KELLY ROWLAND’S NEW BOOK “WHOA, BABY!”

In addition to Kelly Rowland’s credits as a Grammy-award winner, executive producer, and actress, she can now add being a book author to the list. Rowland released her first book titled “Whoa, Baby! – A Guide for Young and New Mothers Who Feel overwhelmed and Freaked Out”. For her mom’s guide, she enlisted the assistance…

Person of the Week: Commercial Beauty and Fashion Photographer Mario Epanya

Mario Epanya is a Paris based commercial beauty and fashion photographer whose work focuses on diversity in fashion and portraiture. Born in Cameroon, Epanya started his career as a self-taught hair and makeup artist in 1995. In 2000, he moved to France where he studied and became a professional makeup artist working for the likes of…

FEBRUARY 2017 BESTSELLING AFRICAN AMERICAN BOOKS/EBOOKS

Brokenhearted Girl 3: When Your Heart Hurts (Kindle Edition) by Diamond Johnson  They say that what’s done in the dark will eventually come to the light. The secret about Reese being Camryn’s biological father had gone on too long, and now it’s finally been revealed. How will something like that end? Sticks has been raising…

Top 7 African American New Book/Ebook Releases for January 2017

The Conclusion (The Greatest Love Series Book 5) Kindle Edition by Genevieve Woods The fifth installment of The Greatest Love Series will provide the conclusion, in all matters, for each couple in the series. Secrets will be revealed. Life-altering decisions will be made. And every character will face the reality that their duty is to fear…

SPECIAL EDITION: The Color Line

I do not know if it was premonition… a few months ago before the election of Donald Trump, The Color Line exhibition was announced in France at the Quai Branly Museum. The term “Color Line” was originally used as a reference to the racial segregation that existed in the United States after the abolition of…

Southern Laced Favorite Books

As the leaves began to fall and the coolness of crisp winds began to blow, many people find themselves emerged in a good book. If you ask me what my favorite book is… I would definitely have to ponder because I have many! It all depends on what mood I’m in. Sometimes I’m looking for…

What’s On Your Summer Reading List?

Because of your support, I have decided to offer my ebooks FREE to you from July 18th-July 22nd on Amazon.com. You will be able to download Southern Laced: Dance,Southern Laced: Blood,  Southern Laced: Love , Life After My Fall From Grace and The Art of Writing at absolutely no cost! Happy Reading! Kelly Stone Editor-In-Chief

Have You Been Laced?

“SOUTHERN Laced basically describes who I am. I have lived in Mississippi all of my life. I grew up in the country on a dirt road. As a child, I fell asleep to the beat from a local juke joint. My experiences in life, the way I talk and my demeanor are all SOUTHERN Laced.”…

Free Ebook – The Art of Writing

Fall in love with reading. Write the story that has been begging to come forth. Remain focused on writing the story from beginning to end. Be reminded that hard work takes time. Know that it’s a must to continuously obtain knowledge and skills in order to be a better writer. Keep writing in season and…

The Black Gypsy: A Southern Laced Short Story

Over the weekend, I ran across a short story that I abandoned a couple of years ago. Deep sigh… Here’s a short synopsis and Chapter One of The Black Gypsy: Copyright © 2014 Kelly Stone. All Rights Reserved. Meet Primrose Guthrie. She’s a young, vibrant, black woman that believes she’s a gypsy at heart. She began to…

Breaking Down the Barriers of Anxiety Disorder and Depression

Everyone has a role to play when it comes to mental illness. It takes a village to raise a child but it also takes a village to nurture that child back to health. During a recent conversation with host Miyume of Epiphany radio show, she provided a profound illustration on anxiety and depression. She shared that…