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During the month of March, I’m highlighting who I consider to be dope-ass female authors. Today, I’m shining the spotlight on Shonda Rhimes. Shonda Rhimes(@shondarhimes) is a television producer and writer and author. Rhimes is the creator, head writer, executive producer and showrunner of the medical drama television series Grey’s […]

Lit Diva Spotlight: Shonda Rhimes



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Meet Sydney, a talented but unappreciated staff writer who works at The Beach, a magazine company with it share of Real Housewives of Atlanta-style drama.   Sydney just left a meeting where she inadvertently made herself a guinea pig to a social experiment; what would happen if a woman looking […]

That time Sydney got herself in one Hot Mess #FlashFictionFriday



Yesterday, I heard through the Twitterverse that Hue-Man Bookstore & Cafe is closing its doors after 10 years of serving the African-American community.   I’ve never had a chance to visit Hue-Man (I live in Miami and the store’s in New York) or personally meet the staff, but the store’s reputation […]

In Case You Missed it: Hue-Man Bookstore Closing it’s Doors ...



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Zora Neale Hurston (January 7, 1891 – January 28, 1960) was an American folklorist,anthropologist, and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance. Of Hurston’s four novels and more than 50 published short stories, plays, and essays, she is best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. Hurston was the fifth of eight […]

Zora Neale Hurston, Writer During the Harlem Renaissance



Successful authors need three things: A book Buyers Marketing A book is the obvious. Without a book you have nothing to sell. Without something to sell you can’t make money.  Next, buyers; lots of buyers. This is again very obvious but for some reason many authors don’t put much thought […]

Where Can You Ever Find the Time to Market Your ...