Sunday, April 4, 2010

A Sneak Peek into Kimberly Ranee Hicks' latest Novel, SILENT KNIGHT. . .

Hello Fans,

I know it's been quite some time since I recently wrote on my blog, and trust me, I have a very good reason for that~~I'm working on my latest novel, SILENT KNIGHT, which is a mystery.  What kind of mystery, you ask?  Well open your minds and take a walk back down memory lane to those of us who were children of the 70s.  The good ole 70s, where P-Funk was originated and copied today by many recording artists.

The 70s is where my love of music began to shape and mold my very existence, which still holds true today.  No matter what mood I'm in, I can find a song, the year, and the artist to match it!  Afros, bell-bottoms and platform shoes were the 70s style, along with the birth of Disco and strobe lights!  This is where my humble beginnings grabbed my attention, and why I decided to dedicate my newest novel to my childhood!


CLARENCE KNIGHT is a modern day film maker, doing it big out in Hollywood, California.  He worked with such greats as Will Smith and Spike Lee.  Clarence's best friend, Reggie, stayed in contact with him, and he summoned Clarence to come back home because Reggie's father is dying.  Mr. Dunn was a huge role model for Clarence, and he wanted to make sure to pay his last respects to a man he idolized as a child.

So, as much as it pained Clarence to return to his old neighborhood of Woodland Heights, which is the projects, he unwillingly does it anyway!  Once he arrives, he discovers that his old hood isn't quite the way it used to be when he and his family moved there 20 years prior.

While visiting with his best friend and catching up on old times, Clarence figured he could make the best of the trip by surprising his friend with a camera crew that is in the process of making a documentary about their lives in Woodland Heights, the way it was in the 70s!  However, Clarence also has another reason for wanting to do the documentary, which is finding out what happened to a kid he hung out with named Marcus Paige.  As the camera crew starts interviewing the people of Woodland Heights, it is becoming clear that there are some deep dark secrets that his old neighborhood possessed, and some extremely harsh realities Clarence will have to face.

The story will be told through six of Clarence's closest friends, including Reggie.  After all is revealed, will Clarence still remain friends with his old crew, and better yet, will what Clarence learns keep him Silent forever?!  Find out this summer~~SILENT KNIGHT~~a Novel, by Kimberly Ranee Hicks

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Happy Reading, and thanks again, for your support!