Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 19, 2007
The New York Book Festival recently named the winners for its 2007 competition in 15 categories. A panel of book industry experts judged published, self-published and independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, children's books, teenage, poetry, how-to, audio/spoken word, comics, e-books, wild card, science fiction, romance and biography/autobiography works. Named the best book in the wild card category, The Street Life Series: Is It Suicide or Murder? by Kevin M. Weeks was highlighted for Mr. Weeks' story-telling ability and the potential of his work to win wider recognition in the publishing industry. With well over 400,000 books being released each year in the United States and United Kingdom markets, many worthy titles are overlooked. The New York Book Festival seeks to bring greater attention to worthy works of literature and grow their cultural impact beyond the grassroots.
Kevin M. Weeks wants to make a positive cultural impact with his Urban Fiction novels. The National Endowment of the Arts (nea.gov) reports: ". . . literary reading declined among all age groups. The rate of decline for the youngest adults, those aged 18 to 24, was 55 percent greater than that of the total adult population." That's a huge drop in young adults who read. Kevin M. Weeks believes his Urban Fiction novels can turn those who despise reading into avid readers. His work appeals to all adult ages, because he captures readers' attention while including old school wisdom. Heather Covington, Founder of YOUnity Guild of America, states that "The Street Life Series may very well be a novel capable of drawing even the most resistant reader of urban lit to take a peek inside. . . . We advise all urban lit lovers to read The Street Life Series. Entertaining, Engaging, Authentic and a winner!"
About The New York Book Festival
The New York Book Festival includes a daytime celebration in Manhattan's magnificent Central Park on this coming Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. near the Naumburg Bandshell. The day festival is free, open to the public and will feature vendors, author readings and signings, music, clowns, face-painting, children's story-telling circles and more. The New York Book Festival is owned and operated by JM Northern Media, an independent media company that produces various film, music and book-related events, including the Hollywood Book Festival, DIY Convention and DIY Book Festival.
To find out more about The Street Life Series visit: thestreetlifeseries.com
To read The Kevin M. Weeks Story visit AALBC.com, the African American Literature Book Club - Troy Johnson, Founder: The Kevin M. Weeks Story
The Street Life Series: Is It Suicide or Murder? Book Description
Courtesy of Books2Mention Magazine (books2mention.com):
The Street Life Series: Is It Suicide Or Murder? is an urban tale depicting street life and the deadly game that unfolds. Teco "Homicide" Jackson joins the Strictly Business crew selling drugs in Philadelphia. He becomes the right hand man of Mujaheed Bashi Fiten who is the leader of the group. Teco is a smooth talker and has many women vying for his attention. He is considered the enforcer of the crew and soon gets caught up in more drama than he bargained for. Eventually a power struggle develops within the crew, as GQ a female member desires to take over and run things her way. Bashi becomes missing in action during the same time that Teco gets arrested. When Teco is released from jail he goes on a quest for answers and discovers some gruesome and shocking evidence. Will Teco continue to participate in the Strictly Business crew or will he choose to take his life in a different direction?
The Street Life Series * by Kevin M. Weeks
Is it Suicide or Murder?
Trade Paperback; Retail $15.99; 1-4257-1104-9; 189 pages;
Cloth Hardback; Retail $22.99; 1-4257-1105-7; 189 pages
To purchase books visit The Street Life Series online bookstore: http://www.thestreetlifeseries.com/buy.htm
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