Sometimes The Sun Don't Shine

Tina raised her three children the best she could in Decatur, IL. However, Tangie, Terri, and Tyrone are separated, when she suddenly loses her battle with cancer, and they are forced to live with their paternal families in different parts of the United States.

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What is Double Dap?

Double Dap Books was established in 2009 in Alpharetta, GA and have recently relocated our business to Decatur, Illinois. We are a family owned and operated self-publishing. company. ​Our published books have been sold on Barnes and Nobles, Borders, Book Masters, Amazon and other large and small book stores. We strive to produce quality reads not limited to any specific age, gender or socio-economic status, as our goal is to open minds one page at a time!

Meet the Author

Tyra Denine 

Author, Educator, Navy Vet, Speaker, Mother.

Tyra Denine is a self-published author: Damaged Goods, A Self-fulfilled Prophecy is her first publication. Her second novel, Sometimes the Sun Don’t Shine will be released Fall 2020

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Jala Cruz

Jala is a project manager, producer, and sports enthusiast. She graduated from the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing. Jala believes that the journey to achieve your goal is bright.


Stella pursues race car driving with the goal of winning first place in a competitive auto race. She's confident, talented, and empowered. Will Stella stay on track? Or, will obstacles keep her from reaching her ambitious goal?

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Push On, Finish First

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