Monday, August 24, 2009
NEW WRITER PANEL
Rekaya Gibson’s love for food is evident throughout her fiction work, The Food Temptress, and her children’s book, Are There French Fries in Heaven? Some of her nonfiction articles have appeared in the “Cabo Living Magazine,” “Desert Saints Magazine,” and “Lake of the Ozarks Second Home Living Magazine.” In 2006, she self-published an e-Book, Wow Them With Your Grant Proposal under her own e-publishing company, Gibson Girl Publishing Company. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of New Orleans. She resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Food Temptress
The New Orleans Goddess of Gastronomy, Ambrosia Bourgeois, uses food to seduce men in hopes of creating Mister Right. Paralleling southern cuisine, each short story captures the hearts and minds of different men. When she discovers that her meals fall short of converting the man to her specifications, she moves on to the next one—a total of 16 ranging from the local sheriff to a Bourbon Street musician. The Food Temptress serves up a delectable treat connected by Ambrosia’s continuing quest for both romantic and culinary perfection.
Website address: http://www.foodtemptress.com/
Shelia M. Goss is the Essence Magazine Best-Selling author of My Invisible Husband, Roses are thorns, Violets are true, Paige’s Web, and Double Platinum. His Invisible Wife is her fifth women's fiction novel. She also has her first young adult book in stores - The Lip Gloss Chronicles Vol. 1: The Ultimate Test. For more information, visit her website www.sheliagoss.com or www.thelipglosschronicles.com. .
Website address - http://www.sheliagoss.com/ or http://www.thelipglosschronicles.com/
His Invisible Wife
With money on their minds, Jake and Brianna agree to get married. It's purely a business arrangement, but as lies, deceit, intrigue, and betrayal begin to plague the newlyweds, can Jake and Brianna get through the drama and learn to truly love each other?
Save The Best For Last
THE LAW AND THE LADY . . .
Graphic artist Genevieve L'Esperance has got it all together, even by tough New York standards: A thriving career, a spacious Upper East Side condo, even a sort-of boyfriend named Barry. But the one thing she doesn't have is something Americans take for granted and if she's found out it'll mean the end of life as she knows it. And now the law is closing in on her . . .
THE LADY AND THE LAWYER . . .
Gen's friend Barry comes up with a solution and quickly moves her to a rented room uptown while he finalizes arrangements to keep her safe. While Gen is grateful to him, she can't help feeling that she's sold out her future. But then Barry's master plan gets delayed, and when she mets Dexter Gray, the struggling law student who occupies the other room on the floor, things really start to get complicated . . .
Jean Holloway was born October 10, 19... in Queens, New York. During a difficult childhood because of severe eczema, she became an avid reader. Books were her friend.
Early in life, she found she was fascinated by the macabre. Her favorite genres: mystery, romance and horror.
At age thirteen, her biological mother died. A wife and mother by the time she reached seventeen, she ended up divorced at twenty. A year later, she met her second, current and final husband, Fred. They've been together over 37 years and raised six children. Jean is a grandmother of eight, great-grandmother of one!
Five years ago, after foot surgery, her sister, Lori suggested she get Ace of Hearts down, do some editing and see if it would fly. Jean printed several copies of her manuscript and attended the National Book Club Convention handing out her manuscripts to a room full of Zane fans and soon book clubs were talking! She met her publisher, Diane Dorcé, of Firefly Publishing and Entertainment that weekend. Three months later, Jean signed a contract, went through the editing process one more time and Ace of Hearts was born!
The moral of Jean's story: NEVER GIVE UP YOUR DREAM.
Ace of Hearts
Shevaughn Robinson has gone from the cop everyone doubted to the "golden child" of the Portsborough Police Department.
Helene Elliott is found dead from an apparent suicide. The police department is pressured to take on the investigation. Elliott's case awakens a complicated relationship with Terri Becker who resents Shevaughn for the death of her husband, the serial killer dubbed Ace of Hearts.
Will Shevaughn's attempts to move forward inadvertently lead death to her front door yet again?
Throughout her writing career, Rae Lori has written comic book and film related articles which have appeared in online publications such as Comic Stack, Suite101, CinemaGap and Dark Moon Rising. As a result, her alma mater's English course chose one of her articles as an example for how to write an article. She also served as editor and contributing writer of her school newsletter. For her contributions to the newsletter and her leadership, she has won various Success & Leadership awards sponsored by her alma mater where she received her BA in Media Arts & Animation.
Her manuscript, Hotel Sunset, won an Honorable Mention award in the 73rd Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition. Under various pen names, she has written books, novellas and short stories that run the genre gamut of science fiction, fantasy, short roman noir and paranormal romance and many more waiting to drip onto the page.
A fan of David Lynch and Alfred Hitchcock, she also has a love for film, vampires and visual storytelling which she couples with the art of the written word to tell her stories. Rae makes her home in Arizona where she pens her science fiction, fantasy and romance stories between her work as a graphic designer. She also holds novel writing classes for new and aspiring authors in the virtual world of Second Life.
Alexandra Lyons is a cold, seductive yet skilled assassin. Camilla Angelson is a bubbly writer enjoying the quiet life. Both women are the same person. Unfortunately, her former employer, the secret government bureau that hired her, knows this all too well. Soon she comes in contact with a former secret agent named Josh Mayer looking to start his life over after a messy divorce. The race begins to survive while evading an unknown killer with ties to the newest presidential candidate to the White House. Meanwhile, Alexandra grows closer to Josh as she slowly remembers the dark past she left behind.
Mrs. Diane Martin was born in Chicago, Illinois and currently lives in the Chicago land area. She earned her Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degree from Chicago State University.
Never What it Seems
Never What it Seems is the story of Dee Wellington and AJ Madison, two women who were born in Chicago, and much like the city; their lives are anything, but ordinary. Dee grew up in a dysfunctional household that by today’s standards would be considered completely ‘normal’. Trying to cope with life’s complexities, Dee contributes all of life’s changes to God’s will. Throughout the changes in her life, she resists the urge to disrupt the balance of things unless she really has to. On the other hand, there is AJ Madison who is a rambunctious, intelligent, and outgoing character who lives by her own standards and believes that you get what you give. Both, Dee and AJ grew-up trying to maneuver in systems created to breakdown the human spirit. Readers will find a familiarity in their struggles, their desires, and their will to overcome.
Dr. William A. Martin
Dr. Martin was born in Chicago Illinois and currently resides in the Chicago-land area. He earned his doctorate degree in Counseling, Adult, and Higher Education from Northern Illinois University, his Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Chicago State University. He is a motivational speaker, counselor, business owner, and lecturer. He sits on the board of the Srewolf & Nitram HEARTS Foundation, Helping Ex-offenders and Addicts Return To Society. He is also the author of An Analysis of Faculty Perceptions of Nontraditional Degree Programs.
Speak Power, Speak Wealth, & Speak Freedom: Paradigm Processing - Tearing Down the Walls
I am on a mission to transform the paradigm of those who believe that the unbelievable cannot be achieved. I will help you tear down the walls between traditional, nontraditional and adult education, and its theoretical framework. I will provide a new approach to motivating growth through leadership, counseling, mentoring, and faithfulness. The plans I provide will help you address all issues that may have kept you from achieving your dreams, and your vision of a life of joy. Through my experiences, I will show you how to speak power, wealth, and the freedom that a life of living in joy provides.
The workbook is intended to be a guide to controlling your emotions, courage conviction, positive discourse, reflection, reciprocal learning, and philanthropy. The questions are of a mixed variety and difficulty. The answers to the questions are in you. I highly recommend that you work through these questions diligently; diagram, draw, label, and fill in the blanks when asked; write notes in the margins; take time to think; and share your visions with others. You will find that if you can draw, diagram, write, and say it, you know it and can achieve it. Try it. Most importantly, I know you will enjoy the learning of these principles in your endeavors to achieve a life of joy and victory.
Bestselling author Tia McCollors entices the taste buds of her readers with a sweet blend of faith and fiction in her inspirational novels. After leaving a career in public relations professional, Tia has emerged as a steadfast author of faith-based books. Her latest novel, The Last Woman Standing, was released on August 1. Her other novels include: A Heart of Devotion, Zora's Cry, and The Truth About Love. Tia lives with her family in the Atlanta, GA area.
The Last Woman Standing
The man. His woman. His ex-wife. After being married to their careers instead of each other for ten years, “Ace” and Lynette Bowers ended their marriage. But four years later, it seems their love never ended – to both of their surprises and denial. Sheila Rushmore is Ace’s current girlfriend and a woman who is used to getting what she wants – except Ace’s commitment to marriage. When Sheila realizes Lynette may be the cause, she launches a plan to play the hand of God, instead of allowing Him to bring the love all three of them desire.
Rhonda McKnight is the owner of Legacy Editing, a free-lance editing service for fiction writers and Urban Christian Fiction Today http://www.urbanchristianfictiontoday.com/, a popular Internet site that highlights African-American Christian fiction. She’s the vice-president of Faith Based Fiction Writers of Atlanta. When she’s not editing projects, teaching writing workshops or penning her next novel, she spends time with her family. Originally from a small, coastal town in New Jersey, she’s called Atlanta, Georgia home for twelve years.
Secrets and Lies
Faith Morgan is struggling with her faith. Years of neglect leave her doubting that God will ever fix her marriage. When a coworker accuses her husband, Jonah, of the unthinkable, Faith begins to wonder if she really knows him at all, and if it’s truly in God’s will for them to stay married.
Pediatric cardiologist Jonah Morgan is obsessed with one thing: his work. A childhood incident cemented his desire to heal children at any cost, even his family, but now he finds himself at a crossroads in his life. Will he continue to allow the past to haunt him, or find healing and peace in a God he shut out long ago?
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