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Hello, I have a new book out... No Other Man: A Three Part Tragedy I encourage you to go to www.xlibris.com/nootherman.html and read the excerpts formmy book. I see your shelf, and i think my new series will be somthing you would enjoy... thank you
Survivor I Changed the Rules Part 1 available via kindle
Therone Shellman the elder of four children who were taken away from their mother when he was four and thrown into the NYC foster care system. In and out of different homes he and his sister went. He was a child thinking about adult issues like survival and having to look out for his younger sister. At the age of fifteen dissatisfied with the dysfunctional parents who adopted them both, and a school system he felt was biased he turned his back on both and sought the streets. From hustling at fifteen, to pulling stick ups at sixteen, Shellman found himself at the age of seventeen being sentenced to ‘four to twelve” years in prison.
In an honest and brutal way Shellman tells his life story from a powerless child to a power crazed and misdirected youth, survival of the fittest on the streets and in some of the roughest prisons in New York State. Throughout the story you witness his search for self peace and spiritual growth as he sought to balance his troubled life which would ultimately lead him through real life threatening situations where by chance and a little wit he would overcome time and time again. And finally some way some how an awakening rose up within him to change his life and write stories which would help others.
"Survivor" I Changed the Rules is not just a memoir or biography, it is a testament about how strong the human spirit is and the ability within all of us to rise above the chains which imprison us.
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.
Poignant. Shocking. A page turner. These are some of the words found in the good reviews of d.y. phillips’ new book: Love Trumps Game. Reviews can be found on
Love Trumps Game by d.y. phillips
For an excerpt of the book, check out the author’s website at. www.debraphillips.homestead.com .
HEY ,C AM STILL READING" RAW ".U R MOVING RIGHT ALONG,[ GO HEAD GIRL]. CAN U KEEP ME UP ON THAT TONYA BLOUNT BOOK , SHE IS 1 OF MY FAVORITE AUTHORS.
AM SO DETERMENT TO FINISH THIS BOOK BY TOMORROW.
I THINK I WON THAT BOOK BY DEBERRY & GRANT FROM URB. REVEIW. WELL I'LL STAY IN TOUCH, YOU STAY BLESSED
HI HOW U ? AND PRAY ALL IS WELL. I WOULD FIRST LIKE TO THANK U 4 STOPPING BY AND WISHING ME WELL WHEATEVER SITE UR ON. I APPRECIATE THE LOVE. OK. SO I JUST FINISHED " IF I WAS UR GIRL " AM STARTING " RAW ",
AM WAITING ON DEJA KING"S NEW 1, SHE 1 OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITES. I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO KEEP UP WITH ALL THE 1'S UR READING. YOU R DOING REALLY WELL, I WISH I COULD HAVE THAT KIND OF DETERMATION . IF U RUN INTO ANY 5 ***** READS ,PLEASE, HOLLA AT UR GIRL.
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!