Thursday, August 23, 2018

A Humble Tribute to The Queen of Soul




The Great Musician in the Sky has been very kind to humanity in so many ways. One of the significant ways is He has graced this world with a "Natural Woman," Ms. Aretha Franklin, referred to by many as the "Queen of Soul." 

Now, with her transition from this earth to the Musician's home, her passing has made many "Think" of the beautiful songs, the musical poetry she has shared for so many years. 

Her poetry has brought comfort when many of us felt down and celebrated with us when we were experiencing some pique of success. 

Her voice bubbled in our spirits and helped us and reminded us to "Respect" ourselves and others, no matter the mood. 

So, now, St. Peter can say to those in Heaven, "People Get Ready" because another singing "Angel" is coming. 

And as a final tribute, many of us on earth can "Say A Little Prayer" of gratitude for all the poetry in song Ms. Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, has shared.

—Fairy C. Hayes-Scott, Ph.D., the Owner/Publisher of MarketingNewAuthors.com




Friday, August 17, 2018

Introducing Jewelry Designer Kayla Laird, of Queen Netzo Jewelry

Editor's Note: MarketingNewAuthors.com (MANA) would like to introduce jewelry designer, Ms. Kayla Laird, of Queen Netzo Jewelry. 

Ms. Laird's jewelry is part of MANA's "Gems for the Body and Soul," a unique gift set of customized jewelry and a book from MANA's website. Click HERE to see just a few of Ms. Laird's many jewelry designs. 

Ms. Laird's jewelry is also featured on the "MANA Businesswomen's Pages—Shop Here" where you will see some of the jewelry she customizes for her customers. Read the Q&A below to learn more about Ms. Laird and how to contact her if you are interested in purchasing customized jewelry.

Kayla Laird
MANA: Tell us about your background as a jewelry designer. How did you get started designing jewelry?

Kayla Laird (KL): With the help of my Aunt Myra, I started making jewelry at age of 9. Whenever I would visit my grandparents’ house, she would always be making a new necklace, bracelet, or earrings of some sort. She taught me all the basic techniques I needed to know. 

MANA: How do you create your designs? Do you receive some type of inspiration prior to creating them?
KL: I create my designs by incorporating my own personal style and a mix of inspiration. I do research to find out what the latest trends and fashions are. In addition, I also follow up with the customer to find out what exactly she or he wants. 

MANA: Are there any special skills you have to have to be a jewelry designer?
KL: The special skills you have to have to be a jewelry designer would be to have an eye for detail, artistic ability, patience, concentration, and 3D visualization skills.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Female Authors: Let MANA Display Your Book at Women's Writers/Authors Conference



Are you a female author? Would you like a chance to have MarketingNewAuthors (MANA) display your book at a conference for female writers, authors, editors, publishers, and readers? 

Then contact MANA for information on exhibiting your book at the 2018 Women who Write Authors and Vendor Expo presented by the Hook A Sista Up Collaborative

The Expo will be held on Saturday, October 6, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Grand Rapids, MI. 

Since this is an event for published and aspiring female authors, MANA is making a special offer for authors who want their books displayed at the tables of MANA and Robbie Dean Press, the parent company of MANA. 

The reasonable fee for MANA to exhibit your book is $50 per book (a limit of 2 books). Space availability is limited. 

Deadline to submit your check or money order to MANA is September 15, 2018. 

For more information, email MANA at info@marketingnewauthors.com.


Thursday, August 2, 2018

Submissions Wanted: MANA's Summer/Fall Writers' Contest 2018

MarketingNewAuthors (MANA) is sponsoring the MANA Summer/Fall Writers’ Contest. Submissions begin on August 1, 2018. 
There will be three (3) categories in this new contest:

• Fiction
• Non-fiction
• Poetry

The top winner for each category will have his or her work set up as  an e-book that will be ready to submit to Amazon, if the writer so wishes. The work must be a maximum of 70,00 words.

The winners in each category will:

• Own full copyright.
• Have their own webpage on MANA’s website for the book as well as e-commerce services
• Garner 70% royalty per every e-book purchased from the MANA site.