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ANOTHER Award-Winning Author Added to 2020 NBCC #3chicksandsomebooks

Where Readers And Authors Come Together…And Depart Friends.
2020 Bliss
Lauren Francis-Sharma Is Back With Her 2nd Book And It’s Another Page-Turner Featured at 2020 NBCC
Book Lover:
In 2015, Lauren Francis-Sharma burst upon the literary scene with the highly praised debut novel, ‘Till The Well Runs Dry, called a “lush, elegant epic” by Essence magazine. 
 
Her second literary offering promises to be just as dramatic and engaging, and we are proud she will again join us at the National Book Club Conference.
 
This time, she will discuss The Book of the Little Axe, which releases next May, a novel set in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries about migration and the intertwined destinies of black and Native Americans in shaping the West.
 
In 1796 Trinidad, young Rosa Rendón quietly but purposefully rebels against the life others expect her to lead. Bright, competitive, and opinionated, Rosa sees no reason she should learn to cook and keep house, for it is obvious her talents lie in running the farm she, alone, views as her birthright.
 
But when her homeland changes from Spanish to British rule, it becomes increasingly unclear whether its free black property owners–Rosa’s family among them–will be allowed to keep their assets, their land, and ultimately, their freedom.
 
By 1830, Rosa is living among the Crow Nation in Bighorn, Montana with her children and her husband, Edward Rose, a Crow chief. Her son Victor is of the age where he must seek his vision and become a man. But his path forward is blocked by secrets Rosa has kept from him. So Rosa must take him to where his story began and, in turn, retrace her own roots, acknowledging along the way, the painful events that forced her from the middle of an ocean to the rugged terrain of a far-away land.
 
Lauren brings talent and a rich culturally diverse story that makes our weekend what it is: Literary Bliss.
And guess what: Yep, you guessed it: ANOTHER wonderful storyteller who will join us next year, July 31-August 2, will be announced on Friday. This is how we roll.
In the meantime, if you consider yourself a serious reader, you do not want to miss the 18th-Annual NBCC. It is important to secure your position now with a $100 deposit to join us July 31-August 2 in Atlanta by clicking here. We are running significantly ahead in registrations from previous years at this point. You do not want to be left out.
Any questions, please email curtisbunn@yahoo.com. And please make your room reservation at the Marriott Buckhead and ask for our amazing $117 rate at 404-261-9250. Or you can do so online by clicking here.
If you are excited about next year, please let me know. And scan below for important information.
Peace and blessings,
CURTIS
Curtis Bunn, NBCC founder
Remember book lovers, Tina Lifford‘s must-read book, The Little Book of Big Lies: A Journey Into Inner Fitness, is available for pre-order. It is one of the three NBCC selections for World’s Largest Book Club Meeting. Let’s support this work now. It releases November 19th. Click on the photo above to order.
National Book Club Conference, Inc., 245 Highland Avenue, Suite 230-171, Atlanta, GA 30307

Heat Check: Pat Tucker, Author of Sizzling Novels, Adds Fire To 2020 NBCC As A Featured Author #3chicksandsomebooks

Where Readers And Authors Come Together…And Depart Friends.
2020 Bliss
Pat and book
Heat Check: Pat Tucker, Author of Sizzling Novels,
Adds Fire To 2020 NBCC As A Featured Author
Book Lover:
By day, Pat Tucker Wilson works as a media and communications Manager at Prairie View A&M University, in Prairie View, TX. By night, she is a talented writer with a knack for telling juicy, page-turning stories.
The prolific writer and ghostwriter who was a former television journalist gets her greatest joy in creating her own stories. She is the author of 20 engaging novels and has participated in three anthologies, including New York Times Bestselling Author Zane’s Caramel Flava.
 
Pat’s has discussed her work on the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show and been featured in Essence and Ebony magazines. 
She is crafting her next novel, Twin Flames, which promises to be another exciting read.
Pat draws on her extensive background as a former award-winning radio and television news reporter in California and Texas to craft stories readers love. A graduate of San Jose State University, she is a member of the National and Houston Association of Black Journalists and an active member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
She has written guest blogs for the Huffington Post, the Houston Chronicle, Essence.com and YahooShine at is available for interviews, by phone, Skype, or in person. Learn more about her on all social media platforms as @AuthorPatTucker.
So, let

‘s recap: We have 

the most powerful and diverse lineup of authors

 on board for the 

18th-Annual NBCC. . . . and you’re not on board??? Something is wrong with that picture.
 
It is important to secure your position now with a $100 deposit to join us July 31-August 2 in Atlanta by clicking here. We are running significantly ahead in registrations from previous years at this point. You do not want to be left out.
Any questions, please email curtisbunn@yahoo.com. And please make your room reservation at the Marriott Buckhead and ask for our amazing $117 rate at 404-261-9250. Or you can do so online by clicking here.
If you are excited about next year, please let me know.
Peace and blessings,
CURTIS
Curtis Bunn, NBCC founder
National Book Club Conference, Inc., 245 Highland Avenue, Suite 230-171, Atlanta, GA 30307

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: MICHELLE RAYFORD

Queenie's BookTalk and Reviews

Today I have Author Michelle Rayford on my blog.  Please welcome Michelle.

MDRayford-6-2019Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Thank you. My name is Michelle D. Rayford and I am an author and blogger living in South Carolina.  I’m married with two grown daughters.

What do you do when you are not writing?

You can find me reading, binge-watching Netflix shows, hanging with my family or playing video games.

Do you have a day job as well?

Yes, I’m a Grants Manager at a state government agency.

When did you first start writing and when did you finish your first book?

I’ve been writing since elementary school. I have a ton of notebooks and scraps of papers with stories and poems dating back years. It didn’t become serious for me until around 2014 or 2015. I started taking every class I could find online and around my city…

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Cupcake Brown, Author of NY Times Best-Seller ‘A Piece of Cake,’ Will Be Featured at 2020 NBCC

Where Readers And Authors Come Together…And Depart Friends.
2020 Bliss
Cupcake Brown, Author of NY Times Best-Seller ‘A Piece of Cake,’ Will Be Featured at 2020 NBCC
Book Lover:
I know what you’re saying: “The 2020 National Book Club Conference is going to be fire.”

You’re right!!1

It’s going to be sweet, too, with the exciting addition of Cupcake Brown, the author of the sensational memoir A Piece of of Cake, which has received numerous awards. She adds to a lineup that is the strongest collection of authors you can/will find anywhere. (Please visit www.nationalbookclubconference.com.)

We are registering readers at a record place, so please do not miss out by hesitating to secure your position now with a $100 deposit. Make it your Christmas gift to yourself.

But back to Ms. Brown. As an author, attorney and advocate, Cupcake has spoken all over America and Europe, using her years of negative experiences, coupled with positives, to share with others how the hopes and dreams of anyone really could come true, no matter how impossible it may seem.

She has received the University of San Francisco School of Law’s Judge Harold J. Haley Award for Exceptional Distinction in Scholarship, Character and Activities; San Diego State’s Donal Leiffer Outstanding Alumni Award for Distinguished Service; Suze Orman’s Books for a Better Life Award; and the Black Caucus of the American Library Association’s Literary Award for Nonfiction.

A former lecturer at San Diego State, where she taught classes on youth and gangs, she is working on a sequel to A Piece of Cake and writing the script for the film version of her story. Additionally, she is co-authoring the memoir of Stevie J. Stevenson, father of rapper Tyga, who was wrongfully imprisoned for 27 years. Click on her photo to learn more about Cupcake.

This is how we roll. Please share with your book club members and contact me about securing your positions today.

Peace and blessings,
CURTIS
Curtis Bunn, NBCC founder

2020 National Book Club Conference | July 31-Aug. 2 | Marriott Buckhead ATL
National Book Club Conference, Inc., 245 Highland Avenue, Suite 230-171, Atlanta, GA 30307