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Crook County

Diondre Hill, a recent graduate of the DePaul Law School in Chicago, has landed his first job as a junior attorney working in the prestigious law firm of Daley, Weiss, and Hillard. Diondre’s future seems bright, that is, until his help is enlisted in representing Benny “Big Moose” Heaton, the ruling Governor of the Homicidal Gangster (HG) street gang and Diondre’s financial benefactor for law school in a drug trial.
Diondre is quickly pulled back into the ruthless world of drugs and gangs. Torn between the loyalty for the HGs and the family he left in the hood, Diondre must find the evidence to save Benny Heaton from prison while fighting against his own inner-street thug in order to save his younger brother from the streets before the violence consumes them both.

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    Television Script
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    crime, drama
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    United States
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Writer Biography

Alverne Ball has a M.F.A in Fiction writing from Columbia College Chicago. He has completed studies in Columbia College’s prestigious Semester in Los Angeles program, an intensive course focused on the adaptation of material to the screen.

He has taught graphic novel writing at Noble charter High School in Chicago. He has written comic and graphic novel material for such companies as Di Bona Ventura Productions, Paramount pictures, Mcgraw-Hill, Lions forge comics, New Paradigm entertainment, Campfire graphic novels, and

His writing has been published in the literary magazine Annalemma, in Columbia College newspaper The Chronicle, online at, online for the Museum of contemporary Photography in Chicago, online for, and an online graphic story for the literary magazine, His short stories of suspense have appeared in the Sin anthology by Avendia Press, Criminal Class Review as well as the online magazine, the heated

Mr. Ball is the recipient of the 2014 and 2015 Glyph rising star award for his writing on 133art's OneNation comic book series. In 2009 Mr. Ball received first place in the Luminarts Creative Writing Competition for his graphic story, "Virgin Wolf”. He has also received Three Weisman Scholarships from Columbia for his other graphic novel works.

Currently, Mr. Ball has written and produced a short film entitled, Tattooed Tears, which was directed by Aaron Lewis and has been chosen as a 2016 Indiewise, Sankofa, and MeccaCon short film. Mr. Ball has also created and written an online comic series, When we were Kings, published by popular entertainment website, His first crime novel, Only the Holy Remain, was released by Vital Narrative Press.

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