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So What Do You Do, Janet Mock, Writer, Transgender Advocate and Author?
The writer discusses her new memoir, social media and the media's (mis)perception of the trans community.

So What Do You Do, Terry McMillan, New York Times Bestselling Author?
The novelist shares how she writes authentic characters and gives tips to aspiring authors.

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Transgender Advocate and Author Janet Mock Talks About Her Memoir - Posted February 26, 2014
Janet Mock has known she wanted to be a storyteller since she was a fifth grader in Honolulu who escaped to her local public library to devour books by Maya Angelou... [AllTwitter]

Transgender Advocate and Author Janet Mock Talks About Her Memoir - Posted February 26, 2014
Janet Mock has known she wanted to be a storyteller since she was a fifth grader in Honolulu who escaped to her local public library to devour books by Maya Angelou... [GalleyCat]

World Book Night Titles Announced for 2014 - Posted October 25, 2013
On April 23, 2014, thousands of bibliophiles will give away half million books in the United States to celebrate World Boo... [GalleyCat]

Writing Advice From Terry McMillan - Posted September 18, 2013
Terry McMillan is the New York Times bestselling author of eight novels, including the now-classic Waiting To Exhale. Now, 25 years since her debut, she's back with ... [GalleyCat]

How To Be A Successful Writer - Posted September 18, 2013
Terry McMillan has had the kind of success most aspiring writers only dream of. After two semi-successful first novels, McMillan hit the jackpot with her 1992 classic Waiting to Exhale, whi... [MediaJobsDaily]

Madavor Media Acquires The Writer Lit Mag - Posted August 28, 2012
Madavor Media, a niche-focused media company based in Boston, has acquired the literary magazine The Writer, in a deal whose terms were not disclosed. Through the deal, Madavor has gained the rights to the print, web, and digital properties of the magazine from midwestern media company Kalmbach Publish... [GalleyCat]

Essence EIC: We Are 'Absolutely' Looking for New Writers - Posted August 15, 2011
Before they were mainstays on countless bestseller lists, Maya Angelou, Terry McMillan and Alice Walker were all once featured in Essence. And, says editor-in-chief ... [GalleyCat]

Essence EIC: We Are 'Absolutely' Looking for New Writers - Posted August 15, 2011
For many writers, 41-year-old Essence is a dream publication. Long legacy of compelling features, excellent pay rate, prestige -- but how the heck do you actually break in? "The first thing you think about is what are Black women thinking about. What's important to Black women? And that is really the crux... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Essence EIC: We Are 'Absolutely' Looking for New Writers - Posted August 15, 2011
For many writers, 41-year-old Essence is a dream publication. Long legacy of compelling features, excellent pay rate, prestige -- but how the heck do you actually break in? "The first thing you think about is what are Black women thinking about. What's important to Black women? And that is really the crux... [FishbowlNY]

Essence EIC: We Are 'Absolutely' Looking for New Writers - Posted August 15, 2011
For many writers, 41-year-old Essence is a dream publication. Long legacy of compelling features, excellent pay rate, prestige -- but how the heck do you actually break in? "The first thing you think about is what are Black women thinking about. What's important to Black women? And that is really the crux... [FishbowlLA]

Algonquin Books Launches Book Club - Posted March 9, 2011
Algonquin Books has launched the Algonquin Books Club. The publisher has chosen twenty-five pape... [GalleyCat]

Terry McMillan's Advice to Young Authors: 'Focus on Your Stories, Not the Fame' - Posted September 22, 2010
With millions of books sold and fans already salivating over news that a film version is in the works for her latest release Getting To Happy, Terry McMillan has accomplished feats in publishing that most scribes could only dream of. So, what's the one piece of advice she'd give to those looking... [GalleyCat]

Terry McMillan Puts the 'Ugliness' of Divorce Behind Her - Posted September 21, 2010
One thing you'll often hear fans praise about author Terry McMillan is her authenticity. And it doesn't get any more real than the headline-grabbing drama surrounding her marriage and divorce to ... [GalleyCat]

Terry McMillan: From Waiting to Exhale to Getting to Happy - Posted September 20, 2010
Back in the early 90s, Terry McMillan was just another author trying to make it. Then, came a little book called Waiting to Exhale. McMillan's novel about four single women and their love lives helped birth a new genre of African-American fiction and became a hit film. Now, over 15 years later,... [GalleyCat]

The Racial Divide of Reading - Posted August 30, 2007
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's piece on the frequency of reading among African-American populations isn't exactly breaking new ground, but it is nice to have everything spelled out once more. A young black male has a better chance of getting teased for reading books instead of playing sports. Black children are less like... [GalleyCat]

Hidden Gems Among the Remaindered - Posted January 21, 2007
Before Chicago Sun-Times Books editor Cheryl Reed went away to India, she attended the 16th annual Chicago International Remainder & Overstock Book Exposition, known to one and all in the publishing world as CIROBE. And as Reed discovers after a bookseller has located a copy of her latest book, no author... [GalleyCat]

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