mystery author Lee Meadows is a must read. The second in the
Lincoln Keller mystery series, Lee is one of a few African American
mystery writers. The story is a page-turner and sure to keep
readers on edge. Also, check out Lee's first mystery, Silent
Conspiracy, soon to be available in paperback.
Stay tuned to LitLine for the release date! Both
books are available at Amazon.com.
The AABCS is a national effort to form an alliance among African American Book Clubs, Authors and Independent Booksellers. The Summit takes place on-board the Carnival Cruise Ship "The Inspiration." The ship leaves from New Orleans for the exotic ports of Montego Bay, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. Seven days of fun, relaxation -up close and personal with your favorite authors!
AABCS is the ultimate African American Literature Experience! The
participating Author line-up reads like a "Who's Who" of
African American Literature!
We've covered every genre!!! Fiction, Biography, Mystery, Romance,
Science Fiction, Horror, Children's Books, Inspirational and Self Help.
The Dallas Sistahs of the Sistah
Circle Book Club sponsored a summer retreat for African American women of
book clubs. The brainchild of
Wilma, a Dallas member, in December 2000 the club coordinator, Lisa Cross,
followed through with the idea, much to the enjoyment of 18 attendees.
The venue for the retreat was the
lovely Alexander Bed and Breakfast in Gainesville, Texas www.alexanderbnb.com.
Situated on 65 acres, this B&B is the ideal place for a weekend
escape! The hospitality and
meals were excellent. Jim and
Pam are fantastic innkeepers. "This
retreat could not have been any better", states Dallas member
Nichole Moss. The clubs in attendance were, Dallas Sistahs, Gems of Wisdom
of Denver, and Sister-Friends of Houston.
Ladies were paired with someone they did not know at the beginning
of the retreat. This made the
whole experience awesome as ladies bonded as if they had been friends for
The retreat, whose theme was Relax,
Rejuvenate and Read, was held on August 17-19, 2001.
"I wanted to share information and methods that I have
learned in my journey to live a stress-free and healthy lifestyle,”
said Cross. There were two
forums in which Cross discussed methods for relaxation and rejuvenating
the mind and body. She shared
some information about healthy choices in food and herbal supplements.
Nadine Cornish and Lisa Givens from the Gems of Wisdom Book Club
shared words of wisdom.
The Read forum was a discussion on
essays/stories read from the book, Souls of My Sisters, a collaboration of writings by African American
women about issues that we may face on a day-to-day basis.
The rap sessions and the "sistahood" demonstrated at this
retreat has prompted the group of ladies to meet the same time next year
at the same location. Said
Cross, "The theme will remain the same because there is so much more
that we, as African American women, can do to be happier, healthier and
For information about next year’s
retreat, contact the club at: email@example.com
for new computers are coming down dramatically. With computer purchases
today, it is not uncommon for consumers to get a computer package
(bundle) that will have the monitor, computer (CPU), color printer and
speakers in the price range of $800.00 to well over $2000.00.
You will spend more money, but you have a brand new machine that is
updated with the latest "bells and whistles".
You will get the latest CPU speed, hard drive space and RAM
memory and operating system (Windows 98 or Windows 2000).
You would not need to make another computer purchase for about
three to six years. If you
choose to upgrade an existing computer, you may need to make an
additional upgrade in about two years.
should carefully weigh their options and answer the following questions
before making the purchase: What is my computing budget?
What components are a must?
What components are wants or are optional?
What tasks will be performed on my computer immediately or in the
next three years? Answering
these questions will dictate which option, upgrading an existing
computer or purchasing a new computer, is best for you.
Lisa R. Cross is a 16 year computer geek who works as a Network Administrator/Computer Specialist for the feds. She also owns a very small communications and technology business, Cross The Network. A native of Denver, CO she resides in Dallas, TX.
In a recent
Gallup Poll, 27% of American adults say they generally select the books
they read based on a recommendation from someone they know, while
another 27% said they usually choose an author whose books they know
they like. The Poll also said 26% say they purchase books while browsing
in a bookstore, and a mere 6% (yes 6%) say they buy based on book
Ministry Program Continues in 2001
S. Sparrow Music Ministries headquartered in Washington will host its second annual benefit gala, Encouraging Our Youth Through Music, on Friday evening, September 14, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center, Vermont Avenue Baptist Church in Northwest Washington, D.C. For additional information visit their Web site at: www.sparrowmusicministry.com .
Miss The October Issue of LitLine:
issue of LitLine will feature a new poet, Linda Watkins of Indianapolis,
Indiana. In addition to our resident poet, Adam
Wilson, aka Clayton Powell, LitLine will feature Linda Watkins.
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