I was born and raised in Detroit under harsh economic conditions. However, I attended college and earned a master’s degree in Business and had a long career in Corporate America. I like to say that I also earned a Ph.D. in Urban Life from the streets. It is this duality that provides my unique style and perspective in my literary expression. In parallel with my corporate vocation, I have continued to pursue my passion for writing, which finally culminated in my debut novel, The Kokuran.