Tuesday, October 14, 2014

This Just In… Here I Stand by Jillian Bullock

The extraordinary true story of Jillian Bullock, a young, African-American woman who grew up during the 1960s and 70s with her mother, Janet, and her white stepfather, Jake, a member of the Philadelphia Italian Mafia and film enthusiast.

After his death, and when her mother kicks her out, Jillian becomes homeless at age 15. In order to survive the streets, she resorts to drugs, criminal activity and prostitution. However when she gets pregnant at 16, Jillian knows she must work to transform her life, not only for the sake of her unborn child, but to fulfill Jake’s dying wish for her to become a filmmaker and a screenwriter.

Jillian fights to get off the streets, kick drugs and complete high school. She defies the odds by getting an internship at the Wall Street Journal while she studies communications and film in college, and raises her young son. Jillian continues to work to fulfill her stepfather’s dream and dying wish for her to become a screenwriter and filmmaker.

You can order Here I Stand here. Visit author Jillian Bullock on the web here. ◊

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