An interracial couple flees across states after a confrontation turns deadly at a gas station.
The “Ungrateful” Book Trailer
My brother and I collaborated on my book trailer, and it turned out amazing! This trailer truly embodied the mood and aesthetic of the novel. My brother, Ken Nelson Jr., is an award-winning filmmaker and editor, with an even more impressive resume. You can learn more about his work at http://www.raymediacreative.com. https://youtu.be/cTYixhPgtsA https://read.amazon.com/kp/card?asin=B08R8FNFW2&preview=inline&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_YWVZG89NN60EX5HXQ4B3
Book Cover for “Ungrateful”
When I designed this cover, I thought about embodying the story through color, font style, and composition. The colors red, black, and white are important to this story in terms of the story’s overall mood and its moral, Alimah’s music, and spirituality. I remember showing this cover to a close friend, and he told me,... Continue Reading →
Creating Alimah: Intro
Alimah is the main character of my novel Ungrateful. She is a singer-songwriter, composer, and producer that was signed to Aten from 2006-2015. She recorded music in the genres of alternative rock, industrial rock, R&B, and funk. Starting out as an R&B singer and dancer, she has transitioned into rock alternative on her sophomore album, showcasing... Continue Reading →
Alimah (Final Part)
In the final part of this short story series, Alimah gets the big break she prayed for.
Alimah (Part Three)
Alimah records her rock demo for the first time, while she copes with her parents being in rehab.
Alimah (Part Two)
While Alimah's father is away from home for the weekend, she goes to her first punk concert with her oldest sister. Teenage experimentation goes wrong but Alimah leaves the concert empowered.
Alimah (Part One)
Part One: the story of how a child prodigy, trained in classical and jazz music, developed dreams of rock music success after mastering the guitar. Simultaneously, she grows up in an extremely dysfunctional household amid sibling rivalry, an adulterous and drug-abusing mother, and a famous jazz musician father who is always touring and barely home.