Brandon Dewitt McCalla was born in Brooklyn New York in 1971. He was always an intense reader starting with Marvel Comic books, but a copy of J.R.R.Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings collecting dust on the book self in the living room was the true catalyst that set off the spark that would eventually make him an author. Once he graduated from high school and began his freshman year of college he also began to write his first novel. He graduated with a bachelor of arts in English and put his writing endeavors aside to dabble in the music industry co owning his own record label and producing music. The music industry is a cold and harsh environment and Brandon felt more incubated with the way his thoughts weaved stories and realized that his true love was what he started college doing as a simple hobby.
McCalla considers himself more a science fiction/fantasy writer. However, his first published novel Diamond Drought, book one in his Diamond Series trilogy, is pure street fiction ' an ode to the hip hop community. He specifically wrote the gangsta soap opera for people who love the culture and want an entertaining and fast paced read. Something for the train when you're on it early in the morn; something to spark that day off before work or college...
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Format: Paperback, 224pp
Pub. Date: November 2004
Rich was once your typical drug-dealing street hustler with dreams of the music industry and chrome rims that keep spinning even when the car stops.
Now he has finally anteed up. He's acquired a new whip, more technology for his producing endeavors, and a less visibly active grip on his lucrative drug empire. He has bigger sights and a more legitimate dream ahead of him.
Rich has grown weary of all the drug doings and bullet dodging. He secretly wants out of the game and has situated a financial endeavor with his partner Afta that will possibly pull him out of the grind.
Rich's plan seemed so simple'continue to produce the hottest beats and drop that album he's been working on with the Legacy clique so he can buy that huge, capacious home his woman Leaya has her sights on. She always gets what she wants.
But someone doesn't want that to happen. Someone in Rich's past wants him dead. An old nemesis that's just as cagey and smart as he is. Someone who knows Rich just as well as he knows himself'
DIAMOND DROUGHT walks you through a Hip Hop Soap Drama circled around Rich's filthy existence with an incredible supporting cast and host of characters'
The hazel-eyed thug Major
The Prada brat Anna
The black Erika Kane Shantel
And the enigmatic Pimp Willie Green
With a cameo appearance by the Dark Man himself DMX'
DIAMOND DROUGHT, Book One of the Diamond Series.
Walk with them'