Official Release–Menzuo: The Calling of the Sun Prince

Menzuo Book Cover - FrontHey, readers!

As promised last week, I’m reminding you all to grab your copy of Menzuo: The Calling of the Sun Prince by Keshawn Dodds. He was on the blog last week, giving us some insight into his life and writing process. You can read all about him by clicking HERE.

On to the good stuff: Menzuo is available TODAY and you can grab the eBook on Amazon! Even if you don’t have a Kindle eReader, you can still download a Kindle app for any smart phone, tablet, or computer desktop that supports the app. I already pre-ordered my eBook copy, but you guys don’t have to wait—download it RIGHT NOW!

Click HERE to buy a copy of Menzuo: The Calling of the Sun Prince

Menzuo Book Cover - Front

Jammal Hall is just eleven years old when he finds out his life on Earth is more important than he could ever imagine. A week before his twelfth birthday, which happens to be his age of destiny, many secrets are revealed to him—including the news that he’s from another planet and his earthly parents are not his birth parents. Jammal, who is actually Prince Menzuo: Universal Protector, must rely on his guardian, Solar, if he is to survive combat training in order to prepare to face his arch nemesis: the deadly Pirate Warrior, Morbid. As Prince Menzuo begins to understand just how important he is in protecting the planet and the power of All Good and Evil, he must also face the challenge of trying to live a normal life while participating in a virtual reality tournament with his best friends. Will Menzuo be able to fulfill his destiny as protector, or will he give in to his fears and let the fate of the universe fall into the hands of the evil Morbid?

Publisher: Cosby Media Productions

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Adventure

Kindle Price: $3.99

Page Count: 232

Keshawn DoddsKeshawn Dodds was born, and raised in the city of Springfield, MA. He attended Central High School in the mid 1990s. While there, he excelled on the football field as one of the top running backs in the area. Keshawn was able to continue his football career at Wilbraham and Monson Academy and earned a full scholarship to American International College.

Dodds benefited from his scholarship at AIC and graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. He later received a Master of Education degree from AIC as well. Keshawn is a former elementary school teacher and former Mayoral Aide for Springfield, under past Mayor, Charles V. Ryan. Keshawn is now the Director of Diversity and Community Engagement at his alma mater, American International College.

Along with Dodds’ career journey, he is also a motivational speaker, actor, playwright, and published author. He is an avid writer and strong supporter of education. Keshawn wants to continue to spread his words of faith towards obtaining a great education and achieving all goals that a person has set in their life.

Raised by his mother, Elizabeth Dodd, Keshawn was always instilled with what a good education can bring to a person. He firmly believes that when hard work meets dedication, success is born.

Don’t forget to grab your copy of Menzuo: The Calling of the Sun Prince TODAY!!! Click HERE to get it!


Time To Explore

I’ve made a pretty big decision over the past several months, and I’m finally ready to share it with everyone:

I’m moving abroad this summer in order to see if I have what it takes to be an expat and travel writer!

Saying “this summer” sounds a little noncommittal, but I DO know that when I come back to my hometown for a short visit in August, I do not intend to stay. Perhaps I will be headed back to Spain, which is where I’ll be most of the summer, or perhaps I’ll be headed for somewhere else. It really doesn’t matter right now, however; what matters most to me is that I am giving myself the freedom to have an open mind and heart as I get ready to go on a new adventure.

I’ve had several people ask: Why Spain?

My answer:

Why not?

Making friends with a starfish in Alicante, Spain.

Making friends with a starfish in Alicante, Spain in 2008.

I’m going on an adventure because I want to, because I need to get out of my comfort zone, and because I CAN. That’s my reasoning and I think that as I have time to myself and time to breathe, I’ll figure out more reasons why along the way. And as I discover new things about myself while journeying to places I’ve never been, I will be sharing my thoughts and insights here on the blog, as well as my new (and soon-to-be-launched) travel blog:

The new website isn’t quite ready yet, but I’ll be sure to announce its “grand opening” sometime next week. My first stop and summer home will be in Alicante, Spain, and then we’ll see where I go from there!

Anyways, I thought I’d write more, but that’s all I care to share on the subject for now. I leave in exactly a week and am definitely ready for a change of scenery and pace. Stay tuned for more!



Beautiful view of the Alicante coast from the Castillo de Santa Barbara.

Beautiful view of the Alicante coast from the Castillo de Santa Barbara.