Detective Xavier Rose is the main character in Alphabet City 11. He chronicles his life as a detective in one of the most violent and chaotic neighborhoods in the city. I write how I put this book together in this blog.
Mr. Wayne Williams is one of the OG's of Alphabet City. As a teacher, mentor and pillar of the community, he tells his life story from the streets to saving kids from what he's experienced and been through in life.
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...