New Book: Living With 3 Strikes Against Me


Get to know author Ericka K. F. Simpson through her recently published memoir, Living With 3 Strikes Against Me: Life Through My Eyes As Black, Female and Gay.

Living With 3 Strikes Against Me is an eye-opening look into the life of Simpson. She freely speaks her mind about what it was like growing up as a black gay female and how those experiences shaped her into the person she is today. She tells her story by boldly addressing controversial issues under specific topics including women, love, religion and the LGBT community.

In this, her first nonfiction work, Simpson reveals the pain and struggles she has endured over the past 10 years and how she was able to grow from those experiences instead of allowing them to destroy her.

This thought provoking work will cause you to take an inventory of your own prejudices and judgments of others. It also offers guidance and advice to anyone struggling with loving themselves regardless of their race, gender or sexual orientation.

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Orlando Black Pride! Books & Brunch hosted June 2

Books & Brunch, an Orlando Black Pride! event sponsored by Barefoot Wine, will be held Saturday, June 2 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m at the Lake Buena Vista Resort Hotel. Enjoy a literary workshop presenting some of the best LGBT authors who will discuss writing your own book and how to get it published.

Hosted by Anondra “Kat” Williams, the brunch will feature authors Fiona Zedde, Red Summer, D. Marcell,  Sheree L Greer, and Girly G.

General Admission is $10. Brunch is $25 with cooked-to -order eggs and waffles, bacon, grits, grilled chicken, rice, rolls, coffee, tea and juice.

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Have You Seen This: Love After Atlanta Series

Watch the official promotion video for the Love After Atlanta series by author Samantha Underwood, available on Amazon Kindle, Nook and Lulu e-book formats. The book synopsis is below the video.

In her first novel, Samantha Underwood brings a sexy spin to an inside look into the adventurous and fantastical lives of two FBI agents. Leah Fiento, who has yet to heal from her past in Atlanta is now on her way to D.C. In one week, her life is forever changed, as she is shot, rejected and betrayed by those closest to her. Dr. Carla Ward, a Criminal Psychologist turned agent, is trying to come to terms with who she is and what she truly wants. Is she in love or it is just lust? Between Leah’s instincts and Carla’s intelligence, these two agents always get their man. Drama ensues as their relationship is constantly tested by vengeful exes turned enemies. As hearts break and bullets fly, follow this unforgettable duo as they solve crimes of both the law and of love.

To learn more about this series, visit Samantha Underwood’s website at

Atlanta-Area Writing Workshop with Author Fiona Zedde


Get ready for The Vivid and Continuous Dream: A Writing Workshop with Fiona Zedde.

Two sessions will be held Saturday, June 23 from 12 to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 24 from 12 to 5 p.m. at Little 5 Points Community Center, 1083 Austin Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307.

Cost: $50 for One Day/$90 for Both Days

This workshop will explore craft, the challenges faced by each attending writer, and ways to turn these challenges into triumphs in order to build what John Gardner calls “the vivid and continuous dream.”

Participants who attend both workshop days have the opportunity to get their short story or novel excerpt critiqued and the notes returned to them on Sunday.

For more information, email Zedde at Registration begins now. Class sizes are limited.

The deadline registration is June 15.