As a member of Sigma Gamma Rho I am proud to repost this from the Golden Literary Circle. Please stop by and visit these wonderful authors in Chicago. Good luck my sorors!
During the Printers Row Bookfest, we plan to promote the following authors:
Beverly Jenkins, Historial Romance & YA Author
Ms Jenkins’ historical romance novels highlight African/American life in the 19th century. She has 22 published novels to date.
She has received numerous awards for her works, including: six Waldenbooks/Borders Group Best Sellers Awards; two Career Achievement Awards from Romantic Times Magazine; a Golden Pen Award from the Black Writer’s Guild, and in 1999 was named one of the Top Fifty Favorite African-American writers of the 20th Century by AABLC, the nation’s largest on-line African-American book club.
She has also been featured in many national publications, including the Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, Dallas Morning News and Vibe Magazine. She has lectured at such prestigious universities as Oberlin University, the University of Illinois, and the University of Michigan. She speaks widely on both romance and 19th century African-American history.
In 2004 Ms. Jenkins branched out into romantic suspense with the publication of Edge of Midnight. Her first, faith based, women’s fiction, Bring on the Blessings will be published in Jan 09. Her two teen historicals: Belle and Josephine have been reissued and are on sale now. You can find out more about her work by logging on to http://www.beverlyjenkins.net/.
Omegia Keeys, YA & Erotic Romance Fiction Author
Omegia Keeys debuted as an Erotic Author in 2007 with Passionate Playmates (republished in 2010) whose follow ups are Seduction.com in 2009, and Can You Keep a Secret 2010. She has been featured on Allure Radio, Street Vibes Mix Radio, and in Indy Blackout Magazine. Keeys was recently nominated for the Scribe Award at the National Black Book Fest and her title Can You Keep a Secret was selected as one of Conversations Magazine’s top 100 books of 2010. Omegia’s short story, C.K., was recently chosen to appear in the anthology, Unloved, a novel dedicated to bringing awareness to bullying and suicide. Omegia also writes Young Adult fiction under the pen name of Key Rollins. The Baby Girl was release in March of 2011.
Currently Omegia is working on her next titles, the Fantasy Girls Collection, an erotic mystery initialed, Shattered: Secrets between Sister’s, and a non fiction memoir. To learn more about Omegia please visit her at http://www.omegiakeeys.com/. You can also purchase copies of her releases by logging on to www.passionatewriterpublishing.com as well as all book retailers.
Karla Brady, YA & Women’s Fiction
K. L. Brady is a D.C. native but spent a number of her formative years in the Ohio Valley. She’s an alumnus of the University of the District of Columbia and University of Maryland University College, earning a B.A. in Economics and M.B.A., respectively. She works as an analyst for a major government contracting firm and is an active real estate agent with Exit Realty by day—and writes by night (often into the wee hours of the morning). She lives just outside of D.C. in Cheltenham, Maryland, with her son and lives to eat chocolate, shop, read, and write.
Her upcoming adult novel, THE BUM MAGNET, will be published by Simon & Schuster’s Pocket Books in March 2011. THE BUM MAGNET was the winner of the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Multicultural Fiction, as well as the Third Place Grand Prize Winner for Best Fiction of 2010. You can find out more about her work by logging on to http://www.authorklbrady.com/.