Monday, February 05, 2007


Sweetheart Book Release Party

If you missed it, you missed a really good time. Please check out the article and picture posted today at

In fact, Amani Publishing is pleased to announce the "How I Met My Sweetheart, Too" writing contest. That's right, we're doing it again. This time we're looking for at least twenty (20) stories to publish from aspiring authors. Stories may be 2 - 6 pages long and double-spaced using a Times New Roman 12-point font (Please include a biography and a head shot with entry). The deadline for all entries to be emailed to
is July 31, 2007.

Thursday, February 01, 2007


Amani Publishing Newsletter

February 2007

Celebrate Black History Month!

Welcome to the blog newsletter sponsored by Amani Publishing. A company based on faith, hope, and love. Please visit: for more information.

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Here are the books that I managed to read last month. I had some down time so I tried to set a record at the beginning of the year. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to keep up this pace but it was fun while it lasted:

Beyond the Ashes, Deborha Parham (1)
Genre: Christian fiction
Rating: 4
This story chronicles the life of Sohni Vessels and her six sisterfriends in their quests for love. Centered around Serendipity Baptist Church, it’s a testament to faith.

Diary of a Mistress, Miasha (2)
Genre: Fiction
Rating: 4
In this novel, Monica counts her husband, Carlos, as a blessing until she receives a diary in the mail. But will she believe him or the one proclaiming to be his mistress?

Grooming Him for Her, NeCee (3)
Genre: Fiction
Rating: 4
Debut author, NeCee hits us with a story so hot that she had to put a “caution” sign on the front cover. You’ll be well pleased with this quick read.

I Say A Little Prayer, E. Lynn Harris (4)
Genre: Fiction
Rating: 5
This best selling author is back with another sexy, shocking, and satisfying tale exploring some timely issues surrounding the church.

My Soul to Keep, Elissa Kyle (5)
Genre: Fiction
Rating: 5
This book is a beautiful collection of short love stories guaranteed to warm even the coldest heart. They’re all written by one of my favorite self-published authors.

So You Call Yourself a Man, Carl Weber (6)
Genre: Fiction
Rating: 4
This story chronicles the lives of three lifelong best friends who really shouldn’t call themselves men.

Tangerine, Marilynn Griffith (7)
Genre: Christian fiction
Rating: 4
Tangerine is the juicy sequel to Pink. This time the author takes on the tale of a married couple who’s been separated for the last fifteen years due to unfortunate circumstances.

The Preacher’s Son, Carl Weber (8)
Genre: Fiction
Rating: 5
This New York Times best selling author shares another explosive church drama with his fans. It should be titled the “Preacher’s Son, Daughter, and Wife.”

Sweetheart Book Release Party
For “How I Met My Sweetheart”
Friday, February 2, 5:30 pm.
McLean Community Center, Tallahassee

African American Read In Chain
Sunday, February 4, 3:00 p.m.
Wakulla County Library Radio Interview
Friday, February 9, 12:00 p.m.
Host Vincent Edwards

Barnes & Nobles Bookstore “Romance Authors”
Saturday, February 10, 1:00 p.m.
With Irma Clark, Marianne LaCroix, and Marilynn Griffith

FAMU Campus Bookstore
Friday, February 16, 11:00 a.m.
With Irma Clark and Marilynn Griffith

Catherine M. Wright’s Book Release Party
For “Oh, God, What Have I Done?”
Saturday, February 17, 11:00 a.m.
Restoration & Praise Christian Center, 1098 Paul Russell Road

Podcast Interview with Yvonne Perry
Thursday, February 22, 3:00 p.m.

Local AA Authors Day Program
Saturday, February 24, 12:00 p.m.
Amen-Ra’s Bookshop, Tallahassee
Featuring at least a dozen African-American authors and a natural hair presentation by

Do you have a book in you?
Let me help you get it out in three months. Publishing packets starting as low as $1,000 (includes free copies and marketing plan). Make this the year that you make your dreams come true.

Capital City Chamber of Commerce meets on the 4th Monday of each month.
American Business Women's Association meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month.
Tallahassee Writer's Association meets on the 4th Thursday of each month.

See ya next month on the web…

Barbara Joe Williams, Owner
Amani Publishing, P. O. Box 12045, Tallahassee, FL 32317
850-264-3341 phone
Call me now!

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