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New York City Youth Activist, Publishes First Novel

May 3, 2019

ATLANTA, May 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Join author Jeff Hodges on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 3pm-7pm for a book signing hosted by LaTonya Michelle with performances by Kia Jeffries. The event will be held at the Dish Out Lounge, 5231 Memorial Drive, Suite A, Stone Mountain, GA, 30083. Jeff will discuss the release of his new novel, “A Collection Of Conversations: A Guide To Success”. Copies of the novel will also be available for purchase.

Like many writers, Jeff Hodges took up writing as a hobby – a creative outlet to have fun and relieve stress. After authoring five books of his own, writing is more than an outlet for Hodges, it’s a mission. The New York native’s latest work, “A Collection Of Conversations: A Guide To Success,” is the second part a of his series “A Collection of Conversations: A Guide To Success Vol. 1”.

The book takes you on a journey with a young man determined to make it in “the hood” by any means necessary. He only finds in the end his methods never justify the means, by which he tries to make it out. He eventually finds his journey has him in the belly of the beast. Now half man half gladiator, and from the cold concrete bars and cages all beasts. He realizes one day after his release, this can’t be living and this definitely isn’t the life of one with destiny.

Jeff Hodges “A Collection of Conversations: A Guide To Success” is not another ‘how-to book’. It is one extraordinary man – along with a cadre of colleagues – having a fatherly (and motherly in some cases) relevant conversation with youth. As mentors who care deeply about our hurting young people, Mr. Hodges and his distinguished contributors deliver their most powerful message by serving as role models themselves, never diminishing their own responsibility and accountability they carry in their respective roles.

In Mr. Hodges own words, “One of the most important things in life is to always remain true to self, a man of your word; one who has integrity, shows loyalty and is not swayed by the lack of realness in other. It’s my firm belief, in order for our young men to act and behave as kings, we – the elder men – must present ourselves as kings.” Thank you, Jeff, for serving as one… -Holli Kenley, M.A., MFT

For more information, contact Taroue Brooks, Event Planner, Publicist and Lifestyle Architect at 202.431.1119.

“A Collection Of Conversations: A Guide To Success” is available now for $12.99 at: http://www.lulu.com/shop/jeff-hodges/a-collection-of-conversations-a-guide-to-success/paperback/product-24026687.html

Jeff HodgesJeff Hodges is a native of New York City. Jeff is the founder and CEO of YMPmedia parent company to Young Men’s Perspective Magazine and IT’S BIGGER THAN HIP HOP RADIO™; through his transmedia company Jeff conveys and communicates the message and the power of transformation. He is driven by his passion for change; Jeff is an Empowerment Speaker, Youth Advocate, Publisher and Author of his bestseller, “A Collection of Conversations: A Guide To Success Vol. 1”. As a youth empowerment specialist Jeff connects with the core of at-risk youth and troubled young people. He has a deep love for writing, having four publications including “Young Men’s Perspective Magazine Volumes 1-5”, “A Collection of Conversations: A Guide to Success Volume 1” and now his first novel, “A Collection of Conversations: A Guide to Success”. Hodges is a Mentor, Community Activist who is a Strong Positive Black Business Man. No longer is he a part of the problem perpetuating our communities but he is a determined pillar of strength. He details his transformation while sharing with young mentees how and what resources he used, to make all of the necessary changes based on a series of profound discussions from some of our most prominent individuals.

MEDIA CONTACT:Taroue Brooks, 202.431.1119Taroue.brooks@yahoo.com