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Cheryl is an author of ten romance novels such as Bachelor Not for Sale, A Designed Affair,
A Perfect Combination, Second Chances as well as six others which can all be found on her website. Her
most recent novel, Down, But Not Out: Breaking Chains is an inspirational novel telling the story of three women,
despite their downfalls with the wrong men, they find that the love and support of the RIGHT man proves that they may
have been down, but that they shouldn’t be counted out. Cheryl is currently working on a new novel,
Un-break My Heart.
Besides working full-time and writing part-time,
Cheryl is the owner of her own publishing company, Barton Publishing, LLC and is the Director of Sisters
About Making Moves, Inc, a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate, embrace and empower sisterhood in the community.
Maxine Bigby Cunningham
Maxine Bigby Cunningham
is an author/writer, presenter, mental health advocate and recovery specialist. Her published book, Power Walking, a Journey
to Wholeness offers readers key steps to optimal wellness. Using walking as a metaphor, Cunningham chronicles her
recovery from major depression and related physical ailments. The author engages readers through poetry, sacred writings,
reflections and affirmations. This first part of a planned trilogy has been called “revealing, inspiring and empowering”.
It ”speaks” anyone striving to overcome impediments to wellbeing. Power Walking received two nominations
for the 2011 Global Ebook Awards. It is also available in paperback.
Wilma Brockington is the
communications officer for the Black Writers Guild of Maryland , author of Cinnamon Girl Blues, Office Politics,
and Been There, Done That: Lessons Learned on Love and Life from Women 55 and Better and a freelance book reviewer
for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Critics have described her fiction works as having a great
mix of drama, suspense and romance and her characters as realistic and well developed. She has been featured
at area festivals, panel discussions, and book signings.
As a graduate of the University of Texas
at Dallas’ Executive and Professional Coaching Program and a certified associate coach
(International Coach Federation), Brockington has coached writers, executives and others to help them develop strategies and
actions for realizing success. She also earned a M.S. in Management and a MBA from the University of Maryland
University College. Visit her website for more information.Kathryn Carrington
http://www.risingstarrbooks.com/ Kathryn S. Carrington, is a published
author and freelance writer. She began her writing career during her over 30 year employment with Verizon Communications and
began with Poetry, fiction and non fiction; her work has since progressed to more serious topics of real life issues and spirituality.
She is a member of the NAACP, National Council of Negro Women, A new member of The Writers Guild of Maryland, and a (CASA)
Court Appointed Special Advocate of abused and neglected children. She has been a former participant in the Presley Ridge
Foster Care Program, a previous successful business owner and a proud mother of two adult children. Ms Carrington has received
studies from Ashford University, in Business Administration. Author can be reached at email@example.com and websites include:
Risingstarrbooks.com, Authorsden.com/kat. Jessica T. Fauntleroyhttp://www.jessicatfauntleroy.com Ms. Jessica T. Fauntleroy
is a writer, speaker, blogger and licensed clinical social worker. She is the author of two books, Restoring Broken Wings: A Redemption Story and The Guide to Living ROYAL as well as an Ebook, 5 Tips
to Overcoming Life's Obstacles. She
is also the creator and main writer on the Live Royal Blog (liveroyalblog.wordpress.com).
She is a graduate of Morgan State University and Howard University with bachelors and
masters degrees in social work. She currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland with her three amazing children: Serenity,
Sydni and AJ. Learn more about her at her website.
A syndicated newspaper
columnist with NNPA and Black Press USA, keynote speaker/workshop facilitator, major special events manager, and seasoned
radio talk show host, Lyndia is a change agent. Those who experience hearing messages by this powerhouse, whether written
or spoken are changed forever!
She has enjoyed writing her column
to be published in the Religion Corner of the Washington Informer Newspaper for ten years now. Her column was picked up by
black newspapers five years ago. She receives calls from readers across America. Lyndia's experiences are documented.
A national monument maker, Lyndia served as project director of the African American Civil War Memorial from the 1991 groundbreaking
to the 1998 unveiling which was broadcast live on CNN, CSPAN and seen on 163 TV stations across the nation.
Lyndia is an author and she's educated. She earned her BA & MA Degree in Communications
from Trinity Washington University.
Rosa L. Griffin is the author of her first book of 8 adult fiction
short stories entitled Attraction: Sexy Tales of Good, Bad, and Ugly Relationships. Her book, Attraction,
deals with passionate, but not always healthy relationships including sexual situations, romance, horror, science fiction,
humor, local culture, and just a pinch of violence. One of her short stories, "Life Box," won honorable mention
in a Writers' Digest Magazine writing contest in 2003.
Griffin has been a member of the Black Writers Guild of Maryland since 2007, and its secretary since 2010. She conducted
a BWG workshop on copyright entitled “Can I Use It? Copyright Basics” in October 2012.
lives in Baltimore and is an alumnus of Baltimore City
Community College. Her Facebook address is www.facebook.com/rosa.griffin.397. She is currently working on a horror novel of her short story, “Death Sleep”, and a book of essays.
Norwood Johnson authored his first novel IT
TAKES A Hood...Two young African Americans take responsibility for ending Baltimore crime. He was inspired by the senseless
homicides and illegal drug activity primarily in America's urban areas to write a novel for Americans and societies beyond
America exhibiting grassroots is the difference maker in eradicating these issues.
Norwood is a federal government retiree who gained recognition as an outstanding analyst
with exceptional technical writing skills. He holds a BS degree in Telecommunications from Morgan State University. He also
holds a Certificate in Public Leadership from Brookings Institution.
loves to freely give of himself to help others. He has over 30 years of community volunteer experience (e.g., mentoring, tutoring,
preparing meals, writing, directing plays, etc.). He is working on two more novels and two invention concepts. Norwood enjoys
family, friends, cooking, athletics, comfort food and reading the Holy Bible.
Deliah Lawrence is an attorney
who enjoys creative writing. Her debut novel, Gotta Let It Go, a romantic-suspense novel set in Baltimore won the
2011 Finalist Next Generation Indie Book Award in the multi-cultural fiction category. She also writes poetry and her short
stories have appeared in anthologies.
She's a member of the Maryland
Writers' Association and chairs a writers' critique group of diverse writers. When she's not writing, she enjoys oil painting,
mentoring authors, traveling, wine tastings and attending cultural events. She is currently working on her next novel and
fulfilling her passion of being a writer. You can visit her at her website.Claudette Lewis Bardcvlbard.wixsite.com/cvlb
Claudette Lewis Bard
is a recently published author and her book is entitled Negro Island Light. It tells
the tale of an African American woman who has been laid off from her marketing position at a Washington, DC. area bank. The
novel chronicles how Eugenia Watts sets out to deal with such a life-changing event and how she learns things about herself
in an unlikely place and from several undiscovered ancestral family members. And during her self-discovery, she encounters
a true gentleman. Claudette Lewis Bard's love for writing goes back several decades to her first year of college while enrolled in a
remedial English 101 class. She's written several short stories, taken creative writing courses, written a successful grant,
and interviewed several family members recording their views of being an African American in 20th century America. Bethany Loper
Bethany Loper is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and was born with
a passion to create, consume, and perform written works. She began writing short stories at the age of seven and developed
a love for poetry and spoken word at twelve years old. Bethany is an award-winning poet and author and has performed at the
Baby Grand in Wilmington, Delaware as well as other venues. Bethany currently resides in Newark, Delaware with her family
and is working on her debut novel, Everything in Between. Connect with Bethany on her website.Allyson Oliviahttp://www.allysonoliviaringgold.com/
Olivia is the owner of Penvision Ink, a publishing company dedicated to producing books that inspire others to understand
their worth. She has a master’s from Syracuse University in Journalism, and a bachelor’s in Mass Communications
from Susquehanna University and is studying theology and media at Dallas Theological Seminary.
released, The Adventures of Super Cam which is about a boy who uses his super powers to help other children. She
also released the novella Mariel The Book Helper which is about a girl who finds adventure in the quietest place
Her first novel, In
the Name of The Father, is about a woman's struggle to love and keep her faith in God despite what she witnessed in her
home and in the church. Her passion for telling this story about a woman's struggle to love herself, her man and God comes
from her soul. Margaret D. Pagan
Walk through African American history with my characters as they
face tough challenges and overcome harsh conditions. Rejoice with them as they spiritually transcend all that besets
them. There are no miracles in my two books, only faith and determination. When readers finish More Than A Slave: The Life of Katherine Ferguson (published by Moody Press of Chicago) they often want
to know more about the Fulani girl, who is introduced in chapter two. Her full story, and the story of her sister, is
told in my most recent novel, aptly titled The Fulani Girls. Based on more than 20 years of writing experience.
Min. Carenda Deonne Pittman (Lady C)
Minister Carenda Deonne
Pittman (Lady C) is a vibrant, pulsating and charismatic minister and conference speaker. Carenda is a native of Baltimore,
Maryland. She received her BA degree in Business Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan, New York.
Currently, Carenda is the President and founder of Far Above Rubies Enterprises (www.farenterprises.biz). Established in 2012,
Far Above Rubies is not only a magazine publication and annual women's conference but truly a ministry of healing the lives
of women nationwide. Carenda is an author of three books-Soul of a Poet, The Wait of Success, and her latest
book, Perfect Patty Messed Up. Perfect Patty Messed Up is a 40-day devotional. This devotional is for women
who appear to have it all together but are struggling with real life issues. Perfect Patty Messed Up searches the
heart of women who are hard on themselves, especially when they make mistakes.
Powell is a native of Washington, DC. She discovered and fostered her love for the written word in her teens with poetry and
commentary essays. Her desire and love for writing (spiritually inspired) resulted in her first novel, Like Sweet
Buttermilk. Taking a chance, her submission for Like Sweet Buttermilk (featuring fictional psychiatrist, Dr.
Naomi Alexander) won first place in the Black Expressions Fiction Writing Contest. Encouraged, she wrote the follow-up,
A wife and mother
of three, when she isn’t writing, reading, or spending time with family, she likes watching documentaries, working puzzles,
or enjoying something in the horror genre, be it books or screen.
Connect with her on Facebook or Twitter. Her FB fan page is S.F. Powell Books (https://www.facebook.com/author.sfpowell/).
is a published author with a blog, Your Spiritual Garden, a relationship column on Black Refer.com and a publishing
company, Angels Here To Help.
She is a certified angel card reader
and shares a weekly angel card reading on her blog. She is a 2015 alumnae of Listen To Your Mother, Baltimore. She was recently
published in the anthology Mom For The Holidays, and self published a book in April 2016 - My Life As A Mermaid.
She is the mom of two adult children. A long time resident of Baltimore,
Md, she will always be a New Yorker at heart and a Bermudian in spirit.
She is currently working on a book of short stories regarding her personal experiences with angelic interventions.
Shermell K. Ward is a new published author/poet/motivational speaker
of the book Compositions of Me. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Shermell K. Ward now lives in the State
of Maryland and has one son. Growing up all over the United States gave her diverse experiences and upbringing. Ms. Ward
continues to strive for awareness in the community by speaking at various events empowering women to break free from the
shackles of shame! Embrace our faults because that is what makes us beautifully imperfect human beings! Her facebook
page is www.facebook.com/shermelll her twitter page is
"The key is to continue playing to your own beat;if you stop playing the
Shermell K. Ward Galaxy of success!!!!!
Cherrie Woods is a 15-year plus public relations (PR) veteran known for her work with authors,
visual and performing artists, and clothing designers, as well as non-profits and arts and culture organizations. She has
worked at Baltimore City Dept. of Public Works, Detroit Institute of Arts, Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Toronto Public Health,Toronto
Social Services and Harbourfront Centre. Woods currently serves on the board of the Baltimore Public Relations Council and
served as president of the National Black PR Society -Detroit Chapter for three years. She does PR workshops for authors
and is the author of Where Do I Start? 10 PR Questions and Answers to Guide Self-Published Authors. She
is also an award-winning author of Free to Be Me, Poems on Love, Life and Relationships under
the pseudonym, Cherrie Amour. Woods has been featured in The Culvert Chronicles, Rolling
Out, The Baltimore Sun, Fox45-TV, WJZ-TV, WEAA.88.9 and Who's
Who in Black Detroit.
The Back Side of the Sport of Kings, is about life on the "Back Side"
of the sport of thoroughbred horse racing in America. The "Back Side" or the barn or stable area, is where the thoroughbred
horses, the Stars or Equestrian Athletes of the sport of racing are housed. The Back Side is the part of the sport of thoroughbred
horse racing that the general public rarely get to see. As with my other books, American Apartheid and No Land,
No Mule, No Freedom, American Apartheid, the Saga Continues, I provide the reader with the opinionated perspective of
an African American, regarding historical events that make facts and information about the black Americans who make their
living working with thoroughbred horses, an interesting subject. This book provides historical data on a lifestyle that started
in slavery and has survived and moved on to the next millennium.