Ketari Cole


Ketari Cole was born on the Southside of Chicago, IL. She found her love for poetry after reading the works of Gwendolyn Brooks and found her passion for writing while reading I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. Reading this book as a young girl changed her life.

She's been writing poetry and short stories since she was in elementary school. Her debut novel was published May 2017.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
My next project is a full novel entitled Terror Town which is dear to me because I relate very much to the main character.
Who are your favorite authors?
Dr. Maya Angelou
Mary B. Morrison
Bebe Moore Campbell
James Patterson
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Ketari Cole online

Where to buy in print


Terror Town: Childhood Interrupted The Amina Burns Chronicles
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 51,940. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When you rape a child, you kill the person they could have been….. Momma could've been a good mother. Maybe, if she hadn’t been raped as a child, she wouldn’t be addicted to drugs. Maybe, if she wasn’t a crackhead, she would've paid more attention to her children. Maybe my sister wouldn’t have become a mother at fifteen. Maybe I wouldn’t have been raped or tried to commit suicide at nine.
Poetic Bars & Random Thoughts
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 7,570. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2017. Categories: Poetry » Female authors, Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman
Poetry and thoughts along with the first chapter of the author's upcoming novel entitled Terror Town.

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