Eating the Forbidden Fruit is a gritty fictional novel based on the true events of author’s Roland Page life. The freshmen author delivers a personal insight into his rise and fall as a St.Louis Police Officer. He takes the readers on a roller coaster ride of good family memories to the nightmarish reality of being a police officer indicted on federal charges.
During his trial he wrote his story as a testimonial of redemption. Roland’s case stems from conflict of his childhood affiliation and his oath to uphold the law. The book is a story of how karma caught up to him and turned his world upside down.
The novel was actually written years ago, however after battling Lupus he lost his motivation to release it. After promising his mother from Japan, Fumi Karasawa, who passed Roland once again picked up his pen to finish telling his story thus keeping his promise to his mother. Also encouraging others to never give up hope. Once diagnosed with Lupus he had to reinvent his career from a popular tattoo artist in the St. Louis area to a newly ordained author. The disease affected his motor skills making him unable to tattoo ever again. The silver lining is that his family love kept him focused. Writing is quite therapeutic for him.
If you are anticipating the release of “Eating The Forbidden Fruit” then your wait won’t be long. Be on the look out for this fictional novel in Jan. 2020 on all major book outlets.