“I don’t care if a reader hates one of my stories, just as long as he finishes the book,” said Roald Dahl. This is true for Mario D. King, owner and operator of MDK Entertainment, but the difference is, you’ll love his writing as have other readers before you who rave at how much of a page turner and good read a King book is.
Mario was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee and currently lives in Charlotte, NC where he writes to change the world one book at a time. His passion for communication and diverse cultures has introduced Mario to a new mission to uplift minds through word and film. His three year goal—to spark an educational revolution through action and literacy.
Mario spends a great amount of time with the imaginings of romantic relationship development and took inspiration from the 1997 film Love Jones and its unorthodox romance to write his hip hop novella, The Crisis Before Midlife was a hit with fans which debut in 2013.
Mario has an urgency in his writing and creation to make change in the world that people can see and literally read. With a passion for literacy Mario began writing poetry as a teen and has always thoroughly explored the male perspective when it comes to romantic relationships. He received “Shakespeare Trophy of Excellence” and “Poet of the Year” in 2002. He also won the Black Writers And Book Clubs “Author of the Year” award in 2013.
Learning how peoples of all walks of life live inspires Mario to spark a change in the community and the world following in the footsteps of his artistic inspiration and muse Marvin Gaye, because as Gaye believed, “Great artists suffer for the people.” Mario D. King will attempt to fill Gaye’s shoes seeking to do the same if it means the people will suffer less and there will be a greater literacy for inner city youth. Through mentorship and community action, King is poised to release some of his best work yet in the upcoming year. The educational revolution will not be televised, but it will be digitalized!!!
Mario received his bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he deeply studied global culture and communication, psychology and sociology. He received his MBA from Kaplan University and will continue to stir up change and motivate those whom he comes in contact with.