The World According to ChickLitGurrl™

Where the WORD is IT :: Editorial/Writing Assistance offered by author, editor, educator Shōn Bacon

TNC Interviews Authors Deaubrey Devine & Stacey-Deanne October 27, 2008

Filed under: publicity,TNC — Shon @ 6:56 pm
Tags: , , , ,

Shon Bacon, editor of The Nubian Chronicles, interviews authors Deaubrey Devine and Stacey-Deanne for TNC’s Fall 2008 issue.

Deaubrey Devine

Click cover to purchase YOUR copy of DESTINY HOPE FAITH DIVINE today!

INTERVIEW EXCERPT

TNC: Deaubrey Devine: THE SOUNDTRACK! What three tracks would make it onto a soundtrack of your life, and why?

DD: Never Would Have Made It-(Marvin Sapp) I chose this song to represent my life because of all the trails and tribulations I’ve experienced and knowing that God is the only reason I got through them all.

My Love – (Joe) I’m full of expressions, communication, and caring with a giving heart. I love to cater to my woman and make her feel important and special.

Good Life – (Kanye West ft. T- Pain) This song represents me as a person that likes to experience, explore, and enjoy a blessed life to the fullest. Sometimes it’s healing to just kick back and have a good time doing the simple things that makes you feel happy.

TNC: Who are some of your favorite writers, and how do they inspire you as a writer?
DD: Both Eric Jerome Dickey and Carl Webber are very inspirational writers to me because they both write about relationships that one can relate to. I’m also inspired and driven by Michael Baisden for his entrepreneur desires and self motivation.

TNC: What have you learned as a writer since the publication of DESTINY HOPE FAITH DIVINE?
DD: As a writer, I’ve learned that you have to remove yourself and personal feelings to the side to write for the reader’s. I’ve learned that reader’s want to be entertained but also they want to be able to get something out of the story. It’s important to deliver a message with a page turning flow so readers can enjoy the read without putting the book down.

Stacey-Deanne

Clickcover to purchase YOUR copy of MELODY today!

INTERVIEW EXCERPT

TNC: In screenwriting, a logline is a one-sentence summary of a script. Typically, a logline does three things: tells who the main character is and what he/she wants, tells who or what stands in his/her way, and tells what makes the story unique. Having said that, imagine the poster for MELODY: THE MOVIE.
What would its logline read?

SD: Melody has always had a reason to dislike her sister’s new boyfriends…now she has a reason to fear one.

TNC: What was the spark to which your novel MELODY began to take shape?

SD: I would definitely say when I thought of the character Keith. Keith is the antagonist in the story. He’s the villain and since this is a thriller,the novel feeds off of Keith’s actions. Keith is the one who moves the story and there would be no purpose for Melody without him. He’s not only Melody’s obstacle in the story, but he is also the purpose for her goal. She spends her time trying to get rid of Keith and expose him for the menace that he is. She soon finds out that this is not an easy task. He stops her (in unpredictable and frightening ways) at every single turn, leaving her cornered every time. She knew the guy was charming and even sneaky but she soon finds out he is also dangerous. From the opening chapter, the sparks between Melody and Keith explode and from that point on Melody embarks on a quest to find out the deal about this mysterious man.

TNC: What’s your favorite thing about MELODY?

SD: The character Keith is the main thing. Like I said there would be no Melody without him. He is my favorite character because he is the villain. He makes you so excited to see what he’s gonna do next. He even surprised me a few times, LOL. Also, I let loose with some things that happened in this book and I pushed the envelope a bit with the subject matter. That was very exciting. Melody was the first thriller I’ve written. I originally wrote it years ago,in 1997. After writing it, I saw how fun it was to write thrillers and mysteries. I began writing more thrillers. I felt like a vampire I suppose with her first taste of blood. After that taste, there was no turning back. I wanted more,
LOL.

To read more of Deaubrey Devine’s and Stacey-Deanne’s interviews, head over to The Nubian ChroniclesSTRAIGHT FROM DA PEN column and check them out!

The Nubian Chronicles – Writings of the Black Experience

[www.tnc-magazine.net]

Advertisements
 

What’s Up with ChickLitGurrl: high on LATTES & WRITING? October 20, 2008

Filed under: chicklitgurrl,publicity — Shon @ 10:05 am
Tags: ,

http://chicklitgurrl.blogspot.com

Shon Bacon, aka ChickLitGurrl, started the blog CHICKLITGURRL:  high on LATTES & WRITING in 2005 to showcase the talents of women writers; she wanted to know what inspired them to write, she wanted to know the trials they faced to get published, and she wanted to know what they were doing to promote their published works.  She also wanted to know the “other” side – how they managed writing in their busy lives, what they did outside of writing.

In those four years, Shon has interviewed over 60 writers, and in 2008 alone, she’s interviewed nearly 30, to include Abiola Abrams, Diana Rodriguez Wallach, Jennifer Banash, Liane Bonin, Lisa Mondello, Lutishia Lovely, Marissa Monteilh, Niambi Davis, Paula Chase-Hyman, Shannon McKelden, Shelley Halima, Wendy Nelson Tokunaga, and Yasmin Coleman!

It’s never to late to check out the interviews; in the right hand column, the interviews are located by YEAR.

For 2009, Shon plans to spotlight TWELVE AUTHORS, one every month.  HOWEVER, she’s only spotlighting indie authors – those who are self-publishing or those who are published through small, indie presses.  Books have to be published AFTER July 1, 2008.

If you fit into those two categories, send her an e-mail at sdb6812@hotmail.com and provide her with the following info:

Book title:
Book genre:
Book description:
Publishing house (and url):
Publication date:

 

Fall 2008 Issue of SisterDivas Magazine is LIVE! October 19, 2008


SisterDivas Magazine – Where REAL Women Congregate

http://www.sisterdivasmagazine.net

QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER

FALL 2008 (October – January)

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

TO SUBSCRIBE TO SD Quarterly Newsletter/Magazine and discussion,

send an e-mail to sisterdivas-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Copyright 1999 – 2008

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

CONTENTS

**Check out the new SD BOUTIQUE!**

1) MEDIA

2) TOTAL BODY

3) FEATURE

4) LIFE

5) RELATIONSHIPS

6) BUZZWORTHY

7) CONTACT INFORMATION!

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

**Check out the new SD BOUTIQUE!**

SD now has a spot on the net where we are showcasing products that you, the ultimate SISTERDIVA, might be interested in! Check out our SD Boutique today!

SD Boutique @ http://astore.amazon.com/sistemagaz-20!

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

1) MEDIA

@ MEDIA, we have WONDERFUL, ECLECTIC interviews with dynamic women:

Cave Canem fellow and documentary filmmaker Anastacia Tolbert,

photographer Christy Marie Edwards,

and Italian songstress Romina Johnson!

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

2) TOTAL BODY

This issue of TOTAL BODY – Dr. Cherry explains to us why it’s important to have a PERSONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS in our lives!

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

3) FEATURE

In Episode Five, Destiny anticipated her date with Devon and got much-needed love, support, and advice from her mom.

NOW, in EPISODE SIX, Destiny goes on her date with Devon and finds herself surprised with the outcome; on the flip side, Sharay decides that one fine man that caught her eye is worthy of more attention!

::Excerpt::

Devon took silent steps toward Destiny’s door, peering through the small opening.

“Good,” Devon said, his voice lowered. “After that, we can do whatever you want.”

Wow, Devon thought as Destiny slid her skirt and stockings off before stripping from her blouse. Devon’s breath caught in his throat as he inwardly oohed and aahed over the curvy frame of Destiny, the way her gold lace bra brought her ample breasts up and out and her matching panties clung to the full roundness of her hips and backside.

“You’re awfully quiet,” Destiny hollered, moving to her closet to remove a pair of black slacks and a gold silk blouse.

“Uh…well, just letting you take your time getting ready.”

“Aren’t you just the gentleman?” Destiny chuckled. Devon felt a tightening in his groin as he watched a scantily clad Destiny dress and slip on a pair of trouser socks before pulling on her black leather ankle boots. Softly groaning, Devon stepped away from the door and made his way over to the loveseat, sitting with a frustrated plop.

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

4) LIFE

Over @ LIFE this issue, we have plenty to dish out – beauty tips for the holiday season with All That Glitters columnist Melody Shore and her guest Debora Routhe, modeling with Sharon Quinn, job searches for working mothers with expert Roxanne Ravenel, and wines for the fall/winter seasons with The Sipping Sommelier, L. Denise Jackson!

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

5) RELATIONSHIPS

@ Relationships, we’re focusing on the relationship with self by featuring author Monica Marie Jones and her novel, The Ups and Downs of Being Round, a coming of age story about a girl who struggles throughout her life with issues of weight.

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

6) BUZZWORTHY

Every issue of SD, we give you our BUZZWORTHY picks in books, movies, TV, and music! Come see what WE think is HOT for FALL 2008!

Do you have a book, CD, TV show, DVD, anything media worthy that you would like us to consider for BUZZWORTHINESS?

If so, e-mail us at info@sisterdivasmagazine.net and tell us about your product!

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

7) CONTACT INFORMATION

To contact SisterDivas regarding submissions or other inquiries, please e-mail us at info@sisterdivasmagazine.net .

We work hard to answer ANY and ALL e-mails as quickly as possible.

SisterDivas: Where ALL Women Congregate!

http://www.sisterdivasmagazine.net

 

Fall 2008 Issue of TNC Magazine is LIVE!


THE NUBIAN CHRONICLES – Writings of The Black Experience
http://www.tnc-magazine.net
ISSN: 1530-7328

Quarterly Newsletter
FALL 2008 (October – January)

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

TO SUBSCRIBE TO TNC Quarterly Newsletter and Discussion Channel,

send an e-mail to TNCnewsletter-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

Copyright 1999 – 2008

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

CONTENTS

1. NUBIAN BELLES-LETTRES

2. STRAIGHT FROM DA PEN

3. DA CYBER CHRONICLES

4. THE POETRY CORNER

5. IN DA CLUB

6. THE WRITE LIFE

7. THE LIVING ROOM

8. MATTHEW’S MUSINGS

9. ASK DEDAN

10. CONTACT US!

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

1. NUBIAN BELLES-LETTRES

Erotica, revenge, horror, family, and relationship are @ NUBIAN belles-lettres this issue! Check out the short stories and novel excerpts:

J.C. MartinLay In It – (short story) – On his ten-year wedding anniversary, Byron rushes home to create a night of romance and love for his wife, but little does he know that she’s on to him and all his ways; story’s motto should be – Be careful WHAT you do…

Anthony AndersonThey Ain’t All Like That Down South – (short story) – What starts out as a normal family road trip to begin a vacation ends in a horrific display of “Southern Hospitality”.

T. L. DavisWoman2Woman: What We Do Wrong in Dating – (book excerpt) – Author T. L. Davis brings us chapter one of her book, WOMAN2WOMAN as she discusses the importance of RESPECT when dating!

Robert MorganSchool Clothes – (short story) – a stirring story about a seemingly simple family trip to buy school clothes that reveals so much more about the family.

Ayanna PierceIN SESSION: Tales of Dr. Gwendolyn Kast – (excerpt) – Warning – explicit language – Dr. Gwendolyn Kast is a therapist with kinky ways. Sometimes, her libido finds her spread eagle on her desk; sometimes, it finds her lightly spanking a client to break him from his dominant position – see what she does in this first episode!

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

2. STRAIGHT FROM DA PEN

With our reader-favorite column this issue, we are talking to:

Stacy-Deanne – LATEST: Melody

Deaubrey Devine – DEBUT NOVEL: Destiny Hope Faith Divine

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

3. DA CYBER CHRONICLES

In episode #14 of Everything’s Going to Be Alright: Cassie was determined to have one of her famous “bonding breakfasts” with Caduceus and Clemson so that she could see what was going on with her girls. The morning was made all the more interesting when Caduceus’ boyfriend from Miami, Jay, made a surprise visit.

NOW, in episode #15: What starts as a fun family atmosphere with take out and talk ends with Clemson attacked and left bleeding, bruised, and crushed – cradled in her mother’s arms.

::Excerpt::

“Is that a problem?” Dru asked. “That we’re just friends. Do you want to be more?”

Randi had no clue what she wanted to do. She knew that she loved Dru, and in her own way, she also loved Maxwell.

He had given her so many things, been there for her in ways Dru hadn’t, couldn’t.

It wasn’t easy to break a heart, let alone three, because in some small way, her decision would hurt all three of them. The wrong thing was to tell Dru she wanted something more with him. She needed time to think through this.

“I can’t answer that right now,” Randi said. “I have to think about everything that’s going on and make the right decision for me.”

“I agree. But I do have one piece of advice.”

“And that is?”

“When you’re sitting down, thinking about what you want,” Dru said, “don’t base your decision on what you can materially get from somebody, but by how you feel inside with that somebody.”

Randi shot up from her chair. “What do you mean by that, Dru? Are you calling me a gold digger or something?”

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

4. THE POETRY CORNER

@ The Poetry Corner, help us welcome talented poet, Tracy Grenville who shares his poetry and his thoughts about writing!

When asked, What inspires you to write, Grenville replied, “It depends on the moment. Many times it is a word or phrase that sticks in my head that I have to write about. I always write in the early morning for three hours. Sometimes, something good comes out of it and more times than not it’s crap. But it becomes a discipline and it’s a discipline that helps the writing.”

Check out more of TRACY GRENVILLE interview and poetry at The Poetry Corner!

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

5. IN DA CLUB

Come join us @ IN DA CLUB, where we’re talking with Jennifer Coissiere, an aspiring author and a “tough critic” reviewer for APOOO Book Club!

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

6. THE WRITE LIFE

In her latest THE WRITE LIFE article, Shon Bacon spotlights five writing-related sites you should add to your BOOKMARKS!!

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

7. THE LIVING ROOM

In this issue of THE LIVING ROOM, columnist Anastacia Tolbert offers the provocative article – “Let’s Talk about Breasts” – that analyzes the societal thought and media-frenzy of one of women’s most viewed assets.

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

8. MATTHEW’S MUSINGS

In “Anti-Intellectualism: A Cultural Virus,” Matthew Lynch argues that anti-intellectualism affects all levels of the black experience, and that in order to overcome it, we must see the value in education and not the value of societal and cultural beliefs.

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

9. ASK DEDAN

In the latest column, award-winning author Dedan Tolbert offers advice to a woman who wants to know is it okay to want to date a man who has NO children…

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

10. CONTACT INFORMATION

To contact The Nubian Chronicles regarding submissions or other
inquiries,
please e-mail us at info@tnc-magazine.net.

We work hard to answer ANY and
ALL e-mails as quickly as possible!

The Nubian Chronicles – http://www.tnc-magazine.net!

 

Summer Issues of TNC & SD are LIVE! July 20, 2008

And they are great, if I do say so myself, LOL

TNC is full of great stories, essays, interviews, and much, MUCH poetry! Check it out (here)!

SD has great interviews and articles and essays on relationships, self-love, empowering women, and ways to spend summer money and save – among other things! Check it out (here)!

 

Why Should You Subscribe to ChickLitGurrl™: high on LATTES & WRITING? June 7, 2008

Why Should You Subscribe to ChickLitGurrl™: high on LATTES & WRITING?

Initially, author-editor-educator-everywoman Shon Bacon created the blog ChickLitGurrl™ as a way to express her angst as she tried to break BACK into the publishing industry as a solo author, but she quickly realized that she cared more about words and writing and talking about writing with other writers than she did waxing pathetically about her rejection woes. Thus, ChickLitGurrl™: high on LATTES & WRITING was born.

Since 2005, Shon Bacon has interviewed several women writers to include Marissa Monteilh, Wendy Nelson Tokunaga, Abiola Abrams, Patricia Sargeant, M.J. Rose, Angela Henry, P.C. Cast, Brenda Janowitz, Electa Rome Parks, Libby Street, Bettye Griffin, Donna Hill, Kayla Perrin, Mary Castillo, Deanna Carlyle, Karen Siplin, Lauren Baratz-Logsted, Melissa Senate, Reon Laudat, Alesia Holliday, Jennifer O’Connell, Bernice McFadden, Gena Showalter, and Carly Phillips.

Starting at the end of this month, CLG will be interviewing authors from various publishing houses: the first three houses/imprints will be Harlequin/Steeple Hill (Love Inspired/Love Inspired Suspense), Kensington/Urban Christian, and Simon & Schuster/Strebor Books…

In the future, CLG will also interview those people who help authors SHINE – publicists, editors, agents, etc.

To SUBSCRIBE to the CHICKLITGURRL group and be kept abreast on new interviews and CLG-related information, click HERE to apply for group membership!
 

My Next Column on Blogging in Black – LIVE! May 17, 2008

Every once in a while, as columnist on BiB, I will be doing a series titled THE ANATOMY OF AN AUTHOR. These interviews are different than others I’ve done in the past. These attempt to look beyond the latest publication to learn about what attracted an author to writing, how many books an author actually wrote before getting one published, the search for agents and editors, the publication of a work, and the promotion of a work, among other things.

My FIRST interview for THE ANATOMY OF AN AUTHOR is Terra Little, whose novel RUNNING FROM MERCY was released this year from Q Boro Books!

Please take the time to head over to BiB (WEBSITE) to check out the interview and to LEAVE COMMENTS.

Much appreciated ~~ Shon