Internationally recognized author of over 20 novels and novellas, L.A. Banks, releases – THE FORBIDDEN — her fifth book in The Vampire Huntress Legends Series, published by St. Martin’s Press, NYC.
Banks, a unique renaissance woman who built her stellar career out of the ashes of a personal tragedy, has won the hearts and minds of fans in the US, as well as readers in Canada, Japan, Australia, The Netherlands, London, Scotland, and Russia—where [...]
Keith Lee Johnson: Tell us about your debut novel, Easier Said Than Done.
Nikki Woods: Easier Said Than Done is a novel that is set in Chicago and Jamaica. It is about a woman, Kingston, that has experienced some terrible tragedies in life. Despite that she has become a successful entertainment executive in Chicago. But then her grandmother dies and she has to go back to Jamaica for [...]
Her name is Mae Phillips but I call her Mama Mae. She’s 96 years old and barely weighs 100 pounds but I still am in awe of this woman who is my grandmother.
While in Ocho Rios, Jamaica last week to celebrate my __ birthday and 3rd wedding anniversary I made the trek to Kingston – the capital of Jamaica – to spend the day with Mama Mae because at 96 years of age, well, you just never [...]
As I did with my oldest niece, Jordan, last week I wrapped my three-month old niece in a pink blanket with lavender stitching, packed her in the car and drove to the nearest mall to get her ears pierced. It’s become a tradition of sorts and I treasure it. This is more than likely my last shot at this particular bonding experience. As the mother of two boys, I vow never to be the one that [...]
That is the question my mother posed when I was finished relaying the latest incident in my youngest son’s potty training saga. She relishes each new tale with an evil sort of glee, nodding in remembered pain, the words, “pay back” perched deliciously on her lips. I can’t argue with her. If there was ever reincarnation from mother to child – it’s me and my baby. Of course I [...]
As part of my job as a radio personality, I am required to make certain personal appearances including grand openings like the one I did last week at a Chicagoland Lowe’s store. I used to love doing these “stops” as we call them in the radio biz (they bring in extra cash and you get to meet your listeners – both very important) and used to schedule four or five a weekend. But that was BEFORE. [...]