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uthor. Show Host. Motivational Speaker. Award Winning CEO of The Cartel Publications & Cartel Cafe Books Store - an international, independent publishing house and bookstore. Toy's publishing house The Cartel Publications, is the face of today's urban fiction and street fiction industries. In both the digital and print world, the Cartel represents the best her generation has to offer in African American literature. She has aptly been dubbed the "Urban Fiction Empress" and "a literary master".
Toy is multifaceted and currently runs an independent publishing company, movie production company and popular Washington DC and Maryland area bookstore. In addition, she facilitates her popular seminar "How To Write A Novel In 30 Days", using her non-fiction novel of the same title. Toy consults authors and publishing houses on what it takes to achieve success and longevity in the industry.
She has been featured in The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, Essence Magazine, Don Diva Magazine and Urban Book Source. She has been awarded Author Of The Year by AAMBC and was voted Most Underrated Author by The Urban Book Source.
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Bill welcomes bestselliong author Susan Mallery to the show. Susan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of novels about the relationships that define women's lives—romance, friendship, family. With compassion and humor, Susan keenly observes how people think and feel, in stories that take readers on an emotional journey. Sometimes heartbreaking, often funny, and always uplifting, Susan's books have spent more than 200 weeks on the USA Today bestsellers list, thanks to her ever growing legions of fans.
How can you beat that? Should be a lot of fun. Don't miss it.
In this interview, I'll be interviewing J.A. Wright author of the novel How to Grow an Addict, which mirrors a lot of Wright's life story growing up as full blown drug addict by the time she hit age 26.
Listen to this immensely powerful interview with an author who was able to change her attitude and life before drugs took her life way and how she was able to give voice to her compelling story.
Founder of Kate Tilton’s Author Services, LLC--Since 2010, she has assisted authors in reaching readers and helped readers connect with authors (and each other). The publishing world is a community of those who love reading. Authors need readers like readers need authors and Kate has made it her mission to connect the two. Find her at www.katetilton.com
We're about halfway through, and there's so much more to cover. Why talk this much about one book? Because these are the basic concepts you can apply to any story and improve your craft--promise!
There are so many concepts and brilliant soundbites in Don Maass's Writing the Breakout Novel as well as the workbook. So here's the abbreviated version of the last few weeks podcasts. You'll see these for the next few weeks--let me know if you have questions!
Want more? Stay tuned--each week, you'll get more awesome to Upgrade Your Story.
Note: these are taken from my daily Periscope channel over at http://periscope.tv/upgradestory (or download the app!), and you can tune in live Monday-Friday, 12:30ish PM EST to ask questions and join in! Video is archived over at katch.me/upgradestory.
NeNe Capri is an Urban Fiction author or as it has been termed Street-Literature. She came on the scene in 2011 breaking boundaries with her first hot and controversial title, "The Trap". NeNe signed this series with Wahida Clark Presents Publishing and then began to build her personal brand which she has been coined #Trappin.
Works: NeNe is the author of "The Trap", "The Trap 2: The Kiss of Death", "The Trap 3: Death by Temptation", "The Trap 4: The Shadow of Death" all under NeNe Capri Presents. "Trust No Bitch", "Trust No Bitch 2: Deadly Silence" and "Trust No Bitch 3: Deadly Alliance" a collaboration with Author Ca$h. She also has a short story entitled "Shattered" in the anthology "Love is Blind" presented by Boo Jackson in which 100% of the proceeds are donated to a battered woman's shelter to help with the fight against Domestic Violence.
NeNe signed with "G Street Chronicles" in 2013 and released her latest novel, "Tainted: Lies. Fear. and Death", "Tainted II: Love. Deception. and Murder" and "Dream Weaver" with Diamonds Pumps and Glocks coming early 2016 a collaboration with Authoress Blaque. NeNe Capri has also put on her Agent hat signing her first celebrity client star "Roxy Reynolds" to "G Street Chronicles" with her new novel Secrets of Star. With success in full view NeNe looks forward to the next level of her career and her life. NeNe says: "I am on a Journey called, Life, Love peace and Happiness for my Mind, Body and Soul..!! Please Join me."
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Terry E. Lyle, who resides in Alabama but hails from Baltimore, MD, is the recipient of the Editor’s Choice Award, an ISP member, and is a featured author in Anthology of Expressions by White Oak Publishers. She is also the featured author with Eber & Wein Publications, as the result of a nationwide contest search of poets. Also featured in the publication, Voices, she is among a collection of poets who are published by Unique Euphony Publications.
Terry travels throughout the United States reading and sharing her stories, from her near-death to disability experiences while encouraging others with her bubbly personality. Terry candidly pours her heart out in hopes that she reaches the core elements that inspires her readers to reflect and react.
Authoress Lyle is a survivor of a near-death experience when the Tractor trailer she was driving in while in a snow blizzard hit a patch of black ice and she flipped over 4 times in her truck where she had to be cut out. From hopelessness to disability she's fighting her way back and the realness that she speaks about on everyday issues will have you riveted at how she makes it plain without sugar-coating the issues. Known now as the Authoress she is fast becoming a well-known writer globally and topping the charts on all major websites.
Visit Authoress Lyle at: http://www.terrylyle.com .
Today, I'll be interviewing Dr. Virginia A. Simpson, a bereavement care specialist about the courage it took to write her memoir, The Space Between and tell her complling story about the relationship with her aging mother.
An empowering memoir, The Space Between is filled with insights and wisdom about this most human of experiences.”
—Lynne Morgan Spreen, author of the award-winning book Dakota Blue
I had an interesting exchange on Twitter while asking folks what they need in their writing community (speaking of, I'd love to hear your response too!). One of the answers was, "I need more 5-star reviews." When I suggested he rethink the notion as honest, critical reviews are more helpful to us as authors, he insisted that while the editor may see the benefit, the book marketer needs the top-tier reviews.
Well...no, actually. As it turns out, customers like critical reviews!
This also took us down the road of exploring why we fear criticism, how we get passed that, and finally, what does it mean to have a writing community where we can fail safely?
Note: You can join us live on Monday evenings, 9PM EST, over on Blab to join in, ask questions, and join the writing community!
K’wan has been featured in:Vibe, Pages, King, The Library Journal, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Press, and Time Magazine, to name a few.K’wan was also the recipient of the 2012 and 13 Street Lit Book Award Medals (SLBAM) in adult fiction for Eviction Notice and Animal.His credits also include featured commentary in the award winning Documentary Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp (produced by Ice-T) as well as a reoccurring guest role on TV-One’s Celebrity Crime Files.
Raynesha Pittman was born and raised in the gang and drug infested streets of South Central Los Angeles. It was while in these streets that she discovered her love for writing and the dream of being published was birthed. It took the Southern hospitality of Nashville, Tennessee to show her that with hard work she could bring her dreams to life, leading her to self publishing her first title, Kismet. The Kismet trilogy went onto receive rave reviews, but it wasn’t until she moved to Memphis that opportunity came knocking in the form of bestselling crime novelist K’wan, who signed her to his Write 2 Eat Concepts imprint. Her first title under Write 2 Eat Concepts is the coming of age tale titled “Dog Food.”
Niles Manning, a native of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, discovered his love for creative writing in his early years. He spent his leisure journaling and scripting poetry until he finally tried his hand at novels. He currently has 6 titles in his ‘The Price of Heir’ series, and his first project with Write 2 Eat is the urban thriller, ‘Convince Me To Live’. Niles, the free dreamer and a specialist at wordplay, possess a vivid imagination that is lucid through pages.
Forever Torn: Broken & Devastated-“The heart was made to be broken.” ? Oscar Wilde
The heart is one of the most important organs in the entire human body. If it ever ceases to pump blood the body begins to shut down and after a very short period of time will die. Darnell Carter’s heart stopped working the moment he awoke from his coma. He has been dead on the inside for quite sometime with hopes to resuscitate his heartbeat, which lies in the hands of his wife Latavia. The Carter’s have taken us on an unimaginable roller coaster ride of lies, secrets, betrayal and infidelity. What ever happened to the marital bliss? Does it exist? After the death of their friends and marriage is it possible to pick up the pieces and move on from here? So many questions, with still so little answers. Come back into the pages of the finale to this romantic roller coaster ride and see if you’ll be left Forever Torn.
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