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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Ron Knight Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Ron Knight, contributor of

Author of thirteen adult fiction novels, five tween/elementary books, three help guides for authors, the originator of Untraditional Publishing, co-founder of UP Authors and creator of over twenty-five board games for both children and adults.

Joey Pinkney: Where do most newbie authors get it wrong in terms of misconceptions of the publishing industry that hold them back?

Ron Knight: Authors are taught that rejection is part of the publishing process. I don’t believe that is true. If an author puts themselves in the position to succeed, Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Ron Knight Book Review: The Only Way is Up by Folake Taylor Book Review
The Only Way is Up: The Journey of an Immigrant
by Folake Taylor
4 out of 5 Stars

Folake Taylor’s The Only Way is Up: The Journey of an Immigrant gives interesting perspectives on various topics from a woman who is not native to America but is well versed in American culture. Born in Nigeria, raised in the U.K. and living in the U.S., Folake Taylor’s viewpoint on things such as being a Christian, obtaining and maintaining a healthy weight, and the positive effects of traveling around the world, comes from the wisdom of experiencing different cultures up close and personal. This can be very relevant to the American reader seeking to gain a better understanding of what can be achieved in life in on American soil.

What makes Taylor’s book a powerful document is that the author gives her personal Continue reading Book Review: The Only Way is Up by Folake Taylor Highlight: Hail Mary Publishing

With this post, I had to do something a little different. I want to highlight Hail Mary Publishing. I can’t remember how I came across this logo, but it instantly made me smile. This is the wittiest incorporation of the things that come to mind to make an image for a publishing company’s name that I’ve ever seen.

Hail Mary Publishing Logo

You can’t beat it: nun in a dress in her quarterback stance with football cocked back! Continue reading Highlight: Hail Mary Publishing