Wednesday’s THE Day…

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12:00 AM, Wednesday June 1st is the OFFICIAL Launch!  But… KEEP READING!
As in all of life situations, the factors may be a little different.  Our understandings may be a little different.  Our response and the response of those who love us may be a little different but… When all is said and done… MY story is YOUR story.
As reader, G. Holmes points out:  “These delicate father son issues, so implicitly captured in his 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.  Eddies’ 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.”
My memoir, Voice for the Silent Fathers was written for you!

Wednesday is the OFFICIAL launch and is available in paperback and on all of your favorite reading platforms.

If enough people get a copy TODAY, there is a great chance of getting the book onto the best seller list, helping to spread its message of acceptance, healing, understanding and unconditional love.

Here’s How You Can Help…

As a thank-you for supporting my message, I am offering a Special Friends & Family 25% discount.  Just follow the links below and use the correct code.

Remember this discount will only be available through JUNE 1st ONLY – so please act right now; it’ll only take a minute.

Please click the image or link to get your copy now.

Click the appropriate link and use the code for your 25% discount:

Paperback, enter code:  SNW5BRFL at check out!– CreateSpace by Amazon  

E-Book, enter code: WE96W at check out! – Smashwords! E-Books


If you decide you would like to purchase both (Hint:  Fathers Day is right around the corner), we’ll send you a FREE #voiceforthesilentfathers t-shirt!  Send my publisher a copy of your receipts along with your mailing address and t-shirt size to:


Thank you for your support in helping my Voice for the Silent Fathers be heard!

Eddie K. Wright

5 Days to go and guess what…

Urban Moon bookstore

We’re excited to announce that Voice for the Silent Fathers will be available for purchase at Urban Moon Books  in Chesapeake Square Mall in Virginia.

About Urban Moon Books: The Indie Author Outlet is a book store in the Chesapeake Square Mall. A place where readers can discover their next favorite author. At our book store indie authors shine.

The Address:  4200 Portsmouth Blvd. Suite 768, Chesapeake, A 23321.

Store Hours:  Monday – Saturday:  10 am – 9 pm and Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm

Voice for the Silent Fathers will be sold at a discounted rate but you need to go to the store to find out by how much.  🙂

We appreciate this opportunity to have Voice for the Silent Fathers represented in small local book stores.  If you have a bookstore in our area you would like us to contact, please send the name and location to my publisher at  




6 days to go! It’s finally happening!

6 days to go!  It’s finally happening?  I need your help!

With just a few days from the release of “Voice For The Silent Fathers”, I’ve been contemplating how the entire process of it’s production has been such a blessing.

After deciding to actually express my true feelings by writing about being the father of a gay son over 6 years ago, I knew I already came a long way with acceptance and growth. I still remember when the words “My son is gay.” were too embarrassing for me to admit to some of my closest friends, who knew, but just wasn’t something to be spoken out loud.

Now I’m days from not only announcing I have a gay son to the world, but doing it with a picture of myself on the cover.
I remember when Mimi and I were working on the cover design, coming across difficulties due to me being locked up.  It wasn’t like the prison would allow me to leave for a photo shoot, and at one point we contemplated having someone else on the cover to represent me.  I quickly terminated that idea because the last thing I wanted was for anybody to think I was ashamed to put my face with the message.
After realizing that I’m the first father to write about this topic from this angle, I’m extremely happy I stuck with that decision, knowing that the most powerful way to teach is to lead by example. I stand proud of my son and of myself for who I am today. I made plenty of mistakes as a parent and with my life…  I accept that, but I’ve learned from the mistakes and errors of my ways, living each day to be a better me.
The message in “Voice For The Silent Fathers” is so important that at times I get frustrated with myself because I’m currently unable to physically promote with book tours and speaking engagements.  My sister and publisher have had to come up with creative ways to market my book to make sure it gets in the hands of those who need it most.

I’ve already received a lot of support which I’m thankful for, but I humbly ask everyone to spread the word to anyone touched by this issue… which is everyone.  This message doesn’t necessarily have to be for your child. A family member, friend, or co-worker of the LGBTQ community would appreciate and find great comfort in acknowledging your supporting their freedom to live who they truly are. What better way to show your support then by giving a copy of “Voice For the Silent Fathers” as a gift! 🙂

Seriously, since my thick headed, know it all, street gangster macho man mentality can change… believe me, so can any one else.

I really look forward to your feed back and of course we’re waiting on a call from Ellen!! 🙂


Eddie K. Wright




One week from now…

I will be a published author!

Have you watched these videos?  Now is the time to let the world know what’s happening on June 1st!!!  Please share. 

Official Book Trailer!  

My first interview
Open letter to readers from my son!

My response to “Prison is suppose to be a punishment and a deterrent – so stop the treats!”

Occasionally I may post something seemingly unrelated to Voice for the Silent Fathers!  THIS is one of those posts.

Yesterday, a twitter follower (@allierox29) tagged me with an article written by Carole Malone titled: Prison is supposed to be a punishment and a deterrent – so stop the treats!  Please take a moment to click the link and read it so you will understand that under my current circumstances, I felt compelled to respond.

I’ve spent most of the past 11 and a half years at USP Canaan, one of the most violent Federal prisons in America, and I can tell you I’ve seen it all.

Unfortunately there is no one perfect solution with punishment because there are a number of different variables that lead to a person ending up in prison. For the sake of this discussion, I would like to point out the essential ingredient that those of us behind these walls need to improve our lives, which is the desire to want to change. That seed of desire needs to be cultivated so that one has the ability to see him or herself as more than just an ex-con. It’s important for everyone to be able to recognize the essence of who they really are in order to live their true potential. In prison, art and music programs, educational and trade classes are the tools used in an attempt at a healthy cultivation for change, while helping to reinforce one’s greater potential. Programs and creative arts don’t only help to recognize one’s potential, but creates the experience of living a meaningful and purposeful life even while still incarcerated.
I understand the ‘tough on crime’ attitude and there should be and are different degrees of penalties based on the types of crimes that are committed. The majority of crimes here in America are non-violent drug offenses, and the negative ripple effect of the mandatory minimums has done more harm to society as a whole then it’s helped. But that’s another topic of discussion.
From my personal perspective as one that only saw myself as a gangster for most of my younger years, I came to a point where I embraced the desire to change, at a point in my life where most thought it was too late. Still I choose to walk a positive spiritual path, leading to a priceless inner freedom. I discovered the gift of writing while preparing speeches to discuss universal laws and life principals in an attempt to get others realize their true potential. After taking a Yoga program, I found a new positive habit which lead to me becoming a Yoga instructor for the last five years, along with being a physical fitness trainer. It was through these classes and programs that I realized I can be something other than a gangster. But again… It all started with my individual desire to want something better, to want to change.
Now my popularity and respect behind these prison walls where I’m called the Guru, was earned because of my choice to change and living the truth of my potential and in expressing the truth even when it isn’t always what some want to hear. This is especially true when there not committed to making a change, but it’s the truth none the less. Teeth get sucked and eyes are rolled when I boldly state that if you don’t make the commitment to change now in prison, I seriously doubt you’ll make it in the free world and you’ll soon be back. It’s just the truth.
When I make suggestions about the steps we could take collectively as inmates to help society from behind these walls, the shocked expressions on my fellow convicts faces make me laugh. One such suggestion was to donate one of our 3 meals (breakfast which most of us sleep through) twice a week to the local food pantry for those that are hungry and less fortunate.  I got plenty of dirty looks for that, but then I ask; Why are we always expecting society to make changes for us with policy and prison reforms, yet we don’t take the initiative to make changes for ourselves in helping others?  Even when I explain that the gift is in knowing that we did something positive for others, which helps build our self-esteem. (Side note… They were not receptive and not trying to hear it).

I have plenty ideas for prison reform, but what is essential is feeding the desire for change, to want better for one self, ones family and for the society that we one day will return too.
There’s so much more that I can address on this topic, but I already know I’m a few days behind in this discussion. My point is that regardless if your hard or soft, or throwing tons of money into the prison system, if the desire to change is not nurtured and cultivated within the individual, then we can’t expect them to bear healthy fruit. Programs, the creative arts, support and love from family and friends are all ingredients to success, but it all starts with the urge, that desire to want better for ones self, by trusting and believing in the power of change.
Again I can address the Justice for victims, punishment as a deterrent and a number of issues another time, I just wanted to get this out this today.

Thank for letting me express my truth! Eddie K. Wright aka “Gangster turned Guru”


My publisher and sister, Mimi of, M Wright Group, LLC has been working hard to make sure there are no delays with our planned launch date of June 1st!  She’s been working diligently with our editor, Diane Yuskin and just let me know that they will be ready to submit for publication within the next 48 hours. 


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