Ced Pharaoh was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. A lifelong bookworm; his earliest favorites were comic books/graphic novels, mysteries (Encyclopedia Brown, Sherlock Holmes etc), thrillers, poetry, non-fiction biographies and sci-fi/fantasy! He's been writing poetry since 3rd grade but it was a book called The Legend of Tarik by Walter Dean Myers that sparked him to write his own fantasy/sci-fi stories.
Throughout the years, he's used his love of photography and writing in various positionsand opportunities to create bios, media releases, advertising copy and voice-overscripts. Ced has a blog, 360BEYOND where he highlights indie artists and other creative ideas.
An artist/activist, Ced believes that Creativity is a power better suited to uplift than to destroy. He, along with his Wife, used their combined talents towards youth development by teaching leadership and communication skills to Chicago area youth. After helping the youth find their voice; each teaching session culminated with the youth performing self-written speeches, in front of the community and civic leaders. Other youth development highlights include; Studying For The Constitution workshop, Hurricane Katrina Fundraiser and technology training.
Currently, Ced is working on his series, The Legacy Chronicles and in 2012, he published the collection of dark fantasy poetry, Watch The Shadows: The Legacy Chronicles Book 1. He is busy working on the novel, Urban Mage | The Legacy Chronicles Book 2 slated for 2016.
In addition, his cyberfunk short story, Edge Of Innocence is in the The City | CyberFunk Anthology, published by MVMedia Publishing. Married in front of thousands at The African Festival Of Arts, he resides in Chicago, Illinois with his Wife and Son.