“As an ambitious, innovative and creative leader at work, my goal is to inspire and challenge urban women and youth to dream beyond disparities and to encourage them to not only dream but follow through to achieve them. From a young age I have always known that my experiences could be used to encourage and lend a voice to those who have been exposed to similar trials and set backs of urban life.
Recognized by my peers as the “Dream Builder,” building up others and mentoring has become my passion. Through writing my hope is to connect with the urban community in ways traditional urban novels and stories have missed; connecting, building up, and giving a message of hope and prosperity.
Graduate of Judson University with earned Bachelors in Science & Mathematics. I was recognized as a campus leader and a collegiate athlete. Upon graduation, went back to school to become a Registered Nurse and earned Masters in Healthcare Informatics.”
About her book, La La Ladybug and the Care Crew:
A magical children’s series filled with handed down wisdom, unexpected adventure, unity and love. La La ladybug shares the magic of life lessons learned from her nana with her friends throughout River Woods. Tag along with La La Ladybug as she uses her magic shoes and the help of the Care Crew to inspire and encourage the hearts of friends.
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UBAWA's Top 100 Authors is an annual list published at the end of every year to celebrate the many talented authors whose work often goes unnoticed. Congratulations to the following authors below who were nominated and chosen by readers as UBAWA'S Top 100 Authors of 2016.
UBAWA'S Top 100 Authors of 2016 will be published in the 11th issue of the UBAWA Magazine and featured in the next edition of Who's Who in Urban Literature. If no one else takes the time out to recognize the hard work that many independent authors put in day-to-day, we will. It's been our mission and commitment since 2010 and we are happy that you and thousands of others can join us in giving these authors their props.
Christine Pauls, a Delawarean, born and raised in the city of Wilmington is an independent author. Her first novel, To Begin Again, based on her own life, was published in April of 2012. Her second, a novella, titled Belinda's Song, a heart-wrenching tale of a six-year-old child's life events, into adulthood, after her mother's murder, was released in August of 2015. At this time, she is working on her third novel, One Good Thing which will focus on the emotional rollercoaster of two families who will become intertwined in a web of secrets that will have to come to the surface in order for a healing to take place. This novel will be released in 2017. Christine has been in the field of Finance over thirty years, currently an Accountant in the Banking industry. She is the youngest of twelve siblings, mother of two daughters, and has three grandchildren. You can find her books on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and E-Book devices. They are also in two branch locations of her hometown's public library, and Mejah Bookstore in Claymont, Delaware.
About her book
Belinda lived a troubled life. A mother who sold her body and used heroin was murdered at the youthful age of twenty-seven, leaving her six-year-old daughter a ward of the state of Louisiana. Being tossed to and fro from one foster home to the next, Belinda is placed with John and Victoria Brittingham. These people are who any child would be overjoyed to live with and have as parents. A beautiful home, a room of there own, new clothes and toys would be a dream come true. But what lies behind the walls of this house is hardly what little Belinda dreamed of, and she will find out in the worse way, the secrets it harbors.
About her book
Leah aka LeLe is a bartender and poet whose strict religious and abusive upbringing at the hands of her father Pastor F.A. Palmer creates a heartless killer who uses the seven deadly sins as justification. Kandi is the book smart girl who sells her body to pay for college and to afford the expensive labels she desperately craves. She is hell bent on forgetting the meager means in which she grew up and will do anything to ensure that she never returns to the projects. Charlie aka CeCe is the conceited, self-centered master stylist who believes in by any means necessary to succeed and keep her salon "UpGrade" ahead of the competition. Janelle aka Nelly is a teacher by day and a party animal by night. Her love of men and sex is all about living the life she chooses until a man she rejected decides to make her pay. Lives are shattered as these friends find themselves Slipping in the Darkness.
After praying and seeking the Lord, his first series, Undercover Deacon was brought to life. Since then he has written “Temptation Has a Price” and “Never Letting Go,” which all have been on the top 20 list of Amazon’s best sellers list in Christian fiction.
Andre is a born- again Christian whom people have constantly spoken over his life by telling him that he is highly favored by God and there is a calling on his life. He loves writing Christian fiction and hopes his books will touch the hearts and soul of its readers. He looks forward to one day seeing his books become a stage play or short movie. He also looks to one day branching out and writing in other genres.
About his book
Destini is from sunny California and thought she met the man of her dreams named Kendrick Campbell who was from Philadelphia. She thought he would love her forever and be the answer to her prayers. They would soon get married moving back to Philadelphia. What could go wrong with having the perfect husband who is an Elder of the Church and loves the Lord?
After moving away from family and friends, little did Destini know that her young life would take a turn into the abyss of pure Hell. The man she married would soon become her tormentor making each day a living nightmare.
Fearing for her life, she is torn between staying because of the two kids they have together and saving her own life. Trapped with nowhere to go she is forced to carry on the façade of a happy marriage until she is driven to the breaking point. All she can do now is pray for serenity through the storm. Will Destini survive or will Kendrick be the death of her?
Tanisha Renee Gladney, aka Tee Renee, a native of Oakland, CA, mother of three handsome boys, and self-proclaimed "Jill of All Trades," fell in love with writing and telling stories as a little girl. Her mother says that ever since she could talk, Tee Renee would give you every detail of the story instead of just giving you the highlights like most people do. Her first try at public writing was a poem she wrote for a Black History program in high school and she has been hooked ever since. Through the years Tee Renee has been involved in writing by helping people with various writing projects, lending her literary skills to Swag Magazine CA, FORMation Magazine and literaryjewelsonline.com, as a contributing writer, interviewer and editor, and blogging on a variety of subjects. After years of keeping ideas, story lines and characters in her head and heart, Tee Renee has finally decided to share this gift with the world. As an avid reader herself, she thrives for the kind of story that makes you feel like you are right there with the characters and that is exactly the kind of feeling she intends to give to her readers through her projects. A brand new author to the literary world, she is extremely excited about sharing her imagination with the world. Her first series, Neighborhood Kandii, gives you a glimpse of what’s to come. In her spare time Tee Renee enjoys cuddling up with a good book, watching movies, and spending time with her loved ones. Her life’s mantra is ‘To love hard, live everyday as if it was your last, and laugh until you can no longer breathe’!
About her book, I’m Free: 30 Days to a Stress Free Life
We all experience stress, sometimes every day of our lives! But the good part is we don’t have to! There are ways to overcome the things that have kept you bound, allowing you to go through life carefree. Follow me on this short ride as we take a journey on how stress affects our lives and how we can make it go away.
Chamel Jackson is the Founder and Owner of "Breaking It Down with C. Jackson," a company focused on empowering teens to make an informed decision about sexual activity through the stories of others - with an emphasis on celibacy until marriage. She has experience teaching youth and adults about sexual topics. She resides in Memphis, Tennessee where she is also an educator and a part of the Prophetic Dance Ministry at her church.
About her book
In W.A.I.T. - Women and Intimate Tales, you will read first-hand accounts from women about a HOT topic…SEX!
Eleven women candidly and transparently discuss matters such as their first time, why some are choosing to wait, and what sex means to them - all in an effort to help YOU make an informed decision about sex.
Come on! You know you want to learn more! What is the story behind the pleasure? Delve in to the good, the bad, and the ugly of sex - while you WAIT!
Dominique recently introduced her readers to a new series featuring Detective Scarlett Fry.
Dominique is also the founder of Diamond M’Press. She spends a lot of time mentoring authors and writers through her literary agency, which can be found at
Dominique was voted as AAMBC Author of the Year in 2014.
She was also the owner of PEN’Ashe Literary Magazine from 2012-2016.
Dominique can be found on Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and Instagram.
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About her book
Someone’s out for blood…
Detective Scarlett Fry is back in the highly anticipated follow up to Murder for Justice. Scarlett Fry has finally taken a vacation with her husband but somehow murder seems to follow her.
Away in southern Spain at the Cabana Resort, a couple is found dead. The locals can’t seem to figure out what has happened but it definitely looks like foul play. With no jurisdiction, Scarlett quickly gets back to her reason for the trip and forgets about the case…so she thinks.
Back in San Diego, Fry and Carr are handed a case. A missing person?
A father is found dead in his car. His wife and son are missing. There’s no foul play but something just doesn’t seem right. Eventually Scarlett’s time in Spain catches back up with her and she quickly learns that she’s hunting a man out for blood.
When revenge is best served cold, Scarlett and her team will do anything to bring this mother and son home safely.
Follow Detective Scarlett Fry in ‘Hunted’ as she travels across state lines to catch a heartless killer. A story with twists and turns you never saw coming.
Stepping into her teenaged years, she began to notice the books she was reading did not depict the environment around her, thus a writer was born. The nickname Prince came about from classmates, due to Zane being very popular around the time and dubbed the Queen of erotica. Zane's steamy stories were making their way across the hands of her classmates, so Kendra Spencer at the tender age of fourteen was inspired to write her own vivid sex scenes. While the nickname is derived from a young adults standpoint Kendra Spencer still strives to be known one day as a major heavy hitter in the erotic fiction genre. When Prince is not reading or writing you can find her working with individuals that have developmental disabilities or engaged in a semi-professional women’s football game where she is a proud athlete #33 of the Cincinnati Sizzle (USWFL 2016 Champions).
About her book
Playing Games is a lesbian love triangle in which Ronnie a stud is caught between love and lust. On one hand she has a young feisty fem by the name of Kenni. On the other hand, lust from a beautiful older woman is throwing itself in the most provocative way possible at Ronnie. What’s a young stud to do but play the game and see who wins?
Life is short and T saw firsthand how playing games can be hazardous to one's health. However, a charming, polished, witty, not to mention handsome stud such as T has always juggled a team of women to cater to her every and any sexual desire. So, what could one woman honestly do for a player that multiple can't?
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