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1st Annual Cherry Mae Reynolds Christmas Hope

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For  the past few months I have spoken to my mother in regards to creating a Caribbean themed event in Atlanta where the proceeds go to an Aids organization.  After a long debate, we  have decided to purchase Christmas gifts for the kids of the infectious disease unit of Grady Hospital. She was even going to come down and help work the event. We even decided to have her prepare rum cakes to put inside of the VIP gift boxes the day before she passed….

So my family decided to instead of asking people to send flowers for the funeral, we are requesting for people to donate money towards purchasing presents for the  hospital. Since she passed November 10, 2015 during the holidays, we have decided to pick a different county hospital in different cities and do the same thing every year.

The 1st annual Cherry May Reynolds Christmas Hope fund was a success! We raised 725 in total allowing us to purchase gifts for 41 children ages 3-17.

We shopped at several different stores but we started off at Care Mart. For every hundred dollars spent in this store provided cared for a family of 4 including their utilities. We were able to provide for 8 people on our first run shopping!

 

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                 The breakdown of Care Mart

 

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We purchased 41 gifts for the children ages 3-17.

 

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Dropping off gifts to the social workers of the Infectious Disease Clinic of Grady Hospital!

 

 

His Final Deal by Theresa A. Campbell

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Raymond Brown, popularly known as Smooth Suave, is one of Jamaica’s biggest drugs lords. With eight children by six baby mommas and counting, he’s a player for life. A true baller, he lavishes in his wealth. He’s a shot caller with “soldiers” wheeling and dealing all over Jamaica. It’s Suave’s world, and everyone else just lives in it . . . or so he thinks.

However, his nemesis, King Kong, sees it differently. Rivals since childhood, King Kong is hell-bent on destroying Suave at any cost. As the war over power, drugs, and money intensifies—from Wilton Gardens (Rema) to Arnett Gardens (Jungle)—bodies are dropping like flies, washing the island of paradise in blood.

But it is the murder and kidnapping of two of Suave’s loved ones that bring him to his knees. Being framed for murder, hunted by the cops, pursued by his enemies, betrayed by friends, tormented by a horrid secret, and fighting to protect his family and empire, Suave is nearing his breaking point. Yet, he isn’t going down without a fight.

Voilà! Suave makes a deal to eradicate his enemies—but if it backfires, it could very well cause him his own life. Then God counteroffers Suave’s deal with His own—one that will undoubtedly give Suave the victory he needs but requires him to give up his drug empire and turn his life over to the Lord. With his motto being, “I don’t do God,” will Suave accept God’s deal or take the risk of his own deal?

About the author:

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Theresa A. Campbell is the author of the captivating novels, “Are You There, God?” and “God Has Spoken.” She was born and raised in Jamaica West Indies. She received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Baruch College, and a master’s degree in business administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Theresa has had a deep passion for reading since she was a child. It is her desire to inspire readers by writing stories from the heart to uplift their faith in God.

Theresa would love to hear from her readers. You may contact her at:
http://www.theresaacampbell.com
https://www.facebook.com/theresaacampbell
https://twitter.com/theresaacampbel
http://theresaacampbell.blogspot.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/theresaacampbell

Books Ink Literary Services 2015 Authors Showcase

 

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2900669_origPANEL DISCUSSION I – 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

MONICA CROFT  – MODERATOR 

Participants:

Lois Beh – Leslie Best – Brian Burns – Chirskira Caillouet – Karen Ford – Tony Lindsay

 Felicia Madlock – Arnetta Randall – Bonnie Taylor-Williams – Brenda Tucker-Jeffries

MINI-WORKSHOPS I – 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

 So You Want to Publish a Book: 101 – Dr. Constance D. Shabazz

Memoir Writing – Tony Lindsay

Rules of the Road for Story and Character Development 

Felicia Madlock & Karen Ford

 PANEL DISCUSSION II – 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

MONICA CROFT – MODERATOR

Participants: 

LaToya Nicole Benson – Dr. Debra Majeed – Kyle Marshall – Ni’Cola Mitchell

 Walter M. Perkins -Jamal Rasheed – Evan Roberts – Talayah Stovall

Ted Williams – Naleighna Kai

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MINI-WORKSHOPS II – 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Rules of the Road for Non-Fiction and Research Writing – Dr. Debra Majeed &

Walter M. Perkins

Building Your Book Platform –  Ted Williams, Ni’Cola Mitchell, LaToya Nicole Benson

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Self-Publishing vs Traditional Publishing: Two Paths to Becoming a Best Selling Author

Naleighna Kai & Talayah Stovall 

PANEL DISCUSSION III – 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

MONICA CROFT – MODERATOR 

Participants:

 Michael Applegate – Demetrice Cross – Anita “A. D.” Davis – Dorian Mendez-Vaz

N.J. McDaniel – Kirstin Smith – Kevin Whitaker – Yvonne Williams   

NEW SESSION ADDED

SPECIAL WORKSHOP – 4:15 P.M. – 4:50 P.M. 

Macro Literary All-Stars bare it all and give authors and readers the ins and outs of publishing. Learn how this author support group of ten authors landed on the national bestseller’s list within two weeks of releasing their novels, and also gained book deals with major publishing houses.
 

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FEATURED AUTHORS

Michael Applegate – The Prescription for Impeccable Customer Service (Business)

Lois Beh – The Father of Chicago:  DuSable (History/African American)

LaToya Nicole Benson– Ordinary Women: Extraordinary Purpose (Inspirational)

Leslie Best – The Afro-Latino: A Historical Journey (Non-Fiction/History)

Brian Burns – Mastering the Art of Interviewing: A Guide for Success Interviewing (Self-Help)

Chirskira Caillouet – Honey Licorice (Poetry)

Demetrice Cross – Delivered From Darkness (Autobiography)

Anita “A.D. ” Davis – After All Is Said and Done (Fiction)

Karen Ford – Thoughts of a Fried Chicken Watermelon Woman (Non-Fiction)

Naleighna Kai – Rich Woman’s Fetish (Fiction/ Romance)

Tony Lindsay – Almost Grown (Teen/Young Adult)
 

N.J. McDaniel – The Promise (Romance)

Felicia Madlock – Selfish Raine (Children’s Stories)

Dr. Debra Majeed – Polygyny: What It Means When African American Muslim Women Share Their Husbands (Non-Fiction/Religion/Sociology/Women’s Thought)

Kyle Marshall – The SuCCCCess Journey (Christian Living/Professional Development)

Dorian Mendez-Vaz – Sometimes in December (Inspirational Love Story)

Ni’Cola Mitchell – Pum Pum (Contemporary Fiction)

Walter M. Perkins – Write Right Right Now (Non-Fiction/How To)

Susan D. PetersSweet Liberia: Lessons from the Coal Pot

Valarie PrinceThe Virus: When Love Turns Deadly 

Arnetta Randall – Stereotypically Me (African American Literature)

Jamal Rasheed – It’s Mandatory to Identify and Kick Slave Habits (Sociology/Religion)

Evan Roberts – How to Become Influential and Highly Successful (Young Adult/Self-Help)

Kirstin Smith– Lotus (Women’s Contemporary Fiction) 

Talayah Stovall – Light Bulb Moments: 75 Lessons for Everyday Living (Non-Fiction/Self-Help)

Bonnie Taylor-Williams – With These Hands: A Country Girl Came to Town (Non-Fiction/Biography)

Brenda Tucker-Jeffries – Mother of the Bride – So Your Daughter is Getting Married (Wedding Planning)

Kevin Whitaker – The Party Girl (Urban Fiction)

Ted Williams – The Way Out: Christianity, Politics and the Future of African Americans (Sociology)

Yvonne Williams – “Before I Lay Me Down to Sleep” (Urban Romance)

J. L. Woodson – NAACP Image Award Nominee

Check out God Has Spoken by Theresa Campbell

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After finding the biological mother who abandoned her as a baby, learning the identity of her birth father and her biological brother, Dupree is left distraught and betrayed. Like a volcano about to erupt, she vows to have nothing to do with her newly discovered family–so help her God! However, if Dupree’s mother, Tiny, has anything to say about it, Dupree won’t be able to keep that vow.

How does a former teenaged runaway become a wealthy, sophisticated business executive? Tiny’s quest for happiness and independence in Kingston, Jamaica, has taken her on a life-altering journey through hell. After a vicious attack and a serious sickness that leaves her fighting for her life in the hospital, Tiny prays for death . . . but then God speaks. Will she listen to His voice? What exactly is He saying?

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Theresa A. Campbell is the author of the captivating novels, “Are You There, God?” and “God Has Spoken.” She was born and raised in Jamaica West Indies. She received her associate’s degree in business administration from Bronx Community College, a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Baruch College, and a master’s degree in business administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Theresa has had a deep passion for reading since she was a child. It is her desire to inspire readers by writing stories from the heart to uplift their faith in God.

Theresa would love to hear from her readers. You may contact her at:
http://www.theresaacampbell.com
https://www.facebook.com/theresaacampbell
https://twitter.com/theresaacampbel
http://theresaacampbell.blogspot.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/theresaacampbell

 

Single Husbands the Stage Play by Mary Honey B. Morrison

 

The weekend of November 6-9, 2014 New York Times Best Selling Author Mary Honey B. Morrison, debuted Single Husbands as a stage play to the Atlanta area. I had the opportunity to sit in the audience and witness the pages of her book come to life as the characters she created sashayed across the stage. The story line was thought provocative, true to life, and entertaining. I am very proud of my friend and I advise any of you to get your copy via DVD or check it out for yourself at a theater near you.

 

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Authors: Tamika Newhouse, Mary B. Morrison, Ni’cola Mitchell

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On the red carpet

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My date for the night my sissy:)

 

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I love my girls: Tamika, Christal, and I

Blood Ties by Star

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Click on the book cover to buy now!

 

Santiago is a twenty-four-year-old mother of two, who struggles to leave her past behind her, and find happiness. She was once a humble young girl, born and raised in Baltimore City. However, being raised in the states does not override her Cuban DNA. Santiago becomes very hostile after a spiral of tragic episodes occurs in her life.

In recent years her misplaced anger shows up in her sex life, confusing lust for love. While growing up, her father is one of the biggest drug smugglers in Baltimore from Cuba, Valdez Santiago, AKA Whip. Ultimately, She is use to the lavish lifestyle that daddy provides. Sadly at the age of nine, her life take a turn for the worse when her mother dies. She passively deals with feelings of being unloved and unwanted when her father turn to alcohol and abandon her. Simultaneously her four year old brother is taken away. For years she will hate Whip! That is until she needs him.

After trial and error, she will eventually grab a hold on life, and not willing to give up, she moves away to start over. She realizes that she too must carry a cross in life, and no matter where she go, the truth tends to follow her. She is faced with yet another test; this time it will be physically challenging. Santiago will vanquish many obstacles. With brains, beauty and a body to die for, she leaves herself vulnerable for the untimely setup. The setup that will not only place her in grave danger, but will get revenge on her estranged father’s life.