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Did you miss our Michigan Literary Network Radio show on 8/3? [podcast] Listen now! #michlit

 

 

Listen to my new episode Michigan Literary Network w/ @ArnoldHannon & Michael Madigan at http://tobtr.com/s/2057627. #BlogTalkRadio

 

1.  Guest:    Arnold Hannon

Guest summary:  Arnold Hannon, aka “The Romance Master” is the author of three books, his latest book is Alexander Maxamander.

 

Arnold Hannon bio:

Arnold Hannon, was born in Detroit, Michigan, to fifteen-year-old, unmarried, Bennie Mae Hannon, on December 15, 1948. Arnold, is the eldest of three sons, born to Bennie Mae.Arnold, attended Detroit pubic schools, and received a G.E.D. soon after dropping out of Northern High School. He went on to earn his associate degree in psychology, from Wayne County Community College, in 1988. He earned his bachelors of arts degree in Communications, from the University of Detroit, in 1990.

Before Arnold’s undergraduate education began, he earned his masters degree in streetology, from the school of hard knocks. Same school that Iceberg Slim and Donald Goines attended.

From these experiences, he wrote the American Scheme. It took him a half century to live it, and three years to write his remarkable journey through life in a very tough city called Detroit, Michigan.

In 2010, he finished Sketches of Murder, a definitive guide to fifty years of tragedy in Detroit.

Arnold’s other books are Sketches of Murder: 50 Years of Murder in the Motor City and The American Scheme: The Cold-Blooded Naked Truth.

About the book, Alexander Maxamander:

When was the last time you shed a tear for a billionaire? Wesley Wellborn’s alter-ego, Alexander Maxamander, will leave readers grieving over the young billionaire’s plight in life.

You won’t view Internet dating the same after reading this poignant and touching love story steeped in timeless charm. Ladies you can now exhale. Once you meet Alexander Maxamander: The Cyber Seducer, you won’t forget him!

CONTACT INFORMATION: http://arnoldhannon.com

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2.  Guest:    Michael Madigan

Guest bio: Michael Madigan is a Community Relations specialist for Oakwood Healthcare System, moderator of the Oakwood Creative Writing program, leader of the Common Expressions writing workshops at Oakwood Common, and coordinator of the Oakwood Speakers Bureau.  On weekends he teaches screenwriting to children.  He wrote the 2006 feature film Perception: The Letter.  He has written or co-written screenplays and designed productions for short films including The Bigger They Are, Freedom and Privacy, Game Face, Glimpses of the Moon and It’s A Jingle Out There.  He has completed the novels Illusion of Light (2000) and Drowner’s Bliss (2007), and is at work on a third, Each Thing that in Season Grows.  He has written collections of short stories and homilies, and Oakwood’s faith-based health education series, Stewardship of Health.  His stories and poetry have been published in Oakwood’s annual creative writing retrospective, Poetic Resonance Imaging (2008-11), and the fantasy art journal, Graphic Stories (2010).  He is an enthusiastic amateur photographer, cook, and pruner of trees and shrubbery.

About Oakwood Creative Writing (NOTE TO SYLVIA – YOU CAN READ ON AIR THE FIRST 3 PARAGRAPHS OF DESCRIPTION THEN DROP TO UPCOMING EVENT:

Oakwood Healthcare, Inc., a nonprofit based in Dearborn, Michigan, is a major provider of health care to the people of southeast Michigan.  The Oakwood system comprises four general hospitals and numerous urgent and outpatient care centers, family and specialty practices.  Oakwood has about 10,000 employees and 1,300 physicians.

Oakwood Creative Writing is a personal development program for Oakwood employees, physicians, family members, patients, and all other residents of southeast Michigan.

Creative Writing’s workshop series and its events and publications promote personal growth and a healthy life through the active use and full rounding of participants’ creative and intellectual gifts.  Its encouragement of meritorious, print-worthy poetry, short fiction and memoir affords amateur writers recognition and advances their professional and artistic associations.

Oakwood believes the opportunity for free creative expression by staff and patients contributes to a vital, receptive healthcare environment.  More generally, Creative Writing workshops offer structure, vigorous artistic exercise, professional discipline, and an environment of mutual growth and support that can benefit any person with a love for writing, and therefore are open to everyone in the community.

Regular after-work Creative Writing workshops began in 2004 as an employee enrichment project of Oakwood Community Outreach and were initially led by the distinguished poet and musician M.L. Liebler.  A number of published authors and literary mentors are now active in the program as instructors, including Joy Gaines Friedler, Lynne (Schreiber) Golodner, Ann Holdreith, Cheri L.R. Taylor, and Creative Writing moderator Michael Madigan.  About half of the current participants work in or are retired from occupations other than health care.

Since 2006 Oakwood Creative Writing has published Poetic Resonance Imaging, an annual “best of” journal of short works by participants in its writing programs.  The program also has presented and exhibited its writers’ work to the public through live readings and combined shows with visual and performing artists, including its summer open mics and Graphic Stories, a collection of fantasy with local comic book artists.

In 2010 Oakwood began offering an additional, regular daytime program, “Common Expressions,” at Dearborn’s Oakwood Common Retirement Community.

Oakwood Creative Writing is presented in collaboration with Springfed Arts/Metro Detroit Writers and is funded by the Oakwood Foundation.

UPCOMING EVENT:

Oakwood Creative Writing will present its second summer “A Journal in Real Time,” a free Open Mic and Reception for all writers experienced or interested in the Oakwood Creative Writing program.

All who love to write are invited to “A Journal in Real Time,” to gather with friends and take the mic to give a taste of your latest poetry, short fiction or music.  The first Open Mic in July was thrilling, gratifying and well attended.

Oakwood Creative Writing presents “A Journal in Real Time”

  • Thursday, August 11, 2011
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • In the Learning Center at the Oakwood Family Center, 18501 Rotunda Drive (west of Southfield Freeway M-39), Dearborn MI
  • Mic opens to readers at 6 p.m. sharp
  • Please limit reading or performance to 5 minutes or less (we reserve the option of changing this limit based on attendance)
  • Food, refreshments and music
  • Free
  • Writers 15 and older, please

Our regular second-Thursday workshops will resume in September.

CONTACT INFORMATION : michaelmadigan@ oakwood.org | 3135864902

 

Listen to my new episode Michigan Literary Network w/ @ArnoldHannon & Michael Madigan at http://tobtr.com/s/2057627. #BlogTalkRadio

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Michigan Literary Radio Show [PODCAST] J.Michael Collins of sswmagazine.com & Lenderrick Jones, filmmaker of Chasing Smoke

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        July 13 2011 Guest Backgrounder

1.  Guest:    J. Michael Collins                       Call-in Time:  5:30 p.m.

Guest summary: J. Michael is a photographer and overall friend and a huge supporter of the literary community. He publishes the online magazine sswmagazine.com, coined as the literary community for authors, poets, playwrights, journalist and others who write.

 

About sswmagazine.com:

SSW is an online magazine that’s designed around the needs of the literary community.

We started as a local newsletter (Scribblers, Screamers and other Wordslingers) and after only five months of publishing we realized that we needed a broader platform in order to better serve this community.

We are preparing many new features that we hope will benefit writers from every genre.

In the meantime, if you would like to view past issues of the newsletter in PDF form you can go to sswmag.wordpress.com.

Our goal is to make SSW Magazine the destination for writers when they need the latest news and information relative to their needs.

Additionally, SSW will be a community with the goal of sharing experiences and ideas with others. We urge you to participate by being a regular contributor and reader on this new site.

The formal title is Scribblers, Screamers and other Wordslingers. (Scribblers write, while Screamers recite, they’re all Wordslingers, you know, they’re literary types.)

The title is a parody on those who write, speak and visually communicate through artistic means by use of any medium, be it books, songs, poetry, photography, film, stage and more.

Though the title is meant to provoke humor the publication is seriously dedicated to keeping the literary community informed. It also provides information to the broader community about upcoming events, new artist, product reviews and other valuable information about the literary and artist communities.

We also want to connect new and established authors and artist with others in the community to promote, sell and/or exchange products, services, ideas and information.

We know that several credible options already exist for readers seeking information about what’s going on in the literary community and SSW simply wants to be one more option that the consumer will have.

http://sswmagazine.com

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2.  Guest:    Lenderrick Jones               Call-in Time:  5:45 p.m.

Guest summary: Lenderrick Jones is the CEO of Focus One Entertainment, producers of the film Chasing Smoke.

About the film Chasing Smoke:

Chasing Smoke is an urban comedic portrayal of friends seeking a place to chill out and unwind with the proverbial ‘joint.’ The group meet with resistance at every turn. The all-Detroit cast including Kemarr Brooks, T.Q. Powell and Elisa Noeske will take you on a rollercoaster ride as they, indeed, chase smoke. Will they every get to relax and enjoy their day?

What: Red Carpet Premiere of Chasing Smoke

Where: Virgil H. Carr Cultural Arts Center  311 E. Grand River, Detroit

When: Saturday, July 23, 2011

 

www.focusoneentertainment.com

also on facebook

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Radio Show: Robin Givens & Versandra Kennebrew [PODCAST]

Versandra Kennebrew & Robin Givens on the Michigan Literary Radio Show |

by MichLiterary Network

Wed, Jul 6, 2011

Author Audio Biography (click to listen)

This is the story of Versandra Kennebrew, a massage therapist, who dreams of becoming a successful business owner. But her dream turns into a nightmare when she becomes homeless. What she doesn’t know is her homelessness actually is a blessing that propels her into a life of wealth beyond her imagination.

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The ever beautiful and graceful Robin Givens will be joining us on her book release and the opportunity to offer acting classes to Metro Detroit Youth at the Virgil Carr Cultural Center. http://www.artsleague.com | click here for more info

 
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 Purchase Robin Givens book : Grace Will Lead Me Home by clicking here.
Notes for the workshop and Ms. Given

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QUICK FACTS ABOUT ROBIN GIVENS EVENT

The Art of Acting Workshop is for Children and Adults
Currently there are two weeks July 11th and July 18th
Children Workshop is offered 2 weeks Monday – Friday 1:00p – 5:30p; Saturday, Family Showcase
Adult Workshop is offered 1 week, Monday – Friday, 6:30p – 9:30p; Saturday, Family Showcase
Her book is called Grace Will Lead Me Home
The meet and greet is Saturday, July 9, 2011, 5 – 7pm at the Virgil H Carr Cultural Arts Center. RSVP for An Evening with Robin Givens online at www.theforeverjourney.com or Cheryl Patterson at 313.778.4449, 313.965.8430.

 

 

Use Autoresponders and Emails to Promote Your Book

Posted: 06 Jul 2011 04:57 AM PDT

Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, it’s important to have an opt-in form on your website to capture email addresses of visitors, so that you can contact them now and in the future. Keeping in touch through email helps to build relationships, reinforce your expertise, and keep potential customers from forgetting about you.

You can send “broadcast emails” to your list at any time and use “autoresponders” to automatically send out one or more pre-written emails at specified intervals after someone joins the list. Here’s an example of an autoresponder: when you submit an online form to get a free ebook from someone, you might get an email with a link to the ebook immediately, and then get a follow up message seven days later, and another message ten days after that.

Here are just a few of the ways that authors can promote through autoresponders and broadcast emails:

  • Offer a sample chapter, short story, prequel, ebook, report, or instructional video to people who sign up for your mailing list. This free bonus should be designed to promote your book or other products.
  • Send a newsletter to subscribers with educational or entertainment value.
  • Send your list an announcement of new books or products, and new editions and formats of your book.
  • Offer free or paid mini-courses, online training, or teleseminars, and use the autoresponder to deliver information to the registrants on an automated basis.

In my latest newsletter, I published a more in-depth article that explains how autoresponders work, explores ways that fiction and nonfiction authors can use autoresponders to promote books, and offers tips on choosing a service provider. If you’re not already a subscriber, sign up today to get access to the archive of in-depth newsletter articles and get three free ebooks on book marketing.

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Michigan Radio Show [Replay from June 29th] Author, @MonicaMJones!

If you didn’t listen live, please take a moment and listen to Monica Marie Jones speak on her new book, Sweet Silouquy and give advice to new and upcoming authors.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/michiganliterarynetwork/2011/06/29/michigan-literary-network

Monica Marie Jones is an educator, motivator, performer and author of three novels and one book of poetry, with one on the way, A Sweet Soliloquy: A Collection of Poems.

  

And don’t forget to check out Ms. Jones every other Monday at 8pm

Monica Marie Jones is an author whose published works include The Ups and Downs of Being Round (Fiction/Self-Help), Taste My Soul (Poetry) FLOSS (Fiction) and Swag (Urban Fiction). She is a contributing author in Chicken Soup for the Girls Soul, New Directions for Youth Development, 44th (A full color coffee table book about President Barack Obama)and Souls of Our Young Sisters: The Next Generation of Women Tell Their Stories, Overcome Their Challenges, and Heal Their Spirits. She has also contributed to several publications and youth development training materials for the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation. She has worked as a columnist and freelance writer for various publications and websites including the Michigan Front Page Newspaper and is an active member of the Motown Writer’s Network where she is the host of her own show, “Marketing and Motivation Mondays with Monica Marie Jones” on the Michigan Literary Network Radio.

 

Monica received her Bachelor’s Degree and teaching certificate in Elementary Education from Eastern Michigan University. She also received her Masters of Social Work from the University of Michigan.

 

Monica is a youth development expert that does training and consultation for the Center for Youth Program Quality (a joint venture of the Forum for Youth Investment and The High/Scope Educational Research Foundation.)

 

She is a professionally trained dancer and dance instructor that has danced with Gospel recording artists such as Dorinda Clark-Cole, in several venues around the United States, and a three-city tour in Japan with Kierra ‘Ki-Ki’ Sheard.

 

Monica uses her gifts, talents and expertise to inform her work as a motivational speaker with a focus on topics including but not limited to self-esteem, empowering women and girls, fitness and wellness, and youth development.

 

 About the book  Soliloquy:  A Collection of Poems:

Sweet Soliloquy is a collection of poetic reflections of the heart and soul of a woman who is driven by passion. It begins with “Heart Whisper,” which focuses on faith and family. “Soul Cry” serves some thought provoking poems that prepare you for the deeper dive into the depths of the author’s soul. “Hearts Desire” is quite simply all about love and “Soul Kiss” is all about passion. Last but not least, “Soul Seduction” delves into erotic poetry. Upon completion of this book readers will be affected spiritually, emotionally physically and intellectually.

 

http://monicamariesjones.com

http://twitter.com/monicamjones

 

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Michigan Literary Network Radio Show 2day (9/8) 5pm EST – Life in The Mind and Memory in the Cells Authors

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Call in Number: (646) 915-9177 or listen online (now or podcast later) http://www.blogtalkradio.com/michiganliterarynetwork/2010/09/08/michigan-literary-network-show

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5 p.m. – Ernestine Jones, author of In the Life and Mind of a Physically, Mentally, Sexually and Verball Abused Woman

5:30 p.m. – Luis Dias, author of Memory in the Cells

Michigan Literary Network for all things literary and helping to increase literacy rates around Metro Detroit

Call in Number: (646) 915-9177 or listen online (now or podcast later) http://www.blogtalkradio.com/michiganliterarynetwork/2010/09/08/michigan-literary-network-show

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Michigan Literary Network Radio Show 2day 5pm (8/25) Nakita Bowman and Ms. Robinson ~ Building Wealth w/Knowledge Author and What We Won’t For Love

Upcoming Episodes

* 5 p.m. – Nakita Bowman, rescheduled guest from July 14 because of technical difficulties, author of How to Build Wealth with Knowledge from Middle School to College, www.buildweathwithknowledge.com

* 5:30 p.m. – Ms. Robinson, author of three fiction books, What We Won’t Do for Love, Married to His Lies, and Executive Mistress, www.mzrobinsonwrites.com

Michigan Literary Network for all things literary and helping to increase literacy rates around Metro Detroit

Upcoming Episodes

9/1/2010 5:00 PMMichigan Literary Network Show

9/8/2010 5:00 PMMichigan Literary Network Show

9/15/2010 5:00 PMMichigan Literary Network Show

MichLiterary Network

Date / Time: 8/25/2010 5:00 PM

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/michiganliterarynetwork/2010/08/25/michigan-literary-network-show

Category: Books

Call-in Number: (646) 915-9177

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The Michigan Literary Network Radio Show 2nite 5pm | Sharon Jenkins, Johnathan Rand & Luther Keith

DON’T FORGET:

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Date / Time:

8/4/2010 5:00 PMMichigan Literary Network Show

Category: Books

Call-in Number: (646) 915-9177 or listen online at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/michiganliterarynetwork

Upcoming Episodes

  • 5 p.m. – Sharon Jenkins, minister, motivational speaker, playwright, educator and author of Beyond the Closet Door:  Christ’s Rescue from Emotional Child Abuse
  • 5:30 p.m. – Johnathan Rand, author of several American chiller books
  • 6 p.m. – Luther Keith, executive director of the Detroit-based non-profit organization Arise Detroit, and organizer of the upcoming Neighborhoods Day

8/4/2010 5:00 PMMichigan Literary Network Show

8/11/2010 5:00 PMMichigan Literary Network Show

8/18/2010 5:00 PMMichigan Literary Network Show

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MLN Radio Show 7/28/10: Betty DeRamus and Tann Moore, talking about Freedom, Forbidden Fruit & Theatrical Writing

Upcoming Episodes

Date / Time: 7/28/2010 5:00 PM

Category: Books

Call-in Number: (646) 915-9177 or listen online at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/michiganliterarynetwork

* 5 p.m. – Betty DeRamus, author of Freedom By Any Means & Forbidden Fruit, www.facebook.com/bettyderamus

* 5:30 p.m. – Tann Moore, on Act 1 to Page 1 Workshop from book to stage, http://2020in120.wordpress.com

Upcoming Episodes

8/4/2010 5:00 PMMichigan Literary Network Show

8/11/2010 5:00 PMMichigan Literary Network Show

8/18/2010 5:00 PMMichigan Literary Network Show

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Michigan Literary Radio Show 2Nite! Authors, Experts & Events! Listen Live or Podcast L8r

Upcoming Episodes

Jason Deierlein, Lynn Serafinn & Emmitt Mitchell – Authors, Experts & Events

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Date / Time: 6/23/2010 4:00 PM

Category: Books

Call-in Number: (646) 915-9177

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MLN Radio Show June 16th: Authors, Michelle Waters and Simone Mimbs about Not Letting Go and Confessions plus Authors at Mens Health Fair

MLN Radio Show June 16th: Authors, Michelle Waters and Simone Mimbs about Not Letting Go and Confessions plus Authors at Mens Health Fair

Authors, Michelle Waters and Simone Mimbs about Not Letting Go and Confessions, plus Authors at Mens Health Fair

Upcoming Episodes

Date / Time: 6/16/2010 4:00 PM

Category: Books

Call-in Number: (646) 915-9177

* 5 p.m. – Michelle Waters, author of Can’t Let Him Go and to be released in July, Through the Eyes off My Mulato Daughter; www.michellewaters.com
* 5:30 p.m. – Simone Mimbs, author of Confessions of a Sinner; www.simonemimbs.com
* 5:50 – Romondo Locke, Publications Specialist, Detroit Main Library, to speak about Authors at The Men’s Health Fair

Michigan Literary Network for all things literary and helping to increase literacy rates around Metro Detroit

Upcoming Episodes

6/23/2010 4:00 PM – Michigan Literary Network Show

6/30/2010 4:00 PM – Michigan Literary Network Show

7/7/2010 4:00 PM – Michigan Literary Network Show

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May 26th Mich Literary Radio Show: Who Is He2U, Cooking Up Your Dreams, plus Poets & Storytellers EVENT


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Upcoming Episodes

Authors, Monique Mensah, Keith Jones & Chiquita 2speak about Drama, Cooking & Storytelling!

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Category: Books

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- 5 p.m. Monique Mensah, author of Who Is He To You?, www.moniquedmensah.com

– 5:30 p.m. NEW Keith Jones, author of the motivational book, Cookin Up Your Dreams, www.chefkdj.com

– 5:50 p.m. Chiquita, to discuss her May 28 event, P.S. Poets and Storytellers Entangled for Peace

Michigan Literary Network for all things literary and helping to increase literacy rates around Metro Detroit

Upcoming Episodes

Authors, Donna Banks and Traci Davis to talk about Diamonds and Mommies

Authors, Dr. John Telford and Don B. Well talking about life on the run and Beating Cancer

Authors, Michelle Waters and Simone Mimbs about Not Letting Go and Confessions

- 5 p.m. Monique Mensah, author of Who Is He To You?, www.moniquedmensah.com

Mensah Bio:

Monique Mensah is a native Detroiter with an innate love for the written word. She has been an avid reader of fiction since her early years in elementary school when she used to read The “Nancy Drew” and “The Babysitter’s Club ” series. She inherited her fondness for the arts and African-American fiction from her mother who regularly enjoyed black literature. Her mother encouraged her to read at least two novels per month with a promise of increased allowance during the summer months away from school. Monique’s talent for writing was first discovered by her third grade teacher who regularly asked the young student to share her short stories with the class and sometimes the principal and other school administration during assemblies and PTO meetings. At that time she declared her dream to become a published author, as she believed it was what she was destined to be. She continued to receive praise for her writing throughout middle and high school.

While attending the University of Michigan, Monique put her dreams of becoming an author on hold as she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. After graduation, she landed a job in the mortgage industry. Although the job provided steady income and a comfortable lifestyle for both her and her young daughter, she still felt unfulfilled as she realized that she always wanted something more. After being prompted by her best friend to , “just write a book”, she started her first novel. Finding time during lunch breaks at work and late night evenings, Monique completed her first manuscript, Who Is He To You. Shortly after, she launched Kisa Publishing and published her debut novel.

Monique now resides in Southfield, MI where she is raising her daughter and working full-time for a private university. She also the principal and founder of Make Your Mark Editing Services and a guest reviewer for RAWSISTAZ Literary Group. Stay tuned for more drama-filled pages of literary adrenaline as this break-through author gives readers fresh perspectives and edgy plots as never written before.

About the books

Who Is He And What Is He To You?

When love involves incest, self-mutilation, drug-addiction, and murder will you fight to hold on or will you gain the strength to escape before its too late?

Simone, a shockingly beautiful teen, is on the downward spiral of destruction as she battles incest and self-hatred. Rapidly losing faith in a seemingly unresponsive God, she has no hope or refuge. She finds cutting to be the only way to relieve her pain and heal her gaping wounds. As she loses herself in uncertainty and mixed emotions, she realizes that she must do something to regain control of her life and restore her family back to normalcy and happiness. But Simone may be too late as unexpected events threaten to throw her dream of contentment far out of reach.

Due to her husband, Ross, business acumen and affluence, Jessica lives the upscale lifestyle of a refined society matron. She strives to be the perfect wife, but without her husband, she would be nothing more than the abused stripper he rescued 16 years ago  and Ross never lets her forget it. When their marriage is threatened and it forces her to face her detestable past, Jessica vows to do whatever it takes to protect what she has rightfully earned, even if it means murder.

Ryan, a fiery and fashionable thirty-something, is quickly slipping into depression and prescription drug addiction. The only thing that keeps her hanging on to hope is the faint sound of wedding bells as her boyfriend, Anthony, artfully dangles the empty promise of marriage. As she watches their relationship dissolve, she finds that she must dig deep within herself for love and self-esteem. But when she digs, she uncovers much more than she bargained for. She finds herself on a mission of self-restoration while trying to save the life of someone she doesnt even know.

As the shattered lives of three very different women collide, they find that they have one thing in common: they are all in a desperate fight to hang onto love. Will Simone, Jessica, and Ryan win the battle or will they find out who he is to you and be forced to retreat? Who Is He To You features quickly changing perspectives and takes place in posh suburban mansions, wild parties, trailer parks, exclusive private schools and strip clubs. It all comes together in a shocking finish where the main characters will experience injury, imprisonment and even death while crafting new lives from the ashes of their ruination.

Rain (Coming Soon)

I will the rain to be the source of life . . .

Rain grapples with memories of a horrific past that leaves her far from unscathed. After witnessing her mothers gruesome murder as a child, she is now left piecing together the fragments of her shattered psyche as an adult. Quickly, she is drowning in years of frustration and confusion with no promise of relief. Sinister visions and undying spirits haunt Rain relentlessly, driving her deeper into darkness and lunacy. Rains grandmother, GiGi, tries her best to help Rain face the truth, urging her to confront her past, but the past is too painfulits easier to hide.

As Rain struggles desperately to define herself, she’s forced to brave her live-in siblings: a violent and narcissistic brother, Danny, who resents her weakness and Carmen, her promiscuous and hostile older sister, who wishes Rain would disappear.  In her fragile mental state, Rain is ill-equipped to handle the chaos of their ruptured lives. When Rain, Carmen, and Danny are submerged into the horrors of prostitution, drug-addiction, domestic violence, and murder, Rain is left alone to face her internal demons and find her identity, with no one to answer to, but herself.

- 5:30 p.m. NEW Keith Jones, author of the motivational book, Cookin Up Your Dreams, www.chefkdj.com

Keith Jones Bio:

Keith Denard Jones or Chef KDJ as his pupils affectionately call him, feeds all the senses while sharing over twenty years of culinary artistry and chef’s secrets through his “Eatertainment” presentations.

“Eatertainment” debuted November 9, 2009 on Colours TV. Chef Keith Jones brings his entertaining presentations to the world of delicious, healthy food preparation. A fifteen week series 2 p.m. EST every Monday.

Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Jones studied under certified Master Chef, Edward Janos for eight years, learning classical French cuisine and techniques. “Edward is my mentor and I owe my culinary skills to him. He took a genuine interest in me at an early age and created the foundation that my career is based on today.”

Jones was certified as an Executive Chef in December 1999. Since his certification, he has won several medals from the American Culinary Federation culinary salons in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and Colorado, including the grand prize in the Clos Du Bois Wine and Food Pairing competition.

Formerly known as “The Champagne Chef,” Jones recently served for 10 years as the Executive Chef for Roth Distributing Company, a high end appliance distributer. In representing Roth, he trained professional chefs and novices on how to use commercial and residential cooking equipment.

Jones has been featured on The YES Network, (Yankees Entertainment Sports – New York), V-103 FM (Atlanta),KUSATV, Rocky Mountain PBS, Mix100.3 Radio, Rocky Mountain News, Mangia, Colorado Expression, Architecture and Design of The West, Denver Business Journal, ColoradoProud and 5280, Denver’s Mile-High Magazine.

His culinary variety show aired nationwide Summer 2006 on ColoursTV.

Other interesting events Chef Keith has been a part of:

Republican and Democratic Conventions

Houston Rodeo

Rolex Equestrian Time Trials

Nascar Events

Ferrari Challenge (race series)

American Le Mans (race series)

The International Golf Tournament

2002 Winter Olympics

2007 Women’s Expo, Denver and Des Moines

2008 Restaurant and Culinary Expo

About the book Cooking Up Your Dreams:

Have you ever had a passion, but been afraid or timid to strike out on your own to make your dreams real? In this inspirational book, Chef Keith takes a close look at what it takes to have a passion and make it part of the magic that defines each of us.

- 5:50 p.m. Chiquita, to discuss her May 28 event, P.S. Poets and Storytellers Entangled for Peace

Guest summary: Chiquita is the co-host of the Grown Folks Concert series, and is hosting an evening of entertainment, a poets and storytellers event called, P. S.: Poets and Storytellers Entangled for Peace on May 28.

About the organization:

The organization is a team of professional storytellers dedicated to preserving the oral tradition of African/African American storytelling. All are members of the National Association of Black Storytellers (NABS). All are members of Toastmasters International.

What we do:

We have FUN! We entertain and educate by sharing the storytelling experience with all audiences through storytelling performances and workshops.

What are these Grown Folks Concerts?

Our target audience is grown folks…adults. These concerts provide an elegant night out for grown folks to hear some good old fashioned storytelling. These concerts are hilarious and a lot of fun.

Grown Folks Storytellers’ History:

Master Teller Ivory D. Williams created the Grown Folks concept in 2005 to give adults a venue for good, clean fun that they can not only listen/watch, but participate in. A different form of entertainment. Initially designed as a one shot deal, it has expanded to two major concerts each year since 2005

Upcoming Episodes

Authors, Monique Mensah, Keith Jones & Chiquita 2speak about Drama, Cooking & Storytelling!

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Call-in Number: (646) 915-9177


- 5 p.m. Monique Mensah, author of Who Is He To You?, www.moniquedmensah.com

– 5:30 p.m. NEW Keith Jones, author of the motivational book, Cookin Up Your Dreams, www.chefkdj.com

– 5:50 p.m. Chiquita, to discuss her May 28 event, P.S. Poets and Storytellers Entangled for Peace

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Upcoming Episodes

Authors, Donna Banks and Traci Davis to talk about Diamonds and Mommies

Authors, Dr. John Telford and Don B. Well talking about life on the run and Beating Cancer

Authors, Michelle Waters and Simone Mimbs about Not Letting Go and Confessions

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Marketing and Motivation Mondays with Monica Marie Jones – May 24,2010 featuring Joey Pinkney

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Marketing and Motivation Mondays with Monica Marie Jones – May 24,2010

Posted: 24 May 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Join Author and Motivational Speaker Monica Marie Jones as she shares Book and Business Marketing tips on a budget and Motivation to keep you striving toward your goals! This week’s show features the well known reviewer, Joey Pinkney! In addition to being an author himself, he is one of the BIGGEST author advocates in the business. His “5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…” Author interview series features and promotes self-published authors and authors from major publishing houses around the globe! This is a show that you DO NOT want to miss!

Monica Marie Jones | Joey Pinkney | Marketing | Motivation | Michigan Literary Network

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5/26/2010 5:00 PM – Michigan Literary Network Show

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Marketing and Motivation Mondays with Monica Marie Jones – May 10,2010 8pm 2nite | Listen live or podcast l8r

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Marketing and Motivation Mondays with Monica Marie Jones – May 10,2010

Posted: 10 May 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Join Author and Motivational Speaker Monica Marie Jones as she shares Book and Business Marketing tips on a budget and Motivation to keep you striving toward your goals! This week’s show features Jah X El, the inspirational poet who is on a mission to encourage, uplift and empower women. This is a show that you DO NOT want to miss!

Marketing | Motivation | Monica Marie Jones | Books | Michigan Literary Network

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Marketing and Motivation Mondays with Monica Marie Jones – Apr 27,2010


Marketing and Motivation Mondays with Monica Marie Jones – Apr 27,2010

Join Author and Motivational Speaker Monica Marie Jones as she shares Book and Business Marketing tips on a budget and Motivation to keep you striving toward your goals! This week’s show features K.B Whitaker, debut author of the novel, Fifty-Seven. This is a show that you DO NOT want to miss!

KB Whitaker | Kenya Whitaker Black | Monica Marie Jones | Marketing | Motivation

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Mich Lit Radio Show- Wed 5pm: Monica Marie Jones, Paddy Lake & Troy Johnson LISTEN NOW or PODCAST LATER

THE
MICHIGAN LITERARY NETWORK RADIO SHOW IS WEDNESDAY @ 5PM. LISTEN
ONLINE OR OFFLINE!!
Every
Wednesday @ 5pm
You can call in
to listen or ask questions at:
646-915-9177.
Or visit the show’s website and listen online at:
http://blogtalkradio.com/michiganliterarynetwork
and download the podcast of present and past shows!
That’s 5pm Wednesday. If you miss it, you can
always visit the
website to listen to older shows.
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sponsor or advertise?
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3 GUESTS TODAY:

HOST:
Author, Corinne Forrentino


- 5 p.m. – Monica Marie Jones, ​ monicamariejones.com
​ -5:30 – NEW
Paddy Lake, professional development trainer and author of “You are Only As
Effective as What You Accept” ​www.caresworklifesolutions.com


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5:50 – NEW Troy Johnson, founder and webmaster of ​AALBC.com, LLC (The African American Literature Book
Club)
​. He will be hosting a free workshop for traditional publishing
avenues on Sat., 4/17 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American
History in Detroit; ​www.aalbc.com​ He will speak
about the event and the importance of bookclubs to authors and the economy.


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