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Tonya L. Alston
Tonya Alston has authored seven books since 2014: Seasons Change
Nothing Stays the Same, The Gift, Breaking Up is Hard to Do, After the Baptism, Innocent
Evil (2 versions), Amazing Grace, a novel, and Crystals and Gems. The New York Native relocated to
Baltimore, Maryland where she was initially inspired to write her first book. Working with others inspired her to become a
certified life coach. Through the vehicle of writing, she has had the opportunity to share her life's stories to give inspiration
for learning and healing to others.
Wilma Brockington-Parker 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 professional coach
(International Coach Federation), Brockington-Parker 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.
Rosa L. Griffin is the author
of a short story fiction collection entitled Attraction: Sexy Tales of Good, Bad, and Ugly Relationships.
In 2003, Rosa received honorable mention in a Writers’ Digest Magazine contest for “Life-Box,” a short story
in the collection. She maintains a blog at https://nervikularose.wordpress.com. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rosa is working on a yet untitled second collection of short stories.
She is a graduate of Eastern Senior High School, a former all-girls school in Baltimore.
Rosa earned A.A. degrees in Human Resource Management and Secretarial Science at Baltimore City Community College.
Rosa is a past secretary
for the Black Writers’ Guild of Maryland which she served from 2010 to 2017. She also conducted a workshop
entitled, Copyright Basics at four BWG meetings
Deliah "Dee" Lawrence
is a Maryland-based attorney, author, blogger and romance workshop facilitator who writes romantic suspense novels as well
as poetry and short stories. Her debut novel, Gotta Let It Go, set in Baltimore, won the 2011 Finalist Next Generation
Indie Book Award in the multi-cultural fiction category. Dee's short stories have been featured in the Creatures, Crimes and
Creativity 2013 and 2014 anthologies.
When Dee isn't writing, you can find her reading a book, indulging in her addiction to investigative discovery
shows or painting her yet-to-be exhibited oil artworks of landscapes, portraits or whatever else comes to her creative mind. Constantly on the go, Dee is also an active member of the Maryland Writers' Association, Black Writers'
Guild of Maryland, Sisters in Crime and Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance. She’s currently working on Gotta Get It Back (a sequel to her first book), scheduled for release in spring 2018.
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. Renee McDonald
Renee McDonald is an author, Software Developer and native Baltimorean.
Her book, No Peace for Kimberly, offers a perception of Baltimore 1968 through the eyes of 14-year old Kimberly.
Her writings portray young woman as strong and compassionate despite the worlds around them. Ms. McDonald's character is
evident in all her main characters as she struggled through challenging situations as a young adult. She is currently working
on a fantasy series of books that follow alien sisters as they defend their heritage against Extraterrestrial adversaries.
As the owner of Nicholson & Fisher Publishing, Ms. McDonald will launch an e-commerce web-site
and app which will place self-published authors in front of readers in a manner different than other sites. Compassionate
about helping the self-published author, as they are routinely looked over by agents and publishers, Ms. McDonald is using
her experience to ensure the success of this venture.
Dorothy Myrick is the author of Deep Dive Against the Odds.
It is a story of adversity, fears, and triumphs in both scuba diving and life. The memoir celebrates the author's determination
not to be limited by her physical disability. She received a five-star rating from Readers' Favorite. The memoir
is available on Amazon and Barnes & Nobel.
Ms. Myrick has
completed a writing workshop and a writing class at the local community college in Baltimore County. Ms. Myrick holds a Bachelor
degree from University of Maryland, Baltimore County and from Lincoln University in Missouri. She spent 28 years as a policy
writer for the Department of Health and Human Services where she was regularly published in Federal Registers. Ms.
Myrick also a member of the Maryland Writers' Association. 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.
VM Roberts' passion
is writing. She's held that passion ever since 4th grade. She's recently begun to expand and explore the challenges of that
passion! As a professional author, she has published eight books to date.
She has been employed in the healthcare industry for 35 years. This includes employment with medical and behavioral
health managed care organizations, academic medical centers, acute care & behavioral health facilities and multi-practice
physician networks. Her experiences gained in the health care industry have allowed her the opportunity to serve as a college
instructor for 15 years. Her instructing experience includes teaching college and trade school students enrolled in the following
programs: Medical Office Management, Health Information Management, Medical Assisting, Medical Billing, Medical Coding, and
Health Care Administration.
Ms. Roberts is a Suffolk, Virginia
native, who currently resides in Howard County, Maryland. She lived in Trenton, NJ for 10 years and in Philadelphia, PA for
over 25 years.
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.
Marsha Ann Turner
Marsha Ann Turner is the author of Fifteen Pounds There Is Only One You. The book is a journal turned support book for any newly diagnosed breast cancer
and any kind of cancer patient. She hopes to have the book placed in the cancer centers in Baltimore City to be given to patients
when arriving for their first visit for treatment. This is her first book and has been nominated to receive the prestigious
"Henri Award" at the 2018 Christian Literary Awards for outstanding literary work in the Grief and Terminal Illness
category. She is a graduate of Baltimore City Community College and University of Maryland with a bachelor's degree in Nursing.
She has been a nurse for a total of 40 years. Even though she is retired, she continues to work at Baltimore City Community
College as a tutor for nursing students.
Cherrie Woodshttp://eclecticpr.com/ Cherrie
Woods is a 16-year plus public relations (PR) veteran known for her work as a PR consultant, book publicist, workshop facilitator
and PR consultant. Woods is the author of Where Do I Start?10 PR Questions and Answers to Guide Self-Published Authors as well as an award-winning poet. She has been featured in The Culvert Chronicles, Rolling Out, Who's Who in Black Detroit, Sirius FM, The Baltimore Sun, Fox45-TV, WJZ-TV, WEAA.88.9.
She is a member of Black Writers Guild of MD and serves as VP of the Maryland Writer's Assoc. (South Baltimore chapter).
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.