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...