18 Ingredients to Make Daddy


About the author

My name is Trashina Conner I am a 28 year old native from Saginaw, MI where I began dancing at a young age. My passion for dance developed through my life eventually leading me to Howard University where I attained my BFA in Theater Arts with a concentration in Dance in 2011.

Immediately after I moved to New York City where I currently reside. Since here I have had the immense pleasure of performing with Def Dance Jam Community (2011-2015). Mickey D. and Friends (2011-Current), Vashti Dance Theater (2015-Current). In 2014, I premiered a self- choreographed piece '3.26.06' as a solo artist with BalaSole Dance Company. I have worked with choreographers: Ronald K. Brown, Dianne McIntyre, Nathan Trice, Lisa Johnson-Willingham, Michael Leon Thomas, and others.

When I am not performing you can find me in a classroom, cafeteria, or music room teaching dance to the young scholars of NYC. Through jazz, contemporary, ballet, swing, sign infused dance, and improve I aim to bring discipline, communication skills, self-love, and a safe space for personal expression to my students.

In 2015, I began the process of writing and publishing my first children's book "18 Ingredients to Make Daddy” I used 18 because my father; first love passed when I was 18 years old. Each ingredient was what made him my “perfect” daddy. The book was released May 15, 2016. Will be available on Amazon, Kindle, Barnes & Nobles, and with other distributors in July of 2016. 

However can be purchased on my website now at www.trashinaconner.org/store




About the book

In the book you will learn of MJ's recipe in creating her 'perfect' daddy. Quality Time and persistence are a couple of the ingredients that MJ uses in creating her Daddy. Join her in this unique journey, making any additions you need to create your daddy, after all he is your first love so you want him to be perfect. With this book I hope to shine light on the importance of father and daughter relationships. Also salute all fathers who attend dance recitals, braid hair, read bedtime stories, and when their child says "Daddy" they're there.

More about Trashina Conner:
www.trashinaconner.org

Breath of Liberty


About the Author

In my own youth, I had some difficult challenges.  It's when given an opportunity to share those past childhood experiences vs my present way of life with young ladies around the globe; as a lamp for their feet and as a torch for the path they are traveling through.  To keep these young ladies inspired, helpthem to make better choices and to achieve their full potential.




About the Book

“Breath of Liberty” explores triumph, perseverance, failures, heartache, relationships and love. Composed of poetry, prose, short stories and quotes; it is her first literary art form and merely an appetizer of written works to follow.

More about Jondrea Nicole:
www.jondreanicole.com

The 21 Day Journey


 About the Author

Chasity Carr is the author of The 21 Day Journey a book that seeks to inspire and motivate young and old alike to start out on their new path of self-discovery while finding solace in God’s word. Chasity is the founder of MotivatedMe, a motivational brand seeking to change the world one vision at a time. Her website is www.motivatedme.net. Chasity is the mother of 3 daughters, Kailyn, Khloe, and Kellie. She enjoys writing, singing, and watching sports.







About the book

This book takes you on a journey of self discovery which causes plans to change not knowing what to expect at times, but through it all, understanding your worth and trusting God for everything. This book will ignite a burning desire to unchain your mind, break strongholds on your life, understand God's plan for you and defeat the enemies plans for you to fail.

Why Not Me?


About the author

Elise Kea was born on June 23, 1989, in Wilmington, North Carolina, to mother Rosa, a schoolteacher, and father Moses Kea jr., a retired Army Air Borne member. Elise’s two older brothers Carlos and Antonio helped shape many of her ideals. She is a 4th grade elementary teacher in Killeen, Texas. While in long-term acute care at a rehabilitation center in Austin, Texas, she discovered that writing soothed her soul. She plans on writing a part two to the Why Not Me? series called Rehab for the Soul.



About the book 

True life story of being diagnosed with Lupus and Guillain–Barré in less than a six month time span.  

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Compromised


About the author:

Inda Lauryn hails from the South but made her way Midwest when she needed a change in her life. She works as an editor and writing tutor during the day. She is the cohost of the podcast @blackgirlsquee and hosts a biweekly radio show called The Black Swan Collective on Mixcloud. She will soon expand this format to create a daily show to showcase the works and talents of Black women in all areas of art and activism.




About the book:
Lisa and Danny found a strong connection when they met as teens and turned that connection into a relationship that saved them both. But their tumultuous history binds them as well as separates them. Years later, that past may bring them back together or drive them further apart.

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What My Sister Didn't Know




About the Author

Janie De Coster has published several novels with Gstreet Publications, Frienemies, Love at Midnight I the Anthology A Man for Every Season. She has in the works a 3 part Sister Series beginning with What My Sister Didn't Know which has been re released with Gstreet on March 19 2015. Part 2 was released on March 25 2015 and she is presently working on part 3. Janie has also spread her wings with her first paranormal Dark Side of Love published in December 2014.

Janie pens stories of real life drama. She wants to connect with her readers on a level they can relate to. Her novels shines a light on topics such as infidelity, betrayal, divorce, low self-esteem, weight issues, mental illness and domestic violence all the while bringing in laughter and a bit of inspiration. Janie De Coster is formally from New York City but now resides in South Carolina with her husband, four children and nine grand children.





About the Book

Saphire married Clay Matthews, a handsome, down to earth and loyal man who worships the ground her designer shoes walk on. But no matter how hard she tries to love him, her heart yearns for another.

Gade, Saphire's younger sister, married the man of her dreams. Lamonte Singletary is everything a red-blooded woman could ever want in a man. After the birth of their son, life has been picture perfect. That is, until Joe Burrels, a bittersweet memory from the past, returns with a haunting secret he is determined to reveal.

Now the bond of sisterhood could be destroyed forever.

Chronicles of Zauba'ah




About the Author

As a young child, Tosin Coker developed a passion for literacy and writing, driven by her curiosity of what lay in the leaves of the books that kept her mother so enchanted. A foundation of reading and storytelling established, she passionately embarked upon quenching her awakened thirst for books, fiction and non-fiction alike, ever-anticipating weekly visits to her local library with her beloved co-conspirator. It was her mother that acknowledged her predestined future as a writer, at least two decades before Tosin actively bore testimony to it herself, when in 2007 she penned her first novel, unwittingly becoming acclaimed as the first female, African British science fiction author.


Tosin has since been interviewed and featured as a leading expert in the genre of black science fiction including as a panelist in London Southbank's Africa in Science Fiction and Africa Utopia segment on Afrofuturism. Her work has also been featured in Litro Magazine #137 Future Fashions edition.





About the Book

Zauba'ah; a N9nth Degree Warrior Scientist of galactic accolade, is charged with the mission of incarnating in the form of an adolescent girl, in order to pass judgement on the human race. Events that took place during her occupation led to the onset of an intergalactic war of such magnitude that it went down in the history of her collective as Heaven's War. How did she earn the status of an elite goddess of biblical proportions endowed with the right to judge? Simple, like you and I, she was born with a gift and a purpose and used the two to earn it. This is her story.

Chronicles of Zauba'ah is the long awaited prequel to the current quadrilogy of books, The Mouth of Babes, Let Sleeping Gods Lie, Heaven's War: The God Awakened and 2013 Evolution.

“This is actually the first adult novel I have published in three years,” explains Coker. “I took the time out to write a series of dual-language children’s books – but it was time well spent, as I wanted to release something truly epic, and you can’t write books like that overnight! I forged my reputation on high-quality, intricate fiction unlike anything else on the market, so I didn’t want to risk that reputation for the sake of speed.”

Continuing, “I suppose this is the book that I have always wanted to write, and it comes eight years after I released the first volume in the series. Shortly after my author debut, I was told that so few of our race wrote books in the genre, for not being able to see ourselves in the future, thus we neglect to write ourselves into it. This book serves not only to write us into the future, but into and amongst the vast multiverses. Thankfully, I’ve built up a very loyal band of dedicated fans, and hope that this latest and final installment in the five book saga, brings them everything they are looking for.”

Chronicles of Zauba'ah:

ISBN: 978-0993306815

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Perfectly Brown




About the Author

Dr. Jobyna Terry is a native of Halifax, Virginia, where she grew up on a farm. She discovered she had a knack for writing at a young age. As an elementary student, she wrote short stories for an in-class competition, which was started by her teacher Mrs. Royster. In her teenage years, she wrote songs and poetry. After completing high school, she went on to attend Norfolk State University, as a Business Management major, in Norfolk, Virginia. At Norfolk State University, she worked with Norfolk Public School as a mentor to young girls and conducted a campus-wide clothing drive for Battered Women and Children's shelter.

She then went on to pursue her dream to become an attorney and attended the Charlotte School of Law. During law school, Dr. Terry's writing style changed a bit to become more concise, but it did not change the passion she had for writing. She always had a passion for story telling which is why it came easy in certain classes. After graduating law school, she decided to tackle another conquest that was needed in the African-American household. Dr. Terry decided to write Perfectly Brown after taking her Goddaughter, Tynizha, to the library and noticing there were no brown children in the books. She started on her quest to encourage black children to read about themselves, but show them that black families exist. Her next project called "Just Justice" will reflect blended families.





About the Book




Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 1: The Quest for Screen Time




About the Author

Marti Dumas is a mother, teacher, and author from New Orleans. She is a contributing writer on education and parenting for Think504.com and other publications. An expert in childhood literacy, Marti has worked with children and teachers for the last 15 years to promote an early love of reading. Her debut book, Jala and the Wolves, recently made the top of Amazon.com’s bestseller list for children’s fantasy. Her second book, Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 1 was labeled a Hot New Release on Amazon and is available in stores and online.





About the Books

Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 1: The Quest for Screen Time
Giant Afro. Even Bigger Brain.


Jaden Toussaint is a five year-old who knows it all. I mean, really knows it all. Animal Scientist. Great Debater. Master of the art of ninja dancing. There’s nothing Jaden Toussaint can’t do. The only problem is that grown-ups keep trying to convince him that, even though he’s really smart, he doesn't know EVERYTHING. The thing is…he kind of does.

This time our hero must use all his super-powered brain power to convince the grown-ups that he needs more screen time.




Jala and the Wolves

When a magic mirror appears in Jala’s room, she’s mysteriously transported to the world of wolves — and discovers that she’s become a wolf herself! Can she help her pack survive? And will she ever get back to her human family again?

More about Marti Dumas:
www.MartiDumasBooks.com

ALABASTER BOX GENERATION



About the Author

Uloma Chinwe Iro is the Vision Coordinator of DOMINION FORCE OUTREACH MINISTRY. She is passionate about three things: issues that affect the welfare of women, youth and life transforming literature.

She had an encounter with the Lord in 1991 and has been involved in active christian ministry ranging from ministry in the campuses, ministry to young people and literature. Uloma has served in various leadership positions in the body of Christ - from pastor, youth leader, counselor, personal assistant and more. She has travelled to many countries on speaking engagements, such as Ghana, South Africa, Kenya and within Nigeria. Uloma is the author of a number of books - Price in the hand of a fool, Alabaster Box Generation, Protocol for the gates, DNA of an outstanding youth, Breadcrumbs for breakfast, I dare you to dream, SELAH a collection of poems and Tomorrow.

She believes her tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
 
 
 


About the Book

ALABASTER BOX GENERATION shares on the imperative of living a life of fulfilment; engaging one's full potentials and applying oneself to tilling one's field or peculiar assignment. It encourages the reader to strike until the strike until the iron becomes hot. the book is a timely piece especially for readers interested in leaving their footprints on the sands of time.