Books by Malcolm...
A Family of Their Own
The only element missing from Max and Brian’s three-year marriage is a child. After Max’s promotion to dean of arts and sciences at Greater Cleveland Community College and Brian returns from a national LGBTQ leadership conference addressing mental health within communities of color, they diligently embark on their shared vision of fatherhood. However, religious mockery by close family members soon become distractions along the way as Max -- the central character -- reflects upon the true nature of family with the support of his husband and their friends. Once their five-year-old son, Donté, moves in with them and an unexpected hate crime strikes their lives, Max receives the opportunity to find the answer he seeks. Despite his own anxiety and idealistic thinking, it’s up to him to navigate their family through this trying ordeal through grit, faith, and most painfully of all, acceptance.
Cotton Candy Coated Chocolate Kisses
This contemporary poetry book celebrates the romantic and sensual expressions of black same-gender-loving men with unapologetic boldness. Through vivid imagery and scenes from everyday life, Cotton Candy Coated Chocolate Kisses paints vignettes that speak directly to being in "the life."
Looking Beyond the Storm: Now the Rainbow is Out
As a follow-up to the Looking Beyond the Storm: Selections of Poetry, Malcolm's first poetry book, this work is based upon relentless optimism and gratitude for life's natural beauty. After life's most turbulent storms, somehow nature finds a way to recovery and so can we.
Creating Positve Ripples: 100 Messages of Encouragement
As an inspirational work, Creating Positive Ripples provides lessons and wisdom on moving forward inspired directly from the author's life. No matter who you are, what you are dealing with, and what you may have done, the present provides you with an opportunity to make positive ripples in this sea we call life.
Looking Beyond the Storm: Selections of Poetry
This original work provides readers with not only insight into a world that many with mental health disorders face through its poetic lenses but, even more importantly, it beckons the reader to bare witness to and believe on the side of hope. Notable poems include "The Vow," "Hope is There," "Black and Gay," and "Out of Darkness."