March 28, 2011

GREAT CHARACTER with Author Tracey M. Lewis-Giggetts

The Writer

An author, educator and entrepreneur, Tracey M. Lewis-Giggetts offers those who hear her speak or read her writing an authentic experience; an opportunity to explore identity, faith, and purpose at the deepest levels. Serving as an adjunct professor at several universities in PA and NJ, Lewis holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Kentucky, an M.B.A. from Montclair State University in New Jersey, and is currently finishing a M.F.A in Creative Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

As an author she has published two award-winning poetry collections (Collapsed and Divine Nepotism) and is the author of three additional books, including the celebrated Christian fiction "Gospel" series. Her last novel, Interruption: The Gospel According to Crystal Justine, is a dynamic and compelling exploration of the role of generational curses in one young woman's pursuit of love and destiny. In the Fall of 2011, Tracey's first non-fiction project will be published by Beacon Hill Press and is titled, The Integrated Church: Strategies for Multicultural Ministry.

Lewis’ writing has also been published in local, regional, and national publications such as Philadelphia Weekly, Legacy Magazine, African American Career World, and Workplace Diversity. This Louisville, KY native and Philadelphia resident is a regular blogger and also co-penned the critically acclaimed stage play, KHEPERA, which ran off-Broadway in 2002.

You can learn more about Lewis and her works by visiting her on Facebook and by checking out her official website.

March 24, 2011

How Has Writing Changed Your Life - Latest Blood-Red Pencil Commentary

Every once in a while, I get a question from a young writer, and I'm always eager to respond because I remember being a young writer and not really having the guidance and advice from others to help me. For my latest piece at The Blood-Red Pencil, I answer the following question from a young writer: Has writing changed your life in any way?

My short answer is YES; Head over to BRP now [LINK] to read my longer answer, and definitely share yours!

The Blood-Red Pencil
Sharp and pointed observations about good writing

March 21, 2011

GREAT CHARACTER with Author Kit Frazier

The Writer

Award-winning author Kit Frazier is a professional journalist and winner of Barnes & Noble Author of the Month and Mystery Guild Pick of the Month.

As a member of Austin Search and Rescue and Civilian Police Patrol, Kit participates in research and training with the FBI and Austin Police Department, which provides lots of opportunity for murder, mayhem and some really hot guys.

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March 14, 2011

GREAT CHARACTER with Author Edward Dean Arnold

The Writer

Represented by one of the top literary agencies in New York, Edward Dean Arnold is the author of Soul Disclosure and Lovin' Mrs. Jones. In addition to being a full-time writer, he is also the President & Publisher of PENDIUM Publishing House and the founder of the creative venue Born in Eastern North Carolina, Edward is currently working on several literary projects which include his next novel titled No Love Left. To find out more, visit his website or check him out on Facebook.

March 7, 2011

GREAT CHARACTER with Author Lauren Baratz-Logsted

The Writer

Lauren Baratz-Logsted left her day job as an independent bookseller in 1994 to take a chance on herself as a writer. While trying to get published, over the next eight years she worked as many as four part-time jobs at once to keep the bills paid. She also wrote seven novels during that time period, the sixth of which, The Thin Pink Line, was the one that finally sold. Since 2003, she’s had 19 books published for adults (Vertigo; Baby Needs a New Pair of Shoes), teens (Crazy Beautiful; The Education of Bet), tweens (Me, In Between) and even young children (The Sisters 8 series). In 2011, she’ll have three more books published, including Little Women and Me, about a contemporary teen who literally gets sucked into the classic Louisa May Alcott novel where she discovers herself to be a fifth March sister.

You can learn more about Lauren and her literary works at her [website] and by checking her out on [Twitter].

March 1, 2011

GREAT CHARACTER with Author Samara King

The Writer

Samara King began her literary journey at the age of twelve years old while sneaking to the back of the library and indulging in romance novels; soon after, she wrote her own! She has penned three novels and eleven novellas all within the multicultural erotic romance genre, as well as two poetry collections.

In 2010, Samara launched SK MINIs, her novella imprint to be headed by Samara King Books, her self-publishing company.

Her first poetry collection, The Ebony Kryptonite, will be followed by The Naked The Bare. She has been published by Cobblestone Press, Changeling Press, Loose Id, and Total-e-Bound to date.

Currently she is working on her next SK MINI project.

Samara lives with her teenage son, where she encounters new adventures every day that service her in the creation of each of her stories!

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