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Authoress Taquila Thompson
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Female
About Me

I am an aspiring author. I will be releasing my children's book series late 2011. The first book out that series will be Visiting Daddy. I am 22 years young and I have been writing for most of my life. I write poems, short stories, and am currently working on a novel. I write about things that I know and have experience with which gives me the range to cover a wide variety of topics instead of one. I don't censor my writing and am not afraid to tackle subjects most people would be afraid of approaching. I am very unique in my style. i can only hope that by being different and breaking out of the norm that it will help me succeed.


What's the last book you've read?

Strawberry Mansion

What's your favorite book and why?

Tears of a Tiger because it was a heart wrenching story. It was about how Andy couldn't get over the guilt of his friend dying in a car accident. I love that story and have read it every year since 8th grade.


Mr. Titus Broom
Member
Male
About Me

Writing is everything to me and though I have put it on the back burner for year because of listening to certain people and making up my own excuses, those day's are done. I feel like each life is a poem written by the way we live our lives. So I have decided at this point in my life that it's time to put pen to paper and fingers to keys and embrace my passion which is writing. I am a native of Charlotte, North Carolina with a very simple life mission, for my actions and words to become visual images of a different way of living. My goal is to provide people with the "truths" of how choices, good and bad, have the potential to form their destiny. Sharing the results of my negative actions are not mere words; however, the results of those actions have proven to be many people's reality self-check. I am a protrait of ONE NEGATIVE CHOICE, but despite my past I have RISEN and OVERCOME. I have learned to use those choices and turn what has been something negative into something positive. I am a successful business owner, writer, Motavational Speaker, husband, father, and college graduate with a BS in Psychology. I share the beauty and pain of my life so that others don't find themselves in the same position. I desire for all to know that using the consequesnces of negative choices and hard failures as stepping stones in making positive living achievable, attainable, and life enriching. My motto is "Life and Death swing on the hinges of the CHOICES we make".

 

 



What's the last book you've read?

The Four Agreements

What's your favorite book and why?

I honestly don't have a favorite, but my favorite kinds are books that seek to reveal a truth about a topic, or anything that makes the reader think beyond that which is common. 


H. M. Trey
Member
Male
About Me

I was born in Statesville, NC and currently reside in Charlotte, NC. I earned his B.A. in Exercise and Sports Science from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and M.B.A. from Strayer University. Most of my professional career has been spent in the Human Services Field where I currently works as a Qualified Professional in mental health. I have been writing poetry for many years. In 2008, I set out to write my first novel, with a desire to ultimately become a full-time writer.


What's the last book you've read?

Ask Nicely and I Might

What's your favorite book and why?

The Purpose Driven Life is my favorite book because it provides me with insight as to how to discover what my purpose in life is.


Author Bolaji A Tijani-Qudus
Member
Male
50 years old
About Me

Bolaji Tijani-Qudus lives in the San Francisco Bay area, California. He doubled as a portfolio accountant during the day and as a bar/lounge owner at night before exploring his passion for storytelling. When he’s not at home spending time with his two sons, he indulges in writing and movies. WTF Moment is his first novel.

www.bolajitijaniqudus.com


What's the last book you've read?

The Brethen by John Grisham

What's your favorite book and why?

I like quite a few books, not sure if I have a favorite one :-)


Walethia Aquil
Member
Female
About Me

I believe manners still matter. "Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use." ~Emily Post I enjoy ballroom dancing,golfing, and good books. Walethia Aquil Certified Image and Etiquette Coach ? Corporate Trainer ? Speaker ? International Author Walethia Aquil is Founder and Director of Grace and Charm and the creator of the Grace and Charm Success System. She is one of the country's most knowledgeable and recognized experts in the fields of etiquette and image coaching. Proving that it is possible for anyone to dramatically change their circumstances, Walethia's own life reflects the ultimate personal transformation story, evolving from a terribly shy and insecure child, embarrassed and self-conscious about her social skills into a successful CEO, model, award-winning image consultant, etiquette advisor, media expert, and radio host. ?I remember my first date, it was awful, the Junior Couple Dance. A tradition is to have dinner after the dance. I walked into this restaurant, sat down to a table with silverware, a tablecloth, napkins and china, and know I was out of my element. I made a decision then that I would never feel embarrassed in any given situation.? For over 25 years, she has coached business leaders and teams, politicians, entertainers, beauty pageant winners, and society's elite. She has helped thousands to boost their confidence, improve their bottom lines, business and personal relationships via television, radio, seminars, and personal coaching. Fast Forward to Today Walethia hosts the Success With Grace and Charm radio show and has been a guest on over 100 other television and radio programs. She has received numerous awards including the "Total Image Award" for her outstanding work in the image consulting profession. Walethia has authored the highly anticipated book, Women Who Win: Business Etiquette Tactics that Lead to Success in Life and Business. She has been featured in Women in Business magazine and publications from the American Business Women's Association and Professional Business Women's Network and numerous other publications. Walethia's Grace and Charm Success System includes over 30 unique training programs for improving organizational and personal behavior, business and social graces, and effective team building. Her clients include the Small Business Administration, Michigan Department of Transportation, YWCA, and numerous other leading business, government, and faith-based organizations. In addition to being a certified Image and Etiquette/Protocol Coach, she is a former instructor for the John Robert Powers International Finishing School, coach for the Ms. Michigan Beauty Pageant, image consultant for the Urban League, and an Ambassador for Dudley Beauty Corp, LLC. Walethia is actively involved in her community, her most recent endeavors includes the creation of My Dreams do Come True, which she serves as CEO. My Dreams do Come True is an emerging non-profit which donates formal gowns to high school seniors wishing to attend their prom. As a facilitator for Teenquest, a pre-employment training program, she helps prepare teens 9-12 grades with the necessary skills to successfully enter the workforce. Walethia speaks at colleges and universities across the country teaching etiquette, dress, team building, public speaking, and career development skills. She developed the Ideal Girl youth personal development curriculum taught in Michigan schools and helped establish the Dress for Success program in Flint, Michigan. Recent recognition: Featured In Exceptional People Magazine 101 Blog to Watch in 2011 10 Most Intriguing Women Nominated as a Small Business Influencer Available for Speaking and Workshops Nationwide For more information, visit www.GraceAndCharm.com or call (866)610-3746


What's the last book you've read?

Black Faces in White Places

What's your favorite book and why?

Too many to mention


Deep Rivers
Member
Female
About Me

I am Co-Owner of Wikked Konnection and Vantage Point Publishing Company..  Erotic poet and writer.  

I am also a Natural Hair Stylist and Certified Temperament Specialist


What's the last book you've read?

The Dominant View by Rx Grande

What's your favorite book and why?

The Bond Woman's Narrative.  It is slated as being the first book written by an African American woman..


Tha Genarall
Member
Male
55 years old
About Me

Bio :Tha Genarall grew up in the inner city of St.Louis at the age of twelve
he was introduced to the street life.He became a product of his own
enviroment which landed him in and out of juvenile facilities ending
with a ten year sentence in prison.While doing his time he gave his lifeto
God and turned his life around writing a series of ''Tru to Life" books
that are now being released to the world. He now lives a positive life
and attends Southern Illinois University College, traveling doing book
signing and lecturing on his novel. He also has several screenplay that
he's written called the Personal Trainer and Shenfa


What's the last book you've read?

FROM THE DIRTY SOUTH TO SAINT LOUIE

What's your favorite book and why?

FROM THE DIRTY SOUTH TO SAINT LOUIE will make you laugh and
cry as it takes you back in time,
through the tale of hard times,
good times and the triumph of
good versus evil, especially the
trials of racism. This is a MUST
read, once you pick it up you
won’t be able to put it down

$14.95+ S/H $2.00

Phone Orders 314-922-4946 , email [email protected] are checks money orders. To Willennium Publishing P O BOX 21312 FLORISSANT 63032


GREATEST POET ALIVE
Member
Male
About Me

THE GREATEST POET ALIVE(GPA) hails from CHICAGO IL. He is the author of the best selling, critically acclaimed book of poetry THE CONFESSIONAL HEART OF A MAN,The Book of 24 Orgasms,and The Mind of a Poetic Unsub.GPA hosts Poetry's Love Letter Open Mic in Chicago and the poetic website,www.iblowyourmind.net. Besides there, GPA can be found on FACE BOOK as G.P.A.(Greatest Poet Alive),twitter @ gr8estpoetalive. THE CONFESSIONAL HEART OF A MAN ,The Book of 24 Orgasms, and The Mind of a Poetic Unsub can be purchased at www.iblowyourmind.net, and the reviews can be found on www.Amazon.com.


What's the last book you've read?

Odd Apocalypse by Dean Koontz

What's your favorite book and why?

My favorite book is Big girls Do Cry by Carl Weber. It brought me in and had me thinking about the characters when it was done


Najen
Member
Female
About Me

What's the last book you've read?

Prisoner's Wife

What's your favorite book and why?

I fell in love with Chasing Destiny. Eric Jerome Dickey had the ability to capture me in ways that he has never before. With Chasing Destiny I invisioned myself in the story. I read the book several times. I helped me grow as a writer and a reader. :)


Alicia TheAuthor Howard
Member
Female
40 years old
About Me

I am a women of God first, than a mother, friend, lover, and Author. I am 29 years old I have completed my first book the is soon to be in stores this page is design to support my books and nothing more. To know me is to love me to love me you have to know me. I am proud of the gift that god has blessed me with and now I am ready to use it. Pray for me as I will pray for you and watch god change things. God is love so be more like him and less you I am out mawh. Its the God in me.


What's the last book you've read?

Bankroll Squad

What's your favorite book and why?

Gangsta by Kwan  It just left me dying for more:lol:


Najee Jamerson
Member
Female
32 years old
About Me

Hello my name is Najee Jamerson i grew up in Southern California but i now reside in Las Vegas. I love writing its my life its what i was meant to do. I wrote my first manuscript at the age of fourteen and havent stopped since then. My debut novel Nympho was just released and is available on BLACKBOOKSPLUS.COM AND AMAZON.COM. Nympho is a crazy sexy erotica about two women who are addicted to sex and handles it very differently. Riley embraces the fact that she's a nympho while Kren feels like its ruining her life. Nympho is a sexy, crazy, erotica with a twist so wicked it'll knock your socks off.


What's the last book you've read?

Prada Plan 2

What's your favorite book and why?

My favorite book is the Prada Plan Series the story line always has me on the edge of my seat wondering whats about to happen.


Author Marques Lewis
Member
Male
37 years old
About Me

My name is Marques Lewis, I am 26 years old, I am from Irvington, New Jersey living in Leesburg, GA. My debut "The Road To The Perfect Guy" will be out on my publisher website. www.rwjpublishinginc.com. All I can say about me is that every day I keep getting better and I will do anything to get better. You can add me on facebook

http://www.facebook.com/yournextfavewriterM.Lewis


What's the last book you've read?

Its Love For Her by me

What's your favorite book and why?

To Kill A Mocking Bird. That book show so much pain, struggle, and etc. To see the change of how things were back then to now is just a blessing.


K L Belvin
Member
Male
54 years old
About Me

I was born and continue to reside, in South Jamaica, New York. At 44-years-old I am a father of four, teacher for the New York City Department of Education for over eleven years, a born again Christian and I am recently re-married. My lovely supportive wife is my strength, best friend, and editor of most of my work. Together we started and run our own publishing company called Bravin Publishing LLC.  In June 2008 we release my first manuscript called “A Man In Transition” A book of poems, stories and observations.

In the future we hope to be able to give authors a home where they can their work published and read without the worry of being taken advantage of. All while showing a united front in marriage and business.  The creation of a publishing company is also my way of presenting me as a role model for today’s youth and the African American community.

I obtained my A.S. in business from Kingsborough Community College; City University of New York, a B.S. in Education from York College; City University of New York and I hold a Master’s Degree in Education, specializing in Curriculum Writing, Assessments and Teaching from Walden University. I anticipate beginning my Ph.D. studies in the near future. 

 

 

I am a writer of poetry and fictional and non-fictional stories. Over the years I changed my focus of writing from erotic based content to romance, spiritual inspirations and social promotion due to religious choices. I hope to offer the world-focused insight of a man who has completely changed his life to helping and supporting others. I believe my writing expresses my growth as a man who, now, attempts to offer counsel, entertainment and guidance to all he meets.

 

 


What's the last book you've read?

F*** It Im Fat by Julia Press Simmons

What's your favorite book and why?



Author Latanya Jackson
Member
Female
45 years old
About Me

There’s more to me than the human eye can see. I’m a woman of purpose and destiny. A perfect design, I’m special and unique. I won’t be identified by the parts that make up my physique. My beauty is not defined by my skin or my hair and my soul has more value than the clothes that I wear. I’m not a symbol of pleasure or sex appeal; I have the natural ability to comfort and the power to heal. When God made me, He created a gem because He fashioned me in the likeness of Him. I refuse to do anything that will put God to shame. I deserve to be treated with reverence and called by my name. I can’t be purchased or sold at any price because I’ve already been bought and paid for by the precious blood of Christ! I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139:14)


What's the last book you've read?

Your Attitude is Showing

What's your favorite book and why?

Push....... More my reality than another readers fiction


AntPearson
Member
Male
About Me

Founder of WACS. Inc.

 

WACS was founded with the aim to promote inspiration, awareness, and growth. Through creativity we aim to inspire!



Sarah Murdaugh
Member
Female
44 years old
About Me

Lets see, I love writing short stories and poetry, and my first book Pink Moon is now available on my site wAww.sarahlmurdaugh.com . Samples of my work and my book reviews can be read on there as well! My heart lays in the Artistic world. I love true music, art, poetry, dancing, singing... everything in that field. I love that dark rich color of purple, I'm shy at first, then can be silly and fun once I am comfortable with you. If I'm not, you will know, because I will seem standoffish and extremely quiet around you. but once you get to know me, you have a friend for life...unless you misuse my trust and treat me like I was born 2 hours ago. And if you do, thats it for me, I won't mess with you at all no more. Which means, just get to know me more and not assume crap. i hate people that get all in your kool-aid and don't know the flavor...lol. I like hanging out or in with those who are fun, positive and those who I feel I can really trust. I like video games, reading, walking, shopping, window shopping and animals. I hate coconut, scrambled/fried eggs makes me REALLY sick and I can't stand inconsiderate people. I like finding new hobbies to take up, like attending different churches, because I don't believe in staying with one church JUST because you were brought up in it. The reason for that is because, you may not get nothing from the preacher, so find a church home that best suites you. I just found my biological family, still searching for my biological mom, I am studying for my bachelors in Health Care Management at South University, and will have a book out soon. My favorite song of all times is New Birth "Wildflower", i am an old school fanatic, love to wrestle because i am a countrified tom boy. I love my country accent, I wish i had more company, and I love helping others more then having them help me.I love my daughter. I hate gum popping, that noise in my ear is like someone scratching a chalkboard. I hate loud rude folk who want to show how ignorant they are. I like being cynical when I'm clowning with my friends. I love perfume, love bath and body works, hate citrus scented perfume, yuck...and even hate it for a room deodorizer. I will LET you think you are getting away with picking on or hurting me, because you are apparently NOT on my mind are important to me. I do have my down moments when I think about my childhood, and it does impact my present life. I think TOO much, worry a bit more then that, have a not so good sleep pattern and has a temper that no one has seen and they better be glad they haven't. I am my own worst critic, I love learning new words and riddles. I love surprises. I always wanted to be in the air force just to fly and blow up stuff, but I wear glasses .

I also have a feed every Wednesday night at 12am called Midnight Confessions which will be coming to a live streaming radio show this September, so please look out for that, as well as, other projects I'm working on. There is so much more to learn about me, but you have to hang out with me to learn for yourself! Plus, I'm hungry and gotta go find something to eat,lol.


What's the last book you've read?

Get N' Serious 2 By Rory Sheriff

What's your favorite book and why?

My favorite book of all time would be Erotique Noire / Miriam Decosta-Willis,  R. Marvin and R. Bell. because it shows what true erotica is and is my motivation behind my more erotic works!


Latisha Patterson
Member
Female
About Me

A force to be reckoned with in the urban literary world, Latisha N. Patterson comes onto the scene with years of writing under her belt. The author of Airing Out Dirty Laundry, Patterson pushes through the door of opportunity with her motto, “can’t stop, won’t stop”, and hasn’t ceased to impress with her no-nonsense writing style.

Patterson’s debut fictional novel, Airing Out Dirty Laundry, eases the reader in and out of erotica by intertwining real-life situations with love-hate characters who are forced to face skeletons in their closets. Inspired by events in her own life, Patterson’s Airing Out Dirty Laundry describes the effects of long-term relationships riddled with secrets.

Born, raised and living in Richmond, VA, Patterson began writing in high school, with a focus on poetry and short stories. A passion for turning her imagination into literature for the world to see, has led her to launching a career in 2007, which promises to earn her the title of “It Girl” among her novel-writing peers. She still makes time for formal education, having already earned an Associate's Degree in Business Management, and currently pursuing a bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing. Patterson is the doting mom of two daughters, Mikiya age12 and Tayanna age10.


What's the last book you've read?

Tatted on my neck by Nique Roberson

What's your favorite book and why?

The coldest winter ever is my favorite book because it captured my attention.  I could not predict where the story was headed.  I read that book in one day.


Ondrea L. Davis
Member
Female
45 years old
About Me

Ondrea L. Davis is a native of the Washington, DC area. She graduated from South University earning a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. She is currently pursuing her MBA. Davis is a 33 year old mother of three who resides in Upper Marlboro, MD. She is also the owner of a growing Accounting & Consulting firm.


What's the last book you've read?

Grown Folks Business by Victoria Christopher Murray

What's your favorite book and why?

I Know why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou because it was the first book that caused me to love to read.


Kaylynn Hunt
Member
Female
49 years old
About Me

Detroit born author, have always had a passion for writing. Decided it was time to follow my dreams. Freshman publication being released July 24th.


What's the last book you've read?

Get it Girlz

What's your favorite book and why?

My favorite is so hard to narrow down. What comes to mind is the unforgettable "Coldest Winter Ever" it drew you in to the stroy and made you wonder what was coming next, all with a message to boot. Life can get you down and will pick you back up but the choices we make determine the outcome.


Keisha Mitchell
Member
Female
43 years old
About Me
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