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Give the Gift of Knowledge Spring 2009 Literary Tour

Give the Gift of Knowledge Spring 2009 Literary Tour

Main book tour site:
Ella Curry, Event Organizer:

View full details about the author on tour and the events taking place Feb. 14-April 1, 2009. By visiting this link often:

Online Presskits for Tour Hosts; Chat room available for group discussions.
Be sure to check out all the pages for interviews, articles and promotional material.

If you would like for the authors to stop by your blog, website or Internet social network, please email Ella Curry at: with your requests.

Authors on Tour:

Patricia A. Bridewell-Electronic Press-kit for the Virtual Book Tour
Book: Reflections of a Quiet Storm
Buy the Book:

Lynne F…

Patricia Bridewell, Reflections of a Quiet Storm

Patricia A. Bridewell author of Reflections of a Quiet Storm

ISBN 10-0977939863
ISBN 13-9780977939862

Patricia A. Bridewell is a native of Los Angeles, California. Reading has always had a certain magnetism in her life since childhood. Journaling life experiences as therapy led to her passion for writing. Her notes transcended into the novel, Reflections of a Quiet Storm, to be released by Xpress Yourself Publishing, LLC on March 10, 2009.

Patricia has multi-faceted careers as a registered nurse, adjunct college professor, and CEO of her own company, Bri-John Nursing Services, Inc. She is currently working on her second novel and is a guest writer for two new online magazines-Step Up Sista and

Introduction to Reflections of a Quiet Storm, released March 10, 2009
As CEO and owner of a new nursing registry, Pauline Bridges is striving to reach the height of success, and then unexpectedly tragedy strikes. After…

Meet new author Lynne Forde

Meet author Lynne Forde

What is the true price for fulfilling your dreams? Is it going against your own standard beliefs, becoming something you’re not? Or putting yourself in a position to be “eaten alive” by your enemy or better yet your supposed to be friends and people you thought were on your side. Lynne Forde examines that question in her new novel, Lies of Blue.

Set in New York’s grit and grime, this epic full-length novel tells the story of an aspiring music executive who gets caught up in the world of men, money and drugs. In her attempt to escape the poisonous world of entertainment, Lynne launches a new “career” as a correctional officer in a men’s prison. The trials and tribulations that follow send her spiraling into an even more disastrous world from which she came, eventually putting the young woman up against games that can kill. Join Lynne on her journey as she comes full circle with her mistakes and choices in efforts to finally realize her dream.

As Lynne Forde’s firs…

The Reunion by author John R. Williams

The Reunion by author John R. Williams

ISBN 13: 978-0-9818094- 4-1
ISBN 10: 0-9818094-4- 8

Purchase your copy today:
John R. Williams was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago, Illinois and is the eldest of three sons. As a product of a
single parent home, John discovered a deep appreciation for the arts at an early age through music, poetry and writing. As a child he was exposed to bittersweet life growing up in the inner city. In 2003, John began writing informally. He wrote in a journal daily trying to perfect his writing style. His goal was to master both comedic and dramatic writing. John received no formal training in literature other than reading urban classics and masses of poetry that he usually found at book fairs and in local libraries. He studied the works of urban novelists and allowed his ability to be influenced heavily by these cutting edge authors. Over time John developed his own unique style. John used…

A New Conversation with Men Movement

Michael Taylor author of A New Conversation with Men

ISBN-10: 1605635804
ISBN-13: 978-1605635804

Michael Taylor is a self educated entrepreneur, author, personal coach and radio show host. He is President & CEO of Creation Publishing Group, a company that publishes and promotes books and seminars that empower men to reach their full potential. He has been facilitating workshops and seminars for over fifteen years and he has inspired thousands through his books, seminars and radio program. He is a proud father of three grown children, is happily married and resides in Houston, Texas.

“Men hate each other because they fear each other, and they fear each because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they are often separated from each other.” —Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Is it possible to: Teach men to become great fathers? Encourage men to become better husbands? Teach men to live with passio…

Author Spotlight: Claudia Brown Mosley

Intimate Conversation with author Claudia Brown Mosley and Ella Curry of EDC Creations

Ella: Tell us about your passion for writing.
I never had a passion for writing my passion was reading and reading. But one day I sat at the computer and the stories just spilled out unto the pages.

Ella: Finish this sentence: I am Powerful because...
I am Powerful because... God has the power and my power comes from Him.

Ella: Where are you from? How did you start your writing journey?
I'm original from Los Angeles and I currently resides here with my family. My writing journey started out for me as a outlet. At the time I was taking care of my ill mother, God rest her soul. I was totally stressed out and I just sat down at the computer and started to write a story and when I finish that story I wrote another one and I haven't stop since.

Please view the book video trailer for an insider view of Hiding in the Shadows.

Ella: Introduce us to Hiding In The Shadows.
Tracy is an entrepreneur in the compu…

Book: Raising Him Alone

Raising Him Alone Book
- Things Black Women Can Do to Raise Boys to be Men

by David Miller and Matthew P. Stevens

Raising Him Alone is a proud provider of valuable resources that support
single mothers raising boys. Please revisit our site soon as we will be offering some
beneficial products for online purchase.

Raising Him Alone is more than just a book. It is a source of inspiration for
the millions of single mothers who struggle daily with the challenges of raising healthy
and productive boys to become responsible men.

The book is based on hundreds of interviews, focus groups and discussions with
single mothers who are raising boys.

Additionally, many fathers were interviewed who desperately want to be
in their sons lives, but are excluded from the process for a myriad of reasons.

Raising Him Alone (book) honors the struggles of single mothers raising boys
through providing daily lessons that range from talking to boys about sex to assisting
mothers with the process of dating.

Many of the statisti…

Poem: Learning Time

Learning Time

If you're not learning
How to be a leader
You are in training
To be a follower

If you're not learning
How to be a success
You are training
To be a failure

If you’re not learning
How to get ahead
You are training
To sit in the rear

by John D. Evans

The Evans Poetry Collection

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Poem: A Long and Mighty Walk

A Long and Mighty Walk

From the birthplace of humanity
A time when men were free
With nature growing and creatures roaming
A mighty walk I see
The first made by a woman,
First Mother of the Mother Land,
80,000 to 200,000 years ago
In Africa’s Sub-Saharan
I can hear the washing of the shores
And the Kings still roaring
Animals with fancy names
Help me to tell this story

Primitive, yet civil, was the first society
Following Mother’s lead
Mother-Right, this age, did see
From the Great Lakes region
Around 200,000 years ago
Our ancestors, known as the Twa,
Paved the way for others to grow
Up and down the Nile ruled black masters of lands
Creating, trading, and delegating working hands

Ageless is this epic of human migration
Women and men of might and will populated new nations
The journey from Africa to Eurasia
Pre-dates recorded time
As they ventured, every mountain was new
And each forest was a find
I see a rush of Ethiopians darting in my mind
From the Sudan, Egypt, Arabia
Asia, India, and Palestine
Successfully, the…

Intimate Conversation with poet LadyVee DaPoet

Intimate Conversation with poet and author LadyVee DaPoet and Ella Curry of EDC Creations

LadyVee DaPoet is a spoken word artist and published poet originally from Augusta, GA. She is known as "the poet with her own theme music" and her poetry performances include props, music, and the visual expansion of language. Her debut poetry collection is a 50 poem, 5 chapter celebration of out-the-box, unpredictable thought titled ‘Imagination Overload’. ‘Clenched Teeth Smiling’, her second book, is a collaborative poetry collection that includes poems from a male and female perspective. It also includes artwork from Florida and Atlanta sketch artists. Both books are available for purchase via PayPal on

As an advocate for quality, creative expression she is the Co-Organizer of the Quality Poets Society ( group encourages over 170 writers, artists, and musicians in the metro Atlanta area to expand their artistic talents through wor…

Meet Radio Host Marc Medley

Intimate Conversation with community leader Marc A. Medley and Ella Curry president of EDC Creations Media Group

Ella: Welcome Marc! Give us the radio show details.
WP88.7 FM

Ella: Please finish this sentence: I am Powerful because...
I am Powerful because I trust God; give thanks in all things; and remain grateful through the good and the bad.
Ella: Where are you from? How did you start your writing journey?
I am from Paterson, New Jersey the oldest industrial city in the United States and the third largest city in the state of New Jersey. I started writing when I was a child, always responding to ads on the back of cereal boxes; Bazooka bubblegum inserts; writing letters to Santa Claus in my local newspaper; letters to the editor; television shows such as Zoom and writing letters to my cousins in Virginia. I took Creative Writing in high school and won several competitions. As I look back I find that I was always reading, writing and pu…

Black Inventors, Crafting Over Two Hundred Years of Success

For Immediate Release

Black Inventors, Crafting Over Two Hundred Years of Success

Brooklyn, NY. Sunday, Feb. 14, 2009 - Black Inventors, Crafting Over 200 years of Success, clearly highlights the work of Black inventors from over seventy countries. The author, Keith C. Holmes, has spent more than twenty years researching information on inventions by Black people from Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Canada, France, Germany, Ghana, Haiti, Jamaica, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, to name a few. One cannot build any civilization without innovations, inventions, plans, financial resources, labor saving devices, materials and muscle.

This book documents a number of the inventions, patents and labor saving devices conceived by Black Inventors. Africans, before the period of their enslavement, developed: agricultural tools, building materials, medicinal herbs, cloth, and weapons, among many other inventions. Though many black people were brought to Canada, the Caribbean, Ce…

Can I Get A Witness by author Lutishia Lovely

Anybody who asked this question Tuesday, November 4th, 2009, regarding Barack Hussein Obama, our nation’s 44th president, already knows the answer. Not only could he get one witness, he got about fifty million of them, and that’s just stateside. Forty million by television, five million by other electronic means such as internet or Ipod, and in the United States capitol of Washington, D.C., about five million more. The streets fairly teemed with united masses, singular in purpose, fulfillment and pride. Everyone was there to participate in history, to bear witness to the truth, that times…they indeed are a’changin’. And I was in the middle of this melodious madness…as a witness.

Even now, I grapple with words adequate enough to express the experience. And then this writer of more than ten novels accepts reality: there are none. No words, adjectives or superlatives that can accurately convey the measure of the moment: the energy, the feeling of Oneness that blanketed our country, and t…

President Obama's Dream Team

President Obama's Posse

Click the image to view 52 Portraits of Barack Obama's top advisors. Turn on your speakers for the narrative!

Contributed by Minnie Estelle Miller
Marvelously Mature Author and Essayist
The Seduction of Mr. Bradley is still available.

A woman is never old when it comes to the dance she knows. ~ ~ ~ Ibo Proverb

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Intimate Conversation with Sheshena Pledger

Intimate Conversation with author Sheshena Pledger and Ella Curry of EDC Creations Media Group

Sheshena Pledger considers herself to be a military brat, having spent the first seventeen years of her life traveling around the United States and abroad with her active duty parents. Although she attended three different high schools in two different countries, she was still able to graduate from High School in the Top Ten percentile of her graduating class. She went on to obtain both a B.A. in Media Arts and a M.B.A. in Business Administration with academic distinction.

After obtaining her Master's Degree in 2007 and working as a Revenue Officer for the U.S. Treasury for her first full year, Labor Day rolled around and it was the first September since before preschool that she didn't have to start new classes for a new school year, so she pursued her lifetime goal: writing a novel. Ms. Pledger started writing Secrets Unveiled that day, which she cites as her greatest achievement. Sh…

Intimate Conversation with Kimberly Armstrong-Hughes

Intimate Conversation with author and community leader Kimberly Armstrong-Hughes

Kimberly serves as President at Diamond Development and is located in Baltimore, MD. Additionally, Kimberly serves as Executive Director-Founder at Eric R. Villines Advocacy Institute and Chief Officer at Diamond Development Inc.

At present, Kimberly is a member of National Association of Female Executives and Governors Office of Children Appointed Parent Advocate. She serves on the boards of Professional Woman's Network, Maryland Juvenile Council and Baltimore City DMC Advisory Board. Kimberly's core expertise includes Workshops and Trainings in Personal & Professional Development, Stress and Anger Management and Juvenile Justice & Violence Issue's and Youth Development.

Mrs. Armstrong-Hughes is also the co-author of 3 all around self empowering books and has become a sought after dynamic inspirational speaker. She has delivered Inspirational messages with several well known speakers suc…

He Loves Me He Loves Me Not!

Intimate Conversation Interview author Tracy L. Darity with Ella Curry of EDC Creations

He Loves Me He Loves Me Not! is a fresh new story that chronicles the life of Khadejah Johnson, from a teenager preparing for college, to a grown woman in her 30’s, and single mom of two. The story takes readers on a journey of self-discovery and enlightenment. It heightens our senses to just how quickly a life well planned can be detoured by one decision. But not every detour leads to a dead-end and sometimes the back roads provide the best landscape. With determination and a strong supporting cast, Khadejah overcomes the obstacles placed before her and blossoms before the readers’ eyes into a strong, secure woman who does not let her past define her future.

Ella: Tracy, finish this sentence: I am Powerful because...
I recognize that God has instilled in me many gifts and talents that can be used to uplift and empower those whose lives I touch and once I acknowledged his omnipotent power I immediatel…

Community Leader Roxanne Johnson-Pugh

Meet Community Leader Roxanne Johnson-Pugh

Roxanne Johnson-Pugh, a native of Washington D.C., is the Assistant Pastor of Disciples International Training and Worship Center, located in Clinton Maryland. She is the CEO of Bawrar Generation, V.O.T.E.Ministries and Destiny Awaken Publications. In addition to her being an entrepreneur she is an author and well sought after motivational speaker. She is no stranger to the media outlets as she has done numerous television and radio interviews.

You will find her to be a very passionate, sincere, genuine, honest, real, "cutting edge" fiery personality representing the Kingdom of God and His people. Roxanne resides in Maryland with her husband and children.

Message from Roxanne Johnson-Pugh
As I travel throughout various places for speaking engagements it amazes me how many people turn their noses up at a person who may be in a physically abusive relationship.

Ironically, the first thing I hear is “the person enduring the abuse is stupid o…