Meet The Author

Interview with Author Denise Hill

Denise Hill

About Denise Hill

Denise Hill was born and raised in Indianapolis where she resides with her two Children.  She works full time for one of Indiana’s largest financial institution as a Sales & Marketing Associate.  She owns DH Publishing & Production Company and runs a blog/talk/radio show once a month.  I am working on turning my first novel into a movie in 2015.  I am raising money to fund my project.

Q & A with Denise Hill

Tell us about Denise Hill.

I am a single. I am the parent of two wonderful kids.  I work full time at one of the largest financial institution in Indianapolis.  I am the owner of DH Publishing & Production Company and DH Realty. My newest role now is an author

Tell us a little about the book.

My book is about a man who lets the love of his life slip through his fingers.  Years later he gets the opportunity to rekindle what the shared years ago, but what they don’t know is the same person that is out to destroy Jordan’s company is the same person trying to destroy what they could ever have together.

Where did the inspiration come from to write this particular book?

This was actually suppose to be about something else, a book called the Gathering, but when I started writing this is what jumped in my head so I went for it.

Where is the location that Love of a Lifetime is based in? 

The location in my book is located in Indianapolis. My main character lives in the Geist area.

Is this location familiar to you? Are your from the city?

I am from Indianapolis and I am a little familiar with the Geist area.

Which character was the hardest to write?

The hardest character for me to writer would have been Jasmine.

Which character did you like the best?

The character that I liked the best had to be Danielle.  Danielle is a little like me.  She doesn’t take any bull from anyone.

Which chapter was your favorite to write?

My favorite chapter to write is when Jasmine moved in with Jordan.

What is next for Denise Hill?

What’s next for Denise Hill.  I just finished my second novel called Double Crossed which will be out in July.  I am working on raising funds to fund my movie.  I want to turn Love of a Lifetime into a movie and give the residence of Indiana an opportunity to be in a movie.

Where can readers find you?

Readers can find me at dhpublishingco.com or dhpublishingco@gmail.com

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Love of a Lifetime is a passionate love and suspense story about a man who lets the love of his life slip through his fingers. 

Jordan Daniels has spent years in and out of worthless relationships and is just about to give up on love when he learns that someone special, someone who has occupied a place in his heart for years has moved back to his hometown.

Jasmine Smith walks away from her marriage after years of physical and verbal abuse.  She returns home to Indianapolis where she lands her dream job.  Jasmine never expected to work for the man who held a piece of her heart since her childhood years, but when the opportunity presents itself, she jumps for it not knowing the effect Jordan will have on her.

Jordan and Jasmine have an encounter that neither will ever forget but what they don’t know  is the person who is out to destroy Jordan’s company is also threatening to destroy what they could ever have together.

Purchase your copy at: Amazon.com

Book Features

The Words I Didn’t Say Book Tour with Tamika Newhouse

About The Book

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Janet had been there and done that when it came to love. After a broken heart love was no longer an option for her. No strings, meaningless sex, and random dates were now her top choices. Besides keeping men at a distance and away from her heart was safe right? You can t get hurt if you don’t let anybody in.

But what happens when you suddenly meet someone who just gets you? The moment she met Denim she knew it was something different, something she couldn’t control. And from day one she fought that four letter word, love.

Denim had loved and lost and vowed to never feel for anyone ever again and that had worked for years. A successful music producer but a womanizer by nature the day he met Janet his quest to be unattached was challenged. Janet and Denim both fight what was evident, that they both wanted and needed each other.

Vowing to just be in the moment and not commit to one another tension grows as their emotions can t be controlled. Random sex want do, the endless dates with unfamiliar faces is getting old, and everyone is compared to the one that matters, each other.

But when Janet fears confessing her deep feelings for Denim will push him away; things change. Denim although loves Janet is unwilling to commit and it is his the lack of effort to change on his end that ultimately changes them.

Words go unspoken as this romantic, sexy, dramatic novel unfolds leaving two souls lost within each other. And when a broken heart can’t be mended it seems that their love will be lost forever without a real chance at happiness.

A love story not based on a fairy tale but solely on the fact that sometimes we run from the very thing that will make us happy.

About Tamika

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Tamika Newhouse is a self-published bestselling author who founded Delphine Publications, at the age of 21; Tamika appeared on various bestseller lists and won Self Published Author of the Year at the 2009 African American Literary Awards only 9 months after her debut novel. In 2010 she was inducted into Who’s who in Black San Antonio and she landed a major publishing deal without an agent and still continues to write independent projects. In 2011 her company Delphine Publications won an African American Literary Award for Best Anthology as well as Tamika won for the second time Self Published Author of the Year. She was also nominated by the National Women in Business Association for the 2011 Entrepreneurial Spirit Award. In 2013 she was honored with the Author of Distinction E. Lynn Harris Award. Her latest award for the 2013 African American Literary Award for self published author of the year.

Along with Delphine Publications, Tamika is the founder and President of African Americans on the Move Book Club (AAMBC) – an online book club and radio show catering to avid readers across the nation. She is also CEO of Obsessive Soul Media. With future projects in the works from short films, stage plays and much more, Tamika is a young woman on a mission. She has been featured in Uptown Magazine, Essence, Hello Beautiful, Juicy Magazine, and in Vibe Vixen Magazine.

Tamika presently tours the country speaking about overcoming her teen pregnancy to fulfill her dream, as well as teaching aspiring writers the publishing ropes. A former radio host, she hosted her own internet radio show (AAMBC) for over three years and continues to expand her brand. She is currently living in Atlanta with her son and daughter and is currently working on her next novel.

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Guest Posts

Guest Post: Fresh Recipes With a Breath of Fresh Spring with Charlotte Hubbard

Fresh Recipes With a BREATH OF SPRING

By

Charlotte Hubbard

 

After a long winter of weather that was colder and more severe than we’re used to, it’s time to freshen up your menu! Nothing says spring and picnics more than macaroni salad, and ham loaf is the perfect go-with. Both of these recipes are featured in my new release, BREATH OF SPRING, so I’d love to share them with you.

When I first proposed my Seasons of the Heart series, which began in Miriam Lantz’s Sweet Seasons Bakery Café, my editor and I agreed that recipes would be a hit with readers. And they are! While some of the recipes in my books are authentically Amish—you know what? Most Amish cooking is really just down-home food prepared the way our grandmothers made it, usually from everyday ingredients most cooks stock in their kitchens. As I’ve studied cookbooks from several Amish settlements and the recipes published in The Budget, the national Plain newspaper, I’ve never spotted anything that makes a dish uniquely Amish. Plain cooks simply have a tradition of cooking up uncomplicated, filling food that most of us think we’re too busy to prepare.

And yes, Amish cooks use more convenience foods—like boxed cake mixes, canned mushroom soup, and Cool Whip—than you might assume. So when I thought about the foods Miriam would cook in her café, or which other characters might prepare in their homes, I included recipes with shortcuts that still produce the homemade goodness we associate with Amish cooking. You can find the recipes from all of the books in this series at http://www.CharlotteHubbard.com, as well as excerpts from all the books in this series. You can also sign up for my newsletter on my homepage, so you can keep up with my new releases

BREATH OF SPRING is the fourth book in my series, and it features a special apple pie filling that helps heroine Annie Mae Knepp win Adam Wagler’s heart, as well as this macaroni salad which is served at her eighteenth birthday party. You’ll also find a recipe for Macaroni and Goat Cheese, because the Hooley sisters’ four goats have become beloved characters in these stories. If you’re a chocoholic, you won’t want to miss the Hot Fudge Cake, which bakes up moist and decadently chocolate with its own fudge sauce. The Ham Loaf has long been a favorite with my family and friends, and you can form the meat mixture into individual servings, if you prefer.

Hungry yet?! I hope you’ll enjoy trying these recipes and sharing them with your families. That’s what Amish life is all about—family, faith, and FOOD.

Annie Mae’s Favorite Macaroni Salad

This is a fabulous salad that serves a crowd. The difference is in the dressing: Amish cooks tend to add sugar to their dressings. If you’re watching your calories, you can omit or reduce the sugar and still have a tasty dish that’ll be a hit at potlucks and picnics.

3 C. uncooked elbow macaroni, shells, etc.

3 hard-cooked eggs, chopped

3 stalks celery, chopped

1 medium onion, chopped

1 small red bell pepper, seeded and chopped

3 T. dill pickle relish

2 C. creamy salad dressing (e.g. Miracle Whip)

3 T. yellow mustard

3/ 4 C. white sugar

3 tsp. white vinegar

2 tsp. celery seed

Salt and pepper to taste

Bring a pot of water to boil, add macaroni, and cook according to package directions. Drain and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the chopped eggs and vegetables. In a smaller bowl, blend the rest of the ingredients, then combine this dressing with the macaroni, eggs, and vegetables. Cover and chill at least 2 hours (or overnight) before serving. Serves 10-12. Keeps about 3 days in the fridge.

Kitchen Hint: I make this salad with whole wheat macaroni, which adds fiber and doesn’t change the taste a bit. I also like to mix pasta shapes, using a cup of each!

Ham Loaf

Here’s a nice alternative to meat loaf, and it picks up a tangy sweet-sour taste from the glaze as it bakes. You can ask someone at the meat counter in the grocery store to grind your ham—or use a hand-cranked grinder, as Amish women do, or use a food processor blade, as I do. When cold, this loaf slices well for sandwiches!

1 lb. ground ham

1 lb. ground pork

1 large onion, finely chopped

2 eggs

2/3 C. cracker crumbs

1/3 C. Minute tapioca

¼ C. milk

Glaze:

¼ C. cider vinegar

½ C. water

½ C. brown sugar

1 T. mustard

Preheat oven to 350º. In a large bowl, combine the ground ham, ground pork, onion, eggs, cracker crumbs, tapioca, and milk. Mix thoroughly and form into two loaves. Place in a sprayed/greased roaster or baking pan. Mix the glaze ingredients in a small pan and boil for a few minutes, then pour the glaze over the ham loaves. Cover and bake about an hour and a half, basting occasionally. Glaze will thicken as it cooks down. Allow to cool about fifteen minutes before slicing, and serve with glaze.

Kitchen Hint: Minute tapioca isn’t just for pudding or thickening fruit pies! In this recipe, it gives the ham loaf a firmer texture so it won’t break apart when you slice it.

Another hint: You can also bake your loaves in a large crockery cooker for about 6 hours, but the glaze won’t thicken as much.

 

 

 

 

Book Features

Daphne Michaels stops by A&RBC to share The Gifted

About The Gifted
Gifted
In The Gifted: How to Live the Life of Your Dreams author Daphne Michaels shares the secrets of the nine gifts we are all born with. If we recognize and use these gifts, we can transform our lives forever.
The Gifted: How to Live the Life of Your Dreams launches both Daphne Michaels Books and The Gifted series, whose goal it is to share with the widest audience possible the principles that guide the Daphne Michaels Institute.
Daphne Michaels is an author, speaker and licensed psychotherapist whose institute has helped hundreds of women and men transform their lives through the gifts that are our birthright. Daphne began her own journey of transformation at a young age, pursued it fearlessly, and later studied formally in the fields of social science, human services and integral psychology.
About Daphne

Daphne Michaels is an author, speaker and licensed psychotherapist whose institute has helped hundreds of women and men transform their lives through the “gifts” every human being is born with. Daphne began her own journey of transformation at a young age, pursued it fearlessly, and later studied formally in the fields of social science, human services and integral psychology. The Gifted: How to Live the Life of Your Dreams launches both Daphne Michaels Books and The Gifted series, whose goal it is to share with the widest audience possible the principles that guide the Daphne Michaels Institute. Daphne’s earlier book, Light of Our Times, featured her conversations with such international figures in the fields of spirituality and personal development as Ram Dass, Julia Cameron, Dr. Masaru Emoto, and Thomas Moore.

Visit her website at www.daphnemichaels.com.