Helpful Resources for aspiring and new Authors

Being a new author, it’s always great to gather resources that are beneficial to yourself! I love sharing information because so many have shared valuable information with me especially websites and services to help authors like myself promote and market their books to bigger audiences and platforms. 

I have compiled a list of resources that are truly benedicial that I am incorporating into my marketing strategy for my upcoming novel and blog platforms. 

I am learning that it is important for an author to have a website and blog. It’s about building  and developing your brand, growing your audience, and investing in yourself. We need more than a marketing strategy but a social medial strategy. 

Websites that offer beneficial a services for free or for fee:

  • Book

Twitter influencers that will tweet your book:

  • @booktweet
  • @promotweeters #Authors #BookPromo
  • @amazingauthors
  • @bookbeartweets
  • @literary_Agents
  • @authorinfo

The goal of an author is to build, grow, and maintain your audience. It’s to engage with your readers and interact with them. 

As a new author, I am having the pleasure of learning from many of the authors that I have interviewed on my Sistah’s Place Entertainment Blog showcase. Check it out at 

It’s a great feeling when authors share vital information that can help you become a better writer and best-selling author in your genre.

What I find interesting about the authors that I interview is how theyengage  and interact with their audience.  I have asked how they grow their followers and subscription list and most have said, engaging with their audience on their various platforms and doing book giveaways. 

Finding out where your target Audience hangs out is important.  Along with having a great marketing and social medial strategy has helped them to grow.  

Marketing your book is going to be key to your success whether you do self publishing it or go through a publishing company. 

Did you find this information helpful? Will have more resources for bloggers and as authors we should have a blog. As I learn of more resources I will share the wealth of information on my website here. 

I have an authors blog that talks soley about relationships at called Mia’s Relationship Chronicles. It’s fun way to talk about relationships from one of my characters alter ego. 

I also have a inspirational and testimonial blog that I share my own life experiences at Sistah’s Pearls of Wisdom 

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What would you like to know about me?

What would you like to know about me? I am sure many have read my about me page.  However, that’s a summary of me. It does not give you a more in depth look at who am I,what I like, what are my dreams, and what is my purpose?

Let me start with the introduction of who am I? I am woman, a sister, a aunt, a friend, and a mother.  I am a writer, a business woman, a visionary, a boss, a queen, a child of God, and a big dreamer with goals that reach beyond the sky that stretch as wide as the ocean.

What do I like and love to do? I like some of everything because I am unique. I love romance, I love black men who are ambitious, goal oriented, driven by purpose, and  determined to leave his mark on this earth to be remembered in a positive light.  I like being in control of my future which helps me to be a light For others. In faith and hopes that I am walking into my destiny to greatness. I like walks in the park and along the beach. I love cooking meals from scratch and being creative. I like baking sweet treats with my daughter and spending time at the spa, movies, or mall with her. I love that I have discovered who I am as a woman.

I love my beauty inside out.  I love reading romance, drama, suspense, and inspirational books. I love collecting knowledge about and on relationships, spiritual journey & walk, and finding your purpose. I love helping others. I like being a light to shine for others to share their gifts and talents.

What are my dreams? I have big dreams that might be too big for some and too little for others. I dream of not just being a published author, but a writer who inspires and touches lives. I dream of being a business woman owning multiple businesses created to help, Inform, transform, and entertain. I dream of being a writer for major networks with hit television series like the Empire and Scandal. I dream of writing hit films that hit the big screen as number one. I dream of owning my own boutique for beautiful and curvatatious black women.

I have big dreams with big visions that require commitment and dedication to rise to the top of your game. This is why I can look out at the ocean an see that it is never ending. It reminds me that my dreams can become real and expand  accross the oceans.  It reminds me that my possibilities can be reach because the sky is the limit.  When I look out at the ocean, I see more than just an endless ocean, but depth of how far my dreams can stretch, reach, and grow. The picture of the ocean tells me I can go anywhere my Dreams take me. The possibilities are endless.  Is it beautiful?  It’s a journey I am excited to be on.  

What is my purpose? My purpose is serving others and being a light that guides, shines, and open doors to opportunities for others. My gift of writing stories about others will inspire dreamers to believe in their dreams and find their purpose. I have been blessed with many gifts and talents that I want to share with the world. To be the light for others to shine on my multiple platforms that I have created over this last year. Whether it is on the entertainment showcase at Sistah’s Place Entertainment, at Maya’s Showcase Blog, at Mia’s Relationship Chronicles, at Sistah’s Chronicles, or Sistah’s Pearls of Wisdom . On one of these platforms is where I share my voice and stories of others to serve the community in a positive manner with interviews,real advice, testimony Articles, team Collaborations, Hot relationship tips and topics. And current issues that affect the community. Sharing my talent to put those on another platform, share their gifts, and talent. My purpose is the best self discovery I could have asked God to reveal to me. I am passionate about my writing and helping others shine. My purpose is empowering others to believe in their dreams, motivating them and inspiring them to awaken their purpose and use those gifts planted within.

Who am I? A woman blessed with a big heart to serve others. To be a blessing to someone who is chasing their dream as I am. But to be an inspiration to someone to believe in themselves and their dreams.  To uplift black men up and speak life into them and over them so that they rise up as the king they were born to be.

To motivate and empower women that it’s never to late to finding out who you are and falling in love with the woman that you were born to become. You are a masterpiece designed my the most high. Therefore, you were bound for greatness from the moment your mother conceived you in her womb.

I am a woman of many talents who hold a dual MBA in Financial Management and Accounting.  I am a writer, a business woman, a masterpiece, and a mother. I am a big dreamer with a big vision. I have goals in place that will make the dreams and bison real.

Have I inspired you yet?
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Welcom to My Author’s Page

Welcome to my author’s page.  I am transferring content from my former pen name blog Mya Diamonds.  I will be sharing excerpts from my new novel that is anitcipated coming out early winter 2016.  I will also being sharing some of my poetry, deep thoughts, and novel snippets. I am a freelance writer and blogger on a couple of blog platforms that you should check out on the Sisters Site tab.    I have a few projects that I am apart of that I will be sharing with my audience.

My first novel is Deceitful-Playing With Fire.  It’s a love story which is apart of a series that will take you on a journey of love, trials, deceit, scandal, drama, and most important love.  I will share synopsis from new novels in the works as well with my audience as we take this beautiful journey together.

I am very excited to be sharing my novels, events, book launching, interviews, and book signing in the coming months.

Dare to dream the impossible for anything is possible if you just believe and trust in God that you were created for Purpose and Greatness!