Renaissance Manâ€™s Second Chance
At 37, after 13 years of a living death sentence, Mottâ€™s determination paid off when he was able to convince a judge to objectively view his demonstration of him being wrongly sentenced to life in prison.
Everyone at one point or another comes to a fork in life’s road where they must decide to keep pushing on or conform to an accepted fate.
Forrest Mott, author of the new novel “Amidst the View,” (www.tamtiffpublishing.com) paved his own road, “refusing to die.”
Mott is from everywhere and nowhere. Molded in the 1980s streets of Liberty City, Fla., he graduated in the top of his high school class, earning an academic scholarship to college. Nonetheless, his life choices cost him his life. At 24, Mott was sentenced to die in Florida’s prison system for drug trafficking.
Instead of accepting his sentence he did what’s natural to him, proactively fighting to save his life by studying the law and redefining himself. “Every experience in my life has been a lesson because I’ve been able to apply what I’ve learned to create completely new experiences,” Mott says. “The most valuable of these lessons is to never give up on people, for to do so you give up on yourself.”
At 37, after 13 years of a living death sentence, Mott’s determination paid off when he was able to convince a judge to objectively view his demonstration of him being wrongly sentenced to life in prison. On Oct. 5, 2005 Mott, after his sentence was vacated, he earned his released.
Mott’s release also liberated the first novel in a trilogy, “Amidst the View,” centered on Woods Musselman. Writing under his pseudonym “Hugh Donoe,” Mott created Tam Tiff Publishing to be the catalyst that propels Woods Musselman into the consciousness of the populace.
Woods Musselman is the antithesis of accepted social anticipation. A protagonist like none other, Woods will conjure and arouse the reader’s entire emotional spectrum. “Amidst the View” takes fiction where fact wouldn’t dare to venture.
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