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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

[Motown Writers Network] News From The Michigan Literary Network | December 30,

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  • 54th Annual Michigan Reading Association Conference

    Posted: 2009-12-29 15:31:17 UTC-05:00
    http://www.michiganreading.org "Weaving a Tapestry of Readers and Writers" March 20-22, 2010 54th Annual Michigan Reading Association Conferenceat Cobo Center and Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center HotelClick HERE to register onlineClick HERE to view the 2010 MRA Conference at a Glance!   Click HERE for anExhibitor information packetClick HERE for a map of the COBO Exhibit Hall in
  • EVENT: Kwanzaa at Redford Branch Library, December 30

    Posted: 2009-12-29 13:12:04 UTC-05:00
     Redford Branch Library is located at 21200 Grand River @ McNichols. Refreshments, Entertainment & Lighted Parking  Reminder: Essence of Motown 2010 Publisher's Breakfast
  • Best Wishes from "One Man's Point of View"

    Posted: 2009-12-29 12:41:49 UTC-05:00
    One Man's Point of View written by Darryl E. McCullough (Author, Columnist & Screenwriter) Hello Friend,   Though I have never been one big on holiday
  • Reflections 09 - Pictures, Video and more from Author, Versandra Kennebrew

    Posted: 2009-12-29 12:39:01 UTC-05:00
      Versandra Kennebrew Intl. December 28, 2009              This year has been awesome!    As we prepare to enter 2010, I pray you have enjoyed this year as I have. Even during a time of economic instability, God is still awesome! In an effort to encourage and inspire you to your divine greatness, I wanted to share some accomplishments from your
  • Kwanzaa Gathering Update from Source Booksellers

    Posted: 2009-12-29 12:34:21 UTC-05:00
    Open 7 days a week We now have WIFI! ALSO @ THE SPIRAL COLLECTIVEDell Pryor GalleryShowcasing work by emerging, local and nationally recognized artists. 313-833-6990 dellsartgalery@aol.com Tulani RoseA lifestyle boutique for body & home care, candles, incense, cards and more. 313-832-2477 tulanirose@aol.com
  • A New Book by Shelbie M Moore!

    Posted: 2009-12-29 13:41:21 UTC-05:00
    Chocolate Covered Cherries Is Finally For Sale! Hello Love! My third book is finally finished! It's a book of poetry directed for a mature audience. Inside the bindings of this book are poems and couplets filled with abstract, moving, and creative words. There are sections for whichever poems you love the read! Family Recipes – This section has poems about and for your
  • BookTour.com: Your weekly update

    Posted: 2009-12-29 11:53:13 UTC-05:00
    Greetings from BookTour.com! Find local authors at a glance at our new front page. The following authors are coming to your Metro Detroit Area in the next 2 weeks. Below this list you'll find the details on their events:   Monica Marie Jones   Versandra Kennebrew   Jaime Lowe   Raj Patel   Paul Vachon Here are the details, from soonest to furthest in the future: Paul Vachon (author of
  • Author Marketing Experts - Comprehensive PR for your book!

    Posted: 2009-12-29 10:03:40 UTC-05:00
    Today we welcome Penny Sansevieri to Writers in Business. Penny is the CEO and founder of Author Marketing Experts, Inc. (AME), a best-selling author and internationally recognized book marketing and media relations expert. Her company is one of the leaders in the publishing industry and has developed some of the most cutting-edge book marketing campaigns.Author Marketing Experts, Inc. is
  • Ways To Survive the Recession and Create A Financial Blueprint: Interview with Author Gail Perry Mason

    Posted: 2009-12-29 09:52:15 UTC-05:00
    Should you date someone whose weight is higher than their credit score? Why in Japan when a child is born do they start a trust fund for that child's grandchild? These and other financial issues are discussed and explored in my recent interview with Gail Perry Mason, co-author of Girl, Make Your Money Grow. In the interview, Gail dishes on what you need to do to get ahead in your

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1.  Guest:  Dr. Catrise Austin                                   Call-in Time:  5 p.m.

Guest summary: Austin is a dentist to the stars with a private practice in New York.  She is the author of  "5 Steps to the Hollywood A-List Smile – How the stars get that perfect smile and how you can too". Dr. Austin's true goal is to empower and educate ALL about the importance of dental health, oral hygiene.

Dr. Catrise Austin Bio:

What started out as a routine visit to the dentist changed a young lady's life and her future.

I never felt confident about my teeth. I never liked the look of my smile." Young Catrise Austin thought she would be stuck forever, hiding behind a smile that didn't make her feel pretty or confident. She thought that she was simply going to have to live life with what she was given. However, a routine "dental experience," as she calls it, changed her forever.

Inspired, Catrise completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan, majoring in psychology. She wisely believed that understanding the emotional impact of dentistry on her patients was as important as mastering the necessary medical knowledge. Her intuition proved to be beneficial as her clinical interaction during her second portion of dental school went so well that she completed her requirements early and created an award winning senior presentation on HIV in the Mid-life and Elderly Population.

A great deal of Dr. Austin's relaxation time was spent in New York City upon graduating from Dental School and it was during this time Dr. Austin found herself in the presence of Chris Rock, Tracey Morgan, Mike Epps, Dave Chappelle, and other up and coming comedians as she frequented The Boston Comedy Club. In the midst of her celebrity-driven downtime, she had an epiphany. That's when the "Dentist to the Stars" was born. "I knew that they had to have the best smiles of all and after realizing that I couldn't work for someone and be as successful as I had envisioned, I knew I had to start my own practice." Describing herself as self-motivated, Dr. Austin found herself acquiring much her clientele from record labels, comedy clubs, and other New York hot spots. Because of her prime location, she was exposed to many celebrity clients who heard that "The Dentist to the Stars" was doing great things with smiles.

But beyond the celebrated elite, Dr. Austin's true goal is to empower and educate ALL about the importance of dental health, oral hygiene. "The benefits are a blessing, but my motivation is to make people be their best." Her commitment to her patients is exemplary. "I don't double-book and my appointments are at least an hour. When I schedule time for you, it is a reservation! It's not a rushed environment. Every patient gets their deserved time. I would not be able to deliver the care I do with just 30 minutes."

About the book "5 Steps to the Hollywood A-List Smile – How the stars get that perfect smile and how you can too":

Hollywood smiles are not just reserved for rich and famous celebrities! Let's face it; in our beauty-conscious society, one of the first things people notice about you is your smile. It's your greeting card, your business card, your resume and your facial "mood ring" all in one.

You'd be happy to know that there is a simple step-by-step process, 5 steps to be exact, that can help you achieve the smile of your dreams, the smile of a star.

Millions of people just like you have noticed that their smile isn't picture perfect. Maybe years of smoking, drinking coffee, tea, dark colas, or red wine has stained your teeth, making your smile appear dull and yellow.

Maybe you have had dental problems because you:

avoided the dentist due to fear

you were never trained on how to properly care for your teeth

you didn't have the financial resources to pay for dental care and prevent problems

you never realized the importance of smile and never gave it a second thought

or maybe you were just born with a less than perfect smile.

Whatever the reason, all you know is that you don't like your smile anymore and you're desperate to do something – anything – about it.

"Hi, I'm Dr. Catrise Austin and I understand how you feel. For years, I lived with the embarrassment and frustration of a less than perfect smile. I thought this was just how it was always going to be, until a routine visit to the dentist changed my life forever. What I realized is that a beautiful smile isn't just a luxury. It is a powerful way to change a person's life – for the better".

Dentistry has advanced tremendously in the last decade. Today's dental consumers have a myriad of options for restoring the health of their teeth and the appearance of their smiles. Some dental procedures can be time consuming, invasive, and expensive. If you don't know which procedures to choose, you can still end up with a less than perfect smile.

That is why I created the 5 Steps to the Hollywood A-List Smile:

1.  Determine if you are a candidate for cosmetic dentistry

2.  Learn how to properly prepare for getting a Hollywood A-List Smile

3.  Learn options of how you can smile now and pay for it later

4.  Follow pictures and tips on how to properly take care of your smile

Results of The Invisalign Smile Survey revealed 84% of people surveyed believe that an attractive smile is important for an ideal date, 75% believe that it's important for succeeding at work, 74% believe that it's important for getting the job of your dreams, and 71% believe that it's important for making new friends.

Research conducted by Beall Research & Training of Chicago, revealed that a new smile will make you appear more intelligent, interesting, successful and wealthy to others.

In my practice, I have found that people who have had cosmetic dentistry feel more confident, laugh more often and generally enjoy their lives more because they are no longer self conscious about how their teeth look. 

"5 Steps to the Hollywood A-List Smile – How the stars get that perfect smile and how you can too" will give you all of the tools you'll need to make the best decisions about how to evaluate, improve, and pay for your smile so that you too can have a red carpet smile like the stars!

2.  Guest:  Electa Rome Parks                              Call-in Time:  5:30 p.m.

Guest summary: Parks is the author of several books.  Her new release is "Diary of a Stalker".  Her previously written books are "These Are My Confessions", "Ladies' Night Out", "Almost Doesn't Count", "Loose Ends", and "The Ties that Bind".

About Electa Rome Parks:

Electa Rome Parks currently resides outside Atlanta, Georgia. After successfully self-publishing her debut novel, The Ties That Bind, New American Library, a division of Penguin Group, bought the rights. Electa signed a three-book deal with New American Library. All three books were immediately chosen as Black Expressions Book Club main

selections and embraced as Books of the Month by book clubs across the country. Dubbed a "book club favorite," avid readers have embraced Electa's true to life characters that tackle prevalent and heavy hitting issues.

Since then Electa has become a bestselling author of several other mainstream (Loose Ends and Almost Doesn't Count) and erotic (These Are My Confessions and Ladies' Night Out) novels with Penguin Group and HarperCollins. The self-proclaimed, Queen of Real, Electa has been a frequent guest on radio shows, has been nominated for many industry awards and has been interviewed by newspapers, AOL's Black Voices, Vibe

Vixen, Upscale Magazine, Today's Black Woman, Rolling Out and Booking Matters, to name just a few.

With a BA degree in marketing and a minor in sociology, she is following her true passion and working on her next novel.

To find out when and where Electa will be in your area, check out her website at www.electaromeparks.com or www.myspace.com/author_chick. To share your thoughts with Electa regarding her work or to schedule an event, please e-mail her at: novelideal@aol.com.

About the book Dairy of a Stalker:

Never judge a book by its cover. . .

Xavier Preston is tall, dark, and handsome, and the problem is that he knows it. He's a bestselling author who is accustomed to adoring female fans, both young and old, flirting with him, throwing themselves shamelessly at him, and trying to get between more than the covers of his novels. He has always been more than willing to accommodate their needs and desires; however, his womanizing days have finally ended. He's engaged to a beautiful woman, Kendall, and he's decided to walk the straight and narrow. Or has he?

From outside appearances, the very stunning Pilar has it all: a great career, a beautiful home, and a trust fund that keeps her financially secure; however, looks can be deceiving. All that glitters isn't necessarily gold. Pilar is searching for her perfect soulmate, and she thinks she has found him in Xavier. She believes in going after what she wants with a vengeance . . . and she wants Xavier. That is not negotiable. She will have him, even if it kills him.

When Xavier meets his fanatical fan, Pilar, he gets much more than he bargained for. What starts out as an erotic one-night stand quickly spirals out of control into a dangerous game of obsession and pain with both parties playing to win.

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