The matriarch of Alphabet City 9 is introduced to us all. Ms. Evelyn Bates has lived in the community since the beginning of it's construction and she pens her story from a young age until the present day.
Kevon is the main character in Alphabet City 8 and he's someone you won't like. He's a drug dealer and contributing factor to the deterioration of the community. I pen how I wrote this book in today's blog.
Alphabet City 6, I introduce Kendra who has had a rough life. Family life that forced her to leave home and fight to survive. I talk about this book and what went into writing this character and how this happens to so many young teens in today's world.
Part 5 of the Alphabet City series is the continuation of Cheryl's story but from the perspective of her children Jermaine and Shameka. A lot of experiences these young teens go through in this story and this blog delves into it.
Alphabet City 4 introduces Cheryl who is a single mother raising a son and daughter. She deals with a lot and writing a character that has to manage so much in a bad neighborhood, it takes its toll. This blog explains more what went into writing a woman like her.
Part 3 steps into a different realm with Ronald who is a gang member. This is a character I needed to write to showcase what the inner city is like on an everyday basis. Gang life is part of it and this blog goes into how I wrote Ronald.
Part 2 of the series we meet Vicky who is a funeral home owner and director. While death is part of life, her life as a mortician is intense and she deals with immortality on a daily basis. I talk about what went into writing a character like her in this series...
The last book of the series, A Man's Plight delves into mental health and normalizing getting therapy. The main character Patrick after all he's gone through in his life finally gets therapy and it's a story you won't forget....