Jason Poole was born and raised in Washington, D.C., and is the proud father of a teenage son. He's also Essence magazine bestselling author of Larceny, and co-author of the ground-breaking book Convict's Candy. He wrote both novels while serving time in prison. In 1996, he was incarcerated on a drug violation charge and served a ten-year illegal sentence, due to an erroneous enhancement. In January 2007, he was released from federal prison, and has regained his freedom.