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My Crime Series Books One thru Five: Spinner’s Story, Holler at Your Girl, Hood to Heels, Mouthpiece, 38 Years Later + Learning Curve


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From a cell in San Quentin, the San Francisco Bay area’s internationally known California State prison, comes to you the true biography of an incarcerated felon, Jay Jay.

Raised in the Silicon Valley during an era when farms outnumbered industry, Jay Jay found trouble young, very young.

Serving time at age twelve is not the beginning of Jay Jay’s descent into criminality.

Take a crash course on the drug game with Jay Jay and you will find yourself reading scenarios you never imagined possible.


Cjay is a transgender woman of color, housed in San Quentin, the San Francisco Bay Area’s internationally known California state prison.

Cjay has been in nearly as many prisons as she has fingers yet nothing in her upbringing predestined her for crime.

Addiction does that to people, turns good to bad. Cjay loved and hated drugs. Drugs allowed her mind to rest but her mind could not rest without drugs.

Her mind, in fact, was spinning with pain, guilt, and rejection. Being transgender, especially in the 1980’s and 1990’s, was the life of a pariah. Fortunately for Cjay she had her fellow trans-sisters.

Holler at Your Girl is a one of a kind account of a presently incarcerated transgender woman who from an early age knew her identity yet suffered immense trials before finding her soul.


“Hood to Heels” is the unbelievable true story of Lawrence, a child raised in American ghetto circumstances who became the epitome of extreme violence while at the same time holding tight an inner secret of female identity.

Prepare yourself to look behind the curtain. You will find out how crimes, such as carjacking and crack dealing, are perpetrated. You will stay up late with Lawrence, as his mind swirls in the consideration of who he is. You will witness the racial divisions found in Los Angeles neighborhoods pitting Hispanic gangs against black American gangs. Finally, you will visit the prison psychologist with Lawrence and, with Lawrence transitioned to Lauren, you will confront former gang associates as they challenge her identity.

Hold tight for an L.A. story Hollywood cannot handle: Hood to Heels.


Mouthpiece is a brutally told biographical sketch of an incarcerated pimp, in prison for human trafficking. Raw boasts and brazen inner-city tales litter the story’s violent, unrepentant landscape.

Like a marked man, Mouthpiece keeps after the reader with a cold perspective.  Money is the aim and young women are the product.

Bullets fly, tears drop, and children watch, Mouthpiece communicates the pride and prejudices of a warrior-pimp seizing plunder, camaraderie, and a demigod sense of self, through violence, street credentials, and psychological manipulation.

Brian Shipp is a risk taker. He skis black diamond slopes, throttles fast moving motorcycles, and cherishes the thrill of an occasional misdeed. He is a young man with a twinkle in his eye and a propensity for getting caught.  Through hard work and charm, Brian races his way to the top, only, time after time, to find himself crashing down due to ill-conceived schemes.


“38 Years Later” is a post-modern tale of a youth from a broken background making sense of the world by giving his all to every endeavor, be it unlawful or good-natured.  It is the tale of a life in progress, to this day.

“38 Years Later” covers two periods in Brian’s life, before prison and life in prison.  The before prison story takes the reader through Brian’s upbringing and early life choices, including a play-by-play of Brian’s 1980 commitment offense, an offense for which he remains in prison today. The life in prison story reveals how time does not stop when men face the world in shackles.

Brian’s story is a tale of redemption and a tale that exemplifies the enduring character of human hope.