E-MALES IS AVAILABLE AT BARNES AND NOBLE RETAIL STORES NATIONWIDE! HOWEVER, I HAVE BEEN HEARING B&N IS SOLD OUT IN MANY CITIES. WILL YOU PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THE BOOK IS IN STOCK THE NEXT TIME YOU GO TO B&N? I PLAN TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE WITH MY DISTRIBUTOR AND B&N, AND YOUR RESPONSE WILL REALLY HELP!--PEACE, MARCIA
WHO AM I?
Novelist, poet, and playwright Marcia L. McNair is a former assistant editor at Essence Magazine and currently teaches English,Journalism, and African American Literature at Nassau Community College, the second largest community college in the country. Her creative nonfiction story, Before We Were Gangstas, won honorable mention in the National New Millenium Writers Creative Nonfiction contest in 2003 and was included in the anthology Memoirs in the Light of Day (Lamberson Corona Press, 2008). In 2006 and 2007, she received a grant from the Long Island Council for the Arts for a play she co-authored, Diary of a Mad Black Feminist, which is now known as Sistas on Fire! One of her poems from the play, Long Island Just Isn't Long Enough, is featured in Songs of Seasoned Women: An Anthology of Women's Poetry (QuadraSoul, 2007) and was set to music by composer Leonard Lehrman in 2008 for his song cycle, Songs of Seasoned Women. E-Males (Aya Press, 2007) is her first novel.
WHAT IS E-MALES ABOUT?
Subject: Reading E-Males
Whether it's a handwritten letter, a diary, or e-mail, we've all been tempted to read someone else's private thoughts. E-Males is a chance to indulge yourself without guilt! My characters, Best Friends for Life (BFF's) Ebony and Wanita, will be none the wiser! So you'll get an intimate glimpse of what African American women really think and say when they think no one else is listening---I mean reading :)
Part confessional and part expose, Ebony and Wanita rant and rave about on- and off-line romances, meddling mothers, single parenting, workplace drama, brothers on the Down Low, and crazy ex's while simultaneously debating serious issues about race, class and gender.
When Ebony decides to pursue her master's degree, she purchases a PC to help her with her graduate studies, but winds up majoring in social studies as several on-line romances develop. It's all good until her correspondence with Wanita's new flame, Chazz, and the revelation of a shameful secret about Wanita's ex-husband, threatens to destroy their lifelong friendship.
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