Marion Barry, Jr., a four-term mayor of Washington, DC, has dedicated forty years of his life to public service, living by the motto “always fighting for the people.” He has published more than twenty books on African-American people and culture, including five New York Times bestselling novels. He is an NAACP Image Award Winner in Outstanding Literature, a popular national speaker, and a strong advocate of urban literacy. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.
New York Times bestselling author Omar Tyree is the winner of the 2001 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work—Fiction, and the 2006 Phillis Wheatley Literary Award for Body of Work in Urban Fiction. His books include Boss Lady, Diary of a Groupie, Leslie, Just Say No!, For the Love of Money, Sweet St. Louis, Single Mom, A Do Right Man, and Flyy Girl. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Learn more at OmarTyree.com.