Born in 1984 and raised in both North Philadelphia and the Germantown sections of Philadelphia, Yani knew she would be a writer at a young age. Starting with short versions of her own Tom & Jerry stories at only 5, Yani put her skill and talent to use in her grade school classes by writing other short stories to entertain her teachers and peers. Poetry became an interest to her at the age of 13 when she discovered her ability to free-style lyrical flows. Her first poem "Incomplete Dream" was published in University City's High School newspaper, but her rise to small fame in the school came after performing one of her best poetic pieces during a high school talent show, being the only student to receive a standing ovation. Her poem "Why Tyrone Can't Read" is still remembered by students and staff who run into her almost 13 years later. Yani has performed her poetry on the local hip-hop and R&B radio station Power 99FM, and other open-mic nights throughout Philadelphia. Though her ability to combine rhymes and metaphors together comes easily, her desire to become a published novelist was stronger than anything else. She wrote A Thug's Redemption at the age of 15.

Where to find Yani online


Hoop Dreams Deflated
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 69,650. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
Read as Davion tells his story down to the final seconds of his fourth quarter when it's too late to determine if his suspicions were misplaced... as was his trust.
Terrors From Beyond
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,910. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Short horror stories, paranormal activities, supernatural, necromancy and demons from the far reaches of hell complete these breath taking tales. Be sure to leave the lights on!
A Thug's Life Revisited
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,570. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Mystery & detective
When the system you've sworn to serve and protect marks you for death; Jamal and D-Ball have no choice but to fight just as dirty as their brothers in blue are fighting if they wish to make it through the next 24 hrs.
Love's Deadly Masquerade
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,270. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman
Eric is Vanessa's first love... and possibly her last. After suffering abuse mentally, physically and sexually by the man she once believed was perfect, Vanessa makes an escape. But Eric won't rest until the last name on his murderous hit list is hers. Dive into this page turning psychological thriller centered around domestic violence and the toll it takes on a victim.
Obsessive Intimacies
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 69,310. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Literary Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
Sex, secrets, lies and obsession. Markel and Tierra have it all; love, stability, great careers and an awesome family. But when troubles on the inside become knowledge to the wrong people one the outside, secret affairs quickly turn into a deadly obsession. Be careful who you're creeping with!
A Thug's Redemption 3: The Wrath of Andre
Series: A Thug's Redemption, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,310. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Presumed dead for more than twenty years, Andre is back bringing a hail of bullets and leaving a trail of bodies in the EXPLOSIVE finale to this series.
A Thug's Redemption 2: Jamal's Return
Series: A Thug's Redemption, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,950. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman
Breath taking, page turning sequel to the original A Thug's Redemption. In this Urban Fiction Novel, everyone including Jamal, is expendable!
A Thug's Redemption
Series: A Thug's Redemption, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 146,840. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Not your typical "thug" in this urban fiction novel that tells the all too familiar story of inner city youths seduced by the profitable drug dealing business as a means to get out of poverty. But in this street lit "banger", Jamal's choices will cost him more than he is prepared to spend...