Freddie Gordon was born at Columbia Hospital for Women in Washington DC, his parents, Freddie and Gloria Gordon move to Suitland when he was 5. Graduated from Suitland High school with plans to attend Morgan State until he was arrested on drug charges and sent to prison for a year and a half. After release he attend UDC community college but for only a semester. Because of his recent drug conviction he was unable to get a job. He started working for a trash company that was own by a friends father that gave him a chance to work. After only working a few months he was in a terrible accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. During his rehabilitation he went to school for Computer Aided Drafting, called AutoCad. After doing rehab and school for two years he finally was able to come home for good.
For the next few years he just winged his way through life doing things that was familiar to him. after two kids, getting saved, and a marriage, he went back to school for AutoCad to re-learn the program in hopes of finding a job this time. A week after graduating he started working for a coaxial cable company called Applied Specialties doing Mechanical drawings, but after only 5 years he was forced to stop working because Medicaid said he made to much money and threaten to take away his benefits. Two years after that he finished his first book, Still Looking Up and now looks forward to a career as an author.
What inspires you to write?
After several nurses said I should write a book, I heard a small voice tells me some years later to write so I started writing the next day.
Tell us about your writing process.
At the time I was working so I wrote during down time at work
What advice would you give other writers?
Have a Marketing plan and budget in place if you really want exposure for your work.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I self published because at the time I didn’t know the publishing process.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think since there are so many ways to publish a book, the future looks great.
What do you use?
Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print