Urban Fiction Spring Author Series
In March, experience our Urban Fiction Spring Author series, where you can meet urban fiction authors and hear selections from their books. Copies will be available for purchase and signing at each session.
Note: All sessions but the one on March 13 will be at 2 p.m.
March 9, 2 p.m.: Brandi Forte
"Powerful, stunningly-beautiful, educated and divinely intuitive, Dream Angelou seems like the perfect package. The veteran journalist is a HBCU graduate and a proud mother, however, she is undoubtedly dangerously in love with D.C.’s hood’s finest, Solomon Avery. Together, Dream, Solomon and their son King are the epitome of a “match-made in Heaven,” and are building a prized future together. In just one day, Dream loses her promising career, Solomon and her livelihood, all to experience a brokenness that causes her to mentally snap and dive into an abyss of panic and depression."
March 13, 7 p.m.: Monica Mathis-Stowe
Where Did We Go Wrong
Best friends Gabby, Maxine and Joy protect each other at all costs, even if it means keeping secrets that turn their lives upside down.
- Gabby has no boundaries when it comes to getting what she wants. She pulls out every trick in the book to keep her daughter's married father out of their lives but keep his money in her bank account.
- Maxine lives for her family, but when her husband’s excessive spending lands them in more debt than they can handle, the stress takes a toll on their perfect marriage.
- After Joy's loyalty to her controlling mother causes her to lose the only man she's ever loved, she marries a man she barely knows. After her wedding, she quickly realizes she's made the biggest mistake of her life and it puts everybody she loves in danger.
Unfortunately, someone will have to pay the ultimate price with their life.
March 23, 2 p.m.: Raheim Brooks
Murder in Germantown
"On a dark January morning, Wydell James was arrested for killing several people attending a party in Germantown: a section of North Philadelphia. Now he’s in a jail cell with no one to turn too, but his childhood friend, Ravonne Lemmelle. His investigation turns up more suspects, a new purpose to kill, and Ravonne realizes the power is closer—and more obtainable—than he could ever possibly known. Things become more complex when two people enters his life: his estranged wife and a serial killer."
March 30, 2 p.m.: Vonda Howard
Devon's Perfect Paris
"Devon is a free spirited up and coming photographer on a mission; she wants to be the next biggest thing in the fashion world. All her dreams are on the verge of coming true when one of fashion’s biggest and most influential magazines, SMOLDER calls her up and offers her the position she has been waiting for; a chance to shoot a full spread for them in Paris! Her do-nothing, hustle-man boyfriend Ray, is no longer in the picture and she arrives in Paris ready to make all her dreams come true."