It is FOR and ABOUT authors. Here we shine the light on authors who we’ve read, reviewed and recommend to others. In this edition we are shining our light on another gifted author...
Previously an English teacher and high school principal, Andrea Clinton is a novelist, poet, essayist, aspiring playwright, screenwriter and filmmaker. She is a Montclair State University graduate with a degree in English, Film, and Journalism and is presently achieving her Master's in Theatre Studies. Andrea is the founder and CEO of the non-profit organization, People Helping People, Inc., whose mission is to help citizens become independent and self-sufficient. She is also Editor in Chief of AMISTAD newspaper; and, is presently working on a biography featuring her uncle, Rock and Roll Hall of famer, George Clinton of Parliament/Funkadelic and the Clinton family.
Struck with Lupus in 2002, Andrea decided that if she were blessed to live, she would publish her countless stories for the world to read. Her first novel is one of five in the first volume of “Life Knows No Bounds” series. Andrea began this chronicle to exhibit to the world and address through fiction, the many directions life leads us in, regardless of which class we belong to. Andrea also set out to express to the world that life isn’t after anyone in particular, it just doesn’t know boundaries.
With the goal of helping people to understand and accept life, Andrea is said to write with that same creative gene and knack that made her uncle George Clinton the musical great that he is. See her many book reviews that support Andrea Clinton as a creative and entertaining great writer on the rise.
GETTING TO KNOW ANDREA…
What was your favorite food when you were a child? Pickles with salt and sauerkraut with mustard and salt.
What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod? "Crazy" by Cee-lo Green
A party is not a party without: buffalo wings and old skool hip hop sessions mixed in.
What is one of your favorite quotes? "Everybody help somebody."
Orange juice or apple juice? Apple juice.
What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity? Indoor: Watching reality shows and writing articles and commentary about them. Outdoor: Horseback riding.
Phone or computer, which could you not go a week without? Computer. I'd die if I couldn't access my stories and screenplays.
What chore do you absolutely hate doing? DISHES!!! Aaaaaaaaah!
What athlete or entertainer is most overrated? Nikki Minaj. She seems like a combo platter of a few people I've seen and heard in the past. I ask and wonder if she's ever had an original thought.
What is the last movie you watched that you'd recommend? Hannah. I loved her and loved watching a girl in action. GIRL POWER!
What’s next for Andrea? She is currently working on:
Tears of a Warrior (Ghost Writing an Autobiography)
Love at First Plight
One Who Loves You Too (Omar's point of view - not sure of title as yet)
PRAISE FOR LIFE KNOWS NO BOUNDS: ONE WHO LOVES YOU MORE
"I was engrossed in this book as soon as I started. What caught my attention right away was the fact that the author eluded to profanity by rarely used it. I have never seen that done and I loved the way the author pulled it off….I recommend this tale of love, consequences, & reality to any reader.” – LiteraryLiz
“Very good love story, I'm a sucker for a love story especially a good hood one…The author is truly having a conversation with her readers, I found myself talking to the characters. I'm looking forward to more of Alisa and Omar Mental Mess!!!” – Khaleelah
"Andrea Clinton has written a compelling novel with engaging characters.” – OOSA
"With LIFE KNOWS NO BOUNDS: 1 Who Loves You More, Andrea Clinton has created a dynamic urban love story, decorated with realistic dialogue and hard-hitting pragmatism. The story was compelling and the characters were vibrant…I recommend this novel for those looking for an explosive urban love story with a realistic perspective.” - RAWSISTAZ™ Reviewers
PRAISE FOR A BLESSING AND A CURSE
“…this book is a fantastic read. It grips your attention and holds it. Even after you have put the book down to do other things, the characters linger in your mind. The characters come to life and you find yourself embracing them, like members of your own family…I'm engulfed on a wild roller coaster ride. Any and everyone is encouraged to get this book. I Love it!” – Joan Farly Nyobe
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Stepping to the stage is: Oasis
Hello, everyone. I am honored to be here on the Open Mic forum with you wonderful people again. This is your boy Oasis, author of "Duplicity," "Push Comes To Shove," and the upcoming new release "White Heat" that I coauthored with my beautiful wife Mrs. Oasis.
I want to take this opportunity to tell you about our Write To Ride contest. Write To Ride is a writing contest designed so that Mrs. Oasis and I can have a more hands-on interaction with our audience and to meet new people from different walks of life and to discover new writing talents. But most important, Write To Ride is designed so that we can sow the seeds of kindness and give to our favorite charities and causes.
Write To Ride is sponsored by Oasis' Novels LLC and hosted by myself and Mrs. Oasis. The company is proud to offer participants of various backgrounds and writing skills an opportunity to win a brand new 2012 Honda Accord LX, a prize valued at $22,000. There is no purchase required to enter Write To Ride. There is, however, a $14.95 reading and handling fee. A portion of this fee will be donated to St. Jude's Research Hospital for Children. Each Entrant will receive a donation certificate.
It is fun and easy to enter. All you have to do is visit www.oasisnovels.com and click the "Free Car" tab. Select one of our writing prompts, which ranges from a short essay to a simple letter addressed to Mrs. Oasis and myself, and create a writing expression inspired from your prompt choice.
Oasisnovels.com will collect entries until midnight November 14, 2012, and the winner will be announced on or about November 24, 2012. There will be a YouTube video of the winner being presented with the Honda Accord LX and their winning submission will be showcased on oasisnovels.com, Facebook, and various other forums.
And we are proud to share with you that entries will be judged by bestselling authors Brenda Hampton of the Naughty series and Tina Brooks-McKinney of the Drama series and the one and only Ms. Toni of OOSA Online Book Club. So if you are an aspirant writer and would like to showcase your talent, or if you are just some beautiful person with something special to say and need a platform to be heard, come and holler at us. We look forward to hearing from you.
Oasis & Mrs. Oasis
Oasis is a craft expert and certified creative writing instructor who lives in Maryland with his wife and family. He is the award-winning author of “Push Comes to Shove,” “Duplicity,” and “Street Games.” He is the CEO of Docuversion, a full-service editing firm. Visit Oasis at: http://www.oasisnovels.com/, www.facebook.com/Ericmyrieckes, or www.twitter.com/Oasisnovels