Sunday, May 31, 2009

Summer Reading with Anointed Authors Blog Tour

Anointed Authors on Tour consists of seven award-winning, bestselling authors of Christian fiction and non-fiction publications with a commitment to write and/or publish integrity-based literature, touring as a testament to the power of using gifts and talents for God's glory. Over the next two weeks, plan to meet Kendra Norman Bellamy, Tia McCollors, Vanessa Miller, Michelle Stimpson, Shewanda Riley, and Dr. Vivi Monroe Congress. Each of these authors have current and upcoming book releases that are must-reads for your summer reading list.

Today, let's take a peek at Michelle, Vivi and Shewanda's personal summer reading list.

Michelle Stimpson


Bestselling author Michelle Stimpson also walks in the roles as an accomplished speaker and educator. Her novels include Boaz Brown, Divas of Damascus Road (Essence Bestseller), Breaking Bondage to Biscuits, The Good Stuff and Trouble In My Way. Michelle serves in the Creative Tyme Ministry at her home church, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, and Michelle is also currently pursing her ministerial license. She ministers to women through her online newsletter: Michelle lives near Dallas with her husband and their two teenage children.

Who are your favorite authors?

J.California Cooper, Jennifer Weiner, Chuck Swindoll

What books are on your summer reading list?

Same Kind of Different as Me, A Piece of Cake

Dr. Vivi Monroe Congress

CURRENT BOOK RELEASE: Manna for Mamma: Wisdom for Women in the Wilderness

Vivi Monroe Congress, D.Min. is the founder of The Grand Prairie African American AUTHOR SHOWCASE and a trademarked columnist, The Voice of Inspiration™. She has earned and Masters and Doctor of Ministry in Christian Counseling and as a self-proclaimed Literary Servant, her works include: The Bankrupt Spirit: Principles for Turning Setbacks Into Comebacks, The McMillon Family Cookbook: Something to Shout About! and Manna for Mamma: Wisdom for Women in the Wilderness. She lives in Dallas, TX with her family.

Who are your favorite authors?
J. California Cooper, Michelle Stimpson, Tia McCollors, J.D. Mason and Lori Bryant-Woolridge.
What books are on your summer reading list?
J. California Cooper's entire body of works.

Shewanda Riley
CURRENT BOOK RELEASE: Love Hangover: Moving From Pain to Purpose After a Relationship Ends
Shewanda Riley is a Dallas-based author whose debut book, Love Hangover: Moving From Pain to Purpose After a Relationship Ends, was named a best seller by Essence Magazine and featured in Jet Magazine. Shewanda has also been featured on ABC Radio Networks and The Potter’s Touch Television show. She has an MA in English and a BA in English-Communication Arts. She is currently working on her 2nd book, Loving in the Red Zone: Doing Right in a Do Wrong World.

Who are your favorite authors?

I like all of the Anointed Authors(lol). Plus the classics like Alice Walker, William Shakespeare, Jane Austen.

What books are on your summer reading list?

The Shack, Passing by Samaria – Foster, The Things They Carried – Obrien, Letters to a Young Sister – Harper, The Scene Book – Scofield

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Sharon Ball said...

What a great line-up of anointed authors. I noticed that my list of favorite authors is very similar to Shewanda's. I better get busy doing some reading this summer. I'm sooooo behind it's not even funny.

Shawneda Marks said...

Nice to learn more things about you Anointed Authors on your online blog tour. May God grant you much favor and may your tour use up record bandwidth. God bless the tour hosts as well.

Ty said...

Rhonda, thanks for introducing these authors to your blog readers here on Urban Christian Fiction Today!

From Tia's Pen said...

Rhonda! You already know I think you're the bomb! Thanks for featuring us. When it's your know you've got a spot on Tia's Pen.

Rhonda McKnight said...

Sharon - I feel you on being behind on reading. The good thing about that is we always have something on the TBR shelf that we can't wait to read.

Tia - I'll see you on Tia's Pen in a few. Thanks!