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Meet Kendra Rainey-King and Jamarion Rainey of Curvy Girl Publications & Melanin Boy Books

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kendra Rainey-King and Jamarion Rainey.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Authoress Kendra Rainey-King
I started writing when I was in the eighth grade and then I took a passion for R.L. Stine and Stephen King. But, when I started my ninth grade year, I fell in love with the urban genre as well with authors like: Omar Tyree, Zane, and Eric Jerome Dickey. So, I stared writing my first urban book in 2005, which was my senior year, I published this book in 2007 but this agent moved far away and I never heard from her again, neither did I receive any royalties from it. I hit a hard place at this time in my life and stopped writing because I was embarrassed, discouraged and most of all depressed.

Until I worked at a call center years later and one day scrolled down my Facebook to see an ad for a publisher accepting submissions. I prayed about it and thought to give it a try, so I started writing again and submitted to this publisher and was accepted no more than two weeks after the submission. This was in 2014, and now I am a best-selling Author with 29 books to my name and a publishing company under Royalty House Publishing called Curvy Girl Publications. I am super proud of myself and what it took me to get here because it taught me the “book game,” and how to handle myself in the book world.

Author Jamarion Rainey
Jamarion Rainey was diagnosed with ADHD in 2014 and it was a big-deal to cope with and alot of people don’t understand it or take it seriously. Jamarion is now eight years old and an Amazon children’s book best-seller. Jamarion wanted other children like him to know that everything will be okay. He wanted people to know his story because alot of people don’t know what ADHD is, how it affects your life and the steps to take to help guide other children through it. His first book is titled, “ADHD and Me: The Key,” which is available now on Amazon, Kindle, Ibooks, and

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It definitely hasn’t been a smooth road. I have been hurt in the publishing world and money has been taken from before but it helped me to gain valuable knowledge, read over contracts to its entirety and most of all not sign with just anyone.

Jamarion’s ADHD had it’s ups and downs as he tried to finish his book. It took him two years to complete his book.

Curvy Girl Publications & Melanin Boy Books – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
About Curvy Girl Publications:

If you can bring life to words and create the ultimate urban romance novel, you have what it takes to be a Curvy Girl. We like our men strong-willed, powerful and he needs to be a B.O.S.S. in his own right. He may not be perfect but with the perfect girl, magic can happen.

And as for our heroines? She needs to be his ultimate match. Witty, sassy and flawed but capable of holding it down for the man she decides to give her heart to.

We celebrate women of all shapes and sizes so whether your heroine is curvy or not, if you have an urban romance or contemporary romance tale, we would love to check it out! This is what CGP is all about. I am most proud of the fact that we celebrate women of all shapes and sizes. These women are all different and don’t have to fit into what society says is beautiful. What sets us apart from others is daring to be different.

Melanin Boy Books:

This publication is where my son is able to express himself through his children’s books that he is often working on. It’s a publication for little brown skin boys just like himself to cope through various issues in society. I am most proud of this publication because its something my eight years old wraps his mind around and cares about it deeply.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
Authoress Kendra Rainey-King
The proudest moment in my career has definitely been every one of my book-signings. The feeling is indescribable and most rewarding to know so many people come to support me and want to read my stories. Every-time I think about it, I get super emotional. I am my biggest critic as well so actually having people come out to an event is very much rewarding to my heart and spirit.

Author Jamarion Rainey
My proudest moment was last week when I had my first interview with Lancasterisd about my book. It was the most exciting thing that I’ve ever done.

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Dameon King (Royal Photography), TSUB Creative LLC

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