Florida August 2016 Hip Hop Comix and Flix announces the release of the urbanlit disaster story The Harlem Shake by Jeff Carroll. It Happened on Negro Mountain is a real place located in Maryland. It Happened on Negro Mountain is available everywhere books are sold.
The 125th Street Fault is caused by a rift in the crust runs along underneath this street from the East River to New Jersey and is known as the 125th Street Fault or the Manhattanville Fault. It is suspected to have caused a magnitude-5.2 earthquake in 1737, two smaller ones in 1981, as well as a 2.4 magnitude quake in 2001. The fault line, which skims across the top of Central Park and runs to Roosevelt Island to the southeast, creates a fault valley deep enough to require the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line to use a trestle bridge between 122nd and 135th Streets. Riverside Drive also elevates to cross over the fault valley.
“I wanted to write a mainstream type story but still black. I wanted to expand on what is black science fiction. When people think of Black sci-fi they think of African warriors and paranormal stories not global disasters and the post apocalypse,” said Jeff Carroll of his work.
The Harlem Shake (Hip Hop Comix N Flix Paperback, August 20, 2016, ISBN: 978-0-9820087-5-1 $12.00 and $3.99 ebook) set to change the face of Urbanlit and Black Sci-fi with author Jeff Carroll. Jeff Carroll is an activist to his core and after the 2010 earthquake hit Haiti which was rumored to be caused by fracking near a fault line he looked for other fault lines. When he learned about the 125th Street fault line he wanted to write it into a story and start a conversation about disaster prep in the Black community.
The story: Two lovers are reunited by the storm of the century.. Just when New Yorkers were given a wakeup call into the realities of Global Warming by way of Hurricane Sandy, Harlem becomes host to yet another one of Mother Nature’s catastrophic lessons.
There was an inactive fault line under the village of Harlem. When this fracture in the bedrock of Harlem’s famed 125th street becomes active, all of Harlem begins to shake as New York experiences a category 8 earthquake.
Young television audience producer Kenny thinks he is prepared for everything Murphy’s Law can throw at him. With the help of his roommate, Ant, he manages to generate a packed audience to the Apollo Theater despite the hurricane forecast.. He is full of confidence when he runs into his ex-girlfriend, Deidra, who left him to travel along with a rapper as a glorified manager.
Still in all he was having a good day, but not in his wildest dreams would he think that he and his team of audience coordinators and friends would have to navigate crevasses the length of city blocks, collapsing buildings and lawless streets. It will take all of his skills to help them escape being buried under the rubble of this world famous concrete jungle.
Jeff Carroll lives in South Florida, with his wife and son. He is a writer, a filmmaker and owner of Hip Hop Comix N Flix. He enjoys writing Sci/fi, Horror and fantasy stories with lots of action and a social edge. He has written and produced 2 films, his second film was Gold Digger Killer won 3 film awards including BEST Picture at the International Hip Hop film festival. Jeff Carroll is the author of the non-fiction book The Hip Hop Dating Guide.