New MindStir Media Novel Receives Early Praise

A Ray Lafayette Novel by Thomas William Lowrie, recently released by MindStir Media -- a leader among self-publishing companies

Online PR News – 11-September-2014 – Portsmouth, NH – Portsmouth, NH, USA, September 11, 2014 -- He Was (A Ray Lafayette Novel) by Thomas William Lowrie, recently released by MindStir Media -- a leader among self-publishing companies -- is already receiving praise from readers. One reader hailed the book as a page-turner.

“Thomas has created an incredible real-to-life novel,” said J.J. Hebert, bestselling author and president of MindStir Media, self-publishing company. “Ray Lafayette, the main character, is both engaging and intriguing. I hope to see more Ray Lafayette novels in the future.”

From the back cover: "Ever had one of those days, how about one of those weeks? If you haven't, you are missing out. I spent years priding myself in the fact that I was always with it, I always had my wits about me, until that day. My life changed and not just a little. I became someone else, someone who was far stronger than I am, someone who I could only hope to be. Ray Lafayette was a man who was neither rich nor famous yet I lived every day to see what he would do next. The fear I experienced in that time only made the happiness that much more exciting. I have heard the statement "Don't judge a man until you walk a mile in his shoes." I walked many miles in his and can say with pride that he and all others from his time were the greatest, all colors, all nationalities, young and old, men and women alike. It may sound great to know the future but there is a dark side to it, an almost unbearable side. Your eyes will be opened to things your mind may not handle. This event has changed me. I no longer wish for things, I live for them."

He Was is available online at, Barnes & Noble and other fine retailers in the USA and worldwide. Wholesale distribution is also available through Ingram. To learn more about the author, please feel free to visit

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