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Are You Socially Aware?
In his new historical novel, “Love Reveals,” author and entrepreneur Stev Fair illuminates how far we have come and how far we have to go as Americans
Some people say America today is more divided than it has been at any time since the Civil War. Yet a fresh look at our history can give us new insight into how far we have come, and how far we still have to go, says author and social awareness expert Stev Fair.
An entrepreneur, musician, songwriter and writer, this Renaissance man overcame fear of racism to become a master professional in sales, built two companies and sold one, and “retired” to an oceanfront Caribbean condo at age 49. But six months later, he moved back to the US with a new mission and appreciation for America.
That awareness inspired him to write “Love Reveals,” a historical novel about family, love and America’s growing pains in the last half of the 20th century and into the new millennium. Painting history on a personal level, “Love Reveals” is a story of our nation’s struggles with racism, sexism and war, told across generations of a family named Love.
“I wanted to write an epic story that spanned several decades – a story that was entertaining and also inspiring,” Stev says. “I wanted a comprehensive love story that would make the reader think about hard issues – challenges of the past that we face collectively today, and that we’ll face well into the future. Human beings learn through history. Mankind has survived on the knowledge of those who lived before us.”
“Love Reveals” tells the story of Leo Love and his only son Michael as they navigate the cultural limitations and divisions that afflict American life in the 20th century. From the 1950s through the Millennium, their lives cross with the lives of some of history’s greatest icons, including Robert Oppenheimer, father of the atomic bomb; physicists Albert Einstein and Eugene Rabinowitch; Dr. Martin L. King, John F. Kennedy, Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Muhammad Ali and others. As champions for Human Rights, they wage war on ignorance through love and wisdom.
A Baby Boomer who lived through the events he chronicles, Stev found inspiration in his own life. He has been a son, husband and father; a master sales professional, successful entrepreneur and founder of two companies; and a gifted songwriter, musician and multi-media artist. He founded a security systems company and partnered it with a Fortune 25 corporation, sold that firm and traveled extensively worldwide.
Living and traveling abroad gave Stev a unique perspective on the common challenges of exploited people regardless of their nationality, culture, ethnicity or religion. It also gave him a new perspective on and appreciation for America.
As a child Stev would run home from school to watch the TV show “Flipper.” Captivated by the ocean, he dreamed of one day becoming a SCUBA diver. After selling his first company, he moved to an oceanfront condo in the Caribbean to achieve that dream, but ultimately found himself feeling restless, unhappy and unfulfilled.
“A transformation happened to me,” he recalls. “Like the Lion King, I was running away. I have quit running and I have seen enough of the world to know America really is a dream. When you are on the outside looking in, that is just one part of social awareness.”
What does it mean to be socially aware? Stev got it from his experience overcoming fear of racism as a young professional in Texas. He got it fighting against sexism in his own company. And he got it through the slow but irrevocable progress he’s seen through the years.
“I see the American story as winning,” he says. “I see all the battles we’ve won. Where I am living today, you could not live out here 40 years ago if you were black. All I see is progress. It is the awareness of those wins.”
Theodore Roosevelt said: “The more you know about the past, the better you are prepared for the future.” That was part of Stev’s aim in writing “Love Reveals.” For millennials and other younger reader, the book serves as a compass, orienting them on the struggles of their grandparents, parents and the forces that shaped the world they inherited.
“I wanted to attack hard issues. I wanted hard, almost impossible, questions because I believe our problems going forward are bigger than where we have come from,” Stev says. “We are in for an all-out fight. We have had some success in sexism, racism, war. A lot of people can’t talk about that. I want to bring these issues up and have a conversation.”
In addition to writing “Love Reveals,” Stev is the author of “Athletics: A Vehicle to a Winning Attitude,” and “Goliath Stumbles.” Learn more at www.Love-Reveals.com.
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