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The Teacher Self Care Conference

The Teacher Self-Care Conference

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There are so many people who have a desire to become a published author. I understand the feeling. For years and years I held the ambition of publishing my work. Now, as a four-time published author, I jump at the opportunity to tell others what I’ve learned.                …

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Krystal Grant

Conyers-Rockdale Local Authors Expo

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What a pleasure it was to participate in Nancy Guinn Memorial Library’s local authors expo. This biannual event, held in Conyers, Georgia is a great way to showcase the area’s talent. I was thrilled to be in the same space as such amazing writers. This two-hour expo attracted many of Georgia’s avid readers. We had…

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A Private Tour of The Library of Congress

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For an avid reader and lover of history like myself, the Library of Congress is like the Holy Grail. So when I got an opportunity to take a private, behind the scenes tour I was ecstatic! The architecture is fantastic. I was mesmerized by the beauty of the building, inside and out. Due to strict…

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Jack and Jill of America

Jack and Jill Literacy Event

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This past weekend the Stone Mountain Chapter of Jack and Jill of America held its annual Black History Month Literacy event. There, attendees were introduced to children’s book authors and illustrators like myself. It was such a fun time spending the morning with young people. I got an opportunity to read Poppy and The Play…

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Imani Literary Group

Imani Literary Group Book Event

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  Whew! I can’t believe we are already in the second month of 2017! The past few months have been a whirlwind! I’ve completed not one but TWO manuscripts, attended book events, gone on an awesome family vacation and helped several authors get started on the publishing process. All of these amazing endeavors have kept…

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Dekalb Public Library Jubilee of Reading Book club conference

Dekalb Library’s Book Club Conference

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Sometimes God allows me to experience a little slice of Heaven. That happened last Saturday when I spoke at the Dekalb Public Library’s Jubilee of Reading Book Club Conference. Book lovers from surrounding counties joined together at Stonecrest Library in Lithonia to celebrate local and national authors. I was blessed to be one of the…

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Johnny Swim

Wednesday Writing Tip ~ Listen To Music

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Writing has been my saving grace. This is true. And while much of my day is spent mentally composing characters, plot, setting and theme I have to find other creative outlets to keep me stimulated. Music has a way of seeping deep into my soul and making my heart happy. The rhythm, instruments and songwriting…

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Wednesday Writing Tip ~ Take A Break

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Huh? What? Oh yeah! Today is Wednesday. The day before Thanksgiving. Today has flown by as I prepare my home (and kitchen) for my very first Thanksgiving dinner. But, because I love you all so, I will, as promised, post a Wednesday Writing Tip. And here it is….. Take. A. Break. There’s nothing wrong with…

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Krystal Grant's writing space

A New Writing Space?

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This writing space simply won’t do. It was wonderful when I first create it. The room suit my needs perfectly. But over time, I’ve come to realize that my desk is too small. I have stacks and stacks of papers, notebooks, and other writing accoutrements sprawled everywhere. This leaves no room for my laptop. My leather…

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