Travon Edwards is 33 years old, living in Deltona Florida. He is the author of Money Mac Murder, Project Baby, Married to the Mob, and Confessions of a Side Nigga. Travon is the proud owner of a vegan meal prep company in Florida called Vegan Takeout (@vegan_takeout) and a vegan skin care line called Liv Aesthetic (@liv_aesthetic).
He is currently signed to Gang Tales Publications, outlining the sequel to Project Baby.
Although Travon is originally from Florida, he spent a great deal of his life bouncing back and forth between Long Beach, California and Deltona/ Deland, Florida. He started writing as a way to cope with the loss of his grandmother. "I went crazy. I started talking to myself. I missed her so much that I would try to daydream as vividly as I could." His first novel (Money Mac Murder) started off as a diary. "I tried to remember the earliest conversation that I ever had with her. I told her that I wanted to be rich. Not sure what that meant, but I knew I wanted it."
After the success of Travon's first urban fiction novel, Stanley James from Gang Tales Publications reached out to sign him. After a couple of conversations, they came up with the concept for the story “Project Baby." "I was skeptical at first because we are from rival gangs and I could’ve swore he was trying to set me up. In an act of good faith he cut me a check before the story was even finished. This was the first time that I received a lump sum of money for my work, so the check he cut me felt like a million dollars. I didn’t have much faith in myself as an author, but the faith that Stanley has in me made me a believer in myself and my work. We went platinum in the streets coast to coast with Project Baby and we’re just getting started."
About Confessions of a Side Nigga
After serving six years in prison, Tyrone was eager to get his life back on track. He got a job at the local gym as a janitor, but the gym manager convinces him to become a personal trainer. Feeling like he’s finally got his life on track, he starts dating Jamesha...the local hood rat. She put it on him so good, that she had Tyrone pu**y whipped after the first night.
What Tyrone didn’t know was, Jamesha was dating Ray Ray... one of the most notorious shooters in the hood. Somehow, Ray Ray found out that Tyrone was smashing his girl and he came to see about him. After the altercation with Ray Ray, he decides to leave Jamesha alone.
Heartbroken, Tyrone decided to try and fill the void in his heart with as many different women as possible. Tyrone meets Pauline, a professor at the local University. During their training sessions together, she would vent to him about her failing marriage. When she discovers that her husband is cheating on her, she falls into a deep depression.
After missing several gym sessions, Tyrone began to worry. He went around to her apartment to check on her. She persuades him to drink with her. After having way too many drinks, they cross the line. Loving the way the Tyrone made her feel, plus not wanting to lose him as trainer. She offers to pay him separately for each service.
After a string of female clients, Tyrone gets his first male client. Bitcoin millionaire Brad Kensington. They click almost instantly. He invites Tyrone back to his yacht, where he introduces him to his wife Melissa. 5’5 with brown eyes..... Smile like the sunrise.
There was an undeniable chemistry between the two of them. Brad went out of town for business.... Tyrone made his move. He started dating Melissa behind Brads back. When Brad comes back from his business trip, he catches Tyrone in bed with Melissa. That’s when the sh*t hit the fan....
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Anthony Arnold, born in Tampa and raised by his grandmother in a little town called Quincy in the Florida panhandle, wrote his first piece in the third grade and fell in love with writing ever since that moment; writing has become a comfort and a mainstay to keep him focused. As an avid reader of all genres of literature, Anthony has found a particular passion for black history.
He believes that his ancestry and the ones that have come before him have given their blood, sweat and tears to make it possible for him to live a life of freedom and liberation. Anthony is saddened to the fact that the current generation lacks knowledge and don’t seem to know or speak of family history, our history or black history.
Writing gives Anthony the ability to educate those that have no clue about the things that African Americans have faced and write of things that they will never be taught in schools, shedding light on the strength of our people.
Anthony’s love for fellow man grew during his service to our country where he served and was awarded numerous medals, including The Air Force Achievement Medal-1986, 1993 and 2001 and many more.
His desire is to show the younger generation where they come from and to let them know we are much more than what society has labeled us!
Winner of the 2015 National Poetry Awards Freedom Poet of the Year and the 2018 BHM Poet and the 2018 Ganspa people's choice award for July.
About his book
Winner of the 2015 National Poetry Award (Freedom Poet of the Year), Anthony Arnold is a poet that has always shed light on inequality and racism. He uses poetry to make the world understand the plight of black people. This is a necessary collection of poetry that shows love to the black community. Some pieces will make you weep with the sorrow of its reality, while others will make you full of pride and triumph. No matter what piece you read, just know that you will be moved with hope and a feeling of being seen and heard. “We are burying our people in record numbers and no one seems to have an answer. Not the leaders, not the police. No one. To live and die in Amerikkka!” –Anthony Arnold
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G B Lynch is a 70's baby that grew up with supportive and encouraging parents and 3 older brothers. A variety of interests led to a discovery of untapped talents. A love of reading morphed into a passion for writing. So, she began to pen a collection of poetry. Poetry became her escape when she was an adolescent. She wrote about her surroundings as well as young relationships. Those writings became the foundation for the author she is today.
Other talents revealed themselves along the way. This created a path to acting in stage plays, singing in talent shows, ballet dance recitals, performing in a school marching band and learning to do arts and crafts. With different forms of creativity, she was almost bursting at the seams. Never a dull moment!
For 34 years G has been married to her soul mate. They have been on a wonderful journey of love and laughter. They love to travel and form memories as they go. With the highs and lows of life, their bond grows stronger. They have a beautiful family including a daughter, son-n-law and a granddaughter.
G's published books- the bestseller ‘We Are Still Supposed To Be Slaves: The chronicles of being Black in America’ will be a multi-book series. It seeks to rehydrate the historical drought in America. The cookbook ‘Soul Food’s Road To Culinary Decadence’ shares the often unknown history behind some favorite recipes. Lastly, she is a co-author of the #1 bestseller book ‘The Blueprint: Making Boss Moves’ which gives an amazing collaborative insight from 11 women on what it takes to be a Girl Boss.
Look for G on Social Media platforms to stay current on book releases, podcast episodes, speaking engagements and book signings.
About her book
It is my goal to try to change the world one heart and one mind at a time by publishing written and verbal content that matters. My current published works reveal hidden Black History as well as advice to women in business. I am trying to provide a path to the direct connection from our ancestors’ past to our present. I consider Black History to be everyone’s American History. It is my belief that this history should be shared will all Americans. We all should know or want to know the past to prevent unwanted repeats in the present and the future.
I have a passion for history and people. The need in this country to provide assistance to the ‘have nots’ is at an extremely high level. I am looking to be part of the solution. I want to help those that struggle with day-to-day life. My vision of opening a campus that provides varying services for people in need will happen one day. My vision has a property that would include private rooms, a cafeteria for meals, employment, interview and job attire assistance, with medical and mental health services. Sometimes people just need a little help to get back to their normal lives.
In addition to my published books thus far, I also write Horror, Drama, and Comedy. I have a variety of interests and try to diversify my writings. I plan to reveal some of those other works in the future. I want to create a collection that can be enjoyed by all. I believe that most of us are not one dimensional. We have a variety of interests and tastes. All of that will be revealed as I continue to evolve as a writer and build my platform.
With all of my writer stuff going on, I’m also a self-proclaimed foodie. I love food. I love cooking for other people and watching them enjoy their food. I find treasure in the interactions shared with people during a meal. Often the purest form of a person appears when around the kitchen. I feel there’s no better way to show your love than to cook for someone. Cooking and eating provides the opportunity for connecting and bonding. It also nourishes the soul.
Many people didn’t know that as a young girl I had crippling stage fright. My mother taught me that the power was within me to do whatever I want to do in this world. She said that power sits dormant until I decide to unleash it. My stage fright was a huge problem since I was involved in the performing arts. I was always involved in stage plays, solo singing performances, dance recitals, marching school bands, and school chorus. All of that performing in front of audiences still didn’t fix my stage fright. Mom instilled in me that I was stronger and more fierce than my fear. My fear didn’t disappear overnight but the show had to go on. Her words allowed me to move forward with the things that I loved to do then as well as today.
My mother also gave me the greatest piece of advice that I have ever received. She told me “People are gonna talk about you whether it’s something bad or something good. Try to make it something good but that is not always within your control. Doing good is in the eye of the beholder.” Those words have always helped me. When dealing with the many negatives of the world, her words keep me grounded. With today’s Social Media, people can be cruel at times. It’s very easy to get caught up with the negatives. I don’t allow myself to go to that place. Mom was the most inspiring person that I have ever known. Without question. She spewed words of wisdom on the regular. I did not always understand that some of our conversations were not for that time but for me to use in the future. My Mother passed away when I was 22 years old. It is truly amazing the amount of life’s lessons that I learned from her in those 22 years.
Looking to 2023, I have interviews, book signings, speaking engagements and a new book to be released. I will continue the efforts to build my brand ‘G B Lynch’. I am working diligently to create name recognition. People, small companies and large corporations work hard and invest financially to create brand recognition. It’s an amazing thing when your brand is known globally. That is my goal. I am my brand. The efforts of today create the foundation of tomorrow.
Look for gblynch_author on the various Social Media platforms. These outlets will provide the most up to date information on new book releases, book signings, speaking engagements, etc. Also, check out the podcast ‘G B Lynch Author’ wherever you listen to podcasts.
I write urban fiction, urban romance/erotica, and poetry. I have been an author since April 2002 but I feel that I have been a writer all my life. I started writing poetry in 1999. That is when I discovered that I could do this thing called writing. In 2002, I attempted to write my first novel but never finished it, only writing a chapter. Without really knowing, I put the pen down and never picked it back up. It was in 2021, that I was encouraged to re-visit and finish the book. Once I completed it in 2021, I published the first book to my series called The Code Keepers Esha’s Side A in April of 2022. In August of 2022, I released my second book of the series called The Code Keepers Chris’ Side B. Then I followed up with my third book in this series called The Code Keepers ShonTay and the Fellas which was just published in December 2022. I have plans to write more books and even try writing in other genres. I also, plan to write and finish a poetry book in the near future.
About her book
The Code Keepers Series is about a group of young adults who grow up in a neighborhood with a past full of secrets and history. Iesha, Chris, ShonTay, Mike Mike, Tim, Jayron, and Shawn discover the secrets after one of their own is killed. This event leads them into other uncovered secrets that they were not prepared for. Some personal, some well-known to only a few. They had been training under the guidance of Ronte, Chris and ShonTay’s dad, and Coach Phil, Iesha’s dad, since they were kids. However, what they thought they were being trained for was only half of the story. The group stumbles into some secrets that have them discovering things from their past that have been buried. They learn along the way, from a few elders in the neighborhood, that they were trained to do so much more…to save their violent community.
Pyper Chanel is a self-published author based in Washington, DC. Always having a passion for reading, it wasn’t until a creative writing class in high school triggered her passion further into writing. Creating dozens of short stories and writing a movie, Pyper Chanel knew she could go far. In 2008, she tried her hand and wrote When the Smoke Clears. Friends loved the story and wanted to see more work from her. However, life came first and it wasn’t until 2021 that she published her fist novella.
Pyper Chanel loved creating characters that not only readers can identify with but jumped off the page to pull you in the story with them. She wants her readers to feel as if they are part of the page and can relate to the character in such a way that they can learn life lessons along the way in real life.
"This is where drama meets the page."
About Tangled Web 2: Blurred Lines
With everything back in place, Shanice and Riley think about to taking the high road and step into another world of business. Shanice finds out some devastating news about someone in her crew. The betrayal is unforgivable and worth a bullet. Can she really murder someone she holds dear in her heart?
With Shanice by his side, Asim is unstoppable. He wants Shanice to take a backseat and be the queen she’s intended to be. Will he be able to convince her that she is his most prized possession and needs to be protected at all costs? Or will it blow up in his face?
When a mysterious club owner starts snooping around, things get shaken up for all involved. Shanice is in his sights and he won’t stop until he has her right where she needs to be. What they don’t know is that he holds the key to everything.
Everything is intertwined causing lines to be blurred amongst friends and family. Will they be able to look past the treacherous betrayal? Or will all ties end in bloodshed?
FB: @PyperChanel (The Writerz Block)
Raised in Washington, D.C. and Prince George's County, Maryland, Jodaéa attended Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland, as well as Saint Paul's College in Lawrenceville, Virginia. She is also a Registered Nurse and Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc member.
Jodaéa began her literary journey in 2008, chronicling her past experiences. She says her inspirations come from recalling past experiences, adding an element of fiction, and a shocking twist, then let the stories write themselves! Every situation in her novels is based in fact, with fictional backstories. However, there is always a lesson to be learned in the end! Jodaéa's novels are cross-genre projects with drama, psychological terror, romance, and mystery elements. Her novels have been reviewed internationally in South Africa, India, and Palestine.
Jodaea explains, "I know my stories are interesting, entertaining, and insightful. My novels have stories within the story. Because most avid readers love instant gratification through literary escapes, my novels are quick reads. I don't employ useless trivia or insignificant narration to fill pages. I love to keep my readers pulled into my stories by appealing to their five senses. What are the characters feeling, tasting, smelling, hearing, and seeing? I try not to give the reader a chance to put my book down!"
2021 Author of the Year nominee by ACHI Magazine, Jodaéa is currently working on her fourth novel, set to be released soon. Additionally, her most beloved venture, the Novels By Jodaéa Individual Excellence Scholarship, will re-open its application process in January 2023!
A Best Laid Plan: Collateral Damage
Montgomery County Maryland detective Timothy "Coop" Cooper returns to the Bellingham Estates in Silver Spring, where he and Fiona McShane set out in a race against time on their separate pursuits of justice in the disappearance of Fiona's husband and luxury antique dealer, Dylan McShane. Their investigative journeys will take them on an emotional rollercoaster ride throughout the greater metropolitan area. From Montgomery County's elite social circles to Washington DC's sketchy nightlife, Coop and Fiona will soon realize ultimate justice may just be a matter of perspective!
𝗧𝗲𝗿𝗿𝘆 𝗪𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗡𝗼𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗸𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗺𝗲 𝗼𝗳𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗲𝘁𝘀 𝗵𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝘆 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝗼𝗲𝘁𝗿𝘆 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗽𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 $5 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗲𝗱 𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗮 𝗽𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗻𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗱 𝗕𝗲𝗻𝗻𝘆 𝗖𝗼𝗼𝗹𝗮𝗶𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽𝗲𝗱 𝗺𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗮 𝗷𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘁 𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗱𝗲𝗮𝗹 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗟𝗔'𝘀 𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗽𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗽𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗻𝘆 "𝗡𝗢 𝗕𝗥𝗔𝗞𝗘𝗦." The 𝗳𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿 2017, 𝗜 𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗺𝘆 𝗱𝗲𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝘂𝗿𝗯𝗮𝗻 𝗳𝗶𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗻𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗮 "𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝘂𝘀𝘁” (𝗟𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗕𝘆𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗚𝘂𝗻𝗗𝗶𝗲𝗕𝘆𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗚𝘂𝗻) 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝘀𝗼𝗹𝗲𝗹𝘆 𝗯𝗮𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝗰𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗺𝘆 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗼𝗹𝗱 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 10𝗸 𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻 its 1𝘀𝘁 𝘁𝘄𝗼 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵'𝘀. 𝗜'𝘃𝗲 𝗽𝘂𝘁 𝗺𝘆 𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘆 𝗜 𝗵𝗮𝗱 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗵𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘂𝗽 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗺𝘆 𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗽𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗻𝘆, 𝗚𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗧𝗮𝗹𝗲𝘀™️.
𝗚𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗧𝗮𝗹𝗲𝘀™️ 𝗣𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗽𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘀 100% 𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸
About his book, True 2 The Streets
It’s the beginning of the year and the streets don’t love nobody, especially those that run them. Drew and Penny had to learn that the hard way. Loyalty and trust is tested while respect is being earned through money and bloodshed. The code of ethics in the streets is to kill or be killed and not to show any emotions or fear. Lines are drawn, sides being taken while deals are being made. With a trigger-happy Drew and the brains from a smooth Penny, what will one sacrifice to keep his sanity and freedom? Will Drew and Penny prevail to kingpin status, or be sucked in for life from the very same infested streets that raised them? No matter what paths they take, the saying always remains the same, “You gotta be true 2 the streets!!!!”
KaNikki Jakarta whose name means “great writer” is the Inaugural Poet in Residence for Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association. She is an Award-Winning Performance Poet who has toured the US and the UK. KaNikki is the First Black Poet Laureate of Alexandria, Virginia, a 2022 Academy of American Poet Laureate Fellow, the author of three novels, two poetry collections, a memoir, a short story, poetry collection entitled ALABAMA GIRL, VIRGINIA WOMAN and the co-author of THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SELF HEALING VOLUME II. Mrs. Jakarta has been interviewed and featured in newspapers and magazines to include Alexandria Times, Alexandria Gazette, Patch, and Northern Virginia Magazines. She’s been featured on Podcasts, radio stations and TV stations to include NBC, WUSA9 and Comcast. She is the 2021 DMV Renaissance Female Mentor of the Year. She hosts #KaNikkiHarmony 1st Mondays Open Mic Night at Busboys and Poets Virginia and 2nd Wednesdays LIVE on Instagram where she presents #KaNikkiOnlive a piece and promotion open mic and spotlight platform on her Instagram page @kanikki_J. She facilitates a quarterly workshop entitled: WRITE LIKE A WOMAN in Alexandria, Virginia, a virtual, bi-monthly workshop entitled PREP TO PUBLISH, and offers MARKETING AND MANUSCRIPTS a virtual workshop for aspiring and published authors. She presents POETS AND PLATFORMS under the umbrella of a weekly, online womyn led artistic experience entitled KEEP THE MIC ON where she is the co-founder. If you think that something she says on the mic might change your life, you’re probably right.
Abou her book
Gathering from her experiences as a girl growing up in the south and becoming a woman in the north, KaNikki Jakarta invites readers to dig their hands into the soil of her southern roots and hold the harvest of northern fruit. ALABAMA GIRL, VIRGINIA WOMAN is a collection of short stories, poetry, KaNikki Quotes and haiku written to entertain, educate, inspire, and motivate the reader to manifest a life worth writing about.
For Booking: Contact Kecia James at email@example.com
Coach Ashley Blanshaw is originally from Brooklyn, New York. She is a singer, songwriter, music producer, solo music artist, motivation speaker, business coach, an activist and author, and talk show radio host. Her singing and solo music career started at the age of 4 or 5 years old and songwriting career started during her freshman year of high school. Ashley launched her music career during her college years. She is a bestselling author 5X of 20 books. Her talk show and radio show are: Worship Experience with Coach Ashley Blanshaw and Inspirational Time with Ashley Blanshaw.
Ashley is an activist and advocate for mental health awareness. She is in the process of becoming a mentor to people who struggle with mental health illness. She is founder of the #LoveYurself Campaign for mental health illness and became certified as a business coach in December 2021. What gives her strength is her spiritual connection with God, her faith in God and music connection. "Going through this mental illness battle for 22 years, I struggled with self-confidence and depression, but I realized that I have to encourage myself that I am beautiful, strong, empowered, more than a conqueror, a champion, a winner, overcomer, and survivor!!"
About The Chainbreaking Experience Anthology
This is the season where the chains are being broken!!!! God is breaking the chains that have been holding you bondage, trapped and captive. This is your winning season!!!!!!
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