Essence bestselling author Travis Hunter tells the story of a young woman who takes control of her own destiny after lifelong abuse in MOMMA’S A VIRGIN(Strebor/Atria Books; September 2011; $15)
Ngiai Zaire never had a chance to choose her man. Raped at fourteen, her mother threw her out at sixteen and she was forced to live with a man three times her age. When that man died a mysterious death, his nephew stepped in to take his place. Abuse was all she’d known, until she decided she had enough.
Momma’s a Virgin is Ngiai’s struggle to overcome a horrible past and take control of her future. With the help of a brother she never knew she had, they settle all past scores—but is her quest for revenge going to jeopardize her future?
Travis Hunter is an author, songwriter and screenwriter. The Hearts of Men was self-published in 2000 by Hunter’s own company, Jimrose Publishing House. During the 2000 Book Expo America in Chicago, Hunter was signed by Random House’s imprint, Villard Books for the re-release of The Hearts of Men, Married but Still Looking, Trouble Man, A One Woman Man, Something to Die For, A Family Sin.Dark Child followed. Hunter is currently working on his first young adult novel.
Hunter is a native of Florence, S.C. and is a veteran of the U.S. Army. He attended Clark Atlanta University, University of Washington and subsequently enrolled in Georgia State University where he majored in psychology.
During his tour of duty in the military, he discovered his interest in music, ultimately writing his first song for a Sony recording artist. Always an avid reader, Hunter parlayed his interest in music into a passion for storytelling that led to his critically acclaimed debut novel, The Hearts of Men.
Hunter lives in a suburb outside of Atlanta and is the founder of the Hearts of Men Foundation, through which he mentors underprivileged children.
You can find out more about Travis Hunter on his website, HERE!