It takes a special kind of person to turn their adversities into success; their sadness into joy that’s used to entertain others. And it takes a person with tenacity and depth to continue to seek the sunshine when all you’ve ever known is the rain. And it takes a person with natural talent to be able to write a story under these conditions that’s captivating and that you don’t want to put down.
Wayne T. Dowdy is such a person and UNKNOWN INNOCENCE is such a story.
In UNKNOWN INNOCENCE, Dowdy takes the reader into the lives of his protagonists, Bobby and Nicole, and tells the story of how it all went terribly wrong. How the forces of bad luck, helped along by a crooked FBI agent and attorney, conspired to take Bobby behind the walls of the United States Federal Penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kansas. Using a pen along with a vivid and epic imagination, Dowdy draws upon his life in the free world, as well as his nearly three decades of walking the line in some of the roughest federal pens in America.
Moving along at a steady pace, UNKNOWN INNOCENCE tells the story of Bobby’s wrongful conviction. Sent up the river for life without parole, Big Bobby never gives up hope, though. The one thing that has eluded him for most of his life is the very thing that turns out to be his salvation. Love. UNKNOWN INNOCENCE is a riveting tale that transcends genres. It’s a mystery and a thriller, with a love story woven through its fabric.
Wayne T. Dowdy is a writer for the masses whose voice has a purpose. It tells the world, “No matter what happens to me, I will not give up.” This voice takes the broken pieces of a life and combines it with raw talent to bring forth a beautiful mosaic. It’s a voice that says, no matter how guilty I may be, there is still unknown innocence in each and every one of us.
Jeffrey P. Frye
September 9, 2015
Edgefield, South Carolina
Thanks for following this blog. Jeff is a fellow author who writes a variety of prose for publication by Murder Slim Press. (Read his blogs on murderslim.com) I refer to him and his blogspot in my April 15, 2015, blog post, “Teaching Cons New Tricks–Creative Writing & Q.A. Apprenticeship Program.” He also helped edit UNKNOWN INNOCENCE. I am eternally grateful for his skills and use of words to entertain readers.
I finally got the manuscript for UNKNOWN INNOCENCE in the mail to my publisher (Midnight Express Books, P.O. Box 69, Berryville, AR 72616; email: MEBooks1@yahoo.com) and hope it gets released by the new year. I originally planned to have it completed over a year ago. I guess that one made God laugh, since I’ve heard that if you want to hear God laugh, tell him your plans.
Read the first two chapters of UNKNOWN INNOCENCE by clicking on the link on the home page at StraightFromthePen.com. Download free essays from my authors page at Smashwords.com. “A Prisoner and a Poem for a Princess” is listed as free, and “An Airport Ate the Neighborhood” may be downloaded by using Smashwords Coupon Code MQ86S. To download using the coupon code, go through the same process as if purchasing a Book, and before you get to the checkout point you should see where to add the free coupon code.
Stay posted and feel free to send any comments to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by posting them on this blog. Thanks! Wayne T. Dowdy