Author: LaShonda DeVaughn
Paperback: 279 pages
Publisher: StreetDreamz Publications
“Drama still seems to be Tiara’s best friend. Five years has came and gone and Tiara tries desperately to bury her past baggage and focus on the future of raising her daughter. She tried patching up old wounds by blocking them out. Little did she know, it would all come back to haunt her.
Her boyfriend Tony was sentenced to five years in prison but was released after serving only three years. Out for only two years, he tried helping Tiara and their child settle into a better life outside of the projects. But when his true colors surfaced Tiara finds herself stuck without a plan B. Cheating, lies, abuse and phony friends surround Tiara once again and she finds herself helpless. Will she finally find a way out of her constant cycle of dilemma’s or settle for the same ole’ street life?
Continue to ride along on Tiara’s journey through adulthood; find out if the madness ever ends.”
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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