1. What inspired you to write this book?
We
have a broken child support system. Each state has its own set of rules for
establishing support based on the parents’ income. At the end of my story, I
present a resolution that can be used uniformly nationwide to establish
responsibilities to be shared by both parents based on the child’s needs,
instead of the current income based orders that vary from state-to-state. These
laws may cause more parents to defy the laws than to comply.

2. What exactly is it about and who is it written for?
The
book is about what I went through dealing with the court, and the mother of my
two youngest children. I was fighting a judgment that was not in line with the
state guidelines, and I refused to pay what was ordered until it was modified
to fit the state’s guidelines. While my story is based on what happened to me
in one state, parents in every state have similar stories. The book is written
for all parents, including those that are in same sex relationships. You never
know when that day will come and you have to part ways. I want parents to fight
to establish a uniform support system based on the children’s needs. These
needs can be taken care of without any money being exchanged between parents,
thus taking the court out of the picture, unless one parent isn’t taking care
of their responsibilities. It also keeps both parents actively in the lives of
their children.

3. What do you hope readers will get out of reading your book?
I
hope they will understand what some parents go through trying to be a part of
their children’s lives and the obstacles they may face dealing with a court
that doesn’t take into account the children’s need of having both parents in
their lives. I also hope that they understand that you have to fight for your
rights when an injustice has occurred. Some say that I left my children without
their father when I went to jail and prison. I agree, but it was because I
wasn’t scared of the system. It shouldn’t have taken so long to correct the
injustice that had been done. I hope there will be more parents who step up to
change the system.

4. How did you decide on your book’s title and cover design?
I
became “The Child Support Felon” when I refused to pay the illegal
amount ordered by the court for my youngest two children. At first, I wanted my
picture that appeared on a wanted poster for “Deadbeat Dads” on the
cover, but when I couldn’t obtain a copy of it, I chose the design of the
children looking hopelessly at their father in a jail cell. I think it shows
how both the children and the parent feel about the situation.

5. What advice or words of wisdom do you have for fellow writers – other than
run!?
If
you are not picked up by a traditional publisher, which rarely happens if you
are a first-time author, then self-publish your book. Do your research, locate
a good editor, and plan on how to market your book. Going with a vanity
publisher robs you of your royalties. Beware of the many scams before and after
you publish.

6. What trends in the book world do you see — and where do you think the book
publishing industry is heading?
I am
amazed at the many scams there are that target new authors.


7. Were there experiences in your personal life or career that came in handy
when writing this book?
Well,
since this book was about my personal life, it was quite easy for me to be able
to share my experience on this subject.

8. How would you describe your writing style? Which writers or books is your
writing similar to?
I
would say my writing style is straight and to the point. I do not use a lot of
big words that you need a dictionary for, which makes for an easy read.

9. What challenges did you overcome in the writing of this book?
The
fact that this was a life experience that brought me much pain, I had to
overcome a lot of hurt that I suffered fighting this case. I also had to
overcome the hurt that family members, including my kids, had to endure also.
While parents fight over money, kids care more about spending time with both
parents, and a lot of times they don’t realize how hard one parent may be
working to keep the other from being a part of their lives, or how hard another
is fighting to be in their lives. So it took me years to be able to accept some
of the blame for my actions and mistakes.

10. If people can buy or read one book this week or month, why should it be
yours?
I
provide an honest insight into the fight between two parents who are both
stubborn and made mistakes. We both let our personal feelings supersede the
needs of our children. This is not a topic that many people care enough about.
I feel when some people see the topic of this book, they automatically pass
over it because they may feel that I am only complaining about how I got
screwed by the system. Let this be a guide on being a better parent if you are
not together. You have to approach each situation with the mindset of what
would we be doing for the children if we were still together. I know that I’m
on the right track because the reviews posted seem to all come from women. That
says a lot.
 

About The Author: I am just an ordinary
citizen who suffered an injustice because I wanted to be a father to my
children. None of these children asked to come into this world and none came
here by mistake. I looked forward to raising and teaching them about the world
and also providing everything they would need to be successful. Unfortunately,
my relationship with the mothers led us to part ways. That did not mean that we
were relieved of our responsibility to raise the children.For more information,
please see:
https://www.newmansprings.com/release/?book=thechildsupportfelon



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