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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Charlotte Book Chat coming March 23!!



Pride Public Relations Sponsors ‘Charlotte Book Chat’ Hosted by New York
Times Best Selling Author Omar Tyree at Barnes and Noble
Charlotte community is invited to meet and discover books by area authors
 Cheris Hodges, Kenston Griffin,Omar Tyree, Brian Willis and Glen Wright

Pineville, NC- March 7, 2013—Pride Public Relations is sponsoring a ‘Charlotte Book Chat’ hosted by New York Times Best Selling Author Omar Tyree at Barnes and Noble at Carolina Place Mall, 11025 Carolina Place Parkway, Saturday, March 23 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.  Local authors Kenston Griffin, Cheris Hodges, Brian Willis and Glen Wright will have a candid, informative discussion with fellow author Omar Tyree, who also lives in Charlotte. 

“This event is an opportunity to celebrate and support the talented authors we have here in Charlotte,” said Nepherterra Estrada, Partner and Director of Public Relations at Pride Public Relations.  “We have a wealth of literary talent in our community which is why this event has such a stellar line up.  It has been a pleasure working with Barnes and Noble to pull this event together and it is my hope this is the first of many.”

From financial empowerment to romance, readers will be able to purchase books on a variety of topics, talk one-on-one with authors and have their books autographed.  In addition, readers will have an opportunity to hear authors share their perspectives on a number of issues during the chat with Tyree.

Omar Tyree is a New York Times Best Selling Author, lecturer, consultant and entrepreneur who has written more than 16 books which have sold nearly 2 million copies worldwide.  He has been recognized as one of the most renowned contemporary commercial writers.  He is a 2011 NAACP Image Award recipient for Outstanding Literary Work in Fiction and a 2006 Phillis Wheatley Award winner for Body of Work in Fiction.  He is a popular speaker on the university and corporate circuits.

Kenston Griffin is a nationally known motivational speaker and the author of three highly successful books: ‘New Days, New Ideas,’ ‘If Better is Possible, Good is No Longer an Option,’ and best seller ‘Your Turning Point Starts Now.’  He is originally from Statesville, NC and currently resides in Charlotte.  Griffin has also served as co-author on several other projects.  He is the founder and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Dream Builders Communication, Inc.  He aims to educate and inspire others to operate at their highest possible potential.

Cheris Hodges, author of ‘Recipe for Desire,’ is a native of South Carolina, who graduated from Johnson C. University in 1999 all while working on her first novel. She now has 13 books on the shelves of various bookstores and is working on two new ones. Although Hodges lives in Charlotte, she sticks to her South Carolina roots in her novel ‘A Love of Her Own,’ setting it in Columbia.  Hodges wants to put South Carolina and North Carolina on the literary map.

Brian Willis, author of ‘Help! I’m Drowning in Debt,’ is the Chair of the Economic Empowerment at 100 Black Men of America and is a speaker at Wealth Builders Consulting in the North Carolina area.  His book ‘Help! I’m Drowning in Debt’ shares stories of his experiences during his 20-year journey as a financial advisor and credit specialist and offers words of wisdom that are designed to help readers through their journey toward better credit and financial management.

Glen Wright II, CFP ®, RFC, AIF ®,  is co-author of ‘The Financial Shepherd,’ a book written with the intent to help readers overcome obstacles of financial despair, to abandon old habits and to adopt new ways of thinking about money. Wright founded Worth Financial Advisory Group, which has offices in Charlotte, Detroit and Nashville, to serve the complex financial needs of his clients by providing a single, comprehensive source for financial planning and investment management.  The book helps lead readers down the path of financial recovery and financial independence.

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