Monday, October 24, 2005

Reader’s Day - Meet The Authors

Did you enjoy today's panel? Do you have more questions for the guests on the panels. This is the place to do it.Don't forget your registration number when you post a comment or question.

Wayne Jordan - romance author and publisher of Color Of Romance Online Magazine

J.J. Murray - Fiction Writer

Varian Johnson - Fiction Writer

R. Barri Flowers - is the author of several suspense thriller novels, with more than a splash of romance, including JUSTICE SERVED (Dorchester, 2005) and PERSUASIVE EVIDENCE (Dorchester, 2004. His fiction has received rave reviews.
Barri has now ventured into contemporary romance fiction. Writing as Devon Vaughn Archer, his new novel, DARK AND DASHING, is part of a two book, all male written anthology, SLOW MOTION (BET, November 2005). The anthology has just been given a 4.5 Stars TOP PICK by Romantic Times!

SLOW MOTION and Barri's mysteries can be found at most bookstores across the country or online booksellers such as and
Visit the author's website at:

Vincent Alexander - Fiction Writer

Edwardo Jackson is a graduate of Morehouse College and has an MBA from the University of Phoenix. The winner of the 1993 NAACP ACTSO Silver Medal in Playwriting, he is an author, screenwriter, and actor, as well as a President of the entertainment promotional company JCM Entertainment, LLC. His other works include Ever After (2001), Neva Hafta (2002) both published by Random House/Villard Books the forthcoming sequel I Do? (November 2005) as well as the story And Then She Cried, featured in the anthology Proverbs for the People (Kensington, 2003) and Broken Rules in the anthology Intimacy (Penguin Plume, 2004). Originally from Seattle, WA, Mr. Jackson resides in Los Angeles, CA.

Cheryl Talley Moss, a native of Gary, Indiana, has wanted to be an entrepreneur and a novelist for as long as she can remember. In fact, she was a member of the Future Business Leaders of America in high school. She has been writing and expressing herself all of her life, but made it a career choice after surviving cancer. During her twenty-five years experience as an award-winning cosmetology educator/stylist, Cheryl honed her skills as an ethnic hair & skin care specialist.

Over 20 years ago, Ms. Moss was employed as the assistant to the chemist of the Research and Development Department at E. F. Young Jr. Manufacturing Company, the oldest African-American owned manufacturer of cosmetics and hair care products made especially for African-Americans. Cheryl's background also includes a broad range of management and consulting experience.

In 1992, Cheryl Talley Moss became the first African-American woman to own a full-service hair salon in a shopping mall in Mesquite, TX. It was also the same year Ms. Moss became a cancer survivor. She believes her life was spared for a reason, and is determined to use all the gifts and talents God has blessed her with.

In 1998, Cheryl was elected to serve as president of the Big Town Mall Board of Trade Mesquite, Texas. She was the first African-American to hold the position.

In 1999 Ms. Moss wrote & self-published and sold over 6 thousand copies of her self-help book, Healthy Hair Care Tips for Today's Black Woman, The Black Woman's Guide to Healthy Hair. The same year, Cheryl made's Best-Seller's List.

In 2000, Cheryl was featured in several national magazines including Eclipse and Blactress to discuss her best selling hair guide. This work continues to be a “must-read” for urban contemporary stylists and clients alike.

In 2001, The Total Woman Tour (Sponsored by Pantene and Tampax) honored Ms. Moss by selecting her as The Black Hair Care Expert of Mesquite, Texas.

In 2004, Cheryl released her debut novel, Sooner or Later. The critically acclaimed romance suspense deals with very real issues such as sexual assault, obesity, discrimination in the workplace, infidelity, and baby momma drama.

Cheryl is a member of Black Writers United & Writers RX. She is also a beauty consultant as well as a confident & frequent lecturer. She resides in the Dallas area where she is promoting her books and healthy hair and skin care line.

Ms. Moss is currently writing: Healthy Skin Care Tips for Today's Black Woman (to be released November, 2005)

Cheryl is happily single. She was married for 29 years. She has three adult children. In her spare time, Cheryl enjoys gardening, traveling, listening to music, designing jewelry & hair ornaments, and taking life one day at a time.

Cheryl released her Healthy Hair and Skin Care Line in September, 2005. She named the company: Cheryl Talley Moss/Georgia's Girl (in honor of her late mother). Her products are available for purchase on her web site:

Tia Williams - Fiction author and skin and hair consultant

Cydney Rax - Fiction author and owner of Book Remarks online site

LaShaunda C. Hoffman - Shades Of Romance editor and publisher.

Janice Robinson - Christian fiction author

Tia Mccollors - Christian fiction author

Marina Woods- Owner of Good Girls Book Club

Tee C. Royal- A former Captain in the Air Force, Tee C. Royal is the founder of the Reading and Writing SISTAZ aka RAWSISTAZ, one of the largest African-American online book clubs and their team of reviewers, TRR aka The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers and President of Atlanta-RAWSISTAZ. Since inception, the RAWSISTAZ website has become a major resource for readers, writers, and literary enthusiasts and TRR are highly respected in literary circles and sought out for book reviews and promotion of African-American titles.

Very active in the literary community, Tee is the Vice-President for Authors Supporting Authors Positively and a webmistress for several literary websites and authors. She is also a freelance reader, reviewer & proofreader residing in the suburbs of Atlanta. In addition to leading her own team of 15 reviewers, she reviews professionally for several online and print magazines and is a member of a host of literary organizations. She is knowledgeable about the AA literary industry and prides herself on their group motto..."Keeping you In the Know regarding the African-American Literary community."

To contact Tee, you can reach her at or via the website at

Tara Green- Owner of The Romance Book Club

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