Who is Aquanza?

Who am I? For month’s I’ve walked around with my copy of the Cornel West Reader, a book written by a man whom I consider to be the greatest philosopher of my time – Cornel West. He opens the book with three fundamental questions: 1. What does it mean to be human? 2. What does […]

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The Right Place at the Right Time

  You have to believe in the Universe putting you in the right place at the right time. I recently hit a road block on my newest novel “Sketches of a bluNote,” which is a modern story of Fatherhood using Jazz music as the catalyst for parenting. Sure, a topic like that may not move a […]

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Marquel Howard

He now led the largest media distribution corporation in the world while being one of the youngest self-made millionaire’s in the world. His tainted college past could be the biggest price he would have to pay for lasting success. They say your not suppose to choose favorites but… Marquel Howard was conscious, responsible adulthood. A story for brothers to […]

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Caesar Gibson

Caesar Gibson, a pretty-boy basketball legend, has his career cut short by a jealous sports agent who was driven by greed and power. The sneakerhead , graffiti artist and retired lady-lover returns to the hard-wood to coach the team he lead to championship status decades ago. I was fortunate to spend some time out West between […]

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Quintin Bennet

Quintin Bennet, the New York domino legend! His dad was a legend, and his dads, dad was a legend. They ran the underground gambling circuit in the tri-borough for decades. Until he relocates to college life in the south bringing his luck and fortune to an uncertain future. Why Queens, NY? (Aren’t you from Brooklyn?). […]

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Harlem Best

Harlem Best was created from every bottle of cream soda and kola champaign we consumed as kids. Every soca, dancehall and rockers song ever played at our parents island feté. Characters aren’t created they are born. Born from experiences, born from happiness or sadness and as a writer I’m fortunate to live their lives in the books I create. […]

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Words and Melody

Words and Melody – Two of the most powerful and emotional forms of communication became the foundation for my second book Alumni. The real challenge was: how could I do something different and unique for my readers that hadn’t been done before? In Summer Session, I gave the gift of a quote for each chapter. […]

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Ratchetly Written

Before I offend any of my fellow Urban Fiction writers, just think… The books we write, the characters we create and stories we tell are in essence time capsules left behind for future generations to unearth, research and learn from. Knowing this, I ask you one simple question… If someone discovered your book, how would you be perceived? – better yet, how would the world perceive […]

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Urban Fiction

My top 5 Urban Fiction Books The genre that inspired me to read, the books that inspired me to write. 1. The Coldest Winter Ever – Sister Soulja 2. Milk In My Coffee – Eric Jerome Dickey 3. Addicted – Zane 4. Street Dreams – Kwan 5. The Maintenance Man – Michael Baisden

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