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YOU ONLY HAVE YOURSELF TO BLAME!


Being a Bald Woman during the 80s was very different, than today. Hard renting homes to a "bald person like you".  People like me without hair! Yes "bald people like me". I heard the same insult numerous times throughout the years. Each time it came with another face and another reason. The ignorance was the same no matter where I went. In the USA or overseas. Confrontations and negative responses became continuous on a daily basis. Catching buses or cabs was an event in itself, being hollered at with profanity. I was attacked in taxi cabs and driven off my destination. Approached by men who asked me "What are you, a man or a woman?" Even had police order me to get off the street, or go put something on your head. Saying "you are attracting too much attention and disturbing the peace". Wouldn't get served in restaurants or stores, so I...
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© Anna Mina 2012

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Finishing Follow the Southern Cross

JJay Ross Author of Circle the Moon and Follow the Southern Cross The end of January brings to end the final touches of my second book, Follow the Southern Cross. When February begins the second chapter in my publishing career will begin, with the release of Follow-and the hard earned reviews of Circle the Moon coming in from Sacramento Book Review Magazine. Optomism flows from me for both, I do believe (as most authors do, all eight thousand of us each month who make submissions) that Follow the Southern Cross is my best published work yet. Except for my next novel, which is halfway done with the first stages of writing; truly this one might be the catalyst that puts me in the mainstream and the bookstores. I don't mind at all independantly publishing, it keeps my fans (yes I actually have fans) happy that they are intimate with one of...
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5 Random Facts About Envy Red Guaranteed to Tickle Your 5 Senses

To me this journey is about more than selling books. It is about getting intimate with my fans and colleagues and letting the real me shine through. I don't want you to just love my work, I want to share my world with you. From time to time I see postings from some of my favorites with fun facts about themselves and it has always been enjoyable for me. Therefore, I though I'd give you that with a twist. We are all blessed with five senses. When each comes to mind there is something that connects me to it. A bit of randomness for you to enjoy. Here it goes: 1.) SIGHT:  I love landscape and scenery more than anything when experiencing new places. From the mountains to the sea to the most minute creature I absolutely love taking it in! 2.) HEARING: Birds chirping early in the morning and throwback...
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Book Fairs & Festivals: Here to Stay?

Kindle, Nook, and iPad's have changed the way books are brought to fans. In fact, the list of eReaders goes on and on as the eBook craze has swept the nation! With the touch of a button and often times a large fraction of the cost, one can download books from their favorite authors without stepping foot in a store. With small independent stores and large retailers like Borders closing it's doors, one is left to wonder what the future holds for the industry? As a new author, I have participated in book fairs and festivals with some showing a large turnout while authors struggle to bring the author out of the red associated with participation. Although I have not been privy to the changes in the industry on a grand scale, one thing I know for sure is that change is occurring at a rapid pace. It is up to...
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A woman shares her shocking story to the world

Paper Back - Author Aleja Bennett Aleja Bennett has a shocking story for the nation to hear. She was born in East Elmhurst Queens New York by her unknown biological mother. At the age of six months old she and her unknown siblings were abandoned and left alone. She survived pnemonia at the age of six months old as well. In 1976 she was raised in East New York Brooklyn by her church attending adopted parents who physically-verbally and mentally abused her from the age of three until she was nineteen years of age. The still serve as a deacon and deaconess in the church. Alcohol became an escape for her while she associated with people-men that added to her abuse. At the age of twenty five while walking into her first A.A. meeting, she wrote her first poem titled Being Alive. From there she wrote eight titles, Only the Strong...
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