I Made the Local Paper !

I’ve been quoted in my local paper!

No, the I am not the focus of the article (Latrivia S. Nelson, a local interracial romance writer, is). And yes, I am way more excited about being mentioned in the article than I should be 🙂

A few weeks ago, I spoke with a reporter regarding my thoughts on interracial and African American romance, which happens to be 2 of the subgenres I write.  We had a nice chat and hit on a few key issues. The reporter was very nice and seemed genuinely interested in what I had to say on the subject. But I know how writing goes, sometimes you have to leave out some of your planned angles and side stories.  So I didn’t know how much, if any, of what I said would make the final cut.

I was surprised when one of my CP’s called and told me I’d been quoted in the article.  Unfortunately, the story has not been placed online so I can’t link to it.  However, I can share the next best thing, a couple of grainy pics of the article 😀 My fellow RCRW member, and author/publisher extraordinaire Deb Dixon, is also quoted.



Author Interview: Theresa Meyers

I had the pleasure of interviewing Theresa Meyers, author and publicist, for Savvy Authors. Check out the interview here.


Author Interview: Victoria Schmidt

I was given the opportunity to inview Author Victoria Schmidt over at Savvy Authors. I first posted about Victoria Schmidt’s craft book  Book in a Month here.

Victoria was a blast to interview, head over to Savvy Authors to check it out.


April Author Interviews

I had the pleasure of interviewing two very lovely ladies, up & coming Christian author, Sherri Lewis and Genesis Press author, LaConnie Taylor-Jones, for this month’s Rising Star feature over at Romance In Color.   Both ladies share their journey to author-hood, how personal tragedy and challenges affected their writing, as well as, some great advice for authors.

Also, we are hosting a great book giveaway this month, featuring goodies from our April Rising Star authors. One lucky reader will receive:

An autographed set of Sherri Lewis’ published works, to include:

  1. Soul Cries Out (July 2007)
  2. Dance Into Destiny (January 2008)
  3. The List (March 2009)

An autographed set of LaConnie Taylor-Jones’ published works, to include:

  1. When I’m With You (November 2007)
  2. When A  Man Loves A Woman (April 2008)

Plus, to top it all off, LaConnie is throwing in a $50 Amazon gift card, so you can pick up a few additional titles 🙂 .

So head on over to www.RomanceInColor.com to read the interviews and to get the contest details. 

And while you’re visiting, check out the new reviews & vote for your favorite authors and books from 2008 in our Reader Favorite Awards.