5 Books Published by Lulu on Our Site — Book Cover Mosaic

Click for more detail about I Missed the Bus, But I Arrived On Time! by Willis L. Drake I Missed the Bus, But I Arrived On Time!

by Willis L. Drake
Lulu (May 23, 2019)
Read Detailed Book Description

Willis L. Drake looks back at a life well-lived in this memoir about missing the bus but arriving on time.

Growing up black in St. Louis, the author faced his share of discrimination, but his parents always urged him to work hard and get a college education.

As a youth, he was often asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, and while the stock answer was “doctor, lawyer, engineer, or schoolteacher,” all he had to do was look to his father to see how a man takes care of his family.

His parents provided him with a solid Christian foundation and read the Holy Bible to him often. While in high school, he worked at a dental office and learned about dedication and self-reliance by learning to box.

The course of his life changed, however, when in 1959 he met Mary Ann Byas, a nursing student who his mother had seen in a vision three years earlier as the woman her son would one day marry.

Book Review

Click for more detail about 100+ Black Women in Horror by Sumiko Saulson 100+ Black Women in Horror

by Sumiko Saulson
Lulu (Mar 07, 2018)
Read Detailed Book Description

Containing the biographies of over one hundred black women who write horror, 100+ Black Women in Horror is a reference guide, a veritable who’s who of female horror writers from the African Diaspora. It is an expansion of the original 2014 book 60 Black Women in Horror. February is African American History Month here in the United States. It is also Women in Horror Month (WiHM). This list of black women who write horror was compiled at the intersection of the two. It consists of an alphabetical listing of the women with biographies, photos, and web addresses, as well as interviews with 17 of these women and an essay by David Watson on LA Banks and Octavia Butler.

Click for more detail about The Only One: An Urban Tale of Romance by Connie Bradley The Only One: An Urban Tale of Romance

by Connie Bradley
Lulu (Dec 13, 2014)
Read Detailed Book Description

The Only One is a novel about an interracial love triangle that will put the advice of self-appointed relationship guru, Steve Harvey, to shame.This is not your grandfather’s staid book. It’s your grandmother’s hot novel, a delicious slice of black life, serving up conflicted characters with appetites for lust, and cravings for romance, not to mention a serial killer looking for love in all the wrong places. Check it out!” —Connie Divers Bradley

Celeste Evans is clever, attractive and single. She is also burnt out. But when superfine Troy Briggs shows up in her life, her romantic hopes are re-ignited despite his showing a preference for Debbie Marlowe, their blond, blue-eyed co-worker. Not to be outdone, once this plucky “Sistergirl” decides to compete with a perky “Barbie doll” for the affections of a “color-blind brotha”, things get interesting. Also stalking the scene is a vicious serial killer who has his own way of dealing with the rocky road to love, and Celeste Evans is just his type! Full of plot twists, humor, and suspense, “The Only One” is an urban contemporary slice of life, a compelling novel that explores the complicated relationships that define black love.

A Note From the Author on the Genesis of The Only One

Any book begins with inspiration, and the ongoing triangle that puts black women in competition with white ones for the affections of black men was mine. It’s a topic I’ve never read a book about so I became motivated to write The Only One, a novel based on this scenario. I wasn’t sure where this subject would lead me but, equipped with my personal observations and input from my children and their friends, I sat down at my computer, placed my fingers on its keyboard, accessed its word processor and got on the same wave length with my Muse.

The first step was to conjure up a cast of characters to star in this little melodrama, and this involved crafting the roles they would play in the plot. Once that was done, I visualized how they’d look and tried out names on them until they answered to what I called them. As soon as I started putting words in their mouths, these people came to life, steering me to where they needed to go.

Settling on a “sista” as my protagonist was what determined the book’s setting. A big city environment pulsating with the uniqueness of the black experience was what made Chicago the perfect choice.

Then, I got into the flow and let the words have their say. Realizing the value of taking a break, from time to time I would do so, then return to the manuscript with a new set of eyes. This was how I eventually recognized the need for a sub-plot that would add an element of suspense and keep things interesting. Filling this void called for a villain and he emerged from the shadows of my imagination, groping his groin.

With this addition, more inspiration kicked in showing me the technique for creating a mystery by inserting misleading clues to stump the reader.

Finally as one chapter led into another, the story ran its course. All the scattered parts came together completing the puzzle that had been waiting to be assembled by the creative process that turns writers into authors, and an idea into a book. At this point, my characters met their fate and faded to black.

Months later, I held the latest version of The Only One in my hands. It was fresh off the press and it was if it vibrated with life!

Click for more detail about The Tithing Hoax: Exposing The Lies, Misinterpretations & False Teachings About Tithing by R. Renee and Cynthia Harper The Tithing Hoax: Exposing The Lies, Misinterpretations & False Teachings About Tithing

by R. Renee and Cynthia Harper
Lulu (Jan 18, 2012)
Read Detailed Book Description

The Tithing Hoax provides you with life-changing answers to your tithe questions. The topics range from pre-law tithing to New Testament giving. The Tithing Hoax gives you the answers to 29 important questions every Christians faces with the modern-day tithe, including: What is the tithe? What did Jesus say about tithing? Does the Bible command Christians to tithe? Has tithing been abolished under the New Covenant? How can the church support itself if church members stop paying tithes?

And more!

Authors and teachers, R. Renee and Cynthia Harper, walk you through the scriptures and show you what the Bible really says about paying tithes. The Tithing Hoax is 100% backed by scripture.

No more paying 10% you can't afford. No more feeling guilt, shame or condemnation because you don't tithe. No more broken "money cometh" promises from Prosperity Gospel preachers.

Once you read The Tithing Hoax you may never tithe again!

Click for more detail about Sunshine @ Midnight by Nina Oteria Sunshine @ Midnight

by Nina Oteria
Lulu (Jan 01, 2008)
Read Detailed Book Description

Nina as a college student, Wake Forest University
Nina as a college student, Wake Forest University

“In life, we all have storms - midnights, so to speak. We long for comfort in those times, to know that in the end everything will come out okay. I have written many of these poems during my own times of darkness and have been encouraged by them because of the truth they hold.

It is difficult to wait for the end of hardship, but it always comes. It is our job to keep believing God for it and to never give up hope. God does not want us to wait until we get to heaven to experience the joy, peace and fulfillment He has for our souls. We can experience it here, even when the sky is falling.” —Nina Oteria (from the preface)

About the Book
A young poet shares her journey of faith through poems and musings that describe the human condition of apathy, heartache, oppression and sorrow. Wrestling with these emotions in faith, she brings the reader with her to the place of grace, unyielding resolve and surrender to a God who loves without fail.