Tisha Starr’s debut novel, The Fear of Knowing, is a fictional story with realistic viewpoints about love and HIV.
Tisha obtained a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Illinois at Chicago and decided to take her love of fiction by storm with her own pen. She is a writing tutor, youth mentor and a UIC SROP Scholar. Tisha promises to write compelling books that grapples with social issues as long as her fingers can tap the keyboard.
Here is what Tisha had to say about her debut novel:
“Black women are the fastest growing group contracting the HIV virus. Since the topic is taboo, I felt writing a story was an excellent way people could approach it in private. My target audience was black women, young and old, to encourage testing, and to aid in an attempt of destigmatizing the disease. However, as with any illness, HIV transcends race and this book can be read by a person of any color. I hope if not many, my book will help some to realize HIV is not a death sentence but education and prevention is important.”
Check out this excerpt from her novel:
For more information about Tisha Starr and her book, please visit her website–www.authortishastarr.com
EGL would like to thank Tisha for being a member of the EGL Book Club and participating in our current discussions!
By: Jazmine Kilpatrick