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Tonight on SWAG Radio, Yara Kaleemah will be talking with Erella about her upcoming release, "The Flip Artist."
Erella is an aspiring urban fiction author from Cleveland, Ohio. Born and raised in the predominantly African American suburb of East Cleveland with both parents and three siblings, she was raised in a deeply religious household, that is, until she left home to escape family violence, abandoned her religious upbringing and quickly became entangled in the excitement of street life and ended up getting married to the “dope man” in the early 1990’s. This resulted in her experiencing a series of unfortunate experiences including domestic violence, federal drug trafficking charges, divorce, homelessness and relocation to New York City where she began writing The Flip Artist. After 9/11 she returned to Ohio, re-enrolled in college and has earned two Bachelor’s degrees, in Africana Studies in 2005 and in Spanish in 2012.
Her novels chronicle the experiences of women who have survived drug addiction, hardship, loss, legal problems, crime, same-sex relationships, intimate partner violence, homelessness and other issues. She describes her writing style as “Pan African faction,” - fiction fused with historical and cultural facts. Currently single, she has three offspring and resides in Cleveland with her fourteen year old daughter. In addition to writing, she is an entrepreneur, who started her own publishing company, Wrong 2 Write Publishing and is also an English Language Learner Instructor for refugees and new immigrants preparing for the U.S. Citizenship Exam.
On this episode of SWAG Radio, Yara Kaleemah will be talking with Ms. Michelle Nicole.
About Michelle Nicole:
Michelle Nicole was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Newark, New Jersey. She began writing poetry at the age of 15. Her writing style developed into short stories as a young adult. With over 20 poetry pieces written and three books self-published, she plans to continue her independant writing career for as long as God gives her the strength.
Not only is she a writer, she is also the founder and CEO of a nonprofit organization which focuses on healing and positive engagement for youth that are affected by domestic violence. Within this organizational umbrella, services provided span from community outreach, youth workshops that cover topics such as teen dating violence, bullying and suicide prevention, and camps that focus on music and literacy development.
With all of this, Michelle Nicole has also returned to school to complete her degree in Psychology. She plans to complete the Ph. D program in the future and use her skills and knowledge to work with youth in crisis.
The Sting - Released August 2014
Can one man make one woman do things that she knows deep down inside is wrong? Manipulation is a terrible thing. It can make one really good person fall victim to one really bad act. This can be simply stated as random moments of insanity. In the end, the really good person is the one who pays for the sins of both. When you have a weak minded person and a strong minded person, someone is bound to get hurt. Stacey is no exception to the rule. She put herself in a situation that could have been avoided if she would have just followed the path God had for her.
This week on SWAG Radio, Yara Kaleemah will be interviewing 16 authors of Shan Presents.
Tonight, Trinity, Desting Raysor, Lucinda John, and Mz Lady P will be in the hot seat.
Trinity Stevens is 25 born and raised in Jersey City, NJ. She started writing in the 7th grade after reading Omar Tyree’s fly worker. She currently works as a Parent Educator helping pregnant moms and when she’s not doing that she’s writing her next novel. After reading a Shan presents book and saw that they were taking submissions she decided to submit her work. She’s currently working on the sequel to her first book Love From a One Night Stand as well as working on a new series.
Destiny Raysor was born and raised in downtown Jersey city, NJ, Destiny lived in the struggle, learned from her struggle, and built an empire with her struggle. Everything she ever wanted, she pressed her way through it.
Lucinda John, is a 21 year old,resident of Florida. . After reading numerous book from various of authors, that is when she realized that she should put her gift into use. With the help of Myss Shan she was able to release her first book Fallin' For A Boss, and Finessers all in one month! Nothing stop her from pursuing her dreams and making huge accomplishments. 'With God everything is possible' is the motto that motivated Lucinda to always aim high despite any circumstances.
.Mz. Lady P was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Patrice grew up in the ABLA Homes. A housing project located on the Near West Side of Chicago. In her teenage years she discovered Urban Fiction and became a fan of the genre. She found what it is to relate to the characters and the plots. This encouraged her to start writing Urban Fiction.
On this episode of SWAG Radio, Yara Kaleemah will be chopping it up with Troi Fields, author of Wife Tales.
Troi Fields is a 38 year old native Bahamian who now resides in South Florida. Troi discovered there was power in words at a very early aged and began mastering her skill at using them. While growing up in what would be considered an economically disadvantaged area, Troi was bussed to schools that forced her to become to hone her writing skills. She used writing as a means to express the frustrations that she felt growing up the daughter of a drug addicted mother and being the “nerd” amongst her peers. Troi has turned her writings into stories that many women and men can identify with. They come from real life experiences but are wrapped in suspense and drama. Troi is a part of the King Publishing Group family of authors.
Meet Chateau, Bailey, Whitney and twin sisters Aja and Asia; five ladies whose friendship is centered around their mates and children. But, don’t be fooled by this group of lovely women that appear to be stereotypical wives.
In an area of Florida where most come to play and relax, you will soon see that what these ladies live through is far from a day at the beach. When the veil is completely removed, their lives are put on front street.
Sex, lies, drugs, infidelity, and lots of drama!
On this episode of SWAG Radio, Yara Kaleemah will be chopping it up with Tywanda Brown, author of Love Games.
Tywanda M.Brown was born and raised in Newberry SC. She is the proud mother of two 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 summer of 2014 she released her debut book Love Games. Two months later she released Love Games 2.
Have you ever loved someone who was married to someone else? Did you feel like you were playing second place but deserved to be his MVP? Most of us answered yes to at least one of the questions and that makes you susceptible to this thing called Love. Take a journey to Newberry, SC for a few Love Games. There you will find multiple Love Games being played, by Newberry's top players.
On this eposide of SWAG Radio, Yara Kaleemah will be chopping it up with Sunny Giovanni..
In southern Dallas, Texas, Sunny Giovanni, or "Gio" as she likes to be called, was born on the fifth day of June in 1989. Born to a mother who was a teacher and a graduate from Texas A&M University, you couldn't so much as watch a Disney movie if you hadn't read the book before hand. Gio has had a very strong history with literature, diversifying from poetry (winning placements in oratorical contests), to thriller short stories as a way to vent her frustrations.Sunny Giovanni is an advocate for gay and trans rights, and says: "You can't help who you are, and you damn sure can't help who you love. You should be true to who are, rather than to conform and live the ultimate lie, and live miserable until the day you die." Credited from the poem she penned "Titanium", modeled after her novel.
Gio is a mother of three children, the founder of Lucid Legends Publishing/ Photography, Kno Joke Entertainment, the host of "We Talk TOO Much Radio" on BlogTalk Radio, and blogs on Tumblr under the name "KnoJokeGio". She is a friend to many and prides herself on making a smile out of an extremely horrible day. "It doesn't matter if you're having a bad day... a smile could make everything else seem so small. Crack a joke when someone is hurt and see how fast they cheer up. Even at a random moment. If it makes no sense, see how fast they forget about everything else and wonder what's wrong with you, but end up smiling in the process. It works every time."
On this episode of SWAG Radio, Yara Kaleemah will be talking with Author and Host, Sharnel Williams.
My name is Sharnel Williams, born and raised in Newark, NJ. I'm a mother, wife, author and grandmother. I have 3 published books available now to purchase. Two non-fiction and one fiction. I'm currently working on 2 book to drop in 2015. You can purchase, all my books on Amazon, Bam, BN, and my website.I want to thank all my supporters.
On tonight's episode of SWAG Radio, Yara Kaleemah will be talking with Ms. Le'vonne Barber about her novel "Sideline Hoe". There seems to be a lot of trickery going on these days so Ms. Le'vonne will be dishing the dirt on her motivation for this novel.
Le’Vonne is a native of Chicago and has always had a love for books. Using her creativity as a way to escape Le’Vonne often got lost in the pages of her notebook, writing short stories and plays. Years later Le’Vonne decided she wanted to share her creativity with the world, and penned what would later become her debut novel Gurlfriends along with her second release Sideline Hoe. You can also catch Le’Vonne as she co-host the controversial blog talk radio show The Mirror.
On this episode of SWAG Radio, Yara Kaleemah will be chopping it up with Adrianne Cummingham.
Adrianne L. Cunningham is a 34 year old native of Lexington, Kentucky. She graduated with honors from Henry Clay High School in1998. She has also lived in Virginia and several years in Talladega, Alabama. While in Alabama, she attended Central Alabama Community College and studied for an associate's degree in Computer Science.
When she is not writing; Adrianne also enjoys travelling and spending time with friends or family. Writing is definitely her deepest passion. Being able to paint a vivid picture for a readers mind and to hopefully leave an insightful message. Adrianne currently resides in Oak Grove, Kentucky.
On this episode of SWAG Radio, Yara Kaleemah and former Co-Host, Shatika will be discussing 'A Fem's Playground 2'!!!
Shatika Turner is the author of three works, The Ill Truth, A Fem's Playground and A Fem's Playground 2: Game Over. She is also the owner of Little Lady Promotions; a social media based promotion company. She currently resides in NY. She has an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts and is currently going to college to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. Her future plans are to mentor the youth and do public speaking.
****A FEM'S PLAYGORUND 2: GAME OVER!****
In Part one you've learned that Females can play just as hard as dudes... Now let's see how it all ends!
Patience is trying to recover from the betrayal of her best friend and get back on her feet, but will the odds be stacked against her once again? Desiree is feeling as guilty as charged but with new found will everything be in her favor? Besides Shade's jealous ways, she has picked up another nasty habit. Will her ways end her forever?
With unexpected guests, twists and turns; the ending to this game of love will leave you speechless.
On this episode of SWAG Radio Yara Kaleemah will be talking to up and coming author, Darrell Freeman about his debut novel, Betraying My Father.
*******Betraying My Father********
Angela’s happy home abruptly shattered after a nasty divorce, involving allegations of affairs and abuse. Emotionally confused, manipulated, and compelled to make a choice, Angela sides with her mother, breaking her father’s heart and destroying their father–daughter bond. Despite her heart’s conviction, she cuts off all ties with her father and begins to rebuild the bond with her mother. Just as things were feeling normal, Angela’s whole world crumbles once again. Everything she thought she knew was a lie. Embarrassed and humiliated, Angela knows she needs to seek her father’s forgiveness for betraying him. Can she convince the man she condemned for destroying their family that she’s truly sorry? Will her devastated father forgive her or will it be too late for a second chance?
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