Author Profile: Ayana Ellis

Author Profile: Ayana Ellis

With the publishing industry being so competitive, at times you need a direct approach to get your point across. Since it is Writer Wednesday, it’s a good time to introduce you to an author who says what it is, even if you may not want to hear it. I had the opportunity to talk with Ayana Ellis, the author of books such as Full Circle and Don’t Be a Dumb Bitch: A Guide to Life and Love For Women. Her site By Ayana Ellis, is where she dishes out advice, stories, and warns readers of the travails of dating. We...
Jackie Robinson Poetry Day Write Up

Jackie Robinson Poetry Day Write Up

Good morning my readers. I know I have been just banging out post after post this week. There’s been a lot going on this week. We have the Brooklyn Book Festival and the African American Day Parade this Sunday… so dilemma. Anyway, enough of my busy blogger problems. I wanted to share with you a piece I did about the Jackie Robinson Poetry Day for Harlem World Magazine. Underground Books Host Jackie Robinson Poetry Day In Harlem Catch y’all later. Peace! -Marc
Author Nicole Goodwin Releases “Warcries” -A Collection of Poetry

Author Nicole Goodwin Releases “Warcries” -A Collection of Poetry

The late summer is a time to wind it all down, and get ready for the Fall. It is also a time when a number of new books come to the forefront. If you are into poetry, one of the books you should look into is “Warcries” by Nicole Goodwin. Nicole describes her new book as a coming of age story told through poetry. We reached out to her about her work, and she had the following to say about it.   The beginning poems talk about the war-the pain, the strife and the mystery of Iraq.  The second portion...
Join Us At BloggerWeek 2016!

Join Us At BloggerWeek 2016!

Good evening, my readers. It’s another Monday evening, and here I am about to perturb your inbox. But, it is for a good reason. As some of you are aware, I will be at BloggerWeek 2016 in Washington, D.C. presenting on a topic with my co-panelist Yalanda Lattimore of Dryerbuzz.com on “Economic Justice in A Post-Obama Black America” The session will be from 12noon-1pm. I will be at the conference both days: Friday and Saturday. So I will be attending sessions, and talking with other bloggers. And yes, I will have copies of both of my books on hand in...

Harlem Writer’s Guild Presents ‘Voices of Poetry’ At Countee Cullen

Good evening, everyone. Yes, I know I dropped a post last night, but I just have more to share with you. It’s August, and I usually get reflective around this time of year. Blame #leoseason. *Smile*  Anyway, on to the reason for this entry. Last Thursday, I attended an event presented by the Harlem Writer’s Guild at Countee Cullen Library called ‘Voices of Poetry’. I submitted a piece about the event to Harlem World Magazine, and it was published today. I’d like to thank them for running the story, as I look to branch out a little bit as a...