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Deliah Lawrence

It’s A Book Thing Presents: An Interview with Shannon Wilkerson, author of Girl Go For It! The Single Black Woman’s Blueprint to Living Life Fearlessly
September 18th, 2023

Author’s Bio: Shannon Wilkerson, a native Washingtonian, is an author and book strategy and productivity coach. She has dedicated her career to helping other women to be successful in their endeavors and has built a business around the premise that, with the right tools, anyone can succeed personally and professionally. Shannon enjoys solo travel, journaling and playing with her two children.  Deliah Lawrence: What inspired you to write your book? Shannon Wilkerson: I was inspired by the need that I saw among single black women, through watching interviews, having conversations and observation.... Continue Reading

September 18th, 2023
It’s A Book Thing Presents: An Interview with Rita A. Gordon, author of 30 DAYS IN BELFAST
September 4th, 2023

Author’s Bio: Rita Gordon is a California native living in the Bay Area and a San Francisco State University graduate. As an emerging voice in the contemporary romance genre, Rita brings a fresh perspective to storytelling. Inspired by the power of love and the beauty of cultural exploration, her writing captures the essence of human emotions, leaving readers spellbound with each page turn.  In addition to writing, Rita is an avid reader and has amassed an extensive collection of books that fill the rooms of her house. When not reading and writing, she travels, draws flower designs for her coloring... Continue Reading

September 4th, 2023
A Review of Snatched (Vanished Book 1) by Michael Arches
August 31st, 2023

This is the first time I’m reading anything by Michael Arches. The book cover and the title immediately drew me in. So, let’s meet Athena Kazan, a former Cheyene federal prosecutor who was shot in the head when she came upon a cash exchange between Wyoming’s Attorney General and Dominique Santiago, the daughter of a drug cartel leader. Athena was maimed (wears a glass eye and walks with a limp) and is now in witness protection in Colorado because Dominique’s father has a huge bounty on her head to prevent her from testifying against his daughter.  Fast forward and Athena (now Christina... Continue Reading

August 31st, 2023
It’s A Book Thing Presents: An Interview with Maurice W. Dorsey, author of So Many Angels
August 21st, 2023

Author’s Bio: Maurice is the author of five books: Businessman First, Remembering Henry G. Parks, Jr., 1916-1989, Capturing the Life of a Businessman Who Was African American, A Biography, 2014; From Whence We Come, 2017; Of Time and Spirit, a Tribute to My Father, 2020; Zelma’s Aphorisms, Old School Wisdom, Instructive, Inspirational, Hilarious to Outrageous, 2022; and So Many Angels, 2023. His books are biographical in nature, highlighting the lives of key protagonists in his life.  He is also a character in each of his books.  His writing goals have been to remember, honor, appreciate... Continue Reading

August 21st, 2023
It’s A Book Thing Presents: An Interview with Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman, author of The Summoning of Black Joy
August 7th, 2023

Author’s Bio: Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman, Ed.D. is a cultural curator with over 20 years of applied experience transforming places into arts and educational spaces. She is award-winning performance artist Khadijah Moon, and a multi-genre writer who is a producing playwright and filmmaker. She is currently the 2023 Poet Laureate of Prince George’s County, MD. She is founder of Liberated Muse Arts Group.   She would love to have the superpower of invisibility. So, she could protect and navigate spaces to save people without capture.   Deliah Lawrence: What inspired you to write your... Continue Reading

August 7th, 2023
A Review of Intrigued by Z.L. Arkadie
July 31st, 2023

This is the first time I’m reading anything by Z.L. Arkadie.  So, let’s meet the Christmases, a powerful and rich family full of secrets, lies, and deep dark secrets. Bryn Christmas invited Holly Henderson, an investigative reporter and her college roommate to write an investigative story about her family. That meant interviewing Bryn and her three brothers: Jasper, the oldest brother; Asher, Bryn’s twin brother; and Spencer, the quintessential playboy. Then there is Randolph, their elderly father who is stashed away in his sick bed…dying and the mystery of his much younger wife Amelia’s death.  The... Continue Reading

July 17th, 2023

Author’s Bio:  Pamela D. Beverly resides in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and has been writing for almost as long as she has been living. She enjoys reading, working out, watching TV, learning new languages, which she has been doing since the pandemic, and traveling, which she HAS NOT been doing much of since the pandemic. This is her fourth novel.  Deliah Lawrence: What inspired you to write your book? Pamela D. Beverly: I originally wrote my book under another title years ago. I attempted to obtain an agent and was told that she didn’t feel that strongly about my manuscript.... Continue Reading

It’s A Book Thing Presents: An Interview with Suzette Riddick, author of Finally Yours
July 3rd, 2023

Author’s Bio: Suzette Riddick is a wife, mother and nurse practitioner who enjoys writing about imperfect people finding perfect love. She is an Amazon Best-Selling Author and featured in USA Today ~ Happy Ever After. A native of Philadelphia, PA, Suzette loves to travel, read and she’s addicted to Chanel parfum. To learn more about Suzette visit her website at  Deliah Lawrence: What inspired you to write your book?  Suzette Riddick: Finally Yours is the third book in my Lawrence Family Series. I wouldn’t necessarily say I was inspired, but rather motivated to complete... Continue Reading

A Review of The Tycoon’s Revenge (Baby For The Billionaire Book One) by Melody Anne
June 30th, 2023

This is the first time I’m reading anything by Melody Anne. So, let’s meet Derek Titan, a billionaire and shrewd businessman who is hell bent on seeking revenge on his childhood sweetheart, Jasmine Freeman who broke his heart ten years ago. Derek grew up on the poor side of town and fell head over heels for Jasmine who was from the wealthiest family in town. But a misunderstanding and the cruelty of Jasmine’s father’s lies sabotaged the relationship unbeknownst to Derek and Jasmine.   For many years, Derek succeeded in business but held a grudge against Jasmine and her father for destroying... Continue Reading

It’s A Book Thing Presents: An Interview with Debbie Stokes, author of The Stranger He Knew
June 19th, 2023

Author’s Bio: Debbie Stokes was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She has always had a desire to be a published author of a fiction novel, but fear stopped her. She often shares how her story ideas come to her in her dreams, and how she jumps up to write them down. Finally, one day, she pushed past her fear and allowed her vision to come to past. She is now a published author, and The Stranger He Knew is her first book.  Debbie is a former CEO, blogger, and interviewer for her previous women’s empowerment blog called, 3 Women Voices, where she shared empowering stories of how people... Continue Reading