“Welfare Grind” is the first of the Welfare Grind series of novels by Kendall Banks.
Keema Newell is a Land Shark. There is no other way to put it. She is to society what sharks are to Shark Week. She was born to “eat food”, slang for getting money. Keema even named each one of her children after money: Treasure, Cash and Dinero. And she looks at them as her “investments”. What’s worse, she’s keeping her boyfriend Dupree’s autistic son, Shane. Dupree is a drug dealer that stashes drugs, money and guns in Keema’s apartment. Legality and morals are not a part of her DNA. Continue reading JoeyPinkney.com Book Review – Welfare Grind by Kendall Banks→
My book is about a cold-hearted woman named Keema who takes the world by storm as she navigates her way through every trick and scam she can pull off.
With four kids in tow, living off the welfare system has become her life – along with the extra cash, sex and violence her gangsta boyfriend Dupree brings her way.
Soon, chaos erupts, causing Keema’s secret past to become a problem. When the chips fall, they fall hard, leaving Keema willing to do whatever it takes to keep money in her pocket. She’s willing to go that extra mile – even if it means selling her kids or setting up her man.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Welfare Grind?