Stacy Lampkin

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Who Is Stacy Lampkin?

Stacy Lampkin grew up in the city of Hamtramck, MI. As a child she enjoyed playing Monopoly and watching her favorite TV shows, The Cosby Show, Moesha, and The Fresh Prince. She has been an avid reader since as long as she can remember. Series like The Baby Sitters Club and R.L. Stine kept her head in the books in Elementary. Her first taste of Urban Fiction was “Flyy Girl” by Omar Tyree which ultimately led to her love for and transition to reading urban novels.

At the age of 11, Stacy wrote her first story with her cousin. Falling in love with the idea of creating her own characters and story plots, she officially started writing as a hobby. All throughout middle school, she would pass around her binders of stories to her friends, sharing her creativity. She wrote a total of 8 stories as a middle schooller. As a Ferndale High School student, Stacy continued to write as a hobby, even winning a Detroit Free Press Writing Award her freshman year.

After high school, Stacy attended the University of Michigan where she graduated in 2015. During her senior year, she decided she would write a brand new story in which she planned to publish. While working full time, operating a community organization & working part time as a self-employed private tutor, Stacy finished her first novel. Urban Lit meets Teen/Young Adult in “Young and Ambitious”. This novel, based in Detroit, gives teens a taste of what they have been missing in the literary world: something they can relate to.

Stacy plans to edit and publish some of her archived stories from middle school as well as write new books.

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Young and Ambitious is the story of a group of teen’s trials and tribulations coming up in the city of Detroit, MI. They all lead different lives and fight separate demons, but have one thing in common: hunger for a better future. Different forces bring this group together while others threaten to tear them apart. Each will learn the old lesson of “united we stand, divided we fall.


Sheltered her whole life, Nala is Green to the ill ways of the sick individuals she encounters. After being stepped on for so long, she gets up swinging.. Knocking the dirt off her shoulders later. Young, Beautiful and Innocent ...but only for so long.


Envied by many. yet loved by plenty- Sasha was second to none. She knew she was all that and dared a soul to forget it! What she doesn’t know when enough is enough, or when love ain't really love. What will finally be her eye opener?


Forced to wear her big girl pants at an early age, Ebony is much more mature than those around her. With her head on straight, she knows exactly where she’s going: to the top! That is until she falls for the wrong person and lands flat on her face.


Quick witted with a tongue that's razor sharp, she could care less who gets cut. And we all know loose lips sink ships right? Well, eventually Cadence's hot mouth sets her world ablaze when she unravels a web of family secrets.


Growing up without his birth parents had Trevor convinced that he had never known love. Despite the lack of reciprocation, he still had a huge heart. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to be apart of the streets and show love: having a soft spot only puts you in a hard place.


Hood Prince Charming. Ladies love Lance; and he loves them back. ALL of them! Taking 'How to be a player' to another level, he constantly puts loyalty to the test. He won’t know how hard Karma swings until she hits him.


Another hood teen with hoop dreams? Nah, Keyon was a high school superstar. When it came to the game, he never took a L. But off the court, he was taking losses left and right. Will he stick to the narrow path to a bright future or steer toward the allure of the streets?


Strong, Educated and Black. The kind ‘they” tend to fear. He’s the only young man around the way who knows the importance of starting businesses, building wealth, and community organization. Still, that fire from your passion can prove to be deadly.

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Soooo this damn book Is good I literally couldn't put it down yesterday, swear I was so into the book I almost Burnt my food in the oven, I'm almost done. Yesterday, I read up to chapter 7 , very proud of you. This book is too good can't wait for part 2- Andrea L.

So Lance about to meet up with Sasha and Cadence OMG I want to speed read through this to find out how this is about to go down. I can't help but see this as a movie I can't wait for it to come out -Dominick Y