A captivating tale, written with fluid narrative and contemporary dialect, Flyy Girl captures the complete feel and sounds of the streets and is destined to become an urban classic.
After graduation Tyree worked as a reporter and assistant editor at The Capital Spotlight, served as the chief reporter for News Dimensions, and freelanced for the Washington View Magazine. Tyree also became one of the youngest African-American male journalists to be published in The Washington Post's commentary page with his views on the lack of attention that positive young men receive in the American media.
In 1992 Omar Tyree embarked on a fiction-writing career. He organized MARS Productions, a sole-proprietorship, to publish his first novel, Colored, On White Campus. It sold well enough to produce funds to publish his second effort, Flyy-Girl in April of 1993. His third book, Capital City: The Chronicles of a D.C. Underworld, was published the following year. In August of 1995, Omar Tyree signed a two-book deal with Simon & Schuster which included the republication of Flyy-Girl which went on to become a national bestseller in hardcover.