Meet Author Untamed
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About the Author
Hailing from Albany, GA, Untamed is a multi-genre fiction author who accredits her early education in magnet school programs for her creative mind and passion for the literary field. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland University College and is an honored member of Sigma Alpha Pi.
Untamed first found a love of writing as a young child through her love of reading. It was the novel entitled, Coming of Age by Lorri Hewitt that truly inspired Untamed and became the flame that ignited her introduction to the pen and pad.
Untamed's writing journey began at thirteen years old with poetry, spoken word and short stories. Throughout her high school and college years, she received many accolades for her writing ability to include the Coca-Cola Young Writers Award and honorable mention in the Sandhills Writers’ Conference.
Best known for her gritty yet flavorful language, Untamed brings about knowledge and support through real life, every day stories with highly animated and lifelike characters. Her powerful words and straight up, no-chaser verbiage delivers punches that will leave you screaming for more.
In 2012, Untamed released her debut novel entitled, Never Again…No More through One Karma Publishing to rave reviews. Untamed’s work has been featured in several print ads including SWAG Magazine CA and Kontrol Magazine. Untamed has also had several author features and interviews including noteworthy interviews with NTUNED Radio Show, The Morning Cook Up Show, and Diamond's Literary World.
Since that time, Untamed has become a self-published author and penned ten novels to date. She was also a contributor to Loving Black Men An Anthology, for which proceeds are donated to the NAACP. Her work has also been featured in several magazines including Precious Stones and Soul Say On Universal Languages Issue 3. Her second novel entitled, Never Again…No More II: Getting Back to Me broke into the Amazon Top 100 for Literature- Fiction becoming an official Amazon Bestseller.
Her diligent work led to a budding opportunity as a writer and interviewer with SWAG Magazine CA and SWAG Magazine Souf based out of the Bay Area in California. Her interviewees and write-ups include Hollywood Pompeii, DJ N-Fluence (a budding DJ from Australia) and Hazel E from VH1's Love & Hip Hop Hollywood, just to name a few.
She is also a dedicated volunteer for Mothers Against Drunk Driving. As a volunteer and committee member for Augusta M.A.D.D., she is committed to honoring the memory of her family members who passed away in a drunk driving crash by creating a legacy of giving to support other victims and survivors. In March 2015, she released a poetry book that is near and dear to her heart entitled, This Side of Heaven-A Poetic Journey of Strength and Survival which rose to the charts of Amazon as the #1 Hot New Release and an Amazon Bestseller. It is a collection of poems dedicated to her daughter, mother and cousin for which all proceeds are donated to M.A.D.D. (Mothers Against Drunk Driving). She currently resides in Augusta, GA with her husband and children.
Writing is truly a passion for Untamed. It is her hope that her writing will fulfill her purpose to touch lives, encourage growth, and give a voice to the voiceless. All while delivering it real, raw and purely untamed because true writers can never be tamed!
A View Into Books by Untamed
NEVER AGAIN...NO MORE
DECEMBER 31, 2019
Born and raised in Atlanta, Lucinda, LaMeka, Charice and Trinity are best friends who all have suffered the perils of teen pregnancy. With their dreams and ambitions on hold, they struggle to find themselves and survive this game called life. Despite their efforts, the decisions they make create more trouble, and the consequences prove to be costlier than they ever could've imagined. They'll learn that to win in life sometimes you have to lose. Journey with these ladies as they try not to fall victim...
Never Again...No More.
KING'S SUITE THE RISE OF POOCH SMALLS
AUGUST 21, 2015
Pooch Smalls was no different than any other kid living in the hood. His lifelong dream was to get out by beating the odds through his dream of building race cars and being in the owner's suite of NASCAR. But where he's from opportunities are few and even fewer for a family like his. After his father is killed and he faces the ultimate rejection, Pooch sets out on a dangerous path to prove himself worthy of the throne that was cast on him. With the blood of gangstas running through his veins, he quickly gets caught up in a lifestyle he never intended to have and reborn is one of the most notorious young gangstas the South has ever seen. As the prequel to the Never Again...No More series, this is the story of the rise of Pooch Smalls.
JULY 21, 2019
Karli has always led a sheltered life and she has no complaints. To her, life is perfect. The perfect career. The perfect friends. The perfect husband. After a joyous dinner party turns disastrous, Karli's perfect world gets turned inside out. As she struggles to hold onto the life she holds dear, in comes the perfect stranger, Hudson Lewis. His charm and breathtaking view of life takes Karli by storm and awakens a dormant beast that unknowingly lies within. No holds barred, Karli embraces her new lease on life with a vengeance, but when a melting pot of lies and deceit is exposed everyone's life will forever be changed as it brings everything to light in plain view.
"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing"