Multi award-winning actor and director, Robert X. Golphin, has released his new novella, Cold Night In A Warm Season. After a devastating loss, a graduate student’s personal relationships and the road to becoming a successful screenwriter are thrown into jeopardy. The unexpected turmoil forces him to reckon with his fear of self-mortality and the mortality of those around him. His deep-seated insecurities, and the power of people’s words (and his own), will rock him to his core. Cold Night In A Warm Season, set partially in South Carolina, centers on the arts and mental health. Its release coincides with National Minority Health Month and Stress Awareness Month. The story probes self-identity, sparring with destiny, wrestling with internal curveballs and external obstacles, facing detractors, owning your environment, discovering where your heart lies, and determining what matters most in life. “This book is for dreamers,” said Golphin. “It’s for anyone who’s ever felt like no one believed in them. It’s also for people who don't realize just how big they can dream. My hope is that readers will be inspired in a multitude of ways, be bold and creative on their own, and also stimulate and cultivate others.” Golphin’s TV and Film acting credits include The Great Debaters, Underground Kings, and HBO’s The Wire and John Adams. He also directed the feature film Freshman Friday (starring NAACP Theater Award Winner Jerrel O'Neal and recording artist Brian McKnight, Jr.), which debuted in October 2020 on Amazon Prime. Golphin is the grandson of Manning resident, Henrietta Pompey Bennett. He attended Morris College (Sumter) as a Freshman, and is an alumnus of Spalding University (Louisville, KY) and Saint Augustine's University (Raleigh, NC). The trailer for Golphin's book, Cold Night In A Warm Season, can be viewed online at: https://youtu.be/Yc1D_B9V4g4. The book, in paperback or digital, is available now at Amazon.com.