|Verlean Singletary, Owner of DaBook Joint|
I was really happy to finally meet Whitaker. I've been a fan of her work since her Triple Crown Publications release of "Flip Side of the Game" in 2004. Her current release, "Money Never Sleeps: A Millionaire Wives Club Novel," describes how the four divas juggle drama, backstabbing and family. Her teen line written under the pen name, Ni-Ni Simone is insanely popular with teen girls. I can personally attest to the hysteria of girls in my library waiting to read the next book in her popular teen series. Her books published by Kensington Teen are a great choice for pre-teen and teen readers.
|Whitaker and I|
The Champagne Soiree was attended by librarians, teens/parents and adult fans of her work. Also in attendance was Charles and Radiah Hubbert, Founders of Urban Reviews Online. When you have a moment, check out their website, http://www.urbanreviewsonline.com and follow them on Twitter at @UrbanReviewsOnline. Their work is highly respected and their Free Black E-Books list is a great help for a librarian on a tight budget. This is a website that should not be missed.
Enjoy more pictures/captions below of the event below.
Until next time, K.C.
P.S. Whitaker also writes Erotic Fiction under the pen name, Risque. If you are a fan of adult Erotic, check out her new work!
|A longtime fan.|
|This teen was thrilled to meet Whitaker and take a picture with her.|
|Happiness is: Getting my book signed by Ni-Ni Simone!|
|CPS Librarian LaToya Bennett purchased books for her 8th graders at Kershaw Magnet.|