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The Summer of Black Love #Beverly Jenkins

1994, the summer of Black Love. I’d never heard this phrase until the day I interviewed Beverly Jenkins. For those who may not be familiar and, truthfully, I’m curious as to who that might be! But there may be a few unicorns out there. Ms. Beverly Jenkins has been published for nearly thirty years. She Read More

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Former Police Officer Now Author – #PhoenixDaniels

The question about why does any author #write is big and complex. Some write simply because they can. They’re good at it, so they do it. Some write because they want fame and fortune. But others write because it’s a calling. There’s a purpose behind each word. Don’t forget to follow me on your favorite social media: https://linktr.ee/angelakayaustin Read More

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Copyediting vs Line Editing vs Proofreading with Savannah J. Frierson

We’ve discussed editing before. Let’s dig in a little deeper. What is the difference between the various steps of editing? Do you know? Do you need someone different to do each step? Can you skip any of the steps? Honestly, we know these are the questions that all self-published authors have when they first begin. Read More

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Big, Beautiful Curvy Girl Exploring the World #TwylaTurner

Do you know what it means to be a big beautiful woman? A Black curvy girl? When I met Twyla Turner, my first thought was that she had this big bright personality. She laughed with her eyes and she stood out in a room. One of the cool girls. #Blackwomantravelsolo #Blackwomantravelalone To listen to this Read More

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What is BDSM? A Conversation with Bridget Midway #LiveFree #podcast

Okay. Okay. I know. BDSM. Bondage, Discipline or Dominance and Sadomasochism (and other related terms) We’re all familiar with Mr. Grey who has now not only graced books, but movie theater screens. In a way, I guess, he’s set a bar for this genre of writing. Of course, there are books and movies that came Read More

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White Female Author Who Voices Black Characters #LiveFree

When you write something that isn’t you, it’s not a memoir, it’s not fiction based on you, you have to step outside of yourself to tell the story. What does that mean? What does it really take? I have written characters who are nothing like me at all. I’ve never experienced the things that happen Read More

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Speaking from a Woman’s POV through the Eyes of a Man

As part of my continued journey of speaking with unique voices, I bumped into Rafael. After reading some the work that Rafael shared with me, I became extremely intrigued by his ability to speak in a true voice through the eyes of women, of mothers. Join me on Live Free to learn more about Rafael Read More