3 results for 'michael estepa'
In your opinion do you believe that gangs are more prevalent in poorer, disadvantaged communities?
This is a very good question but in my opinion, gangs are more prominent where ever there is money to be made. I can understand why people in general would instantly think that gang members are more active in disadvantaged areas due to the lack of resources made available to them as compared to more advantaged areas. However, at the end of the day it really comes down to the individual person’s self belief, exposure and moral sense. I am friends with people who grew up with very little,... (more)
alking Virtual Book Tours with Michael Estepa
Michael Estepa is a Filipino born Australian who graduated from high school in 2003. It was during his final year of high school that his ideas for Purged by Darkness were born. After being rejected by Australian publishers Michael went on to finance and self publish his book Purged by Darkness, which was released locally in Australia in 2004. For two years Michael promoted his work by talking to libraries, youth groups, his old high school and book clubs about his book, gangs, drugs, believing in yourself, the writing process etc. Michael... (more)
Michael self published and financed his book releasing it locally in 2004. For two years he went around talking to libraries, youth groups, his old high school and book clubs about his book, gangs, drugs, believing in yourself, the writing process etc. He even appeared in several local newspapers and on the local radio. “I enjoyed my talks with these kids and meeting new people because it allowed me to do my part in giving back to the community by helping and inspiring kids. I wrote Purged by Darkness as a vehicle to do just that and if my book is able to steer even just one youth away from... (more)
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