from staff reports
The Meridian Star
Tyree M. Braden of Memphis, Tenn., has written two books through his Four Walls production company. They are available through his website, fourwallsproduction.com.
His first book is titled "Four Walls: Tragedy and Heartbreak." His second book is titled "Four Walls: The Truth, The Lies, The Betrayal."
Braden, the youngest of four children, was born and raised in Meridian by his mother.
"I spent a lot of time in the streets; didn't really hang out with a lot of people. As I look back on my life now I think I did it because I didn't have a father figure in my life. My mother did what she could for us, but raising four boys by yourself is hard for anybody," Braden writes of his life.
"Through everything I went through growing up, writing has always been my outlet. I started writing when I was 10. I started out telling jokes of my family, then stories. As I got older I started doing little comedy skits for people in the hood."
After moving to Memphis, Braden says he became more dedicated to his writing.
Braden's books examine the behind-the-scene lives of three Southern couples, and take the reader on a journey through the secrets revolving around them.