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Elijah R. Freeman
CEO | URBAN AINT DEAD

Elijah R. Freeman is from Riverdale, Georgia and is quickly becoming known as "The Future of Urban Fiction." Having experienced the trenches on both the streets and behind the wall, he gives you specifics, a far cry from the general tales of hoodlife the urban genre has become accustomed to.

 

In 2011 he was inspired to write Urban Fiction after reading "Trust No Man" by LockDown Publications C.E.O CA$H. After many rejected manuscripts, he signed with TMA and in 2017 he released his debut novel, "To Live With No One To Love." Encouraged by his writing mentor Thomas Habersham (Author of "Circle of Death"), he took up a correspondence course with Stratford Career Institute and after obtaining his Creative Writing Diploma, he signed his first traditional contract alongside the Urban face who had inspired him as a juvenile. He hopes to deliver a positive message to his generation in a way that they'll receive, and to prove without contradiction that Urban Fiction is alive and well.

 

​Writing was never my dream. I just found myself at a point in my life where it was all I had," he says. "The sky was the limit, and I reached for it." Elijah R. Freeman is working hard on his second trilogy with Lockdown Publications and is building the brand for his own company, URBAN AINT DEAD.

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Meet The Authors

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Diva B. 

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Lou Garden Price, Sr. 

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Author Raw

Lou Garden Price, Sr., wrote his first manuscript in 1987 after becoming fascinated with stories he'd read by Donald Goines, Iceberg Slim, and many other Holloway House Publication classics.

 

 Having had a mother and stepfather who fiercely believed in a quality education, Lou attended Parochial/Montessori schools which provided him with a strong writing background.  Lou graduated from the Canisius College of Buffalo with an Associates degree in liberal arts and social sciences. He pursued his Bachelor's degree at H. Lehman College in the Bronx.  

 

From April 11, 2001, and all throughout his incarceration he has used his school education and his street education to create story after story.  His last novel--SOSAFROMSCARFACE:The Saga Begins--was his 18th novel and his proudest time as Author. Entertainment lawyer Nina M. Riley, Esq. (Free Agent Music Group); actor Chandra Bozelko (Orange is the New Black); and heavy hitting author Kwame "DUTCH" Teague are among a few who congratulated him on a phenomenal and gutsy work.

 

Lou's series "HITTAZ" was picked up by Elijah R. Freeman, CEO of Urban Aint Dead Publishing. Other publishers are trying to snatch him up but he says they can try all they want because he belongs to the U.A.D. Family now. HITTAZ Books 1, 2 & 3 are already written and the story breathes new life into a mediocre industry. The FOREWORD BY DUTCH says it all.

 

 Lou is currently incarcerated at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, Delaware, where he is working on HITTAZ 4 as of December 2021. He can easily be contacted via the prison's tablet system:

 

www.gettingout.com/create account. Or by snail mail:  

Lou Garden Price, Sr., SBI #00454309,

1181 Paddock Road, JTVCC

Smyrna, DE 19977

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Toola

Born and raised in the Mid West, Toola is a freelance writer, essayist, poet, former gang member, hustler, and CEO/Founder of the now defunct music production company, "Lethal Weapon Entertainment." He has an Associates Degree in General Education and is the Founder of Apprised Prisoner Publications, with several pieces of writing published in the field of small press.

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Derrick Rollins

From the trenches and park benches to finding a way out through writing street novels, Derrick 'Tha Truth' Rollins managed to maintain a strong mind and focus on getting out of prison for good. Writing urban novels helped him maintain his sanity, and he's perfecting his craft by writing and delivering quality street literature to every hood. Derrick's focus is making the best out of life and persuing his dream of becoming a New York Times Bestseller and one of the greatest to ever touch a pad and pen.

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Eliza Williams 

Eliza Williams is a hot new pen in Urban Fiction, and the proud mother of two handsome sons. Born and raised in Morgan City, Louisiana by her grandparents, she gave her life to Christ and became an active member in her church home at an early age.

 

Growing up, she enjoyed reading and listening to music, and is still an avid reader to this day. She’s always had a passion for writing, but was afraid of putting herself up to the challenge.

Due to poor choices and wrong doing in her life, she eventually ended up in prison. While sitting behind bars, she challenged herself to write a book. Successfully completing the challenge, she submitted her book to URBAN AINT DEAD and was accepted. With the grace of God, she trusts that He will guide her to a life of true and pure success!

Author Raw is a phenomenal new up and coming author who was born Julius Underhill. With more than just one trilogy written already proves that he has more than a story to tell. 

 

Raised his whole life up and down the East Coast from the streets of New Jersey to South Carolina allowed him to adapt to his surroundings. His desire for the finer things in life and fast money landed him in prison for the mistakes he made at a young age.

 

Instead of allowing prison to break him, he took matters into his own hands and reformed himself, taking over 73 educational courses such as, Starting your own businesses, business management, Real Estate investing, money smart, basic and advance Spanish, victims impact, Entrepreneur courses, promotion and marketing to creative writing. Julius found his passion in writing books in 2011. He's been writing every since. 

 

When he's not writing books he's doing the things that he love: exercising, writing music and poetry, designing clothes for his clothing line, studying to further his education and preparing for his release date that's right around the corner. Keep a close eye out for him because he's sure to take the urban book world by surprise.

Diva B. was born, in April, 07 1975, on the south side of Chicago, Illinois. She’s the oldest of two male siblings. Since, Diva was a little girl, she has always dreamed of being a writer. As a young girl, Diva wrote countless plays, short stories, and silly poems.

 At the age of nineteen, Diva was charged with a crime that would change her life forever. Although, Diva, has been incarcerated for over two decades, it is her personal desire, to see that she as well, as others, move from where they are in life to where they need to be in life.

 Diva, aspires to be a living example to anyone who has gone through a tough journey…especially individuals in custody, and ex-individuals in custody. Your past does not define who you are today.

 During her incarceration, Diva, has graduated from college with honors. At one point, she was on the Dean’s list. Recently, Diva, earned her Associates Degree in Liberal studies.

 Diva is aware that writing is her precious gift from God, and she is determined to see to it that her gifts and talents that the Lord has bestowed upon her does not lie dormant. Over the years, Diva, has often been asked how she manages to do so much time and still maintains her sanity: “Ambitions and most of all…dignity,” Diva replies.

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Juhnell Morgan

Juhnell Morgan is a native of Chicago but has been in the streets of many cities. Currently he is serving time where he is trying to change the story of his life. Most of his time is spent writing and trying to gain his freedom.

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