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Black Authors & Readers Rock Weekend

  • On Friday - Saturday, October 16- 17, 2015, I attended the Black Authors & Readers Rock Weekend two-day literary conference for authors and readers. I had a blast!

Black Writers' Guild Meeting

On Saturday, October  3, 2015, I attended the Black Writers’ Guild meeting at the Enoch Pratt Library in Baltimore, MD. The authors on the “Women Writers Rock” panel shared great insights about their writing journeys, publishing and marketing their books.

Black Writers' Guild Meeting

On Saturday, September 5, 2015, I attended the Black Writers' Guild Meeting. I learned a lot from Maurice Dorsey, Ph.D. during his presentation titled "What I Learned Writing My First Biography."

Book Launch Party - At Least Once by Denise Cuffie

On Friday, September 4, 2015, I had a great time celebrating with Denise Cuffie, the author of At Least Once.

The Johnstown Book Festival

On Saturday, August 29, 2015, I had a fantastic time exhibiting at the Johnstown Book Festival in Johnstown, PA. 

Meet & Greet for Local Authors

On Monday, July 6, 2015, I attended a meet and greet for local authors hosted by Sharon Harper, owner of the Barber Lounge for Men. It was a great networking event!

Hockessin Book Fair

On Saturday, June 20, 2015, Book Divas On Tours (B. Swangin Webster, K.R. Raye and I) exhibited at the Hockessin Book Fair in Delaware. See calendar for details.

Black Writers' Guild Meeting

On Saturday, June 6, 2015, I attended this meeting and learned some great information about copyrighting basics.

Authors' Dinner

On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, I attended an authors' dinner hosted by Dan Moldea at the Old Europe in Washington, DC. I can't wait to meet, mix and mingle with my fellow author friends!

Spring Book Festival

On Saturday, May 23, 2015, I had a blast exhibiting at the 1st Spring Book Festival at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Center in Landover, MD. 

Gaithersburg Book Festival

On Saturday, May 16, 2015, I'll be exhibiting at the Gaithersburg Book Festival in Gaithersburg, MD. See calendar for details!

Mystery Writers of America ("MWA") Dinner

On Tuesday, May 12, 2015, I attended the MWA dinner to meet and mingle with fellow writers in Washington, DC. The panelists (NPR's Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post's Dennis Drabelle, "Book Maven" Bethanne Patrick) shared great information about blog reviews and social media.  

CityLit Festival

On Saturday, May 2, 2015, I exhibited at the CityLit Festival at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, MD. I met some very cool readers and authors at this event!

Black Writers' Guild Meeting

On Saturday, April 4, 2015, I attended the BWG';s meeting to support youth writers. These youth authors rocked the house!

Bay to Ocean Writers Conference

On Saturday, February 28, 2015, I attended the Bay to Ocean Writers Conference at the Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, MD. The sessions were great! The speakers did an excellent job at presenting the information about building scents, fabulous openings, and perfect endings!

Local Authors Showcase

On Saturday, February 21, 2015, I wasn't able to attend the Local Authors Showcase presented by the Friday Evening Book Club in Landover, MD due to weather related conditions.

Black Writers' Guild Meeting

On Saturday, January 3, 2015, I attended the BWG's meeting and was so excited to hear guest speaker Zaundria (Zee) Coward present "Tax Talk for Writers" at the Enoch Pratt Library. 

Greenbelt Festival of Lights

On Saturday, December 6, 2014, I worked the Maryland Writers Association's table at the Greenbelt Festival of Lights at the Greenbelt Community Center. It was great meeting fellow authors and vendors too! 

Guest Author Interview

On Wednesday, December 10, 2014, I'll be featured as a guest author on Sharon Bucbbinder's blog. Check it out! http://sharonbuchbinder.com/blog/welcome/

Book Divas On Tour Interview with Dr. Afshan Hashmi

The Book Divas On Tour wrapped up our tour with an interview with Dr. Afshan Hasmi. We had a blast!

Book Divas On Tour in Willingboro, NJ

On Saturday, November 8, 2014, the Book Divas On Tour were graciously hosted in Willingboro, NJ. Fun times!

SORMAG Online Workshop

On Sunday, November 2, 2014, the Book Divas On Tour taught an online workshop about writing, marketing and publishing trends.

Black Authors & Readers Rock Weekend

The weekend of October 17 - 18, 2014, the Book Divas on Tour exhibited at the Black Authors & Readers Rock Weekend at the Comfort Inn in Bowie, MD. We had a fabulous time!

Creatures, Crimes and Creativity

I had a FANTASTIC time at this event on October 10 - 12, 2014 in Hunt Valley, MD. Check out the photo gallery!

Baltimore Book Festival

On Saturday, September 27, 2014, I exhibited at the MWA's table at the Baltimore Book Festival the Baltimore Inner Harbor. My table mates (K.R. Raye, Brandon Patterson, and the Morrows) were GREAT!

B. Swangin Webster's Book Launch Party

On Sunday, September 7, 2014, I attended fellow diva, B. Swangin Webster's book launch party at the Barber Lounge for Men. I had a ball!

Moms' Night Out

On Friday, September 19, 2014, I exhibited at Moms' Night Out at Kahler Hall in Columbia, MD from 5 pm - 10 pm. I meet some really cool exhibitors and avid readers!

FloFest 2014

On Monday, September 1, 2014, the Book Divas On Tour exhibited at the FloFest Music and Book Festival in Washington, DC. We had a fantastic time!

The Barber Lounge For Men

On Monday, August 25, 2014, the Book Divas On Tour along with a guest diva appeared before a group of avid readers at the Barber Lounger For Men. Wine. Food. Oh what great fun!

Book Divas On Tour appearance on the We B Swangin Show

On Wednesday, July 30, 2014, the Book Divas On Tour  (featuring B. Swangin Webster, K. R. Raye and myself) appeared on the We B Swangin Internet radio show on WLVSRadio - www.listenvisionlive.com Great show!

 

Book Divas On Tour - Edison, NJ

On Saturday, July 19, 2014, the Book Divas On Tour (featuring B. Swangin Webster, K. R. Raye and myself) made their appearance at a private home in Edison, NJ. We had a ball sharing our experience with a group of avid readers!

ThrillerFest IX

On July 10 - 13, 2014, I attended ThrillerFest IX in New York. There was something for everyone, whether you were an author, a fan or an industry professional. You won't want to miss it next year! 

Montgomery County MWA Meeting

On Wednesday, July 9, 2014, the Book Divas on Tour (featuring B. Swangin Webster and myself) presented to a group of writers at the  Montgomery County MWA Meeting in Gaithersburg, MD. Great Q & A session!

Hockessin Art & Book Fair

On Saturday, June 21, 2014 the Book Divas had a fantastic time at the Hockessin Art & Book Fair in Hockessin, DE. This event was a great collaboration between authors and artists!

Guest on the We B. Swangin Talk Show

On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, I joined B. Swangin Webster as she launched her new Internet radio show, "We B Swangin" on WLVS Radio. We had a blast! For more information, please visit www.listenvisionlive.com

 

Philly Book Festival In The Park

On Saturday, June 14, 2014, I exhibited at the Philly Book Festival at the Enterprise Center in Philadelphia. I had a blast!

Book Divas On Tour Blog Talk Radio Interview w/Cyrus Webb - Conversations LIVE!

On Monday, June 2, 2014 at 6 pm, the Book Divas On Tour Blog Talk Radio had a fantastic interview with Cyrus Webb - Conversations Live! 

Interview with Marc Medley - The Reading Circle

On Saturday, May 31, 2014 I had a fantastic interview with Marc Medley, host of "The Reading Circle" which aired live on WP88.7 FM Brave New Radio. Check it out!

Charles County MWA Meeting

On Wednesday, May 21, 2014, the Book Divas on Tour (featuring B. Swangin Webster and I) presented to a group of writers at the Charles County MWA Meeting in La Plata, MD. We had a great time sharing our knowledge about the writing, marketing and publishing industries. 

Just Want to Get Away Retreat

On Sunday, May 18, 2014, the Book Divas On Tour (featuring B. Swangin Webster, K.R. Raye and myself) presented to a group of lovely ladies at the "I Just Want to Get Away Retreat" at the Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa. It was awe-inspiring day!

Gaithersburg Book Festival

On Saturday, May 17, 2014 I exhibited at the Gaithersburg Book Festival in Gaithersburg, MD. I had a great time meeting chatting with old friend, meeting new authors and book lovers. Great day!

Book Divas on Tour - MGH Club House Appearance

On Saturday, May 3, 2014, the Book Divas On Tour (featuring B. Swangin Webster, K.R. Raye and I) appeared at the MGM Club House in Captiol Heights, MD. We had a very lively group of book lovers!

CityLit Festival

On Saturday, April 12, 2014, I exhibited at the CityLit Festival at the Enoch Pratt Library (main) in Baltimore. I had a great time chatting with readers and my fellow authors!

Interview with Jerry Royce of Postitive Power 21 Talk Radio

On Monday, March 24, 2014, I had a great interview with Jerry Royce of Power 21. 

Bay to Ocean Writers Conference

On Saturday, February 22, 2014, I attended the Bay to Ocean Writers Conference on the Eastern Shore in MD. I had a blast with the Book Divas on Tour and the Meet Myster Write Men. Check out the pictures under photo gallery tab!

Open Mic and Book Expo

On Saturday, December 14, 2013, I participated in this MWA (Baltimore chapter) sponsored event at the Learning Village Place in Baltimore, from 11 am - 3 pm. 

Black Writers Guild Holiday Book Fair

On Saturday, November 30, 2013, I participated in the Black Writers Guild Holiday Book Fair at Security Square Mall (in front of Macy's) from 3 pm - 7 pm. 

Book Launch Party for Penny Clover Petersen

On Saturday, December 7, 2013, I attended Penny Clover Petersen's book launch party of her debut cozy mystery novel, Roses and Daises and Death, Oh My! at the Old Town Bowie Grille in Bowie, MD. It was so much fun!

Author Interview with Cheryl Holloway

I was a featured author on Cheryl Holloway's blog www.cherylholloway.net Check it out!

Creatures, Crimes & Creativity Writers Conference

On September 13 - 15, 2013, I attended, participated and moderated a few panels at this conference which was held at the Hunt Valley Inn in Hunt Valley, MD. I had loads of fun meeting, mixing and mingling with all the authors and fans and learned some new things as well. Hope to see you there next year! Check out pictures from this event in the photo album! 

Black Authors & Readers Rock Weekend

On Friday/Saturday, October 18 & 19, 2013, I'll exhibited the Black Authors and Readers Rock Weekend. This event was presented by Sharon Lucas and The Reading Divas. Friday evening kicked off the weekend with "Men In Literature" and features a panel discussion with Solomon Jones, Leonard Pitts, Jr. Austin Camacho, Norwood Holland, and Harold Fisher.

The keynote speakers for the Saturday luncheon were Victoria Christopher Murray and ReShonda Tate Billingsley. I had a great time meeting, greeting and taking pictures with these ladies! Oh what fun!

Interview with Cyrus Webb

On Monday, August 26, 2013 I was a featured guest on Conversations Live with Cyrus Webb. Listen here for the interview. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/conversationslive/2013/08/27/author-deliah-lawrence-artist-lowe-on-conversations-live

Book Launch Party for D.B. Corey

On Saturday, August 3, 2013, I attended the book for D.B. Corey, author of Chain of Evidence at Two Rivers Steak & Fish House in Pasadena, MD. There was lots to eat and drink. The energy was great and I can't wait to dive into my coy of his debut novel. Visit my photo album to see pics from this event!

Art, Wine & Design

On Thursday, August 1, 2013 I attended this event which was held at the Room & Board Furnishings store in Washington, DC. This event was presented by Kreative Ways & Solutions and The Artinista Art Advisory. Proceeds from this event when to support The Unity Health Care Foundations Reach Out and Read Program, targeted to enhance literacy skills for youths ages 2 - 14 who visit the health centers. See pictures from this event in the photo album!

Shawn Papi's Fellowship & Networking event

On Saturday, July 13, 2013, I attended this networking event at the Marriott Hotels & Resorts in Greenbelt, MD. This was truly a networking event for everyone: gospel singers, mimes, authors, playwrights, etc. See the pictures from this event in the photo album! 

Hotspot Ward 8 Book Festival

On Saturday, June 16, 2013, I participated in the Hotspot Ward 8 Book Festival which was presented by Lamont Carey. This event was to promote literary and celebrate books and reading. Check out the pictures in the photo album!

Gaithersburg Book Festival

On Saturday, May 18, 2013, I exhibited at the Gaithersburg Book Festival at the Gaithersburg City Hall Grounds. It was great to see folks who enjoy the written word! Fun times! 

10th Annual CityLit Festival

On Saturday, April 13, 2013, I'll be attended this event at the Enoch Pratt Free Library (Central Branch) in Baltimore. I met fellow author and listened to some dynamic speakers. However, what was surprising to me was that my book is now part of the Enoch Pratt Library's library collection...Whoopie! For more information, please visit  http://www.citylitproject.org/

A Social Affair

On Saturday, March 9, 2013, I attended "A Social Affair, an event sponsored by the Sweet Soul Sisters Book Club which featured authors Earl Sewell and Pat Tucker at the Largo-Kettering Library in Upper Marlboro, MD. I have to say Earl and Pat were very engaging as they read excerpts from their novel, "A Social Affair." It was so much fun...even Zane, yes the one and only Zane made a guest appearance. Check out the pictures in the photo album section of the website!

CCBC Womens Expo

I was an exhibitor at this event on Saturday/Sunday, March 16 & 17, 2013 at the Community College of Baltimore County in Catonsville, MD. I had a great time meeting and mingling with fellow vendors and book lovers. Check out the pictures from this event in the photo album section of the website!

Bay To Ocean Writers Conference

On Saturday, February 23, 2013, I attended this one day annual writers conference sponsored by the Eastern Shore Writers' Association at the Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, MD. The content shared by the speakers was awesome!

Book Club Consortium

On Saturday, February 16, 2013, I attended the Book Club Consortium, brain child of Sharon Lucas, President of the Reading Divas Book Club, at the PG County-South Public Library in Bowie, MD. The goal of this consortium is to bring together book clubs and authors so that we can share events and support each other. For more information, please visit:  http://www.realdivasread.com/144064623#839E964446DAAAD37A45E623C159852B

Love Is Murder

I had a blast at the Love Is Murder event in Chicago on February 1 - 3, 2013. I was on a panel called "Romantic Suspended Disbelief" and the questions from the audience fueled some great dialogue. Check out the pictures posted from this event.

Interview with Lavada Thompson, Lucrative Online Launch Specialist

I had a great interview with Lavada on January 13, 2013. Check it out! 

 

Winter Local Author Showcase - Howard County East Columbia Library

I'll be on a panelist of local authors who will be showcasing our books and answering questions about the literary marketplace. This event will held on Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 7 pm - 8:30 pm at the Howard County East Columbia Library.

Interview with Linda Wilson - A Writers Pen Talk Show

I'll be interviewed by Linda Wilson, host of A Writers Pen Talk Show on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 10:45 pm. Join me if you can at www.1smlive.com

interview with John T. Wills Book Tree Talk Show

I was featured as the first Saturday Night Special guest on the John T. Wills Book Tree Talk Show on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 8:30 pm.  Check it out: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/johntwills/2012/10/21/the-book-tree-radio-show

 

Black Authors and Readers Rock Weekend

This event was held on Friday/Saturday, October 19 - 20, 2012 at the Metro Points Hotel in New Carrollton, MD. Celebrity authors such as Mary Monroe ("God Don't Like Ugly") and Karen E. Quinones Miller ("Angry Ass Black Women") were also speakers at this event. Check out some pics from this event!

Baltimore Book Festival

I exhibited at the Baltimore Book Festival on Saturday, September 29, 2012 and had a blast! Check out my photo album.

Bowie Senior Center Book Lovers Expo 2012

I participated in this wonderful event on Saturday, August  18, 2012 which showcased many  local authors who read from their books. I had a fantastic time!

Langston Hughes Literary Forum & Book Fair

I exhibited at the Langston Hughes Literary Forum & Book Fair on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 from 6 pm - 10 pm at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers, Maritime Park, 1417 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231. I had a great time!

Baltimore Urban Book Festival

I exhibited at the Baltimore Urban Book Festival on Sunday, May 6, 2012 from 1 pm - 8 pm at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers, Maritime Park, 1417 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231. Thanks for supporting me!

For more information, please visit: http://www.baltimoreurbanbookfestival.com/

Interview with Black Literature Magazine

Check out my interview with Black Literature Magazine - July 5, 2012 http://blackliteraturemagazine.net/blackliteraturemagazine/2012/07/05/interview-with-deliah-lawrence/

C Street Arts Festival

I exhbited at the C Street Arts Festival in Laurel, MD on Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 1 pm - 4 pm with the Maryland Writers Association. Thanks to those who stopped by to say hello. Check out the pics from the event under the Album tab.

Twitter Book Party

I had a Twitter Book Party on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 8 pm (EST) with Tamika Newhouse of the African-Americans On The Move Book Club (AAMBC).  I had a lot fun. Check out the pictures at: https://www.facebook.com/aambookclub?ref=ts 

5 Minutes, 5 Questions with Joey Pinkney

On Thursday, March 8, 2012, I had an interview with Joey Pinkney. Check it out at: http://www.joeypinkney.com/. Thanks!

Book Give-A-way with AAMBC

In February 2012, I had a book give-a-way which was advertised on the African-Americans On The Move Book Club.

Blogtalk Radio Interview with Seriously Sensual Radio

On Saturday, January 21, 2012, I had an interview with Seriously Sensual on Blog Talk Radio with hosts, Gabrielle Newsam and Nicole Brooks. Check out the replay by clicking on the link below or by visiting: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/seriously-sensual

Guest Author at Beyond Books Book Club

I was the guest author at Beyond Books Book Club on Saturday, November 19, 2011. I had a great time discussing my novel and providing writing tips to interested book club members.

Harlem Book Festival

Readers from all over flocked to the Harlem Book Festival for the one day event held on Saturday, July 23, 2011. I had a great time meeting readers and fellow authors.

Baltmore Book Festival

This was a three day event which included both local and celebrity authors which took place on September 23 – 25, 2011. I participated as an author in the Authors’ Tent where I enjoyed meeting and greeting many readers.

Interview with Maryland State Bar Association

I was interviewed by Patrick Tandy, Editor of the Maryland State Bar Association’s Bar Bulletin. The interview appeared in the May 2011 Bar Bulletin.

Blogtalk Radio Interview with Two Talk Books

I was a featured guest of Starla Faye, host of Two Talk Books on Saturday, March 12, 2011. Her show broadcasts live at 2:00 PM (EST) on www.latalkradio.com so tune in when you can!

 

Taste n Books

This event was held on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center, 3090 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20601.  The novels were matched with the foods depicted in the stories or by the novel’s genre.  Proceeds from the event went to the Charles County Literacy Council to help increase literacy awareness in the community.

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