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Here's a list of our current spotlight authors. To learn more about each author, their book(s), and how you can reach them and/or purchase their book(s), just click on the author's name.

Amore the Author

Author Danielle Leach

Greatest Poet Alive

Author Lisa Walker

Author Lonnie Spry

Luna Charles Hardcastle

N.S. Ugezene

Author Reginald Ward

Author Roney McIntyre, Jr

Author Ron Sanders

Author Todd Smith

 

Amore the Author

Amore is the author of The Temptation of Love

Amore is a native of Philadelphia who now resides in Southern New Jersey with her husband and young son. She is a graduate of Trenton State College (The College of New Jersey) with a BA in Psychology.

A lifelong story teller, she has worked to put all of that energy into her novels. She is a die hard romantic and works hard to breathe life into those stories with a pen. She believes authors don’t have jobs as writers; they have a passion for writing that never quits or dies. With her stories, she reminds us that hope is everlasting, passion is always burning and love is always possible.

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Email: AmoreTheAuthor@yahoo.com

Website: http://www.amoretheauthor.com/

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Author Danielle Leach

Danielle Leach is the author of the new and coming book, American Dreamer.  

"American Dreamer -  The Life of Danielle  Unveiled” is an  autobiography written by a Florida State University alumna. Its malleable tone invites the reader to digest a memoir that is filled with gratifying ingredients of hope, inspiration, and truth. It tells the story of a college grad whose emphasizes the importance of having faith and hope in spite of the many denials and trials we come to face. While on her way to achieve the American dream, she discovered something vital to her existence and the well-being of all people that she shares within the pages of the book. Though she’s reached insurmountable heights and accomplished many great things, she asserts “Success is not measured by what you have done, but is attributed to who you will become.” Her story is a TRUE SUCCESS STORY!!  (read more)

 

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Email: authordleach@gmail.com

Website: http://www.americandreamerbook.com/

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Greatest Poet Alive

GPA is th author of the book, The Confessional Heart of a Man

The Confessional Heart of a Man is game changer for the genre of poetry. Unlike most books of poetry that focus on a solitary theme, The Confessional tackles various subjects. The poems in my book delve into love, lust, rejection, breakups, growing pains, family relations, marital situations, adultery, race, and social issues. The Confessional Heart of a Man does not come over the top with metaphors or punchlines. It just is what it is, and that is an awesome book of poetry. (read an excerpt)

 

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Email: gpaloep@yahoo.com

Website: http://iblowyourmind.com/home.html

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Author Lisa Walker

 

Lisa Walker is the co-author of the book, "The Mirror Maze."

 A Norwegian businessman, Tom Brungar, and his increasing addiction to prescription pills  and then cocaine while vacationing in Ibiza led him into a cartel and ultimately Mexican prisons for five years during the 1980s. At an early age, Tom was a ski champion for the Norwegian King's team and received a college scholarship college in Colorado, USA. He  earned his business degree, was hired by an American company and promoted up the corporate ladder toward his newly discovered goal of "The American Dream". He began taking prescription drugs to keep up with the fast pace, pressure and world travel. Upon reaching a point of exhaustion, Tom chartered a plane to Ibiza, separated from his wife, went on a long drunk and was introduced to cocaine and a world of high-end dealers. He was swayed into the drug business, wanted out but was blackmailed into one last deal and arrested along with his partner at the Mexico City airport, while smuggling cocaine from Peru to California. He then served five years in a series of Mexican prisons, where he quickly found that corruption is just as rampant as in the outside world. Prisoners are forced to pay extortion for humane living conditions. Men are beaten and starved. Half of his time was in four prisons in Mexico City and the remainder on the notorious Islas des Marias or "The Hell of the Pacific". (read more)

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Email: lisa@themirrormazestory.com

Website: http://www.themirrormazestory.com/Home_Page.php

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Luna Charles Hardcastle

Selene opens the door to her hand her heart melts. It was only two months prior that Michael dumped her, leaving her in Miami to return to his hometown of Sarasota, presumably to make something more of himself. It had been painful for her to let go, but at the end it was for the best. He had been a selfish and inconsiderate lover, escorting her around his white world as if she was his black Haitian Barbie.

 

Selene had taken charge of her life and overcame emotional and physical abuse, as well as the bias opinions of others regarding immigrants since coming to the US. Yet somehow still in love with this spoiled, bad boy; she packs her bags and leaves with him, telling herself that love is worth the risk.

However, when an unexpected pregnancy and job loss turns her love sick world upside down; it is then that Michael’s true callous and cold heart is revealed. Struggling with the demons of her past and now the misfortunes of her present, Selene realizes Men Are Not The Problem.

Men Are Not The Problem knows no boundaries as this uplifting tale drives you from tear jerking moments to candid real life hilarity. Painfully blunt and remarkably inspiring Men Are Not The Problem will leave you knowing what real love is and should be. (read more)

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Website: http://www.lunacharles.com/

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Author Lonnie Spry

Lonnie Spry is the author of the book, "Speak Now or....Hold your Piece."

Lonnie B. Spry was born November 8, 1970 in Miami, FL to Lonnie B. Spry, Sr. and Dorothy Nesbitt-Colbert.  Lonnie is the eldest of four children.  As a child, Lonnie developed an early interest in writing poetry from reading the scriptures of Song of Solomon in the Bible. 

Lonnie grew up in Forestville, MD and graduated from Suitland High School in 1988.  In high school Lonnie had a heightened interest in reading Shakespeare and English classes where he continued to hone his writing skills.

Upon graduating high school, Lonnie joined the United States Army where he served as a Telecommunications Specialist.  While serving in the military he received the National Defense Service Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal and Army Achievement Medal before being honorably discharged in January 1992.

Having much success writing poems for friends and family, Lonnie was encouraged to write a book of poetry and also extend to the fiction genre.

In his spare time Lonnie likes to spend time with family and friends, especially his lovely wife and two beautiful daughters.  He is an avid reader and enjoys football, basketball and boxing.

His writing accomplishments include the titles “How Do I Go On”, “Erogenous Zone: A Sexual Voyage” and his current novel “Speak Now or….Hold Your Piece”.

Lonnie is aspiring to be a best selling author and to be an inspiration to young African American males. (read an excerpt from the book)

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N.S. Ugezene

 

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N.S.Ugezene is the author of two novels, Pascal's Life and Pantaegeous. He recently has married and is expecting his first child in July. He also will be getting his Bachelors in Psychology in December. His next novel is slated for release next summer.

Book Description: A single mother who is a target of someone who lusted after her. Two cousins caught in a game concerning a nigga'. Two comrades who turn into heated rivals and engage in subtle war against each other...
 
"Pantaegeous" is a intricately woven joy ride with moments that boggle the mind. Not only is love and lust showcased but the notion that you can't trust those closest to you as well. If you have ever felt that you could easily leave behind the negative and found that you were wrong then "Pantaegeous" is a must read.

Author Reginald Ward

Reginald Ward is the author of the poetry book, "Interpret My Interpretation"

This poetry book masterpiece deals with emotions concerning love, hate, sorrow, joy, happiness, loneliness, forgiveness, un-forgiveness, resentment and weariness. Through various outlooks the author, Reginald Antione Ward, takes you from here to there and back again. This book tells of an individual who tells a story through his poetry. To read an article about Reginald and his book, "Interpret My Interpretation," click here. To read an excerpt from the book, click here.


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Email: mr.reginaldward@yahoo.com

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Author Roney McIntyre, Jr

Roney McIntyre is the author of the book,  "The Price of Life: Breaking strongholds and Building self-esteem.”

We all search for answers and explanations for things we experience in life. The Price of Life by Roney McIntyre, Jr., walks us through emotions and gives us truth with power and compassion.

     The Price of Life presents a collection of poems that are deeply felt and emotionally charged. Each piece reflects a different side of the author and tackles themes as diverse as love, depression, the state of America, firsthand accounts of hurricane Katrina, and the plight of African-Americans in modern society.

     In “Losing Love,” “My Dream Girl,” and “Sun Sets for the Moonlight,” he launches us off with love in its most vulnerable and affectionate state. Meanwhile, in “Off Is,” and “Environmental Neglect,” the author paints an evocative picture of why there’s so much waste and corruption in society. Poems like “Replacements” and “Instinctively” show the author’s versatility and concern for young women as he reaches out to everyone and explains promiscuous behavior as it pertains to low self-esteem and a lack of real love.

     Mr. McIntyre is truly a gifted writer with a mission to educate people from all walks of life with his masterful collection of poetry in The Price of Life. (read more)

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Author Ron Sanders

Ron Sanders is the author of the book, "Concerned But Not Consumed - Overcoming any of Life's Challenges."

Detroit Police Department, Homicide Detective Sergeant, Ron Sanders, was riding high on a series of successful murder confessions, murder warrants and convictions--one case in particular was a serial killer of eleven (11) women the killer had caused great trepidation in the lives of Detroit and Highland Park residents. Ron was tough, admired and respected throughout the department and his community. Everything was going well for him, and getting better each day. Promoted several times during his career, he was in the prime of his life and at the top of his game. Ron was rising from local notoriety to national fame. He was well on his way to leaving behind the local scene and heading to Hollywood. He had signed a six figure movie contract, for the rights to his police career. He had even opted to have "DENZEL WASH1NGTON"  to play his role in the prospective movie. Imagine that! But everything came to a crashing halt. The fame, fortune and acco1ades disappeared in an instant. Detective Sergeant Sanders went from cracking cases, to picking up the pieces of his broken life overnight. . (read more)

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Email: roncsanders@msn.com

Website: http://www.concernednotconsumed.com/index.html

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Author Todd Smith

Todd Smith aka The Lyfe Poet is the author of the poetry book, "lyfe is.."

the lyfe is poetry book has poems ranging from sinful, sexy, spicy, seductive, salacious, silly, serious, sincere, sensational, sentimental, sacrifice, sublime, sanctification, spiritual with about 70 poems from the author and features writings from 5 first times authors... (read more)

 

 

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Email: thelyfepoet@gmail.com

Website:  https://sites.google.com/site/thelyfepoet/

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