Africa Washington author’s new book ‘The Color of Misery’ follows an up-and-coming teen actor as he pursues his dream of becoming a movie star

Newman Springs Publishing Africa Washington author’s recent release “The Color of Misery” is a gripping novel that features Thomas Clauffer, a teenage actor in a sitcom series who dreams of becoming a famous movie star. However, his dream changes when unexpected circumstances bring him face to face with his soul mate.

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August 19, 2022 6:00 a.m. EDT

TINLEY PARK, Ill., Aug. 19, 2022 ( –
Africa Washington has completed its new book “The Color of Misery”: a gripping coming-of-age story that follows Thomas Clauffer, a young actor in a sitcom who dreams of becoming a successful movie star. When he meets his soul mate, his whole world changes.

Set before social media and cellphones, this story reflects a time when interracial dating was frowned upon. Although their souls connect immediately, the obstacles they face are devastating.

Author Africa Washington writes: “Thomas was a young boy who had always dreamed of becoming an actor. He loved the big screen and the wonderful things that came with it. In the meantime, however, he was employed as one of the actors on a hit nighttime series. Great Achievements was a once-a-week cable drama, and it had become one of the best shows of the year. His mother Beth was his manager. She was exceptionally good but extremely strict. With his busy schedule, Thomas missed out on his childhood.”

Published by Newman Springs Publishing, Africa Washington’s hard-hitting story follows Thomas as he navigates fame and love, facing monumental challenges along the way.

Readers who wish to experience this meaningful work can purchase “The Color of Misery” in bookstores around the world or online at Apple’s iBooks Store, Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

For more information or media requests, contact Newman Springs Publishing at 732-243-8512.

About Newman Springs Publishing:

Newman Springs Publishing is a full-service publishing house for serious authors. Every title produced by Newman Springs Publishing undergoes every step of the professional publishing process, including editing, layout, cover design, circulation, distribution and advertising. All titles are available in eBook and print format. Newman Springs Publishing distributes to tens of thousands of outlets in North America and abroad. All manuscripts of all genres are welcome to be submitted for review; If the manuscript meets the necessary criteria and is accepted for publication, Newman Springs Publishing will work closely with the author to bring the book to the retail market for a relatively inexpensive initial investment.

Source: Newman Springs Publishing

Lola R. McClure