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  • Author, Miranda Parker

    in Books

    Author of The Evangeline Hunter Bounty Series, Miranda Parker, discusses her novel, "A Good Excuse to Be Bad".

  • 00:44

    Childrens Author Leah Woods !

    in Writing

    Hear her story of being a Childrrens Author, and all abouy her books !

  • 01:07

    The Author Wave Interviews Author Jeri Williams

    in Books

    Tonight Elle and Tonya will be interviewing Jeri Williams, author of ANYTHING, EVERYTHING, and BREATHE ME.

    Feel free to tweet your questions in to @TheAuthorWave or give us a call to speak with Jeri. 


    (323) 870-4614

  • 00:32

    His Eye is on the Sparrow author Lisa Y Sparrow

    in Books

    Author Talk 1 is pleased to have Lisa Y Sparrow. She was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and in candid detail, tells about some of the struggles and challenges that she has faced in life that may have contributed to her mental illness. She hopes to not only educate people from a mental ill person's point of view but to remove the stigma associated with being mental ill.

    Contact Lisa Y Sparrow on FaceBook for more information on where else you can purchase this inspiring message.

    You can purchase Lisa Y Sparrow's book His Eye Is on the Sparrow on Kindle.

    Call into Author Talk at 347-850-1592 to talk with Lisa Y Sparrow.

  • 00:31

    Urban Lit Author, Jason Beckett with his novel, Open Wound 1

    in Books

    Jason Beckett was born in Norfolk, Virginia and raised in the neighborhoods of Lamberts Point and Park Place. His mother a hard working woman raised him and his three siblings all by her lonesome, he is the second oldest sibling. His mother was a nurse who worked two jobs to provide for her family therefore she was rarely home but always managed to have their meals prepared. .  He used writing as a way to release his anger and deepest feelings, but this time in a new way, on paper. He gained a love of reading books, and that's where he fell in love with poetry, when he read a book titled, " Poems Maya Angelou. " "

    Jason Beckett first book to be published was his very own book of poetry titled, " Poetic Rotationz. "



    Open Wound 1

    Lorenzo and Alisha have a sum total of 15 years time served between them. 

    On the day of release, a chance encounter in a Grey Hound Bus Terminal leads to some much needed sexual gratification for both and an opportunity for Alisha to leave

    New York to visit Virginia and Lorenzo..

    What she finds once there, is a way to exact a promise of revenge on the woman she holds responsible for her time in prison...a woman very close to Lorenzo's heart.

  • 00:11

    The Author Wave is back!!!

    in Books

    Did you miss us? We missed you! Just a very quick update on what's going on and what will be happening now that we're back.

  • 00:30

    Tywanda Brown creeps into Author Talk with Love and Snakes

    in Books

    Tywanda M.Brown was born and raised in Newberry SC. She is the proud mother of three boys. Her passion for writing developed at the young age of 11 with dreams of one day being a published author. Two years after graduating from Newberry College in the Spring of 2012 with a Business degree, she decided to make her dream come true. In the Fall of 2014 she released her debut book Love Games. Two months later she released Love Games 2: Love or Lust. In the winter of 2014 she released Literary Chick. Early spring 2015 she release Love and Snakes a book she co-authored with label mate Simply Shonda, her first anthropology Devils Daughters that she co-authored with CoCo Mixon,Simply Shonda, Dee Leshay and Nicole Shephard in late April 2015. Her latest release Love Games 3: The final Round released May 4,2015. July 4th, 2015 she released Love and Snakes 2 with label mate Simply Shonda.

    You can purchase all her books on Amazon.com

  • 00:31

    Eartha Watts Hicks, Renowed author, music publisher and editor

    in Books

    She is the founder of Earthatone Enterprises and Earthatone Books, an imprint of Earthatone Enterprises, LLC. She has designed and published titles for herself and others. She has also lead self publishing workshops, writing, and publicity workshops for the New York City Parks Department, the National Writers Union, Project Enterprise, and other not for profits. A freelance PR writer and editor, she offers select small business owners, houses of worship, nonprofits, film projects, and independent artists (poets, authors and musicians) quality press material and market copy at a reasonable price. Many have been effective in gaining national and international exposure. As an affiliate of BlackPR.com, s. Eartha offers a range of publicity services and specializes in interactive digital media kits. She is a member of Women in PR, the Black Public Relations Society, the New York Association of Black Journalist, as well as a contributing writer for Harlem World's Magazine's blog site and several other online publications. She is a former board member of Cultivating Our Sisterhood International Association a 501(c)(3).

    She is the award-winning author of Love Changes, as well as a songwriter, music publisher, member of ASCAP.Eartha is writing fellow of the Center for Black Literature and the North Country Institute, Eartha has studied under other award-winning authors, including Valerie Wilson Wesley, Chris Abani, and Bernice McFadden. Eartha is also a member of the acclaimed Harlem Writers Guild, a writing network that has helped developed the talents of Grace F. Edwards, Lorraine Hansberry, Sarah Elizabeth Wright, Audrey Lorde, Walter Dean Myers, Ruby Dee, Paul Robeson, Maya Angelou, and Terry McMillan. In June of 2013, Miss Watts-Hicks received the Just R.E.A.D. 'literary game-changers' Award by the NYCHA branch of the NAACP and was named a 2013 NAACP ambassador for literacy.

  • 00:34

    The Author Chat Show with Lynda D. Brown

    in Books

    Meet author Dr. Audrey Sherman will discuss her book, Dysfunction Interrupted-How to Quickly Overcome Depression, Anxiety and Anger Starting Now.

    About the author:

    Dr. Audrey Sherman, a psychologist, works with clients who want to be free from the emotional baggage that’s keeping them from living happier, more fulfilling lives. Her specialty is helping people overcome anxiety, depression and anger. She believes that happiness and hope really can be learned.

    For almost two decades, Dr. Sherman has taught thousands of clients how to change their thinking and habits. By using her program, people can better control their lives, build healthier relationships and “Feel Good For Life! “

    About the book:

    How Would You like to reinvent your life beginning today?

    Do you suffer from chronic depression or anxiety?

    Are you angry much of the time?

    Do you have a hard time making decisions?

    Do you experience trouble when you are trying to focus?

    Do you have ongoing relationship difficulties? Are you unhappy or sad more days than not?

  • 00:52


    in Culture

    ENVISION THIS: You can promote literacy, character building, and your business all in one move by sponsoring "Books for Kids" right in your neighborhood.

    Our guest, Dapo Akers is author of Robin From the Hood. He is one of the authors who writes for Books for Kids, a free book giveaway program run by Performance Strategies Publishing. You can partner with them! Coleen Liebsch of PS Publishing is also with us.  She says, “Rather than "sponsoring" books in the traditional sense, our partners purchase a $4.50 advertisement in the form of a full-color sticker inside the front cover of a Books for Kids book.  The sticker will say "This Book Is A Gift From:" then prominently feature your company's logo and contact information.”

    Dapo, whom we first met through his community building Feel the Ville rap on You-Tube, writes for adolescents.   His Robin From the Hood series deals with the tragic and dehumanizing underworld tales of “hoods” ruled by drug lords and corruption. This Robin, like the familiar folk hero, has a philanthropic mission to rescue his community from doom.

    Other authors in the PS Publishing lineup write for kids of other age and interest levels. Coleen represents this ambitious project to get books that build character into the hands of kids and create a community bond with the local businesses that sponsor those books.


    Please consider supporting the work of Envision This! We connect you to visionaries of a better furure. Donate now at www.envisionthismedia.com.

  • 00:25

    Police and Goons: Ferguson MO Author Damion Hamilton

    in Books

    Author Damion Hamilton debuts his new book, "Police and Goons," a gritty and realistic novel that taps heavily into America's escalating temsions between the police and the people they charged to protect. 

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