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Rod CorneliusRod Cornelius
-Single Again
-The Trusted
-Ghetto Eyes
-Diggin Gold
-When It Comes Around
-Whatever It Takes

Rod Cornelius is the author of four urban books – Single Again, Ghetto Eyes, The Trusted and The Best Kept Secrets – along with being the co-founder of Akirim Press books.  Along with having been a professional writer for many years, Rod is also a scriptwriter with a Media Arts degree coming out of the University of South Carolina with plans on directing and releasing a movie in the future. He is also a graphic designer, specializing in book cover design.


Mirika Mayo Cornelius, author/bloggerMirika Mayo Cornelius
-Colored Lily: Poppa Took My Innocence
-The SECRET Novel Collection
-Ain’t Quite What I Thought!
-Ain’t Quite What I Thought! 2
-Murders at Gabriel’s Trails
-Deception at Gabriel’s Trails
-Sunny Sides of My Shade
-Inside the Gates of Doons
-First Degree Sins
-Cold Blooded Goons
-I Thought I Was Alone
-I Thought I Was Alone 2
-I Thought I Was Alone 3
-I Thought I Was Alone Trilogy
-Most Wanted Felon
-Curse the Cotton
-Disguised by a Raging Smile

Mirika Mayo Cornelius has distinguished herself in the writing world, having released highly successful novels since the year 2002.

Besides being an author, Mirika is the founder and chief editor of various blogs, celebrity, gospel and entertainment sites (some of which she has ended) where she was able to host interviews with a multitude of artists and reality show stars from Love & Hip Hop Atlanta and Hollywood Exes, authors Kimberla Lawson Roby, Omar Tyree, Leigh McKnight, Eric Greene, Donnel Duncan, and even musical artists such as gospel group Take 6, Gospel Music’s Leading Man singer Earnest Pugh, R&B singer Chrisette Michele, Little Boy Wonder Music Inc founder and singer/songwriter Bryan Popin and more! She continues to interview authors around the globe at mirikacornelius.com exclusives and OFF THE CUFFS.

Currently, she has taken a hiatus from heavy celebrity blogging to focus on releasing more of her written projects which span the genres of horror, urban, romance, Christian, thriller, sci-fi and historical fiction. She is also the chief editor of akirimpress.com where writing tips, events and more in the publishing world are shared as she is the co-owner of this publishing brand. She is also an editor and graphic designer.


Cyan Deane (Mirika Mayo Cornelius’ pseudonym)
-Dead Man’s Mayhem
-Execution’s Karma


House Rocker
-Frank’s Dreams