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009: Keshawn Dodds | Menzuo: The Calling of the Sun Prince
17th June 2016 • Please, Finish Your Book! • John P Smith Jr
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Keshawn Dodds is an author, actor, motivational speaker and advocate for education. Inspired by the death of his best friend, Marcus McDowell, Mr. Keshawn Dodds is on a mission to help all youth enjoy the love of reading and education. Mr. Dodds’ eight book series will inspire people to not only read his books, but to continue to grow their love of reading with other books.

The Book: Menzuo: The Calling of the Sun Prince
A Science-Ficition Novel
An 11-year old who finds something out before his 12th birthday
A new Superhero
Writen for all ages
April 16th was the day he was found

The Author:
Grew up in Springfield Massachusetts
Wanted to be a fireman and athlete
The Boys and Girls Club was a big help growing up
Both his father and best friend passed away from Cancer
Excelled in Football and Writing
Book he admires:
Makes Me Wanna Holler by Nathan McCall

The Mindset:
English professor motivated him to do something with the idea
Says “Your Can’t is My Can”
Wrote late nights after family is in bed sleeping
Acquired a Lexile score to make book readily available in the schools
“Just Write! Because if you don’t write your story, it will never be told”


Thank You for finishing your book Keshawn and for sharing your message with the world!
Listen to the episode to hear the Tip he provides for the soon-to-be published authors.
Learn alot more about Keshawn Dodds at
Other books by Keshawn:

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