It’s the last day of the male authors of colour promo and line up, I’ve run out of men! More than twenty-five have graced my blogs over the last two weeks. For today, let’s meet ‘Urban King’ #8 Julian Foster. From what I know about this author, he is a deeply spiritual man, and someone who is very in-tune with his African descent. I love this about him from conversations that I’ve had. He seems to be a man who is drawn to the esoteric, unusual and all things philosophical. At the time of writing this, Author Julian Foster has one debut novel published on Amazon, with some wonderful reviews.
Star sign: Aries
Hobbies: Hobbies: Indie Movies/Reading Photography
Meet The Author
Julian Foster is a novelist from Rochester, New York. He began his writing career as a spoken word artist under the stage name Tearz, performing with his group The Vagabonds. Julian has been in gangs, gone to jail, and has now come full circle. He hopes to bridge people from different walks of life through the power of the written, visual, and performance arts.
Sixteen-year-old Ketasia (Ke-Ke) M. Singleton thinks she has it all figured out, trading her body for weed and head-bread to keep up appearances on her block. When Ke-Ke catches the eye of Cry, a mid-level, lesbian drug dealer, she finally sees a chance to step up to the next level and learn how to make some steady paper.
Though Ke-Ke’s need to appear in charge of herself leads to a quick rise in social status, her temper and misused intelligence also leave a wake of destruction in her path, putting her life and the lives of those she loves in danger. Will she wake up before it’s too late?
Told with unflinching rawness, Before I Wake is at once a devastatingly and profoundly believable portrait of the psychological and emotional nuances of a sixteen-year-old girl in the gauntlet of the inner city.
“I would like to introduce you to. This author may be new to the literary scene but writes like a seasoned vet. His vivid imagery puts the reader right in the action on the pages. will be around from now on. He’s got next.” – Sa’id Salaam (Author of the Dope Girl series)