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3 Winners will receive a paperback copy of The Friends and Family Connection: Get Unplugged by K. E. Mullins.
Chloe Daniels who is recently retired from the Navy lands a position as a property manager at a private held property management company, On-Time Management. At the company, she finds out managing property is not the only thing on the agenda. Chloe quickly becomes friends with Anita Johnston. Anita is an undercover Drug Enforcement Agent (DEA) who is hot on the trail of a known drug lord, Gabrielle. After being fired from the company, Chloe and Anita become closer while Chloe dedicates more time to her writing career. Gabrielle, a young attractive Latino is busy seducing the owner of the company and expanding her portfolio. She has everyone around her finger, the boss, his sister, and the drug cartel. After things begin to heat up, she quickly relocates to Washington, D.C. Once in D.C. she becomes reacquainted with her long, lost sister. While Chloe is off, an unexpected relative turns up, Ellen. Chloe and Ellen are first cousins, but they were more like sisters. During Chloe’s childhood she was molested by her mother’s ex-husband and it was Ellen’s goal to avenge her attacker. Upon Ellen’s visit, Chloe quickly discovers Ellen has an unforgivable secret. The story quickly unravels once Ellen is apprehended, the company falls apart, and Gabrielle’s twin sister begin working together. This story is a frank look at a young woman’s transition to the workforce after being in the military. She quickly finds out the civilian sector is full of complications and trials. Friends and Family are not trustworthy or always thinking in your best interest. Chloe discovers it is best to have a back-up plan in mind.
About the Author
K.E. Mullins is retired from the Navy and currently works as a Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) Instructor in Gainesville, Fl. She graduated from National University with an MBA in Finance and University of Central Florida with a Major in Marketing. Ms. Mullins is a Jacksonville, Florida native and has enjoyed reading and writing since her early childhood. She began her writing career while in the Navy by venturing into poetry. Her first poetry piece, “My One Last Cent,” was published in a literary journal, “Amistad” in 2007 at Howard University. Currently, Ms. Mullins has published a book of poetry, “Thinking Aloud: Dimensions of free-verse” and her fiction novels, “The Friends and Family Connection: Get Unplugged”, “In the Company of Strangers,” and, “Murder: Another Name for Revenge,” are all available on Amazon. Ms. Mullins is a regular contributor with Harness magazine, www.harnessmagazine.com. In addition to writing poetry, Kimberley has done spoken word venues in Urban Grind, Atlanta, GA, Busboys, and Poets in Washington, D.C., and the Thomas Center in Gainesville, FL.
** ** ** PRIZE #2 ** ** **
2 Winners will get a paperback copy of I Don’t Respect Your Politics: A look at the lack of Black Respect for American Politics! by Audreyanna Garrett.
I Don’t Respect Your Politics is a non-fiction book created to explain the lack of BLACK respect for American Politics. Written by millennial, social activist and psychology student and enthusiast Audreyanna Garrett, I Don’t Respect Your Politics aims to challenge the perception of all the wrongs we regard as “that’s just how it is” in America. I Don’t Respect Your Politics turns the light on conditioning, confronts irrational cultural ideals and white ignorance. I Don’t Respect Your Politics attempts to explain the impact of social, civil and political oppression on the Black psyche, through correlating systemic oppression, white privilege, respectability politics, injustice, racism, equality and equity. I Don’t Respect Your Politics hopes to challenge readers (and all engaged parties) to question their mindset and invoke desire to change the social construct of America for the better.
About the Author
Audreyanna Garrett is a poet, author, and writer from Houston, Texas. Audreyanna has been published for over 13 years with work in genres of self-help, fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Audreyanna has experience ghostwriting and has ghost-written internationally recognized literary work. Audreyanna established and contributed to three personal blogs over the years but only currently maintains two, including a Tumblr, that houses Audreyanna’s original poetry. Audreyanna has written articles and blog posts featured in (but not limited to) Teen Chic Magazine (online), Genre Urban Arts, and Real Black Love (RBL). Audreyanna currently contributes monthly blog posts solely to AudriDom, a psychology and self-help blog (www.audriwrites.com), AudriDom creatively and/or poetically expresses the importance of establishing and maintaining healthy relationships that foster spirits of self-acceptance, growth, and empowerment. “I often share what I like to call, “life lessons”, with the hope that someone else can grow and learn as I have.” -Audreyanna Garrett, MBA, MSP Audreyanna is working on getting articles and posts featured in/on Mental Health Magazines, Huff Post and other prominent psychology blogs. Audreyanna has received a BFA (Bachelors of Fine Art) in Dance, from Sam Houston. Additionally acquiring a Master of Business Administration, with a concentration in Global Management, and Masters of Science in Psychology. She is currently enrolled in a Psychology Ph.D. Program. Through Audreyanna’s work her motivation to encourage, support, spread love, and provoke conscious thought into the lives of many is very apparent. “The more I learn and grow, the more my readers get to learn and grow with me…”-Audreyanna Garrett, MBA, MSP
** ** ** PRIZE #3 ** ** **
All 5 Winners will get a paperback copy of The Bridgetower Sonata: Sonata Mulattica by Emmanuel Dongala (Author) Marjolijn de Jager (Translator)
In this vividly imagined historical novel, acclaimed Congolese author Emmanuel Dongala has focused his laser-sharp wit on the life and times of George Bridgetower, a young violin prodigy, who, at the age of nine, took the courtly world of 18th century Europe by storm–and surprise, given the youth’s unusual origins: for George was of mixed-race parentage, known in the parlance of the day as a mulatto. Though his opportunistic father and de facto manager was Barbadan and dark-skinned, while his mother was a Polish handmaiden in the Viennese court, this young virtuoso, proclaimed as the “Black Mozart,” was welcomed into the high society of Tout-Paris on the eve of the French Revolution. After he and his opportunistic father fled to England, George became a court favorite of the Prince of Wales where his fame spread widely across Europe. He eventually arrived in Vienna and became close friends with Ludwig Van Beethoven, but fell out of grace due to an errant remark about the composer’s love interest. Brimming with lively detail and dialogue and with cameo appearances from historical figures such as Thomas Jefferson, Joseph Haydn, William Herschel, and others.
About the Author
After his schooling in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, Emmanuel Dongala went to the United States where he earned a BA in Chemistry from Oberlin College and an MA from Rutgers University. He then went to France, where he was awarded a PhD in Organic Chemistry. Back in the Congo, he worked as a teacher and dean of Academic Affairs until 1998, when he was forced to leave after a bitter civil war. Helped by his friend, the writer Philip Roth, he now lives in the US. He taught chemistry at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, where he held the Richard B. Fisher Chair in Natural Sciences and led a seminar in African Francophone literature until his retirement in 2014.Dongala, now an American citizen, writes in French and has published a collection of short stories, a play, and six novels. His books have been translated into a dozen languages. His essays and articles have appeared in major French, African, and US newspapers including the New York Times. His novel Johnny Mad Dog, published in the USA in 2002, was selected by the Los Angeles Times Book Review as one of the best books of the year. The film made from the book was released in 2006. His novel, Photo de groupe au bord du fleuve (not yet translated into English) was published in 2010 and was named “best French novel of 2010” by the literary magazine LIRE. In 1999, Dongala received a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2003, he was awarded the Fonlon-Nichols Prize by the African Literature Association for “excellence in creative writing and for human rights and freedom of expression.”
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