8 Urban Fiction Authors Who Overcame Prison And Forged Lucrative Careers

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K’wan is one of the most accomplished authors in urban fiction, but in 2002, he was merely a novice in the writing world, as he was the first author in line to be published by the relatively small and widely unknown company, Triple Crown Publications. Catching the writing bug while serving a short stint in jail, K’wan was literally dared to write the beginnings of the classic, Gangsta. It became the foundation from which Triple Crown Publications was built and evolved into an Essence bestseller and a favorite of many devoted urban fiction readers. Now, with 11 bestsellers under his belt, a multi-book deal with St. Martin’s Press, and thousands of his adoring fans that read whatever he chooses to write, K’wan is regarded as one of the leaders in the genre.

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