In 1996

Field Day, May 1996 with my friends. We were the corny version of Bone Thugs 'N Harmony. I was the Krayzie of the group. Don't ask why.

Field Day, May 1996 with my friends. We were the corny version of Bone Thugs 'N Harmony. I was the Krayzie of the group. Don't ask why.

In 1996, I was:

  • 10 years old

  • A fan of Moesha, Martin, Living Single, and every other Black sitcom on TV

  • A super fan of Nickelodeon

  • An even bigger fan of Black History

  • A book nerd

  • Awkward (Thanks Issa Rae)

  • Forced to share a three bedroom house (and everything else) with 8 other kids, ranging in the ages of 8-17. 

  • Raised by strict grandparents, a working mom, and interesting relatives.

For some reason, I decided to put some of these experiences in my first book, my debut young adult, fictional, soon to be bestselling novel, HOT LIKE FIRE!! 

HOT LIKE FIRE!! is a 90s tale about young creatives who honor the legends of the Harlem Renaissance. Read Chapter One, raw and unedited.