Interview with Khali Raymond

What is your e-reading device of choice?
I prefer my smartphone.
Describe your desk
Well, my first desk consists of the computer, papers of things I've written and other books as well.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
To be honest, social media has been a big marketing impact on my work. Most of family and close friends can help spread the word and you know, it's like one love out there. I tell my networks that I got this coming, and the action just unfolds.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Newark, New Jersey. The things I've seen and heard of growing up, you know things about violence and all that, it pushed me to make most of my stories located in an urban setting. I use what I've seen and been through and bring that out in my stories. Being born and raised in Newark kind of gives me that scope of making things seem realistic, but at the same time outrageous. It just pushes me to do something big for my town.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing when I was little. Can't give you no exact number, but it was a long time. I was writing them little comic books made from paper when I was in the fifth grade. It wasn't until late 2012, when I was fourteen, I started working on my first novel that actually was published. I handwrote 288 pages. That's some insane shit.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Which one?
What motivated you to become an indie author?
A lot of things. One, my city. I do it for my town, and I'm trying to give back to the place that gave to me. Two, the loss of my father. My father passed away when I was a year old, and growing up I didn't have a dad to teach me shit. Like, I didn't even know how to dribble a ball between my legs, man...until I got older. Three, I've been victim of bullying. Got into fights a lot and whatnot, so all of that hurt people made me feel, I can morph that into my work and those people who told me I wasn't gone be nothing can just sit back and watch as I move the world with these words I'm writing. To sum up, it's all the negative things that pushed me to be the best that I could be and to never take a break from what I do.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has a lot of flexibility. I can set my own prices, set my own distribution channels, make blurbs, and everything. It's very user friendly and it is easy to navigate and use.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy is sitting there, creating and crafting this ambitious world. To think that you start with a blank page, and there you go, filling that shit up, that's impressive. Just you know, making the characters and the plots is very fun.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are like family. They're the reason why I'm doing this. Without fans, I would be writing to a brick wall. My fans always find ways to support and give their input on what they would like to see, and that's some good stuff.
What are you working on next?
A lot of stuff...
More stuff than you can comprehend.
Who are your favorite authors?
That's a hard question.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It's been so long ago, I probably can't. But, guess what? That's when it all started!
How do you approach cover design?
Creating a cover...I wouldn't say it's easy, but as time went on, it's something that I've learned to do with success. I don't have to use anything too complex. My approach is minimalistic, I don't try to make things too difficult with my covers. But, I still have to make memorable designs. I design my own covers, by the way. So, I get to save a lot of time and money compared to others. Basically, I picture what I want to convey on my cover. I also use the subject themes of my book to influence the cover. If it's a story about a sullen tragedy, I'll use dark colors. If it's a mixture of many emotions, I can throw a collage or something else on there. Usually, I can churn out a cover in like 30mins time. No, I don't rush. I worked on my skills enough to get it done in that time. I will stare at my cover religiously. If it's not the way I want it, I go back and do it over. I keep on revamping it until it's the way I want it.
Published 2017-11-05.
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Books by This Author

Obsession: Unfinished Business
Series: Ballad Universe, Book 7. Pre-release—available January 18, 2019. Price: $5.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Just when you thought it was all over, Zaria returns to wreak havoc. In Obsession: Unfinished Business, she's not coming to negotiate with anyone. The only thing that's on Zaria's mind is... revenge.
Eu Escrevi Cem Livros, Amor
Pre-release—available December 22, 2018. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 52,170. Language: English. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
It's the moment you've all been waiting for, Khali Raymond's hundredth book. It has been a long road for him to reach this milestone. He's going to tell it all.
Secludedness
Pre-release—available December 20, 2018. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 3,480. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Isolation, deprivation. Drowning in it like crazy. Get me out of here.
Quavering Hymns
Pre-release—available December 19, 2018. Price: $2.30 USD. Words: 2,670. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Nature is calling your name again. Are you ready to answer the call?
1998.
Pre-release—available December 18, 2018. Price: $2.30 USD. Words: 3,730. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
I'm bringing you some more poetry straight from the heart, since that's all I'm good for nowadays. Right?
Wot in Khalitarnation
Pre-release—available December 16, 2018. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 3,950. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Wait, what? For real? Is this really the real deal? Huh? What mate? Come on!
Zaftig & Company
Pre-release—available December 14, 2018. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 4,520. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
It's going to be a long night, lovely. I hope you're prepared for what I'm about to do to you.
KyŨryokuna
Pre-release—available December 12, 2018. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 5,110. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
I am greatness, I am power. I am the reason you continue to come back for more.
Scotch & Poetry
Pre-release—available December 10, 2018. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,290. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Time to sit back and take a sip. I got some more poetry for you, too.
Voice of the Brick City
Pre-release—available December 9, 2018. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 7,250. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Newark, New Jersey. The city I do it for. The only artist out here who has written so many books of this magnitude that's from this place...
Thy Time of Your Life...
Pre-release—available December 7, 2018. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,510. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Come on this journey with me, I know exactly where to take you. We're going to have the time of our lives.
8:43
Series: Hourly, Book 6. Pre-release—available December 5, 2018. Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 11,060. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
This is it. The climax of the Hourly Series is here, the largest entry of the series yet.
Continue
Pre-release—available November 25, 2018. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,630. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
No matter what happens, continue grinding. Continue pushing yourself.
Year of the Goat
Pre-release—available November 25, 2018. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,460. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
This is my season, the goat season. It's quickly approaching. You better brace yourself.
Xerothermia
Pre-release—available November 22, 2018. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 4,920. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
I can feel the flames scorch my skin. Oh, how I love it. Man, this heat is making me sweat. Sexy. How enchanting.
Animo Insanis
Pre-release—available November 20, 2018. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 5,810. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
They ask me this sometimes... Raymond, why you acting so crazy now? To tell you the truth, I been crazy. I'm now showing you how crazy I can be.
Ready 4 Afterlife
Pre-release—available November 18, 2018. Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 8,040. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
I no longer fear death anymore. You can never fear the inevitable.
Hate.
Pre-release—available November 16, 2018. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,940. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
This ain't over, not at all. I still have some more things to go over with you all. Sit down, please.
Luv.
Pre-release—available November 16, 2018. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,870. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
I had to take some more time to give you my all through verse. I had to open myself up in these poems that I wrote, so you can get to know me better.
I, Poet
Pre-release—available November 14, 2018. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,620. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
I have managed to emerge from the sidelines once more to bring you words that cannot be shaken off, or ignored.
Dreams We Could Never Buy
Pre-release—available November 11, 2018. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,870. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Were dreams ever meant to be sold? Were they ever meant to be advertised? Did boys like us deserve to get ahold of those dreams?
Eloquent Penz
Pre-release—available November 9, 2018. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Inks from the pen are responsible for bringing life to literature, almost as if it could be a god.
Vocalic
Pre-release—available November 9, 2018. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,330. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Vocalic, the molecule of a vowel. Once you vocalize something, what does that give you? A poem? A song? Scripts? Books?
Khaliesque
Pre-release—available November 7, 2018. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,700. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Khaliesque, noun. The style of a writer that cannot be halted by any obstacles known to man, even death. That is pretty much second to none here.
Ghettophonics
Pre-release—available November 7, 2018. Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 7,750. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Do you still listen to cassette tapes? Did we get so advanced in technology, that we left these relics of knowledge behind? Pop "Ghettophonics" in. Please.
7:43
Series: Hourly, Book 5. Pre-release—available November 6, 2018. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,490. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Another hour has fallen upon the earth. Are your clocks set for this collection of poems?
Dreams Immortalized
Pre-release—available November 2, 2018. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,040. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Dreams live on. Believe me, they do. You have an obligation to keep each of them alive. Dreams are immortalized.
False
Pre-release—available October 31, 2018. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,430. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
False. What views do you have that conflicts with mine? Any similarities between our disparities? Do you have the light for my darkness?
True
Pre-release—available October 31, 2018. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,230. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
True. What is the difference between you and I? What do you say is real? What is not?
Aphrodisiac
Pre-release—available October 29, 2018. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,540. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Words that shall relax your soul and take you on a trip to never-ending ecstasy. This is... Aphrodisiac.
Lone Seat
Pre-release—available October 27, 2018. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,550. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
This bench is looking quite cozy. Oh, never mind. There is a couple cloud gazing next to me...
6:43
Series: Hourly, Book 4. Pre-release—available October 25, 2018. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,640. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
The next hour is upon us. This time, we have awoken to our true purpose. What is your purpose?
Space Is My Limit
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
A new limit has been reached. Open up this book and see how high you can go because the sky is overrated. Reach for the sky!
Nature's Essence
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,000. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Mother Nature takes on a whole new form, the human being. A being with complex thoughts and emotions...
For Ya' Sake
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 4,240. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
A new book of poems by Khali Raymond that showcases the essence of his craft.
NR: The Collection II
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,160. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Lyrics, Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop
The Collection has returned with nine never-before-seen songs. Are you ready for this one?
NR: The Collection I
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,750. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop
Khali has discovered another series of lost songs that he has been penning over the years.
The Collective: Book of Poems III
Series: The Collective, Book 12. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,920. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
The Collective: Book of Poems III encompasses the story of Stella, a woman who is forced to make a choice in her volatile relationship.
Motivatitry
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Feel the essence of nature and motivation with this new collection of poems by Khali Raymond.
Raymond’s Optimism
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
It is time to look at the glass as full, once more. Put the pessimism to rest and change your mindset with this new collection of poems.
All In
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
All In. Are you willing to take the dive and put everything you have onto the tightrope of life?
Untitled: The Story of Sixty
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,830. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Having sixty books published, Khali decides to tell you the story behind it all.
The Lost Songs
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,530. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop
The Lost Songs. Through the crevices of time, Khali pulls out his most meaningful material in a short, limited amount.
Archived Essays of Khali Raymond
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 21,720. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Today, Khali has went into the deep crevices of his archives, digging up an intense selection of gems that he will drop for you today.
Lust to Lust
Price: $1.70 USD. Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Lust, noun. A very strong sexual desire. Today, however, the word "lust" will have an entirely different meaning.
Jadeous: Lost Poems of Mine
Price: $1.70 USD. Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Today, I have dug through my laboratory and found some hidden gems. These are the lost poems of mine.
Fake
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Behind every handshake and smile, may just lie quite the manipulator. What is the motive behind my envy?
Real
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who is the realest of them all? Is it you or them?
Hood $lang
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,550. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
A new collection of poems by Khali Raymond, in which he tells a lore about the streets from several different made-up characters.
Favelas & Ghettos
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,430. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Favelas & Ghettos. Welcome to the other side of the city that you didn't know existed until you stumbled across this book.
5:43
Series: Hourly, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,540. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
The time has turned on the clock again. 5:43. Death and self-analysis.
The Fire Any Time
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 26,850. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights
Khali has come around with The Fire Any Time, an concise opening to racial inequality and self-sabotage in America.
Write It on the Wall
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 8,330. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Write It on the Wall. What are the transgressions that you hold back from telling? What's your story? Why don't you write it on the wall, like everyone else does?
Ink to Ink: Spoken Word 3
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,540. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Confidence and self-esteem
Get ready to cry some ink. Khali has brought you a series of spoken word pieces, written straight from the heart.
Best of Nineteen
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 81,040. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Nineteen years of life. How does Khali celebrate it? With a book, that's how! Check out this compilation as Khali Raymond takes you down memory lane with all of his works.
Throne
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 6,880. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Khali Raymond has returned to his throne with more poetry to give to the world.
Raymond's Room
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,710. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Raymond's Room. The room that's behind closed doors nobody knows about. This is where all the battles of my life are fought at...
Força da Mulher
Price: $2.19 USD. Words: 5,430. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Força da Mulher, a translation of women's strength through verse.
Baggage
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 16,940. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Baggage. This isn't something that you can just lift with the touch of a finger. It's more complex than that. Once you open up this book, you shall see the troubled soul of a revolutionary artist who carries baggage that's enough to strain your back...
Collective Thoughts of an Angry Black Teenager: The Uncontrolled Thoughts
Series: Collective Thoughts, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,260. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Life stages / adolescence, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Here it is. The fifth and final entry in the Collective Thoughts series that's under the Angry Black Teenager moniker. As Khali says goodbye to his adolescence, he brings you the strongest book in the series so far.
Poems Totems: Letters, Love, and Life
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,800. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Here are a series of poems and letters to soothe the yearning for that person you want the most...
Eyez of Lyfe
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,240. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Poetry » African Poetry
Eyez of Lyfe...is it really so hard to see life through my lens? Is it? Can you see it?
The Collective: Songs
Series: The Collective, Book 11. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,200. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop
This next iteration in "The Collective" series has a series of songs set across various themes.
Blood of My Blood
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Here are a new collection of poems for the lonely soul. Khali Raymond delivers with Blood of My Blood.
Dear Father: Broken Down
Series: Broken Down, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,510. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » American / African American
The third entry in the Broken Down series, Khali Raymond breaks down his piece, Dear Father: A Heartfelt Letter.
Collective Thoughts of an Angry Black Teenager: Broken Down
Series: Broken Down, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,370. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » American / African American
Another entry in the Broken Down series, Khali breaks down his book, Collective Thoughts of an Angry Black Teenager.
Collective Thoughts of an Angry Black Teenager: The Melankhali Set
Series: Collective Thoughts, Book 6. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 95,160. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Life stages / adolescence
Khali Raymond compiles all of his material in the Collective Thoughts series and puts it all into one book. Read through Books 1-5, including a few extras for the fans!
Letter to My Future Self
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Emotional healing
Khali pens a short letter to himself, talking of his plans for the future and the person he aspires to be.
His World
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,020. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Coming onto the scene with another book of poetry, Khali invites you into a totally new world.
The Collective: Addictry
Series: The Collective, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,350. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Another entry to "The Collective" series by Khali Raymond, he brings something even more vulnerable into the mix...addiction.
4:34
Series: Hourly, Book 2. Price: $4.43 USD. Words: 7,080. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
4:34. The following hour after 3:43. What can all of this mean? You can only find out once you read this.
3:43
Series: Hourly, Book 1. Price: $3.43 USD. Words: 6,980. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
3:43. What is the significance of this time? Only one could know once they open up this book...
Behind the Pen 0.5
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,180. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Khali goes back into his vault once more, digging up a series of journals he has written in throughout his early adolescence. He pieced together every single stitch to bring you "Behind the Pen 0.5."
Collective Thoughts of an Angry Black Teenager: Still F'n Angry
Series: Collective Thoughts, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,030. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Life stages / adolescence
Khali is back with the fourth entry in the "Collective Thoughts" series, and he's holding nothing back.
The Collective: Speeches
Series: The Collective, Book 10. Price: $3.25 USD. Words: 12,340. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Confidence and self-esteem, Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Another entry in this series that Khali fully expresses himself as himself, but this time he gives it to you in the form of speeches.
The Collective: Book of Poems 2
Series: The Collective, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,090. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Serving as a sequel to the first book that started the series, Khali has written more deeper and conscious poems.
Farewell, East Side
Price: $1.56 USD. Words: 4,200. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Life stages / adolescence
This is it. Khali is graduating from high school and with this new iteration, he makes that known in a touching way to fans.
The Collective: Vividtry
Series: The Collective, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,590. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Khali's largest and richest collection of poems is here in the next iteration of "The Collective" series.
Collective Thoughts of an Angry Black Teenager: Raymond's Rampage
Series: Collective Thoughts, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,420. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Life stages / adolescence
Welcome to the third entry of Raymond's "Collective Thoughts" series.
The Collective: Twisted Poems
Series: The Collective, Book 6. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Another mind blowing entry to "The Collective" series, which Khali has written extremely gritty and egocentric poems.
The Collective: Newer Poems
Series: The Collective, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Yet another entry to "The Collective" series, comes more poems.
To You, Girl: Broken Down
Series: Broken Down, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,240. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dating
The first entry to Khali's Broken Down series, in which he gives a broader background of the composition of various pieces he's written.
Collective Thoughts of an Angry Black Teenager: Rage Revisited
Series: Collective Thoughts, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,390. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Life stages / adolescence
Khali Raymond has returned with the sequel to "Collective Thoughts of an Angry Black Teenager" and he's even angrier this time around.
The Collective: Next Series of Poems
Series: The Collective, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,180. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
The fourth entry to "The Collective" series packs a punch which further expands on the strong and sincere style of Khali Raymond's writing in the form of poetry.
The Collective: More Poems
Series: The Collective, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,640. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Another addition to "The Collective" series, Khali has a bigger range of poems for you to read and interpret in your own manner.
The Collective: Book of Bars
Series: The Collective, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,380. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop
The second entry to "The Collective" series continues the trend of lots of unseen material that Khali hasn't revealed to the world.
The Collective: Book of Poems
Series: The Collective, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,880. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
The first entry in "The Collective" series, Khali comes around with a broad collection of poems.
Forlorn Swords: Spoken Word 2
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,640. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
Khali Raymond has yet another project on the table as he writes about a multitude of subjects that are in his life.
Reflections of the Pen: Spoken Word
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,970. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Khali Raymond is back again with another project as he pens a couple of spoken word pieces revolving around his life and writing itself.
Ghanport's Finest: A Fine Christmas
Series: Ballad Universe, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,500. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Ghanport's Finest is back again. A year after the events of "Ghanport's Finest," the newest power controlling the State of Ghanport must defend their position at the top of the hierarchy and save Christmas from being ruined forever.
Dear Father: A Heartfelt Letter
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,480. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Parenting / parent & adult child
Another heartfelt project by Khali Raymond in which he reflects on the impact of losing his father in an extensive letter penned directly to him.
To You, Girl
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,230. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dating
In "To You, Girl", another quality project by Khali Raymond, the true meaning of loving someone will be conveyed in this piece as Khali himself pours his heart out to someone he likes.
Collective Thoughts of an Angry Black Teenager
Series: Collective Thoughts, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Khali Raymond is back with another short project of his that'll open up your mind to something new and profound.
Behind the Pen
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 111,850. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
"Behind the Pen" tells a moving, yet gripping story of how Khali Raymond managed to publish eight books at the age of 17, in a matter of two years.
Ghanport's Finest
Series: Ballad Universe, Book 5. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 185,510. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
One of the most diverse and influencing urban tales on the market, "Ghanport's Finest" is a novel that anyone can laugh to, cry to, and smile at.
The Ballad of Sidney Hill 2
Series: Ballad Universe, Book 4. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 76,320. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
"The Ballad of Sidney Hill 2" is the full-fledged sequel to "The Ballad of Sidney Hill," with new and returning characters and a deeper and immersive narrative, destined to leave you craving for more.
Obsession
Series: Ballad Universe, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,890. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Urban
When you're the man who has it all, and you meet a woman who has it all, what can be the outcome? Not the outcome you're thinking...
The Undocumented Struggle
Series: Ballad Universe, Book 2. Price: $3.10 USD. Words: 26,360. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
From the author that brought you "The Ballad of Sidney Hill," comes another heart gripping tale in the saga of a world where yet again the criminality is at a brain boiling level.
The Ballad of Sidney Hill
Series: Ballad Universe, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,250. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
"The Ballad of Sidney Hill" is a gripping, provoking, and thoughtful tale that will capture the reader's mind, heart, body, and soul.