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Troy Tompkins, known as Troy CLE, is an American fiction writer from East Orange, New Jersey.[1] He is the author of The Marvelous Effect, the first book in The Marvelous World Saga. The book follows young African-American protagonist Louis Proof. The book was released by Simon & Schuster and Random House on May 22, 2007.[2] In which he received a six figure book deal.[citation needed] Troy is a graduate of Seton Hall Preparatory School and New York University (NYU).[3]

Troy Tompkins
BornEast Orange, New Jersey, U.S.
Pen nameTroy CLE
GenreScience-Fiction, Fantasy

His writing influences include Hip hop, Video games, Anime, and Science-Fiction[4]


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  1. ^ Troy CLE, Tavis Smiley, September 7, 2007. Accessed November 29, 2007. "A native of East Orange, NJ, CLE has worked as a student teacher in the NYC public school system and as a hip-hop producer."
  2. ^ "On Tuesday, May 22nd, Author Troy CLE Book release "Marvelous World"". The Hip Hop Cosign. May 19, 2007. Retrieved May 31, 2007.
  3. ^ "Authors visit English Classes". Seton Hall Preparatory School. March 20, 2006. Archived from the original on May 28, 2007. Retrieved May 31, 2007.
  4. ^ The Message Behind a Message Leads to a SeriesNew York Times, December 23, 2007