Author: LaShonda DeVaughn
Paperback: 186 pages
Publisher: Street Dreamz Publications
“Drama, betrayal and deceit always seemed to trail Tiara’s journey for a better life. Finally, she left the hood that kept her captive to everything she tried to avoid; the same streets that raised her. Where her blood, sweat and tears were shed. She’s convinced that her new life in a new city would bring forth the happiness she’s always yearned for…But no matter where you go, you can’t avoid the cold world. There’s a saying, ”You can take the girl out of the hood, but you can’t take the hood out of the girl.”
Tiara proves that there are no boundaries when it comes to loyalty. Will Tiara finally get her happy ending, or will the streets prove victorious over her life?
Ride along with Tiara in “A Hood Chick’s Story pt. 3,” the FINAL CHAPTER!
When LaShonda DeVaughn first stepped into the literary world in 2007, she did not anticipate the raving success that seemed to emerge overnight, especially as a self-published author. Although self-publishing is a route that more writers are now exploring, it was uncommon to thrive without a publishing company a decade ago, and even more rare in LaShonda’s genre of choice, urban fiction. Thus, the Boston-native defied the odds with flying colors and proceeded to create a lane for writers of urban fiction while also demonstrating that it is certainly achievable to flourish as a self-published author.
Widely known for her Award-winning series A Hood Chick’s Story, LaShonda has written 14 books and published 23 through her very own publishing company, LSDV Productions, all within the last decade. In her most recent work, Write That Book and Make That Money: Strategies For The Hungry Author, LaShonda shares her most valuable tips and tricks that will enable aspiring authors to manifest their dreams into reality.
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