Charmie Gholson is creating memoir, ghost writing and revolution.
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From the streets of Detroit to the second battle of Fallujah to the heavy metal stage through death's door to heaven and all the way back to Earth, I’m helping real-life heroes tell their stories of despair, determination and destiny. With your help we’ll write something you’ll LOVE, especially after playing such a critical role in its creation.

I’ve owned and edited my own newspaper, ghostwritten op-eds for cops who want to end the drug war and been published in The New York Times Magazine’s Lives page, but helping these heroes tell their stories is the most exciting to me yet.

As one of my Patrons, you’ll get unique access to blogs and live streams, early looks at unedited drafts, a chance to log online and watch me interview folks, and many other perks for supporting this important work.

Below are the books I’m working on. The titles are all “working” titles. Bless you and thank you again for your consideration.
Love, Charmie


“I didn’t know this could happen in American”

How and why Michigan’s forfeiture driven cops and prosecutors violate the civil rights of Michigan families.
By Charmie Gholson

Timeline narrative of my experience reporting from the front lines of the failed drug war in Michigan, after voters overwhelmingly passed the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act in 2008. I interviewed hundreds of Michigan patients and caregivers who register with the state in good faith that they will be protected from police encounters, only to be raided by SWAT teams, maliciously prosecuted by county prosecutors or the attorney general, and have everything taken in civil asset forfeiture. Where have we been, where are we going and how do we stop the raids?

Highlights include a timeline of important court cases and profiles of advocates, antagonists, attorneys and SWAT Survivors.

“8 Months in Iraq”
GHOSTWRITTEN MEMOIR
This book is centered on the experience of a Lansing Michigan native who enlisted in the Marines immediately after 9/11, fresh out of high school. He was assigned to the Third 3 Battalion First Marine division, heavily involved in the Second Battle of Fallujah (November 7- December 23, 2004) codenamed Operation Al-Fajr. This was a joint American, Iraqi, and British Military offensive, and considered the highest point of conflict in Fallujah during the Iraq War. The U.S. Military called it “some of the heaviest urban combat U.S. Marines have been involved in since the Battle of Hue City in Vietnam in 1968.

“Don’t Call Me A Rock Star”

GHOSTWRITTEN MEMOIR
What happens when a heavy metal musician dies, goes to heaven and comes back?

Metal Head "Razer Ray" Reyes has performed with Insane Clown Posse, made friends with Tommy Chong and Dimebag Darrell, and is a founding member of the band Harms Way.

This memoir is about growing up adopted and Latino in Corpus Christ Texas, moving to Michigan, and performing widely in heavy metal bands until Ray literally died from a brain aneurysm before coming back to life. What did he learn while “dead?” How did it change his life and the lives of those close to him?




Tiers
Helpful Supporters
$25 or more per month
Helpful supporters get access to my blog (where I post unedited drafts monthly)  and community page
Silver Supporter
$100 or more per month
Silver Supporters receive weekly access to drafts before they are edited for length,  access to my blog and community page. 
Gold Supporter
$250 or more per month
Gold Supporters receive weekly drafts before they are edited for length, access to my blog and community page, and the option to join a Skype call once a month while I interview the subject and we work on the book.
Platinum Supporter- Shakespeare Level
$500 or more per month
Platinum Supporters receive a formal thank you in the book, access to my blog and community page, weekly peeks at drafts before they are edited for length, and the option to join a Skype call once a month while I interview the subject and we work on the book. 
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Thank you for viewing my page, and thank you to the folks who support this work.

From the streets of Detroit to the second battle of Fallujah to the heavy metal stage through death's door to heaven and all the way back to Earth, I’m helping real-life heroes tell their stories of despair, determination and destiny. With your help we’ll write something you’ll LOVE, especially after playing such a critical role in its creation.

I’ve owned and edited my own newspaper, ghostwritten op-eds for cops who want to end the drug war and been published in The New York Times Magazine’s Lives page, but helping these heroes tell their stories is the most exciting to me yet.

As one of my Patrons, you’ll get unique access to blogs and live streams, early looks at unedited drafts, a chance to log online and watch me interview folks, and many other perks for supporting this important work.

Below are the books I’m working on. The titles are all “working” titles. Bless you and thank you again for your consideration.
Love, Charmie


“I didn’t know this could happen in American”

How and why Michigan’s forfeiture driven cops and prosecutors violate the civil rights of Michigan families.
By Charmie Gholson

Timeline narrative of my experience reporting from the front lines of the failed drug war in Michigan, after voters overwhelmingly passed the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act in 2008. I interviewed hundreds of Michigan patients and caregivers who register with the state in good faith that they will be protected from police encounters, only to be raided by SWAT teams, maliciously prosecuted by county prosecutors or the attorney general, and have everything taken in civil asset forfeiture. Where have we been, where are we going and how do we stop the raids?

Highlights include a timeline of important court cases and profiles of advocates, antagonists, attorneys and SWAT Survivors.

“8 Months in Iraq”
GHOSTWRITTEN MEMOIR
This book is centered on the experience of a Lansing Michigan native who enlisted in the Marines immediately after 9/11, fresh out of high school. He was assigned to the Third 3 Battalion First Marine division, heavily involved in the Second Battle of Fallujah (November 7- December 23, 2004) codenamed Operation Al-Fajr. This was a joint American, Iraqi, and British Military offensive, and considered the highest point of conflict in Fallujah during the Iraq War. The U.S. Military called it “some of the heaviest urban combat U.S. Marines have been involved in since the Battle of Hue City in Vietnam in 1968.

“Don’t Call Me A Rock Star”

GHOSTWRITTEN MEMOIR
What happens when a heavy metal musician dies, goes to heaven and comes back?

Metal Head "Razer Ray" Reyes has performed with Insane Clown Posse, made friends with Tommy Chong and Dimebag Darrell, and is a founding member of the band Harms Way.

This memoir is about growing up adopted and Latino in Corpus Christ Texas, moving to Michigan, and performing widely in heavy metal bands until Ray literally died from a brain aneurysm before coming back to life. What did he learn while “dead?” How did it change his life and the lives of those close to him?




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Tiers
Helpful Supporters
$25 or more per month
Helpful supporters get access to my blog (where I post unedited drafts monthly)  and community page
Silver Supporter
$100 or more per month
Silver Supporters receive weekly access to drafts before they are edited for length,  access to my blog and community page. 
Gold Supporter
$250 or more per month
Gold Supporters receive weekly drafts before they are edited for length, access to my blog and community page, and the option to join a Skype call once a month while I interview the subject and we work on the book.
Platinum Supporter- Shakespeare Level
$500 or more per month
Platinum Supporters receive a formal thank you in the book, access to my blog and community page, weekly peeks at drafts before they are edited for length, and the option to join a Skype call once a month while I interview the subject and we work on the book.