Bookcover and author, K. Abrams
Washington, DC (BlackNews.com) -- 35-year old female correctional officer, K. Abrams, has decided to branch her career opportunities as she has recently self-published her debut fiction novel entitled: "Press Ya' Bunk". The drama/suspense fiction story is about a young and naïve woman, Krystal Ashanti Ashford, who enters a new field: "The World of Corrections." With her heart wide open and her good intentions guiding her, she winds up closing the one thing she truly needs: her eyes.
Despite her eagerness to be an officer of the law and her willingness to help others, she falls prey to several dangers in the jail, with the inmates being only one of the many threats. It comes to light that almost no one can be trusted - especially the officers.
Rumor has it that there's a five hundred dollar bet against her making it through one year. Her pride takes over and now she must learn how to harden her skin, hold her head up high, and still make the inmates abide by the rules, all the while watching her back to make sure she leaves the same way she comes in.
Can she handle the pressure and prove all the haters wrong?
Press Ya' Bunk
By K. Abrams
Available for purchase at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and via AuthorHouse at http://bookstore.authorhouse.com/Products/SKU-000462122/Press-Ya-Bunk.aspx
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
K. Abrams has been a correctional officer since the year 2000, where she has worked in three different facilities, predominately working with the male population. She started her career working with the maximum security male inmates then she decided to do group elite training where she concentrated on working with specialized programs within the Correctional Facilities walls. She worked in programs that specialized with rehabilitating male and female inmates that had drug and/or alcohol programs. Then she turned her concentration to the juvenile population where she tried to change their thinking patterns and work with the moral recognition behind their behavior and their criminal activity.
She has studied under two accredited institutions where she has acquired diploma and/or degrees in Paralegal Studies, Computer Training and Creative Writing. She picked this career to try to make a difference in society. She states, "If I can change the way one man or woman think about themselves and their role in society then I have accomplished my true goal in being a correctional officer and not a jail guard or key turner."
When interviewed, Abrams stated that she decided to write about this field because she feels that all of the current novels about jails or prisons are written from the inmates point of view. On the journey in this novel she will show aspects of the jail that many of us do not realizes such as how officers have to endanger themselves in order to stop an inmate from hurting themselves or others. She states that she only plans to write two to three books in reference to the correctional field, and then she will branch on her career to focus on fiction revolving around relationships and other dramatic stories. It is then that we will see her write in her full birth name.