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is an Author, Publisher and CEO of 21st Street Urban Editing & Publishing. T.R. has always had a passion for writing but it was her life experiences that led her writing into becoming a book. Her first successful novel, Loyalty and The Bed You Lie In was published by 21st Street in October of 2010. The sequel to her first book entitled, Betrayal was released in June, 2011. T.R. followed up with another story, Shattered that is featured in a westcoast anthology entitled, Murder She Wrote which was also released in June, 2011. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California where she's hard at work on her fourth novel. Outside of her writing she is a loving individual of many talents and is always willing to lend a hand to those in need, especially in the literary industry.
Zion is a recent graduate of Hampton University, majoring in Theater Arts. In 2011 a Professor told her she should write a story and a recent break up gave Zion a lot to say. Pen met paper and a story was birthed. In the process of writing her first manuscript, the student discovered she was with child. This motivated her even more to finish her story and get it published. Once the manuscript was complete and the search for a publisher began, the young author was rushed to the hospital. Seven days later she gave birth to a daughter she named Zion. Two hours later, Zion passed away. This loss changed the author forever, but in the midst of it, she decided whenever she was achieving greatness she would go by the name of Zion.
Cha’Bella Don hails from the mean streets of Los Angeles, California and is an only child. Cha’Bella Don escaped the realities of the world by reading and writing. Writing poetry became one of her hobbies. Later on in junior high school, Cha’Bella Don read her first urban novel, Monster by Sanyika Shakur. After that, she became addicted and picked up every urban novel she could. Cha’Bella Don won several awards in school for poetry. She took it a step further and wrote a short, short story which grabbed the attention of her teachers and they began to encourage her to write more.
Cha’Bella Don took on the challenge of writing her first novel in 2003 but lost the passion after a personal tragedy occurred. It wasn’t until 2005 when she met Author Mimi Renee that they shared their goals and Cha'Bella was encouraged to never give up. Cha’Bella Don’s first short, short story titled, Dear Noire, was published in Noire’s online magazine. She is also the author of her first full complete novel, Dirtiest Revenge published by 21st Street Urban Editing & Publishing.
Writing Brings Me The Serenity My Pen Is My Energy
Charae Lewis was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is happily married and a mother to her young son. By day, Charae works in the healthcare field and enjoys travelling with her husband who is in the United States Air Force.
Charae was inspired by other authors to write her own story. Because she never enjoyed English class in high school, she had to challenge herself to write her first book. She has a terrific imagination and wants to share it with the world. Charae enjoys writing for young people who are going through similar experiences that she writes about. So here she is, ready to take the literary industry by storm and hard at work on her third novel.
Author Kai Storm is a new face in the Urban Literary world. She has brought us a shining jewel called Alani’s Bigger Hustle. Kai was born in Panama in 1972 and came to New York in 1981 with her mother. She discovered her writing gift as a junior at the Boys & Girls High School when an English teacher gave her an assignment to develop a story from just one paragraph. Since then, her pen has been hot. Over the years, Kai continued to write any and everything; not only to keep her gift alive, but also for therapeutic reasons. Her pen and paper kept her sane. In December 2007, Kai was working at a hospital as a temp and even though the assignment was over the first week of December the hospital kept her on for two more weeks so that she would have money for Christmas presents. There was nothing for her to do during those two weeks so she decided to pen the first three chapters of Alani’s Bigger Hustle. Only after she submitted the first three chapters did she decide to write the rest of the book, “Just to see what I would do with it.” When she finally finished, it was nothing but fire.
“This story literally lived inside of me since I was 12 years old, it grew up with me and I knew one day it would be out in the world for all to see, it just had too!”
After having a bad experience with her first publisher, she found a publishing company that was not only ready, but couldn’t wait to sign her on. This company was Twenty First Street Urban Editing & Publishing, LLC and they along with Kai, brought Alani’s Bigger Hustle to life.
When meeting Kai for the first time, you can see the excitement that she has about her book, the confidence and the great work ethic she exudes. Kai is intense and genuine to the core. Kai always has promotional information about her book, upcoming book signings and events and anything she is currently working on, and if you are an up and coming author seeking advice, Kai will go above and beyond to provide all the information you need because in her words, “If we supported each other more we could rule the world!”
Kai is not only a writer but also a mom. In 1997 she was blessed with her first daughter who taught her the real meaning of life and responsibility. The lesson was so overwhelmingly beautiful that she had another daughter in 2009. All in all, Kai is a woman that is thankful for all her blessings and plans to continue writing as long as she can.
originally from the streets of North Memphis, Tennessee, has brought to light some of the ills of being neck-deep in the never ending game in his gripping freshman novel. He details the wickedness of the streets and the crooked government plots that stand to profit from those vested deeply in the street life. US FELONS ON PAROLE is his first novel and he is hard at work on many more, including the sequel that will be released to the public soon. ,
21st Street is proud to welcome to our publishing family. Vonnie Coates made her first debut on the urban book scene when she penned her first novel, Deadly Secrets; under Triple Crown Publications. After graduating from Ohio State University in 2006, Vonnie decided to try her hand at writing urban fiction and she hasn’t looked back since. Proud of where she’s come from and even more proud of where’s she’s going, Vonnie makes no attempts to shy away from writing about every aspect of her experiences in life. Her stories no doubt embrace the grittiness of street life. Vonnie currently lives in Columbus, Ohio with her three sons . She is hard at work on her next novel.
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