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LexiBoost: “Disillusion” The fairytale is over

By Kate E. Stephenson disillusion (v.) 1. to free from or deprive of illusion, belief, idealism, etc.; disenchant. Do you feel like the rose-tinted glasses have been yanked from your eyes? Is the world a different and scary place without them? Someone brilliant once said “the only constant is change.” …read more →

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Book Talk: I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This by Kate White (retired Cosmo editor-in-chief)

Lexicon Lovers, this interview was first published on Kate-Book.com, and I’m happy to share it here! Meet KATE WHITE. Kate White, the editor-in-chief of the ever-daring and sassy Cosmopolitan magazine, wears many hats including wife, mother, bestselling author, irreverent editor and all around go-getter. A publishing veteran who’s been the …read more →

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LexiBoost: “Smolder” Stupid Interview Questions

smolder (v.): 1. to burn without flame; undergo slow or suppressed combustion. 2.to exist or continue in a suppressed state or without outward demonstration: Hatred smoldered beneath a polite surface. 3. to display repressed feelings, as of indignation, anger, or the like: to smolder with rage. The interviewer just said, …read more →

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Introducing…Eileen Ramos, Social Media and Editorial Intern

I believe credit should be given where credit is due. And Eileen Ramos, Social Media and Editorial Intern, has already proven she is due a great deal of credit. I’m pleased to welcome her as the newest addition to my staff. I know you missed it, and now it’s back.  …read more →

kate-book.com

Big news! I’ve added book blogger to the roster of activities. And as I share all my worthwhile thoughts with you, I wanted to share this too. The bi-weekly book club column can be found on Kate-book.com, where I will be reviewing books, sharing excerpts and moderating author Q&As. This …read more →

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Kate’s Book Club on Kate-Book.com

Big News! I’ve added book blogger to my roster of activities. And as I share all my worthwhile thoughts with you, I wanted to share this too. The bi-weekly book club column can be found on Kate-book.com, where I will be reviewing books, sharing excerpts and moderating author Q&As. This …read more →

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The Mighty Pen: Formatting Foils

Ok, so you are about to pitch your story to five, ten, twenty-five new leads. Easiest thing to do–Copy and Paste! Yes, surely that is the answer. And, I agree it is. You don’t want to waste all of your energies reinventing the wheel. If you have a crisp, clear, …read more →

InHonor Of...Black History Month

Feb. 18 In Honor of James Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson June 17, 1871 – June 26, 1938 1st African-American Professor at New York University (NYU), Creative Literature and Education Most noted for penning “Lift E’vry Voice and Sing” Author, politician, diplomat, critic, journalist, poet, anthologist, educator, lawyer, songwriter, and early civil rights activist For more information: http://www.nyu.edu/library/bobst/research/arch/175/pages/jwj.htm http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/g_l/johnson/life.htm …read more →

InHonor Of...Black History Month

Feb. 17 In Honor of Gina Prince-Bythewood

Gina Prince-Bythewood (born Gina Maria Prince) June 10, 1969 — Screenwriter and Director Credits include Love & Basketball, Disappearing Acts, and The Life of Bees (adapted from Sue Monk Kidd) For more information: http://www.tft.ucla.edu/profiles/social/gina-prince-bythewood/ http://www.thegrio.com/black-history/thegrios-100/thegrios-100-gina-prince-bythewood.php http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0697656/bio http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gina_Prince-Bythewood

InHonor Of...Black History Month

Feb. 10 In Honor of John H. Johnson

John H. Johnson January 19, 1918 – August 8, 2005 African American Entrepreneur and Publisher Started the first commercially successful black magazine, The Negro Digest, in 1942 Later produced the more successful Ebony (1945) and Jet (1951) magazines For more information: Ebony, March 1982, p. 129  (searchable in Google Books) …read more →