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Insecure’ Star Yvonne Orji Lands Book Deal!

The actress and comedian signed with Flatiron Books, which will publish her faith-based advice book, ‘Bamboozled by Jesus.’

Via Hollywood Reporter:

Yvonne Orji, who currently stars as lawyer Molly Carter on HBO’s hit series Insecure, has nabbed a book deal with Flatiron Books.

The publisher will release Orji’s new book, Bamboozled by Jesus: How God Tricked Me Into the Life of My Dreams (and 20 Lessons I Learned Along the Way).

In the book, which does not yet have a release date, the actress and comedian, who has been outspoken about her faith, interprets biblical stories and metaphors to fit into current times.

Bamboozled by Jesus is described as a frank and fresh advice book, filled with one woman’s authentic journey to understand her life and the nuggets of wisdom she’s uncovered along the way. Orji covers 20 life lessons gleaned from her own experience, her family and the Bible — from how to save for a rainy day to building the ark before the flood, from thinking outside the box to realizing you’re not special (while instead making yourself available).

Along with appearing in the first three seasons of Insecure, Orji starred in Night School with Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart and is developing her own semiautobiographical series, First Gen, about a Nigerian-American family.

The North American rights to Bamboozled by Jesus were acquired by Bob Miller, president of Flatiron Books, with Sarah Murphy to edit. Orji is repped by UTA.

 

Congratulations Yvonne Orji!

15 Year Old Author Releases New Children’s Book Entitled “It Was All A Dream”

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Christopher K. Gransberry Jr. (Little Chris) wrote “It Was All A Dream” at the age of fourteen years old, while a High School Freshman – he tells one of his childhood stories about a boy who is lonely and scared of the dark, but overcomes his fears by recalling experiences or lessons his father taught him. This adventurous story is sure to excite and entertain, while teaching children of all ages how life experiences has a way of preparing them for what lies ahead. “It Was All A Dream” emphasizes the importance of family, the power of imagination, and the sheer magnitude of overcoming adversity simply by thinking positive. This inspiring book is a great gift idea for children of all ages. Especially friends and family that may be parents, teachers, or advocates children’s literature!

About the Author:

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Christopher K. Gransberry Jr. (Little Chris) parents noticed his unique expression of imagination through play and his ability to draw/write creatively at the age of four years old. By fourteen, Little Chris had forged one of his childhood stories into a manuscript, complete with an outline of illustrations and character sketches. Little Chris’ love for telling stories and creating imaginative experiences is deeply rooted in being a “Big Brother” to four younger siblings. This gift is now something he wants to share with children of all ages, and around the world. In his spare time, Little Chris enjoys playing video games, hanging out with friends from school, and vacationing with his dad and brothers. Little Chris currently resides in the Washington D.C. metro area with his dad, Christopher K. Gransberry Sr.; both of who are native New Orleanians – Who Dat!

Be sure to keep up with the young author by visiting his website HERE! 

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Community Activist Duvalier Malone to host Author Talk/Book Signing

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    Community Activist Duvalier Malone to host Author Talk/Book Signing

 

The title of his new book is “Those Who Give A Damn: A Manual for Making a Difference.” The book discusses how a small town boy dreamed of changing his fate. You may know his story, but do you understand his struggle?
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Those Who Give A Damn’ is a story of struggle, adversity and the will to succeed. Join Duvalier Malone as he details how he overcame tragedy in the best way possible: in the service of his fellow man and woman. Duvalier seeks to give a manual on how to serve humanity. As a small town boy who chased his dreams and found the path to manhood that was forged by the footsteps of those who paved the way, Duvalier was blessed with the tools to give back to his community. He now wants to share those tools with others, by showing through example how to rise above one’s circumstances and achieve in spite of the hardships and obstacles that lay in one’s way. While agonizing over his own place in the world, Duvalier discovered that his measure was hidden in his own courage, strength and hope. This moment of achievement is chronicled in the memoir of this community servant who wishes to inspire others the way he was inspired by those who went before him.
“In today’s political environment it is important that we use our voices and circle of influence to initiate change within our community said Malone.” If you’re planning to meet him and get a copy of his book then details about where the signing will be held are below.
WHEN:        Saturday, June 30, 2018
WHERE:       Walls of Books
TIME:             3:00 PM
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Keep up with Community Activist/Author Duvalier Malone on Social Media!

Help Me Self-Publish My Book!

My name is Tanisha Davis and I am a Journalist for many platforms in the entertainment industry! I am also the founder of Starrdom100 Blog and Radio Show!

My dream has always been to collaborate on a book with one of my favorite authors! Now the moment has finally arrived and I have been blessed with the amazing opportunity to collaborate on my first fiction novel which will be part of an ongoing series! 

The collaboration will be with one of my favorite authors; New York Times Bestselling Author Omar Tyree! How cool is that right?

Well of course with Self-Publishing, much help is needed! 

I need your help in reaching my goal so that we can get this project off the ground and have the first eBook in the series ready to drop in July!

Any donation whether great or small is appreciated!

Help me bring one of my greatest dreams to life with your donation!

You can make a Donation by hitting the link below! Thank You So Much!

Young African American Author, George Stringer Is Helping Youth Cope With Peer Pressure!

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“Every Choice Renders A Consequence” – Author George A. Stringer

As a child, your parents usually chose your friends, and only allowed you to socialize, or play with certain children they knew and liked. But once you became older, you were able to gain the freedom, and responsibility of deciding and choosing who your friends were. You and your friends make a ton of decisions every day, and you influence each other’s choices and behaviors.

As you become more independent, your peers naturally play a greater role in your life. As school and other activities take you away from home, you may spend more time with peers than you do with your parents and siblings. You’ll probably also find yourself developing close friendships with some of your peers, and may feel so connected to them that they are like an extended family. These peers also influence you by the way they dress and act, things they’re involved in, and the attitudes they show. It’s just about normal for people to identify with and compare themselves to their peers as they consider how they wish to be or think they should be.

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After noticing the major influence that peer pressure was having within his local community with youth, a young author by the name of George A. Stringer decided to seek ways to inspire others through his fictional stories of hope. In his most recent book titled, “Why Me” he shares information about a young boy by the name of Adam who is trying to cope with peer pressure. The character, Adam, finds himself dealing with the challenges of starting a new school, and later wandering aimlessly toward the wrong group of friends, which leads to more life threatening problems.

We know that during the teen years it can be hard to handle peer pressure if you do not have the proper guidance at home from loved ones. The young author shared some insight about his book and how young kids could overcome the temptations of peer pressure.

What are some positive ways that parents can better understand what their teens are dealing with?

“The best way is to communicate with your kids. Sit down and talk with them. Don’t always yell at them, but take your time to encourage them whether through the bible or your own personal experiences. Let them know about mistakes you have made and the roads to not take. Also remember to get out and do fun things with your kids so they feel comfortable talking to you about what they are dealing with.”

The character Adam in your book has parents that are part of the ministry. Do you feel that kids growing up in church have a hard time expressing themselves to their parents that may be in the ministry?

“Yes and no, but the big issue I have found is mainly about being able to hang out with your friends. That is where dealing with growing up in the ministry for teens can sometimes be tough. I grew up in a small church, all I had was my brother and if you can hang out with other kids especially those in the church then it can be a big help.”

In his book “Why Me”, he expresses that the inspiration behind the book comes from the fact that most young people when faced with adversity tend to question themselves and their situation. Often they overlook the fact that the cause of those situations come from the bad decisions that they tend to make in life.  With his book, he hopes to take young people down a path of hope and inspiration with shared knowledge on how to overcome the most difficult times you can face as a teen in life.

Check out his book now by clicking HERE.