Thursday, August 31, 2006

Raven/ Our Attractions/ Ugly Guy Day Part 2

Raven/What We Find Attractive/
Ugly Guy Day Part 2

Blog Updated @ How To Love A Black Woman
I speak about our bodies, what we find attractive and the continuing saga of Ugly Guy day. Join me in my quest on How To Love A Black Woman.
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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Diary of A.... would like your comments on the story

It's been pretty quiet up in here and I'd love to hear your thoughts on the current story.
Is it so bad? Is it so good? that you're just shocked speechless?
Come on and tell me!
If you haven't read it, you can catch up with us by downloading the first part til Entry Twenty at:  (You can go here to see other people's comments too.) 
And I've just posted up to Entry Twenty-Five Today at:

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Friday, August 25, 2006

Fwd: Southfield Public Library PR Books & Beyond Festival

Going Beyond:  Southfield Public Library's Books & Beyond Festival
Brings Free Entertainment and Education to Community
Southfield, MI - There is something for everyone at Southfield Public Library's second annual Southfield Books & Beyond Festival on September 16 & 17 from 1:00pm - 5:00pm. The two-day festival is open to the public and will offer visitors free, family-friendly events on the front lawn-as well as in the Auditorium, Meeting Room and Tower Lobby-of the Library.  
All ages are welcome to meet authors, be enchanted by a magician, listen to a great storyteller, get advice on writing your own book and celebrate books as a valuable source of learning, information and entertainment. "The Books and Beyond Festival is a natural outgrowth of all we do at the Southfield Public Library," said City Librarian Douglas A. Zyskowski. "We strive to bring the best authors, as well as the best literature, to the residents of Southfield."

On Saturday, September 16th the following list of events are scheduled:
  • Children's author Sue Stauffacher, author of Donuthead, Harry Sue and Bessie Smith and the Night Riders will speak at 1:30pm, followed by a book signing in the Meeting Room.
  • Alexander Jefferson, author of Red Tail Captured and Red Tail Free: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman and POW will give a presentation at 3:30pm, followed by a book signing in the Auditorium.
  • Storyteller Ivory Williams will captivate audiences with a story filled with wit, humor and fun in the Meeting Room from 2:30pm to 3:15pm.
  • The Friends of the Southfield Public Library will host a used book sale in the Tower Lobby from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.
  • The Southfield High School Marching Band, directed by Damien Crutcher, will kick off the festivities outside, at 1:00pm.
  • Patches the Rag Doll will entertain all ages from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, followed by Angelo the Magician from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.
  • Create different and fun crafts in the Children's tent from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.
  • The Writers Pavilion will host the following local authors on Saturday:  ZaLonya Allen; Brian Banks; Anthony Cuffie; Sandy Hollis; Aaron Hopson; Marjorie Howard; Joshua Johnson; E. Anne Kramer; Marion Mitchell; Rose Morton; Conrad Prophet; Conrad V. Sucatre; V. Ricardo Thomas, Sr.;  Omenka Uchendu and Jennifer Worthy.
On Sunday September 17th the following list of events are scheduled:
  • Featured children's author, Kathe Koja, author of Straydog, Buddha Boy, the Blue Mirror, Talk and, her newest novel, Going Under, will speak at 1:30pm, followed by a book signing, in the Meeting Room.
  • Thomas Lynch, poet, writer, essayist and funeral director from Milford, the author of Booking Passage: We Irish & Americans, Bodies in Motion and At Rest: Essays, Skating with Heather Grace, Still Life in Milford: Poems and The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade, will give a presentation, followed by a book signing, at 3:30pm in the Meeting Room.
  • Denise Stinson, an accomplished journalist, literary agent and founder and publisher of Walk Worthy Press, will give a presentation on "How to Get Published," at 2:30pm in the Auditorium.
  • The Friends of the Southfield Public Library will be host a used book sale in the Tower Lobby from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.
  • Patches the Rag Doll will entertain all ages from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, followed by Angelo the Magician from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Create different and fun crafts in the Children's tent from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.
  • The Writers' Pavilion will host the following local authors on Sunday: Janaya Black; Anetria Cole; Marie Henry; Sylvia Hubbard; Brenda Jenkins; Brenda Lasenby Johnson; Sharon Kelly; Ron Meyer; Todd Perkins; Gloria P. Pruett; Phil Rosette; Moyna Uddin; Jaimy Weiler; Veronica White and Barbara Williford.
Visit for further details on the Books & Beyond Festival.
This event is being presented by the Southfield Public Library (, Friends of the Southfield Public Library, the Michigan Center for the Book (, Michigan Education Savings Program (, Michigan Education Trust and ( 
Southfield Public Library is located in the Southfield Municipal Complex, 26300 Evergreen Road.  Visit for more details. For further information, please call the Guest Services Desk at 248.796.4224.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Diary of A...(Entry Fourteen)

Things are getting hot and heavy in Sheryl Banks life and she's lost her way in the search of a good man. Now she's all about searching for who makes her feel better.

As her personal world heats up between the sheets, Sheryl's coming to a slow realization about her family and professional life - its not as easy as she thought it dealing with them and she just wants to get back to where everyone just left her alone and let her do her thing.

But when people began to slowly piss her off, she starts to become what she knew she always was - a bitch.

Read her latest journal entry:

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Friday, August 18, 2006

Dreams of Reality (e-book) is Complete!



Skye Patterson finds herself the victim of a mind controlling drug experiment implemented by her own doctor.

The mind controlling drugs invade her life enveloping her in a world she never thought she could experience and a love that was too good to be true with one of her clients, Thaddeus Newman, a powerful construction business owner.

When she begins to experience the too real dreams she tries to convince herself they are not real, but as the dreams become more vivid, she delves deep into a world of pimps, businessmen, doctors, and murder, until she finds out what is really happening to her.

Dreams of Reality touches on the new age drug, GHB in the revitalization of Motown, where a woman tries to make it alone and finds that in order to survive she has to make her dreams of love, into dreams of reality.




Brilliantly Done, January 14, 2006 Reviewer: Chantel "Jewelz" (Ontario, CA) Amazing was the word which concluded the book after I was finished reading it. I won't say too much about what's in the book, but I'll say this: Sylvia Hubbard has a way of getting you hooked on her novels. And in this one it demonstrates that. To all who are thinkng about buying this book, you wont be let down.

Unique twist -- Recommended, May 16, 2001 Reviewer: C. Penn "WordWeaving" (Greenville, SC) Twenty-four-year old Skye Patterson was orphaned at birth. Traumatic abuse in foster homes prevent her from allowing many people into her life, and certainly no man close, let alone into her bed. Self employed, Skye runs a transcription service and smartly invests her money, guaranteeing early retirement. Skye seeks out her doctor after three months of agonizing through very uncomfortable periods. When her Doctor prescribes birth control to regulate her cycle, she never suspects the true contents of this new miracle drug. Her doctor also refers Skye to psychiatrist Dr. Himes to treat her ongoing anxiety attacks. Little does she realize how much damage these "healers" will create. The first time Skye saw a picture of Thaddeus Newman in the paper, she was hooked. Thaddeus is a powerful construction business owner. But their inadvertent meeting leaves her anxiety ridden. When Skye begins to experience dreams that feel vividly real, yet leave her exhausted. Soon she finds herself thrust into a world of ..., businessmen, doctors, and murder, as she tries to discover what is happening to her. As Thaddeus aids her quest, in his own way, they can only hope to live long enough to make their own dreams a reality. The author gives DREAMS OF REALITY a unique twist, which I thoroughly enjoyed. She takes a frightening tale of abuse, and turns the experience for the heroine into something possible. Without the drugs, Skye would never be able to overcome her panic and her past to allow Thadeus Newman into her life. With the drugs, she allows herself to experience the "elusively seductive" qualities of the man who laughter makes her eardrums tingle. ...what the novel lacks in polish is well compensated for in imagination. DREAMS OF REALITY is recommended.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Diary of A .... (you decide) | Entry Ten

We're up to Entry Ten in Sheryl diary and I know a lot of you are wondering what I'm up to.

Please comment away and let me know what you think.



Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Summer Book Scavenger Hunt Clues (10 free books)

Summer Book Scavenger Hunt
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Aug. 06 - Scavenger Hunt 2 of 3
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Anyone can win! Just search the Internet (on the authors websites provided in the left column) to answer the 20 questions listed below. The first person to enter all of the "correct" answers on the contest form will receive 5 books. The second person will receive 3 books, and the third 2 books. All books are signed and will be mailed directly from the authors. The prize books will all be titles from the participating authors.
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1st Place: Kim Westgaard (IL)
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August's Scavenger Hunt winners will be listed in the September Ebony Authors' newsletter! The last summer scavenger hunts will be held on September 13th
1) If you wanted to call WPSC last February (’05) to ask Kim Robinson a question, during her on- air interview with Mark Medleys, what number would you have to had dialed?
2) Zack Monstar, the main character in Devil in the Midst, will return to pages in another Diane Dorce book entitled?
3) LaTonya Williams is pictured with Eric Jerome Dickey and what other author in the same AABCS Summit at Sea photo?
4) Lesley Hal’s pseudonym is?
5) Sylvia Hubbard is an author and also the founder of ________ ________ ________, which offers literary education and events in Detroit.

6) Love, Pleasure, & Pain is a collection of short stories by Corlis Martin that are said to go from shocking to ____________ ____________.
7) In A.C. Arthur’s Love me Carefully, Terrell Pierce’s mother announces her intention to re-marry, and her groom-to-be is a ____________ ____________.
8) What is the name of the casino in Lesley Nowlin's Dirt Ball Bad?
9) Daddy’s Girl by Linda Wattley’s was established from the foundation of ________ ________.
10) Sydney Molare is a ________ by profession, and a writer-come-lately.

11) What are the names of the twin sisters in Sylvia Hubbard’s Mistaken Identity?
12) In an interview with Black Refer, Kim Robinson lists her three favorite authors as _____________, _____________, & _____________.
13) Stepping out on faith, LaTonya Williams resigned from her job as a _____________ to raise her family and write on a full-time basis.
14) During September 30 – October 1 you can find A.C. Arthur at what book festival?
15) What is the first sentence of Linda Watley’s testimony?

16) How many pages are in Diane Dorce’s Devil in the Midst?
17) Corlis Martin currently lives in where?
18) In Lesley Hal’s Blind Temptation Paris Chere’ Du’Moore is said to look like what celebrity?
19) Lesley Nowlin is a graduate of ____________, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration.
20) Two women are ___________ __________ outside of a wild club in a Syndey Molare book.
HAPPY HUNTING!!! Be the FIRST, SECOND or THIRD to enter the answers!

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Monday, August 14, 2006

FW: It's Time to Vote for my book

The voting page for JULY Book Cover of the Month is now ready, and your MISTAKEN IDENTITY is awaiting votes.


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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Story Blog updated, but Different....

Story Blog - But Different....
Dear Sylvia,
I know I've been very busy, but things are cooling off, somewhat and I decided, hey, let's see if I can still bring the sizzle since I've been feeling like a fizzle.
Diary of A .... (you decide)
I do hope you enjoy Diary of A... and please leave your comments at will. We're currently on Entry Four by our leading lady, Sheryl Banks. About Diary of A... Sheryl Banks, a young, hardworking woman, just wants to live life to the fullest and she doesn't want to be judge, but enjoyed. Enjoy!!!
While you're at it, pick up a copy of a my novel, Mistaken Identity.

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