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Posts Tagged ‘women read’

Get to know Lady Qetesh

 “Writing has always been my passion.” Lady Qetesh’s love for writing is strong and is definitely felt through those words. With a background in English and education, Lady Qetesh went on to be a teacher. I know what you’re thinking, “but her passion is writing.” Well, she decided to follow that passion and now she…

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Book Review: Dear Women I Haven’t Slept With

Every now and then there comes along a book that blurs the line of fiction and nonfiction, a book so entertaining and true that it’s hard to draw the line between fact and fiction. Dear Women I Haven’t Slept With  by Bryant Buntin is one of those books. The book is about a popular blogger…

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2017 AAMBC Literary Awards Nominees

Congrats to all of the talented nominees! Find out who will take home the trophy on June 10th. Get your tickets at www.aambcawards.com today!! Literary Activist Troy Johnson Curtis Bunn  Jeff Friday  Malaika Adero Lasheera Lee Book Club of the Year 556 Book Chicks Sistah Girls Book Club  Keys and No Locks Book Club Literary…

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Celebration of Literary Love

  There was a lot of literary love this weekend in Atlanta which has turned into the literary Mecca for readers and authors in a short time. The weekend dedicated to readers and the industry greats we know and love. To kick off such a great weekend was the Black Pearls Chocolate Social hosted by Ella Curry who showcased…

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Carl Weber from Books to Film and More!

Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere’s One Unit are partnering with Carl Weber’s Urban Books Media for a multi-year co-production agreement that will cover both film and TV projects. The projects will be based on books from Weber’s publishing unit of more than 2,500 titles according to Variety Magazine. “The deal unites two amazing teams in a dynamic partnership that…

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITERARY GAME CHANGER, E. LYNN HARRIS!

Everette Lynn Harris was born on this date in 1955 in Flint, Michigan. E. Lynn Harris’ leap to fame was  like a Cinderella story. He was in his mid-30s, making his living as a computer salesman, when he began to write. His first book, “Invisible Life,” was self-published in 1991 — and he sold it himself, too, out…

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY NIKKI GIOVANNI!

Happy Birthday to poet and author, Nikki Giovanni. Giovanni, born June 7, 1943 in Knoxville, Tennessee grew up in Cincinnati , Ohio. She has been on the faculty at Virginia Tech since 1987, where she is a University Distinguished Professor. Giovanni, who is an ardent fan of the Harry Potter books, once revealed during an interview what…

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ASHLEY ANTOINETTE INKS UK BOOK DEAL

New York Times bestselling author, Ashley Antoinette has signed on with United Kingdom publisher, Piatkus Fiction. The deal is for two titles; one novel and the sequel. Both books will be published e-first in August and September, respectively. The first of the two, Luxe, was published with St. Martin’s Griffin, an imprint of Macmillan, in the United States last September. Luxe and its sequel Luxe 2 follows…

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#BLACKGIRLMAGIC IS NOT NEW : Twenty Black Women Who Defined It

It seems #BlackGirlMagic has been used quite a bit lately to compliment and to celebrate the accomplishments of women of color. Queen Bey’s release of the single and the Super Bowl half-time performance of Formation along with the release of Lemonade, her visual album, sparked conversations in news and social media about the empowerment and…

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How Romance Novels Can Affect Real Relationships

Ladies love a good love story. Girl meets boy. Girl falls in love. They live happily ever after. Hold up, wait a second. . . Let’s remix this to how our love story goes… Good-girl meets bad-boy. Good-girl changes bad-boy for the better.  Then, they live happily ever after. Sound about right? Either way, regardless of the…

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