Some secrets are worth exposing.
Markus Black is a young man trapped in an abusive household. Struggling to protect his two younger siblings from his father’s physical and psychological abuse, he searches for a way to escape his home and find a place in the world.
In his search, he discovers a young lady Renata Smith, and she introduces him to Christianity. Struck by the teachings of Christ, Markus soon finds himself with an unwavering faith and a new outlook on the world. But in his home life, his father grows more and more abusive.
And as others look away and refuse to recognize his father’s acts, Markus must make a choice – to let his father continue, or to stand up for himself and his family, no matter the cost.
A gripping and raw look at domestic violence and the secrets that far too many families hold, this book offers a story of faith, struggle, and tragedy.
Gerald C. Anderson, Sr. was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. He spent most of his childhood life growing up in the Belmont Heights area of Tampa.
In 1980, Gerald graduated from C. Leon King Senior High School in Temple Terrace, Florida. Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force.
Air Force Life
In his service career, Gerald traveled the world with assignments to California (twice), Florida, Kansas, Maryland, West Germany, and Korea. Upon his last assignment in Maryland and after retirement from the Air Force, Gerald began working in the United States Federal Government’s Department of Energy. In 2003, he moved to the Internal Revenue Service, and in 2007 he joined the Department of Education.
In 2005, Gerald obtained his Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Strayer University, and in 2008 he received his Masters of Administration degree in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Cincinnati (UC).
We Come in Peace (2010)
27 Hours (2012)
Standing Firm (2015)
The Last Song (2018)
The Lawyer (2018)
The Room (2019)
Are You Innocent? (2019)
The Compendium (2019)
The Compendium 2 (2020)
Righteous Productions and The Lyfe Magazine
In August of 2015, Gerald and Renata M. Smith agreed to become business partners and started Righteous Productions. Together they wrote the script for the movie version of Standing Firm and co-produced the movie.
In late 2016, Righteous Productions launched the successful magazine, “The Lyfe Magazine.” The Lyfe Magazine is a Christian lifestyle magazine with a mission to inform, educate and entertain people.
A Saved Man
In 1992, Gerald turned his life over to Jesus Christ and a life with Christ at the head. He is currently a musician in church. He continues to reside in Maryland with his son.