African American Historical Fiction by Tina Jones Williams

If you’re looking for historical African American fiction featuring strong families and relatable characters, you need to check out the works of Tina Jones Williams. Williams grew up attending the first desegregated class at her Berkeley junior high school in the 1960s, and many of her experiences inspired her to write stories about the city of Berkeley during that tumultuous time. Although Williams’ characters are fictional, the emotions and historical references can be felt on every page. ... [Read More...]

How to be Ally and Create Inclusion

What does it mean “to be an ally?” For some the concept is challenging and for other it’s broad or vague. Put simply, being and ally to someone else starts with being genuinely helpful to them. But it goes beyond that, it means putting aside your biases, not letting any micro-aggressions slip out and then taking action, meaningful action, to help others who may not have your level of standing or influence. Sometimes people might ask for your help, sometimes they won’t but you can offer i... [Read More...]

Better Sex Begins with the Right Diet

If you’re like most people, you want a better sex life, but your efforts might be in vane. There is no secret exercise or other miracle cure. But you can impact your sexual health greatly by changing your diet. Eating too many processed foods, sweets, and calorie-laden meals offering little nutritional value will leave anyone feeling sluggish and bloated — the complete opposite of sexy. This is why acupuncturist and holistic nutritional counselor Christine DeLozier, L.Ac. spent years studyi... [Read More...]

Life-Changing Advice for Introverts

Whether you’re at a networking event or trying to sell a product to a customer, being able to communicate effectively is a must. Speaking with unfamiliar people seems to come naturally for outgoing extroverts, but introverted people often feel shy and uncomfortable when they’re supposed to “mingle” with others. Quiet people may even miss out on professional opportunities because they don’t know how or when to speak up. Luckily, author and self-proclaimed introvert Matthew Pollard offe... [Read More...]

From Social Media to Weight Loss: How to Guides by Daniel Zane Bryan

The internet can be an excellent resource for curious minds, but it can also be difficult to track down the most accurate information. When it comes to things as important as your own health or business, you want to make sure that you can put your best foot forward. This is where author Daniel Zane Bryan can help. Bryan holds several degrees and has a passion for research and education. His books strive to break down complicated, broad topics into bite-sized lessons that anyone can understand an... [Read More...]

YA Fiction Set in Eastern European Village

I am Cecilia by author Zara Miller is a debut coming-of-age novel that tells the complicated, often hilarious, story of a teenage girl who craves something more from life than what she was born into. Readers are sure to resonate with the young, highly intelligent protagonist and feel compelled to cheer her on during every step of her journey. As Miller’s very first book, I am Cecilia was inspired heavily by Miller’s own experiences growing up. Like Cecilia, Miller is deeply connected to her ... [Read More...]

Compelling Psychological Fiction & Nonfiction by B.C. Harris

Artist, author, and part-time professor B.C. Harris offers exciting, thought-provoking content for fans of both fiction and nonfiction. If you love suspense, adventure, and pondering deep questions, Harris’s books will pull you in and leave you hanging on every word until the very last page. The Darkness This gripping psychological thriller follows Sarah Sulmona, a woman who has been plagued by bad luck. In the span of 2 years, Sarah broke up with 2 lovers, suffered a miscarriage, and lost he... [Read More...]

Getting Old and Finding Love

If you’re searching for a contemporary tale told from a fresh perspective, author Curtis Maynard recently published a novel that’s bound to intrigue both athletes and those of retirement age who struggle with the idea of falling in love again. Readers will be compelled to reflect on their own lives as they read about the achievements, personal struggles, losses, love interests of the aging athlete depicted in this book. In Love and Water Maynard’s novel, In Love and Water, begins by intro... [Read More...]

What Never Was, Can Never Be:  Poetry

The desire to share one’s own story and personal journey through life is something that most people can relate to. Describing the lessons you’ve learned, accomplishments you’ve achieved, and telling funny anecdotes about your childhood can help encourage and uplift others who come across your story. Autobiographies are nothing new, but author and poet Ronnell Beaty tells the story of his own life in a way that feels like you are glimpsing through a window at moments in his life. Rather tha... [Read More...]

Power The Super Dog: An Empowering Children’s Book

Children can and should be educated about people who experience the world in different ways, such as individuals with disabilities. Inclusion and acceptance of others are key mindsets that can be established at a young age, and the multi-talented author Queen Tizo has created a book for parents hoping to instill these values in their children. While this title is geared towards kids between the ages of 3 and 7, people of all ages are sure to smile at the adorable tale of Power the Super Dog. In... [Read More...]