Time to get cozy with a gripping book, A Week’s Worth, by Thyme Lewis.

A Week’s Worth by Thyme Lewis is a gripping and thought-provoking novel that skillfully blends elements of suspense, drama, and family dynamics. The book tells the story of Mac, a FEMA worker who takes a week off to care for his ailing mother. However, when two bodies are found in the condo building where he and his mother are staying, Mac’s seemingly simple vacation turns into a complex and dangerous affair.

“With a skill set rivaling special operatives in the world’s most elite gangs, Mac navigates the country working for FEMA. Helping those less fortunate resurrect their lives after the USA’s most horrific natural disasters. In A Week’s Worth, Mac receives a call that sends him home to California, where he will face a more personal disaster: his mother. Her health is failing. His good intentions to help are met with resistance. And people keep dying around them. With a burning desire to right the wrongs of the past, Mac hopes this last road trip to Los Angeles will make their time together unforgettable.”


The plot is intricate and multi-layered, with plenty of twists and turns to keep readers engaged. The author expertly weaves past and present events, gradually revealing the motivations and backstories of the various characters. The pacing is excellent, with just the right tension and suspense to keep the story moving.

One of the standout features of A Week’s Worth is the complex and nuanced portrayal of the main character, Mac. He is a flawed and conflicted protagonist with a troubled past and a deep loyalty to his family. The interactions between Mac and his mother are particularly poignant, highlighting the complexities of the mother-son relationship.

Thyme Lewis has a talent for descriptive prose, vividly bringing the various settings and characters to life. The dialogue is sharp and natural, adding to the story’s authenticity. The author’s background in acting and stunt work also shines through in the action scenes, which are well-choreographed and exciting.

Overall, A Week’s Worth is a captivating and well-crafted novel that will appeal to suspense and family drama fans. Thyme Lewis has created a memorable cast of characters and a gripping storyline that keeps readers guessing until the end. Enjoy this book.

Thyme Lewis is an accomplished American actor, author, humanitarian, and former Hollywood stuntman with a diverse cultural background. He grew up in Big Sur, California, with his mother and siblings, where he developed a passion for acting and later pursued a career in the entertainment industry. Thyme is best known for his memorable role on NBC’s Days of Our Lives as Jonah Carver, as well as his work on Sunset Beach and Young and the Restless.

In addition to his work in acting, Thyme also discovered a love for writing while working with FEMA. This led him to create the MacGuffin series, a thrilling set of novels that blend suspense, drama, and family dynamics. Thyme is now a full-time writer and resides in Carmel by the Sea, where he continues to create captivating stories.

Thyme’s cultural heritage is diverse, including Norwegian, Scottish, Irish, Haitian, and Choctaw Indian descent. He is also a humanitarian, using his platform to raise awareness and support various charitable causes.

Thyme’s latest venture includes a co-starring role on Bosch Legacy, a gritty crime drama on Amazon Original, set to air in the spring. To learn more about Thyme and his work, visit his website at https://thymelewisbooks.com.

The book is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and a bookstore near you. You can also listen to you on https://www.audible.com/pd/A-Weeks-Worth-Audiobook/B0BXQL6TT5

Juneteenth Celebration San Jose headlined by Faith Evans and Tyler Gordon

Juneteenth commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States otherwise known as Freedom Day. Juneteenth is an abbreviation of “June nineteenth” the day of the abolition of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865. The date was fortified in our collective memory thanks to the trend that started on January 11, 1865 in Kansas and spread over 39 other states. It helps to celebrate the accomplishments of our forebearers and hopefully it will encourage us to hold on the freedoms gained and to continue to free slaves. Unfortunately the number of people working in servitude and outright slavery in the US is on the rise again. This make it even more important to observe this holiday.

San Jose, California will be celebrated at 194 S. Market Street, San Jose

For over 38 years, the Juneteenth Festival in San Jose/Silicon Valley has averaged over 6,000 attendees. This year they are featuring the amazingly talented painter, 12-years-old Tyler Gordon in the Family Activities area.

Tyler Gordon is a phenomenal painting who can be observed live in the “Live Painting” area.

Faith Evans is the Headliner for this year’s Juneteenth in San Jose

Faith Evans is a talented singer who has 3.1 millions of fans listening to her monthly on Spotify. This talented artist often stays in the headlines due to her turbulent private life.

Faith Evans is a great example of an amazing singer who has a turbulent private life. After divorcing Soul and Spiritual singer Kiyamma, with whom she had one child Chyna Griffin. She was married to Notorious Big, with whom Faith Evans shared a son called Christopher Jordan Wallaces. Faith was supposedly accused by Jay-Z of having an affair with Tupac Shakur. After Notorious Big was shot in a drive by shooting, she married to the record producer Todd Russaw. Faith Evans and Todd Russaw had two boys, Joshua and Ryder. The split in 2005 and were divorced in 2011.

Professionally Faith Evans is an accomplished R&B, Soul Music performer. She is considered to be the star that fortified Bad Boys Records’s Success and Sean John Combs success as a producer. Faith Evans is successful in her own rights not just as a singer who spans genres including R&B, Soul, and Hip Hop. She also is a published writer Keep the Faith: A Memoir.  She describes her life as a child raised by her foster parents who were related to her very young mother, and the challenges she faces as she made her way through life as an actress and performer during the turbulent times of the 90s and 2000s. She and her co-writer Aliya S. King earned the 2008 African American Literary Award for the Best Biography/Memoir category for the book.

Faith Evans sings much about love, honesty, faith, survival and summarizes the pain and loss of her husband to gun violence in her 20 year memorial album, “The King & I” which include songs like “Somebody Knows.” and “It was worth it.” Her recent marriage to Stevie J. surprised many, since he has battled drug and sex addiction problems for much of his life. Unsurprisingly, he fathered 6 children with 5 different women prior to this marriage. In a surprising move Stevie J. who is known as a seedy Casanova due to his involvement in the someone low brow show Love & Hip Hop. A promising sign that the respectable singer Faith Evans may have had indeed a positive influence on him.

The event will include performers like 90s star Case, Jaguar Wright, Jon B., Reuben Studdard to groups like the Drifters with a wide range of local artists from Rap/Hip Hop to R&B, Gospel, and Jazz. 

There will be over 30 vendors with many black artists and crafts artists. Great way to enjoy the summer and the fact that about 250 years ago we started the journey toward equality and freedom for all.