Urban Fiction Spotlight: Magic City

Busy perusing upcoming releases on the site of my publisher Simon & Schuster and this caught me by surprise. Trick Daddy is releasing an autobiography this November.  Here’s the book description from Simon & Schuster’s website: “A thug is someone who stands on his own. He lives by the decisions he makes and accepts theContinue reading “Urban Fiction Spotlight: Magic City”

Word on Street Lit Vol. 10

Library Journal’s Word on Street Lit Vol 10 Pick of the Month Little, Terra. Where There’s Smoke. Urban Bks. Jan. 2009. 275p. ISBN 978-1-9339-6778-3. pap. $14.95. F Verdict: Ignore the misleading cover, designed to appeal to teenage boys. This well-written novel about a determined, recovering single mom; her strong-willed, out-of-control son; and the prodigal, learned-from-my-mistakes fatherContinue reading “Word on Street Lit Vol. 10”

Word on Street Lit Vol. 3

Library Journal’s Word on Street Lit Vol. 3 — Pick of the Month Carter, Quentin. Amongst Thieves. Triple Crown. 2008. 280p. ISBN 978-0-9799517-2-5. pap. $15. F Verdict: For authentic depictions of robbery setups and the reality of doing time in prison, it is tough to match Carter’s (Hoodwinked; In Cahootz; Contagious) latest novel. He offers a stripped-down versionContinue reading “Word on Street Lit Vol. 3”