THE STREET LIFE SERIES
by Kevin M. Weeks
The Street Life Series is categorized under the Book Industry Standards and Communications (BISAC) subject codes of African American Mystery & Detective Fiction and Crime Fiction.
Kevin M. Weeks pens The Street Life Series using old fashion writing tools—a legal pad and ink pen.
From draft to finished manuscript, the writing process entails an average of 600 handwritten pages in over 1800 hours per year.
"[Kevin M. Weeks] has delicately balanced some of the most authentic street language ever written without ever using the N-word! Also, he includes a parental advisory at the beginning of the book—an interesting idea, but it might be more of a draw for teens than a discouragement. Regardless, it’s the first time I have ever seen it on a street fiction book," states Daniel Marcou, Librarian (streetfiction.org).
Book Reviewers, such as Writer’s Digest, state that Weeks has established a writing style of his own.
Weeks continues to embrace arts and entertainment, not only in book cover design but also in his storytelling because there is an ongoing need to preserve the arts.
As a result of Weeks' tenacity, his sophomore novel, Is It Passion or Revenge?, was reviewed in the first Library Journal "The Word on Street Lit" news article.
THE STREET LIFE SERIES YOUTH EDITION
by Ann DeWitt & Kevin M. Weeks
YOUNG ADULT HISTORICAL FICTION
The first book in the The Street Life Series Youth Edition is titled Entangled in Freedom, which is categorized under the Book Industry Standards and Communications (BISAC) subject codes of Young Adult Historical Fiction.
Research for The Street Life Series Youth Edition is conducted in the field at historical sites.
This series explores human experiences behind United States history.
The book Entangled in Freedom: A Civil War Story is cataloged in the Major General William D. McCain Library at the Sons of Confederate Veterans International Headquarters in Columbia, Tennessee.
Mom’s Choice Awards® named the debut novel Entangled In Freedom: A Civil War Story by Ann DeWitt and Kevin M. Weeks among the best in family-friendly media, products and services for young adult historical fiction.
The Street Life Series Awards (Crime Fiction)
- African-American Pavilion at BookExpo America Award
- New York Book Festival Award
- MosiacBooks.com Bestseller List
- London Book Festival Award
The Street Life Series Youth Edition (Young Adult Historical Fiction): Entangled In Freedom
- Mom's Choice Awards, Best in Family-Friendly Media, Products, and Services for Young Adult Historical Fiction
- Moonbeam Children's Award
- Sons of Confederate Veterans Bonnie Blue Society Award