Get to Know a Publisher in Attendance: Rahiem Jerome Brooks of Prodigy Gold Books

Rahiem Brooks.jpgRahiem Jerome Brooks heads Prodigy Gold Books (PGB) as CEO and Publisher, an up-and-coming small traditional press headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. PGB is devoted to the business and promotion of novels.

Raheim is a crime novelist and a member of the Mystery Writer’s of America. His debut thriller, LAUGH NOW, won 2010 African-Americans on the Move Book Club’s (AAMBC) Book of the Year & he earned 2011 AAMBC Author of the Year. LAUGH NOW also won the Most Creative Plot at the DMV Expo’s Creative Excellence Awards. Rahiem was also nominated at the 2011 & 2012 African-American Literary Awards for Mystery of the Year for Con Test and Murder in Germantown.

At the 2018 conference, Rahiem is taking pitches and Prodigy Gold Books is seeking: commercial YA and adult projects in the following genres: speculative fiction (horror, SFF, and all sub-genres), African-American fiction, mystery/suspense, thrillers, historical fiction, and general/literary fiction. “We’re looking for strong plots that are ninety-percent complete and needs the Prodigy team to bring out that last ten-percent.”

Rahiem is also doing critiques, for writers of mystery, crime, thriller, and any books with African-American themes. And at the 2018 Philly conference, he is teaching on thriller/mystery writing.

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