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Posts Tagged ‘writer’s’

Get to Know His Double Life

In 2011, producer Nial Martin introduced us to His Double Life, a play tackling multiple issues like sexuality, suicide, and father and son relationships. These taboo issues have been surfaced in the media from different movies and television shows. Now that we have entered a new year, Martin felt that it was crucial to bring…

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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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Get Out touches on racism in a psychological way

  Ending Black History Month the correct way, actor Jordan Peele releases his movie Get Out. This movie has only been out for three days and it already causing a frenzy. The first day, this thriller scored 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Get Out touches on racism, followed by fear and paranoia. The movie shows the…

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Kandi Burruss and Yandy Smith Have a New Book for Working Moms

On this post of Closed Books Don’t Get Read, we are very excited about the upcoming book from Kandi Burruss and Yandy Smith.  The Grammy Award winner singer/songwriter linked up with the entrepreneur/reality television star to create a book to help business moms in their juggle between work life and mommy life. Babies, Breastfeed, and…

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Book Review: The Blackbirds by Eric Jerome Dickey

New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey has been winning over audiences for nearly twenty years by painting vivid pictures like a literary Picasso. Over the years, he has created a diverse set of compelling characters that seem to have a real life of their own. In his latest offering, The Blackbirds, a lot…

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Book Review: Heartless by Al Saadiq Banks

Last week, we highlighted veteran author Al-Saadiq Banks in our Get Familiar series. The gifted author cemented his place in the literary game when he released the Block Party series in 2003. The author, and founder of True 2 Life Publications, went on to sell over a half million books – INDEPENDENTLY – over the…

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2016 African American Literary Awards Show Nominees Announced

Fiction Sadeqa Johnson – Second House from the Corner Terry McMillian – I Almost Forgot About You Tia Williams – The Perfect Find Bernice McFadden – The Book of Harlan Eric Jerome Dickey – The Blackbirds Biography/Memoir Angie Martinez – My Voice: A Memoir Corey Pegues – Once a Cop: The Street, the Law, Two…

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