Writing 'Alphabet City 12'

It’s the end of the 'Alphabet City' series with Part 12 and you’ve met some important people who have lived in the community and are key components to the neighborhood. This book is all about a town hall meeting with the police commissioner, governor, and mayor where your favorite characters share their struggles with living in Alphabet City.


I bring back some characters who left Alphabet City but feel in their hearts to come back and share the truths of the inner city. The gang violence, guns, drugs, aura and environment, the education system and school budgets, the mental, emotional and psychological trauma of living in Alphabet City. You name it, it’s discussed in this book and it’s more of a start of trying to bring change to the community. 


Another character could’ve been introduced to the series but I wanted to change things up a bit. I wanted to do something in a story that normally isn’t, bringing others together. Also, town hall meetings aren’t done much in today’s society and maybe it’s time we bring it back more. Whether it’s in tough and bad neighborhoods to even the better cities and towns in America. 


The media covers all of the bad in a neighborhood but what does it take to change that? To give people who are trying to do better in their lives and live comfortably without struggle and having to keep their heads on the swivel at all times? How much do the people in power care about the bad neighborhoods? 


Sometimes, in order to make things better, the people living there need help. They can’t do it all and that’s my goal behind writing this last book of the series. To get those in positions of power to understand that the kids deserve a chance to live a good life. They’re being penalized and kept from opportunities in life because of the place they live in. 


'Alphabet City 12' is available on B&N, iTunes, Kobo, Scribd and other bookstores. Paperbacks are available on The Bookpatch. That’s the book series, I hope you’ve enjoyed all of my insight into how I wrote this major series. I pray that this book series opens people’s eyes to the things people are going through in the inner cities of America. 


That’s my blog, be good everyone and go accomplish your goals!


Jamell Crouthers


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