January 31, 2011 – #writingabookchat hosted by Tywebbin

In 2011, Tywebbin Creations LLC will feature a series of Twitter chats with authors on a variety of literary topics. Join us on Monday, January 31st to take a peek inside the writing process of four authors. Feel free to drop by with questions or follow the conversation from 8:30 to 9:30 pm EST.

Featured Panel

Tia McCollors (Fiction) – Follow @tiamccollors

TIA MCCOLLORS is a national bestselling author who secured her spot in the publishing industry with the release of her debut novel, Zora’s Cry. She received her B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina. After ten years as a public relations professional, Tia emerged as an inspirational speaker and author of faith-based novels. Her other titles include The Truth About Love andA Heart of Devotion. She continues to pen inspirational works and is currently writing a series of children’s early reader chapter books targeted towards girls, ages 7-9. In addition to being a novelist, Tia is a motivational speaker and instructor for writing workshops. Tia lives in the Atlanta, Georgia area with her husband and son. For more information, visit her online at www.TiaMcCollors.com.

Paulette Harper (Nonfiction) – Follow @pauletteharper

A sought after speaker, certified life coach, minister and author. As an inspirational and motivational speaker, Paulette’s desire is to motive women to reach their God given potential through conferences, workshops and seminars. Combining enthusiasm with an energetic speaking style, audiences describe Paulette’s presentation as inspiriting, enriching and encouraging. She is committed to speaking a message that is always uplifting and edifying. Paulette has authored such books as That Was Then, This Is Nowwhich achieved national recognition by being awarded a finalist in the 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Award and her newest release  Completely Whole was published under her own publishing company Thy Word Publishing. She is the co-author of Victorious Living for Women. Her next book For Such a Time as This will be released in 2011 in addition to Victorious Living for Moms. Visit the author online at http://www.pauletteharper.com

LaShawnda Jones (Nonfiction) – Follow @ldjonsey

LaShawnda Jones is currently living and thriving in New York City. Her prior work includes an autobiographical devotional, My God and Me: Listening, Learning and Growing on My Journey and an autobiographical volume of poetry, Cliches: A Life in Verse. LaShawnda’s writing and publishing work ranges from poetry, to blogging, to designing an annual full-figured fashion calendar. She was a contributor to a daily political blog during the last presidential election and an anthology of letters addressed to First Lady Michelle Obama. LaShawnda’s current work is a series of short books, focusing on foundational Biblical principles. The series is called the MeatyWord series. The first volume, The Process of Asking for, Receiving and Giving Love & Forgiveness, will be available January 2011. To keep up with LaShawnda’s journey, subscribe to her blog at www.mygodandme.info/blog.

Stephanie McKenny (Nonfiction and Fiction) – Follow @slmckenny

Stephanie McKenny is a licensed minister who resides in South Carolina. She has written one novel and three non-fiction books. She facilities a yearly women’s retreat (dates for 2011 are May 19-21, 2011) and has recently started her own self-publishing company (J & J Publishing). Visit her website at:www.stephaniemckenny.com for more information.

How to Participate

Be sure to use the hashtag #writingabookchat whenever you join the conversation, respond to a question or tweet about the chat.

Follow us @tcblogtours  to get the link to the tweetchat.com room or bookmark the following page

http://tweetchat.com/room/writingabookchat

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