Urban fiction author and children’s writer Niki Jilvontae talks candidly about how hard living in her youth in the southern city nicknamed First 48, Memphis, TN has impacted her writing. Niki credits a family member as the force behind her drive to write, teaching Niki, how words can heal when your environment is hurting you. Niki Jilvontae takes her writing into the pain of urban life and shows how misguidance can take you into the most dangerous places in her book, A Long Way From Home. An advocate for autism, she applies her experiences to fiction for children.
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