Saturday, February 27, 2021

🌟Watch Interview with Superstar Romance Author Beverly Jenkins🌟 w/ @elizabethatkins (@authorMsBev) #michlit #motownwriters

It's with immense reverence that I invite you to watch my live interview of Best Selling Romance Author Beverly Jenkins this evening.

"Jenkins's sassy heroines, well drawn secondary characters and seamless incorporation of black history result in a fresh, winning historical." – Publishers Weekly

This beloved trailblazer for multicultural romance was nominated for the NAACP Image Award in Literature… received the 2017 Romance Writers of America Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award… the 2016 Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award for historical romance.

She's one of five authors who'll convene virtually Monday evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m. eastern for The Detroit Writing Room's Black Voices Series featuring Romance Authors.

Please register here.

It's my honor to moderate this very special event, and interview each of the authors on my nightly YouTube show, Boss Up, Goddess! where I showcase trailblazing women who share their wisdom to help us all live bigger, better, and bolder.

Please tune in at 8 p.m. tonight, Saturday, February 27, 2021, to watch live or catch the replay later.


I have already interviewed the other four authors, and you can watch those interviews via the links below.

And THANK YOU Stephanie Steinberg, founder of the Detroit Writing Room and the New York Writing Room, for inviting me to moderate this powerful panel of talented, inspiring writers.

Elizabeth Ann Atkins

Bestselling Author and Emmy-nominated TV host



Please enjoy the following interviews with the four other romance writers who will be speak on Monday.


Meet Author Tana Jenkins.


Meet Award-Winning, Best-Selling Author Sylvia Hubbard.


Meet Author Lola Joy.


Meet Author Aliza Mann


#BookPromo Tip of The Day: Connect with readers: Capitalize on Personalized Video to deliver your marketing message #booksellingtechniques #motownwriters #booktips

Properly handled, a personalized video can connect immediately with its intended target—the essential first step for any marketing message.

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What are you doing to engage and increase your target market? What's your video plan for next month?

Share a recent video talking to your readers about your book.

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Friday, February 26, 2021

Set some time aside tomorrow morning and #Learnwithme about GoogleMeet, recording yr screen, #AuthorNewsletters & More

Author and Filmmaker, Phette Hollins, sat down with me to learn how I do some of my work, but we discovered a lot more as well.

*** GoogleMeet
*** How to record your screen without using Zoom or any other online app
*** How I set up my author's newsletters
*** How to do shortlinks on wordpress.

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Click the link and set aside time to watch!

We talked about other things but I'm going to put that in another video

Don't forget to get a free Book Marketing Checklist, or leave a review about how you use it to help your literary journey, OR do me a favor and share this with other writers RIGHT NOW


If you have any questions or ideas, please let me know in the comments

Outro by Bob Ivory 

Video Interview w/Romance Author, @SylviaHubbard1 by @ElizabethAtkins Talking Writing, Publishing & Marketing during tough times cc: @DETWritingRoom #michlit

I had a wonderful time speaking with Elizabeth Atkins regarding our March 1st event with The Detroit Writing room

See our exciting talk to prepare for the wonderful event | Watch interview now

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Why should you schedule a literary clarity call? #motownwriters #michiganwriters

  We all need to pick someone's brain and you don't always want to share on social media  the struggles you are going through.

Schedule a 15, 30 or 90 minute clarity call today 

Benefits of meeting with me, You'll get:
  • Advice from a 20 year literary veteran
  • Notes from our meeting
  • Get an action plan

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Stop waiting and do it today!


Monday, February 22, 2021

Call for Submission from Michigan Quarterly Review

The Michigan Quarterly Review has a special issue entitled "Why We Write" that we believe might be of interest to Motown writers network. The issue is guest edited by Mark Nowak  and it will be focused on community based writing, craft writing, and writing to bring about social change and political transformation.
We are particularly keen to feature diverse Michigan voices in the issue, and the voices of writers engaged in community-based writing practices. The full call for submissions can be found here:
Submissions for the issue close at the end of the month and we really hope you will consider sharing the opportunity with writers in your community.  
The MQR Team

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

.@twistedtellers presents: Love Don't Live Here Anymore Feb19th [Virtual] Get your tickets now

Love Don't Live Here Anymore


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2021 7:15 - 9:00 PM EST



Modeira Johnson has had a less than ideal relationship with his father. Yet, near the end of his father's life Modeira becomes his caretaker. This is his story of Soul Food and the power of forgiveness and redemption.

Virtual edition! Friday, February 19, 2021 hosted by Cheryl James, produced & directed by Satori Shakoor.


Virtual Doors 7:15P

Showtime 7:30P

After Party 8:30P


Storytellers Khary & Tunesia Turner

Khary and Tunesia have been happily married for 23 years, but even happy marriages take work. Passion is great, they have learned, but commitment to show up daily for each other is the secret sauce. Their foundation, built on love and friendship, made it possible for them to make music together with Black Bottom Collective, build businesses and realize their greatest reward, their seven-year-old son, Max Cole. 


Head High Detroit

Head High Detroit LLC is an inspirational clothing line that reminds everyone to keep their heads high during times of adversity.

Stacey "HOTWAXXX" Hale Zoom Tech & Virtual Host

Satori Shakoor, Producer & Director

Special thanks to our sponsor WCCCD!

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