Omar Tyree, a New York Times bestselling author and NAACP Image Award winner, has been a talented creative writer, journalist and poet for three decades, going all the way back to his freshman year of college at the University of Pittsburgh in the summer of 1987, where he was first asked to write about his family, friends, hobbies and experiences as a native of Philadelphia. He later transferred to the distinguished Howard University in Washington, DC, to complete a School of Communications Degree -- cum laude -- in Print Journalism, while writing the celebrated column “Food For Thought” in the student run The Hilltop newspaper as a senior.
After graduating from Howard, Tyree became one of the top young Black Press journalists in the nation’s capital, and one of the youngest Op-ed writers ever to be featured with an international article in the award-winning Washington Post newspaper, entitled, “Meet The New Invisible Man.”
Not stopping there, Tyree went on to start his own book publishing company, MARS Productions, from his third-floor apartment in Hyattsville, MD, and continued to grow as a professional writer, later becoming known as “The Godfather of Urban Contemporary Fiction” with such urban classic novels as Flyy Girl, Capital City, Leslie and Just Say No!
Tyree has now published 28 books in several genres, including fiction, nonfiction, business, children, horror, erotica, biographical, short stories, essays and poetry.