Urban Christian Author Profile: Michelle Larks

April 24, 2010


1. NAME: Michelle Larks

2. BOOK NAME: The Legacies

3. WEBSITE: www.MichelleLarks.com


5. WHAT DO YOU DO? I am an author.

6. YOUR GREATEST ACHEIVEMENT? I am still a work in progress

7. YOUR BIGGEST LESSON? Learning to accept others without being judgemental

8. YOUR MISSION/PHILOSOPHY? Writing stories to inspire and entertain readers.


1 HOW DO YOU BALANCE WITH INDUSTRY WITH MINISTRY: By staying close to family which helps keep me grounded.

1 NAME A PERSON THAT HAS INSPIRED YOU & WHY: A woman who sent me an email telling me how one of my books helped her cope with the loss of a child. It proved the power of the pen if used correctly and inspires me to continue writing.

1BEST BOOK TO INSPIRE YOU (besides the Bible): The Darkest Child.

1. WHAT IS YOUR ULTIMATE PUBLISHING GOAL? To one day become a NY Times best seller author.

1 WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST STRENGTH? My tenacity in the face of adversity

1. WHAT DO YOU REALLY LOVE? A sense of accomplishment of a task well done.

1.NAME 3 PEOPLE YOU WOULD LOVE TO INVITE TO A DINNER PARTY: bell hooks, Michelle Obama,  and Cornell West.

1 HOW DO YOU RELAX? Reading or watching NBA or NFL games

1 WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE BEST SITE ON THE WEB AND WHY? I love APOOO website, it’s full of information and and entertaining at the same time.

1. NAME A BLOG YOU READ REGULARLY OR BLOGTALK RADIO SHOW YOU LISTEN TO REGULARLY. I follow Rhonda McKnight’s blog regularly and Written Voices.

2 WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU? I have a new release coming out in June titled Til Debt Do Us Part.

Michelle Larks
Author of:
The Legacies
Keeping Misery Company
Til Debt Do Us Part


Chocolate Pages Show

December 30, 2009

Ministry Marketing and Branding with Vic Bolton and Hajj Flemings

November 21, 2008
Re-thinking who you are through brand management

Brand YU: Re-thinking who you are through brand management

Hear the show: www.Blogtalkradio.com/ministrymarketingsolutions

Hajj is a dynamic, energetic speaker that connects with his audience to inspire and challenge them to reach their hidden potential. Hajj a former collegiate basketball player accomplished his lifelong dream of designing footwear with his design of the equator cross-trainer sneaker for Mavada Footwear. He graduated from Michigan Technological University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and later attained his MBA from Lawrence Technological University.

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To inspire, drive, and compel greatness in others by living a life full of integrity. Enabling people, businesses, and brands to create their signature.

Vic Bolton

Vic Bolton

Vic Bolton is the president of Capital Strategic Communications Group, an Atlanta-based consultancy that specializes in strategic public relations, image management, branding, governmental affairs and communications. He brings over 25 years of corporate experience to the table across a broad spectrum of industries. An Atlanta native, his professional career has included stops at IBM, BellSouth, Coca-Cola USA, SBC Communications, World Changers Ministries and Affiliated Worldwide, in positions that have ranged from sales rep to media spokesman to senior management. Known for an upbeat, high-energy communications style full of humor and relevant insight, he is a frequent speaker at conferences, workshops and seminars. Vic’s wife Jade is the principal of an elementary school in Fayetteville, Georgia, and they are the proud parents of two boys – Garett (21) and Gavin (19) – and one girl – Logan (8). His philosophy of life is taken from two of his favorite quotes – “Service is your rent for the space you occupy” and “Preach the gospel at all times – use words if necessary.”

Capital Strategic Communications Group provides innovative, market-sensitive solutions to the communications challenges of today’s fast-paced, high-tech marketplace. Serving a diverse client base across the spectrum of government, entertainment and commerce, our primary objective is to help you tell your story in the most efficient way possible. Our consultants have over 100 years of experience in public relations, governmental affairs, strategic planning and image management. We believe that every business problem is ultimately the result of a failure to communicate. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Capital Strategic Communications Group is a member of the Public Relations Society of America.

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Chocolate Pages Show: Brand Me, Brand YOU – I See YOUR Name Everywhere!

November 14, 2008

Melissa Johnson, Author of "Brand Me"
Listen at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ministrymarketingsolutions/blog/2008/11/11/Meet-PR-Branding-Experts-Melissa-Johnson-and-Pam-Lontos

Melissa Dawn Johnson – Author of “Brand Me”

Innovative brand strategist, Melissa D. Johnson, with a proven track record of elevating the image of the world’s greatest brands. Johnson is an Entrepreneur, Author and Personal Brand Strategist. She is the CEO and President of Velvet Suite Marketing Consulting Group, Inc. (VSMCG), headquartered in Atlanta. VSMCG is the premiere branding firm offering consulting, training and networking services to influential companies and individuals.

Her highly anticipated book, Brand Me: Make Your Mark: Turn Passion into Profit (Ambassador Press) offers a 7 Step Brand Blue Print to package your passion into a profitable life. She has also worked with actors and artists, such as Mary J. Blige, Shania Twain, Common, Jessica Simpson, and Hill Harper, as well as NFL athletes, executives, pastors and politicians, branding the entrepreneur in anyone.

She has been featured and/or contributed to influential industry publications, national conferences, newsletters and television shows, such as CNN, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, The Wall Street Journal, Black Enterprise, Ebony Magazine, Monarch and InsideBrandedEntertainment.com.

Her passion is to translate insights around the new rules of the marketing world to organizations, corporate leaders and influential individuals.
Media exposure is a critical element to your success – http://www.pamperryprcoach.com

Pam Lontos – Author of “I See Your Name Everywhere: Leverage the Power of the Media to Grow Your Fame, Wealth and Success”

Pam Lontos, M.A., has been in one form of sales or another for over 25 years. She has worked extensively in the radio industry; from salesperson to Vice President of Sales for Disney’s Shamrock Broadcasting. She was a professional speaker for 20 years and is a long-time member of the National Speakers Association (where she has earned the CSP designation). Her full-time occupation now is as head of PR/PR. Her ability to get publicity for herself is legendary and led to a highly successful full-time speaking career. Now, she is getting the same kind of publicity results for her clients.

Hear the interview (click here)

Pam’s Publicity

(By Pam Lontos, Owner of the publicity firm PR/PR; pam@prpr.net; sign up for free publicity tips at http://www.prpr.net)

At the beginning of an interview, set the expectations for both parties. As the expert, determine how long the reporter has to conduct an interview. You want to make sure not to get cut-off mid-point if the reporter is on tight deadline. Also, ask the reporter to let you know if you aren¹t speaking on topic.

Reporters do have pre-conceived expectations for their experts Š you want to make sure you are on track, and covering the aspects they want to hear about. This will also ensure your expertise is included in the final cut.

The Chocolate Pages Show featuring Elizabeth Atkins and Linda L. Hargrove (Topic: Bi-Racial)

November 7, 2008
Author Elizabeth Atkins (White Chocolate and Dark Secret)

Author Elizabeth Atkins (White Chocolate and Dark Secret)

The Making of Isaac Hunt by Linda Hargrove

The Making of Isaac Hunt by Linda Hargrove

Click to hear the interview: www.Blogtalkradio.com/ministrymarketingsolutions

Venus Mason Theus and Rebecca Dunbar on The Chocolate Pages Show

October 25, 2008

Authors Venus Mason Theus and Rebecca Dunbar discuss the process of writing their first book and how the story resembles their own lives - consequently changing others lives as they read their work!


Chocolate Pages Show featuring Essence Best-Selling author Victoria Christopher Murray and Black Expressions Best-selling Authors Kim Brooks

October 24, 2008

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