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Works of Local Chicago Authors- Black History Month Showcase

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Happy Friday visionaries! What better way to celebrate Black History Month than by introducing my readers (you guys):) to some of Chicago’s very own women authors and History makers in the making? First of all let me also remind everyone that February is also Women History, Chinese New Year and the opening of The Olympic Games! There’s so many worthy and historical causes happening during the month of February and as a woman and African-American, I chose to pay tribute to those past visionaries by sharing works of deserving folks right here in Chicago.

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Yvonne Randle and Evette Collins are two charismatic authors who met as members of the Hurston-Hughes Writing Ministry. The two women teamed up to pen their inspirational and self-improvement relationship book, “The Secret to Creating Loving Relationships.” To pick up a copy visit the website at www.24-karatlove.homestead.com


Ms. Marcie Hill is a favorite among the Chicago elite group of writers and authors and is highly regarded in Social Media. Her latest book for writers and bloggers that is touted to become an educational resource for schools, libraries and other businesses, is “62 Blog Posts to Overcome Blogger’s Block”. Visit amazon.com to pick up your Kindle edition http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D9Q1R4A

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Evelyn Cogdell is one of my favorite local authors. She modestly pens Romance Novels that sizzles with a Christian theme of what true love between the sheets really looks likes. A great interviewer, Evelyn latest interview is with Author and Playwright Crystal Rhodes. Read it here: http://voices.yahoo.com/renowned-playwright-succeeds-as-author-12524038.html

No, I don’t have another book at the moment, but while you’re waiting 🙂 you can read my latest poem here -http://voices.yahoo.com/a-matter-perception-12521027.html

Finally and believe me I didn’t realize how many great writers I knew, right here in Chicago! Can you imagine those I don’t? Anyway, up last are four women authors (diversity!) consisting of Michelle Duster, great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells, Cynthea Liu, Jen Cullerton Johnson and Trina Satira who formed MuseWrite by and for women of change. Their anthology in honor of First Lady Michelle Obama is called First Lady Depiction and due out in mid February. One of my poems, “Brown Girl Challenge” was chosen for inclusion. You can visit their website here-http://www.mldwrites.com/MIchelle_s_Bio.html.

This is a peek into some of what The Windy City has to offer by way of literary contributions. Please support these wonderful authors and feel free to share input on creatives in your city that you feel people really should know.

Enjoy your weekend!

Book Review-Out From The Depths Of Pain

“Nearly 74% of Americans personally know someone who is, or has been a victim of Domestic Violence”-Allstate Foundation National Poll on Domestic Violence,2006, Liberman Research Inc.

Initially, Leah thought David, a kind and considerate man. He was an upstanding Senator in the community, well known & liked. All of her friends assumed they’d make the perfect couple, well, nearly all. Tamar, Leah’s best friend, had her doubts. The two married 2 years after meeting as volunteers at Habitat For Humanity.
Leah’s aunt whispers “You’ve just made the biggest mistake of your life.” On the honeymoon, Leah was beaten and made to sleep nearly naked on the floor of their glorious suite,while David Lee slept soundly underneath 500 thread Egyptian sheets…

What’s to become of Leah? How can she protect her child? How can she keep her family from finding out? Chrisean Meyer is a police officer. He’s seen it all before- his sister was a victim of domestic abuse. Will Chrisean be able to show Leah a different kind of love? Will she even allow him into her life?

Out From The Depths Of Pain is a work of fiction that deals with everyday situations, while exploring romantic and responsible Christian relationships. It’s a book well worth the read…

To learn more about Yvonne Miles Levert and to purhase a copy of Out From The Depths Of Pain,visit http://www.outfromthedepthsofpain.com and http://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore.

This book was sent by the author to clara54 for review. No profit was made from this review…