After spending her childhood in Georgia, growing up in Alabama, and earning a degree from the University of South Carolina, Kiara just considers herself from the south. She fits about 90 percent of the millennial stereotype and is totally responsible for killing multiple industries. She has dabbled in visual storytelling and is an award winning and Emmy nominated video producer. She continues to follow her passion of storytelling through different forms of media. Parallel University is her first novel.
Hazel Ashwell is from Bridgecrest—better known as RICHcrest— where the cars are big, the houses are bigger, and absolutely no one looks like her because she's black. Hazel was adopted three days after her birth. Her privileged lifestyle is all she's ever known. It's almost as if she doesn't know what it means to be black. She decides to enroll in an HBCU to get a crash course in black culture.