Shannon Holmes is a Top 100 AALBC.com Bestselling Author Making Our List 6 Times
Shannon Holmes was born and raised in the Bronx New York. Holmes’ entrance into the literary world was anything but ordinary.
Armed with a G.E.D. and the desire to change his life, Holmes crafted his first novel and signed his first literary contract from prison, while serving a five-year sentence for various drug convictions. This was truly an amazing feat when you consider that Holmes had never even written a short story in his life. He truly made the best of a bad situation.
He first achieved success with his first novel, B-more Careful, which sold a half a million copies within one year. This may not sound like a lot of to the general public, but in the literary world, Holmes is platinum. By producing such lofty sales numbers, Holmes was able to parlay the success of his first novel into a two book, six figure deal, with publishing giant Simon & Schuster.
Avoiding the sophomore jinx, Holmes crafted the critically acclaimed Bad Girlz, which sold fifty thousand copies in its first week. His next novel, Never Go Home Again, received great reviews. With this he achieved yet another milestone, he became the first author of the street genre to have his novel printed in hardcover.
Holmes then signed an even bigger deal publishing deal with St. Martin’s Press, it was rumored to be in the high six figures, for two novels.
Shannon Holmes is co-publisher of Triple Crown Publications.