Interview (Part 1) With Songwriter & “Permission to Fly” Author, Layng Martine, Jr.!

layng martine jr sbc untaggedHe’s written hits for the likes of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Pointer Sisters, Reba McEntire, and Billy “Crash” Craddock (whose “Rub it In” song inspired the “Plug it In” jingle) to name a few. He wrote an essay about his marriage of 54 years for the New York Times Modern Love column that moved the world. Now, he has written his debut bestseller, Permission to Fly: A Memoir Read the rest

Interview With To The Next Step Founder and Author Kyle Grappone!

kyle grappone untaggedIt’s no revelation that many people are unhappy with their jobs. In fact, the whole miserable-on-the-job, making-it-to-Friday, and barely-enjoying-Sunday-because- tomorrow-is-Monday culture has been normalized. This mass dissatisfaction is what Kyle Grappone observed in his ten years of working various roles in corporate America. He was compelled to research this trend and even surveyed college graduates who revealed regrets about how their lives turned out. Well, Grappone is hoping to help … Read the rest

Review: Dapper Dan Made in Harlem: A Memoir

dapper danDAPPER DAN MADE IN HARLEM: A MEMOIR, Daniel R. Day. Random House, $28.00 (277p) ISBN-13: 9780525510512
Publication date: July 9, 2019

He might have been born and raised in Harlem, but his impact as a fashion designer has been felt worldwide. Daniel Day, a.k.a. Dapper Dan, is a man of immense complexity. He was born in 1944, one of seven children, and was a Daddy’s boy, not a Momma’s … Read the rest

Interview With “Jumping the Picket Fence” Author & Entrepreneur Lydia Dean!

lydia deanMany people choose security over passion when it comes to employment. When you were a child, you probably loved reading, writing, singing, drawing, playing a sport, etc. You might’ve even taken that craft on as an extracurricular activity. But did it ever go past a hobby? Did you ever try to pursue it professionally? Maybe you made a few attempts only to feel defeated. Maybe someone talked you out of … Read the rest

Interview With Author & “Ms. Dee’s Kitchen” Playwright, Katrina Walker!

katrina and bookKatrina Walker is just as much a survivor as she is a go-getter. She’s overcome homelessness, abuse, five marriages, a home invasion that nearly cost her life, and some of the biggest heights of racial tension. But she never let any of it stop her. In fact, she utilized her passion for business and serving communities, as well as her faith in God, to become a self-made a millionaire. Last … Read the rest

Interview With “The Altered Adventure” Series Author Gary Merritt!

gary merritt and booksThere is a new world that fantasy and adventure enthusiasts can escape to. That world is ‘Altered.’ So far compared to the likes of Narnia and The Wizard of Oz, Gary Merritt’s, The Altered Adventure, is a young adult series based on Gizzy Gazza, the beloved animation series created by the same man. The millions who have tuned in to Gizzy Gazza online can now consume … Read the rest

Interview With “MY JOB” book series Curator & Entrepreneur Suzanne Skees!

suzanne skees and bookJobs will always be a hot topic. You might hate or love your job or you’re struggling to find a job, you despise your job’s commute, you loathe your boss—or maybe you actually think highly of your boss, you have a crush on a colleague, you’re frustrated with HR, you need someone to look at your  resume/cover letter, you got a referral—see, so many thing to talk about! And it … Read the rest

Interview With Natural Hair Influencer Tara Gyemibi!

Image.JPGIt’s no secret that influencers have become a part of marketing and publicity campaigns. If you have a platform with reach, there is a chance that many businesses will be interested—as well as the masses. What is the key to influencing? Natural hair influencer Tara Gyemibi aka Mz Tara Bell says it’s about authenticity. “I believe you have to be authentic and you have to be very genuine,” Gyemibi told … Read the rest

Interview With Charles Ford, Author of “The Anatomy of a Corporate Lynching”!

charles ford coverIf you enjoy coming up with ideas and sharing them with your job, you may want to think twice after reading The Anatomy of a Corporate Lynching by Charles Ford. The memoir reveals how Ford’s former job, Con Edison, exploited him by pirating his slogan. It took a while for Ford to overcome his anguish after this experience, but he was able to persevere, and it turns out, … Read the rest

Interview With “Ella’s Greatest Adventures” Author & Founder Ashley Thompson!

ASHLEY AND ELLA'SPeace at the Dental Office is not only helping to put children at ease during a dentist appointment, but adults as well. The book was also written to interest youth in pursuing dentistry as a career. It is the first in the series of Ella’s Greatest Adventures, which is also a company, founded by Ashley N. Thompson. The medical lab professional and Biology graduate has always been passionate … Read the rest