Turn the Lights On is based on fatherless urban youth trying to find their way through life. This includes being involved in the drug game and witnessing murder at an early age. The title Turn the Lights On is reference to the youth living life in the dark and having to find their own light. This book is based on a true story of Seve "Jamaal's" life from the age of thirteen to the present day. This book gives the readers an insight into street and gang life in the worst areas of Michigan. This journey is broken into two books, describing how Seve makes it into adulthood and with stands near death experiences. This book is used to inspire those who have lived through tragedy and made it through the darkness.