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Interview - Sip & Flip Bookclub - 4/1/2021

Posted by Lordsheryl on April 20, 2021 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (5044)


Please take a look at my interview with Sip & Flip Book Club of NJ.  The founder Keya did a great job interviewing and I found it an enjoyable experience. 

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1619 Project Discussion-2/24/21

Posted by Lordsheryl on March 22, 2021 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (185)

I was enjoyed this discussion with Nikole Hannah-Jones.  The 1619 Project has really made an impact.


Thank you for registering for last night's online event with Nikole Hannah-Jones, Kimberlé Crenshaw, and Darren Walker.

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Jennifer Hudson and Mastercard

Posted by Lordsheryl on March 17, 2021 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (138)

No mountain can stop Black women business owners. Join Mastercard and @IAMJHUD – shop, share & support their businesses and start something #Priceless. Learn more:

You have to watch this video with Jennifer Hudson sponsored by MasterCard.  

Access to capital for business has always been key.

Women Create Summit - 2021

Posted by Lordsheryl on March 17, 2021 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (1)

This Summit is totally free and the line up of speakers looks awesome-

Book In A Month Challenge

Posted by Lordsheryl on March 18, 2016 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (117)

Starting March 1, 2016 I have been motivating myself to write more.  I have been using a Novel Writing Kit that includes cards and a 30 day journal.  The goal is to write everyday.  I like this;  it really helps you focus. Even though I get tired or frustrated because I miss the mark - I am not giving up. 

National Writers Union - Writers Conference

Posted by Lordsheryl on February 15, 2016 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (239)

I attended my first Writers Conference at the National Writers Union offices in NYC this weekend.  The timely topics included how to protect your work with copyrights and how to raise you social/online profile. 

Troy Johnson founder of the African American Literature Book Club also spoke.  Troy is a very supportive guy and he did my book review for African Venus and even came to my book signing.  Troy shared a wealth of information about finding your audience and encouraged other authors to work with each other to cross promote.  He also mentioned the importance of having your own website and how Facebook continutes to be a major player in book promotion.  He also pointed out when you advertise on Facebook people are making purchases via their Mobile devices.   

The other standout session for me was with Literary Agent - Jan Kardys.  She had lots of knowledge of what books will sell.  She has worked in the industry for many years and had two handouts that help authors focus.  One was - Components of a Novel worksheet - she stressed that she has to be IN LOVE with you book to pitch it to big publishers.  And that each component from plot, setting, climactic scenes and format has to be worked on to perfect a book.  She also gave out a Research Your Competiton worksheet that I thought was interesting.   

Their were aspiring writers and established author's in the room; some of whom have been featured in The New York Times.  I like meeting new authors like Morella Bynoe who is a Social Worker and saw the need to write a children' s book about self-image.  I also met Ellen Schnepel, Ph.D. who is a Applied Anthropologist who specializes in Creole Studies.  We had a great conversation about the Island of Guadeloupe; one of the settings in my story.  I look forward to meeting her again. 

One of my goals in 2016 is to finished the expanded version of African Venus.  Like many writers I face the challenge of moving my book from a 10,000 word Novella to a 50,000 or 60,000 word novel.  I was intimdated at 10,000 words.  I know one thing I am IN LOVE with this story and as Diana Ross & The Supremes sang "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" to keep me from doing this. 



2016 - Staying Joyful

Posted by Lordsheryl on February 9, 2016 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (6)

I am so excited for 2016. 

I believe it will be an amazing year for my book "African Venus" and my up coming sequel - "Venus Rising".

As I continue to finalize my 2nd installment I am actively promoting "African Venus" on Facebook and Twitter. 

I am gaining new followers on Kindle as well and trying Periscope.  All of these things have my head buzzing with ideas.




Schomburg Society

Posted by Lordsheryl on December 6, 2015 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (385)

It was a fun night at the Schomburg Center's 90th Anniversary Party on December 4th, 2015.  I enjoyed the atmosphere and the Unveiling Visions Exhibit - The Alchemy of the Black Imagination.  I also am supporting this great institution with a memebership.

Mammoth Tea - November 15, 2015

Posted by Lordsheryl on November 22, 2015 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (335)

I am a member of the the Empire State Federation of Women's Club., Inc.  This group focuses on scholarships and fundraising for Youth.  Our annual Mammoth Tea was held on November 15th, 2015.  We get together at a church and each club has a table with food and goodies.   I was happy to be on the program and read from my book. 


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