Category: Authors and Books

Edgar, “John Mars” and “Tarzan” Too: ECOF 2017’s Dallas Debut

Edgar, “John Mars” and “Tarzan” Too: ECOF 2017’s Dallas Debut

| June 11, 2017 | Reply

In the year 1912, pulp fiction fan and one-time pencil-sharpener wholesaler, Edgar Rice Burroughs, became a writer in his spare time and created two of the world’s most iconic characters, space explorer “John Carter” and “John Clayton,” better known as the jungle-dwelling adventurer called Tarzan. Before his death in 1950, the Chicago native published over 80 […]

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Sundance Sensation: “Hap & Leonard” & Joe R. Lansdale

Sundance Sensation: “Hap & Leonard” & Joe R. Lansdale

| May 6, 2017 | Reply

“When I got to Leonard’s Christmas Eve night, he had the Kentucky Headhunters turned way up over at his place, and they were singing ‘The Ballad of Davy Crockett,’ and Leonard, in kind of a Christmas celebration, was once again setting fire to the house next door. I wished he’d quit doing that. I’d helped […]

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Book Review: “Back To Your Love” by Kianna Alexander (TDT Series)

Book Review: “Back To Your Love” by Kianna Alexander (TDT Series)

| April 26, 2017 | Reply

“Imani willed her hands to stop shaking with everything in her. She couldn’t believe they’d run into Aaron Givens here. Her short encounter with his wife had been difficult enough to get through, but seeing him was almost impossible to take. And sitting here with Xavier, the timing was the worst it could have possibly […]

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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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