As a young man, B’Shone succumbed to the allure of street life. Soon, he found himself hanging with the wrong crowd, and his inability to walk away from trouble landed him in prison. With nothing but time on his hands, he started reading Street Literature, and became a major fan. It was not long before he realized, that many of the stories he was reading, were similar to his real-life experiences. With this in mind, he decided to throw his hat in the ring and enter the world of Urban Fiction. He became a “penhandler” and started hustling his writing talents by putting his knowledge of street life and his ability to create compelling stories to the test. His hard work and determination were manifested in his first literary efforts, Wrong Side of the Lake, Everybody Wants Her, The Evil Side of Her, Tangled in a Lover’s Web (co-authored with China) and coming soon; B’ Shone…How It All Started.
B’Shone resides in Memphis, Tennessee, and when he is not writing, he spends his time ministering and motivating children to break the glass ceiling, and to pursue their dreams.
He is a licensed barber, and in his neighborhood, his barber shop doubles as a safe haven, where he provides hot and cold meals to the homeless and hungry. Also, he selflessly gives his time, talents, and money to the elderly and others in need.