Author Mario D. King is an author/poet from Memphis, Tennessee. King has recently released his debut novel from his Urban Life Series titled, The Crisis before Midlife, through his publishing company MDK Books. MDK Books LLC is dedicated to providing inspiring, socially –conscious, uplifting, and motivating works through creative arts. Their novels will focus on real-life situations as it relates to the urban community.
Writing became an escape for King at an early age. His love for writing started with poetry as a teen. That love for word-play was inspired by 1997’s urban classic, Love Jones. While attending the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, King took a freelance writing class where he learned the art of storytelling. In 2002 he received the “Shakespeare Trophy of Excellence” and “Poet of the Year” honor, recognized by the Famous Poet Society. Most recently King received the 2013 BWABC Male Author of the Year Award.
King believes his novels and poetry through MDK books will become staple options to be entertained and educated as it pertains to the African American community. With his deep love and passion for the progression of the urban community, King believes through word he will make a difference.
A Little More About Me:
Favorite Quote: “Action without thought is empty. Thought without action is blind.” – Dr. Kwame Nkrumah
Favorite Books: I like to read socially conscious books, novels and the Bible.
My passion: To uplift and inspire people.