Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Name This Child

My current Work-in-Progress, which is a long way from completion, is in need of a name. The working title is Blaq-Kawfee.com (where friends are more than just faces on a screen.)

BK is owned and operated by A1QTEE (Laura) who maintains a personal relationship with all the members of the site. Angelplaits (Angela) is QTEE's number one administrator to help keep forum topics current and interesting.

When Angela gets word that Laura has been dead for a month, she is shocked and hurt. She must tell Laura's on-again-off-again fiance, JDaniels, whom Laura banned from the site weeks ago. JDaniels flies to Las Vegas to get first-hand information on what happened. What he learns starts the network of friends from BK on a statewide and international search for the truth about QTEE.

Meanwhile Angela and her husband Bodine are scheduled for a South American cruise from Chile around Cape Horn, ending in Brazil. The day before they leave, Angela gets a call from a BK friend in New York City who has gotten a voicemail from Laura saying she's in New York on the way to Rio. And so begins the Mystery Adventure Romance.

Contest rules:

Email your idea for a title for this novel to contest[dot]one[at]sarahweathersby[dot]com. Only one entry per email. You may enter as often as you like starting today, until a winning idea is chosen.

Decision of the judge(me) is completely subjective. In the event of duplicate entries, only the first one to arrive at the contest.one email will be considered. The winner will be notified by email. And the winning entry will be posted on www.sarahweathersby.com.

The winner will receive a $25 Amazon.com gift certificate.

The winner must sign a statement relinquishing rights to the title as used by Sarah Gordon Weathersby. Sarah Gordon Weathersby reserves the right to use the title for hardcopy or electronic book or any future media based on the book.

The winner's total compensation for the title is the $25 gift certificate.

Members of the Gordon and Weathersby families are not eligible to win. (Sorry Marsha).

This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Google.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

In Memory of my mother, Georgia Gordon, who died of breast cancer in 1958

Dear Friends and Family,
I recently accepted the challenge to Inspire Hope by participating in the 2011 Komen NC Triangle Race for the Cure. This year marks the 15th Anniversary of the Race and I have committed to taking the 15th Anniversary Challenge to raise at least $300. This should be easy if only 15 of my friends and family will make a $20 donation, I will reach my goal. Won't you please help me reach my goal?

You can make a tax-deductible contribution to the Komen NC Triangle Affiliate online by clicking here and searching for my name. You can send your tax-deductible contribution to the address listed below.

Since 1997 the NC Triangle Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has invested more than $12 million in saving lives in my community because 75 percent of the money I raise stays right here in my community. The remaining 25 percent funds national breast cancer research to develop treatments and find a cure. Komen is the only nonprofit organization working to end breast cancer at every stage, from the causes, to the cures, to the pain and anxiety of every moment in between. You can be confident that your gift will help reach more women and families with programs and services.

Whatever you can give will help it all adds up! I greatly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress.


To donate online, click on the link below and search for my name (Sarah Weathersby)


To mail a donation:

Make all checks payable to:
Susan G. Komen for the Cure NC Triangle Affiliate
Please write my name in the memo field on your check so I get credit!

Mail to:
Komen NC Triangle Affiliate
133 Fayetteville Street
Suite 300
Raleigh, NC 27601

Saturday, May 7, 2011

More Than You Know

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

After reading Rosalyn Story's Wading Home, I loved it so much that I had to read her first novel, More Than You Know. When I first saw the title, I started singing the old standard by that name, without knowing the song was a thread throughout the novel.

It's a sweet, poignant love story of a nine-year-old boy who promised never to tell where the infant came from before he delivered her to Big Mama to adopt and raise. Eighteen years later he finds that baby all grown up, and they have a happy marriage for 25 years, until he tell her the secret. She banishes him, he runs away, and we find him living homeless on the streets of New York City.

I loved the lyrical quality of this story, but not as much as I loved Wading Home. I loved the jazz music that tells it's own story as background to the plight of LJ and Olivia as the secret slowly unravels with all the threads that tore them apart and would finally bring them back together.

I give it four stars

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Purple Haze Virtual Book Tour

JA Adams is author of Chameleon, Unfinished Business, and is excited about the re-release of Purple Haze. In Purple Haze, a car accident ends the lives of a young couple and no one suspects foul play until another body surfaces leading the people of Pineview, TX to believe a killer is in their midst. Twins, Landan and Janda Colquin try to uncover the identity of the killer as a complicated haze settles between life as they envisioned and the one that they now know exists.
Today's virtual book stop will introduce you to Purple Haze.
Introduce readers to Purple Haze.
Purple Haze is a book about a journey in forgiveness and healing from grief.
Who are the main characters?
Because Purple Haze carries the storyline of several individuals simultaneously, there are 7 main characters that dip in and out throughout the novel. Principle characters are the Janda and Landan (Colquin twins), Alison (their high school friend) the Eugene and Steven (Stykes brothers), and Keith Baptise (a character from Chameleon).
Which character was the best to write? And why?
There's a tie between Janda and Alison. While Janda is somewhat mild-mannered (until that last straw that breaks the camel's back) and tries to see the good in everyone, Alison, her best friend is a take no prisoners kind of girl.
What are some of the key issues addressed in Purple Haze?
Coming to terms with grief and forgiveness is truly a spiritual journey that affects each person differently. Also, that the experience of grief is not limited to death. Sometimes we grieve the loss of a part of ourselves that we must let go in order to move forward with life or to allow God to work within us.
Links of where people can find you.
About the Book
Residents of Pineview, Texas suspect no foul play when a popular young couple dies in a car accident. However, years later, when another friend of Landan and Janda (the Colquin twins) turns up dead, the twins mull over the possibility of a killer in their midst. Fearing for their lives, can the twins and their friends figure out the identity of the killer before there is another murder? For all involved, they soon learn life is seldom played by its precedent rules as a haze between the world in which we live and the one in which we wish we did emerges.
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JA Adams, author of three psychological suspense novels--Chameleon, Purple Haze, and Unfinished Business--uses personal and professional experiences to bring awareness to psychological issues that affect our relationships.
Adams actively writes and volunteers with numerous organization bringing awareness to teen dating violence and women issues, as well as, advocating against intimate partner and family violence.
Adams resides in Austin, TX with her husband and children nearby. For more information visit www.jaadamsauthor.com.
For more information
Purple Haze is available in print and ebook through most online retailers and your neighborhood book stores. To learn details about locations and online purchases visit www.jaadamsauthor.com.
You can also follow your virtual book tour online at www.niapromotions.com.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mother's Day Special

For the Month of May, the Kindle version of Motherless Child - stories from a life for 99 cents.

Imagine you gave a baby up for adoption forty years ago, and after years of trying to find her, she finds you. Now come the hard questions. She's healthy, beautiful, and successful, but she wants to know why you gave her away and why you didn't marry her father. And there is also the unspoken question of "What kind of black woman gives her baby away?" How do you explain to her that giving her away was the best gift you could offer?

This is my first published work, a coming-of-age-in-the-sixties-single-black-pregnant and on the way to Germany, memoir.

Click here to go to Amazon.com