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Author S.Chameleon was born in Saginaw, Michigan. From there she moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan where she continued to flourish. Chameleon has always been a "Boss" as a wife and a mother of two. Writing is a talent she never took for granted as she strove to perfect her craft with every stroke of her pen. Therefore, when she realized she had a story to tell she carefully adapted her pen for the challenge. S.Chameleon has a unique style that comes to life between the pages of her novels defining the saying,life is art.
Boo Jackson was born in Kansas City, Kansas. Boo endured her fair share of hardships but still managed to graduate from Wyandotte High School with honors in 2002. She went on to college to study Psychology and Social Work, in college she was grabbed by a burning desire to share the many stories inside of her. Her first novel was penned at the tender age of 20, while working as a security guard. `Boo is able to grab her readers with engaging, unique story lines. She touches on all subjects from romance, street life, lust and even racism. Her style is fast paced while still being detail orientated, witty and extremely humorous. Boo's literary diversity led to her ranking on the Amazon's best sellers list several times and her interaction on social media gives her readers a front seat look into who this woman behind the pen really is.
Topic: "No Strings Attached.."
Guest Authors: Taquila Thompson and KS Oliver
Author K.S. Oliver is a author, poet, public speaker, model and business owner who was born in New York and raised in Georgia.She is the author of two poetry books: Still Standing and Affectionately 360. She decided to take leap and let the world read her rhymes of reason after several people read her poetry and suggested that she share it. And she is glad that she did. In 2012, she won the Best Poets and Poems award for her poetry.In 2010 following the birth of her youngest child, she was diagnosed with SLE, also known as Lupus. Subsequently, she was also diagnosed with Discoid Lupus (Skin Lupus), Fibromyalgia, Fibrosis, Hypotension, Hypothyroids, Cricoarytenoiditis (Lupus in her voice box), and Severe depression. Her psychiatrist suggested writing in a diary to get her feelings and thoughts out of her mind and down on paper, but Ms. Oliver quickly learned that poetry came a lot easier. After the success of publishing her own stories, Ms. Oliver decided to go into business with a close friend. Together they launched the publishing company Black Destiny Publications.When Ms. Oliver is not writing, she is running her business Events by Ebonee’, co-running Black Destiny Publications. Ebonee Oliver has a mission in life to raise awareness to this debilitating disease.
Author Taquila Thompson has been writing for a while she wrote her first
book when she was sixteen and pregnant but didn’t release her first story until a few
years later. Was was signed to TBRS as well as G Street but when her contract was up with G Street she decided to become a free agent. Since the releasing of her latest book, she has had some negative backlash but she knew that she wasn’t going to please everybody.
Topic:“So..Your Spouse Cheated.. So What...!!!”
Author Saundra Jones grew up in Cleveland Mississippi and as an adult now resides in Indiana. Originally she started writing screen plays at the age of twelve and as an adult the need to create intensified. This intensity produced her first self published novella titled “Owning Up” now renamed “Trick or Treat.” In December of 2011 Saundra was signed to Delphine Publications and by summer 2012 her debut novel “Her Sweetest Revenge” was released and reached Amazon Bestseller list at #2. And July 14, Black Expressions released “Her Sweetest Revenge” giving it new life to the world. Saundra feels a great opportunity on her journey to writing for the people. Delphine Publications released her first romance novel titled “Pieces of Justice” in the summer of 2013 which also landed a #2 spot on Amazon. She is currently working on her next project.
Topic: "When A Woman's Feed Up......"
Guest Authors: Tiana Nicole and Monique Chanae
Author Tiana Nicole was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, she quickly discovered writing was something she could do, and she could do it well. Being given the gift of creating and molding characters for the imagination, she began to shape and mold a writing career of her own. Tiana released her freshman debut novel Deceitful Temptations June 2014 under Dark Berry Publications. Her sophomore novel titled Deceitful Revenge is set to release late 2014, along-side a Dark Berry Publications company Anthology titled The Industry..
Author Monique Chanae is a Newark, New Jersey native, mother of two and a natural born storyteller. She has had a passion for writing ever since she learned to put pen to pad, beginning her first full length novel the summer of her 8th grade year.
Her journey into the publishing industry started when she contributed the short story "Heiress" to the When it Rains it Pours anthology alongside authors Shan, YungLit and Dama Cargle in July 2012. Her debut novel "Lighter to My Cigarette" was released in September of the same year. Her next release was a novella entitled "Motives: Everybody's Got One" released in January 2013.Monique is currently working on several different novels, each belonging to an array of genres to entice readers of every kind.
Authors: Keyanna Ford and Kharisma Kashmere
Bio: Keyanna was born and raised in Kalamazoo, MI, she has always been into school but never knew exactly what she wanted to do. She graduated from Loy Norrix High School in 2005 with high honor and went to college where she studied Criminal Justice at Kalamazoo Valley Community College first then went on to get her bachelors at Western Michigan University where she doubled major and graduated with two majors in Criminal Justice and Social Psychology. After going through a bad situation Keyanna decided to write about it where she discovered her love for writing and that's how her debut novel "Living in Fear' came to life.
Author Kharisma Kashmere is a poet, urban fiction blog radio talk show personality, and an author of a bestselling E-book series Sex. Lies. Betrayal: The Façade. Author Kharisma Kashmere grew up in Maywood, IL, one of Chicago's most violent suburbs, Kharisma adapted to reading and writing in adolescence. Spending more time inside than out, she became enthralled with urban fiction and suspense at fourteen through the eyes of greats like Wahida Clark. Kharisma decided to start writing about what she thought maybe going on outside her home. The eldest of eleven children, she remembers sharing her stories with siblings who praised her maturing craft. Her first novel i.e. Sex. Lies. Betrayal: The Façade, which she penned in Georgia is only the tip of the iceberg.
Award-winning, Amazon bestseller, Terry Persun joins me this week on Dialogue (a live online radio podcast). Terry is a Pacific Northwest author who brings a taste of fantasy and literary art to his books.
With a background in engineering, Terry’s writes exquisite detail in his setting. His characters are rife with internal conflict and the scenes he describes portray palpable strife.
An editor of several magazines, Terry broke out on his own several years back and has been making his living through his writing.
The following list represents a handful of awards won by Terry’s books and writing
WINNER of the Silver IPPY Award in regional fiction for Sweet Song
Winner of the ForeWord Book of the Year Finalist Award in science fiction for Cathedral of Dreams
Winner of the USA BookNews Best Books Finalist Award in mainstream fiction for Giver of Gifts
Winner of the ForeWord Book of the Year Finalist Award in mainstream fiction for Wolf’s Rite
Winner of the Star of Washington Award in mainstream fiction for Wolf’s Rite
Find out more about Terry Persun at http://www.terrypersun.com
You can find Terry on Facebook and Twitter and most of the more notable social sites.
Many successful leaders have amazing stories inside of them that are just waiting to get out. The idea of putting years of experience and wisdom down on the page can seem thrilling, until it’s time to actually start writing. It’s universally agreed that great leaders are exceptional communicators, but when the idea of writing an entire book becomes a reality, these great speakers may not know where to begin. The key to skillful writing is putting the reader first and being motivated to pass your skills on to others rather than basking in the glory of seeing your name on the shelves.
This week’s guest, Jeff Haden, has had a prolific career ghostwriting bestselling books by top business leaders. He has such a keen understanding of his audience because he has been in their shoes. Like most C-Suite leaders, Jeff’s career makes for an interesting and inspiring story: He rose the ranks from a forklift driver to the manager of a book printing plant, and he eventually found his true passion in writing books of his own. Jeff has since been masterful at tapping into C-Suite leaders’ natural ability to communicate and craft captivating stories from their conversations.
Jeff says the best reason to write a book is having an authentic desire to help others and teach them the lessons you wish you had knew as you climbed the ladder in your own career. The worst reason to write a book, he says, is for the fame or fortune. Being outwardly focused and genuinely caring about the success of others will translate to the page and grab the reader’s attention.
Donisha Derice is an up and coming author bringing her creativity to life by penning tales of fiction. Born and raised in Indianapolis, IN, Donisha had only dreamed of being two things: a lawyer and a writer. Receiving degrees in Paralegal Studies, Criminal Justice, and Public Management, she worked as criminal defense paralegal for over four years. After realizing she no longer desired to become an attorney, Donisha decided to follow her other dream. Her first novel, The Hustle, was completed while Donisha’s plate was full with motherhood, college, and her full-time job. Writing a book and receiving a publishing deal all within a year, Donisha knows she has found her true passion and calling—and it is in writing.
Jai Darlene is an army brat who traveled all over the world with her family before settling down in Fort Wayne, IN. She later moved to Indianapolis and obtained a juris doctorate from Indiana University School of Law, where she discovered an aptitude for writing, earning herself a spot on her school’s Law Review. After practicing law for five years, Jai discovered her artistic talent through using her creative skills to litigate countless jury and bench trials. This inspired her to pursue her passion by harnessing her imagination to make fictional characters come to life.
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Author Tony Perez-Giese joins me on the Indie Books Show this week to talk about his novel: Pac Heights
It is 1999 in San Francisco. The dot.com boom is in full swing, and it seems as though every twenty-something has become an instant millionaire-except our narrator, who has just arrived from the Midwest without a job. Confronted with the chilling prospect of missing out on the greatest cash grab of the twentieth century, he enlists with a temp agency. That's when things start getting strange. Mistaken by the agency for an urbane homosexual instead of the ex-frat boy he really is, he is assigned to a fully-staffed mansion in the Pacific Heights neighborhood. His new boss? Definitely not the old matron he was expecting. Bailey Phelan is the gorgeous, thirty-year-old wife of an aging billionaire, and her penchant for Prada, recreational drugs, and foreign boyfriends quickly has the narrator running in circles trying to keep her exorbitant spending and romantic misadventures under wraps. But despite all the glitz, what she might need most is a friend. As the narrator gets sucked deeper into the mansion milieu-oversexed nannies, a lovelorn gay chef, the obsessive head housekeeper, the bilious billionaire himself-he's faced with the unavoidable question: will the six-figure salary and over-the-top lifestyle of the rich and infamous corrupt him - or will he cut and run with his soul intact?
Author Monique Chanae is a Newark, New Jersey native, mother of two and a natural born storyteller. Beginning her first full length novel the summer of her 8th grade year. Her journey into the publishing industry started when she contributed the short story "Heiress" to the When it Rains it Pours anthology alongside authors Shan, YungLit and Dama Cargle in July 2012. Her debut novel "Lighter to My Cigarette" was released in September of the same year. Her next release was a novella entitled "Motives: Everybody's Got One" released in January 2013. Monique is currently working on several different novels, each belonging to an array of genres to entice readers of every kind.
JL King is a New York Times best selling author, publisher, and HIV/STD activist. Subjects of his work include the nature of human behavior, effects of health issues on minorities, and sexual orientation and its impact on schools. King’s first book, On the Down Low: A Journey Into the Lives of Straight Black Men Who Sleep with Men appeared on The New York Times best seller list for more than 30 consecutive weeks.In 2006 King produced, “The DL Exposed”, an award winning documentary that was broadcast on Black Entertainment Television (BET). The documentary was the number one watched program on BET that year.
Some say he's a serial killer. Others, a vigilante doing what police can't or won't do. What's certain is that Dean Drayhart, a paraplegic, will soon sit on death row for killing hit-and-run drivers in Los Angeles. But not if the Mexican Mafia gets hold of him first. Somewhere, Dean's trained companion monkey Sid and girlfriend Cinda are outrunning the law in a fast '98 Trans Am. The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department wants Sid, dead or alive. Dean may be broken in body but his fierce spirit is determined to protect Sid and Cinda in the most creative ways imaginable. Hardboiled, funny, relentless, and unexpectedly tender-hearted, Bite Harder delivers riotous action all the way to a bombshell climax that could only have been written by Anonymous-9, the self-declared mad scientist of crime fiction.
Praise for Bite Harder
"Brilliantly, brutally funny, so real you can taste it. Starring Sid, the cutest serial-killing helper monkey in all fiction." — Douglas Lindsay, author of the Barney Thomson novels
"Bite Harder is part screwball comedy, part killer crime story entirely unlike anything else out there. It is unique and vicious and bloody funny but what kept me turning pages deep into the night was its heart. I loved Hard Bite, and Bite Harder is even better, stronger, wilder." — Josh Stallings, Beautiful, Naked & Dead
"Few books have a killer monkey, and fewer still have a writer as funny, incisive, and down-and-dirty brilliant as Anonymous-9." — Benjamin Whitmer, Cry Father
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