Participating in the "Write NOW" program at Karibu Books in Iverson Mall was a unique experience. I was one of five authors who started out self-published. Our panel fielded questions from the audience, and we each had a chance to read from our books and speak from the podium. Audience questions were mostly about how to get published, and we tried to clue them in about the joy and pain of doing it yourself.
The authors on the panel represented quite a range of work, from a children's book to philosophy to financial how-to to urban fiction. But I did note one common theme - all of us were writing uplifting work that empowered the reader. Perhaps most inspiring of all was our moderator, Yolonda Coleman, a romance writer who spreads love on and off the page. Her novel, "Sugar Rush - Love's Liberation" is as sweet as its author.