After her mother is brutally murdered by an abusive boyfriend, Karma Alonso-Walker decides to take matters into her own hands and avenge her mother's death. While on her journey to vengeance, Karma falls in love with Money Parks, a Newark, New Jersey police officer. As the relationship between the two grows, people and accounts from the lovers' pasts come to light, forcing them to face unspoken truths. This timeless chronicle about a young woman's unyielding loyalty to her mother will open your eyes to the way life can be, even when the glass looks half empty. As Karma's life spirals out of control, her exploration leads her to self-preservation and true happiness . . . or does it?
About the Author
Born in Summit, NJ and raised in the Valley section of Orange, NJ, Tash Hawthorne cannot be viewed as the typical Jersey Girl. Writing evolved from that of her mother. Tash showed early signs of her gift of script at the age of 9; winning second place in a state-wide essay contest for students in grades 4-6. At age 14, she placed first in another essay contest which consisted of 1300 junior high school candidates along the East Coast. Despite her early accolades, Tash did not seriously begin writing until the age of 17, three months after the untimely passing of her best friend. Writing became a therapeutic way to escape the unpleasant realities of her surroundings. And it was in that time of salutary that her first screenplay, "The Jaded Edge" was born. Her second screenplay is entitled "Nu JeruSlum" and another stage play entitled "Mourning Glory." Tash began to write a third screenplay entitled "Karma." Throughout that year, she experienced unsettling thoughts about the format of the piece. It was not until a year later when she decided to turn it into a novel. Karma, like all of Tash's works, encompasses the reality of life as she sees it and knows it.