Tuesday, August 21, 2012

BLOG TOUR: Unresolved Issues Virtual Book Tour


About the Author

Wanda B. Campbell is an extraordinary and talented writer who brings creativity, a new sense of hope, and restoration through the healing power of God to the Kingdom, by way of Christian fiction. She uses real life everyday issues to exhort, motivate, and give comfort.

Wanda B. Campbell believes there is nothing too hard for God and through His love and power; He can heal you in EVERY area you hurt. Wanda believes with God’s help our darkest time can become our brightest moments. Her primary mission is to encourage everyone to experience the unfailing love of Christ. Wanda is not limited by race, age, sex, denomination or organization; believing the liberation that comes from Christ is free to all.

Wanda B. Campbell’s literary achievements include: Mommy’s Present, a short story appearing in the anthology The Midnight Clear, November 2006, First Sunday in October, January 2007, Crusin for Christ I Short Story Contest winner with Illusions, which landed a multi-book deal with Urban Christian. Illusions, the novel, February 2009,Right Package, Wrong Baggage, August 2010, and Silver Lining, August 2011. Her fourth novel, Unresolved Issues, is scheduled for release August 2012.

Wanda is a two-time winner of the Urban Reviews Top Shelf Book Award, two-time winner of Coffee Time Romance’s Critical Review Award, and a three-time Black Expressions Book Club Bestselling Author. She has appeared on the BCNN1/BCBC National Bestselling List multiple times and was nominated at the 2011 African American Literary Awards Show in the Christian Fiction category.

Wanda is a mother of three and currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband of twenty-two years and two sons and enjoys spending time with her grandson.

About the Book

Stacelyn thought her life was complete the day she married Dr. Derrick Garrison. The fairytale life she envisioned quickly vanishes, however, when Derrick’s late nights and unexplained absences cause her to question his motives for marrying her. As secrets from the past and emotional wounds are revealed, Stacelyn discovers the hard way that it takes more than love to build a marriage.

Alone and bitter after Derrick’s sudden departure, Stacelyn is forced to face hard truths about the man she married. In the process, she discovers her own unresolved issues.

Will the revelations drive her to her knees, or send her seeking comfort from the enemy?

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Book Trailer:

Book Review

Date:                             8-12-12
Title:                              Unresolved Issues
Author:                         Wanda B. Campbell
ISBN 13:                       978-1-60162-724-7
Pages:                          302
Publisher:                    Urban Christian
Cover:                           Paperback
Reviewer:                     Yolanda M. Johnson-Bryant – Literary Wonders!  
Rating:                           5 -Stars


Unresolved Issues, by Wanda B. Campbell, was a great read. The author did a great job in developing the plot and the characters of the storyline and made them relatable to real life situations that Christians or anyone, for that matter, face on a regular basis.

Dr. Derrick Garrison, has always been an over achiever—every since he was abandoned by his father. Derrick, a successful, dentist has carried his daddy-issue-baggage well into adulthood and into his marriage.

Staceyln Garrison loved her husband, but she realizes that he has some unresolved issues; however, she thinks they have to do with her. Stacelyn, Staci for short, ignores the warning of her mother and the many warnings from God, that although Derrick was the man He had chosen for her, he was not ready to marry. Against God’s wishes, the two fall in love and marry, only to find their problems start immediately.

While Staci is waiting for Derrick to grow up, she decides she shouldn’t have to suffer at the whim of her husband’s hurtful ways, and befriends Malcolm. Malcolm has intentions for Staci, except she is to blind to see it. She ignores God’s whispers in her ear and she soon finds that ignoring God’s word has deadly consequences.

Unresolved Issues never gets boring and I found myself, throwing myself into the story as I talked to many of the characters. It was ironic that I know, and we all know, someone in this book that can relate to the characters in this book. Great read Wanda!

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Monday, August 20, 2012

The Book Tree w/John T. Wills is Back!

“The Book Tree Radio Show” is designed to bring the words of others to life by promoting authors, poets, publishers, book clubs, or simply writers passionate about the written word. The Book Tree will air each Wednesday at 8:30 PM (est) beginning September 5th, 2012 with a special guest each week for your enjoyment. Be sure to tune in!
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

BLOG TOUR: Crossing the Tracks Blog Tour

About the Author


Dolphus Weary (D Min, Reformed Theological Seminary) became one of the first black students ever to graduate from the all-white Los Angeles Baptist College. In 1971, he received a Masters of Religious Education Degree from Los Angeles Baptist Seminary and a Masters in Educational Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi. He returned to Mississippi to work with Mendenhall Ministries, devoting his time to developing his impoverished Christian community. His autobiography I Ain’t Comin’ Back details these early years. Now an ordained minister, Dr. Weary serves part time as the president of R.E.A.L. Christian Foundation and part time as the major fundraiser for Mission Mississippi. He and his wife, Rosie, live in Jackson.

Visit the author at R.E.A.L. Christian Foundation at http://realchristianfoundation.info/

About the Book

An inspiring story of how God called one man to “go back and make a difference”

Dolphus Weary knows from personal experience just how harmful racial division can be. Growing up in rural Mississippi, he learned that if poverty, hunger, and disease didn’t kill him, racism, bigotry, or the Klan just might. So when a college basketball scholarship gave him the opportunity to get away from the broken, racially divided city of Mendenhall, he jumped at the chance. But he couldn’t outrun racism.

Eventually God called him back to his hometown--to the city where the railroad tracks not only separate economic classes but also represent a divide in the church. Believing that prejudice is ultimately a spiritual issue, Weary went back to Mississippi and worked to break down racial divides and promote productive dialogue, greater understanding, and ultimately racial reconciliation. The founder and part-time president of R.E.A.L. (Rural Education and Leadership) Christian Foundation, Weary helps ministries and communities realize that a “kingdom mentality” is possible only when we stop limiting God’s work to a denomination or racial group.

Crossing the Tracks offers an insider’s look at Weary’s life and experiences. It recounts both the heartbreaking and victorious events that helped him overcome the odds. Profoundly honest and never more timely, this book encourages Christians to partner together to turn the ugly legacy of racism wherever it is found into a beautiful community of hope.

Listen to Dolphus Weary's interview with the Author's Hideaway

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Book Trailer:


Book Review
Coming soon!

For More Information

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

REVIEW: Unresolved Issues by Wanda B. Campbell



Date:                                8-12-12
Title:                                Unresolved Issues
Author:                           Wanda B. Campbell
ISBN 13:                          978-1-60162-724-7
Pages:                              302
Publisher:                       Urban Christian
Cover:                               Paperback
Reviewer:                        Yolanda M. Johnson-Bryant – Literary Wonders!  
Rating:                             5 -Stars


Unresolved Issues, by Wanda B. Campbell, was a great read. The author did a great job in developing the plot and the characters of the storyline and made them relatable to real life situations that Christians or anyone, for that matter, face on a regular basis.

Dr. Derrick Garrison, has always been an over achiever—every since he was abandoned by his father. Derrick, a successful, dentist has carried his daddy-issue-baggage well into adulthood and into his marriage.

Staceyln Garrison loved her husband, but she realizes that he has some unresolved issues; however, she thinks they have to do with her. Stacelyn, Staci for short, ignores the warning of her mother and the many warnings from God, that although Derrick was the man He had chosen for her, he was not ready to marry. Against God’s wishes, the two fall in love and marry, only to find their problems start immediately.

While Staci is waiting for Derrick to grow up, she decides she shouldn’t have to suffer at the whim of her husband’s hurtful ways, and befriends Malcolm. Malcolm has intentions for Staci, except she is to blind to see it. She ignores God’s whispers in her ear and she soon finds that ignoring God’s word has deadly consequences.

Unresolved Issues never gets boring and I found myself, throwing myself into the story as I talked to many of the characters. It was ironic that I know, and we all know, someone in this book that can relate to the characters in this book. Great read Wanda!