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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Earl Sewell  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois


-- Website -- http://www.earlsewell.com/default.html
-- Earl Sewell on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=earl+sewell

E-Mail: -- earl@earlsewell.com


Illinois Connection

Sewell was born in Chicago and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Fiction Writing and Radio Broadcasting from Columbia College Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Shortly after college Sewell wrote his first novel but after receiving more than twenty rejection letters from publishers, he abandoned the dream of becoming a published author. Years later, after losing his mother to heart failure, Sewell gave writing another shot. He completed his second novel and decided to publish the book on his own. He launched his own publishing company called ''Katie Books'' - named in honor of his mother. His second effort was a hit and two years later he signed a publishing agreement with a major publisher.


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Back to me
ISBN: 9780373534661. OCLC Number: 795911845

Harlequin Kimani,. .

This is not how Maya Rogers hoped to get famous. First her boyfriend, Misalo, dumps her, and then the revealing photos that she sent to him go viral. Maya's reputation is in shreds, and now she's getting all the wrong kind of attention from guys in her neighborhood. How did life get so out of control so fast? One answer: Viviana. Maya and her cousin were close once. But guilty secrets and long-buried resentments changed all that. Viviana wants to make Maya miserable by stealing away Misalo, but she may be stirring up more trouble than anyone can handle. At least Maya knows that her best friend Keysha always has her back. But with so much bad blood flowing, will these family ties be severed for good?

Cougars /
ISBN: 1593092695. OCLC Number: 778885832

Strebor Books,. .

At forty-three, Jasmine Sallie is a beautiful and successful chemist, and director of a pharmaceutical research team that has been given the task of creating a female sexual enhancement drug. When Travis Adams, a brilliant and handsome chemist, joins the research team, Jasmine's penchant for younger men ignites a sizzling affair that is a hair trigger away from dangerous consequences. The two manufacture an addictive and unstable designer drug which gets shelved because of its fatal side effects. Impatient and ambitious, Travis secretly keeps experimenting until he creates a new and improved formula that hits the black market with a lethal impact. A senator dies, a criminal investigation is launched, and when Travis disappears suddenly, Jasmine's world is tossed into a chaotic spin. With incriminating evidence pointing toward her, Jasmine finds herself caught in the crosshairs of the ultimate double-cross, unforgivable betrayal and the wicked world of sex and drugs.

Decision time
ISBN: 9781426844355. OCLC Number: 496285938

Kimani tru,. .

After a chaotic few months, Keysha's life is looking up and so is her love life. She's scored the lead in the school play, and her tried-and-true boyfriend, Wesley, has moved back home. Perfect, right? Except that a backstabbing rival is scheming to get her role, and rehearsals leave zero time for Wesley in Keysha's already overbooked schedule.

Decision time /
ISBN: 0373831722. OCLC Number: 455803354

Kimani Tru,. .

Keysha tries to cope with a rival trying to steal her star role in the school play, play practice leaving her little time to spend with her boyfriend, Wesley, and Wesley showing interest in another girl.

If I were your boyfriend /
ISBN: 0373830920. OCLC Number: 231634321

Kimani Press,. .

How had Keysha gone from popular to social outcast? One word: frenemy. A girl Keysha thought was her friend planted drugs on her and Keysha got caught. The media blitz on their wealthy suburb turned everyone against her. First day back at school, and Keysha is stared down in the halls. Whispered about. No one will talk to her. And the girl who ruined Keysha's reputation laughs in her face. So when a guy with his own bad rep offers to help, Keysha's first reaction is yeah, right. Talk about an unlikely hero. But soon she realizes that Wesley Morris is more than just hot, more than just talk. He's been there, done that and turned his life around. But no one wants this so-called bad news boyfriend anywhere near Keysha. Including her family. Still, Wesley isn't willing to walk away and let Keysha pay for someone else's crime. He'll even risk everything to save her and their relationship.

Keysha's drama /
ISBN: 0373830793. OCLC Number: 137242184

Kimani Press,. .

Sent to live the wealthy father she has never known, street-smart sixteen-year-old Keysha Kendall, bitter about her troubled childhood, refuses to forget--or let anyone else forget--where she came from as she struggles to belong.

Lesson learned
ISBN: 9781488735714. OCLC Number: 897388730

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Whoever said family comes first never met Keysha's mom, Justine. Fresh out of jail, Justine wants to reconnect with her daughter despite abandoning her to a father she hardly knew. Keysha is sure Justine's troubled past is going to play havoc with her own present and future. To add more drama to the mix, her younger brother, Mike, is now a wannabe player, determined to get with a girl Keysha just knows is trouble. For once, all of Keysha's hunches are right on target. And now it's up to her to untangle a dangerous mess...before the life and new family she's just begun to build come crashing down around her....

Lesson learned /
ISBN: 0373831161. OCLC Number: 302070095

Kimani Press,. .

Keysha's mom is just out of jail and wanting to reconnect with her after abandoning her and her father. She's skeptical that her mother's past is not going to wreak havoc on her current life. Not only that, but her brother, a wannabe player, is determined to get with a girl Keysha is sure will be trouble.

Love, lies and scandal /
ISBN: 0373831404. OCLC Number: 209689535

Kimani Press,. .

Humiliated to be in the middle of a media firestorm after turning the spotlight on others for so long, Angela Rivers, investigative reporter turned talk-show host, flees California for Chicago. There, with the support of her friend Regina, she begins to get her career back on track. Dating is the furthest thing from her mind--until she meets marathon coach Jesse, who's also piecing his life together after a breakup. In spite of their wariness, and the problems caused by Jesse's teenage daughter, the attraction blossoms. And when he ex returns, vengeful after losing everything, Angela must find a way to defend her good name, her reputation and the unexpected love that has come to mean so much ...

Maya's Choice
ISBN: 9781460884409. OCLC Number: 900471531

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Maya's summer is shaping up to be unforgettable - in both good and bad ways. First she's sent to stay with her grandmother for a month. Living in the city, Maya is too far from her friend Keysha and her boyfriend, Misalo - and too near her rebellious cousin Viviana. When Maya finally comes home, her parents drop a bombshell - Viviana is moving in with them. Her cousin has barely unpacked before she's creating chaos. Truth is, Maya kind of likes the way life is a whole lot less predictable with Viviana around. But her motives are up for debate - especially when it comes to Misalo. And as Maya's little sister, Anna, grows more fascinated with her cool older cousin, Maya begins to see that following where Viviana leads has its price. And it could cost Maya her reputation, her relationship...and maybe even her future....

Maya's choice /
ISBN: 0373229984. OCLC Number: 714725813

Kimani Tru,. .

"Maya's summer is shaping up to be unforgettable-- in both good and bad ways. First she's sent to stay with her grandmother for a month. Living in the city, Maya is too far from her friend Keysha and her boyfriend, Misalo-- and too near her rebellious cousin Viviana. When Maya finally comes home, her parents drop a bombshell-- Viviana is moving in with them. Her cousin has barely unpacked before she's creating chaos. Truth is, Maya kind of likes the way life is a whole lot less predictable with Viviana around. But her motives are up for debate-- especially when it comes to Misalo. And as Maya's little sister, Anna, grows more fascinated with her cool older cousin, Maya begins to see that following where Viviana leads has its price. And it could cost Maya her reputation, her relationship-- and maybe even her future--"--Publisher's web site.

Myself and I
ISBN: 9781426865671. OCLC Number: 730943055

Kimani,. .

Lately, Keysha feels like a magnet for trouble--especially boy trouble. Her last love interest turned out to be a major fraud, and her ex, Wesley, refuses to accept that they're finished. Swearing off relationships and concentrating on herself seems like her smartest move. Then Keysha meets her new neighbor Jerry, who has every girl in town vying for a summer fling. Working as lifeguards together, Keysha realizes that Jerry has more to offer than a great car and a sexy smile, and the harder she tries to ignore him, the more interested he becomes. But is it Keysha that attracts him or the chase itself? And when the biggest party of the year gets dangerously out of line, and Wesley's jealous new girl pins the blame on Keysha, she'll learn exactly who she can trust. Only problem is, it might be too late to save herself.--Cover.

Myself and I /
ISBN: 0373831765. OCLC Number: 646116799

Kimani TRU,. .

Lately, Keysha feels like a magnet for trouble--especially boy trouble. Her last love interest turned out to be a major fraud, and her ex, Wesley, refuses to accept that they're finished. Swearing off relationships and concentrating on herself seems like her smartest move. Then Keysha meets her new neighbor Jerry, who has every girl in town vying for a summer fling. Working as lifeguards together, Keysha realizes that Jerry has more to offer than a great car and a sexy smile, and the harder she tries to ignore him, the more interested he becomes. But is it Keysha that attracts him or the chase itself? And when the biggest party of the year gets dangerously out of line, and Wesley's jealous new girl pins the blame on Keysha, she'll learn exactly who she can trust. Only problem is, it might be too late to save herself.--Cover.

Sistergirls.com
ISBN: 9781593091910. OCLC Number: 52906376

Strebor Books International ;. .

Taken for granted /
ISBN: 1583145540. OCLC Number: 58554184

BET ;. .

When Nina comes to terms with her unhappy marriage and underachieving adult daughter, she seeks a change, finding unlikely solace in Richard, who has his own marital issues.

The Keysha diaries.
ISBN: 9781460309896. OCLC Number: 829939826

Kimani Press,. .

Keysha's Drama: Sixteen-year-old Keysha Kendall is a judge's signature away from foster care when she's sent to live with the father she never knew. Suddenly she has her own room in his big fancy house, a high-powered stepmother and a popular half brother who can introduce her to all the right people at her new school. But Keysha can't forget where she came from and she won't let anyone else, either. Why should her father and his perfect family have it so easy when she and her mother had it so hard? So Keysha hooks up with a rough crowd and does whatever she wants ... until what she wants changes really fast ...