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Interview with Wilma Brockington, Author of Been There, Done That: Lessons Learned on Love and Life from Women 55 and Better, Office Politics and Cinnamon Girl Blues

Author’s Bio: Wilma Brockington is the author of Cinnamon Girl Blues, Office Politics, and Been There, Done That: Lessons Learned on Love and Life from Women 55 and Better, a freelance book reviewer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and the communications officer for the Black Writers Guild of Maryland.  Critics have described her fiction works as having a great mix of drama, suspense and romance and her characters as realistic and well developed.  She has been featured at area festivals, panel discussions, and book signings.

As a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas’ Executive and Professional Coaching Program and member of the International Coach Federation, Brockington has coached writers, executives and others to help them develop strategies and actions for realizing success.  She also earned a M.S. in Management and a MBA from the University of Maryland University College.

What inspired you to write your book?  
For my most recent book, Been There, Done That: Lessons Learn…

A Review of One Night by Eric Jerome Dickey

There’s just something about reading an EJD novel that engages every one of your senses and leaves you wanting more. Having been a long time reader (aka Dickey Nuts fan), I was not disappointed. Although this book had very few characters, the action, interaction and drama was just as filling.

One Night puts two unlikely characters in an unlikely situation and the outcome was very explosive. While I thought some of the scenes went on for what seemed like forever, there was no doubt the chemistry between the two main characters sizzled.

Some readers may not like that certain things were not revealed like the name of the “man from Orange County,” but I didn’t have a problem with that. I enjoyed that he was a very complex, sophisticated and educated kind of man. One who went off kilter when pushed to the limit. For the female character (“Jacqueline”) I loved her sassiness and her resourcefulness. She was a woman of many skills and talents and she used them all to simply survive.

I also tho…

Interview with John T. Wills, Author of Just a Season

Author’s Bio: Mr. Wills has earned a Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He’s been a Professor, Past Board Member of the Bowie State University Foundation, President of JT Wills Consulting, Past Vice President of the MD/DC Minority Supplier Development Council, one of the founding members of the Black Empowered Men, author of “Just a Season” and “Legacy – A New Season,” a Journalist by way of the Washington Examiner, and a blogger via Thought Provoking Perspectives (the most empowering blog on the web); in addition to being a supporter of several community organizations, a volunteer, a strong advocate for literacy empowerment and friend to many.

What inspired you to write your book?
I was grieving the loss of my son due to a tragic automobile accident and used the process of writing Just a Season, which is loosely based on the actual life of someone I intimately know. So I can honestly say writing the book was therapy and helped me heal from my loss.

Is there any…

Interview with Dr. Hattie N. Washington, Author of Driven To Succeed: An Inspirational Memoir of Lessons Learned Through Faith, Family and Favor

Author’s Bio: Dr. Hattie N. Washington was born in 1946 in Norfolk, Virginia. She is the daughter of Samuel Neal, Jr., a former Navy man, and Janie Lucille Goganious Neal, a homemaker. She has been a teacher (both regular and special education) for over thirty years (in the United States and abroad—Scotland and Greece).  She is currently a college professor at Coppin State University where she was the first female Vice President for over 8 years; former Assistant Superintendent of Baltimore City School System, Program Specialist for the Maryland State Dept. of Education; a local and state administrator; TV hostess, and civic activist.
She was the PTA President of her two biological daughters’ middle and high schools throughout their years in those grades. Today, one daughter is a physician and the other daughter is an attorney. Dr. Washington’s education includes a BS Degree in Elementary Education from Norfolk State University with a Minor in Special Education; Master’s Degree from B…