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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Tony Lindsay  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Mystery

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Lindsay is a native Chicagoan and was educated at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Tony Lindsay is the author of five novels; ''One Dead Preacher'', '''Street Possession'', Chasin’ ''It'', ''Urban Affair'', and ''One Dead Lawyer'', and a short story collection titled ''Pieces of the Hole.'' He has published book critiques and reviews for Black Issue’s Book Review. He was a contributor to the anthology ''Don't Hate the Game'', the on-line encyclopedia, and He has been published by to the African American literary web-site ‘’, as well as the young adult magazine ''Cicada''. He has a MFA from Chicago State University. He is currently an adjunct professor at Chicago State University, South Suburban College and Westwood College. ''More Boy than Girl'' is Lindsay's latest novel. It is the story of Dai Break Jones is the story of a woman born into a man’s world with aggressive ambition. She never accepted the thought that a woman had her place. Born the only child to the founder of one of Chicago’s largest street organizations, Dai Break Jones accepted her position of royalty and stood toe totoe against all foes. ''More Boy than Girl'' is Street Lit at its finest. It is a hard core story, about a hard core world. What is Street Lit?Street literature is fiction that employs the urban milieu or the streets. The tales are not much different than any other genre; a bit more risqué, a tad more profanity, and yes societal bad guys may be the good guys, and yes the plots may be raw and grate the nerves do to espousing current street situations, but shouldn’t literature be disturbing, shouldn’t it inform and make one uncomfortable when something is wrong in society.Good Street Literature reports modern day concerns and issues. What’s current isn’t always comfortable. Good writers of Street Literature have always left readers unsettled; Ann Petry, Donald Goines, Louise Meriwether, Chester Himes, Dean Pharr, Claude Brown and Iceberg Slim all shake readers up a bit.To order ''More Boy than Girl'', go to the "Titles for Purchase" section below and click on "Buy on Amazon."

Published Works

  • Chasin' It , Urban Books, 2004
  • Street Possession, United Brothers , 2005
  • Urban Affair, Urban Books, 2005
  • One Dead Preacher: David Price Mysteries, Urban Books , 2007
  • One Dead Lawyer: David Price Mysteries, Urban Books, 2007
  • Pieces of the Hole: Short Stories, Third World Press, 2008
  • More Boy Than Girl, Penknife Press, 2011
  • Emotional Drippings: Stories of Lust, Love and Addiction, Penknife Press, 2013

Selected Titles At Your Library

Chasin' it /
ISBN: 0974363677. OCLC Number:

Urban Books,. Amityville, NY :. 2004.

A fast-paced, no-holds-barred story of life on the streets follows ex-convict and junkie Terri Parish, a former Las Vegas headliner, as she hooks up with ex-lover Mo-Red, the ruthless leader of a large street gang, in an attempt to get out of Chicago and follow her dreams.

Street possession /
ISBN: 0971237069. OCLC Number:

United Brothers,. Farmingdale, NY :. 2004.

Urban affair /
ISBN: 1893196275. OCLC Number:

Urban Books,. Wheatley Heights, NY :. ©2006.

One dead preacher :
ISBN: 1933967021. OCLC Number:

Q-Boro Books,. New York :. ©2007.

One dead lawyer :
ISBN: 1933967293. OCLC Number:

Q-Boro Books,. Jamaica, Queens, NY :. ©2007.

Security escort David Price is back after his adventures in One Dead Preacher, and he's gotten himself into another tight situation. With the reappearance of family in his life, even more is at stake for him now. When a prominent lawyer, (whom David suspects is a murderer) turns up dead, David is, once again, in the middle of the drama.

Pieces of the hole /
ISBN: 0883782693. OCLC Number:

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A collection of short stories that represent several walks of life within the urban African American community. Storylines targeting seniors, teenagers, young couples, returning college students, inmates, corporate workers and both young and midlife lovers are all presented here. This collection includes heart warming tales as well as on the edge of your seat fiction.--Page [4] of cover.

More boy than girl /
ISBN: 1599970074. OCLC Number:

Penknife Press,. Chicago, Ill. :. ©2011.

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