30 Day Notice Book Swag Bag Giveaway


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Want to win a 30 Day Notice swag bag from Kai Mann? Post a video review to the Kaiology Fan Page between 7/12 thru 7/21. The video with the most likes wins. To enter, visit www.facebook.com/kaiology.

Read the 4-star Sistahs on the Shelf review of 30 Day Notice.

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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.

For more info, visit http://www.orlandoblackpride.com.

Atlanta-Area Writing Workshop with Author Fiona Zedde


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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 f.zedde@gmail.com. Registration begins now. Class sizes are limited.

The deadline registration is June 15.

Live Chat With Fiona Zedde on April 13!


Want to chat with author Fiona Zedde?

Come online and join author, Fiona Zedde, as she talks about the creation of her newest novella, Nightshade, and this new (for her) type of fiction. Bring your own questions and bring friends!

The live chat will be hosted on April 13 from 8-10 p.m on Facebook.

To read Nightshade before the event, get it at Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble for your e-readers and check out the synopsis below:

Assassin, Bronwynne St. Just has a knack for finding trouble, usually in the form of a beautiful woman. After fulfilling a haunting contract on her sister’s childhood friend and former employee, she takes off for the Caribbean and business as usual; but danger waits for her in the most unexpected places.

With an endless appetite for luscious variety, Wynne courts danger and pleasure from all corners of the globe. But she must wrestle with her own demons as she trades kisses and blows with some of the deadliest women in the business. She’s been lucky in all her years in the game but will a young woman bent on revenge become her Achilles heel?

To check out more about the event, check out https://www.facebook.com/events/263956600353407/.

Sistahs on the Shelf and the Read-a-Thon


Happy Saturday!

This morning, I entered the Dewey’s Read-a-Thon, a 24-hour reading contest. Normally, I’m not a deadline kinda girl, but this seems fun.

In the spirit of reading “non-stop” from now until 8 a.m. tomorrow, the blinds in bedroom are wide open, have my snacks handy, and there’s a pile of books surrounding me. Join me or be my cheerleader won’t you. I’ll be on twitter and Facebook (somewhat), so wish me luck.

 Here’s my first hour meme:

Where are you reading from today?
I’m reading books from my Sistahs on the Shelf TBR list and a couple of my own personal picks

3 facts about me …
1. I love to read (duh!), and have been since I was 3 years old.
2. My favorite genres are gay/lesbian fiction, classic lit and African-American fiction.
3. Gardettos are getting me through the day.

How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
About 6. Not trying to overdo it, and read the necessary books first.

Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)?
To answer that takes the fun out of it. I just want to have read, have fun, socialize and meet new readers.

If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time?
I’m a Read-a-Thon virgin so…