Travis Hunter is a author, mentor and father. His first novel, The Hearts of Men, was originally published in 2000 by Hunter’s own company, Jimrose Publishing House. During the 2000 Book Expo America in Chicago, Hunter handed out copies of his self-published debut and one week later received an offer from Random House’s imprint, Striver’s Row/Villard, for the re-release of The Hearts of Men. And so began a successful evolution of published novels: Married but Still Looking, Trouble Man, A One Woman Man, Something to Die For, A Family Sin, Dark Child. Inspired by his work with teens, Hunter created a young adult series: Two the Hard Way, At the Cross Roads and On the Come Up.
Hunter is a native of Florence, S.C., a veteran of the U.S. Army and graduate of Georgia State University where he majored in Psychology. Always an avid reader, Hunter parlayed his passion for the written word into a career as an author which led to his critically acclaimeded novel, The Hearts of Men.
Hunter lives in a suburb of Atlanta with his son Rashaad. He is the founder of The Hearts of Men Foundation, Inc., through which he mentors and provides meaningful opportunities for underprivileged and at risk teens.
The Hearts of Men Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit organization focused on advancing the lives of underprivileged teenagers in the field of education, athletics, human services, and the arts.
DeMarco Winslow and his sister, Jasmine, suffered while living in a not so good part of Atlanta. Their mother was anything but what a mother should be. To get out of the neighborhood and into a place where he was guaranteed food everyday, DeMarco would do petty crimes and head off to juvenile hall. As he leaves the confinement of jail, DeMarco vows this would be the last time he is locked away no matter what. In On the Come Up by Travis Hunter, a brother is on a mission to do better than he has ever done, while his twin sister begins making some choices that could ruin both their lives.