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Book Title: To Be Loved: Ain't Gonna Be Denied by Ronald D. Steele
Category: Adult Fiction (18+), 463 pages
Genre: Memoir / Autobiography
Publisher: Ronald D. Steele
Release date: July 31st, 2023
Tour dates: Feb 26 to Mar 8
Content Rating: PG-13 + M
Born in poverty and violence, without love, the author goes to the streets to find love, becoming successful at everything he applies, even crime.
Convicted for a crime the victim said he did not commit, at 19, he was convicted and sentenced to 15 years for robbery. Determined to correct the injustice, the author turns to writing. Over 18 months and on the brink of suicide, the author's letters led the sentencing judge to reduce the sentence by 10 years.
So begins the journey of a self-made man.
The author seeks counseling, which was a social taboo and a Godsend. The author confronts the past, determines his future, adopts positive thinking discipline, and uses the ex-con stigma to qualify for a college program. He graduates with a B.A. degree, pursues a career in public affairs in the federal government, serving seven cabinet secretaries, and serving as president of a writers guild, travels the world, sues the agency and local police, and retires at the top of the salary pyramid, a husband, father, and grandfather.
The author illustrates the many life lessons he learns to steer readers from the pitfalls he faced.
Additionally, the author inspires readers to think positive, be true to their beliefs, and believe in themselves, even when family and friends may not, and, regardless of their past mistakes, have the attitude that you "ain't gonna be denied."
Meet the Author:
Ronald D. Steele is a versatile talent, renowned as a writer, photographer, world traveler, and ardent tennis player. With a career spanning over two decades in federal government public affairs and information technology, Steele’s remarkable journey is a testament to his adaptability and dedication. As a freelance journalist, his work graced media outlets nationwide, and he made appearances on various television and radio stations.
Steele’s leadership as the president of the African American Writers Guild from 1989 to 1992 underscores his impact in the literary world. Born in Manhattan, he now calls Prince George’s County, Maryland home.
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