Saturday, December 01, 2007

Ladies, What do YOU have to say about the RELATIONSHIPS in Your Life?


How do you say I LOVE YOU to your mate? What is the best way to talk about sex with your teenagers? How do you and your sisterdivas get together to have a good time? What's the most tactful way of telling your mother-in-law that her advice is no longer needed? Why is it important to replenish and rejuvenate your relationship with yourself? How important is it to have strong networking relationships?

As you can probably tell, all of the above questions connect in one major way: they deal with RELATIONSHIPS.

SisterDivas Magazine ( is a quarterly multicultural women's magazine that is currently looking for submissions for its RELATIONSHIPS column to appear in SD's WINTER 2008 issue, slated to go LIVE on Monday, January 21, 2008.

DEADLINE for submissions is Monday, January 7, 2008.

We, as women, deal with many relationships. Relationship with self. With parents. With siblings. With mate. With children. With friends.

How do we manage it? Or do we? If you have articles or commentaries or short stories or poetry that tap into the world of women and relationships, we would love for you to submit to us.

Do you have a book or a product that deals specifically with women and relationships? Tell us about it.

If you are submitting short fiction, essays, articles, and/or commentaries, please submit the following (works should be no longer than 2500 words):
1) work to be published (within the e-mail)
2) a brief description of the work, making sure to illustrate how it ties to women and relationships
3) contact information (e-mail, website, myspace)
4) picture of you (if you would like)
5) bio of no more than 200 words

If you are submitting information regarding a product - cd, movie, book, etc. - that deals with women and relationships, please submit the following:
1) contact information (e-mail, website, myspace)
2) image of product
3) description of product, no more than 500 words, that discusses the product and ties to women and relationships
4) picture of you (if you would like)
5) bio of no more than 200 words
6) purchase link of product

Send all submissions to or with the subject line SD + RELATIONSHIPS!

AGAIN, the WINTER 2008 issue of SisterDivas will go LIVE on Monday, January 21, 2008.

If you wish to submit to SisterDivas's WINTER 2008 issue, the deadline to do so is Monday, January 7, 2008.


Da SD Mgm't

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

NEW to SisterDivas Magazine: The Sipping Sommelier


SisterDivas, who love or are interested in wine, let me introduce myself to you. L. Denise Jackson, The Sipping Sommelier and your personal wine consultant. You may drink a glass at dinner, socially, or as a connoisseur. My hope is that whatever level of sipper you may be you will be stimulated and increase your sipping level. Ultimately, I would be delighted if you enjoyed sipping to learn and learning to sip.

To learn more about L. Denise AND wine, be sure to check out her column @ SisterDivas; you can check out her premiere column by clicking HERE!

Want Something Different from the Standard African American Lit Fare??

A fourth tribe has come to the land of the three tribes; the light-skinned newcomers are fated to change the tribes' way of life and religion. Satha, a dark-skinned woman from a poor Theseni clan, and Loic, her wealthy young Doreni husband, are too busy forging their new life together to pay much heed. But when Satha is dishonored and Loic must avenge her, they find themselves drawn into a cultural battle.

Publishers Weekly gives WIND FOLLOWER a more than favorably review:
McDonnell's promising fantasy debut portrays a land inhabited by the black-skinned Theseni, brown Ibeni and tan Doreni. Peace among the three tribes is disrupted by the paler-skinned, domineering Angleni as well as inner clan conflicts. Loic tyu Taer, the son of the wealthy headman of the Doreni Pagatsu clan, falls in love at first sight with Satha tya Monua, the impoverished but proud daughter of his father's old Theseni friend. Loic requests an immediate marriage and Satha's parents agree, but for Satha, passion takes longer to ignite, and Loic's father's jealous third wife plots to destroy their happiness. The two must reaffirm their faith in each other and the Creator God to find their way through their troubles. McDonnell's language is delicate almost to a fault, even as she describes betrayal, rape and slavery, while her elegant, meticulous world-building shimmers with the ambience of an old-world folktale. (Oct.)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Windfollower by Carole McDonnell
ISBN-10: 0809557797
ISBN-13: 978-0809557790
348 pages, $12.95

Purchase your copy of WIND FOLLOWER today at AMAZON.COM!

To learn more about the author, Carole McDonnell, check out her WEBSITE!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Attention Novelists of Young Adult Fiction (targeted to females)!!!

What was the ONE GIFT you had to have for Xmas as a teen?

This is what SDgirl is asking writers of young adult fiction!

@ SDgirl on MySpace (, during the month of December, we will be posting responses to this question from all ya authors who respond.

What WAS the one gift you had to have? Did you get it? If so, how much did you relish the gift? If not, how did you feel about that?

In addition to your responses, why not promote your latest project, too?

Send us the title of your latest book, an image of the book cover (.jpeg or .gif), a short paragraph description of the book, and a purchase link to the book, and we'll post it along with your response!

Send ALL material - answer to question and promo material - to ME @ under the subject SDGIRL XMAS!

Looking forward to receiving your responses and learning more about your projects!

Keep writing ~ shon bacon :: chicklitgurrl (

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Fall 2007 Issue of SisterDivas is LIVE

SisterDivas Magazine - Where REAL Women Congregate

FALL 2007 (November - January)

TO SUBSCRIBE TO SD Quarterly Newsletter/Magazine and discussion,
send an e-mail to

Copyright 1999 - 2007



**SDgirl Interviews Laura Wiess!**

**SDgirl Interviews Laura Wiess!**

If you do not know author Laura Wiess, you should. Her novel
SUCH A PRETTY GIRL was gut-wrenching and phenomenal, and her
latest novel - due out in January - LEFTOVERS, promises to be
just as dramatic and moving. Check out SDgirl's interview with
Wiess as she talks about her books, her life, and more!

Check out SDgirl NOW at!


SisterDivas has added a new column: LIFE. @ Life, we will
feature articles, essays, commentaries, reviews, interviews, and
more on subjects that examine various aspects of life: whether
that aspect is fashion, grief, designers, or home development.

This issue, welcome LIFE to SD by checking out the following

::ALL THAT GLITTERS columnist Melodye Shore is now on LIFE, and
in this issue, she's giving us the inside expensive skinny on
designer truck shows in her article WHAT PRICE FASHION?

::Entrepreneur Gina Alexander has designed handbags for thousands
of people, to include Elizabeth Taylor, Fergie from the Black Eyed
Peas, Jennifer Lopez, Sheryl Crow, and Oprah. Check out Nicole M.
Stevenson's interview with this in demand designer!

::The holiday season is upon us and unfortunately, many people
suffer through grief or find themselves remembering those who have
passed on during this time. In the article GOOD GRIEF, Swaggie
Coleman addresses grieving as a necessary part of healing. With
the holidays being the major season of depression, Coleman wanted
to write and share about this natural process following the death
of a loved one.

The Sipping Sommelier! Her column is for any and everyone who has
ever been interested in learning about the nuances of wine! Check
out her premiere article!


::If you don't know author MJ Rose, you should. She's the author
of great psychological thrillers, and her latest - THE
REINCARNATIONIST is her best yet. In her piece, "Winka's World,"
Rose explains a day in her...and Winka's (her beloved pup) lives.

::This season, TV is flooded with new shows! What should YOU be
watching? Check out our TOP THREE PICKS for the new season!

::Talented writer Liz DeJesus stops by SisterDivas to talk to us
about her wonderful novel, NINA!

::If anyone knows about overcoming adversities and making a
wonderful life for herself, it's blues artist Janiva Magness.
Read Tonya Howard's article on the songstress, get inspired, and
pick up your copy of Magness' latest CD!

::Remember the TV shows Punky Brewster and Family Matters? If
you do, you no doubt remember actress Cherie Johnson. Today,
Cherie is grown and ready to show the world just how talented and
versatile she really is! Check out our interview with Cherie,
directed by Nicole M. Stevenson!


::Many of us want to be healthy eaters; however, we let the things
that go on in our lives and our reactions and emotions to those
things influence what we eat and how we eat. In her latest article,
"Emotional Eating: How Do You Deal with Food", Madison Chase offers
solutions to help us better handle - food wise - some of the issues
that afflict us.

::Do you have obstacles in your life and allow those obstacles to
keep you from achieving your goals? At some point in all of our
lives, we let setbacks influence our forward progress. Dr. Cherry,
in her latest piece - "OBSTACLES" discuss how we can move through
those obstacles and obtain our goals.


Here @ SD Features, we are premiering a new online saga: LOVE
BYTES. For those of you who enjoyed THE MISADVENTURES OF A SBF,
we have all nine episodes online for your perusal @ SD Features.

NOW - What is Love Bytes, you ask. Here's the skinny: Meet
Destiny, a twenty something love columnist - who knows absolutely
nothing about love. Her last boyfriend, well he was actually
the fiancé, broke up with Destiny while in the middle of planning
their wedding, and since then, Destiny has been battling depression.
Meet Devon, the sports editor at the paper Destiny works at. He has
been hot on Destiny's trail since the first time they met, but she's
always rebuffed his advances. Mainly because she knows he's a playa
and likes "conquering women" as she hears around the water cooler.
Destiny's tough veneer melts when she meets a guy online who seems
to make her think - on all levels, including sexually. When Destiny
starts to also feel something for Devon, will she have to choose
between what's real and what's cyberreality?

In Episode One, we met Destiny and caught a glimpse into her life
as a love columnist, her want of a new love, and the issues that
keep her from getting that new love. You can check out Episode
One here!

In EPISODE TWO, Destiny and her cousin Sharay head out to a club
to see some strippers...and for Destiny to meet her cyber man,
but what she gets in return is beyond her imagination!

Destiny and Sharay danced for about 15 minutes, both doing their
own thang and jiving with the music being played. As Destiny
pivoted on the floor, she knocked into somebody and began to
tumble to the floor. She felt large hands firmly catch her around
her back and her ass, holding her towards him. She didn't even
notice the hand on her ass as she began to speak, "I am so sorry,
I didn't see..." She stopped in mid sentence. Destiny had looked
up at who caught her and out of all the people in the world, WHY
would it be Devon ?

He just smiled down at her, his hand still firmly holding Destiny's

"What are you doing here?" they asked in unison.

"What are you doing here?" Destiny repeated. Devon leaned in close,
his lips next to Destiny's ear, causing her to shiver.

"I'm looking for someone," he responded.

"Who?" Destiny asked. "I didn't know you came out to D.C."

"Every once in a while," Devon said. "What are you doing here?"

"Sharay and I are here...girls night out." Destiny peeped around
Devon, looking to make sure Sharay was near and to check for the
mystery man again.

"You looking for someone?" Devon asked, a smile on his face.
Before Destiny spoke, she closed her eyes for a moment and
realized WHOSE arms she was in and WHERE one of them hands was.


Every issue of SD, we give you our BUZZWORTHY pics in books, movies,
TV, and music! Come see what WE think is HOT!

Do you have a book, CD, TV show, DVD, anything media worthy that
you would like us to consider for BUZZWORTHINESS?

If so, e-mail us at and
tell us about your product!


To contact SisterDivas regarding submissions or other inquiries,
please e-mail us at

We work hard to answer ANY and ALL e-mails as quickly as possible.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

New Issue of SisterDivas Magazine to go LIVE on November 2!

Just wanted to give a heads up to those who were wondering:

The FALL ISSUE of SisterDivas will go live on Friday, November 2, 2007.

I had to push back the date for school/personal reasons. While you're waiting for NEW STUFF, why not check out the current issue of the magazine? Let us know what you think:

SisterDivas Magazine

Saturday, February 10, 2007


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