end up in prison for a drug conspiracy.
3) Have you been published in magazines?
A) Yes. In print, THE SUN magazine published several clips I wrote in response to various topics, as well as an essay I wrote for their “Readers Write” column. In August of 2008 they published what I wrote for the topic of “Up All Night.” The ICONOCLAST magazine published two essays: “Fences” and “Fence Rows,” both of which I included in the essay collection. CONFRONTATION magazine published my essay, “State of Affairs” as a Letter to the Editor.
In 2018, the Savage Kick published “Guns, Drugs and Thugs: Drug Store Spree” in Savage Kick #9.
I’ve been published several times under the pseudonym Wayne D.
Online, PrisonLawBlog.com and PrisonEducation.com published several things I have written to educate and inform my readers. Those publications may now be read on my blog (https://straightfromthepen.wordpress.com).
4) Were you a politician?
A) No. When researching who I am, if you add the “T” for my middle name, volumes of things will come up that I have had published. I was in a state prison when I first heard about the Honorable Wayne Dowdy, who is a politician from Mississippi. By adding “Wayne T. Dowdy” to your favorite search engine, it will allow you to yield numerous results.
Reading ESSAYS & MORE STRAIGHT FROM THE PEN will tell you a lot about my interest, beliefs, and convictions. Most who have read it commented that it contained a lot of wisdom, and some stories that make you laugh, others that are sad, but well written. It contains events that show the damage of incarceration on society and individuals trapped in the vicious cycle of imprisonment and recidivism.