Monday, July 30, 2012

Author of the Week: Kevin Wayne Johnson

A&RBC: How did you become a writer?
Kevin: I began writing articles for my job in 1995. Then, I was led to "Write
for the Lord."

A&RBC: What inspired you to write your books?
Kevin: I wanted to share the gospel in a manner other than preaching or
speaking as I normally do.  For example, this year I will preach the gospel on four continents. Writing books allows me to reach even more people.

A&RBC: What do you enjoy most about writing?
Kevin: It is therapeutic and relaxing. That's what I love most.

A&RBC: What are you hoping readers take away from your books?
Kevin: This book is intended as a resource to everyone who desires to read it, as a means to establish, acknowledge and/or strengthen their personal relationship with God. It is one of many channels whereby God’s Word must be spread throughout this world. Jesus said, “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me” (John 12:32). Within its six chapters, there are twenty-three specific thought-provoking strategies that encourage and challenge each of us to Give God the Glory!
A&RBC: Most writers have a process or method for writing their books, what is yours?    
Kevin: None in particular. I write when I have free time.

A&RBC: Where can readers find your books?
Kevin: This entire series of bestselling Christian books are available everywhere that Christian books are sold to include any book and Bible store, Christian Bible stores, your local Christian book store and Christian book shop, your favorite book and Bible store, Christian book stores, a local Christian store, Christian stores online, Christian superstore, a Christian book fair, on line Christian bookstores, Christian Bible stores, your local church store, church stores, family Christian stores, family Christian bookstore, gospel store, gospel stores, Jesus store, Jesus bookstore, religious store, religious stores, the Bible store, religious book shop, religious gift shop, religious library, religious book store, religious book stores, religious book and Bible house, and the full service book stores including Barnes and Noble, Borders, Books-A-Million, B. Dalton, and Walden Books.
Also, this series of great Christian and inspirational books are available through your Christian library, Christian catalog,, Google Book Search Program, Barnes and, and They are distributed to the marketplace by STL Distribution of North America, Black Christian Book Distributors, LLC, Baker and Taylor, and Ingram.

A&RBC: How has your writing impacted you personally?
Kevin: It promotes growth and development. As a non-fiction writer, I study,
research, and mediate often during and after I write.

A&RBC: Are you currently working on any projects and if so, can you give us a sneak peek?   
Kevin: Yes, our books are up to six languages. Having them translated and printed takes time. Also, I will be preparing our next book in the series soon: Called to be Light in the Workplace - A Workbook.

A&RBC: What is the best advice you can give to an aspiring writer?
Kevin: Stick to it and finish your book. That's the only way to feel that you have accomplished your goal!

A&RBC: Where your readers find you?
Kevin: My readers can find me via my website or email at or

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About The Book

Book #1 (REVISED EDITION) in the Give God the Glory! series challenges its readers to desire a closer relationship with God. In doing so, our connection to, and relationship with, Him unleashes the power that is needed to fulfill one's divine purpose. This book, now in its fifth printing, shares several important messages regarding worship including how to be a praise and worship leader, praise and worship and is ranked amongst the top worship books in its category. It is written for the Christian and non-Christian alike. Author, teacher, and ministry leader Kevin Wayne Johnson enthusiastically embraces God's Word for his life and, through the words of his subtitle, encourages his readers to Know God and Do the Will of God as it relates to their lives. Reading this powerful and life changing book will answer the reader's specific questions or concerns such as "Lord heal my hurt," "Lord I want to be whole," "How great are you Lord," and "Lord heal my hurts." This book is systematically divided into two parts, with three chapters each. Throughout the 163 pages, readers will learn that you have potential, you have what it takes, He did this for you and He did this just for you. That is, God loves us so much that He gave His son Jesus to ensure our victory in this world. Supported by the Scriptures throughout, the central theme of each chapter focuses on specific biblical principles that challenge and encourage each of us to Give God the Glory!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Author of the Week: Chanel L. Howard

A&RBC: How did I become a writer?
CHANEL: Writing started back in junior high school when I use to write poems to friends and before I knew it I was asked to write poems for everyone. Seeing its impact over the years that it had on others convinced me to take it a step farther and in 2007 I did releasing my first Title "Starvation Exploration of A Woman".
A&RBC: What motivate me to write books?
CHANEL: My first two titles "Starvation" and "Hibernation" where both inspired by the lives and characters of women. Although women was my initial focus, overtime witnessing and observing life's struggles and overcoming many obstacles is what motivates me to continue to write.
A&RBC: What do I enjoy most about writing?
CHANEL: I enjoy how its expression creates a reaction. I enjoy its outlet and how it not only allows people to connect but how it can leave room to where we can all relate.
A&RBC: What do I hope readers take from my books?
CHANEL: Certain titles create motivation and courage. Some may create sadness, laughter or an imagination, but overall I would like for readers to find enjoyment in reading my titles.
A&RBC: What's my favorite genre to write?
CHANEL: Poetry may have started out as a hobby but it is my favorite genre to write. I love how it can be an airy deep that creates curiosity. And no matter its style theirs no wrong or right way a person can perceive it.
A&RBC: Most writers have a specific method or process what's mine?
CHANEL: I'm more of a freehand writer I write according to either what I see or feel at one particular time or another. So there's no method or process I use when writing I simply write off of emotion.
A&RBC: Where can readers find my titles?
CHANEL: Readers can find or purchase my titles at my website
A&RBC: What's something that I want readers to know about me?
CHANEL: That writing is not just a hobby or an outlet of mine it's an art a passion.  I love how people hear with their hearts and feel with their minds.

About The Book
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Do you know what women hide from or more importantly why? Have you noticed the hurt women carry? How about the reason behind why so many women has lowered their standards?

Hibernation is a book of poetry and short stories about what we as women hide. Telling us to be strong emotionally society has numbed us to our own pain, forcing us to forgive and forget.

It seems as though society has paved our role. Shoving an image of perfect to where women have began to question who they are. Doubting themselves to often for far too long.

 We have all walked the same miles just in different shoes. Been the same places just at different times and even shed the same tears just with a different face. Come out of Hibernation!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Winner Announced!

Our June Series and Sequels Giveaway Winner


Minolta White

Author of the Week: Tiana Washington

  1. How did you become a writer?  I have actually been writing for years.  Since I was a kid in elementary school.  But I became a published author first through Tate Publishing, when their advert popped up one day while I was leaving messages on My Space.  I sent them my work, being my kid book, and they loved it.  From there, I wanted to see where my other books could take me. 

  1. Since your inspiration for your books comes from your dreams, how do you know which dreams to pursue for your writing?  Wow.  The dreams that I have that are extremely vivid and real with characters that are appealing and life like are the dreams that I usually bring to life in my books.

  1. Are there any topics off limits when it comes to your writing?  Well since I write for adults and kids, I don't want to cross the line when it comes to my books.  I don't write for young adults, so the topics that I choose for my adult books are strictly adult materials.  So I have no limitations on what I choose to write about. 

  1. What are you hoping readers take away from your books?  Well with my kid book, Shanna's Lost Ribbon, I want little girls of color to see that there are books that show just how beautiful, funny, charming and smart they are.  And as for my adult novels, I want readers to take with them the versatility of my books.  The passion, love, desire, sensuality, darkness and heat of my words.  And especially the characters.  I want readers to fall in love with the characters of Camden and Crescent Sun, and their stories.

  1. Is there one type of genre you enjoy writing more so than another? If so, why?  I can't say that I enjoy writing one genre over another because my dreams differ so much.  If I have a naughty vampire dream, or a suspenseful dream, romantic dream or a dream that would make an excellent kid story, than that's what I focus on to make the dream into a fantastic story. 

  1. Most writers have a process or method for writing their books, what is yours?  I honestly do not have a process of any kind.  I just write what I can remember from dreams and pray that I can make a story out of it.

  1. Where can readers find your books?  Well readers can find my books in several locations.  Including my personal website,,,,,,, and

  1. What is something that you want your readers to know about you?  I try so hard to never take anything serious.  I'm a true goofball.  I love to laugh and make people laugh. 

  1. Are you currently working on any projects and if so, can you give us a sneak peek?  I am actually working on the sequel to my vampire romance novel, Crescent Sun, but I'm sorry I cannot give any sneak peeks just yet.  What I can say is that it will be a cannot put down sort of book just like the first one.

  1. What is the best advice you can give to an aspiring writer?  Write, write and write some more.  Don't be afraid to have your work critiqued or have honest feedback from anyone reading your work, because what you may think is going to be a best-seller could be a total let down. 

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About The Book
When beautiful thirty-five-year-old Leelee Markum decides to change her life and move from Atlanta to Maine, she doesn't anticipate how much it will turn her world upside down. She wants more out of life...and she wants her mother out of her business! When she starts her new position at Vlord Enterprises, falling for her boss is the last thing she could have expected to do. He is like no other man she has ever met in her life-intriguing, brooding...and devilishly handsome. Rich, handsome, arrogant, and powerful, Thayne Vlord isn't interested in finding a woman to share his life with; he's already loving his new life and won't dare fall for any woman. He's not willing to share his dark secret with anyone. Fleeing his village and keeping his past behind him was all that mattered...or so he thought....