grown up creativity: AAMBC new book release, Buffalo City Czar by James Scott

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AAMBC New Book Release

Buffalo City Czar by James Scott

Synopsis:

Buffalo City Czar is the story of a young Buffalo City boy that ascends to power and becomes mega-maniacal while a maverick federal team vows to stop him.
buffalocityczarbookExcerpt from Buffalo City Czar:

The phone rang, but neither of them had heard it. They were too engrossed in each other to hear anything but the waves of the ocean.

Mrs. Jones smiled back and raised her glass. They crossed their arms and stared into each other’s eyes.

“For better or worse,” he said to her.

“Until death do us apart.”

They both downed their glasses of Dom Perignon Oenotheque, and then embraced for a long juicy kiss.

Mr. Jones was the first to break away. “I have something for you.” He was excited, and then said, “Have a seat, I’ll be right back.”

He hurried to the master bedroom to retrieve his wife’s surprise from his luggage. He tossed the designer suitcase on the bed and unzipped it. That was their last night at the hotel before they left for the Caribbean Islands, so most their clothing had been packed away already.

Right where he had left it, on top of his clothes sat a rectangular shaped, black suede jewelry box. He proudly smiled, opened the box, and then inspected its contents. Satisfied, he closed the box and began zipping the suitcase when he suddenly remembered the kilo of coke he had ingeniously disguised at the bottom of his luggage. He pushed his clothes aside and quickly grabbed the coke that he had poured into a Johnson and Johnson baby powder container. He popped the cap of the container then expertly stuck his long nailed pinky finger inside of the container. He scooped up a hefty mound of the raw Peruvian flake and deeply inhaled the white powder. Damn, this shit is good, he thought, and then did the same to the other nostril. He almost choked as he was interrupted in the middle of taking another hit.

“Babe, what’s taking you so long?” The new bride grew impatient and yelled from the living room.

In a strained voice, he answered, “Just hold your horses’ baby. I’ll be there in a second.”

 

Meet the Author, James Scott:

James Scott was born in Buffalo New York in 1966. He endured the toughest streets, prison, and near death. Through the grace of God, he was given a second chance to

Author, James Scott

Author, James Scott

relive his life through different circumstances. After enrolling into ITT-Technical school majoring in information technology, James began following his dreams of writing. He hopes to entertain the world with the tales of the dark side. Today, he resides in Atlanta, Georgia a proud father of two of Gods most precious gifts.

 
1) What inspired you to began writing, and when did you start?I was inspired to write through my passion for reading. In 1989, I spent eight years in Attica Correctional Facility a jail in New York State. To escape the horrors of my unpleasant incarceration, I read daily and wrote about my experiences inside and out of prison.

2)Tell us about some of your favorite authors that inspired you?

Harold Robins, Sidney Sheldon, Iceberg Slim, and Donald Goines an others inspired me. Those were some of the first books that I began reading in prison.  I was  so fascinated by the stories that I read that I began reading all kinds of books. Tom Clancy, Eric Jerome Dickey, Annie Rice, and James Patterson. James Patterson was the author that had the most influence on my wanting to write. The way that he puts together a mystery plot had me up late nights wanting to know what happened next.

3) What is a typical day like for you?

(laughter) That’s funny, because if my readers actually knew what a typical day was like for me they would be surprised. However, after work each day, I come home and workout in my gym for 30 to 45 minutes. It relieves the stress from my job and puts my brain at ease. After taking care of my bodily grooming, I eat and pick up where I last left off with my writing. My mood depends on how much time I put into my work.

4) Does your novel Buffalo City Czar have any special connection to your real life or your past?

Absolutely, it’s very much connected to my past. I don’t want to get into details, but, although my novel is a book of fiction, I wrote it based on real life experiences.

5) Tell us your favorite character in Buffalo City Czar and why we should love or love to hate them?

My favorite character is Mike. You got to love him; a little tough man with a short man complex. Knowing his childhood you can’t help but to have sympathy for him. But then you fall in love with his swagger and begin to respect his gangster. When he begins to fall off, because of the death of his woman, it’ll make you want to see him get his shit together. Nevertheless, you would  never expect for Mike to make the last move he makes.

6) What plans do you have for marketing and promoting yourself and your brand to readers?

I plan to market myself by any means necessary: internet, bookstores, libraries, book signings, radio.

7) Do you have any plans on publishing any other novels? If so, tell us a little about them.

Yes, as a matter of fact, I have several manuscripts that I plan to publish. God willing, my next novel is about the con game, a mystery/romance novel. Also, I have an erotica, a murder-mystery, and an uncensored autobiography about my life.  I am 46-years-young  and have experienced a side of life that the average 46-year-old would have never survived. I give all praises to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. My life was spared in order for me to share my life with the world.

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grown up creativity: courses to consider – professional blogging w/the new york institute of career development

I ran across the Professional Blogging course for the New York Institute of Career Development a few days ago and I have been exploring it’s offerings.  I already blog, however, 1) it’s more of a hobby and 2) I’m not sure I’m maximizing my capacity for ultimate exposure; this online course might be my answer and it seems pretty budget friendly too.  One of my goals is to definitely take my blogging up a notch, so hopefully with further investigation, this course from NYICD will be my next move.  Check out their link and they will send you a full program outline. It looks promising.

http://nyicd.com/courses/blogging

 

Check out the Professional Blogging Course at New York Institute of Career Development

Check out the Professional Blogging Course at New York Institute of Career Development

grown up creativity: AAMBC New Book Release, Tears of a Hustler by Silk White

AAMBC (African Americans On The Move Book Club)

New Book Release – Tears of A Hustler by Silk White

 

AAMBC New Book Release, Tears Of A Hustler by Silk White

Synopsis of Tears of a Hustler:

Tears of a Hustler, Part 4 picks up right where Tears Of A Hustler, Part 3 left off… The Spades are a new powerful organization out to clean up the streets and put an end to drug dealing and crime in the community. The Spades leader, a dangerous man that goes by the name Wolf won’t rest until his mission of cleaning up the streets and making the community a nice safe place to live is accomplished, but standing in his way is Pauleena and her deadly crew of killers and dealers. Pauleena is all about her money and could care less about Wolf or The Spades. With each side not willing to budge or come to a compromise a long trail of blood is sure to be left behind once the gun smoke clears… You ve been warned! Join Silk White as he takes you on another ride that you won t forget.

 

An Interview with Silk White:

 native of Harlem, New York, Silk White began his writing career in 2006. He is the author of the three part Urban Fiction series Tears of a Hustler and Co-Owner of Good2Go Publishing and Good2Go Films. Silk has No Way Out and Black Barbie as a film credit under Good2Go Films and in his spare time, loves to write and act. He is currently producing a new movie and is hard at work on his next novel.

1. Tell me about the finale to your critical acclaim trilogy Tears of a Hustler?

This book is the finale to a trilogy that was written 2 years ago.  We took our time with releasing part 2&3 to help build up our fan base in between releases.  It’s a classic finale that all our loyal fans have been waiting for.  I promised I wouldn’t let them down and according to the reviews we have received so far, everyone is happy.  Check amazon.

2. What made you decide to start your own publishing company rather than signing with an establish publisher?

Well after Tears of a Hustler PT 1 was released I had several offers on the table, but from a business standpoint it just made more sense to

Author, Silk White

release my titles under my own company.  In the short term it’s a lot of work because you have to build your fan base one fan at a time, because you don’t have any distribution.  But once you’ve established your brand like we have, you make 100% of the profit. At the rate we’re going we should be one of the biggest independent african american owned publishing companies out there in a few years.  We’ve reached over 130,000 households in two years with no help.   Right now we have good2go publishing and good2go films our movie Production Company and Third Lane Marketing.

3. What is the hardest part of writing for you?

Writing was a natural process for me, growing up in the environment that I grew up in and my life experiences help enhanced my already vivid imagination.  My ability to translate my imagination thru writing was a god gifted talent that I discovered when I was going thru unforeseen circumstances.

4. What’s the best thing about being an author?

I really appreciate all the love and support that I get from the fans.  They are the ones that keep me motivated.  It’s amazing to see all the support that I get from all parts of the country, outside the country also. Shout out to all my UK Fans. I never thought that one day my work would have reached over 70,000 households.

5. What are you working on now?

Well I just wrapped up my 5th book which is slated to be released Nov 25 2011.  Its called The Teflon Queen.   So be on the look out for that. You can pre-order an autograph copy now from www.good2gopublishing.com  I also just finished shooting my 2nd movie under good2go films its called Black Barbie.  The first movie is called No Way Out you can get that at www.good2gofilms.com

6. What advice would you give to aspiring writers?

This piece of advice is not just for writers but any aspiring entrepreneurs out there.  Especially, the youth coming from underprivileged communities.  Sometimes in life we get a bad hand to play with. You have to make the best out of the hand you’re given. The best piece of advice I can give is, spend all your time and energy focusing on accomplishing your goals whatever it may be, you’re going to get results.  Surround yourself with good people you trust, Sleep 5hrs work 19hrs.

I just want to say Thanks to everyone out there for the love and support.  Keep supporting me and Good2go Publishing

Find Silk White and Tears Of A Hustler:

WWW.GOOD2GOPUBLISHING.COM
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/GOOD2GOPUBLISHING
WWW.TWITTER.COM/GOOD2GOBOOKS

Tears of a Hustler PT 4  http://amzn.to/OYvG6x

He Loves Me, He Loves You Not  http://amzn.to/SFSkRN

 

Read an Excerpt from Tears Of A Hustler:

On September 16, 2012, Wolf receives an email from street hustler Pauleena Diaz

From:              Pauleena Diaz

Subject:           The Consequences

Date:               September 16, 2012

To:                  Wolf

Wolf I’m going to keep this short and sweet…  F*ck you and f*ck your consequences…  When you see me, you know what to do!

 From:              Wolf

Subject:           You’ve Been Warned

Date:               September 16, 2012

To:                  Pauleena Diaz

You have a real filthy mouth for a woman.  I just hope that your bite is as loud as your bark…  I’ve asked you nicely to stop slanging poison to my people.  You refuse so now me and The Spades will respond accordingly…  Ms. Diaz you’ve been warned!

 From:              Pauleena Diaz

Subject:           Fuck You!

Date:               September 16, 2012

To:                  Wolf

Mr. Wolf just by reading your e-mails I can tell that you are a clown and I look forward to running into you.  All I ask is that you keep the police out of this…  It started in the streets so lets keep it there…  This is how I feed my family.  This is how all my people feed their families so if you think for one second that I’m going to lay down, you my friend are in for a rude awakening.  This is what I do.  This is what I been doing and this is what I’m going to continue to do…  Like I said, I look forward to running into you Mr. Wolf.  Just know there will be shots fired on site….  You’ve been warned!

 

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