While serving time in Marianna Federal Prison Camp, Sereniti didn’t want to waste her time being idle and wanted to have a foundation to build on upon her release. After reading an urban fiction novel by the “Queen of Thug Fiction,” Wahida Clark and many others, Sereniti was inspired to begin her writing career shortly thereafter. She queried Ms. Clark, who signed her to a two book deal. And the rest, as they say, is her-story.
In 2011, Sereniti Hall became the first Wahida Clark Publishing (WCP) author to have her novel Feenin’ listed as one of the top ten books for Street Literature in the Library Journal. Since then she has released the even hotter and banging sequel, Still Feenin’ and continues to surprise her readers novel after novel.
Although urban fiction sometimes gets a bad rap, Sereniti believes that urban fiction is a creative art and makes it clear that it is labeled as fiction, meaning not true. Mainstream videos and movies are also fiction and depict the same material, and Sereniti begs the question, what’s the difference with urban street literature? She wants the public at large to understand that urban fiction books aren’t a guide to living, but at the same time what she and many others write are like trumpets blowing to announce a serious message about consequences, no matter a person’s race, creed, nor color.
Currently, she is working on her next project and resides with her husband and three daughters in Augusta, Georgia. Sereniti Hall has also written a nonfiction book titled Endless Tears under the name Dorothy Hall.
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