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Name:  Michelle Larks  

Pen Name: None


Born: N/A

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Larks is a native of Chicago. She graduated from South Shore High School, and attended the University of Illinois, Chicago Campus.

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A Myriad of Emotions
ISBN: 0972279520

Ebony Energy Pub. 2003

A Myriad of Emotions is a blend of powerful inspirational poetry and an encouraging short story that leads us into the life of a strong beautiful black woman with a spiritual foundation. Our heroine prevails over the stress and drama of everyday life and, most of all, recovers from a heart, not only broken once--but twice. Everyone regardless of color or gender, should experience A Myriad of Emotions and then you will meet and understand a real "Super Woman!"

Crisis Mode
ISBN: 0976238381

F&M Enterprises. 2005

Crisis Mode is a compilation of four novellas set in modern day Chicago. Women of varied financial and economical backgrounds struggle to steer their lives back on track. The heroines experience life-altering dilemmas Sharita Atkins is shrugging off the remnants of her dubious housing project legacy. She has completed a training course and life is looking up. Rita finds herself pregnant for the third time by her street entrepreneur boyfriend. In What’s A Woman to Do? Jeanine Meyers learns Family Secrets after her abusive husband nearly kills their child in a drunken tirade. Hers family rallies to comfort Jeanine during her mental breakdown. Everyone that is, except her sister Medora. Big sister feels Jeanine brought the misery upon herself. Letting Go is what Desiree Cooper must decide after discovering what she perceives to be evidence of infidelity by her fiancé Andre Jackson. The timing couldn’t be worse. It’s only three days before they exchange vows. Desiree has severe mother issues that explode and send her on a showdown with her estranged parent. The Smith family philosophy has always been to have Family Meetings as a means to resolve problems. Tragedy strikes and beloved matriarch Anna becomes terminally ill. Feuding sisters Marsha and Martha have never maintained a close relationship. Will they be able to put aside their differences to care for mother? True-life stories dealing with issues that most of us can relate to.

Who's Your Daddy
ISBN: 1419628860

BookSurge Publishing. 2006

Keeping Misery Company (Urban Christian)
ISBN: 1601629486

Urban Christian. 2007

The only daughter of a prominent Chicago minister, Ruth Wilcox, struggling to deal with her mounting marital problems, must finally face the truth when her husband has an affair with a young woman and decide whether to forgive and forget, or move on. Original.

The Legacies (Urban Christian)
ISBN: 1601629672

Urban Christian. 2008

Noah Stephens is a preacher's kid desperately trying to break free of his parents' dream of him becoming a minister. Morgan Foster has her own family issues--namely a family drug empire she's willed to inherit and run. But she wants no part of it. When they meet in their freshman year of college, they fall in love, but when Noah learns Morgan's family secret, he breaks up with her. Soon Morgan's life is in utter turmoil. Her mother's been arrested and betrayal and deception are swarming around the business and the family. Noah knows Morgan needs him and they reconcile. Soon Morgan develops her own relationship with God and her faith is strengthened. But will it be strong enough to endure the hardships that are to come?


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