Amaleka McCall grew up in the streets of Brooklyn, New York. She earned her baccalaureate degree in criminal justice from St. John's University and her master's degree in public administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She resides in Northern Virginia.Since the release of her 2004 debut novel, A Gangster's Girl, Essence magazine bestselling author Chunichi has penned several additional bestsellers. She writes about the street life she used to live. She has gone on to earn her nursing degree. Meisha Camm resides in the Tidewater area of Virginia. She is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in English and working on her next novel.