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Tyra Curran

Tyra Curran

Jeffersonville, Indiana

I am a single mother of a 3 year old boy who is terrified to raise a black man in a world that "doesn't see color"- only fear.

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As a mother to a little black boy, I cringe every time I see a black man who has been killed. I see that black man as my son. Every time I look into my son’s bright brown eyes, I see that black man.

I have prepared myself to have ”the talk” with him as soon as he's able to understand. Apparently little black boys are too scary to play with toy guns- is Tamir Rice a lesson? I knew to prepare to protect my son from the lies of the streets but protecting him from those who ”serve and protect” will be another mission.
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When Rabbits Have Guns

A therapist is sought out by a Caucasian woman, mourning the loss of her son who was murdered by an African American police officer, to express her confusion of his untimely death despite his survival in other encounters that ended in tragedy for others; only to find herself existing in a world of injustice that existed long before her loss.

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Literary Fiction
100,000 words
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Synopsis

When Rabbits Have Guns is a satire exposing murder, racism, and hate in America facing police involved slayings; encouraging unified grievance and community.

Unlike what is commonly seen in media news outlets, a young caucasian man was shot and killed by an African American police officer. The incident is under an internal investigation and the officer is put on administrative leave despite witnesses claiming the shooting was "murder in cold blood".

Jane seeks therapy and unveils her confusion in the survival of her son's other trials that eventually led to his untimely death, without realizing her therapist's awareness of the tragedies those trials often entails in her own community. The therapist tries to keep an open mind while being a listening ear for this mother in mourning; however, she cannot help but to recognize her defensiveness, in light of circumstantial evidence that precede the death of her client's son, and her own prejudice toward Jane's blatant reluctance to see the irony.

Through several weeks of intense, storytelling therapy sessions, Jane is led to the realization that her son's death is more intertwined with those before him than she realized. Her therapist recommended a grief support group that included other mothers in her exact situation and Jane concedes, attends, and finds herself crying on the shoulders of those she once dusted off the blades of her own.

"It ain't no fun when the rabbit got the gun."

Sales arguments

  • Police officers killed five times more unarmed African American people than Caucasian people in 2015, according to US Census of 2014.
  • I have sent inquiries to several families of victims of police brutality to write the foreword.
  • I have at least 300 people (and counting) on social media groups following for this piece.

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  • Shots Fired/ Written By: Joesph K. Loughlin, Kate Clark Flora/ Publisher: Skyhorse/ Publication Date: October 24, 2017/ My book is different from this book because it describes encounters with police officers for the victims, whereas Shots Fired is collective interviews of police officers regarding their experiences in their involvements in shootings.
  • Shots on the Bridge/ Written By: Ronnie Green/ Publisher: Beacon Press/ Publication Date: August 18, 2015/ My book is similar to Shots on the Bridge being that its about an officer-involved shooting of an unarmed man, but it is different because the victim in Shots on the Bridge is African American and the victim in When Rabbits Hold Guns is Caucasian.
  • Serve and Protect/ Written By: Shelton Siegel/ Publisher: Shelton M. Siegel, Inc/ Publication Date: March 8, 2018/My book is similar in the way it poses a conflict with an unarmed, police involved shooting, but is different because Serve and Protect includes the Black Lives Matter organization and direct opposers.

Audience

The target readers are people who are impacted by the many lives lost of unarmed black men at the hands of law enforcement officers across the country who will connect with the urge for Caucasian peoples to understand the connection between race and police involved shootings as well as the probability of survival in certain circumstances based on the color of one's skin and to encourage conversation yielding Caucasian readers who do not understand the perception of racism involved in these tragedies.

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  • Jeremiah Edwards
    on May 23, 2020, 2:03 a.m.

    Proud of the amazing your woman you've become. ❤

    • Tyra Curran
      on May 23, 2020, 2:17 a.m.

      Thank you, Jeremiah! That means more than you know! 🥰

  • Mariah Jenkins
    on May 23, 2020, 2:11 p.m.

    Can not wait to read. So proud of you congratulations baby girl.

    • Anonymous
      on May 23, 2020, 4:58 p.m.

      Thank you for always supporting me! 🙏🏽💕

  • Nativita Sotelo Sanchez
    on May 29, 2020, 6:36 p.m.

    I look forward to reading your book. I hope to one day be able to add it to my classroom library. Blessings!