I’m an Amazon best selling author. I began writing my first book over 10 yrs ago and it was published in 2015. The majority of the time was spent writing the final chapter; because as it turns out, life and the observation of life had to happen in order for me to finish.
The finished product (The Behind Closed Doors Series) is my attempt to address many of the issues that we currently face in the urban community. Like most urban fiction novels, the perils of urban living (drugs, prostitution, child abuse/neglect crime, police brutality, Black on Black crime) are discussed at length; however, my goal is to explore the potential causes and effects.
A.L. Smith is a native Louisianan, graduate of Grambling State University, practicing Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist with a doctorate degree in nurse anesthesia practice, a published author and humanitarian. In 2010, she traveled to Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and provided anesthesia care for a countless number of victims, most of whom were children. The experience would have a tremendous impact on her views concerning socioeconomic disparity in this country and abroad. The experience would also provide inspiration for her critically acclaimed novel,
“Behind Closed Doors 2: Dana’s Story“. “Smith’s voice is both sturdy and elegant, delivering blunt, edgy prose that’s never lurid…an uncompromising but profound urban tale from an incisive author”—Kirkus
According to her readers, A.L. Smith has a knack for crafting Afrocentric tales and creating characters that transcend the final pages of her books. However, she realized early on that writing an exciting story and crafting a compelling synopsis are key components, but they are not guarantees to success in the ever-evolving and extremely competitive publication industry. In light of these findings, A.L. Smith has implemented an innovative approach to reaching her target audience through the power of visual media and the cinematic book trailer. In conjunction with up and coming cinematographer/director/writer Huey Rawls, the Dallas based author is determined to leave her mark on the world of urban fiction. The first trailer in her debut series, Behind Closed Doors, provides a compelling glimpse into the world of familial human trafficking. Her work on this project spawned her interest in the film-making industry.
Courtney Rawls aka Huey Rawls is a writer and director known for Life’s Monologue (2015), Hell Thou Loose (2013), and Dana’s Story (2017). Huey got his first glimpse onset as an extra in the film The Great Debaters (2007) where he sat right behind Denzel Washington. His early passion for film-making was fueled by the 80’s cult classics he watched as a child with his mother. From the gritty social realness of Blade Runner to the practical effects of Alien, these films and many others helped shape his early creative influence. After recently graduating from KD Conservatory: College of Film & Dramatic Arts with a degree in Motion Picture Production he has begun to make a name for himself with his recent projects. His most recent film, Life’s Monologue, is currently on the film festival circuit.
Author of the Bestselling Victoria’s Journey series and playwright, A’mera is also the full time CEO of Breaking the Line Books and Principle Coach & Consultant for BTLB Coaching & Consulting in Garland. Frieman created Breaking the Line Books small press to address social issues that plague our community and to give new and undiscovered writers guidance and direction in publishing.
Michelby “Coco” Whitehead is a Louisiana native who began her career in communications upon graduating from Nicholls State University with a B.A. in public relations and a minor in government. In 2008, she served as the online communication coordinator for the grassroots organization ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) where she played a significant role in the national headquarters’ crisis management campaign.
As a publicist, Coco has represented talent such as Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore, celebrity hair stylist Pekela Riley, and award-winning oncologist Dr. April Speed, just to name a few. Born with the gift of gab, she is also a freelance writer and speaker.
When she is not working in media, the chocolate girl-wonder enjoys concerts, spending time with loved ones, and just doing absolutely nothing! Follow her on Twitter @CocoNoTea.
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