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March 2008 Blog Posts (53)

UMBC S.I.S.T.E.R.S. Present Black Author Showcase™ April 26th

We are planning a Black Author Showcase at UMBC on Saturday, April 26th at 12pm - 3 pm for the campus S.I.S.T.E.R.S. group. The event will be held in the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery.

Click Here for Directions.

Authors and performers will have about 10 - 15 minutes 'stage/performance' time and a table to sign & sell books.

There will be light refreshments. Participants are… Continue

Added by Diane on March 31, 2008 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

I am a bestseller!

I am a Black Christian Book Distributor Best Seller. Essence and NEw Yoork Times is next.

The Top 25 Black Christian Small-Independent Publishers Bestsellers List (Fiction)

(Based upon rankings, rankings, and rankings.)

For the Week of March 16, 2008 through March 22, 2008.

1. From the Extreme, by Renea Collins

2. Troubles Won't Last Always, by Michelle Taylor

3. Me, Myself and Him, by E.N. Joy

4. Dance to… Continue

Added by Sherryle jackson on March 30, 2008 at 11:52pm — No Comments


HI LUV MY NAME IS ROB.PLEASE TELL ME A LIL ABOUT YOU,Here's A LIL about me.... I'm just your above average kinda guy. i'm single sexy.i luv to mingle and i wanna mingle with i' m 47 years old at 5'9 tall and 255 lbs.i'm told i look like busta rhymes with the braids i think i look live in augusta georgia. i have no kids for i never have been married and believe kids should be had under the umbrella of a familly atmosphere.....don't get me wrong though..i do love… Continue

Added by ROBERT(WRITERROB) COLEMAN on March 30, 2008 at 6:23pm — 1 Comment

Two New Fiction Authors Novels Debut On

220 Communications announces the addition of "Fragile Hear" by Karoline Bethea Jones and “Apology From One Sister To Another” from author Shywanee Manson to its web site.

“Fragile Heart” continues the story of the ill-fated Stephanie and Terry Collins. Form Jones’ debut novel “Someone To Love. At a time when Stephanie and Terry are at their weakest, they must deal with the demons of their past, the confusion of their present and the hopes for their future… Continue

Added by Glenn Murray on March 30, 2008 at 12:29pm — No Comments

Former Essence Editor’s Debut Novel Available on

220 Communications announces the addition of "E-Males" the debut novel from Marcia L. McNair to its web site.

E-Males is an intimate glimpse of what African American women really think and say when they think no one else is around. Ebony and Wanita connect on the Internet, and proceed to rant and rave about on- and off-line romances, meddling mothers, single parenting, workplace drama, and brothers on the Down Low while simultaneously debating serious issues about race,… Continue

Added by Glenn Murray on March 30, 2008 at 12:04pm — No Comments

220 Communications announces the addition of "Blending In" the debut novel from Barbara Gowan to its web site.

The product of an interracial relationship in the 1960s, she spent time in foster care before her adoption by loving, yet complex, parents. In this candid account, she faces her long-standing inner conflicts with race, religion, and identity, as she searches for her birthparents and her life’s purpose. Gowan’s emotional and inspirational story deals with overcoming abuse, loss, codependency, and rejection. She demonstrates how important the multifaceted concepts of faith, family, and love are… Continue

Added by Glenn Murray on March 30, 2008 at 12:03pm — No Comments

220 Communications Looks to Publish First Time Author With "Writing Your Dream" Contest

220 Communications is looking to assist a new author in realizing their dream by publishing their debut title. The "Publishing Your Dream" contest will award a one book contract to the winner along with a one year marketing contract with 220 Communications.

Entrants will provide:

* Biography

* The first 3 chapters of their book

* A one page synopsis of the story from beginning to end

A panel of judges will select three finalists to be announced in August… Continue

Added by Glenn Murray on March 30, 2008 at 11:43am — No Comments

Authors, If you need a place to get your message out. Here is the best place. Come by and share your work.

Here is a one of the shows I was part of with other talented authors who came to discuss our work and Obama run for the White House. You can be a part of a round table yourself. Please take advantage of this platform.

This is from my friend Ella Curry, She is always looking for quality talent. Please take advantage and stop by.


Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Ella Curry and I am the owner of EDC… Continue

Added by K. L. Belvin on March 30, 2008 at 2:25am — No Comments

The Literary Lounge review of "The MPire"


When Mallory returns home to join the family business, he has no idea what that

responsibility demands. For him to take over his rightful place he would need to take on the

title of Death, the fourth horseman of the apocalypse, unleashing a power so great that not

even he could fathom! To complicate things, his ex-love comes back harboring a secret that

threatens to destroy everyone.

T.L. James new… Continue

Added by TL James on March 29, 2008 at 9:17am — No Comments

DC Bookman review of "The MPire"

This book was good. At first I was like I can't really get into this book but after I realized that I need to broaden my horizons and give the book a chance I was really hooked. This is a different kind of story about a different kind of Thug!

Mallory and his brothers Marek, Marc and Marlon are straight out of some gothic fire and brimstone like stuff. However, the book keeps you wanting more from beginning to end. Mallory is the missing link that has been cast away by his father… Continue

Added by TL James on March 29, 2008 at 9:16am — No Comments

Rawsistaz review on "The MPire"


Reluctant Death..., March 15, 2008

By The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers ( - See all my reviews

With clever manipulation of the literary classics and biblical themes, coupled with clear and concise mastery of the written word, author T.L. James pens a spellbinding and riveting novel that is simply unprecedented in THE MPIRE: In Search of the Lost.

Lustful Mallory Towneson Haulm has an insatiable appetite for all things beautiful and powerful. He has… Continue

Added by TL James on March 29, 2008 at 9:14am — No Comments

been a long time

But never fret I'm still writing as usual. Right now I'm working with my editor at Belletristic.

Added by Teisha Bourne on March 29, 2008 at 3:18am — No Comments

Author Ananda Leeke's Novel Celebrates National Poetry, Jazz Appreciation, and Financial Literacy Month in April

For Immediate Release

Author Ananda Leeke's Novel Celebrates National Poetry, Jazz Appreciation, and Financial Literacy Month in April

Ananda Kiamsha Madelyn Leeke, yoga teacher and debut author of powerful women's self-discovery novel, Love's Troubadours - Karma: Book One, to celebrate National Poetry, Jazz Appreciation, and Financial Literacy Month in April with two book readings and two free yoga events in Washington, DC.

March 27, 2008 - Washington, DC -- On… Continue

Added by Ananda Kiamsha Madelyn Leeke on March 28, 2008 at 11:31am — No Comments


I am scared of you.

Not because you're beautiful.

It's because you have something that interests me.

And that is mystery.

See, my past is what it is- history!

Because you are my future.

You got something that a sistah like me ain't used to.

Call me coo-coo but I can't help notice beauty when I see it.

I call you confident when others call you conceited.

I call you strong when others call you weak.

Just because you… Continue

Added by Dana on March 28, 2008 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

The Secrets To Self Publishing (A Booklet To Guide You)

You can pre-order The Secrets Of Self Publishing on right now. The title releases June 12th.


In the booklet you will learn the following:





Added by Therone Shellman on March 28, 2008 at 6:07am — 2 Comments

Broken Family Ties by PC Marks

Check out the excerpt below and tell me what you think.

Chapter 9

Grandparent’s Rules

Alicia was awakened in the wee hours of the morning to the phone ringing. Initially, she thought she had dreamed of the ringing. When she reached for the phone all she heard was a dial tone.

Unable to fall asleep, she turned on the television. Henry’s snoring agitating her, she got out of bed. Downstairs next to her daughter’s favorite chair resting on the solid oak table… Continue

Added by PC Marks on March 26, 2008 at 5:43pm — 4 Comments

I made a bestsellers list!

I'm so excited. A friend of mine called me from Ohio to tell me that my books, Only True Love Waits and Divorcing the Devil, are on the Top 25 Black Christian Small-Independent Publishers Bestsellers List (Fiction). I was even more delighted when I saw the author, Darn Oldham, who is signed to my publishing company, Nevaeh Publishing, on the list, too! Yippee! Here's the link,, but I also pasted the list below.

The Top 25 Black… Continue

Added by Dwan Abrams on March 26, 2008 at 11:53am — 1 Comment

Writers Wanted

Nevaeh Publishing is expanding its line. We are currently accepting manuscripts for the following fiction genres: African-American, contemporary, mystery/suspense, inspirational, romance, women’s, multi-cultural and young adult.

We are not interested in receiving manuscripts for: science fiction (Sci-Fi), fantasy, erotic romance, erotica, poetry, illustrated children’s books or non-fiction.

Fiction manuscript word length: range… Continue

Added by Dwan Abrams on March 25, 2008 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Press Release: Black CapaCity Literary Arts Festival


The Prosser-Truth Division 456 of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL) is proud to present the First Annual Black CapaCity Literary Arts Festival, Saturday, April 19, 2008, from 1:00 pm-7:00pm, at NUBIAN VILLAGE ACADEMY, 2022 Sledd Street. For more information, call (804) 573-2519.

The festival is a gathering of many independent writers and publishers in the various… Continue

Added by Universal Africana on March 25, 2008 at 3:22pm — No Comments


II Kings chapter 2 verse 5 (partial verse):.......................'So he answered, "Yes, I know; keep silent!"

Throughout the beginning of Genesis, specifically, the biblical log of the creation, you will notice the words, "Then God said". As you read the creation logs, you will realize that the universe was spoke into existence. God didn't think it into being, He didn't dream it into being, nor did He rub a magic lamp and wish it… Continue

Added by M. Jeanette Mays on March 25, 2008 at 1:49pm — No Comments

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