Monday, February 7, 2011

Tour Dates

Thus far, we have the following dates scheduled. Please check back as this list will change:

Saturday, May 7, 2011 - 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Atlanta's GA Peach Authors - Reading and Writing Discussion
@ the Southwest Regional Branch Library
3665 Cascade Road, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30331
Meet six of Atlanta's foremost authors, writing in genres ranging through romance, suspense, Christian fiction, and more. The cost is free. Suggested audience: Adult

Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 2:00 p.m.
Featured Authors
Kick-off - 30 Books in 90 Days event
@The Hammonds House Museum
503 Peeples St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
Hosted by: Written Magazine

Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Atlanta's GA Peach Authors - Book Signing
Ft. Benning
Main Exchange
Ft. Benning, GA 31905

Bio - Dwan Abrams

Dwan Abrams is the award-winning, best-selling author of When the Fairytale Ends (the 2nd book in the Married Series), My Mother's Child (sequel to Divorcing the Devil), Married Strangers, Divorcing the Devil, Only True Love Waits, and The Scream Within. She's the founder and facilitator of the Just Write! Workshop. She was also inducted into "Who's Who" in Black Atlanta. Please visit Dwan on the web at for upcoming releases, tour dates, and author appearances.

Bio - Jean Holloway

The daughter of an entrepreneur, Jean saw the only limitations you have are the ones you put on yourself. In the early 60s, her father owned his own cab in NY, which was unusual for a Black man armed with a tenth grade education.
Jean's debut novel Ace of Hearts started in 1980, in answer to a bet, yet it wasn't published until 2007. Two years later,  Black Jack was released and Deuces Wild's release date was on her 60th birthday! She is now working on Full House, book 4 of her Deck of Cardz series. The moral of her story: Never give up your dream.

Jean now lives in Kennesaw, GA with her husband, Fred and their dogs, Kayla, a Lhasa Apso and Max, an Afghan. Their six grown children all live nearby. They have nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Jean is now the managing partner of her publishing house, PHE Ink - Writing Solutions Firm.

Bio - Gail McFarland

Gail McFarland is the published author of more than 100 short romantic confessions and stories and seven novels including: SUMMERWIND (BET/Arabesque), WHEN LOVE CALLS (BET/Arabesque), THE BEST FOR LAST (BET/Arabesque), BOUQUET (with Roberta Gayle and Anna Laurence, BET/Arabesque), LADY KILLER (LULU Books), and ALL FOR LOVE (LULU Books), and DREAM RUNNER (Genesis/Indigo).

A dedicated wellness/fitness advocate, Ms. McFarland is currently an active fitness instructor and wellness consultant. She happily admits that DREAM RUNNER is the first of her novels to combine her love of sports and fitness with the passion of romance. DREAM KEEPER, the much anticipated sequel to this well received novel, is slated for December, 2009. Also in 2009, Ms. McFarland returned to her romantic roots with short stories and confessions, in conjunction with Lady Leo Publications, and is looking forward to being a part of the February, 2010 anthology, CAN A SISTAH GET SOME LOVE?

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Ms. McFarland now makes her home in Atlanta, Georgia.

Bio - Marissa Monteilh

Marissa Monteilh (Mon -Tay), a former model, television news reporter, and commercial actress, originally self-published her first book, May December Souls, in November 2000, and within three months, signed a two-book deal with HarperCollins for the re-release of May December Souls, and a second novel, The Chocolate Ship.
Marissa signed another deal with HarperCollins for her third title, Hot Boyz, and the next year signed a two-book deal with Kensington/Dafina Books. The first Dafina title, Make Me Hot, was a nominee for a 2006 African American Literary Award. The trade version of the second title, Dr. Feelgood, was released in trade format in 2007, and the mass-market version dropped in the spring of 2011.
Life Changing Books published Something He Can Feel in 2008. The self-published e-book version was released on March 1, 2011. An inspirational e-book novella called The Six-Letter Word debuts on May 1, 2011, and the long-awaited sequel in the Hot Boyz trilogy, called Hot Girlz, hits the shelves on September 24, 2011. Marissa also writes under her pen name, Pynk,
Originally from Los Angeles, Marissa now resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her family.

Bio - 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, Ladies' Night Out, Diary of a Stalker and True Confessions) novels with Penguin Group, HarperCollins and Kensington. 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 and first screenplay.