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A Review of Three Ways to Love by Kimberly Posey Latimore

This novel is about three friends who met in high school but after graduating from college they went their separate ways until some unexpected news brought them back together. Kendall Porter, Rachel Donovan and Sasha Fairbanks are all trying to find their way in the professional world while maneuvering the game of love.

Kendall was caught up with Colton, a quintessential womanizer who wanted Kendall back into his life. Rachel was in search of the perfect job and trying to figure if Preston was the man for her. Sasha was a party girl who couldn’t seem to settle down. All three enjoy a great sisterhood of partying, making time to laugh and being there for each other. But they were tested once illness and other health scares placed them in a situation of mistrust. I enjoyed the story and the scenes with all three friends. The dialogue was realistic; however, the characters could have been a bit more developed. Also, there were plotlines that didn’t come full circle and I wanted to see clo…

Interview with Brother Dash, author of Sweet Mojo: One Man’s Descent Through Danger & Delight

Author’s Bio: Brother Dash is an Amazon Bestselling author. He has been featured on BBC World Television, BBC Radio, Ebru TV, Pacifica Radio and a variety of other media outlets in the U.S., Canada, England, Africa, and The Middle East.

He is the author of the novel, The Donor: When Conception Meets Deception, Sweet Mojo: One Man’s Descent Through Danger & Delight and the stage play “Black Mirrors.” He is also an accomplished performance poet with three spoken word albums and has performed for over 100,000 people throughout the US, the UK and Canada. He is a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in English and Sociology and resides in New Jersey.
DL: What’s the inspiration for writing your book? BD: I was interested in creating a Marvel Cinematic type universe with a touch of supernatural mystery, grounded in the everyday and featuring characters of color. I knew I wanted to create a series that readers could follow through several books.

DL: Is there any particular author or…

Interview with LaTasha Kibler, author of Coming Through The Storm

Author’s Bio: Latasha Kibler (Peacefulrose) is a freelance writer. She is aspiring to assist in the empowerment and uprising of women all over the country. She is originally from the Washington DC/Maryland area. She currently resides in Columbia, SC.
DL: What’s the inspiration for writing your book? LTK: Watching my daughter and seeing many other young ladies going through some of the same situations.I want to bring unity to women to help bring us up and see our worth and I hope by sharing my truth it will encourage others to know they are not alone in this.
DL: Is there any particular author or book that influenced you in any way either growing up or as an adult? LTK: Growing up in Washington DC and attending Malcolm X elementary they encouraged us to read poetry by Maya Angelou. She encouraged a child like me that needed a constant reminder “I am somebody.”
DL: How long did it take to write your book? LTK: It took about 2 years because it didn’t originally start off as a book. I was just …

A Review of the Play, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof at Baltimore Center Stage

Back in September, Baltimore Center Stage opened its new season (2018/19) with a bang with the premiere of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. This Pulitzer Prize winning play by Tennessee Williams still sizzled even after 63 years. This time it was directed by Judith Ivey and the set was designed by Adam Koch who captured the setting of a Southern (Mississippi) plantation with precision and charm. Once I settled into my seat, I was entertained by a superb cast who transported me to the Pollitt’s house on a hot Southern night where family members clashed in greed and desire. I thoroughly enjoyed the play – superbly acted and great dialogue. 
The main leading parts were played by real life husband and wife team: Andrew Pastides (Brick - an alcoholic ex-football player) and Stephanie Gibson (Maggie - his wife). Their chemistry on stage was hot despite Brick’s dismissal of his wife’s attempt at getting his attention. My other favorites were David Schramm who played the larger than life character – Big …