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Meet new author Robin R. Robinson

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Intimate Conversation with author Robin R. Robinson

Robin R. Robinson was born in Sacramento, California and she moved to LA in 1980 to pursue a career in front of the camera. She lived in LA for 17 years and returned to northern California in the summer of 2000. While living in LA she worked for Eddie Murphy Productions, Keenen Wayans, Wing Records, Sony Pictures, ABC and Motown Productions. Robin was one of 15 selected out of a field of 300 plus to attend the prestigious Guy Hanks/Marvin Miller Screenwriting class at USC where she developed a comedy pilot as well as spec scripts.

Robin has been journaling since she was 12 years old and has been an avid reader since she was 8 years old. Robin reads at least 2 novels a month.



WHY DO YOU WRITE? WHAT DRIVES YOU?
I write because it's a very easy way to express myself on paper and it comes easy to me. I don't have any problems expressing myself orally; however, writing allows me to imbue characters with traits that I possess or have r…

Carleen Brice on BAN Radio, June 20 at 8-10pm

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Join Black Authors Network host Ella Curry and author Carleen Brice on BAN Radio, June 20 for lively discussion about her new book Children of the Waters.

Black Authors Network Talk Show
Saturday Night, June 20, 2009 at 8-10pm EST
Live Chat: www.blogtalkradio.com/Black-Author-Network
Fans call into at: (646) 200-0402
Gifts given out to live callers and registered BTR chatters.




Book Discussion and Live Reading from Children of the Waters by Carleen Brice

The author of the #1 Denver Post bestseller and Essence Book Club Pick Orange Mint and Honey explores the connection between love and race, and what it really means to be a family. Children of the Waters (ISBN: 978-0345499073) is a story about two long lost half-sisters, one white and one black, who find each other possibly with the help of their grandmother’s ghost.

Book Introduction

Trish Taylor’s white ancestry never got in the way of her love for her black ex-husband, or their mixed race son, Will. But when Trish’s marriage ends, she return…

Best Books 2009, EDC Creations, First Quarter

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EDC Creations 2009 First Quarter Literary Hallmarks

Ella Curry and EDC Creations are proud to announce the books that created an impact, for readers and the EDC Creations network. Our “literary hallmarks” indicate excellence in writing and storytelling. These are the books we want to feature to the world. Each year thousands of people — educators, concerned parents, community leaders, authors, poets and publishers — devote their time and resources to presenting the reader with great books! However, too many outstanding books do not get the attention and reader support that they deserve, they float just under the radar. It is our mission to connect readers with these hidden gems and bring them books that will change their lives.

Readers please take a moment and examine the list below. There is something for most book lovers! The books ARE NOT listed in any order pertaining to the qualityof the literaturethey are ALL 4-5 star literary gems. Each book on this list will bring something of …

The Man Plan by C. J. Jeep

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The Man Plan by C. J. Jeep

Aimee Christensen and her friends (Amara, Bev, Katie and Lisbeth) are all thirty-five and still single. Although none have been willing to admit it they all long to get married. On New Years Eve they make a resolution that one of them will be married by the following year.

With years of unsuccessful luck in love behind them they’ve got to create a “plan” to find him. But the “plan” is not exactly what they bargained for as unexpected events occur and secrets are revealed while they meet and date a number of “ideal” men. BUY THE BOOK HERE


Chapter 1 of The Man Plan
New Years Eve 1999

“I think I’m going to seriously lose weight this next year. I don’t want to exist in a new century heavier than I am today,” I said as the five of us drove to the party.

“You don’t need to lose weight Aimee, you look good girl! You may just want to tone it up a little and turn it into muscle,” suggested Bev.

“So you’re saying I am fat!?!”

“No, but a little exercise never hurt anyone.”

Book: My Husband's Fiancee

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My Husband's Fiancee

National Best Selling Author Kaira Denee is known coast to coast for her fantastic novels Take it There and Sugar's Daddy. Her fans have been all over her blog demanding she put out another novel. Well, your wait will come to an end Oct 21, 2009. Her Anexander Books debut, My Husband's Fiancee is sure to have her fans lined up at the book store to purchase their copy. Visit Kaira at www.kairadenee.com To read My Husband's Fiancee's synopsis click here .


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Secrets, Sins and Shameful Lies

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Secrets, Sins and Shameful Lies
Love, Lust and a Whole Lotta Distrust

Best Selling Author DeiIra Smith-Collard jumped on the scene with her self published debut novel Love, Lust and a Whole Lotta Distrust and became an instant star in this industry. Book Clubs from all across the country invited her to visit with them to discuss her phenomenal novel. In April of 2009, Anexander Books published the much anticipated sequel Secrets, Sins and Shameful Lies.

Both of DeiIra's novels can be purchased in book stores all over the country as well at your favorite online book provider. To visit DeiIra online, stop by her website www.deiira.comTo read Secrets, Sins and Shameful Lies synopsis click here .


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Book:One Life for One Night

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One Life for One Night

Jerald Howard is no rookie to the literary world. He's a very successful poet and author. His first novel with Anexander Books is titled One Life for One Night , has his fans pre-ordering the book months in advance. One Life for One Night will be available in stores and online July 21, 2009. Be sure to get your copy of what's sure to be the hottest book of the summer. To read One Life for One Night's synopsis click here


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Monique Miles Bruner wins Mrs. Oklahoma Plus America

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To My Dear Author Friends,

I won Mrs. Oklahoma Plus America on May 2, 2009. As a result, I will participate in the National Miss Plus America Pageant July 6-11, 2009 in Monroe, Louisiana. I come to you requesting sponsorship in this pageant. My total entry fee and expenses are $3,500 of which any generous contribution would be greatly appreciated. Your support will be recognized in the official program book on my delegates’ page and on my blog – www.mrs.oklahomaplusamerica2009.blog.com for an entire year. This great offer will expire on June 15, 2009.

The Miss Plus America Pageant is committed to excellence in pageantry. Holding the crown provides full-figured woman the opportunity to share and promote those community causes closest to her heart with a pageant title worthy of her representation. With the title of Mrs. Plus America, I will represent through my platform the importance of civic engagement and service to the community. I personally have a special place in my heart for getti…

Party with Ella Curry and Monique D. Mensah

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Join the Party with Ella Curry and Author Monique D. Mensah as we celebrate the release of Who Is He To You!

EDC Creations and the Sankofa Literary Society announces the official virtual book tour of Monique D. Mensah, the award-winning author of the dramatic fiction, Who Is He To You. Come party with us September 1 to October 30, 2009.

Follow Monique D. Mensah on an interesting journey all over the Internet from the comfort of your home. Readers will be intrigued by the intelligent exploration of sensitive issues such as cutting, emotional abuse, depression, and drug-addiction. The first page is filled with intense emotion and a descriptive setting that pulls the reader right into the scene. This virtual book tour is brought to you by EDC Creations Media Group.

Give the Gift of Knowledge Campaign

EDC Creations announces the launch of the 2009-2010 Give the Gift of Knowledge Campaign, bringing readers and authors together to help improve literacy and change lives through the gift of book…

Tallahassee Authors Network Ning

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Tallahassee Authors Network Ning

If you’re a published or unpublished writer, poet, editor, illustrator, or book reviewer in the Tallahassee area, you’re invited to join the FREE online social networking group for Tallahassee authors.

You can learn about writing contests, editing techniques, publishing trends, writing styles, book reviews, literary events, marketing strategies, post blogs, read blogs posted by other writers, and more. For additional details, please visit: www.Tallahasseelocalauthors.ning.com


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Book: Marketing Ethics by George G. Brenkert

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Marketing Ethics addresses head-on the ethical questions, misunderstandings and challenges that marketing raises while defining marketing as a moral activity.

-A substantial introduction to the ethics of marketing, exploring the integral relations of marketing and morality

-Identifies and discusses a series of ethical tools and the marketing framework they constitute that are required for moral marketing

-Considers broader meanings and background assumptions of marketing infrequently included in other marketing literature

-Adds direction and meaning to problems in marketing ethics through reflection on concepts such as individual choice, freedom and responsibility, desire satisfaction, noncoercive exchanges, and instrumental efficiency

Authors bio:
George G. Brenkert is Professor of Business Ethics at the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University. Former Editor-in-Chief of Business Ethics Quarterly, he has published numerous articles on ethics, business ethics, and social and pol…

VICTORIA CHRISTOPHER MURRAY wants to SKYPE with YOU!

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VICTORIA CHRISTOPHER MURRAY wants to SKYPE with YOU!

Hello Everyone!
Well....she's back! Lady Jasmine is in stores now! And she's trying to hide the biggest secret of her life. Read the prologue at http://www.victoriachristophermurray/ to find out her secret!

Check out if I'm coming to your city (see below!) and if not, maybe I can visit your book club.

As you know, first week sales are the most important to an author, so I appreciate your support and passing the word.

I cannot wait to hear what you think of Lady Jasmine!

Thank you so, so, so, so much!


Blessings,
Victoria




Book Club Contest
This contest is for book clubs in the continental United States with seven or more members. (Don't have seven members in your book club? Call up a few friends for the occasion!)


What is Skype?: Skype is a program that uses the internet to make video-calls to chat. With Skype you can call any other Skype user in the world connected to the internet, landlines and mobile phones. To start, you onl…

Be Aware Of Your Social Networking Etiquette

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5 Very Important Reasons You Must Be Aware Of Your Social Networking Etiquette.
Posted by Marjorie Janczak on March 11, 2009

Website for original source:
http://sta.rtup.biz/profiles/blogs/5-very-important-reasons-you

Social Networking today has become like the life blood of many businesses and with the economy taken a down turn, many more people are likely to start their own businesses and obviously take advantage of the power of social networking to grow their businesses in their efforts to lower costs on marketing and promotion.

It is easy to join and try to leverage these media but how you leverage social media with the proper etiquette in such a way that it sets you apart and exponentially grow your business is the question many overlook and are still overlooking.

Knowing why you are joining the groups and having a clear plan is the best place to begin. But that would not be the means to the end.

The people you would be associating and holding conversations with on these media are, for …

SISTERS & HUSBANDS Book Tour

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Dear Book Lover,

New York Times bestselling author Connie Briscoe is back with her much anticipated sequel, SISTERS & HUSBANDS.

USA Todayhttp://www.usatoday.com/life/books/news/2009-05-06-summer-books-briscoe_N.htm featured Connie in their summer books round-up in May.

AOL Black Voices proclaims a hit! http://www.bvonbooks.com/2009/06/04/bestselling-author-connie-briscoe-returns-with-summer-sizzler/.

In her ’94 fiction debut, Briscoe introduced the world to literature’s savviest and sweetest sisters. Each was the quintessential modern woman—beautiful, smart, loaded with energy and sass, and woefully beset with man trouble. Set a decade later, SISTERS & HUSBANDS still finds the women fascinating: Baby girl Beverly has continued on her marriage-phobic way. But now she’s 39 and has snagged Julian, a brilliant, gorgeous man who is actually dependable and trustworthy. Yet the sister’s got issues; she’s plagued with doubts.

Will this skittish young lady’s third engagement be the charm…

Ella Curry, EDC Creations Uplugged!

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Join host Nesheba of ESpiritE Radio (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ESpiritE) as she interviews Ella Curry of EDC Creations. Nesheba and Ella share a pot of tea while discussing the book publishing industry.

Interview Show Link:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ESpiritE/2009/06/05/Enjoy-an-Evening-with-Ella-D-Curry-of-Black-Authors-Network


Event Description:
Ella D. Curry is the owner and CEO of EDC Creations, a marketing and branding firm in Prince George’s County Maryland, a radio show producer, marketing director, Internet publicist and literary advocate. She is also the founder of Sankofa Literary Society which empowers independent and/or self-published authors through mentoring programs, Internet workshops, marketing and brand coaching.

The Sankofa Literary Society sponsors the popular Black Authors Network radio program which offers new authors a chance to showcase their books and articles on Internet radio, on the Sankofa Literary Society’s site, along with book and branding coaching that…

Mom Writes Book to Help Change the Direction Of Cancer

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Mom Writes Book to Help Change the Direction Of Cancer

Author, Lacha' J. Mitchell featured in the new anthology, Never Would Have Made It


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(LOS ANGELES, CA,) -- eMediaCampaigns!-- JUN 18, 2009 -- Can inspiration change the direction of cancer? Some might scoff, but author, Lacha' J. Mitchell knows better. Often referred to as a "cancer survivor," Lacha' J. Mitchell is in truth, a cancer thriver. That's because there's no stopping her. After battling and winning a 5-year bout with cancer, she is making an indelible mark to encourage and enlighten others on the subject with the written and spoken word.

Readers will find Mitchell's journey particularly inspiring. After being diagnosed at 32 years-old with stage I Invasive Carcinoma, she went through the grueling, painful, and long suffering treatments most cancer patients do. However, while being treated she faced a terrifying and unexpected obstacle. Her then, 10-year old daughter was d…

American Dream Redefined

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The American Dream Redefined

Used to be in the fifties
"A car in every carport, a chicken in every pot"
For the man without color
That was the American Dream

Used to be in the fifties
Till the ground; plant, reap and share the crop
For the man with color
That was the American Dream

Used to be in the sixties
Graduate from high school, go to Ivy League College
For the man without color
That was the American Dream

Used to be in the sixties
Graduate from high school, go to City College
For the man with color
That was the American Dream

Used to be in the seventies
Graduate from high school, get drafted into war
For the men with color and without
Oh-Oh, dream deferred

Used to be in the seventies
Graduate from high school, go to war, come home sick from war
For the men with color and without
Dream becomes a nightmare

Used to be in the eighties
Music changed, people changed
Drugs and thugs ruled the streets
For the gang members and young recruits
That was the American Dream

Used to be in the eighties
Sports playe…

You Weren't There / Remember When

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You Weren't There / Remember When

You weren't there
when I sold Girl Scout cookies,
nervously knocking on the doors of strangers,
hands shaking as I counted change.

You weren't there
when I graduated from High School
after struggling through each semester,
spending many late nights studying for tough final exams.

You weren't there
to question my fiance' about his intentions,
or to walk me down the aisle
on my wedding day.

You were'nt there
for the birth of your grandson,
whose long fingers and big feet
make me think he'll grow up to be as tall as you.

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Remember when
you were nervous about selling Girl Scout cookies
and a little voice inside whispered,
"You can do it"?

Remember when
you didn't think you would graduate
because the finales were too difficult
and a little voice inside whispered,
"Study a little harder"?

Remember when
you were walking down the aisle
to wed the man of your dreams
and a little voice inside whispered,
"Maybe he's not the right…