Book List in Order: 34 titles


  • "Urban Nomads and Other Stories" offers the reader the possibility of being able to experience lifestyles, different people, circumstances that he/she might not ever experience during the normal course of their daily lives. In the era of "Fake News" ...



  • The central idea/premise behind Ancestral Meridians is that there are undiscovered acupuncture points that could lead mankind to higher spiritual and emotional planes. Ancestral Meridians is designed to explore the possibility that these points may e...



  • Chester L. Simmons, nicknamed "The Great Lawd Buddha" by his hip constituents because of his almond shaped eyes and his generous tummy, is one of those delightfully free spirits that life gives the world now and then. With his storytelling he sometim...



  • Chester L. Simmons, nicknamed “The Great Lawd Buddha” by his hip constituents because of his almond shaped eyes and his generous tummy, is one of those delightfully free spirits that life gives the world now and then. With his storytelling he som...



  • An enchanting intro to a collection of unforgettable characters. Bobo, Burks, Leo (sometimes, when into imaginative self-hatred, alias Tony De Medrow), Billy Woods, Herb Cross, Bruce, Mooney, Johnny Fox, Bernard Kelly, and a few others who lived in t...



  • "I lit my fire, I greased my skillet with virgin pressed olive oil, and I cooked." That's one of the statements Chester L. Simmons, Jr. made about his career as a Novillero/Matador in the art of bullfighting. It's really weird that it should be calle...



  • Peter Wright is clinging to a chimney surrounded by dirty water after Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans when he first learns that the man he calls his father is not his real daddy. As his mother relays his shocking biological story, Peter discovers ...



  • Hawkins delivers a novel that mixes the streetwise lingo of vintage pimp fiction together with scathing satirical commentary about the spread of global capitalism, the Hurricane Katrina disaster, and the AIDS crisis in West Africa. A classic worth...



  • Palm Wine Junction has several stories reflecting the Pan-African Occult genre. I invite the perceptive reader to determine which stories come from that genre. I would also suggest that the prospective reader should not be led into thinking that the ...







  • Black, White & Brown On The Blue Line is an invitation to join a collection of strangers on an emotionally adventurous trip, from Long Beach, California to Downtown Los Angeles, California - and back....



  • Hollow Daze is the fictional account of an imaginary publishing house and the shenanigans that occur between the publishers and the writers whose books have been published by this publishing house. The novel is written in a semi-documentary style, wi...





  • ""Snake Doctor" is a modern, African-American Faustian epic. The story is of a man who made a supernatural deal with a wizard in the Equatorial Rain Forest of Northern Ghana. The deal that was made guaranteed this man that he would receive the money ...



  • An enchanting intro to a collection of unforgettable charactersElizabeth, Queen of the Projects; the girl Billie who sings like Lady Day; young Randolph who, to his family's embarrassment, grows a second head for a while; Dean Dale Jackson, talented ...



  • Chicago, the center of America's heartland, from its founding in the late 1700s by Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, a French-educated black man, to the modern day Gypsies who live on Maxwell Street. It's a city steeped in Black History. This is the stor...



  • Valonga Price takes a three-year sabbatical from the grime of owning her own company to try to discover her true self. Armed with questions that have been whirling around in her head, she travels to places like Brazil, San Salvador, Bahia, Nigeria, C...



  • Morning evening comn' down-the dreariest day of the week anywhere, but especially in the ghettos (yea, y'all, they still there) where people have taken their hangovers and other symptoms of a fast weekend to their individual plantations around town (...



  • There was no sharper con man on the streets of Chicago than Elijah Brookes. Women were his preferred preybut no mark and no bankroll was safe when Elijah was on the prowl. Cool, beautiful Toni warned him, Elijah, brothers be playin' games so hard ...



  • Henrik Malan was the South African secret agent who devised the plan to have the Black American ghettos destroy themselves by supplying them with a cheap but highly addictive drug known on the streets as "Ghetto Blaster"....







  • Chester L. Simmons, nicknamed "The Great Lawd Buddha" by his hip constituents because of his almond shaped eyes and his generous tummy, is one of those delightfully free spirits that life gives to the world now and then. With his storytelling he some...



  • Let Chester take you on a journey through Spain in his search to find himself - and write about it. He hooks up with "El Encanto" a star-crossed matador. Then back to the States, where he meets and marries the love of his life. A honeymoon in West Af...



  • In the post-Watts Rebellion 1970's, Chester L. Simmons takes up the study of martial arts - Hapkido and Tae Kwon Do. Author Odie Hawkins, using his special blend of wry humor, incisiveness and and sensitivity, takes alter ego Simmons through that exp...



  • Midnight offers us a sensitive view inside the soul of a young African American gangster who is influenced by an older man, a convict, to look into his African side. You may not be what they've told you that you are, over here. When you check out...



  • An enchanting intro to a collection of unforgettable characters-Bobo, Burks, Leo (sometimes, when into imaginative self-hatred, alias Tony De Medrow), Billy Woods, Herb Cross, Bruce, Mooney, Johnny Fox, Bernard Kelly and a few others who lived in the...



  • Portrait of Simone is the poignant story of a young soldier stationed in the Deep South, in the recent past, and his romance with a woman nearly twice his age. Simone is mysterious, alluring, charming, complex. The author brings us the story of...



  • Odie Hawkins utilizes the same thrust, power, and creativity that made Ghetto Sketches his first bestseller. He has moved the focus from Chicago to Los Angeles; and once again, he has populated his stories with unforgettable charactersthe telephone...



  • SHACKLES ACROSS TIME "Shackles Across Time" traces the history of a curse, of a spiritual fatwa, in a sense, on an African slave trader's family in West Africa, and the subsequent effect of that curse on the family, over the course of three centuries...











  • Ghetto Sketches, with its sights, sounds and smells of the main stem ...the rat and roach infested tenements, the jazz-filled freedom of Saturday night, the soulful peace of Sunday morning, is more than a panorama of street life. It is a powerful ind...