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Shakir Rashaan

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Shakir Rashaan currently lives in suburban Atlanta with his wife and two children. Rashaan’s catalog includes the series Chronicles of the Nubian Underworld and Deviant Intent, and two novels under the pen name Curtis Alexander Hamilton, titled All I Want… Is You and The Devil’s All-American. Other credits include several anthologies, including the bestselling Zane Presents Z-Rated: Chocolate Flava 3. You can see more of Rashaan at ShakirRashaan.com.

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Shakir Rashaan

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Shakir Rashaan currently lives in suburban Atlanta with his wife and two children. Rashaan’s catalog includes the series Chronicles of the Nubian Underworld and Deviant Intent, and two novels under the pen name Curtis Alexander Hamilton, titled All I Want… Is You and The Devil’s All-American. Other credits include several anthologies, including the bestselling Zane Presents Z-Rated: Chocolate Flava 3. You can see more of Rashaan at ShakirRashaan.com.

Credit: John Crooms Photography

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Author Revealed

Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. Does that stuff really happen in your novels?

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. The Lord of the Rings...

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Invest in an editor, it will take you farther than anything else in the publishing business.

Q. Where did you go to high school and/or college?

A. Frederick Douglass High School in Atlanta, University of Tennessee, and University of Phoenix

Author Voices

May 12, 2014

I thought about when I first became a story teller:

When I was eight years old, my grandfather gave me a book to read:

The Uncle Remus Tales

I remember when he gave it to me, he asked me if I could understand the story that was being told as I read it. I didn't want to disappoint him, so of course I said yes, not really knowing if he would ask me a slew of questions when I finished the book or not.

By the time I got done with Br'er Rabbit and the stuff that he got into, I was hyper to tell my grandfather about the book.

But he didn't want a book report.

He wanted me to tell the tales in my own words.

You... see more

July 15, 2013

Good Monday morning, folks, I hope you like the new location, I'm still trying to decorate a little bit and get a feel for the place, but I think I like it.

I decided to re-boot my blog by starting with my very first marination...with a few additions because of the new level I'm on the verge of reaching...

*Exhaling*... okay, here goes...

When I created my pseudonym, I did so with a few things in mind.

I wanted my name to mean something significant.

I wanted something that reflected what I felt inside, something that I drew strength and comfort from.

Finally, I wanted to embrace the essence of the name that I... see more

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