Finding Time to Read & Review: Drown

Drown by Junot Díaz My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’ve come to learn that short story books are often titled based on one of the stories in the book. Diaz’s Drown follows suit. Now, I want to know why he chose the short story Drown?. It is just one of the 10 dynamic and authentic anecdotes in this book. …


Finding Time to Read & Review: Beasts of No Nation

Beasts of No Nation by Uzodinma Iweala My rating: 3 of 5 stars To my fellow indie authors, I think we’ve been going about this traditional publication process all wrong. HarperCollins accepts short stream of consciousness manuscripts. By the way, don’t worry about paying exorbitant amounts of money for a professional copy editor, because HarperCollins accept manuscripts with absolutely no …


Get to Know Me on Smashwords

Enough of pushing my books, plays, and consulting business, it’s time to get to know Melda. Smashwords offers an opportunity for their authors to create an interview that allows readers to get to know the writer behind the novel. I invite you to get to know me beyond, “Lime” and “My Soul to His Spirit” on Smashwords. You can read about …


Free Book Promotions

To my fellow indie authors: I’m sure you can attest that writing our book(s) is only half of the work. The other half, and often the most challenging, is marketing our book(s). Unless we are able to afford a publicist, we are the publicist. Marketing and promoting our book(s) is another full-time job. It is stressful and also rewarding when we finally connect …


Let’s Get the Conversation Started…

      So, your book club read Lime and now everyone is dying to share their thoughts, but you don’t know where to begin. Start here with these engaging “fill-in-the-blank” conversation starters. We’ve done the work for you; however, feel free to either use these, change them up, and/or add your own. Once you get started, you will see how much fun these “fill-in-the-blanks” …


Lest We Forget…

  October has come and gone, but not before it taught me about some worthy and rather interesting causes. Did you know that breast cancer, domestic violence, lupus, and diabetes are given national attention in the month of October? Likewise, popping popcorn, being sarcastic, and eating country ham share national space in October as well.  I’m sure popcorn, sarcasm, and …