In a career spanning over two decades debut author, Edrea
Davis, has worked in all areas of communications management. She has
coordinated publicity for a host of high-profile celebrities and dignitaries;
her articles have been published in newspapers across the country; and she
produces dogonvillage.com, one of the
oldest community sites on the Internet. Previously, Davis served as executive
producer at a Los Angeles film company where she was responsible for the
production of national commercial campaigns, including Clio Award winning RE/MAX
Castle, shot in Canada, Egypt, and Fiji. Her distinguished work enabled her to
travel to Ghana, South Africa, The Netherlands, Switzerland and France for
several events focused on human rights issues. The New Jersey native was
educated at Georgia State University and currently lives in the Atlanta area.
She spends her spare time learning new facts from her brilliant grandchildren.
Pub. Date: September 2006
Format: Paperback, 224pp
Publisher: Dogon Village Books
New Novel Sheds Light on SNITCH Culture
Hip-hop meets civil rights in this riveting saga exposing the corrupt environment created by the government's use of snitches. The drama revolves around flamboyant nightclub owner, John 'JC' Powell. JC is ballin'. He's making more money than he can count, providing for his entire family, and on the verge of winning back the love of his life, Candace Banks. When he's arrested, convicted, and imprisoned based on the testimony of someone he trusted, JC struggles to clear his name and get back over two million dollars in assets seized by the government. As the pieces of the puzzle come together in a surprising courtroom drama, JC realizes that he is caught up in a ruthless game, playing against a criminal justice system set up to win by any means necessary. SnitchCraft juxtaposes the themes of family, spirituality, and social justice, against a backdrop of a popular Southern California nightclub and escalating gang violence.
The novel contains a unique 'After the Book Section' includes a reader's guide of discussion questions, prison statistics, tips to become civically engaged, and a resource guide with a list of organizations working to reform the criminal justice system.
Praise for 'SnitchCraft'
'I was nailed to my chair! This is a life lesson everyone needs to know. Be careful who you trust!"
'Foster V. Corder, Director "The Legend of Dolemite"
"A captivating street-life saga that brings the history of the game, as well as the questions of morals and values, to the surface."
'LaToya Foster, DC Radio & TV Talk Show Host
'Intrigue, treachery, lies - nothing is as it seems in this Powell family saga.'
'Victor Hobson, NY Jets
'SnitchCraft is a must-read book for a look at how the system can cause you to lose control of your own life. Kudos to the Powell family for empowering themselves through faith and prayer.'
'Cathy Harris, Author of 'How to Take Control of Your Own Life'
'SnitchCraft offers so many positive messages and historical facts. Edrea's research is very noticeable. This is a book that our children desperately need."
'Lee Charles, Author of The Truth About Lies I, II, and III
'Snitching on the snitches. Why Edrea, you crafty devil you!'
'Sharon J. Hill, 'NEWSMAKERs' Journal.com
'Edrea artfully weaves together a moving story of love, family, faith, and betrayal; while providing a birds-eye view of the corrupt environment created by the use of snitches.'
'Melanie L. Campbell, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
'A crash course in unmasking the divisions in African American society that make all strangers into potential enemies.'
'Asante Assata, Independent Black Film Festival