5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Beverly Jenkins, author of Heart of Gold

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Beverly Jenkins, author of Heart of Gold
(HarperCollins)

NAACP nominee and bestselling author Beverly Jenkins returns to the charming town of Henry Adams, Kansas—a place that always feels like home—in this heartwarming story of family, friendship, and the surprises hidden in our lives.

Henry Adams has had its fair share of drama ever since Bernadine Brown bought the town with her divorce settlement. Now just when things are starting to settle down, it’s about to get crazy again . . .

Cephas Patterson doesn’t just want to be left alone—if you dare step onto his property, he’ll meet you with a shotgun and a warning to stay away from his gold. He reminds Zoey of the lonely time she spent living on the streets, so she quietly begins leaving him small offerings. But then Cephas dies and leaves a saddlebag of gold—to Zoey.

And that’s not all. Zoey’s parents are going through a trial separation, her former BFF Devon is giving her fits, and friend Crystal has run away from home. Then there’s Bernadine’s mean-spirited baby sister who has arrived unexpectedly, and an ongoing battle with a neighboring town is about to heat up.

Will Henry Adams ever be the same again?

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Heart of Gold?

Beverly Jenkins: The inspiration to write Heart of Gold came from a 1980s article in Parade Magazine titled a Place Called Hope. It dealt with a woman who petitioned the US government to take over an abandoned air force base so she could create a town for at-risk kids and their foster parents. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Beverly Jenkins, author of Heart of Gold

5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Keith Kareem Williams, author of Tourniquet

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Keith Kareem Williams, author of Tourniquet
(Self-Published)

Tourniquet is about a young couple, Angela and Gavin, who have very different home lives. They are both trying to navigate through very different but equally difficult, circumstances.

Gavin finds himself completely alone after his father’s death, and Angela is forced to be the woman of the house while battling an abusive step-father because her mother’s job keeps her away from home.

Gavin and Angela are also misfits that don’t fit in with most people their age, but somehow, they’ve found a deep connection to each other.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Tourniquet?

Keith Kareem Williams: Angela and her mother, Josephine, first appeared as side-characters in my novel War Angel. Their story was so powerful that I felt the need to revisit it to write about what their life had become, years after the tragic events that took place in that book. I’ve known so many women that have experienced what Angela goes through that I felt compelled to tell the story. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Keith Kareem Williams, author of Tourniquet

5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Kristen Eckstein, author of Author’s Quick Guide to Creating a Killer Non-Fiction Book Title

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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Kristen Eckstein, author of Author’s Quick Guide to Creating a Killer Non-Fiction Book Title
(Discover! Books)

A killer non-fiction book title gives you more than just an enticing hook for your audience, it also gives you a clearly defined focus for your project. If you find yourself writing content outside the range of your title, your title will draw you back in—off the rabbit trail—to your primary message.

In this e-book, you’ll discover:

  • The most popular types of titles and when and where to use them
  • How to keep integrity with your book title
  • My personal step-by-step title creation formula • How to use keywords in your book title
  • And more!

By the end of this Author’s Quick Guide, you’ll have everything you need to create that killer book title for your non-fiction masterpiece!

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Author’s Quick Guide to Creating a Killer Non-Fiction Book Title?

Kristen Eckstein: I wanted to fill a gap and a need for which authors were searching. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Kristen Eckstein, author of Author’s Quick Guide to Creating a Killer Non-Fiction Book Title

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