Rochan Morgan was born and raised in Galveston, Texas. Rochan's love for reading began at the age of two while he sat each morning with his grandfather, drinking coffee, and listening as the morning paper was read to him. It was not long after that Rochan could read the paper on his own. But despite the academic potential Rochan demonstrated throughout his childhood, family instability during his teenage years contributed to an ill-fated decision to forego his final year of high school and enlist in the U.S. Navy.
In what was becoming a reoccurring pattern in Rochan's young life, he showed great promise as a seventeen-year-old sailor, earning meritorious advancement twice in the first six months of his enlistment, only to squander his naval career with more faulty decision-making.
The rollercoaster ride continued and Rochan became an enigma to all who knew him. While at times showing glimpses of the promise with which God had blessed him, continued poor judgment was threatening to destroy his life. Throughout it all, Rochan retained his deep love for reading, as well as a secret love for writing. Sometimes writing entire novel length manuscripts only to throw them away before allowing anyone to read them. When his penchant for poor decision-making finally caused him to hit rock bottom, it was writing that rescued his sanity. No longer ashamed of his passion, Rochan has decided to share his considerable talents with the world.
Allen Richards a.k.a. Pooney, learns the hard way just how fast a life filled with promise can become the greatest of urban tragedies. Blessed with a loving mother and younger sister, Pooney is a star student athlete. But when an argument with another young man over a girlfriend causes Pooney to join a local gang, his life takes a drastic turn.
Pooney quickly falls in love with his new "family" and the foul activities that now dominate his life. With his single mom working constantly to support herself and two children, Pooney finds the freedom to indulge in his new self-destructive habits. However, when the highest ranking member of the Deuce-Nine Crips shows a romantic interest in Pooney's sister, his love affair with the gang is over. Unfortunately, Pooney finds that getting out of a gang proves much more difficult than getting into one.