I will read just about any genre as long as it is well written.
Several years ago, I turned my dining room into a library as the books were running out of spaces... more »
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You are invited to an online screening of the novel "Soul Baby" by author, writer and producer Joseph H. James, Jr. In the multimedia section, you will be able to listen to the free audio of the prologue, view the sultry music video of one of the theme songs sung by Broadway star ( original Rent cast) Byron Utley featuring top model and actress Brigid Turner and view the soulful book trailer. Soul Baby is available in paperback and all the major eBooks formats. Please check out the beautiful website at:
Hey, Bev...just finished I Can Make You Love Me...an ENJOYABLE read...Adam was quite mature for his age...he knew what he wanted...and didn't let his family, friends or co-workers stand in his way of going after Wynn...the only time his immaturity showed was when he give Wynn the silent treatment after their trip to Cozumel...and he sort of threw a tantrum 'cause he couldn't have his way...and when he got busted flirting with that annoying chick, Vivian...it was also nice to catch up with Brennan and Krista Thomas from The Way You Aren't...a pleasant mixture of SPICY romance, plenty drama and a bit of suspense...Helen with her nosy self was too FUNNY...but she was a GREAT friend to Wynn...and that Jim had some nerve talking about getting back together...MUST of LOST his DANG mind ;-)
In a moment of pique and frustration Virginia wrote an open letter to Oprah, and shared it with a few writer friends who are going through the same thing we are. Now the letter has started to go viral--getting a lot of repostings and inclusions in blogs, newsletters and on Facebook, so in case you hadn't seen it, we wanted to share our plight, the plight of many black authors with you, readers who have supported us all these years. http://twomindsfull.blogspot.com.
In reality Oprah is just a metaphor--a name that might get this subject the attention it deserves. Because when you have a publication like Library Journal listing their 31 Best Books of 2009 http://ow.ly/HDU7 and the "genre" fiction list includes Street Lit --8 books but no category for contemporary African American writers, we are really in trouble.
We are trying to encourage diversity in reading--we believe books should be windows, not just mirrors...
Hey, girl...thanks for accepting my friendship...and I feel you girl...it gets harder to indulge in my favorite past time during the school year...with all my daughters extracurricular activities I'm lucky to find a moment...once I start a book it's taking me longer and longer to finish it with the constant interruptions...LOL...but like you said this too shall past...take care :-)
Black Romance group on Shelfari has selected "Once You've Touche The Heart", my first novel as one of their next reads.
They also select "No One But You" by Maureen Smith. The discussion will be held in June. If you are not a member of Shelfari, come on over and join.
Please be sure to send me an add friend request. If you are already a member, stop in and say hello.
Thank you to Deatri King-Bey (Sister's been sharing info with the new comer :-) ) and to Victoria Wells for always looking out. Much love to you.
We're having a CONTEST!
EVER BEEN BROKE?
In our new book What Doesn't Kill You, the main character, Tee Hodges, loses her job and just about everything else except her mind and her sense of humor. So we're having a contest--tell us your best BROKE STORY! And win prizes!! Visit http://deberryandgrant.com, http://twomindsfull.blogspot.com, http://blog.myspace.com/twomindsfull for contest details!!!!
Sunday, Dec 21 6:10PM-7PM. We're going to be on Blogtalk Radio with our friend and sister author, Donna Hill. If you're free please drop by http://blogtalkradio.com/author-donna-hill at 6:10pm to listen and/or call 347 426-3649 to join in the chat.
Did you know? December is National Buy a Book by Somebody Black and Give it to Somebody Not Black Month? Check out our friend Carleen Brice at http://welcomewhitefolks.blogspot.com/
ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!
We haven't been reading much these days, but we have been busy writing and counting our many blessings! And we now dates and cities for our Tour for What Doesn't Kill You--which will be released Jan. 6, 2009. Please visit our website: http://deberryandgrant.com/DGTours.html for exact times, locations and for updates. Come and see us if we're in/near your city-and PLEASE spread the word!