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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Voice for the Silent Fathers by Eddie K. Wright - Book Tour - Free Book!! - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi lovelies! It gives me great pleasure today to host Eddie K. Wright and his new book, “Voice for the Silent Fathers”!  For other stops on his Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Eddie and to increase your chances of winning!

This book is FREE on Smashwords during the book tour!!  See below for more details.

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

Voice for the Silent Fathers
by Eddie K. Wright


GENRE: Memoir



In his memoir, Eddie shares his story of becoming a father at 18 years old who realized his son was showing ‘stereotypical’ signs of being gay while still in diapers. Spending most of his adult life engulfed in the street gangster/hip-hop culture where this subject was not only hushed but deeply frowned upon, he gives us the voice for what’s been kept silent for far too long, confronting almost every aspect of this taboo topic. It took years for him to silently accept his son’s homosexuality himself, regardless of all the signs. When his son was five years old, his favorite color was pink and there was nothing Dad could do about it. By the age of fourteen; he was an internet sensation, dancing on YouTube building his fan base to guarantee his success when performing as a drag queen a few years later. Eddie addresses the questions most are scared to ask; Was there anything I could do to stop my son’s homosexuality? When did I know my son was gay? What made him that way? Parents will find comfort in reading that Eddie admits that his son’s feminine behaviors embarrassed him and he seriously contemplated abandonment, a choice that too many fathers feel they have to choose.

He shares witnessing the desperation in the eyes of fathers, from all walks of life, who have pulled him aside, away from listening ears wanting to know the answers to these frequently asked questions, agonizing the possibilities that their son might be gay.



Chapter One Excerpt:

…” My son Drew was born September 20, 1990. I don't know if homosexuality is a biological or mental condition. I never thought Drew would grow up making the conscious decision to be gay, the way other kids were making plans to become firefighters, police officers, or doctors.

When I would ask him what he wanted to be when he grew up, he would tell me all the normal kid choices, he never straight out said, "Dad, I want to be a gay ballerina dancer!" However, as a father with a keen street intuition, I sensed something abnormal was having an effect on Drew.

At a very young age, he began displaying mannerisms similar to his mother. He started sucking his teeth and rolling his eyes. He would tilt his head and alter his voice to imitate a girlish tone and it would get on my nerves. This was happening when he was around four or five years old, and I avoided paying too much attention to those signs for fear of re-reinforcing those flamboyant behaviors.

Around others, especially the women in Drew’s life, I was depicted as "Mr. Macho”. I was the bad guy who was always "over-reacting" when I addressed and attempted to correct certain mannerisms that just couldn't be ignored.

My "Gaydar" was active watching all his behaviors for a "Gayness Alert!" which would make me rush in, like the heterosexual swat team, to stop whatever he was doing and make it more boyish.”…



These delicate father son issues, so implicitly captured in Eddie's writings, are relevant to a broad spectrum of societal issues beyond the "No son of mine" father of a gay man experience.  In fact, the book gets to the real substance of human conflict which is our inability to accept and appreciate difference. The key word here is appreciation.  The book offers an opportunity to consider acceptance in a way that extends grace, honor, support and recognition.  When we are ungrateful, we are critical, blaming, and we use forms of rejection.  Eddie’s experience of coming to the acceptance of his son provides hope for healing; a more practical response to conflict that allows dignity, respect and honor which overcomes criticism, blame, bigotry, and ultimately rejection. 

~G. Holmes~



Five Reasons You Should Read My Book

There is an unspoken of group of men who share an undeniable bond.

It's not to be spoken about.

Since the dawn of time we've walked the earth, concealing out identities so deeply that the majority of society know we exist but ignore our existence.  The evidence of our presence is undisputable and for the first time in history a member of this secretive order is speaking out.

"Voice for the Silent Fathers" details my experience of being the proud father of the gayest man on the planet! I give you the raw, uncut version of my struggle with coming to accept my son's homosexuality.

This is my first born, my mini-me who's supposed to take over the thrown of my criminal enterprise.  That dream began to fade with his favorite color being pink at the age of five.  When I wanted to buy him toy guns, he wanted the newest Barbie dolls.

I was mad, frustrated and didn't know what to do.  I felt like I was being punk'ed by God!  But I ain't no punk, I'm a gangster who's going to do everything in my power to make sure my son don't turn out to be gay!  If that doesn't work, I'm going to keep it gangsta and turn my back, by disowning him like most fathers do.

There's just one problem.......I love my little girly talking, finger nail painting, tinker bellish, son with all my heart.

But I'm embarrassed as hell with some of his antics and felt totally alone when trying to find answers to how I'm supposed to react to this unorthodox situation.

Of course the politically correct statement is to love my son unconditionally for who he is.

That's easier said than done. I wasn't trying to hear that! 
You know what I would think about a father telling me to just love my homosexual son.....

I would have thought that father was gay!

I suffered from a macho-man mentality, that lead to making some monumental mistakes with the way I lived my life and how I handled the relationship with my son.

A good portion of "Voice for the Silent Fathers" describes what NOT to do, when it comes to raising a gay child.

If you’re a mother, who wants the father of your gay child to come to acceptance, have him read "Voice for the Silent Fathers."

If you’re a gay man or woman who hasn't spoken with your father for any amount of time, been abandoned and hurt because he couldn't accept who you really are, you need to read "Voice for the Silent Fathers" to gain some understanding of the conflicting emotions that your father was going through.

Don't think he doesn't love you, he does.

He's just allowing his fear of what he doesn't understand to supersede his emotions and intelligence.

Send him "Voice for the Silent Fathers."

If you’re a father that didn't have the right answers or dropped the ball when it came to dealing with your child's homosexuality, read "Voice for the Silent Fathers", and then send a copy to your child as a sign of reconciliation.
I don't care how damaged the relationship may appear to be, it's never too late to repair.

If you have a friend, co-worker, cousin, sister or brother, that's part of the LGBTQ community, read "Voice for the Silent Fathers" and share it with them.  A simple acknowledgment of understanding some of what they've had to struggle with brings a mountain load of peace.

Everyone is in one of these groups weather you know it or not, which is another reason why "Voice for the Silent Fathers" is a must read for us all!



First time author Eddie K. Wright is a fitness trainer, Yoga instructor, spiritual motivational speaker and an inmate at a federal prison.  His personal transformation upon realizing the Universal laws and love of life, supports his conviction in his "Gangster to Guru" book series. The premier release "VOICE FOR THE SILENT FATHERS" details the struggle and inner conflict with being the parent of a homosexual child in the day, and a known connected gangster at night. Overcoming his "No son of mine" mentality, by realizing the true meaning of unconditional love wasn't easy, but his deep insight, heartfelt honesty, and 'laugh to keep from crying' attitude, makes for a humorous read for anyone touched by this issue which means it's for everyone!



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  1. Eddie ~ It is great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

  2. I enjoyed getting to know your book; congrats on the tour, I hope it is a fun one for you, and thanks for the chance to win :)

  3. Congrats on the tour and I appreciate the excerpt and the great giveaway as well. Love the tours, I get to find books and share with my sisters and now my twin daughters who all love to read. We have found some amazing books for everyone. So, thank you!

  4. Awesome, I'll be checking it out this weekend :)

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  6. I really enjoyed reading the guest post, thank you!