Join us as we follow up last week's show and talk with Terri Polk Johnson & Brigette Harris as they tell us about their books, the movie, and Tell Tell Signs. And we'll discuss Solutions for The People as we chop it up with Maurice G. Faucette.
Introducing my book, "Reimagining 20/20: How to (Remotely) Help Others Achieve a Promising New Normal." Filled with DIY exercises that simulate remote work for social good, this book is perfect for students, instructors, engineers, scientists, community advocates, and others with an innovative mindset and a passion for enacting positive change. Feel free to sign up on the Indiegogo pre-campaign page to learn more! Link: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/reimagining-20-20-by-martha-gizaw/coming_soon/x/23236818.
The #Reimagining20_20 crowdsourcing campaign begins in mid-July, with a publishing date in early December 2020.
This is my first book; my absolute baby.
I couldn't have been any prouder when the physical books f Luna's Prophecy arrived on my doorstep.
This is my absolute favourite book and always will be, it has pieces of my heart and soul in it.
...can’t believe it, I am blown away by all the support for my novel Rose Colored Shades, all the comments, likes, shares, and 500 follows🥰🙏🏽 my fam and i definitely needed that little bit of sunshine, so I thank all of you🌤 To send some love back out your way I am going to have an AMAZING giveaway to be announced tomorrow, Friday June 5 at 5pm PST✨🌹✨so STAY TUNED you are not gonna wanna miss this one!🥰🙏🏽🌹🌤✨✨ #andsoisaythankyou#anotherdenastory#rosecoloredshadesnovel
On this day, June 4, 1972, activist and author Angela Davis was acquitted.
On October 13, 1970, Angela Davis was arrested and charged with conspiracy. She had been a vocal supporter of the Soledad Brothers, a group of three black prisoners in Soledad Prison, who had been charged with the murder of a white prison guard.
Months earlier on August 7, 1970, Jonathan Jackson, whose brother George was one of the three Soledad Brothers, took control of a courtroom, taking the judge and three white female jurors as hostages. He demanded that the Soledad Brothers be set free. This resulted in a shootout that left Jackson dead, along with Judge Harold Haley and two other inmates. As it would turn out, Davis and Jackson were friends, and the guns used by Jackson were registered to Davis. Davis went into hiding.
A year prior to these incidents, Davis was wrongly fired from her post as an assistant philosophy professor at UCLA for her membership in the Communisty Party of the USA. A court ruled that her firing was not justified and she temporarily resumed her post until June 20, 1970, when she was again fired, this time for using "inflammatory language" in describing police involved the violence and killings at People's Park in May of that year. The police opened fire on protesters with shotguns, beat them with batons, and dispersed tear gas. She had called the police "pigs".
Davis was labelled a radical terrorist by many politicians, including J. Edgar Hoover, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan, as well as by many media outlets. After she was arrested in October, Davis was sent to prison where she was at first segregated from other prisoners and kept in solitary confinement. Thousands of protesters around the country held rallies to demand her release.
After over 19 months in prison, Davis was acquitted, by an all-white jury, of all charges on the basis of insufficient evidence against her. It could not be established that she had supplied Jonathan Jackson with the guns. She was set free.
@my.readers.nook tagged me to share a book that is #precioustome . I’ve tagged others for the challenge as well!
This copy of Hatchet was actually gifted to me by my sixth grade teacher. Besides furthering my love for reading in sixth grade, Hatchet literally taught me SO MANY THINGS. Practical and not! I’ve seen on the internet that some people think that age 11-12 is too young to read Hatchet, because of the trauma and how accurately it’s written, and it makes me kinda sad and a little angry. I could list the things this book taught me and made me think about, things that I still remember learning from this book, almost a decade later! Yes, the content definitely challenged my little mind back then. But that’s WHY we read books! Hatchet was unlike anything I’d read up to that point and I am so grateful for it!
This book allowed me an experience I’ll likely (and hopefully) never face in real life, and as a result I gained knowledge I would’ve otherwise probably not come by for a long while. This is the exact reason we read, and the exact reason it is so important to read books from authors of many different perspectives!! As a white person in America, there are many things I am fortunate to never have to personally face. And this is why is so important to READ stories and perspectives of these things, fictional or not. My skin color is not an excuse for ignorance of the injustice and racism in America that happens all the time. Books are so important to spread knowledge universally. As Cassandra Clare said, “Words have the power to change us”!
My two main characters; Melody and Roman, have very unique eyes. She has pale skin, wild cherry red curls and emerald eyes, he has pale skin, jet black hair and golden eyes.
Eyes are important to my writing; magical creatures need the right eyes in order to creature a good mental representation of who they are. Ensuring that the character being written is the same one that appears in the mental images is important to me.
Lin, the Chinese Time Maiden. I’m back to conclude this time-jump with the Aeduian alien in Medieval Japan. As Tieba, the alien visitor accomplished a lot of good while trying not to get to involved and change Earth’s history. Sad to say though, his lovely Japanese wife, Nariko, after being married only seven years died in an accident. After this, the alien knew that it was time to move on. His Japanese Earth family begged him to stay. However, after five time-jumps, and taking a wife from each of this time periods, what would the alien decide? For the time being, the alien summoned his teleportation-time machine from his secret location in the Himalayas. Would the alien go to another time period.? Would he marry another Earth woman? He was already in trouble with his superiors from the planet Aedui.———To be continued. Visitor From A Distant Star. Amazon.com:Books
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Repost from @katimorton using - A member of our community sent this to me many years ago and it’s been up in my office ever since. 💜 it’s a reminder I need now and maybe you do too. I have hope for the future, I have hope for real tangible change, I have hope for thoughtful action, and I have hope for helpful & difficult conversations 💜💜 what do you have hope for today? Cause it’s not crazy to have it 💜💜💜
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Latoya C. Smith started her editorial career as an administrative assistant to New York Times bestselling author, Teri Woods at Teri Woods Publishing while pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree at Temple University. She graduated Cum Laude from Temple in August of 2005. She then attained a full-time position at Kensington Publishing in March of 2006. In October 2006, Latoya joined Grand Central Publishing, an imprint at Hachette Book Group. For the span of her eight years there, Latoya acquired a variety of titles from Hardcover fiction and non-fiction, to digital romance and erotica. She was featured in Publishers Weekly, Forbes and USA Today, as well as on various author, book conference, and book blogger websites. In early 2014, she appeared on CSpan2 where she contributed to a panel discussing the state of book publishing. From August 2014 to February 2016, Latoya was Executive Editor at Samhain Publishing where she acquired short and long-form romance and erotic fiction. She is the winner of the 2012 RWA Golden Apple for Editor of the Year, 2017 Golden Apple for Agent of the Year, and the 2017 Literary Jewels Award for Editor of the Year. Latoya provides editorial services and literary representation through her company, LCS Literary Services.
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Today is a good day to learn more. Scroll ➡️ to see a list of 36 books about race, gender, history, sexuality, and so much more.
Perhaps there’s one (or more) listed that strikes a chord with you. Perhaps now is the time to explore that curiosity. And perhaps “now” is better than “one day.”
Growth comes from time, patience, and the willingness to get uncomfortable. Let’s take a moment as individuals to self-educate so that we may benefit as a society.
Thanks to @thatsmrcolston2u for taking the time and energy to compile and share this list.
And remember to support your local bookshops as often as possible. Feel free to tag your favorites in the comments 🤍
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“I said, ‘God, if you are real, why would you want to be my friend? I am a sinner and I mess up everything I touch.’ I told Him I was addicted to drugs and alcohol and other sins and I was not sure I could stop. I finally said, ‘God, if you want to be my friend, I will be your friend if you would forgive my sins and help me!” That night, God entered my life.
• @maeganite’s illustration this week comes from the chapter titled, “Grandmother’s Prayers.” Link in bio to get your copy of the book.
Over many years of collaboration among GrubStreet staff, board, instructors, students, and experienced leaders in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion field, we created an Access & Inclusion Guide for our instructors. Today, we’re sharing it with our students, our wider community, and any interested peer organizations. To read the guide visit the link in our bio.
This guide provides information, strategies, and approaches to help all of us interrogate our own internal biases and treat everyone with respect and understanding. We urge you to read it and to grapple with it as a member of our community.
This guide is very much a living document and subject to ongoing input and revision so that it can reflect our collective evolution and growth as a community. We invite other literary organizations to share their resources and tools and we invite you to hold us accountable.
Alright folks! Just a reminder, we’re Goin Live at Five...pacific standard time!! lol. Still working on the title...but anyways! Excited as always to chat with y’all so mark your calendars!! 💕
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Whoop! The author proof for "Bitter Aries." This means the Zodiac series must be getting close to happening!
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Hambre de las cosas que no he sentido. De los libros que aun no he parido. Hambre en categorias y sesiones mentales. Hambre de verbos viscerales. Y nuestras siluetas oscilando como dos animales. Hambre. Entre agua, té y vino. Hambre que no aparte, pero agregue carne, vientre y espíritu.
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I felt like this was pretty topical... I hope everyone is staying safe and I hope everyone is able to execute their rights in a peaceful manner! ✊🏼✊🏽✊🏿 Follow @writingtipss for more and follow @authorkendalltodd if you’re interested in learning about me as an author!
I don't remember the number of times I have found myself an inch closer to quitting. Just a moment away. And then the thought, the thought of why I started at the first place, would turn it all around.
And right then, I start again. And I hope, I keep doing it. Not easy, ofcourse, I can't stress it enough how gut wrecking it is to have fallen down a thousand times and getting back up to be beaten to earth once again. But, its always worth it. Believe it or not.
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All at once, his mind was swimming, spinning into a swirling dark sea.
When Jack witnesses a shimmer, something unusual and extraordinary, he doesn't think twice about it until years later.
All of his friends have experienced similart things over the years but no one spoke about it until now.
They don't know what or who it is but when it comes time to inexplicably save the world, the Tiders must band together to get down to the bottom of this unusual mystery.
Still Pause is a sci-fi novel by Gee Scales
The plot of the book is really intriguing and is something really unique and definitely worth the read.
The book is a bit complex to understand and since I'm not a huge sci-fi reader it took me a while to get into it and understand the views from different characters and how their stories tie in with the time jumps.
It is a little bit of a heavy read but once it picks up somewhere in the 30ish% (ebook) mark it really got me hooked.
The characters have a special bond because of their friendship and that's what takes this book to another level since they fit together as a perfect bunch.
Some of the stuff that happens, is pretty emotional and I was not having it.
This book reminds me of a jigsaw puzzle that desperately wants to come together, but requires time and patience, and I have to give credit to the author for how plot driven this book is because I've read so many complex books that throw their plots out the window.
There's so much I could talk about but I have to think twice because I'm worried it might be a spoiler. 😂 (Story of my life!)
If you're into science fiction novels I would definitely recommend this book.
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Y’ALL, THESE NEXT TWO WEEKS ARE GOING TO BE INSANE. ⠀
If you didn’t know, WHAT ARE FRIENDS FOR? is going on sale June 1st-June 7th! If you haven’t gotten your copy yet, that’ll be the time!⠀
And let’s not forget to mention OUT OF MY LEAGUE goes live June 16th! All the lead up to that is going to be megally (definitely a word) awesome and megally (it’s still a word) exciting! I’ve got awesome giveaways coming soon and fun videos and I just can’t wait to share!⠀
✨QUESTION:✨ What is one thing you’re looking forward to in the month of June?
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Today’s desk. (Should be finishing the proofread of book six but am actually starting a plan for book seven, wtf?).
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