Monday, August 13, 2007

Soul Expressions Bus Tour

History was made when 19 African American Authors embarked on the first ever bus tour sponsored by Levy Home Entertainment.

The authors, all selected by their publishing houses to participate when on a whirlwind bus ride through Indiana and Chicago stopping at the Wal-Mart outlets.

The crowds were incredible. I was so thrilled to be a part of it all! We were treated like rock stars with cameras flashing and fans screaming our names.
The authors included:
Donna Hill
Francis Ray
Rochelle Alers
Brenda Jackson
Trisha Thomas
Naleighna Kai
Nikki Turner
Nina Fox
Terri Woods
Stephanie Perry Moore
Lori Woodbridge
Selena Montgomery
Traci Howard
Beverly Jenkins
Crystal Hubbard
Earl Sewell
Rashonda Tate Billingsly
Grace Akallo

To say that we were treated like royalty would be an understatement: receiving door to door pick up service, wonderful accommodations, more food than we could ever eat and the biggest treat of all was a private session with the one and only Billie Dee Williams.

I will be glowing from this trip for a long time. I made new friends and connected with old ones. I can never thank Pam Nelson of Levy for putting the wonderful project together and making it happen in stellar fashion!!!


Anonymous said...

How exciting. Do you know if the publishers will do it again? How about coming to the south next time. Lots of books to be sold in Atlanta.

Anonymous said...

There a strong rumors that it will happen again, and yes, the South is the intended destination. Nothing has been finalized other than the Soul Expressions Bus tour wound up being the most successful one ever done! That's major. So keep your fingers crossed!


bettye griffin said...

I wish y'all had come up a little further north of Chicago. There's black folks up here, too!