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Tiss Devane has been a freelance writer for over a decade. She has written and published various online relationship articles, as well as contributing print articles for Being Single magazine. Devane says “this experience along with my occasional after hour stumble upon hiked up skirts and dangling belted trousers in my many years as an Office Manager has given me a unique and humorous insight into the widely seductive world of romance, particularly in the office.” Devane’s other literary works range from political commentary to poetry. She is also the owner of an online Zazzle store, Mahoganygear.com, which sells everyday items bearing inspirational messages.
Michelle Cuttino is the “Queen of Plus-Size Fiction,” and serves as a freelance writer, talk radio host, and motivational speaker. She is the President of Big Body Publishing and Big Body Broadcasting. Cuttino is a plus-size blogger, covering topics that affect full-figured women, and also blogs about publishing advice and industry events. Cuttino is the author of “Love & Happiness” and “Me & Mrs. Jones,” an eBook series adaptation of her screenplay once optioned with Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Films. Cuttino is part of an erotica anthology under Zane’s Strebor/Simon & Schuster imprint releasing late 2015. Cuttino’s personal mission is to embrace, enlighten, and empower women—principally plus-size women, but her message is for everyone. You can contact and read more about her at MichelleCuttino.com.
Big Body Broadcasting & The Q-Spot with Big Body celebrate their Two-Year Anniversary Show! With well over 35,000 Listeners, we are so grateful for our dedicated audience.
During this special broadcast, we will showcase authors Ni'chelle Genovese, Paige Green, J'son M. Lee, Drica Armstrong, Nigeria Lockley, and many more. We also have special guests and some awesome surprises.
The Q-Spot with Big Body looks forward to bringing you another year of the best new authors, entrepreneurs, and industry professionals. Thank you for your continued support. We appreciate it, and we appreciate YOU!
Big Body Publishing and Big Broadcasting brings you the Q-Spot With Big Body and N'Tyse...
N’Tyse is the erotic romance author of several best-selling novels. She is also executive producer and director of the upcoming documentary film Beneath My Skin which was filmed in her hometown Dallas, Texas. While N’Tyse, pronounced entice, spells out exotic seduction, the true significance behind her name takes on an entire new meaning. The acronym translates to Never Tell Your Secrets ?a message she envelops within her stimulating taboo tales.
In 2007 N’Tyse ambitiously penned and self-published her freshmen and sophomore novels, My Secrets Your Lies and Stud Princess Notorious Vendettas, which went on to grace many best-sellers lists, including The Dallas Morning Newspaper. Determined to see her works reach national and international audiences and markets, she pitched her third project to a traditional publisher. Twisted Seduction quickly landed N’Tyse a publishing deal with Strebor / Simon & Schuster.
A private banker and financial counselor for over 12 years, N'Tyse currently juggles her writing career as a fulltime mom, wife, and filmmaker, while also pursuing her bachelor’s degree in creative/screenwriting and business entertainment. Her literary contributions have been featured in magazines and several bestselling anthologies, including Zane Presents PP2 Missionary No More, Chocolate Flava 3, and Gutta Mamis. N’Tyse currently resides in Dallas, Texas where she is hard at work on her next novel and film project.
Barbara Williams, aka Purple Barbi, has a very active imagination, and has been writing ever since she could remember. She was born an Army brat, in Frankfurt, Germany, and has also called Oklahoma, Virginia, Kansas and South Carolina home.
This is Your Vagina is her debut release. The book is the first in the “Purple Barbi” series, which is her short story compilation.
Michelle "Big Body" Cuttino is the Queen of Plus-Size Fiction, and serves as a book coach, motivational speaker, and talk radio host. She is the author of “Love & Happiness” and the “Me & Mrs. Jones” eBook series, and will be part of an erotica anthology under Zane’s Strebor/Simon & Schuster imprint set to release in 2015. Cuttino’s mission is to publish content written by and geared towards the plus-size population. You can read more about her at MichelleCuttino.com.
Lesa Tondylear Heard is the author of A Tear From A Black Rainbow. It’s a gripping tale that deals with love, abuse, parenthood, and emotional turmoil. Lesa is a mother, author and motivator. She currently resides in the Detroit area, and loves giving back to her community. Her passion for writing started young and she can't see herself doing anything else.
Michelle "Big Body" Cuttino is the Queen of Plus-Size Fiction, and serves as a book coach, motivational speaker, and talk radio host. She is the author of “Love & Happiness” and the “Me & Mrs. Jones” eBook series, and will be part of an erotica anthology under Zane’s Strebor/Simon & Schuster imprint set to release in 2015. Cuttino’s mission is to publish content written by and geared towards the plus-size population. You can read more about her at www.MichelleCuttino.com.
Big Body Publishing and Big Body Broadcasting hosts Titus Broom on The Q-Spot With Big Body.
Titus Broom went from a drug dealer, to being in a wheelchair, to prison, to a college graduate with a BS in Psychology. He is an inspirational & motivational speaker and the Author of his first book, The Things God Whispered To Me. Titus is also an intervention specialist that works daily with improving the lives of youth that are incarcerated as well as youth and families that need to be motivated to establish and reach their goals.
He has been dubbed “The Message Whisperer” and lives for his self-proclaimed motto, “Life and death swing on the hinges of the choices we make”.
The Things God Whispered To Me is his debut novel comprised of twenty-three chapters that are called Whispers. Each Whisper consists of different life situations people may find themselves in. The objective of this book is to encourage, motivate, and inspire.
Big Body Broadcasting hosts Elissa Gabrielle on The Q-Spot with Big Body on Friday, February 21st at 9pm EST.
Elissa Gabrielle is a powerhouse in the literary industry. Respected by many, revered in the highest regard, Elissa maintains a spirit of excellence in all she does. She is known to have the Midas touch with her gift in the skill of multi-genre writing. The author of multiple poetry books, numerous novels and contributor to several anthologies, Elissa has proven herself to be well-versed in artistic creativity.
She also has the ability to mold and shape newcomers into literary superstars--creating multiple award-winning authors and best-selling books in the process.
Elissa Gabrielle remains an ingenious and creative force to be reckoned with in terms of delivering distinct, fulfilling and entertaining literature. By pushing herself to stay a cut above the rest, Elissa Gabrielle brilliantly and consistently delivers literary best.
Johnna Brown currently lives in St. Louis Missouri. She writes erotic love stories with a crazy twist, and has created her own genre - Psycho Erotica. She currently has four titles under her name, and is also signed under K’wan Foye’s Write2Eat Concepts with her latest novella Wicked Deceptions. Johnna B is hard at work on her next novel, and we have the pleasure to have her here with us tonight.
J.L. King is a national bestselling author, philanthropist, publisher, and producer. One of the most sought-after experts on men living on the down low, he established the Lillie Mae King Foundation to provide financial support to African American families impacted by HIV and AIDS. He has two adult children and lives in Atlanta, Georgia. His website is www.AuthorJLKing.com.
Check out his Amazon Page: Author J.L. King.
Big Body Broadcasting & Big Body Publishing brings you The Q-Spot With Big Body and Nikki Urban...
Nikki Urban has been writing since childhood and has always had a flare for telling stories. In August 2008, after being laid off from her job, Nikki completed and self-published her first manuscript, Jade’s Diary under DiamondStone Productions, the imprint she shares with her husband.
Nikki resides in Jacksonville, FL with her husband and has received her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from HBCU Shaw University and her Master of Arts in Public Relations from East Tennessee State University.
Nikki is the self-proclaimed Princess of Urban Erotica and has also penned two full-length novels, Damaged Goods in 2011 and Kontagious in 2012. For 2013, she brings us her erotic short tale, Sex Confessions.
WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE EXPERIENCED BY NIKKI URBAN OR ANY OF HER GUESTS DUE TO THE RESCHEDULING OF OUR INITIAL BROADCAST DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US!
Randall Barnes is a seventeen year old author, internet radio personality, public speaker and mentor who currently resides in Macon, GA. His first novel, The Diary of Aaliyah Anderson, has garnered over 30,000 reads on Wattpad.com. He writes for the popular news website, Urban Intellectuals, the relationship blog, Courting Her and the literary blog, Straight, No Chaser.
Randall is currently a senior at William S. Hutchings College & Career Academy. Along with being a talented writer, Randall also has the gift of public speaking. He won first place in the FBLA Region 5 Public Speaking Competition in January of 2013. Randall also was the first student in history to represent Hutchings in the Rotary Club Speech Contest. The best has yet to come for this young man.
At the age of 21, Tamika Newhouse founded Delphine Publications and has since become a self-published, bestselling author. She has appeared on various bestseller lists and won Self Published Author of the Year at the 2009 African American Literary Awards only nine months after her debut novel. In 2010, she was inducted into Who’s who in Black San Antonio and she landed a major publishing deal without an agent and still continues to write independent projects. Along with Delphine Publications, Tamika is the founder and President of African Americans on the Move Book Club (AAMBC) – an online book club and radio show catering to avid readers across the nation. She is also CEO of Obsessive Soul Media. With future projects in the works from short films, stage plays and much more, Tamika is a young woman on a mission. She has been featured in Uptown Magazine, Essence, Hello Beautiful, Juicy Magazine, and in Vibe Vixen Magazine. Tamika presently tours the country speaking about overcoming her teen pregnancy to fulfill her dream, as well as teaching aspiring writers the publishing ropes. A former radio host, she hosted her own internet radio show (AAMBC) for over three years and continues to expand her brand. She is currently living in Atlanta with her son and daughter and is currently working on her next novel.