After a long summer vacation DJ Gatsby Book Club is back and ready to get your book reading juices flowing again. Our August 2017 Book of The Month is by Nedra Woods a young lady from my hometown of Spring valley, NY. I heard a lot about Nedra and her upcoming book so i was excited about featuring her in our blog and look forward to reviewing her long awaited new book “Easy Like Sunday Mornin”.
About the Author
Nedra Woods is a native of Spring Valley, New York. She started writing screenplays for television and movies, before trying her hand at novels. After moving to Atlanta, Georgia, where she worked as a bartender in a strip club, her desire to tell the stories of gritty street life was born. Highly observant of New York, Atlanta and Miami’s subculture, her first novel, “Easy Like Sunday Mornin”, is sure to hit home with the familiar and fulfill the ever growing curiosity of the inquisitive.
Easy Like Sunday Mornin by Nedra Woods tells a story of Heaven Weatherly who was born and raised in New York in a single family home by her father Jackson, who thinks life is all good until she falls deep in love while still in high school with the star basketball player Damon Waters. After a world-wind courtship romance soon turns to tragedy, forcing Heaven down a bumpy road of mishaps, broken promises and betrayal. Fed up from always falling victim, she decides to take charge and do what she has to do to survive. Out of money and out of time, Heaven opens Pandora’s Box, venturing into a subculture of Atlanta and Miami’s nightlife that most people dare to enter. She soon finds herself in an underworld filled with sex, hate, and degradation, when a mysterious man swoops in and changes her life. Traveling and enjoying living she puts all of the bad things that’s happened behind her and decides to just enjoy life. As fate would have it, just when she thinks she’s climbed out of the hole of horror; murder and mayhem looms around the corner.
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Congrats to Athena Dent and her book “Emerging Cocoon” on being selected as a FINALIST in this year’s ‘Phyllis Wheatley Book Awards’ for the 2017 Harlem Book Fair which is held annually in Harlem, NY.
When asked how she felt about being selected as a Finalist, she simply said “Hard work, Patience and persistence PAYS OFF”
Besides being a former Social Worker for 12 years (8 years in Foster care), Nursing Assistant (4yrs.), knowledge of Nutrition/Health for the past 30 years, being a Mentor/Volunteer/Educator (former Pre-K Teacher), I have been a Writer for the past 30 years (since the age of 14) and an Author for the past 8 years. I have four self-published books, “SILK” (2008), “ONE OF A KIND LOVE” (2010). April, 2016; I released two NEW books: “Francesca’s Journey” (YA/Education)& “Emerging Cocoon” (sequel to “Silk”). I will be doing a book tour to promote these books. I completed two more manuscripts in 2015: “The Beginning” (Poetry) & “Lady A- The Life of a Teddy Bear” (Children’s). All my books are available on Barnes and Noble, “Francesca’s Journey” & “Emerging Cocoon” are available on Booklocker.com.
I am looking forward to SHARING my NEW stories and traveling!.
EMERGING COCOON is the long-awaited sequel to the sincere and realistic novel, “Silk.” It is about five generational women: Crystal, Joy, Genny, Margaret and Sylvia, who are best friends as they take a well-deserved trip. However, friendship is not scripted or rehearsed and they had no idea WHAT was going to ’emerge’ from this trip. Betrayal, lies, secrets and surprises not only ‘transform’ this trip, but also the ladies individually, and as a whole.
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Celebrated Public Access TV Producer & TV Talk Show host Jeff Gatsby Wilson of The WB Media Group has tentatively agreed to work with D Bo Chef of Alpha Films to film his critically acclaimed Public Access TV Show “The Talk Show with DJ Gatsby” in South Florida.
The details of the shows have not been made public but the show will now be called “The DJ Gatsby Show” and will be shot mainly outdoors in sunny South Florida with a feel much like the “Super Soul Sunday” TV Show that Oprah Winfrey does.
D Bo Chef of Alpha Films is originally from New York and is now based in South Florida. He has made a name for himself as a respected Photographer as well as Videographer shooting Music Videos for Rap Artist and others in the Miami, Dade & Broward County Florida area.
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Brandi Davis, born and raised in Southeld, Michigan, is an author, motivational speaker and a prison reform activist. Davis, the daughter of legendary street hustler and the girlfriend of a notorious drug dealer, was no novice to street life. After her
child’s father suddenly died in federal prison, she faced the challenge of maintaining
the lavish lifestyle he provided. With her back up against the wall, Davis accepted an invitation to enter the drug game and became extremely successful. Life was grand until Davis was caught red-handed with 27 kilos of freshly packaged cocaine, landing her a ten year sentence in federal prison.
After serving close to a decade behind bars, Davis has decided to share her life
experiences to warn others about the danger of poor choices. With her powerful voice
and bona de street credibility, she has captivated the attention of youth and adults
across the nation. Exposing the naked truth and deadly consequences of street life, her
heartfelt story has become an anchor used to save the lives of many of today’s troubled
Check out this recent interview that Brandi Davis gave
1) Please introduce yourself to our readers and let them know a little about your new book “The High Price I Had To Pay, Volume 4.”
My name is Brandi Davis. I’m a 34 year old, native of Detroit, Michigan. My book “The High Price I Had To Pay, Volume 4” is a memoir about my life and the experiences that led to my imprisonment.
2) Tell us why you decided to write this book and why you feel the message enclosed is important?
I decided to write a book about my life to bring awareness to the epidemic that I’ve seen in our judicial system. While incarcerated in federal prison for 7 1/2 years, I’ve watched a transition in the prison population. The age of the women coming in has grown younger and younger for non-violent, drug crimes. I listened to some of the girls stories and they really touched my heart.Many of them are serving double digits, and some even Life behind bars! I can relate to their experiences and how they got involved in the fast life. This led me to share my story, so I could help prevent others from making the same mistakes that we did.
3) Describe a little about what your life was like growing up in Detroit?
My life growing up in Detroit was kind of different from your typical middle class family. My father was a drug dealer who provided a good living for his household. From the outside looking in, you would think that I came from a hard working family. But in all actuality, my father was heavily involved in a criminal lifestyle. I didn’t know this until I grew up and heard stories about my dad. So I would say, even though I grew up in the suburbs, my life was far from typical.
4) What kind of influence did your father have on your life? Would you describe it as good or bad? Explain.
My father had a huge influence on my life. I admired him greatly. As a result, I was attracted to men who emulated his lifestyle. I was inspired by the drive my father had and the way he took care of our family. He was what I considered to be the “ultimate hustler,” yet he was quite a gentleman. Growing up, I aspired to have a man that treated me like my daddy treated my mother. But in all actuality, the lifestyle my dad provided was a gift and a curse. I never wanted for anything and was spoiled with expensive gifts and attention. Yet at the same time, I was exposed to an addictive lifestyle that came along with lots of consequences.
5) Tell us a little about why you decided to try your hand in the drug game?
I tried my hand in the drug game thinking I was being a loyal girlfriend. I was dating a guy from Chicago who had some issues in his hometown. He needed to quickly move some work outside of Chicago, so I decided I would help him out. I had never sold drugs a day in my life. I was surprised how easy it was to make a lot of money swiftly. At the time, I never knew my actions would cost me my life. I now realize I was extremely naive and I didn’t think through the consequences.
6) What was the most difficult about serving a 10 year bid in the FEDS?
While I was in prison, being away from my son for 7 1/2 years was the hardest thing for me to deal with. When I was arrested my son had just turned 3 years old, so I left a toddler behind. It broke my heart knowing that I was going to miss out on so much of his life. Till this day, I have not completely forgiven myself for leaving my son, due to my poor choices.
7) What message do you want to leave readers with who read your book?
I want my readers to be cautious of the decisions they make in life. Sometimes we don’t think things through before we act. This can be detrimental! Love is also blind and we tend to move on our emotions, instead of our intellect. Therefore, we must watch the company we keep, because everyone doesn’t have the same intentions or love that we have for them. Life is too short to live on the edge, especially when you have children! Our decisions in life don’t only affect us, they also effect our loved ones too. Therefore, I caution my readers to cherish their lives and don’t choose life in the fast lane! It only leads to two things, death or prison.
The National Association of Black Journalist has released the following statement on Tamron Hall’s departure for NBC:
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is saddened by Tamron Hall’s departure from NBC. She broke ground as the first black female “Today Show” cohost and was enjoying ratings success alongside Al Roker during the show’s third hour of programming.
NBC has been a leader for diversity in broadcasting, but recent reports that Hall and Roker will be replaced by former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly are being seen by industry professionals as whitewashing.
Published reports suggest Kelly will be replacing “Today’s Takes,” the hour of programming led by Hall and Roker. Roker tweeted last week that the show leads the ratings in its time slot and consistently beats its competition. This achievement deserves praise, not punishment, as replacing talent often is associated with low ratings performance. Kelly has a well-documented history of offensive remarks regarding people of color. On The Kelly File, her Fox News show, the host said then-First Lady Michelle Obama’s commencement address at Tuskegee University pandered to a “culture of victimization.”
While NABJ wishes Hall well on her next move, NABJ requests a meeting with NBC leadership on the top-rated show’s dismantling. We look forward to dialogue and resolve regarding black journalists and their continuing roles at NBC both in front and behind the camera.
About the National Association of Black Journalists:
An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization for journalists of color in the nation, and provides career development as well as educational and other support to its members worldwide.
*This article courtesy of African American Reports http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2017/02/national-association-of-black.html
DJ Gatsby & WBMG Publishing Presents announces the Official Release Date of the Highly Anticipated Follow up to the Best Selling Autobiography “The Good & The Bad” by Author George Naim Cash (Tuesday March 27, 2017)
Now a seasoned Author Mr Cash is releasing “The Good & The Bad 2” his 3rd book in his short career. George Cash has also set to prove that he is a serious “Fiction Writer” having released “The Prison Life” based on the 2 short stories he penned “The Sounds Of Sing Sing” & “The Yard” in 2016.
*All books by Mr. Cash are published by DJ Gatsby & WBMG Publishing Presents and are available on Kindle & In Paperback at Amazon.Com