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National Book Club Conference News: We’re MOVING for 2020

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Where Readers And Authors Come Together…And Depart Friends.
Marriott Buckhead
The Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center is located in Atlanta’s prime shopping district.
2020 NBCC Moves To The Marriott To Provide More Value To ‘Literary Bliss’
*** Early Bird Registration Expires on September 1st
Book Lover:
After much deliberation, negotiations and evaluations, I have decided to move our weekend of Literary Bliss from our home for the last three years, the InterContinental hotel. The 18th-Annual National Book Club Conference will be held July 31-August 2 at the Marriott Buckhead hotel.
Why? Let us count the reasons:
* The Marriott is a four-star hotel that has offered us can’t-beat sleeping room rates: $117 per night for a single or a double room. . . a remarkable rate. And compared to the $189 a night for a single, $199 for a double room the InterContinental offered, it was a no-brainer.
* The Marriott is literally across the street from Lenox Square Mall and one block from Phipps Plaza, another shopping mall with high-end shops and a plethora of restaurants.
* The Marriott’s food and beverage rates allow us to not raise our registration rate and affords us to provide a plated breakfast on Friday and dinner Saturday and small bites for our reception.
* For Friday evening, the Marriott is footing the bill for an R&B band to perform for us in the hotel’s beautiful and spacious lounge. It will be an ideal way to wrap of Day 1–authors and readers convening over cocktails while enjoying wonderful live music.
And there you have it. We will receive for more for our money and still have the required meeting space to execute Literary Bliss as only we do. We can begin making reservations at the Marriott starting on September 4th.
Meanwhile, there are nine days left to secure 2020 NBCC registration for just $225. Please do so by making your payment via our Registration page by September 1st. Click on the photo of the Marriott or go to www.nationalbookclubconference.com/2020-registration.
Our website has been updated with our Featured Author commitments to this point. Already, it is stellar: Eric Jerome Dickey, Leonard Pitts, Tananarive Due, Donna Hill, Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant, Kalisha Buckhanon and Blacc Topp. Home runs, each of them. Please read about them at www.nationalbookclubconference.com.
There will be more Featured Authors added each month. This is how we roll.
In the next newsletter: survey results, Featured Author announcement and other good stuff.
Peace and blessings,
CURTIS
Curtis Bunn, NBCC founder
National Book Club Conference, Inc., 245 Highland Avenue, Suite 230-171, Atlanta, GA 30307

Create Your Romance Night! Will you be naughty or nice? You Decide on What Adventure You Will Have For the Night!!! #interactivestorytelling

 

Remember when you were young & read stories where you were the protagonist? Or have you ever been reading & wanted to choose what the main character should do?
Here’s your chance to Create Your Romance Night!

Will you be naughty or nice?

You Decide on What Adventure You Will Have For the Night!!!

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Rock Bottom Success Tour with Author Keysha Dale #3chicksandsomebooks

Bold, honest, and inspiring, Rock Bottom Success is a journey of loss due to poor decisions and triumph from learning in life’s most teachable moments. Author Keysha Dale painstakingly gives her readers a Birdseye view of the good, the bad, and the ugly of growing up while you level up professionally. Filled with pearls of wisdom derived from Keysha seeing the lessons in failure, which ultimately catapulted her

from sleeping on friends’ sofas to having a seat at the table in her chosen career, Rock Bottom Success is a handbook every career woman needs in her briefcase.

 

Order on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2ZaVqXm

 

Short Bio

 

Keysha Dale is a healthcare executive and an influencer who uses her business acumen and professional prowess to help other women succeed in the workplace and in life. She does so much more than play her role at work, she actively seeks ways to improve the profession through service. Dale is the District of Columbia (DC) Long-Term Care Administration Board Chairperson and the National Association of Long-Term Administrator Board (NAB) State Governance and Regulatory past Forum Facilitator. Currently residing in the Washington, DC area, the wife and mother tours the country sharing pearls of wisdom from her book Rock Bottom Success. Keysha is committed to equipping women for career success through authentic mentorship.

 

Connect with Keysha

 

Website: www.KeyshaDale.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamkeyshadale/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/keyshadale/

 

Step into the Boardroom for Keysha’s 21 Day Success Program:  bit.ly/KD21DaySuccess 

 

Q & A with Keysha Dale

 

You’re a successful healthcare executive, why did you decide to add author to your role?

 

During my Rock Bottom experience, I vowed to myself that I would help other women avoid the

mistakes I made that landed me in the situation. I also wanted to encourage women to be tenacious

and remain hopeful that at any given moment God can move you out of the Rock Bottom pit.

 

What do you hope readers will gain from reading Rock Bottom Success? 

 

I hope my readers will gain truth; the good, bad and ugly about what it’s like to hit Rock Bottom; my mentors shared and exposed me to things however I really wish they had shared those details of their poor choices in the workplace.

 

For example, in the book I share that I didn’t find out until after I prematurely resigned from my job

that one of my mentors resigned from the same supervisor for the exact same reason as I did a few

years before me.

 

How did finding yourself at “Rock Bottom” propel you to success? In what ways did it make you dig deeper to see yourself and the world around you?

 

Wow! My rock bottom experience was the pivotal point of my life which carried over to my career. I

believed that God has so much for me that it was imperative that he prunes all the things that were

not of him. This is the reason the pearls of wisdom have been incorporated into the book. A pearl is

made from the journey of being molded by an irritant and water that assist with smoothing it to a

gorgeous and elegant pearl.

 

If you could go back and change anything about your personal journey, what would it be?

 

Absolutely Nothing! Every iota of my Rock Bottom experience prepared me for my today.

 

How has having mentors helped you gain clarity about your career direction and overall

purpose in life?

 

Mentors have brought clarity by allowing me to share ideas off. I also allow them to challenge me

with the goal of identifying the next steps of my career.

 

How has mentoring others helped you to better understand yourself and women entering the workplace?

 

It’s helped me to keep learning. Mentees bring out the best in me and help me to see how much I

have matured as a businesswoman.

 

What is the most beneficial career advice you’ve ever received?

 

Never forget to assist others as others have assisted you in your professional development.

 

How do you balance career, family and service?

 

By taking care of me first; my order is God, me, and then my family. Live life and don’t let it live you.

Girlfriend time and me time is a must!

 

From a manager’s perspective, how can women in entry-level positions gain the attention of

decision makers when seeking advancement in the workplace?

 

By staying engaged company projects, volunteer to do various projects and trainings. Do the things

that others do not want to do. Always be willing to sharpen the saw and one day you will be the

most knowledgeable, visible, and noticed person in the workplace.

 

With harassment prevalent in the work environment, what advice can you offer women who

find themselves on the receiving end of a rude or insensitive coworkers attacks?

 

A person should stay focused on the bigger picture of why they are at the organization. Oftentimes,

rude coworkers are merely distractions. Find a safe place of coworkers, women or men, to connect

with. It’s always alright to address the rudeness by expressing how you feel. It’s not what you say but

your delivery. As it relates to harassment, always see your HR department and put it in writing to

carbon copy your HR file.

 

Moving forward, what’s next for you?

 

I have a workbook that assists those who desire to further their professional development. Also,

exploring future possibilities of having an on-line course on workbook topics.

Order on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2ZaVqXm

Connect with Keysha

 

Website: www.KeyshaDale.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamkeyshadale/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/keyshadale/

 

eBook Piracy is on the rise in 2019 #3chicksandsomebooks

Ebook piracy is increasing every single year. $300 million was lost in author income due to pirated book sales in the United States last year. This figure fluctuates year to year, in 2017 Nielsen consumer survey covering ebook piracy found $315 million in US book sales was lost annually due to piracy. Piracy is not strictly  a US problem, the Egyptian Publishers Union found last year that piracy cost Egypt’s publishers $16.8 million annually, while the UK’s Intellectual Property Office found in 2017 that 17% of all ebooks consumed that year, 4 million units in total, were pirated.

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National Book Club Conference via @curtisbunn #BookNews #Event Update | Atlanta 2019 #3chicksandsomebooks

Where Readers And Authors Come Together…And Depart Friends.
Marissa Alexander
Zane Loses Her Mother, Will Skip 2019 NBCC
Book Lover:
Sad news: Zane, the prolific author and publisher, has bowed out of the 2019 National Book Club Conference after the death of her mother.
We send prayers to her, sister Charmaine Parker, an author and fantastic editor, and their family in this time of grief and sorrow.
In light of Zane’s absence, we have a schedule adjustment that will be repeated at the NBCC: Marissa Alexander will move into the 1:30 p.m. time slot in the Windsor Ballroom on Friday afternoon.
Marissa, you may remember, was forced into the public’s eye when, in 2010, she was arrested and charged with aggravated assault for firing a warning shot to fend off her estranged husband from attacking her. In 2012, she was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Contrast her case to George Zimmerman, who was not convicted in the murder of Trayvon Martin. Alexander and Zimmerman used the same Florida Stand Your Grown law as a defense. Alexander, who hurt no one, got 20 years. Zimmerman killed an unarmed teenager and got off.
Released in 2017, Marissa is an advocate for justice and is working on a memoir that will tell her dramatic, controversial story that is laced with racial and sex biases. She will share some of the behind-the-scenes drama she endured.
Please read below about other important stuff in preparation for our weekend of Literary Bliss.
Peace and blessings,
CURTIS
Curtis Bunn, NBCC founder
 
Remember: Pre-register for the conference on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. if you are in Atlanta. It’s better to complete then to lessen the lines on Friday morning, when registration starts at 7:30 a.m.
 
Attire: Comfortable clothes and shoes for the daily activities. Semi-formal attire for the Featured Authors Red Carpet event, awards dinner and post-dinner dessert party.
 
Do: Bring your checkbook. As an attendee, you can register for the 2020 NBCC at our largest discount of $225 per person at the conference. Do take advantage of that opportunity as soon as you can, as we can only accept the first 50.
 
Goal: Please challenge yourself to sit in on at least part of a minimum of six authors you do not know or unfamiliar with. It will enhance your experience for sure. . . and they would greatly appreciate your support.
 
Raffles: We will raffle books throughout the weekend at the general sessions in the Windsor Ballroom. AND, we will raffle complimentary registration for the 2020 NBCC. Must be present at time of drawing to win.
 
T-Shirts: By my count, we have two entries into the T-Shirt of the Year Contest: Mind and Soul Alliance and The Lovely Ladies of Literature Book Club. We will vote on them on Friday and announce the winner at the dinner on Saturday night. Also, many of you have custom book club t-shirts. Saturday is the day to wear them.
 
Important: We are nothing without our health. The Black Women’s Health Imperative and Jefferson Hospital of Philadelphia sponsors the must-attend panel, Conversation of Black Women’s Health on Friday at 11:45 a.m. It will enlighten you on so many vital elements 
 
Do: Visit as ALL of our authors and exhibitors who will have tables set up outside the Windsor Ballroom. Lots of talent will be on display.
 
Remember: We added last week wonderful author Ebony Roberts, author of the hot new memoir, The Love Prison Man and Unmade, who will have her “book club meeting” at 2:40 p.m. on Friday. Announcements will be made, as she is not listed in the official program. AND we will have the updated schedule posted in our high-traffic area.
Will share MORE information about the NBCC next week.
Peace and blessings,
CURTIS
CURTIS BUNN, NBCC founder
National Book Club Conference, Inc., 245 Highland Avenue, Suite 230-171, Atlanta, GA 30307

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Create Your Romance Night! Will you be naughty or nice? You Decide on What Adventure You Will Have For the Night!!! #interactivestorytelling

 

Remember when you were young & read stories where you were the protagonist? Or have you ever been reading & wanted to choose what the main character should do?
Here’s your chance to Create Your Romance Night!

Will you be naughty or nice?

You Decide on What Adventure You Will Have For the Night!!!

http://www.ChooseYourRomanceStory.com
via SylviaHubbard.com

 

The 11th Annual #Smashwords July Summer/Winter Sale! July 1, 2019 – July 31, 2019 on #RomanticSuspense Novels, Novellas and Short Stories by @SylviaHubbard1 1/2 price Off to #FREEreads #3chicksandsomebooks

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Everybody is so sensitive these days. I can’t look at a woman and admire her without some BS about misconduct. Give me a f*ing break.
She works for me and I pay her salary.
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He fired me, then re-hired me.
He could do his own technology, for all I cared. I just wanted peace of mind.
He refused to give it to me.
He also refused to let me go.
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~ Sometimes good and evil must coexist to bring about the reckoning. ~

Ebony – I’ve never begged for anything. Until the day I begged him to save my life.

Fear was not a word I used. Failure had never been an option. Even as life threw me curveballs on a regular basis, I powered through. My job as a police officer drove me to do better, be better than anyone else, and to protect those who needed my help. My position as President of the Fairfax Chapter of Lady Guardians instilled a sense of sisterhood and passion for my community. I’m proud of the person I’ve become and have no regrets about the life I’ve lived. Well, except one–and it happens to be the man hovering over my body as I bleed out on my front lawn.

Cole – Life on the other side wasn’t all it was cracked up to be, but my forgiveness will be found in the unlikeliest of places.

The day I came home to find my beautiful neighbor on the verge of death, my world shifted. She’d seen me when all I wanted to do was hide, not allowing me to wallow in my guilt and memories. The things I’d seen in combat, scarred me for life, changing me into someone I hardly recognized. But it didn’t matter to her. Now someone had hurt her. The woman I desired from afar, even as I knew it was best that I stayed on my side of the street. I was no good for her. For anyone. But someone had tried to harm her, and that just wouldn’t do at all.

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