Tuesday, December 18, 2007

CLG Catches Up with Electa Rome Parks!

Want to know what's going on in the world of author Electa Rome Parks? Then check out CLG's mini catch up session with ELR!

What's the latest happenings in your writerly world?
2007 was an excellent year for me in regards to titles that were published. I actually had two books to drop:

Ladies' Night Out dropped in January 2007!
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These Are My Confessions was released in July 2007.
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Both were chosen as Black Expressions Book Club selections and have received rave reviews.

Recently, I finished the novel-length version of my short story featured in the These Are My Confessions anthology and I'm presently working on another manuscript.

I feel very blessed to be in a position to live out my dream of being a published author and to have the ability to fulfill my passion.

What's one thing you've learned about the writing industry over the last year?
The one thing I have learned is that the writing industry is a tough market, very tough. Thanks to self-publishing, the market is over saturated with books by African-American authors. Readers now have many, many choices to satisfy their literary pallets. However, on the flip side, it is all the more difficult as an author to maintain a presence, to market and promote his/her product(s), and to keep his/her name in the forefront of the consumer book buying public.

Want to get more into Electa's world? Then check out her WEBSITE!

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