LaKesa Cox

LaKesa Cox

LaKesa Cox lives in a suburb of Richmond, VA with her family. Dubbed the "Countess of Urban Drama" by none other than the Queen of Hip-Hop Lit, Ms. Nikki Turner, LaKesa is truly a drama queen who enjoys stirring up trouble on paper.

An avid reader of all types of books as a child, it was not until her teenage years when she read her first Jackie Collins novel that the fire in her began to flicker. Soon after, LaKesa discovered authors like Eric Jerome Dickey (her favorite author by the way) were beginning to write more and more stories about characters she could relate to. This paved the way for the firestorm that was brewing inside of her and it was then that she realized it was time for her to create some drama.
After the Storm was born and Water in My Eyes soon followed. When given the opportunity to contribute to the Nikki Turner Presents - Street Chronicles, Girls in the Game anthology, LaKesa added some spice to her pen to create Power, a story that Ebony magazine gave a favorable review.
After the success of Girls in the Game, Nikki Turner offered LaKesa another opportunity to put her pen to work so an urban drama titled Southern Girls' Escort Service ( a short story in Nikki Turner Presents - Street Chronicles, A Woman's Work) was born.

Next up - LaKesa's full-length novel - an erotic, psychological thriller - Fetish for a Blue Skyy was released.

In 2016, LaKesa submitted a short story to publisher Brown Girls Books and her story was selected out of more than 300 entries as a contributor to the national bestselling and award-winning anthology The Ex Chronicles.

LaKesa's most recent release is a Young Adult novel titled Mulatto Girl Aggie, 13: Name on the Ledger - a time travel tale about a modern-day teen who wakes up as a slave in the year 1816.

LaKesa Cox attended Old Dominion University and graduated from Strayer University with an Associate's Degree in Marketing and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration.

She is currently working on her fifth novel.

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