Anative of Chicago’s Westside, Darryl  Harvey became interested in poetry during his senior year of high school. After graduating high school and enrolling at Northern Illinois University (NIU), Darryl majored in journalism and worked on his craft while writing articles and poetry for NIU newspapers. In 2003, Darryl self-published his debut manuscript, "Loving A Black Woman", which received rave reviews in Sister 2 Sister magazine and other publications. 

      In 2008, Darryl brought another aspect to his writing by publishing a children’s book series aimed at promoting self-esteem, education, sharing and positive family relationships entitled The Sunflower Series.  In 2009, Darryl recognized that there were many writers in the Chicago-land area like himself seeking to promote African-American literature and learn more about the business of publishing, so he founded the  Chicago Black Authors Network. Mr. Harvey also has a Masters of Science degree in Human Service Administration.

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