Travis Hunter is an author, songwriter and father. The Hearts of Men was self-published in 2000 by Hunter's own company, Jimrose Publishing House. During the 2000 Book Expo America in Chicago, Hunter was signed by Random House's imprint, Villard Books for the re-release of The Hearts of Men, Married but Still Looking and Trouble Man.
During his tour of duty in the military, he discovered his interest in music, ultimately writing his first song for a Sony recording artist. Always an avid reader, Hunter parlayed his interest in music into a passion for story-telling that led to his critically acclaimed debut novel.
Hunter lives in a suburb outside of Atlanta with his son Rashaad. He is the founder of the "Hearts of Men Foundation," through which he mentors underprivileged children.
On The Come Up
Reading level: Ages 13 and up
High school students DeMarco and Kyle couldn’t be more
different, but each seems to have what the other wants. And on a
rough night in the ’hood, it’s suddenly unclear whether there’s
enough room on the streets for both of them…
The Hard Way
Family Sin: A Novel
Paperback: 224 pages
Karim Spencer, raised in the home of a bootlegger in a
run-down neighborhood, has gone on to become a successful
businessman with a tony home, a beautiful girlfriend, and a son.
But memories of tragedy and betrayal have kept him entrenched in
the past, as have the living reminders of his former life,
including his down-on-her-luck sister, Nadiah; JaQuan, Nadiah's
thugged-out teenage son; and Karim's older brother, Omar,
serving a life sentence for a crime he didn't commit.
Something to Die For
Publisher: One World/Ballantine
Nasir Lassiter is a college basketball star with a promising future'until a
murder rap lands him in prison with a life sentence. Without hope, Nasir shuts
down. But after five years he's suddenly free and surprised to see how much the
outside world has changed.
Trouble Man: A Novel
"Highly Recommended --
and y'all know I don't recommend much!" -Eric Jerome
Dickey, bestselling author of Thieves' Paradise
Growing up on Philadelphia's gritty streets, Jermaine Banks was used to fighting but lately life has been throwing him hooks and jabs he's never been prepared to deal with. Almost thirty years old, with a three-year-old son who worships the ground he walks on, a pregnant girlfriend whose family hates every breath he takes, and a slain best friend for whose death he feels responsible for, Jermaine realizes its time to change. But can he step up to the challenge, or will continue to be a Trouble Man?
For Calvin Sharpe, time is running out. He is living
proof that money is the root of all evil. He sacrificed his family for his
pursuit of the almighty dollar and used money to solve all his problems. But now
his two biggest secrets -- shady business dealings and an abandoned child --
have been exposed, and his bank account can't save him. When both his family and
the FBI demand answers, Calvin goes on the run. After hitting rock bottom, he
decides to its time to stop running and face his responsibilities'to both the
law and his family, including the son he left behind.
Married But Still
Looking: A Novel
Women have flocked to Genesis Styles ever since he was a teenager. He's a
good-looking, smooth-talking former pro-basketball player, but he has a problem:
He has never been satisfied with just one woman. Then he meets Terri and
everything changes. Sort of.
Hearts of Men
Tall, dark, and handsome, Prodigy Banks goes from being a ladies' man with a
shady past to being a man any mother would be proud to call her son. But when
his past life of gratuitous sex and violence threatens his newfound
respectability, decisions need to be made. Will he make a man's choice or a
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