Cocoamo (Co-ka-mo) a loving, endearing name given to the innocent, young impressionable boy within this story by his loving grandmother. Cocoamo is the untold story of many. It's a story of love, family, joy and pain. Cocoamo will have its readers experience every emotion imaginable. This story will touch your heart. The events that this family experience will surprise, anger and sadden its readers. Cocoamo follows the lives of an average American family from Jacksonville, Florida in the late 1960's and early 1970's. This story tells of the struggles and hardships of the Newman family. United with the love and support of their family, they overcame each life altering obstacle. Cocoamo reveals that ignorance and bigotry is also reflective and inherited within the same race of people. Cocoamo expresses the importance of having a loving and supportive family structure. There's no greater love than the bond between a mother and child. Cocoamo will show its readers that a mother's love is unconditional. It also gives the reader an understanding of how much influence and power a parent or grandparent yields over a child. The amount of love given to a child has a tremendous influence on the person they are to become. The characters within this story have an open, honest (down home) country southern dialogue. The storyline is relatable to any race, ethnicity or nationality. This book was written to inspire, inform and educate those that have endured or experienced love, hate, sorrow, joy and pain. Cocoamo is easy reading, heartwarming and soulful.
When the results of your life's choices causes you to feel as if you're living in a perpetual Hell...Just know that Hell Don't Last Always... "Hell Don't Last Always" is the sequel to, "I'm Catchin' Hell." The story resumes with Angelica Townsend as she endures mental rehabilitation. She discovers that everyone in this life has a story to tell, the only difference is the author. Angelica's life's journey introduces her to a special group of people, all of which reveal to her that their life experiences are much worse than hers. Joshua Townsend learns of a family secret that's accidently disclosed, which causes a tragedy within the Townsend family. "Hell Don't Last Always" is emotionally dramatic, suspenseful, but relatable to current real life issues.
"I'm Catchin' Hell," chronicles the life of Joshua Townsend after he experiences a life altering event. Joshua reflects on pivotal moments within his life that explain how he ended up in a place that could ultimately lead to his demise. He remembers important moments which occurred within his life that had major impact on the man that he became. Several specific periods of life, which affected every relationship he encountered. I'm Catchin' Hell is a depiction of situations that occur within everyday life. Situations where individuals would endure physical, mental and psychological turmoil to maintain the perception of a perfect relationship. "I'm Catchin' Hell was written to describe how some relationships or couples are perceived as perfect from societies point of view. Often a couple's relationship may seem perfect and blissful from an outsider looking in, but behind closed doors things are far from perfect. We have no idea what an individual is willing to endure and sacrifice to maintain a façade of perfection. We tend to lose ourselves attempting to portray the role of the ideal husband, wife, lover etc... It was best said by the Spinners, "It takes a fool to learn that love don't love nobody."
Gregory Norman was born in Jacksonville, Florida to Robert and Julia Norman. He is the father of Chandler and Kennedi Norman. Gregory has written and self published three books. The titles of Gregory's books are, "Cocoamo, I'm Catchin' Hell and Hell Don't Last Always." Gregory is a proud veteran of the United States Army, where he served in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. He's currently employed as a Manager with the United States Postal Service for more than 25 years.