Welcome to the first annual Black History Month Hop hosted by Reflections of a Bookaholic and Mocha Girls Read a month long blogging event which focuses on giving black authors, books, and those who support them a month in the spotlight.
For the third week of the hop we have a few things planned for you. What’s a hop you ask? At the bottom of each post you will find a list of other sites participating in the hop. This way you can easily hop from one blog to another.
Weekly Topics for the Black History Month Hop
1st – 7th Black History Month Giveaway Hop
2nd – 4th Around Town
5th – 11th The Business of Black Books
12th – 18th Black Love
19th – 25th Black Books
26th – 29th The Best of…
We have four giveaways going on right now from two great Black authors. All winners will be announced on 2/29/2012.
Alice Walker’s “The Chicken Chronicles” (Ends 2/16)
Shelia Goss’s e-book “The Bad Twin” (Ends 2/18)
Anna Black’s “Who Do I Run To?” (Ends 2/19)
This is the week of LOVE♥♥! Black Love! (and all the craziness that encircles it) This week we will be featuring black romance novels and the authors that write them.
Welcome Author Terri D: Yesterday’s Lies
What Secrets Do You Keep From The One You Share Everything With? Secrets. Lies. Half-Truths. A poignant tale of a circle of close knit friends whose lives are more intertwined than they realize. That is until the blurred lines of Love, Lust and Friendship begins to reveal the half-truths and lies that exist. Will the secrets they all hold from the past ruin their friendship and lives forever?
From the Author
I have always kept journals and written short stories since I was young. I often go back to them, and re read some of my entries. When I re read my old journal entries it is like reading a story of my life. My journals have themes and I start a new one or end an old one based on what I refer to as chapters in my life. A few years ago, I was going through a difficult time in my life, I shared some of my journal entries with a close friend, and she encouraged me to consider writing a book. It took me several years to act on the suggestion. One summer night in 2010, I came up with the idea of creating a character that writes in a journal like me and telling most of the story through her journal entries. Over the years as I have navigated through the trials and tribulations of life, I have used my journaling as a method of therapy. My writing helps to express myself and allows me an outlet to voice my feelings about everyday events in private.
Favorite book: Are you there God it’s me Margaret by Judy Blume
My favorite place to read is in bed
My 2nd novel which is a sequel to Yesterday’s Lies is in progress. I expect it to be released in 2012.
Would you like to give a Shout Out?
I would like to give a shout out to Junnita Jackson who designed my book cover and she also mentored me through the self publishing process.
Author’s Web Site: www.AuthorTerriD.com
Enter to win a paperback copy of Yesterday’s Lies. Giveaway is open to US residents only and ends on 2/20/12. Winner will be announced on 2/29/2012. Good Luck!!