Don’t Knock ‘Em ‘Til You Read Them: Urban Lit Novelists And 14 Books That Rival Reality Drama

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Vickie Stringer

Respected as one of urban literature’s most successful pioneers, Vickie Stringer went from a drug queenpin to a multi-millionaire, best-selling author. Stringer wrote her first novel, Let That Be The Reason, while doing a five year bid for a drug charge, and its potency earned her a long-lasting spot on Essence’s list of bestsellers. She took advantage of her popularity and geared up her very own publishing company, Triple Crown Publications, which is responsible for some of the most revered titles in the industry, including work by a few other authors on this list. It’s safe to say that not only is she a boss, but honey child has a serious knack for telling a good story, and she has the track sheet to prove it.

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