About the Author
Rashad Hawkins was born Joshua Rashad Hawkins, on April 10th, 1992, and hails from Jacksonville, Florida. He is a freelance writer and aspiring blogger. Rashad had always been known as a writer to his family, always creating short stories and comic book characters. He had always wanted to become a professional basketball player, however at the age of 10 his interests immediately changed when he wrote his first poem during a horrible summer staying at one of his aunt's house. After attending Douglas Anderson School of The Arts for Creative Writing, he attended Bethune Cookman University where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication with an emphasis in Journalism. It was here that he was a staff writer on the school newspaper The Voice of the Wildcats and was published in Daytona Beach News Journal. Women and Other Catastrophes (2017) was his very first mainstream literary effort. Rashad's poems have also been published in two anthologies: Kindling Literary Anthology Vol.1 (2013) and Kindling Literary Anthology Vol.2 (2014). Many of his works are inspired by his life experiences, music, various soliloquies, and personal relationships.