(THIS IS NOT A CHILDREN'S BOOK) JOURNEY THROUGH A ZIGZAGGED FOREST' is a refreshing new series of short stories for adult readers written by Ife-Gail F. Young. Each volume is comprised of two or more lengthy stories of original fiction pertaining to black culture, past to present. The stories often introduce a new perspective to the dark faced journey in the forest of life. Vol. I - Two Stories: 1. 'A REQUIEM FOR SONNYBOY.' Written several years ago and based on true incidents. The author breathes life into the memories of her childhood friend as they occurred one hot summer. Cora, an emotionally fragile woman discovers that many of her truths from childhood to adulthood were really lies, particularly regarding Sonnyboy, an extremely dark complected childhood neighbor who was tormented incessantly. Cora revisits her past before the 1960s when black was t called 'beautiful' and collective black pride had t yet emerged. 2. 'MURPHY AIN'T NEVER LIED, ' Murphy is flawless in Shay's eyes. This has been called 'an ultimate love story' by past readers. 'Murphy Ain't Never Lied, ' highlights social and political strata as it exposes the follies of the heart and illustrates how lovers and Gods can be essentially the same. These stories may confront the reader's ideals, concepts, beliefs and opinions as worthy literature often does. However, those very attributes have attracted open minded readers and thinkers to this author's works for years. Therefore, we proudly offer these stories to you for your reading pleasure. Ife-Gail F. Young is a talented, thought-provoking writer that creates bold and unique material. Characters, situations and story lines do t necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the author. -Publicity Staff/Natroy Productions-
Gail F. Young (a.k.a. Ife) was born and educated in Cleveland, Ohio. She writes for all ages and her literature is always written with interesting subjects and story lines. Her theatrical background has helped her cultivate charming, complex and alluring characters her readers love. She is also a gifted storyteller and playwright. A number of her works have a purpose to uplift, empower and help steer youth toward greatness. She also illustrates her own children's books. She has earned a B.A. in Dramatic Arts w/a concentration in Creative Writing, and Arts Management. She is also an actress, vocalist, lightweight guitarist, illustrator and has a few other talents tucked aside. She is currently working on a new novel. She resides in NYC.