aka The Black Man With A Gun ™

Everyone has a story, but not everyone shares it. Mine involves werewolves. It is fictional but I wrote it as if I was there, weaving American history, music and drama together.  I am writing a series about a guy called Solomon Love.

I would love for you to check it out and let me know what you think.  Here’s the set up.

He was born in what is now the west African country of Gambia, Sulayman, an aspiring musician and storyteller, of the tradition of “akonting,” he was captured by British slavers and sold as a slave in North America in the 1700’s. He was accused of raping his white mistress, the plantation owners’ daughter, and subsequently publicly whipped until presumed dead.  Laying in the courtyard of a huge estate, barely alive but unconscious, he comes to in the full moon night. Wounded but unfettered, he makes his escape into the nearby swamps. Going by the limited knowledge he had about the land and the lore, he remembers that North was the direction of freedom. There was  a myth that God had made it so moss only grew on the north sides of the trees.

After hours of walking in the marshes, he learned that moss grew on all sides of trees. Seeking to die in peace, bleeding out and dehydrated he rest in the hull of a tree trunk as he waits to pass on from this life to the next. As he slips in and out of consciousness, he sees the eyes of a predator closing in on him.

When he awakes he finds that he is now being taken care of by a strange woman of the swamp. He heals and enjoys a freedom he has not seen in this land. He soon learns the price of his freedom. This woman has changed him into something else. They are now spiritually bound.

For over three hundred years he has evaded her. Today he is a modern day blues musician. A relic in every sense of the word. He has successfully managed to keep his secret hid from all but a few. The times are changing. Evil is flourishing. It is becoming harder and harder to keep his existence undercover. And now there is another problem….

This is the continuing story of Solomon Love, werewolf.

The books are self published. They are hard to find on Amazon.com but I have links below.  They are quick reads.

Solomon Love: Where The Moss Grows
 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1548078301/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_-LstEb17S7HWM

Solomon Love: Voodoo Child
 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1548078468/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_RMstEb7EF67EC

Love Never Dies: Solomon Love Series
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1725691884/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_d1stEb89HZY5P

Why werewolves?

My favorite movie monster was always the werewolf.  The movie monster has changed since Lon Chaney, Jr. first changed into the Wolf Man in the black and white film but I still love the character.  Unlike vampires, zombies or Frankenstein’s’ monster, the werewolf is a living thing.  It is cursed. It is feared.  It could be anyone.  It is natural.  It is the subject I pull from to create a series of werewolves that originate from a man bitten by a werewolf during the period of American slavery.  The man now almost immortal has been hiding in plain sight as a blues musician.  The books chronicle bits of history, blues music, horror and crime drama.

I am still polishing my craft as a writer and editor.  The latter needs more work. But the story is exciting to tell.  I gleaned the help of my friend Derek Ward to help me with writing dialogue in the first two books.  The excitement for me is in researching the lore, the music and trying to keep the history straight.

The most recent book is more sexual in nature than the others.  I am a romantic at heart, with a dirty mind.  In my creative journey, I can see this as a graphic novel or a Netflix series.  I have seven more books in my head.  Only time will tell if it comes to fruition.

Check out these podcast:  Black Man With A Gun Show ,  Speak Life church , and  Indian Motorcycle radio  The Books, Kenn has written.

kennblanchard

Reverend Kenn Blanchard is a USMC veteran, ordained pastor and podcaster that began this journey as a federal police officer and firearms trainer. In 1991, he began teaching security and qualifying, civilians and law enforcement officers for armed duties. In 1992, he became a gun rights activist. He has lobbied and testified before the United States Congress, Texas, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Michigan, Virginia, and Maryland for an individual’s right to self-defense. He has served on the Urban Affairs and Training committees of the NRA in the past. He created and founded a national shooting club for African Americans called the Tenth Cavalry Gun Club.
In 1999 he became known as the Black Man With A Gun after publishing his first book and launching this website in 2000. He has since copyrighted the phrase. After discovering podcasting in 2007, he created the Urban Shooter / Black Man With A Gun Podcast to be able to reach people he has met as an activist and encourage them to stay in the fight for freedom.

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