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Ollie Moss
Member
Female
About Me

What's the last book you've read?

In His Absence by Elizabeth Lashaun

What's your favorite book and why?

The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah, because it made me rediscover my love for books and reading.


The Author JREAL
Member
Male
About Me

Jreal was born and raised in Yonkers, New York. Jreal’s ambition and passion to express his life experiences led him to write urban fiction from a perspective as a student of the vast literary world. Taking his drive and creativity, Jreal decided to put his vivid imagination to work and began writing about life street life from all aspects not just the glorification but the real life situations and consequences that take place amongst the urban dwellers. Jreal enjoys writing and is currently working to build his own Company, Real Ink Publishing as well as be a positive figure for the youth in his community.


What's the last book you've read?

A Hard Price To Pay

What's your favorite book and why?

Holdest Winter Ever...It made me want to write my own novel


Author Stephanie Morris
Member
Female
About Me

I am the author of sensualromance in the Contemporary African American, Interracial, andMulticultural genres. In my opinion, there is nothing like curling up with agood book that you can’t put down, and I am addicted to writing them.

 

I currently have eleven titlesreleased. Awards include: the ARe Bestseller Award for “Better Late Than Never”, “Cutting To The Chase”, “Laws ofAttraction” and “Staking His Claim”, as well as numerous Recommended Read Awards from CoffeeTime Romance Reviews, Dark Diva Reviews and Night Owl Romance Reviews for several of her current book releases.

 



What's the last book you've read?

The Seduction of Hayden

What's your favorite book and why?

Better Late than Never. It is the first book that my publisher published.


Steve E. Wright
Member
Male
46 years old
About Me

I was born and raised in Varnville SC. But now I lives in Clermont Florida. I attened Wade hampton High School  back in south carolina. In 1993, I was enrolled  into Bamberg job corp center IN sc, and while I was pessence I recieve my GED and a trade in cement masonry. I am a urban clothes retailer her in  Clermont florida and  working on my own publishing company.

 

Over the years, I always had the great adventure for. writing . In 2007, I wrote ten chapters of my novel call 'Bloodline of a Mafia" out on paper. 2009, I went ahead and type  mine manual scrip up and in August of 2010 I was done. October 18 my book was publish and put out for sale.


What's the last book you've read?

THE GOLDEN HUSTLA BY WAHILDA CLARK.

What's your favorite book and why?

MY FAVORITE IS ALL URBAN. URBAN  BOOKS HAVE A LOT OF STORY THAT ANY SOUL CAN RELATE TOO.


Fiordaliza Charles
Member
Female
About Me

Fiordaliza has been a published Author since November 2009 and she loves to write,thus far she has published six poetry books and is currently writing novels and short stories. Her first novel "Can I Tell You a Secret?" is now available at Amazon. She also writes a column entitled "speaking of the family" at authorsinfo.com where she also shares a poetry group and her fan page.

Fiordaliza is currently working with author Charron Monaye to promote 20 of the best upcoming poets with a series of books entitled "The Poetic Lounge" more information is located at http://thepoeticlounge.yolasite.com.

She is also working towards obtaining a psychology degree to become a Family Counselor as she continues making a difference in the community.

For more information avbout Fiordaliza pleas visit

http://www.authorfcharles.com


What's the last book you've read?

Larceny of the heart

What's your favorite book and why?

The coldest winter ever by Sister souljah- There was never a dull moment


Author Mz Robinson
Member
Female

classylady
Member
Female
About Me

I like to support anyone that is striving towards a goal.




What's the last book you've read?

Red light Wives by Mary Monroe

What's your favorite book and why?

The Upper Room........ It has a great story line and characters that seem like real people.




geogre carter
Member
Male
About Me

I am going to school for Networking & I like to read & to learn new things & to increase wisdom & I love reading the Book of Hebrews & I believe that Numbers 23:19 the most important verse & I consider the most important chapter in all the Bible is the longest chapter in the PSALM 119 .THANK YOU LORD !!


What's the last book you've read?

The Bible

What's your favorite book and why?

Because all of life's answers are in the Bible and you can find stength and gain wisdom also


The Poetic Princess
Member
Female
43 years old

Angela Edgar
Member
Female
About Me

I'm a London, England based poet, who threw myself into writing back in 2006 after a 6 year writing hiatus ended.

 

Your first impression of meeting me may be that I’m a little quiet and reserved. Though you might very well be surprised when you get to know me, then read some of the things I’ve written and realise I’m not so quiet after all!

 

INSPIRED my first book of poetry, was first published in Feb 2008 by Mad Jock Publishers. You can order it direct from me www.amazon.co.uk/shops/angelaedgar


www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYe5kEpDHk0  (Inspired book trailer)

 

Currently, I'm working on my next three collections so please visit www.CinnamonAndSin.com  and www.AngeeEdgar.co.uk for excerpts from book 2 & 4.)

 

I am available for poetry readings at spoken word, motivational and empowerment events in London.


Get in touch:  [email protected] or call +44 (0)7985 650 009


 

My favourite poem from INSPIRED which is dedicated to my mother.

 

"Mama's Kitchen"

 

Saturday I woke to the smells

Of spinach greens, with meat bits, onions and peppers

They roused me from my troubled dreams

Sniff...sniff...mmmm :)

Mama's cooking….

With that special ingredient

That makes everything ok

My tummy rumbled and yearned

For some bammie and fried plantains

My tummy called to me and yelled

"Wake Up! Mama's cooking!

Go get yours before it's gone...

And Big Sis has taken it all!"

 

I wait in bed, eyes closed,

Recognising the familiar scents

Until the combination

Is right for me to rise to the table

I hear the kettle boiling

The clink of pots, pans and cutlery

Of Mama moving about downstairs

These are the familiar Saturday morning rituals

That marked my childhood

Until now as a grown woman.

 

Ooh, she's done it now!

That's the smell that will get me up

To claim my share

...Hot dumplings, fresh baked out the oven...Oh Yeah!

I toss and turn onto my stomach

As scents assail my nostrils

Slowly, I slide out from under the covers

A toe...an ankle...a calf...a thigh...my bum...

As I eventually fling off the bedspread

 

"An-gel-a... Breakfast!"

"Coming Mum!"

 

I've gone to fill my face

As well as my soul

With Mama's cooking creations

And that extra special secret ingredient of hers

The one that with a taste

Can make it all better

Heal hurts like a kiss, a word...

Like a mother's unconditional love

Like a mother’s understanding hug.

 

©Angela Edgar 2008 taken from INSPIRED

Published by Mad Jock Publishers 2008

All Rights Reserved. Unauthorised Reproduction Prohibited





What's the last book you've read?

My Best Friend's Girl by Dorothy Koomson

What's your favorite book and why?

I loved 'My Best Friend's Girl' by Dorothy Koomson, because it touched me so deeply.

I laughed, cried, raged and sympathised. Never had I connected with a book in such a way before. I recommend it because I've never read a book like this before and probably because I'd never chosen to read a book like this before.


f.salter
Member
Male
About Me


Author D Leach
Site Owner
Female
About Me

What's the last book you've read?

Pockets Full of Wisdom

What's your favorite book and why?

The Bible. It's full of truth.


Author Selena Haskins
Member
Female
48 years old
About Me

I'm just a girl from around the way (Washington, DC. / Maryland)  People say I'm down to earth, spunky, and easy to talk to :). I don't do care for labels, titles or bragging rights,  I just try to write stories that inspire, entertain and encourage others. I've authored three books- A River Moves Forward, Just Between Us, and Riding the Waves-The Price of Fame and Fortune (the sequel to A River Moves Forward).  Let's connect : Twitter: @booksbyselena Facebook: Author Selena Haskins. website: www.booksbyselena.com 




What's the last book you've read?

A Golden Leaf in Time Revised

What's your favorite book and why?

Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime-  J. California Cooper

Nobody writes like J. California Cooper. She's the only author I know who writes in first person, but she's telling the story about somebody else. Her stories are funny and they always have an inspirational message at the end. 


Greta Hillman
Member
Female

UrBanFictionEditor.com
Member
Female
51 years old
About Me

http://urbanfictioneditor.com/about-me/

 

I don’t just edit your manuscript. I work hard to help you grow as a writer and to see your career evolve as an author.

 

 



What's the last book you've read?

I could tell yo but then I would have to kill you...

What's your favorite book and why?

I can't possibly say I have 1 favorite book. There are just too many. Like, this month? 


Author Miss Trish
Member
Female
About Me

I'm fairly new to the publising world and I love every bit of it.  It's just a matter of time before I can quit my day job and do what I love to do...write!  Since publising my first novel, Cayenne Peppa, it's been an interesting journey to say the least; but, I wouldn't trade this journey for anything.  I'm a single mother of a teenage daughter.  We live in the San Francisco Bay Area where the beaches and panaramic views are ideal for clearing the mind and opening it up to creativity.  I am a Twitter & Instagram virgin but I'm slowly learning the importance of utilizing both.  


What's the last book you've read?

Cold Piece

What's your favorite book and why?

My favorite book is I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou.  I fell in love with this book and became a fan of the author/poet many years ago.  Ms. Angelou's extraordinary gift with words, language, observation, and detail blew me away the first time I read it.  I admire the author's technique in description.  I naturally bare a similar gift but nothing close to Ms. Angelou's.  For example, and only for example, instead of actually saying "It is dark now." Ms. Angelou may say somthing like, "The sun no longer presented itself to the naked eye.  It had been at least an hour before God's golden earthwarmer took a bow and introduced its brother, the full moon."  Something like that.  I love this book and I never get tired of readiing it. 


Just Jewel
Member
Female
About Me

Just Jewel is an aspiring author, poet, blogger, and freelance writer born and raised in New Jersey. She attended Essex County College where she obtained her Associate's Degree in Business Administration and attended classes at Rutgers University. From 2003-2011 she worked in the insurance industry for different top commercial insurance companies before starting her career in writing. She now resides in Southern California.

 

She is positively passionate about writing! Jewel discovered her love for writing at the age of seven and since has written stacks of poems and short stories. She has taken on several freelance writing opportunities, including writing articles for magazines and small businesses. Some of Just Jewel's work can also be viewed at her blog site, A Drop of Jewel. The Mini Poetry Project is Just Jewel's first published work, followed by her first novel, Two Way Mirrors.


What's the last book you've read?

How Blind is Love Really? by Kae Brown

What's your favorite book and why?

There are way too many to name.


Bee L. Kirk
Member
Female
45 years old

Olivia Gaines
Member
Female
About Me

I am an author, a blogger and an adult educator. I write fiction under the penname of a private hero, our mother, Olivia Gaines Aaron. Under the penname Olivia Gaines, I have authored the short story series The Bounty (2009), Vengeance (2012) and The Bounty Hunter (2014). The Slice of Life Series is new in the Olivia Gaines portfolio which includes, Two Nights In Vegas, The Perfect Man, Friends with Benefits, Being Mrs. Blakemore, The Basement of Mr. McGee and Letter to My Mother.

Connect with Olivia on her FB page at http://on.fb.me/1eorEAr or her website at http://oliviagaines.com


What's the last book you've read?

Hot Shot by Julie Garwood

What's your favorite book and why?

Singing and Swinging and Getting Merry Like Christmas.

 

As a child, this book reminded me of the holidays and how crazy family could be.  This story, by Maya Angelou, inspired me to write.


Sam Doles, the author
Member
Female
About Me

Sam Doles is a graduate of the historical Edward Waters College in her hometown of Jacksonville, Florida.

While extremely outgoing, comical, and bubbly on one end, she is known to be very no-nonsense and solitary on the other. While too fickle to consider herself as one who has a hobby, the author does enjoy a good read, shooting pool, watching comedies, a nice glass of wine, traveling to different countries, and stimulating conversation. “I leave things for a season and revisit them later,” she says.

A known eccentric, Sam proudly dons her weirdness. “Most hood girls weren’t reading Shakespeare where I come from. I’ve always written poetry, stories, songs, prayers, thoughts, etc. and questioned the subtleties of life. I’m naturally nosey; nothing malicious. That’s just how I’m wired. I ask lots of questions if I’m interested. I’m not big on rumors and hearsay. I was reading Terry McMillan novels in early middle school and started writing a novel when I was 12 or so but never finished it. I still have it. I was writing that by hand, too. I guess that’s my process because I still do that. From a young age, I started having dreams about things before they happened. I’ve always been known for that. It humored me when I learned that I share the same birthday as Edgar Allen Poe. I guess that explains a lot.”

Always known as a skilled writer and storyteller, it didn’t surprise many people around her when she published her first body of work in 2008. “My Theory About The Moon” was her debut novel, which was birthed from a letter she was writing to someone. “I told him that my love for him was as sincere as the moon and realized how dope that sounded.” The rest is history.

I have a strict no excuses policy in life. My work is sound proof that if one wants something and they want it bad enough, they’ll make it happen. When I wrote my first full novel, I did not own a computer. I wrote it by hand first and then typed it as time and opportunity permitted.

Moral of the story: Get it done. By any means necessary. The end.

 


What's the last book you've read?

(An original work in progress) by Sam Doles (me)

What's your favorite book and why?

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Reading this book took my literary taste to the next level. I've always been a writer. However, reading this showed me the kind of writer I wanted to be. The imagery, storyline, plot, word usage, the message; just everything about this story confirms why it's a best seller. It deserves to be. I was deeply inspired and its changed how I view my own talents...and God.

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