Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday Five – Five Fun Things About Writing And Publishing Your Novel

After an exhausting week, it's quite fun to hear from authors about their fun moments during the writing and publishing of their novel. Well, this author is not exception and her five things are exhilarting and you will find yourself cheering for her.

About Cheryl Bannerman
Cheryl D. Bannerman is CEO of a small virtual training company based out of Central New Jersey. She works out of her home office and creates classroom training materials, e-Learning modules, job aides and much more for corporate employees and their clients. She is also the (divorced) single mother of a beautiful eleven year old girl. In her spare time she loves to read murder mysteries, watch movies, try new restaurants and cuisines, shop with her daughter, and in the summer, walk the boardwalk and take in the sun on the beach. Although her works are fiction, she has incorporated many of her life's experiences into her stories. Black Child to Black Woman is her first novel.
You can find Cheryl at

and her tour page at Pump Up Your Book

Book Description
Black Child to Black Woman is a 'live diary' experience that will grab your attention right from the start. Tara Walker speaks directly to the reader as she adds entry after entry into her Journal. She documents her experiences, her family life, her triumphs, as well as her interpretation of life and the world as she saw it. As she grows, so does the language and tone of the diary, which matches her maturity and speech patterns as the time passes.

Experiences are mere images engraved in our minds that we recall when future events occur such as a tragedy or even when a song is playing on the radio. Tara has captured those moments in time in her diary, even the painful ones. Although she came from a loving home with both parents, she struggled to come to grips with siblings addicted to drugs, molestation, attempted rape, broken hearts, and so much more.

Her diary experiences will make you laugh, cry, scream, sigh, and gasp aloud. As Tara struggles to keep her head above water and fight through the tribulations of her life, she continues to smile, continues to grow as a person, continues to be successful in her career, and continues to survive. Through it all and through her daughter, she eventually discovers the true meaning of unconditional love.

Come discover life through the eyes of Tara as she grows from a black child to a black woman.

Five Fun Things about writing and publishing your novel
1. I kept it a secret from everyone (family, friends, etc…) the entire time. They were shocked after I was published that I was able to hold it in that long!
2. I laughed out loud.
3. I cried.
4. I was able to make connections about life that I had missed before.
5. I was inspired.

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