I was born and raised in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, in Western Africa. The last born of two school teachers, I grew up in a single-parent home with four siblings--two brothers and two sisters. At age sixteen, I migrated to the United States with my mother and two sisters.
Receiving my GED in June 2001, I enlisted in the U.S. Army three months after my seventeenth birthday. I went on to serve five years with tours in combat theaters, even spending my twenty-first birthday in Baghdad, Iraq. After my release from the service in 2006, I was blessed with my only child--a boy. Following that, I experienced a period of severe mental health and substance abuse issues. Though I've remained in MH recovery till date, I can say that I've come a long way.
I've always had a passion for reading/writing, even participated in writing competitions as a youngster. Granted, my goal of becoming an author has taken me quite some time, I'm proud to say that I've self-published my first book The Hitman: A Short Story, in both digital and paperback formats with several more titles to follow.
My likeness for short stories has led to the creation of my 'three books in three months challenge', The Hitman leading the way. My upcoming titles include the short stories The Sextape: A Dedication to the Ladies and The Heist, due out November and December 2013 respectively. Back 2 my Rootz, my debut novel is also slated for release in early 2014.
Currently, I reside in New York City with my family, where I attend college and write during my free time. Future projects include the novels Gold Digga and The Step-child.