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On this episode of SWAG RADIO, Crystal Alexis will be interviewing Yara Kaleemah about her lastest novel, BRICK CITY CHICK.
Yara Kaleemah was born in Newark, New Jersey and has climbed her way up the literary latter with faith. In 2013, her debut novella, 'Too Much to Chew', premiered with 20 five star reviews. Since then she has worked with authors such as, Fanita Moon Pendleton and James Gordon on projects like, the 2015 African American Authors of the Year, and most recently Kenni York and Hood Chronicles on the Please Don't Kill Me Project. Yara Kaleemah and Crystal Alexis have joined forces to run SWAG PRODUCTIONS and they plan to take over with all of the exciting projects planned for 2015.
Brick City Chick 2: Strange Fruit
Just when it seemed like things were settling down for Camilla and Duke, a member of the Diamonds of Hearts decides that showing off is more important than his loyalty to the most notorious street gang of Newark, NJ. As Detective Xena Myers zeros in on the suspects of a brutal murder, witnesses start to die and buried secrets of Camilla and Duke will be revealed. Will a forgotten handgun send the Brick City Chick to jail for the rest of her life or is there a far more sinister plan in line for the Diamonds of Hearts?
On this episode of SWAG Radio. Yara Kaleemah will read an excerpt from her upcoming novel, Gossip Village..... LIVE....
Gossip Village a story told from the view point of Mrs. Ida Mae Peabody, the nosey neighbor. Mrs. Peabody take us through the rollercoaster lifestyles of several members of a Newark NJ housing complex. Mita and Javier have been together through drugs and jail. Mita is trying to save her marriage but she finds herself in a whirlwind of drama when Javier is arrested, leaving her high and dry. Will she stick by her husband or find stabilty in the arms of another man? Vanessa has been doing drugs most of her life, sleeping with everyone for a taste of the dope. The only person she seeks love from is dying. Will she sober up or use dope to numb her pain? Marianna was livining in the fast lane, seeking attention from the corner boys. She just wants to get her box wet but has she bitten off more than she can chew by knowingly sleeping with two men who don't know they are father and son? While Mrs. Peabody wastes no time telling everybody's business she is keeping a terrible secret of her own. Will she be able to fess up before a fatal disease eats her alive?
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Author Yara Kaleemah
Bio: Yara Kaleemah was born in Newark NJ. As a kid she would write stories in notebooks and realized at a young age that she was destined to be an author. In 2011 she gave birth to her first child. She vowed that she would publish a novel by the time her daughter turned two. On May 25, 2013, Too Much To Chew became her debut novella- published by Salaam Publications. Today she has penned four 5* novels and owns her own publishing company, S.W.A.G Productions.
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Yara Kaleemah Im Yara Kaleemah, Founder of Strong Women Achieving Greatness (SWAG) Productions. We are a publishing company geared toward helping self published authors with all the behind the scenes work for their books. DhakirahTahani is the co-founder of SWAG and upcoming author. I host SWAG Radio alongside Author Shatika Turner. I have several titles under my belt.
Join us as we learn more about this dynamic young woman and her SWAG!
On this episode of SWAG Radio, Yara Kaleemah will be talking to none other than Slyce of Slyce the Book Club. Marilyn Brown is known for extending her time to upcoming authors in the interrogation room but we will find out if she can stand the heat on SWAG Radio with Yara Kaleemah and Deidre Lashay!
Tonight, Yara Kaleemah will be talking with Leena Ching, author of Scandalous.
Leena Ching is a Toronto Native with a beloved passion for writing.
Her goal is to relate to as many people as possible.
As she continues to pave new journeys for her readers she hopes that she can inspire other young writers to never give up, stay motivated & know that if you're passionate enough about it, it's worth pursuing.
Serenity Jones is not your average 26 year old. Not only is she still a virgin, but she often envisions herself in situations where she is making love to every attractive man she meets. When she finally meets Lionel she thinks she finds the man she's not only going to lose her virginity to, but who she can spend the rest of her life with. That all changes when she discovers the man if her dreams has more that a few skeleton's in his closet. When she becomes determined to expose the truth, she finds herself finding out that everyone is not who they seem to be.
Yara Kaleemah will be talking to bestselling author LR Smith aka Sunny Giovanni! Nothing is off limits. Join us for an explosize show!!!
The pen was handed down to her from an older sibling as a means to focus her negative energy and anger into something different, but was used as a way to alter her own situations.
As a preteen, Gio witnessed how much her writing could touch someone when she left one of her prized spirals in a classroom without knowing. Two weeks after it went missing, someone brought it back to her asking for more, letting the young author know that almost everyone she knew read the story, but without knowing it was her in the story she had written.
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."
Tonight, Yara Kaleemah will be talking with Kateri Young, CEO of Purple Diamond Publications
Born on July 4, 1972 in North Charleston, South Carolina. Kateri grew up between NY and South Carolina. Graduating from the last all Black Boarding Schools in Laurinburg North Carolina. After that, she received a degree in Psychology. And later gave birth to a baby boy. She began writing short stories and poems, and then she decided to pursue writing a novel. When it was finished, she tried to get it published. Receiving many rejections since the year 2000. She raised her son and attended Culinary School, where she received a degree in Culinary Arts. And has been a Chef ever since. Eventually she opened up Purple Diamond Caterer and caters events between writing. She eventually signed with True Glory, and put out several books and now has moved on. Opening her own Publishing company called Purple Diamond Publishing. And now has 11 Author's assigned to her label. She is the Author of Demented Minds, Erotic Tales of Love, Lust, and Karma, Wifey Tales of a Contract Killer, A Perfect Murder, Jamaica Mi Hungry and Killer Recipes by Kateri. She is due to release The Female Don Dada, and a Seafood Cookbook by the end of 2015. She is also due to release The Ghost Squad Contracts of Death in 2015. The Sex Therapist will be released in March, which is a collaboration with Purple Diamonds author Leena Ching.
Tonight Yara Kaleemah will be talking with Kenyetta York of Let Your Voice Be Heard and Yvette Bentely, a life coach and author.
LYVBH originated in 2013 when activist and survivor Kenni York decided to utilize her talent and noterity to raise awareness. Combined, the first two LYVBH events raised nearly $6000, which was donated to the beneficiary Day League (formerly known as DeKalb Rape Crisis Center. Past sponsors have included Uber, Twainns Billards, Delphine Publications, VMag Tv, and Stella and Dots just to name a few. The objective of the event is simple: to raise funds to aid in providing resources to abuse victims but most importantly to educate our communities about the growing epidemic.
A native of Louisville, KY, Yvette Wilson Bentley graduated from high school in 1982, completed a Business and Office Certification program and has worked in clerical administration & customer service for over twenty-five years.
Yvette has always enjoyed creative writing but it wasn’t until recent years that she decided to pursue an active career in becoming an author. Yvette used a self-publishing company for her first book, Enhancing the Journey, in January 2012 but decided that she would pursue future publishing projects under her new self-publishing umbrella, Words 2 Life, LLC, which has to date published ENHANCING THE JOURNEY: The Journey Journal as well as The Journaling Companion.
Tonight, Yara Kaleemah will be chopping it up with Moni G, author of Scandalous Deceit, and Ty'Rae Blaze, author of Never Ending Changes.
Moni G. was born and raised in Arkansas. Her passion for writing comes from life experiences and being an avid reader. In her spare time she loves to shop, cook and spend time with her family. Moni G. signed with Pink Angels Publications in 2014.
Ty’rae Blaze made her debut into the literary industry with her romance novel, Never Ending Changes. She was born and raised in the beautiful state of South Carolina, where she is currently residing. Outside of writing, Ty’rae gives her time to the youth of her community by volunteering at a local recreational center. In her spare time, Ty’rae enjoys reading and listening to books. “Peace and love comes from within.” Is the motto that Ty’rae lives by.
In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month Lit Ish Live would like to take the time to discuss the seriousness of domestic violence. In this two part special the Literary Ladies of the ATL will speak with various survivors, awareness advocates, and community specialists in the hopes of shedding more light on the issue and helping victims find the help they need. We welcome listener feedback as we come together as a community to focus on this important issue
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