DJGBC Spotlights: The Authors of Wahida Clark Publications (WCP)

booksNew York Times Bestselling Author Wahida Clark has built a Publishing Empire that features some of the most talented and gifted Authors writing books today. DJ Gatsby Book Club spotlights a few of these authors in this their first article on this unique Publishing Company known as Wahida Clark Publishing.

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She is crowned the Queen of Thug Love Fiction by Nikki Turner, but since has been crowned the Queen of Street Literature. Wahida’s style of writing is the “template” for urban literature.

Wahida Clark created the Thug Love Fiction genre, which is a sub-genre of street lit as cited in “The Reader’s Guide to Street Literature”, by Vanessa Irvin Morris. Clark is also the first street lit author to pen a series, thus establishing the trend. When you read her novels, they are so real you are convinced of one of three things: you know the characters; you want to know the characters; or you are one of the characters.

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The author CA$H was born Reginald Alexander in Cleveland, Ohio. Later after he moved to the south and became caught up in hustling, the streets of Atlanta christened him “Cash”. 

He wore the nickname like a badge of honor as he ascended the ladder of success in the insidious game of drug dealing in the inner city. Then the inevitable fall snatched away his ill-gained hood riches, in 1991, and landed him in prison to begin serving a long sentence.

Not since Donald Goines many say, has a “street” author captured the essence of the streets with the true grittiness with which Cash writes. In 1994, he was featured in Prison Life magazine (The Fall of a Ghetto King). In 1994, he also won a PEN America Award in a national writing contest for prisoners. Cash is the father of six children: Destini, Keke, Cassius, Jakia, Cortez, and LeCassshiuss. His hobbies are basketball, chess, and of course, reading.

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The voice of young adults uses relevant experiences to write colorful stories for teenagers. Charmaine White was raised in Milwaukee Wisconsin and currently lives in Wisconsin Dells Wisconsin.

Being a high school senior, involved in Varsity Cheerleading and honors groups, such as The National Honor Society, she is able to be the voice of young adults when crafting such relatable novels. Knowing the secrets, and all the behind the scene action that happens in high school, Charmaine White found a way to turn these issues into realistic, dramatic stories.

She likes to “keep it real”, through and through, so one will never be unsatisfied when reading her novels. Exposing the cliques, parties, and drama, Charmaine White will definitely make high school novels more interesting.

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Gloria Dotson-Lewis is a budding author who resides in a suburb near Chicago. Her debut, Living Proof was a short story contribution to the critically acclaimed HIV/AIDS anthology,The Shattered Glass Effect.

Ninety-Nine Problems is her first young adult novel. Currently pursuing her degree in Social Work, this married mother of three is dedicated to creating a non-profit organization geared specifically toward African American teen girls. Her goal is to create an environment that will empower, encourage and educate young women with the skills they need to make responsible choices that will lead to a healthy, successful future.

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Al Dickens was born in Winter Haven, Florida. He and his family (mother,father and sister) moved to Newark, New Jersey in the early forties. 

Raised in the streets of Newark’s 2nd and 3rd wards made it almost inevitable that Al would start having serious trouble with the law by the age of 14. Al spent the last 16 years of his life behind bars as a result of two armed robbery convictions. But the prison turned out to be a golden opportunity for Al to get a formal education; and he took full advantage of it. By the time Al completed two years of college, he had co-authored three books and was working on Uncle Yah Yah.

Al says, The knowledge, wisdom and understanding of self, society and religion, are the magical potions which transforms your world from a sphere of meaningless conglomerations of people, places and things and changes them into specific categories of elements to be assimilated for strength, or to be opposed for protection. Such a character possessed of this golden elixir is referred to as Omnipresent, or living in-tune with what’s happening now. I know, because I crawled into this prison cell-like cocoon a lowly caterpillar, but I shall emerge a butterfly, dancing about and kissing the pretty flowers in the springtime of my youth. Watch for me.

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Intelligent Allah’s full name is Intelligent Tarref Allah, but he is affectionately known by family and friends as Intell. Born and raised on the chaotic streets of Brownsville and East New York, Brooklyn, Intelligent was a poet and aspiring rapper prior to becoming incarcerated in 1994.

Intelligent is a graduate of the Writer’s Digest School’s Writing Workshop. He also completed writing/grammar courses sponsored by Rising Hope Inc., Shawangunk Valley School, and Bard College through which he is currently pursuing his Associates in Arts.

His works have been published on the website, therubanbooksource.com. His writings have been published in The Five Percenter newspaper and American Vegan magazine. The New York Amsterdam News has accepted his work as well. Intelligent was contracted as an editor and copywriter for publishing companies such as Cinobe Publishing and Green & Company. He is the co-editor of Wahida Clark’s bestselling novel Thug Matrimony (Kensington Corp.). He also served on the editorial board for prison newsletters, The Lifer’s Call and Ujima.

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Mike Jefferies is currently incarcerated in Beaumont, Texas.

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Ne Ne Capri spent the first 18 years of her life without her father who was serving a life sentence for murder, raised on the ill streets of North Jersey by a mother and grandmother in Wilson Place and Mechanic St. projects; being heavily influenced by her surroundings she went head first into the streets. Once her grandmother passed in 1992 the only crutch she would have to get through it was alcohol and weed. Being a 16 year old high school dropout with very little work experience she picked up on the neighborhood trades which only pushed her further into the streets and spun her totally out of control. It would be many brushes with death that would present a fork in the road and provide an opportunity for change.

At 18 she met Wahida Clark who quickly placed her under her wing relocated her to Georgia and put her on the road to success. Currently Ne Ne Capri attends Temple University in Philadelphia, PA in pursuit of a law degree, also active in Prodigal Sons and Draughts Redirection Inc. in an effort deter and redirect our youth to become productive members of society. She lives by the motto, “Good things come to those who wait, but only what’s left by those who hustle.”

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Sereniti Hall was just released from serving a seven year federal prison sentence. She now resides in Macon, Georgia.

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Born in Summit, NJ and raised in the Valley section of Orange, NJ, Tash Hawthorne cannot be viewed as the typical Jersey Girl. Writing evolved from that of her mother.

Tash showed early signs of her gift of script at the age of 9; winning second place in a state-wide essay contest for students in grades 4-6. At age 14, she placed first in another essay contest which consisted of 1300 junior high school candidates along the East Coast. Despite her early accolades, Tash did not seriously begin writing until the age of 17, three months after the untimely passing of her best friend.

Writing became a therapeutic way to escape the unpleasant realities of her surroundings. And it was in that time of salutary that her first screenplay, “The Jaded Edge” was born. Her second screenplay is entitled “Nu JeruSlum” and another stage play entitled “Mourning Glory.” Tash began to write a third screenplay entitled “Karma.” Throughout that year, she experienced unsettling thoughts about the format of the piece. It was not until a year later when she decided to turn it into a novel. Karma, like all of Tash’s works, encompasses the reality of life as she sees it and knows it.

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Victor L. Martin, AKA Mr. Hood Legend first entered the Urban Lit scene in 2004 with his novel A Hood Legend . He is now serving time in a North Carolina State Penitentiary.

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Growing up in the streets of New Jersey was no cake walk for Missy Jackson. After enduring the all too common trials of the hood, Missy found herself turning to writing as a positive therapeutic outlet. Missy currently resides in Somerset, New Jersey.

*Want more info on WCP and their authors visit www.wclarkpublishing.com

*Now available in paperback @ Amazon “Lounge Time Stories” by Author Andrea Yvette

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DJ Gatsby & WBMG Publishing presents “Lounge Time Stories” by Andrea Yvette

Author and Poet, Andrea Yvette, pours all of her passion and love for writing into this her first book, “Lounge Time Stories.” In this thrilling Novella, she shares three very different stories. First there is, “It Wasn’t Me.” A suspense filled drama that is sure to keep you hanging on every word. Then there is “How A Man Loves His Woman.” It is a poetic love story that has a tragic twist and is sure to teach you a thing or two about love. Finally, she ends the book with “They’re Not Your Friends.” An eye-opening drama that sheds light on the stereotypes and prejudices of dating.

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Andrea Yvette has been featured in the Author’s Corner of the ever popular online magazine, Trendsetter to Trendsetter, as the Author of the month in 2013. “Lounge Time Stories” is published by WBMG Publishing and is available on Amazon in Paperback as well as Kindle and Barnes & Noble “Nook”. At her reader’s request, Andrea Yvette is currently working on her first poetry book entitled, “Empty Spaces” as well as Volume II, a complete new set of “Lounge Time Stories.”

pizap.com14116637193531 Please support this Author Andrea Yvette & WBMG Publishing by purchasing this book @ http://www.amazon.com/Lounge-Time-Stories-Andrea-Yvette/dp/1502465264/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1412228172&sr=1-2&keywords=andrea+yvette

pizap.com14116129769121Andrea Yvette a/k/a Andrea Holman is the first American Author signed by DJ Gatsby & WBMG Publishing. She is a dedicated & passionate author who loves her readers and her writing. While she does not have plans for a book tour or any book signings she is both anxious and excited to meets her fans.

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DJ Gatsby & WBMG Publishing Present: “Lounge Time Stories” by Andrea Yvette

pizap.com14116129769121Author / Publisher Jeff “DJ Gatsby” Wilson and his publishing company WBMG Publishing have  just published their third book of 2014. Careful to not be stereotyped or characterized as publishing books of one particular genre they signed Romance / Drama Author Andrea Yvette.

10680075_10202822300859202_3900654006234025804_oAndrea Yvette, is an inspiration to many mothers and aspiring authors around the world.  She pours all of her passion for family and writing into her first book, “Lounge Time Stories.”  In this thrilling Novella, she shares three very different stories.  First there is, “It Wasn’t Me.” A suspense filled drama that is sure to keep you hanging on every word.  Then there is “How A Man Loves His Woman.”  It is a poetic love story that has a tragic twist and is sure to teach you a thing or two about love.  Finally, she ends the book with “They’re Not Your Friends.” An eye-opening drama that sheds light on the stereotypes and prejudices of dating.

 pizap.com14116287514813Andrea Yvette has been featured in the Author’s Corner of the ever popular online magazine, Trendsetter to Trendsetter, as the Author of the month in 2013.  “Lounge Time Stories” is published by WBMG Publishing and is available on Amazon, Kindle and Nook.  At her reader’s request, Andrea Yvette is currently working on her first poetry book entitled, “Empty Spaces” as well as Volume II, a complete new set  of “Lounge Time Stories.”

*To buy this book click on the link: http://www.amazon.com/Lounge-Time-Stories-ANDREA-YVETTE-ebook/dp/B00NT9OHPS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1411671542&sr=8-1&keywords=andrea+yvette

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DJ Gatsby Book Club “365 Authors In 365 Days Project”

DJ Gatsby Book Club “365 Authors In 365 Days Project” Is In Full Effect
Here are our Featured Authors From Sept 11th -Sept 21st 2014. *Authors Please Support The Project & Share Your Pics.#TeamGatsby Book Critic @dabookking @wbmediagroup @djgbc #ShareThis #TweetThis

1. Cherise Chef Kateri Young – Jamaican Mi Hungry

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2. Author Lola Nae Bandz – Diamond & Dolce Outlaws

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3. Dr Karlene Richardson – From Gutter To Glory

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4. Tumika Cain – After The Rain

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5. Author Swift – Motivation

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6. Lyric ThaPhoenix Sanga – Tears Of A Giant

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DJ Gatsby & WBMG Publishing Presents “All Of My Favorite Stories (A Children’s Book) by Madlen Namro

DJ GATSBY & WBMG Publications PRESENTS
All Of My Favorite Stories (A Children’s Book) by Author Madlen Namro.

Order a book today Available At Amazon On Kindle & In Paperback 

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute. September 11, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
After his owner falls ill and releases, Lonek a Maine coon cat, he travels on is way to find a new home. He first runs into Stephanie, a fox, who allows him to stay with her in her burrow. Stephanie attempts to teach Lonek how to hunt, but Lonek who is domestic, used to being served, has a hard time killing other animals. Lonek felt bad that Stephanie had to do the hunting for the both of him, so he felt it would be better to say goodbye and find a more suitable home for himself.
This is a very cute story about a coon cat’s travels. I found it amazing sweet and at times funny. The author did a very good job of placing you in the story.
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I bought it last week and downloaded it for my 6 years old daughter….She has her own Kindle since 3 months… She devoured All of my favorite stories during the week-end !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Different than a lot of childrens books. September 12, 2014
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These stories remind me of some from when I was younger. Very sweet and nice stories! Love the illustrations! Thanks for publishing this book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read for kids and adults September 12, 2014
By Ola
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Great read for kids and adults! Captivating, refreshing and sweet stories. Highly recommend.
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Sex & Surrender: An Addicts Journey by A.D. Burks

Dear Book Club Coordinator,

SEXWith a writing style similar to E. Lynn Harris and James Baldwin, A.D. Burks is also African American and gay. Known for their unique passions and causes, as well as their stories, A.D. follows in their giant footsteps with a different mission. So many people have asked A.D. whether his story is true, embellished or fabricated. “It’s all true,” he says. “All the pain, all the acting out, and all the recovery are mine.” By openly sharing his life, your book club’s members will be captivated by the book, spend hours discussing his message, and may personally benefit from what they learn.

10460447_896873063662805_5226095322603972962_nA.D. says, “What you don’t address, you can’t change!” He brings a message that is both inspirational and necessary for our communities’ health. Sex addiction is like other addictions—a disease of the mind, body and spirit. It ruins not only the lives of the addicts, but also the lives of those with whom they have relationships. And most importantly, sex addiction can promote AIDS through frequent and unprotected sex.

In Sex and Surrender: An Addict’s Journey, A.D. offers an unflinching, yet vulnerable story of his recovery from sex addiction. His message is one of hope for those who are walking or have walked in his shoes.

Thank you for considering Sex and Surrender: An Addict’s Journey as a new selection for your group.

995254_754197294597050_458350606_nA.D. states: “My purpose and mission is to share my story, provide hope and help others who have been affected by addiction, either directly or indirectly. From my experiences and God’s grace, I have created a four-step process which can be utilized to break the addictive cycle.”

Sex and Surrender: An Addicts Journey by A.D. Burks

 

DJ Gatsby’s Book Club “365 Authors in 365 Days” Project *Sept 1st – Sept 10th

ONCE AGAIN THE DJ GATSBY BOOK CLUB STAFF FINDS A NEW AND INNOVATIVE WAY TO INTRODUCE THEIR MEMBERS TO NEW AUTHORS. WITH THE “365 AUTHORS IN 365 DAYS PROJECT” WE DO THIS AS A WAY OF SUPPORTING AUTHORS, BY POSTING THEIR NAMES AND THEIR LATEST BOOKS FOR OUR MEMBERS AND FOLLOWERS TO BUY AND READ.

*ALL AUTHORS WILL BE SELECTED FROM THE  FRIENDS LIST, GROUP FOLLOWERS & GROUP MEMBERS OF DJ GATSBY BOOK CLUB ON FACEBOOK.

THIS PROJECT IS SPONSORED BY JEFF “DJ GATSBY” WILSON, THE WB MEDIA GROUP & WWW.WHOSWHOINAFRICANAMERICANLITERATURE.COM

*THIS LISTING IS NOT A PAID PROMOTION
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3. Authoress Jauwel

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4. Alicia Howard

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5. Aaron Verbalkent Bebo

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6. Cash Streetlit Author

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8. Author Jade Jones

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9. Novelist Blacc Topp

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10. Kaye Kaye Fryerson

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