“Right from the first chapter, this tale captured my rapt attention. As each day unfolded, and the boys became deeper and deeper embedded in the fate of a neighboring city in trouble, I was on the edge of my seat, fearing not only for their safety, but their sanity as well. This story has a supernatural thread that weaves in and out, and finally ties the whole thing together to a surprising end. It’s appeal transcends the generational dynamic. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in an exciting adventure story. I loved it!”
Moonwalker, The Masquerade Crew
K.N. Smith is an award-winning author, 7-time publisher, and screenwriter. She is a passionate advocate of youth development, family literacy, and arts and enrichment programs throughout the world. She continues to inspire students of all ages to reach their highest potential in their literary, artistic, and educational pursuits. Her creative, lyrical flair sweeps across pages that twist, turn, and grind through elements of action-adventure and urban fantasy in diverse, exciting, edge-of-your-seat narratives. She states, “My hope is that The Urban Boys will spark imagination in a wide variety of readers while elevating global literacy efforts. It’s important that we have diverse families of readers for generations to come.”
The Urban Boys, was awarded “Best of” in the category “Outstanding Young Adult Novel” at the Jessie Redmon Fauset Book Awards at the 10th Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair in August 2016. The book fair, voted one of LA’s best annual book festivals, attracts over 200 authors, poets, spoken word artists, storytellers, performers, and literary/educational exhibitor participants – and boasts an audience of over 5,000.
K.N. Smith has over twenty years’ experience in writing, communications, and creative design as an award-winning communications consultant and author. She is the Founder of Mental Health California™, her signature nonprofit community initiative. She is also a gardening enthusiast and makes all kinds of homemade ice cream and other treats. She lives with her family in California.