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Nita Sweeney at WNBA-SF Book Release Party – Part 1

December 1, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

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Nita Sweeney at WNBA-SF Book Release Party – Part 1

December 1, 2022, 5:00-6 P.M. PT/8:00-9 P.M. ET

Join us as we CELEBRATE the recent book releases of ten WNBA-SF members. Hear the triumphs and lessons learned by women authors who have published a book since the pandemic began in 2020.

If you aspire to write or publish a book, or you love to hang out with fellow writers and book lovers, you won’t want to miss this fun event. Plus, when you attend, you’ll automatically enter a giveaway to win great books and other prizes! The giveaway will be done live at the end of the event.

During the book release party, the authors will discuss their books and the challenges and joys of their publishing journey. You will find many inspirational journeys to learn from given this diverse roster of authors, from the genre they write in and their publication path to their ethnicity and their topics.

The celebration will include an opportunity to mix and mingle in small breakout rooms where you’ll have the opportunity to talk to the authors directly and receive the answers to all your burning questions. It will be fun, lively, and instructive. Get inspired and gather ideas for wonderful gifts for everyone on your holiday list!

Meet the authors and their books.


Sheryl Bize-Boutte – Betrayal on the Bayou, June 2020, independently published (African-American/French/Historical Fiction).

In a page-turning read, a widowed young man from Paris arrives in the fictional town of Tassin, Louisiana in 1854 and sets off a twenty-eight-year chain of events that reveal the brutal truths of inequality, colorism, and betrayal.



Elise Marie Collins – Chakra Tonics, Essential Elixirs for the Mind, Body, and Spirit, July 2022, Conari Press (Nonfiction, Holistic Health).

A lively information packed recipe book filled with positive life lessons based on the ancient Indian spiritual system, known as the Chakras.


Barbara Graham – What Jonah Knew, July 2022, HarperCollins (Fiction).

What Jonah Knew is about the unbreakable bond between mothers and sons, even when it seems that the bond is severed beyond repair. The novel raises metaphysical questions about life and death—and what happens in between.



Diane LeBow – Dancing on the Wine-Dark Sea: Memoir of a Trailblazing Woman’s Travels, Adventures, and Romance, June 2021, Granitrose Press (Nonfiction, travel memoir).

From dining with Corsican rebels and meeting a black stallion in a blizzard on the Mongolian steppes to assisting exiled Afghan women and savoring a love affair with an elegant French Baron, Diane’s memoir takes you to places and experiences you’ve probably never imagined.



Vanessa MacLauren-Wray – The Smugglers, July 2022, Water Dragon Publishing (Science Fiction).

At the Truck Stop at the Center of the Galaxy, Boy and Mother need one last sale, but Ashoka, a fuzzy ball of feathers and knife-like claws, has other ideas.




Barbara Quick – What Disappears, May 2022, Regal House (Historical Fiction).

Twins born to a Jewish family in Tsarist Russia grow up apart, unknown to each other until they meet in Paris as 29-year-old identical strangers backstage at the Ballets Russes.



Nita Sweene– Make Every Move a Meditation: Mindful Movement for Mental Health, Well-Being, and Insight, September 2022, Mango Publishing Group (Nonfiction, how-to).

How do you view movement meditation? Yoga or Tai Chi? What if lifting weights, dancing, or walking across a room counted? What if you could make every move a meditation?



Tricia Wagner – The Strider and the Regulus, August 2021, Independently published (Young Adult Literary Adventure).

Book 1 of 3 in the Star of Atlantis series. A starry-eyed boy. A cryptic map. A mythical treasure. What perils await in the chasing of dreams?


Stephanie Wildman – Treasure Hunt, Illustrated by Estefania Razo, November 2022, Lawley Publishing (Picture Book for ages 3-8).

Twins Flor and Roberto scamper through their house, hunting for treasure hidden by big brother, Luis. Can these everyday objects really be treasures that offer more fun than video games or TV?

Karen Faciane – The Sun and the Moon’s Big Idea, Illustrated by Sierra Mon Ann Vidal, October 2020, Xlibris US (Picture Book for ages 3-8).
A children’s picture book about celebrating the uniquely, wonderful person you were born to be. Perfect reading for the classroom or bedtime.

Following this book release party, on December 8, 2022, 5 pm PST, there will be a second book release party celebrating another set of ten WNBA-SF authors. Details to come soon.



December 1, 2022
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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