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About the Author

Native New Yorker Jesse A. Mayfield is a versatile actor, singer and writer. He has appeared on Broadway, the Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center and many major concert venues of the world. 

Jesse's touching memoir "Away From My Mother's Watchful Eye...a coming of age story" chronicles his experiences growing up in inner-city Brooklyn, New York during the turbulent, social unrest of the 1960s and tells of him being one of the first African-Americans bused to a White school in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn in 1965 in compliance with the New York City Board of Education's initiative to further integrate New York City public schools. 

"Away From My Mother's Watchful Eye" was recently included in the collection of the prestigious Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City.  

Always a New Yorker at heart, Jesse presently resides in Los Angeles where he works as an actor and teaches acting. He recently launched "Greedy Reedy Productions" to develop projects for television and film and his talent management company, "LaMarr Talent & Literary Management" represents and guides the careers of young, aspiring entertainment professionals. 

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