Press Room for
The Street Life Series®

Kevin M. Weeks, Author




AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

Year Category Novel Result

2011

Mom’s Choice Award
(Young Adult Historical Fiction Category - Silver)
momschoiceawards.com

Entangled In Freedom

Recipient

Moonbeam’s Children Award
(Young Adult Fiction - Historical/Cultural – Bronze)
moonbeamawards.com

Entangled In Freedom

Won

New York Book Festival (Wild Card)
Newyorkbookfestival.com

Entangled In Freedom

Honorable Mention

New England (Wild Card)
newenglandbookfestival.com

Entangled In Freedom

Honorable Mention

2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
(African American Category)
Sponsored by Marilyn Allen, Literary Agent and Advisor

Entangled In Freedom

Finalist

IPPY Awards (Fiction)
independentpublisher.com

Entangled In Freedom

Nominated

Benjamin Franklin Awards
IBPA, Independent Book Publishers Association

Entangled In Freedom

Nominated

2010

Bonnie Blue Society Award
Sponsored by the Sons of Confederate Veterans
International Headquarters in Columbia, Tennessee

Entangled In Freedom

Inducted

2009

African American Pavilion
at BookExpo America
Urban Book Series Award
Founders: Tony Rose, Amber Communications Group, Inc.,
and Adrienne Ingrum, Adrienne Ingrum, L.L.C.

The Street Life Series Decorated
2008

London Book Festival (Genre-Based)
londonbookfestival.com

Is It Passion or Revenge? Won

National Best Book Awards
(African American Fiction)
usabooknews.com

Is It Passion or Revenge? Finalist

New York Book Festival (Wild Card)
Newyorkbookfestival.com

Is It Passion or Revenge? Honorable Mention

Beach Book Festival (Fiction) beachbookfestival.com

Is It Passion or Revenge? Honorable Mention

IPPY Awards (Fiction) independentpublisher.com

Is It Passion or Revenge? Nominated
2007

Best New Breakout Urban Author of the Year 2006
YOUnity Guild of America, Heather Covington Founder
disilgold.com

Is It Suicide or Murder? Won

2007 New York Book Festival (Wild Card) newyorkbookfestival.com

Is It Suicide or Murder? Won

IPPY Awards (Fiction)
independentpublisher.com

Is It Suicide or Murder? Nominated

2007 Hollywood Book Festival (Fiction) hollywoodbookfestival.com

Is It Suicide or Murder? Honorable Mention

2007 Do It Yourself Book Festival (Fiction)
diyconvention.com

Is It Suicide or Murder? Honorable Mention

Writers Digest 15 th International Self-Published Book Awards (Genre)
writersdigest.com

Is It Suicide or Murder? Nominated
2006

Benjamin Franklin Awards
PMA, Independent Book Publishers Association

Is It Suicide or Murder? Nominated




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MEDIA COVERAGE

Year

Category

Novel

2011


The US Review of Books
Peter M. Fitzpatrick, Book Reviewer

Entangled In Freedom:
A Civil War Story


Publishers Weekly March 28, 2011 Front Cover
(Print Media)

Entangled In Freedom:
A Civil War Story

2010

Publishers Weekly March 1, 2010 Front Cover
(Print Media)

Is It Rags or Riches?

Library Journal
The Word on Street Lit

Is It Rags or Riches?

The US Review of Books
Peter M. Fitzpatrick, Book Reviewer

Is It Rags or Riches?

San Francisco Book Review
(Online & Print Media)

Is It Rags or Riches?

Urbania
Urban Literature & Art Magazine
(Online Interview)

Is It Rags or Riches?

London Book Festival
(Book Review)

Is It Passion or Revenge?

2009

Publishers Weekly Issue 9 Front Cover
(Print Media)

Is It Passion or Revenge?

2008

Colorlines Magazine
The Rise of Street Literature By Almah LaVon Rice
(Print Media)

Is It Passion or Revenge?

Library Journal
The Word on Street Lit No. 1

Is It Passion or Revenge?

Conversations Live! with C.A. Webb
Founder of Conversations Book Club

The Street Life Series

Read by Lips Project
Conversations Book Club

The Street Life Series

Interview with Books2Mention

The Street Life Series

Book Review Booking Matters Magazine
(Print Media Only)

The Street Life Series

2007

Book Review by Heather Covington
Founder of YOUnity Guild of America

Is It Suicide or Murder?

Book Review by James Lisbon
Founder of Awareness Magazine

Is It Suicide or Murder?

Book Review by Daniel Marcou
Founder of StreetFiction.org

Is It Suicide or Murder?

Interview by LaShaunda Hoffman Founder and Publisher of Shades of Romance Magazine
(SORMAG)

Is It Suicide or Murder?

Interview with Delores Thorton Columnist for Blackrefer.com

Is It Suicide or Murder?

Book Review by Simon Barrett
(Canada)

Is It Suicide or Murder?

Book Review Booking Matters Magazine (Print Media Only)

Is It Suicide or Murder?

2006

Interview by Xlibris Corporation

Is It Suicide or Murder?




THE BOOK COLLECTION



MISSION STATEMENT

The Street Life Series is a collection of Urban Crime Fiction novels authored by Kevin M. Weeks. The Series is designed to (1) highlight the importance of the collaboration between publishing, the arts, and entertainment industries; (2) bridge the gap between urban readers and readers of mystery, (3) incorporate old school wisdom in the storyline, and (4) inspire those who are discouraged to never give up and to continue to follow their dreams. Visit stayoffthestreets.org.

To find out more about the urban backdrop, read “ Street World: Urban Art and Culture From Five Continents” by Roger Gastman, Caleb Neelon and Anthony Smyrski, with drawings by Alex Lukas. The Street Life Series® aims to raise awareness that “the street life” is rich in common artistic themes and embraces diversity across the globe.


AUDIENCE

Adult Readers, who through fiction love to travel to new places and to experience life from different perspectives.

THE STREET LIFE SERIES

Xlibris Corporation (Publisher) book award-winning
African-American author Kevin M. Weeks
***releases an urban crime fiction book series, The Street Life Series.***

Is It Suicide or Murder? Book Reviews (1st 6 Months of Series Launch 2006)

Homicide, February 10, 2007
"Weeks has a great concept with this series…"
Reviewer: CandaceK of THE RAWSISTAZ Reviewers


Taking it to the Streets, December 26, 2006
"...I look forward to the second part."
Reviewer: LaDonna at OOSA Online Book Club "O.O.S.A."

Publisher Book Description.

Kevin M. Weeks introduces a new series of steamy, suspenseful, and realistic drama from the streets. In the novel, Teco Jackson joins the Strictly Business (SB) Crew and gets the alias Homicide from the SB Crew boss, Mujaheed Bashi Fiten. When Bashi promotes Homicide to be his right hand man, Homicide gets into a major power struggle with the only female and toughest SB Crew member, Gail Indigo Que, a.k.a. GQ. Living an eventful life from cars, women, and money seemed promising for Homicide until there is a major take down.

After getting out of jail, Homicide's mission is to find out where Bashi disappeared. Back on the streets of Philly, Homicide hears lots of talk about Bashi's whereabouts and the names of those who are involved. Will Homicide and GQ set aside their differences to discover the truth? Now Homicide is on a binge to find who snatched up his boss and to pay them back in a way that no one would ever think. The street life, is it suicide or murder?



THE STREET LIFE SERIES – BOOK 2
Weeks, Kevin M. The Street Life Series: Is Passion or Revenge?. Philadelphia, PA: Xlibris, 2008.

Is It Passion or Revenge? Book Review and Highlights (1st 6 Months of Book Launch 2008)

The Street Life Series: Is It Passion or Revenge? is Featured in:

 

Publisher Book Description.

When the pieces of a masterfully crafted puzzle are scattered all over Washington D.C. and P.G. County Maryland, quick witted and statuesque D.C. Detective Hanae Troop must uncover who is responsible for leaving colorful deadly weapons at each crime scene. The killer, who goes by the name of The Paradox, is on a mission to murder D.C.’s #1 male exotic dancers, all for a personal vendetta that stretches all the way back to Philadelphia.
There is national attention because of a highly visible protest right in the middle of the U.S. Capitol lawn. For sure, the Feds are out to take over the case from D.C.’s Homicide Division. The outstanding reputation of the department rests on the shoulders of Detective Troop. Will she discover that the killings are tied to Teco Jackson, who is known as a snitch in the City of Brotherly Love? Or will Detective Troop find that these crimes stem from a jealous rage?
One thing is certain. Teco is wedged in the middle of the Chocolate City’s most infamous murders; and Detective Troop has to decide if she is going to cuff Teco or protect him. Ultimately, she finds herself in a strange predicament when she comes face to face with The Paradox. The question remains, are these crimes of passion or revenge?

 

THE STREET LIFE SERIES – BOOK 3

Is It Rags or Riches? Highlights (1st 6 Months of Book Launch 2009)

The Street Life Series: Is It Passion or Revenge? is Featured in:

  • Library Journal The Word on Street Lit
  • Publishers Weekly March 1, 2010

 

Publisher Book Description.

As Washington, D.C.’s quick-witted Detective Hanae Troop crosses over the Georgia state line into historical Civil War territory, she must determine what new game the delusional serial killer, The Paradox, is now playing. Not wanting her assistance, Atlanta Detective Paul Yeomans must come to terms with Detective Troop helping him protect the south’s “Phoenix City.”

Even though the Washington D.C. tabloids surmise that Teco Jackson was slain by The Paradox, the Feds are anxious to prove that Teco is still alive. Feeling double-crossed, The Paradox elevates his deadly game to a new level by sabotaging anyone who has started a new life by leaving the Strictly Business (SB) drug crew. For those determined to succeed despite the odds, is it rags or riches?

Xlibris Corporation (Publisher) book award-winning
African-American author Kevin M. Weeks
***releases an urban crime fiction book series, The Street Life Series.***


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CONTACT INFORMATION

Author Address:
Kevin M. Weeks, Author
2451 Cumberland Parkway
Suite 3279
Atlanta, GA 30339-6157
email: info@thestreetlifeseries.com

Publisher Address:
Xlibris Corporation
1663 Liberty Drive
Suite 200
Bloomington, IN 47403
email: MarketingServices@Xlibris.com
Phone: Phone 888.795.4274
Fax : 610.915.0294


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