Rufus Wood

Biography

I am from the south side of chicago and I became interested in writing at the age of eight. I saw a lot of violence and crime growing up in the rough Englewood area. The things I saw made me want to write it down, and from then on a writer was born. Over time my writing has become much broader. Not only do I write urban fiction now, I also wwrite sci-Fi, espionage, and action. After I graduated highschool in 2000 I joined the U.S. Army.The Army not only taught me discipline, but taught me to work hard at what I really wanted. I also got a chance to travel the world while in the Army. I saw some countries that I wanted to see and a few others that I may have not wanted to see. I did two tours in the Middle East during the war campaigns, before finishing my enlistment. I then became a correctional officer at a Texas State Penal institution. I did that for almost two years, then I came back to Chicago in 2008 to use my Illinois veterans Grant for free school. I am currently a Communications, Media, and Theatre major at Northeastern Illinois university in Chicago.

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Books

The Block
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,290. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
America is the land of the free, and for Darius King,Freedom is something that he has to have. He can not stay in the slavery created by his own failures, or the failure of his people. He will break down the wall of miss education, and find out that the world is bigger than the streets of Chicago.

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