Category: Authors and Books

Women’s History Month: “Speakers” In The Present, Enriched By The Past

Women’s History Month: “Speakers” In The Present, Enriched By The Past

| March 25, 2017 | Reply

Hidden Figures, the motion picture about three African-American female mathematicians who worked at NASA and became key factors in the success of our nation’s ‘Space Race’ in the 1960s, was an exceptional film that chronicled a trio of unsung heroines. Due to the film’s critical and financial success, two important feats were achieved; publicizing the […]

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Piper Huguley: Expanding Expectations In Historical Romance

Piper Huguley: Expanding Expectations In Historical Romance

| August 1, 2015 | Reply

“There just wasn’t a lot written by African-Americans back then.” “No such thing as college-educated black women in the 1860s.” “Beverly Jenkins is already writing African-American-themed historical romances, so why bother?” Piper Huguley, a professor at Spelman College, grew tired of hearing the misconceptions and wanted to set the record straight, so she poured an […]

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Book Review: “I Am Charlie Wilson”

Book Review: “I Am Charlie Wilson”

| June 29, 2015 | 2 Replies

…..”There I was, sitting on a bench listening to my attorney, feeling small and frightened as anyone could feel at the prospect of losing his freedom when Mahin burst through the courtroom’s heavy wooden doors, pushing past the guard and taking off toward the judge…..she wasted no time before pressing into his hands a business […]

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“I Am Charlie Wilson,” The Man, Music & Memoir

“I Am Charlie Wilson,” The Man, Music & Memoir

| June 23, 2015 | Reply

…..”I look that bad?” I asked, lucid enough to know that her tears were for me.”You’re going to die,” she said, shaking her head. “I just don’t want you to die. Look here, I work at this rehabilitation center. It’s north of Los Angeles. You have to come in. You have to come with me, […]

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Beverly Jenkins’ “For Your Love,” The MOC Preview Link

Beverly Jenkins’ “For Your Love,” The MOC Preview Link

| April 20, 2015 | Reply

“Cradling the shotgun, she bent down to get a look at him, and that’s when he rose up and crashed the pipe across her shoulder. She cried out and fell to her knees, dropping the gun. While she slumped, moaned in pain and clutched the injured arm, he scrambled to his feet and tossed the […]

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History & “Time” With Author Shawna Seed

History & “Time” With Author Shawna Seed

| April 11, 2015 | Reply

Shawna Seed is a Kansas native with a long journalism career including Colorado’s Daily Camera, The Dallas Morning News and ESPN.com. Seed’s first novel, the critically-acclaimed mystery, Identity, was released in 2013 and quickly followed by her latest book, Not In Time, a story that follows an art historian named Genevieve who’s been hired to help a family recover stolen art from the World War II era.

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Niobia Bryant’s “The Pleasure Trap,” The MOC Preview/Knowshi Book Review Link

Niobia Bryant’s “The Pleasure Trap,” The MOC Preview/Knowshi Book Review Link

| November 12, 2014 | Reply

…….Cover to cover, Bryant lays out delectable detail about a young man’s struggles with his parents’ divorce, his father’s freak-show-level philandering and his mother’s attendance at the wrong church all leading up to the teen becoming an in-demand male entertainer who uses sex appeal to mask his insecurities and inner demons. Blessed (and cursed) to […]

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Behind The Stories of Niobia Bryant, The MOC Preview & Knowshi.com Interview Link

Behind The Stories of Niobia Bryant, The MOC Preview & Knowshi.com Interview Link

| August 13, 2014 | Reply

…..With the first of three new titles hitting stores this month and an exciting new adaption of a former novel in the works, the prolific Ms. Bryant took time to dish on her latest projects, what made her end a favorite fan series and why, even after incredible success in the romance field, she will […]

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