Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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Live Story Password starting July 1st | Other Side of Love

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Friday, June 25, 2010

The Ultimate Series Book Tour w/Tamika Newhouse!


National Best selling and award winning author Tamika Newhouse sets off on her annual East Coast tour this time hitting areas such as Claymont and Wilmington Delaware, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. With featured titles such as The Ultimate NO NO, The Ultimate Moment No Regrets, Now You Wanna Come Back Anna Black, Luck of the Draw by Anna Black, Eyes on the Pryze by Felisha Bradshaw, and a cameo appearance by the upcoming release Between the Sheets. Mark your calendars today as the Ultimate Series hits a city near you.

July 9th, The Literary Joint, 3289 Donnell St, Forestville, MD 20716 5-7pm
July 9, Cartel Books and Cafe, 5011 Indian Head Highway Oxon Hill, MD 20745 1-3pm
July 10th Michele's Book Place, Annanoplois, MD 11am
July 10th Borders 931 Capital Centre Blvd, Largo, 5-7pm
July 11, Patapsco Flea Market, 1400 West Patapsco Avenue Baltimore, MD 21230-3418, 11-4pm
July 12th, Michele's Book Place, Annanoplois, MD 11am
July 13th DC Book Diva, Washington D.C. 6th & Indiana Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001 (outside of Au Bon Pain) & McPherson Square 14th & I Street, NW, Washington, DC
July 16, Horizon Book Store, 901 Market St Philadelphia, PA 19107 1-3pm
July 16th Phenomenal Women Speaking Engagement & Signing, Chester, PA 530pm
July 17th Sunlight Book Source, 827 N. Market St Wilmington, DE 19801 11-2pm
July 17th Mejah Books, 333 Naaman's Road. Claymont, Delaware 19703 5-7pm

Book Clubs or social groups interested in a personal meeting with the author please contact the Fan Club president at tamikfanclub@gmail.com.

Tamika wants to take you on tour with her. Follow her on twitter at www.twitter.com/tamikanewhouse

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

An Incredible Story From Ghetto to Greatness with Coach Kevin

From Ghetto to Greatness 

A brief synopsis of book.
Set in the late 1970's, Author Kevin "Coach" Brown's novel From Ghetto to Greatness is a masterpiece of storytelling that grabs the reader's attention from the very beginning. Once you are pulled into the protagonist's Jerome Green's world, you're whisked away with him through the perils ofteenage drug addiction and living life with no parental guidance.

You will be pulling for Jerome all the way. The plot is fresh and intriguing; as opposed to the trite storyline of "I sold drugs, I was in a gang, I went to jail, and now I want to save the world." The result of this brand new approach to urban literature is a book that is absolutely a must read for all.

It's just a wonderful story that will inspire you. It will make you laugh and sometimes want to cry. Brown paints his characters brilliantly as they all come to life and have a cumulative effect on Jerome Green's unsure future.

Author Kevin Brown tells an incredible true story in his novel From Ghetto to Greatness. The main character Jerome Green is based him. Brown was born into a picture perfect family until in 1972 his parents divorced. From there he bounced around California and found himself as a book smart, drug addict, and juvenile delinquent. Somehow he found his way out of the Ghetto and followed his path to greatness.  Today he has earned well over a million dollars in corporate America

He gave twelve years of exemplary service to the United States Air Force and California Air National Guard.  While in the military, he earned degrees in Education and Electronic Systems.  From there, he embarked on a career in telecommunications as an Engineer, Instructor, and Consultant for fortune 300 companies.

Brown's burning desire to uplift the lives' of individuals with similar backgrounds as his, led him to establish his company Brown Publishing and Seminars (BPS). BPS provides:
1.  Success Coaching services to individual clients-Including Dedicated Athletes
2.  Success Seminars
3.  Book Publishing Services
Brown has a following of over 5000 online fans who logon to his various websites to read his sage advice on positive living.

While still managing his responsibilities as a Senior Technical Consultant, Brown also finds time to be an active member of ToastMasters International, The International Coach Federation, Georgia Coach Association, and other civic and professional organizations

He is married to Nkemamaka (Kem) Okoye-Brown.

Monday, June 21, 2010

How to Publish & Promote Your Book - FREE WORKSHOP in Detroit

Jun 22 Tue 6:00 PM

311 E Grand River
Detroit, MI 48226
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How to find us
"I look just like my profile and I'll try to wear a name tag!"

Who's coming?
5 Writers

Who's hosting?

Participants will learn how to publish, market and promote their literary work.

Local Literary resources will be provided along with the first 50 participants will receive a FREE paperback guide to self publishing.

This workshop is sponsored by:

Miller Design Studio
Motown Writers Network

This event is free to the public.

Call for more information or if you're interested in donating promotional materials to 313.289.8614

RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/michiganliterarynetwork/calendar/13794071/ or text or call 313.289.8614

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Ultimate NO NO from Tamika Newhouse

When Dahlia decides to get even with a man, named Troy, who broke her heart she thinks of a master plan. To her dismay after asking Nitrah, her best friend to help her get even, she falls in love with Troy. Not only does this cause a huge rift, the ladies must soon face the fact that they both have lied and their secrets will unveil. Troy thinks he has finally found true love with Nitrah but what will happen when he finds out their relationship is based on a lie. This novel includes, love, sex, deceit, and betrayal. Five characters tell the story as they see it. Learn what The Ultimate NO NO is when it comes to love.


Visit site to connect with Tamika Newhouse on Facebook and/or Twitter

Interview with Tamika
1.       How did you get your start in this business/industry?

In February 2008 I was sitting on the bed watching my husband pack for his second tour to Iraq. Already staying in a new city of San Antonio, I felt alone and bored. I simply stated to him I wish I was in a book club. Just out of nowhere in that instance an idea of starting a MySpace page and to post up books I read came across my mind. I thought it would be a great idea to just talk with people over the internet. In that same month I started to get emails from authors I had never heard of who wanted me to read their books. I said to myself, wait I should read their books and post my thoughts on them. Not knowing that it was going to grow into something so large. This is how African Americans on the Move Book Club were birthed. I later birthed AAMBC Radio and Delphine Publications.

2.       Did you have any formal business training?

I had absolutely no business training. I didn’t know anything about blogs, book reviews, how to publish, how to market, or any of that. I started with posting up my views on the author’s book and I asked people to read them. I believe this totally came from God’s doing.  I was blessed to have met so many authors through MySpace and learn from all of them all at once.

3.       What separates you and your firm from the competition?

I honestly didn’t know of any other format when I started my company. So the fact that I launched something clueless to the industry excites me. The ideas and concepts I started in which I continue to do all began when I knew nothing or no one. So the fact that I based a lot of my early works just from brainstorming separates me from the rest. Not to say I am original but I am not duplicated.

4.       How would you describe your experience as a Entrepreneur?

Being an entrepreneur is tuff, time consuming, and adventurous. You take complete control and meet so many people. To think that I am here in this position is a blessing because I didn’t start to read novels until 2006. But I was always a writer since the day I could write a sentence. Being your own boss has its blessings and sometimes I find myself so obsessed over my work that I can’t stop. Ideas come one after the other. So I enjoy being an entrepreneur because I control my destiny. Well me and God that is.

5.       What do you like most about your profession?

I design my concepts, I promote my concepts, I develop my concepts, and I can stop when I want to. I enjoy having control over what I do, when I do it, and how.

6.       What is your biggest challenge in business? How did you overcome it?

My biggest challenge is that with success come trials and tribulations. I am a fan of myself but somewhere down the road you meet others who are not. It can be because of what you do, what you’ve accomplished and so forth. I use that as my motivation. So how I overcome the negativity is to use it as my gas to keep it moving. A business such as any other industry requires tuff skin so I put mines on and my game face and I enjoy my works.

7.       What advice would you give someone just starting out in your industry?

To never enter an industry you don’t know anything about. I know that’s funny seeing as though I was an ammeter when I started. Thing is I took a crash course and learned the industry through others and research. Google is a great engine. Use it. Go to seminars and conferences and speak to veteran authors. Always research and as long as you’re living there is always something to learn.
8.       What do you hope to offer your clients or customers to shape their lives?

I hope to give people I work with skills and knowledge. Anyone can show you how to do it but learning it for yourself empowers you. Within AAMBC I give authors exposure and I explain how to self promote. On my radio show I offer authors the opportunity to speak on the things they love while exposing themselves to potential readers. With my publishing house, Delphine Publications, I teach my authors how to hustle and grind. If you love who you are you would work as hard as you can to make sure you reach your highest potential and, even then, shoot for more.
9.       What are 3 things all leaders possess?

A Strong foundation, common sense, and a creative mind.
10.   How does your mission or vision keep your business growing?

I simply want to help others. My mission is to expose the independent writer so that they too can have a national fan base. Although I do converse and speak to national best sellers my main focus is the new authors. Because of this I have grown in more ways than I could ever imagine. I expect my reach for my company to reach more than triple the current reach within the next year with keeping the same mission and goals. When we started I could count the amount of members AAMBC had and with our new website I am able to keep track of over 1200 members worldwide.
11.   Tell us about the people you help. How is your organization or company impacting the public?  What social issues or causes do you want to address? 

The authors I connect with on a daily bases are usually new authors on their first book or have recently self published and want more exposure. I offer them that. The purpose of getting your book exposed is very important. You want your name and novel to become a familiar product.  My goal is to help them become more familiar. Some issues that occur are when an author knows to little about the industry and marketing. It can delay the process of promoting their novel. All authors must know that they have to self promote whether they are with a publisher or not. I always state that the author must self promote and do a lot of research. This is always important to any writer who wants a long term career in writing.
12.   What's new in your company?
AAMBC has become more active in virtual tours since last spring; our radio show has a consistent concept with on average two shows a week. We started annual events such as Holiday Book Bash, Valentine Showcases, Virtual Book Release Parties, Holiday Book Drive, College Scholarship Fund, April is our Poetry Month, and we have our annual conference which will make its home in Dallas starting in 2011. AAMBC Radio has a new co-host Anna Black who is also signed to my label Delphine Publications. I am constantly thinking and developing new concepts and online events for our members.  I will never rest I know that for sure.

Visit site to connect with Tamika Newhouse on Facebook and/or Twitter
Tamika Newhouse is the Award Winning-Best Selling author of The Ultimate No No. She is also known as the creator and President of African Americans on the Move Book Club, which is an online book club catering to avid readers across the nation. She is currently the CEO of Delphine Publications and literary consultant. In March 2009 Tamika was announced the Women of the Year by Alive Magazine and nominated as Best Radio Personality by the Black Book Clubs Rock Awards. She recently won Author of the Year with African American Literary Awards.

Tamika can be heard on the syndicated AAMBC Radio, where she interviews new and seasoned authors. The show showcases many of the author’s talents and their current projects.

Tamika created the national tour group called Literary Sistah's, where she and authors tour all over the nation. She is currently living in San Antonio with her husband son, and daughter and attends University of Texas. She is currently working on her third novel Cookie: A Fort Worth Story and plans to release her fourth novel He was a Bad Idea following Cookie.

Visit site to connect with Tamika Newhouse on Facebook and/or Twitter

Tour Schedule:
June 19th The George W. Carver Festival, San Antonio, 11-5
June 18-19th The Juneteenth Music Fest, San Antonio, TX
July 9th, The Literary Joint, Forestville, MD 5pm
July 9, Cartel Books and Cafe, Oxon Hill, MD 1pm
July 10th Michele's Book Place, Annanoplois, MD 11am
July 10th Borders Lorgo, MD 5pm
July 11, Patapsco Flea Market , Baltimore, MD
July 12th, Michele's Book Place, Annanoplois, MD 11am
July 13th DC Book Diva, Washington D.C.
July 16, Horizon Book Store, Philadelphia, PA 1pm
July 16th Phenomenol Women Speaking Engagement & Signing, Chester, PA 530pm
July 17th Harlem Book Fair, Harlem, NY

For more information, please visit her site.
Visit site to connect with Tamika Newhouse on Facebook and/or Twitter

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Literary World of Sylvia Hubbard » Live Story Update and Thanks For Sharing!

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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

AAMBC Tour : Beneath My Stilettos

 Beneath My Stilettos
Project Name
Beneath My Stilettos is about a remarkable young woman, Zafinah Marie Hembree, a woman who makes up in her mind that she is not going to allow a dreadful past to hinder her journey in life. From birth, she was said to be a curse because of things her grandparents and parents did. Who said it? Her aunt Joy, who was a woman of God, saw the condemnation of God above the love and restoration of God. She truly believed Zafinah's life was unworthy.
At only a few months old, Zafinah ended up in a foster home. Like any child would, she wanted to know what happened to her parents. She had bits and pieces of information but she needed more to complete the puzzle. For a while, she wondered until she fell in love with Chino, a young career criminal. In the beginning, Chino is sufficient to fill the void until his lifestyle is fully revealed. The void that was once filled became empty again.
No longer did she wonder about her parents, she set out to search for her parents only to have her heart broken. It was not until she ended up in jail, of course for something Chino had much to do with, that she was given access to the truth. Many times, we want to sweep things under the rug, we do not want to face the truth, but Zafinah who is a courageous young woman wants to know. By the way, she has this thing for Stilettos.
If we would take the time to just hear truth, which sometimes arrive in the darkest moment, when we sit still and listen, we gain access to freedom. When we face our fears and decide to conquer the evil that has threatened us or that had been spoken over us, then we are allowed full access to overcome. Zafinah uncovers generational truth in this journey.
             Everything occurred shortly after the spring of 1979. The church bell rang profoundly as all the members of Mt. Tabor gleefully made their entrance. Men were accompanied by their wives while children skipped about playfully along their side. The well-mannered youths knew it was wise to tame the mischievous behavior once they entered through the doors that led to a paradise where veneration was to take place. All unnecessary acts were silenced upon the sudden entrance of the elders. One could discover complete order in this ripe ministry. It had been that way from day one. You did not find many broken families in this powerful ministry either. Whatever the case was, the members seemed to have always maintained a buoyant attitude, it was unmovable. Even the widows sang hymns with joy, they knew with all their hearts God was in the midst. Yes, they poured gracefully through the doors with their sophisticated suits, women represented with their wide brim hats and for many, showing off elegantly coifed hair was necessary. They believed if at any time they should look especially best, that time would be Sunday morning. Not to impress each other, but they wanted to look their best for the One who provided consistently.
            At Mt. Tabor, they believed God was the One who made provisions where they could live in such a way that they did. In the congregation sat business owners, doctors, lawyers, best-selling authors, not an ounce of reason for jealousy. They weren’t merely excited about the newly renovated thirty-year-old structure. Cheerfulness covered the atmosphere because of their attitude of expectation. The members were eager to discover which sermon the most reverent Pastor in the community, Pastor Clifford D. McRae III, would dish out on Sunday. The fifty-two year old elite had picked up where his father, Pastor Clifford McRae II had left off three years ago after his father suffered an atrocious stroke leaving him partially paralyzed. It wasn’t enough to stop him, but the eighty-three year old figured that was God’s way of telling him it was time to pass on the responsibility of overseeing ministerial affairs to his only son. Not that Pastor McRae II wasn’t a fiery preacher himself, but Lord, his son, MY GOD, MY GOD… that Pastor McRae III knew how to deliver the Word with a fire that swept through every pew, shook the musicians, blew on the ushers, even stunned the children to an attentive silence.
            Everyone was so caught up in the spirit that they didn’t recognize the stained windows trembling. No, there was never a dull moment. He had an ability to keep those members coming for more without earnest solicitation. He was a servant who owned unrelenting power. 
Pastor McRae III and his wife, Mrs. Betty McRae never refused to greet their congregation before service and they were always present following service seeing all off with warm wishes. It seemed neither of them was ever tired of the firm handshakes, saintly kisses on the cheek and heartfelt hugs. Pastor and First Lady McRae were always glowing exuberantly, never exhausted of the ongoing responsibility.
            It was exactly one minute after eleven o’clock, Betty realized. “Pastor McRae, it’s time,” she whispered softly in his ear. Twenty-five years of marriage and he still found her whispers to be sensual, never failing to acquire his attention. He agreed easily with a nod.
            “First Lady, would you and Pastor like for me to begin? It’s after eleven,” Sister Joy Sweeting, optimistically prompted. She was always willing to get praise and worship going. There was always a song in her heart.
            “In a minute, Sister Joy,” Betty replied nicely. Joy understood with a smile before rhythmically strutting away. Betty McRae realized her husband’s sudden hesitation. He was in the middle of a pivot when he recognized the last three individuals to arrive. He couldn’t help noticing the charming beauties being escorted by an ever so graceful masculinity. It was the Hembrees, one of the most prominent families in Belleville.

ShaniQ has been recognized for being a creative and brilliant writer who produces original and delightful reads. She aspires to compose award-winning scripts for movie production. She wants readers to discover a unique flair that is uplifting as well as entertaining. She does not seek after one, but many genres. The author’s goal is to provide variation in her work including spirituality, romance, conflict, and a twist of comedy. She may even surprise you with some crime and passion.
ShaniQ currently lives in Miami, FL with her children
Interview with ShaniQ

1.       When and why did you begin writing?
I began writing in book form when I was around twelve or thirteen years old. I can recall filling tablets up with stories I would imagine and sit for hours writing. Writing was and is entertaining to me.
2.       When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I considered myself a writer from day one when I started. As I would always create stories that I envisioned being used for film production. I did not have an audience besides my family and a few friends then but in my heart, I believed I was a writer.
3.       What inspired you to write your first book?
I had a sudden urge to take my writing further than my personal tablets. As I went back and forth to work, I would spend time just writing out constant ideas for stories. For a while, many of those stories were tossed out while cleaning or sitting catching dust. It dawned on me one day that I needed to record my literary works. Much of my writings were misplaced and I wanted to make sure that never happened again.
4.       Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
In all of my writings, I want to give a positive message. With Beneath My Stilettos, I want readers to grasp that we choose our steps in life and it is up to us to choose our steps wisely. Our steps of belief are critical and come with consequence. As we journey through this life, we must know that we have a freedom to make a difference despite of what those before us may have done.
5.       How much of the book is realistic?
Much of my works are from my imagination but comes as a result of real life incidents. The particular topic that led me to write Beneath My Stilettos is generational curses.
6.       Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
The majority of the story reflects my imagination and there is a portion that reflects true experiences of someone I know. 
7.       Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
You can expect to be amused, surprised and receive a great deal of inspiration from this work, I sincerely hope all who pick up Beneath My Stilettos will enjoy it. It is not so much what people do or say, but what we ALLOW in to our minds and hearts that can make a difference. If you believe you are cursed, you will be cursed. If you believe that you are blessed, highly favored, with a gift of chance to make things right for you and your children, and loved by God beyond your faults, then it is so.

Full AMC2010 Program June 17-20, 2010 • DETROIT

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12th Allied Media Conference
June 17-20, 2010 • DETROIT


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We've entered the single digits: the AMC is 9 days away!

Go to alliedmedia.org and check-out the confernece schedule, the program PDF, AMC2010 special events, and more. Follow us on Twitter and stay abreast of all the newest news.

Thanks to everyone who has pre-registered for the AMC. We are projecting the biggest participation ever, and have expand the AMC in kind: bigger parties, more workshops, more action all around. Get in on the media mania and register today!


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