Here are a few of the books that will be in attendance on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at the Read to Lead/Write to Enlight Book Festival. Books will consist of the following genres: Suspense, Thriller, Romantic-Thriller, Children’s, Self-Help, Poetry, Non-fiction, and more. Check out my home page here to get details about the attending authors, their books, and sponsors.
Welcome Author Tyler Porter to the Read to Lead/Write to Enlight Book Festival. Tyler is an American Author with a focus on suspenseful, thriller novels. He launched his writing career with the debut of his novel, Love Before Law. From a young age, he has been involved in creative writing and has always had an interest in storytelling. There are many exciting things in the works for him, so be sure to follow him on his social media outlets!
Eyes Never Lie Synopsis: A ruthless killer. A retiring detective. A game of life and death. After thirty years on the force, Detective Casey Norris has finally accepted that the time has come for him to retire. His body is slowing down, his mind can’t be far behind and he won’t allow either to decide his fate. He is ready to go out on his terms. But, before it can be made official, a killer emerges from the darkness with a mission. A mission that must be carried out through blood and death. A mission that will not be complete until the killer has the thing they want the most; the death of Casey Norris. Norris has never been a step behind, but as he and his team of detectives work to stop the rising body count, the murders begin hitting too close to home. It becomes evident that the killing will not stop until he or the killer is dead. Will he be able to protect those closest to him? Or has he finally met the monster he cannot stop?
Literacy and giving goes hand-in-hand, especially if you are giving the gift of literacy. There are so many ways that you can give the gift of literacy, such as: giving books or a kindle as gifts, having book readings, teaching others how to read, and developing a book festival with the goal of increasing individuals daily reading activities. Ways in which a book festival can do this is by spotlighting new and upcoming authors, supporting literary programs, and giving away books and other items for the encouragement of reading and writing.
The Read to Lead/Write to Enlight Book Festival does just that. The festival was developed with the intention of connecting readers and potential readers with authors and the books they write. The festival is also intended to connect writers/bloggers with the literary community to encourage them to continue to write and possibly become an author in the future.
If this sounds like a festival just for you, feel free to message me or contact me with the information listed on the flyer. We only have two more spots available.
This year I released book number 22. My first book was published in 2010. You could say I published about 2 books a year. Of course there was a year or two that I went without publishing a book; however, I made up for it.
I am grateful that I have been able to continue to write and publish these literary works. Reading and writing has been a part of my life as far as I can remember. When I was around 8 years old, my aunt kept my sister and her children involved in reading and writing programs. We participated in Columbus Metropolitan Library’s reading program each year. We also often participated in another program, which we could read off our fines. Let me tell you, that’s one of the most powerful tools ever when it comes to literacy and helping kids to love reading. I absolutely love reading and writing.
Feel free to check out my 22 titles below:
Dead Wrong- Romance/Thriller
Poetic Outlets- Poetry
All in Together Girl- Children’s
My Poetic Soul Unleashed- Poetry
Jacob: In the Mind of a Mad Man- Thriller
The New Face of Disabilities- Self-help
Journey to the Truth- Poetry
The Book of Quotes- Quotes
Sisters of the Shield- Fiction
Mount Vernon Avenue- Creative Nonfiction
PJ’s World- Children’s
Naturals: The Paper People- Children’s
Diversify Is Us- Young Adult
Intimate Lies- Creative Non-fiction
The Alphabet Monster- Children’s
Renaissance of the Psyche- Poetry
From 500 to Well Over 700: How to Save Big and Increase Your- Self-Help
The Wanderlusts- Children’s
Good Morning Amira- Children’s
Football Fumblina- Children’s
Event Planning and Task Management Journal – Journal
I hope you are doing well and living your best lives, as Lil Duval and Snoop sings/rap in Smile. We all deserve to smile and live our best lives.
Speaking of smiling and living my best life, I have to give a shout out to anyone who has read and reviewed my books. You are appreciated. Reviews to authors is like a rapper finding a great beat to spit 16 bars on. We all know that a good beat only embellishes that, which is already outstanding.
The same can be said about a good review. A good review only embellishes that, which is already outstanding. The thing about a book is that there are a lot of amazing books not getting the reviews they deserve. This just means that people are reading these exceptional works, but not writing reviews or giving the book a global rating.
In supporting authors and their drive to create additional works or sign with a traditional publisher, I ask you to consider writing a review about a book you have read. Reviews give authors the support they need to gain support, funding, and resources they need to continue building their brand.
Transitioning or setting yourself on a pathway to success can be very challenging. You have to give endless time and money into making your dream come true. Once that dream comes true, many people never see all the sacrifices you have made, the rejections you have heard, or the feeling of maxing out your credit cards to the point of no return. Well, there’s always a point of return and that’s called success or return on investment.
If you treated your life and your business like an investment, how much would you be willing to invest in yourself? I have been in the publishing industry for about 12 years now and you wouldn’t believe the amount of people who expect free things. From attending book festivals for free, wanting free publicity, to wanting free books. Now don’t get me wrong, free things are nice, but you often get what you pay for. It often makes me wonder how much are these individuals willing to invest in themselves. How much are these individuals willing to help build a community in which we reinvest in each other.
Years ago around 1920, during the times of Black Wall Street, it was said that the black dollar circulated within the community at least 36 times. Do you know how much we could build as a community if we reinvested in our own neighborhoods just by turning our passions into profit?
Well, I’m here to tell you investing and re-investing in yourself and your community can help you turn your passion into profit. Turning your passion into profit is about doing what you love and getting paid to do it. This could be in terms of public speaking, investing, writing books, or other ways in which people will pay you for your expertise.
What I want you to do is assess what you love to do and ask the following questions: Is this something I love? Can I make money from doing this? Have I been making money from this passion? What is holding me back from doing this full-time or part-time? Am I being realistic with myself?
Now I would never tell you to quit your job to pursue your passion. How else would you help fund your passion? I will say where there’s a will, there’s a way. You have to evaluate your goals, objectives, and determine what’s best for you.
Check out my latest book release coming soon. This book can assist you with organizing your passion and working toward bringing it to fruition.
Read to Lead/Write to Enlight is a concept. It’s a motto. It’s about making reading and writing a part of your daily activities.
Recently, I ordered my daughter a few books. These are books I’ve wanted to get her for quite some time now. Three of the books were illustrated by Vashti Harrison and one by Keturah A Bobo. These books were written by Grace Byers, Matthew A. Cherry, and Vashti.
Best decision I ever made. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Hair Love and I Am Enough. I have yet to read herb Little Leaders: Bold Women and Exceptional Men. These books provide such in-depth information about so many great writers and innovators such as: Dr. Mae Jemison, Maya Angelou, John Lewis, and Paul Robeson.
Read to Lead/Write to Enlight can be a concept that you choose to implement with yourself or with others. I choose to implement it with my daughter and myself.
Naturals the Paper People was re-released today. This is a Children’s Book about paper people who live inside books, called “Naturals.” They come alive every so often to interact with people in the world and help them make decisions or learn new things. Their goal is to make the world a better place through love, education, helpful gestures, and unity.
The first book in a series of five is called: Our Hair and Shapes. This book is about taking pride in one’s hair by exploring different types of natural hair styles. The book also focuses on shapes that we come into contact on a regular basis.
Here’s my 2022 news! I’m hosting my 3rd book Festival and first one in Ohio at my alma mater. I am looking for 10 #authors and #sponsors to participate in a book festival in September of 2022. Spaces will fill fast, so make sure you register. Registration will be released on my website MelicaNiccole.com by 1/31/2022.
It’s the re-release of PJ’s World. PJ’s World is a children’s book about family, adventure, and fun. Interesting as his activities are, he also talks Hip-Hop with his cousin, drives a train as a conductor, and becomes a dancer at the dance studio of a world renowned choreographer. Come and explore with him and be a part of all the fun.
On September 24, 2021, I released my first episode of Tested on Kindle Vella. What an amazing opportunity to release a book or novella in episodes. This definitely changed the game for authors. With three of the episodes being free, this allows readers to get a preview of three episodes before they decide to purchase other episodes. I am definitely a fan of originality and things that can assist authors with readership.
Below is a preview of released or upcoming episodes. Enjoy!
Episode 1- Ms. Karey (Free/Available)
Do you believe that the only way to beat a group of people is to join them? Sounds logical, but sometimes the rules change and you end up turning into the very thing you hate. You turn into the very person you despise. The person and thing that is testing you.
Episode 2- The Meet (Free/Available)
The Meet introduces you to additional characters, especially Mr. Wonderful, who will be discussed through the book. It also sets the stage for a setting change from Ohio to New Jersey.
Episode 3- The Move (Free on 10/8/21)
“This isn’t Kansas anymore” or Ohio for that matter. How will Kaye adjust to the East Coast life as a Mid-West girl?
Episode 4- The Shade- 10/15/21
The shade is real and sometimes it’s from your homie and behind closed doors. Keeping up with who likes you is like trying to Keep Up with the Kardashians. Impossible!
Episode 5- The Approach- 10/22/21
It’s definitely a doggy dog world in this episode. Kaye starts to believe people are calculated in their approaches. Meaning they calculate their every move to progress at the expense of others.
Episode 6- The Adjustment- 10/29/21
Kaye is going through quite an adjustment. Who knew that her character would be scrutinized for being truthful and herself?
Episode 7- The Final Straw- 11/5/21
For every action there’s a reaction and for every thing that’s done in the dark, often comes to light. Kaye comes to the realization that most things aren’t wonderful.
Episode 8- The Omen- 11/12/21
Blinded by sight. Deafened with words. An omen brought me back to life. For I was disturbed.
Honored to be featured in the summer edition of RGP Muse Magazine (@rahwaygirlz). This edition was focused on black female authors, who are juggling other titles as well such as publishing, entrepreneurship, motherhood, and more.
The picture above is one of the pages about being a writer/entrepreneur, upcoming projects.