Authors, DK Walker (THE UGLY SIDE OF SEX), Red Snapper (ACTS OF CONGRESS) and Kiexiza Tashua G. Rodriquez (BEAUTIFUL) were invited to partake in a very interesting panel discussion withCream City Classica host Teresa Rae Butler about open and honest success tips, as well as difficulties experienced in the world of publishing for African American authors.
It was a great show full of insightful tips to pave the way for others eager to break into the literary game. If you didn't hear the interview, simply click the photo or copy and paste the link into your browser. And stay tuned because there will be a part 2 to this informative conversation.
On Wednesday, December 14th 8pm est, DK Walker sits down to speak candidly with Conversations Live host, Cyrus Webb about the challenges of starting a publishing company, as well as the taboo subject of sexual addiction, which is the premise for his book, The Ugly Side of Sex.
Taquila Thompson is the author of Visiting Daddy, a children's book about a little girl's account of visiting her father who's incarcerated. The book is the first of a series entitled, "Not Your Ordinary Family".
The story of Thompson is one of triumph. At 22 years old, she comes from a small town in South Carolina, Ridgeville. She had a troubled childhood and an even more troubled teenage life. At 14, she started to write poetry as a hobby. But after giving birth to her first daughter at 17, she decided that she would pursue writing full time. And after almost taking her life twice, she had another daughter at 19 who would save her life. Now Thompson, a strong mother, released Visiting Daddy in November 2011.
Having overcome so many obstacles and her strength to bring awareness to an unfortunate truth for many, we at En El Publishing have no doubts that Taquila Thompson is a name that we're sure to hear many years to follow.
Although incredibly beautiful outside, her personality shines even brighter. And although her aesthetics gather your attention, it's her amazing story that captivates and keeps your attention and assured En El Publishing that she was definitely a trail blazer on the rise.
About Omegia Keeys:
Entrepreneur, Award Winning Author, Publishing Liaison, and Motivational Speaker are just a few of the makings of Omegia Keeys. After serving two terms in the military Omegia went on to apply her strategic planning to the publishing industry for the past five years. She has garnered numerous awards and praise to include the Scribe Award for the National Black Book Festival and ranking in the top 100 books of 2010. She is currently on tour promoting her memoir Rise and Fall of a Track Starand finishing up the sequel entitled Single, Black, and Government Owned.
About Rise and Fall of a Track Star:
From Pan Am Game bronze medal winner to All American, Omegia Keeys was once touted in Track Magazine as one destined for greatness, but walked away from it all. Rise and Fall of a Track Star is Omegia’s firsthand account leading her to the breaking point. For years Omegia held on to the shame of a dirty little secret, one too common in the African American Community. Through her memoirs, Omegia takes you on a painful journey through her childhood into her adult years. Her struggles as a teenage mother is only acheckmark on the list of life altering experiences, one she hopes young girls and woman can learn from. Omegia’s goals for this book are to educate others about the struggles of young women dealing with assault, help others gain the strength to change their circumstances, and to release the personal pain of hiding a long standing secret.
What Others Are Saying About Omegia Keeys Omegia’s voice and courage will help us to save our girls.- C.H. Towns author of Night and Day
Omegia’s writing touches the soul of every young girl fighting to find her voice.- Alexis “Cherie” Norwood author of Bittersweet: Diary of a Safegirl
Rise and Fall of a Track Star is a must read for every young woman in her teens.- Toni Odom author of Sistah’s in Sisterhood