Friday, February 26, 2010
The Literary World of Sylvia Hubbard Updates: EVENT Reminder: The Drunken Muse February 28, 2010 from 2pm to 4pm
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
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Tuesday, February 16, 2010
The Shelby Show
Sylvia Hubbard is a fanatic reader and writer since age six years old. She completed writing her very 1st book in 1999. Sylvia fostered her love for writing through personally founding several literary organizations, which include the
Writers Network, the Michigan Literary Network and the African American Electronic Literary Network. Sylvia wears many hats that afford her various avenues to make a difference in the literary realm. With all her 'life changing' interests and prosperous living, Sylvia is also a divorced mother of three children living in Detroit, Michigan. She owes her successful parenting to her own mother, who gave her the much-needed advice in order to be the mother she is today. She guests on The Shelby Show! to share her enthusiasm as a successful entrepreneur, single mother, and accomplished writer for women to understand all things are possible. Visit Sylvia Hubbard's blog www.LoveABlackWoman.com experience more of her incredible talents.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Something Old Something New
When tragedy strikes Audrey and her loving fiancé, no one would have ever suspected that leading up to their wedding day, everyone's lives would be changed forever. As Audrey rides the biggest emotional roller coaster of her life, she soon finds comfort in the most unexpected place. As fate would have it Audrey soon realizes that her one true love is a star crossed lover from a distant past. Carter, her fiancé has planned to give her the most precious gift a person could ask for…life and love again. Follow along as Audrey travels down memory lane, reliving the treasured memories that she has created and soon has to look forward to. Erica N. Martin tells the story of two lives that embody the old adage, "If you love something, set it free. If it comes back, it was, and always will be yours."
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
(Erica (center) joined by M. Bridges(left) author of Are you Satisfied Yet? and Nicolle Peirce (right) author of The Sacred Sermon at the Texas Sized Book Club Conference in October 2005)
Erica Martin is a Cincinnati native but was raised in Detroit. In her early school days, she soon developed a love for reading and writing. That passion soon began to show in her writing, as she began to win various awards and recognition in creative writing contest, in elementary and middle school. Erica started writing short stories and poems in hopes of one day compiling them all into a book. She was the Feature editor of her high school newspaper and held hopes of one day becoming a script writer for one of the local television stations. After high school she enrolled at Wayne State University where she majored in Journalism. She has two sons, Gary (14) and Demetrius a.k.a. Mookie (7) who are the driving force in her life.
After much prodding and encouragement from her family and friends she finished and published her first fictional novel, Second Time Shame on Me. Which is a fictional novel based in Detroit that follows the friendship of four women and their quest to learn the lesson behind the old adage, "First time shame on you. Second time shame on me."She followed up with the March 2005 release of her second novel, Serenity Place. Which depicts a day in the life of the colorful staff of the fictional day spa, Serenity Place, a day spa in Chicago. In 2006 she released Straight with no Chaser, the sequel to Second Time Shame on me. Straight picks up where the girls left off. Mya is back home safe and sound and the other girls can't be happier. But will the past come back to haunt them? In this fastpaced pageturner, Erica gives it to you raw and uncut. If you didn't learn the lesson in Second Time Shame on me, she's giving it to you straight with no chaser in this one! Look for her next release, Destiny Interrupted, co-authored with author Greg Jones, in January of 2008. She is also a featured author in the AIDS based anthology Shattered Glass Effect, set for a 2008 release as well.
She founded Second Time Media & Communications, a publishing service in 2004 to help other writers become self-published authors in the most economical and efficient way. To date Second Time has published 11 titles and are working on several more. (Please see the Contact Us tab for more info on Second Time Media & Communications). Erica is presently working with the other Second Time Media authors to get their books completed. Get used to seeing her face because she has her sights set for the top of the Bestsellers List! Sewage treatment plant, drain water treatment for our comfortable life.
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Friday, February 12, 2010
JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
SistahFaith is about healing. It's about women–holy women, smart women, women in leadership–lifting their skirts and showing their scars. It's about nodding slowly to the woman who comes in church with a black eye and a skirt that's too tight and whispering to her that it will be all right, telling her you know because you were her once and God made it all right for you.
It's about keeping it holy and keeping it real. It's about testimony.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write SistahFaith?
Marrilynn Griffith: As for the idea, I didn't come up with it. Not really. It was 2004, and God was doing something. It was a healing season. I had a blog and a friend of mine, Claudia Mair Burney, had one too. She was bleeding over there, saying things that women weren't supposed to say out loud.
I wept in front of my laptop and whispered, "Me too." By phone, another friend, Dr. Gail Hayes, was getting to the root in her way. "Why do you say that? What happened to you?," she'd say now and then. It was a year of testimony, a time of truth. I went and spoke a lot that year.
Often, women in fine suits and long skirts would whisper into the folds of my clothes, "Me too. That happened to me too." I began to see that there was a secret sistahood, a sistahood of shame that had to be broken, to be turned into something bright and beautiful. So I didn't come up with it, not really. God did.
JP: What sets SistahFaith apart from others in its genre?
MG: There are many wonderful story collections that minister to women, but this time we wanted to get REAL about the thing. There are stories from celebrities like Bunny DeBarge and well-known authors like Sharon Ewell Foster.
But it wasn't about a who's who, it was about coming together and testifying of what God has brought us through so other women can know that they don't have to be ashamed. God's grace is shameless!
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that lead to SistahFaith getting out to the public?
MG: We're doing a lot of online promotions, including the blog tour with TyWebbin Creations that you're participating in. The book is the title of the month in our SistahFaith Book Club on our Ning community as well.
We'll be doing face-to-face events as well like the Garments of Praise conference in Fayetteville, NC, March 26-29 (http://ladylifers.com/Page_2.html). Churches, book clubs, prison ministries, women shelters…all types of organizations will be using this book to bring hope, healing and restoration to women.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take for you to start and finish SistahFaith?
MG: This book took a lot of time. First there was the living all of us had to do to get to the place to be able to say the types of things we had to say in these stories while still being uplifting and encouraging.
Then there was the writing, the selections, the ups and downs… Truly it's been a journey. The whole thing started about six years ago.
JP: What's next for Marilynn Griffith?
MG: Thanks for asking! I have a novella in A Million Blessings, an anthology with Angela Benson and Tia McCollors, that releases later this month. After that? I'll be working on whatever God says is next. Thanks so much for having me.
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