The Ebony Tree, Novel by Maxine Thompson

Shame---Secrets---Lies

When Imani Shepherd, a world-traveled journalist, tries to find out about her family tree through interviewing her elderly parents on video, she runs into a brick wall made up of half-truths, evasions and shame. Instead of finding the truth, what she inds is a family consumed with keeping hidden their "dirty little secrets."

Because of her mother's denial, the family history can only be reconstructed, brick by brick, by the unspoken words. Although Imani is blocked by her mother's silence, these secrets are crucial to understanding the African American past. This novel is an example of Black women who struggle to find themselves by connecting to the pieces of the cultural puzzle.

In the main character, Jewel Shepherd, the reader sees how a suffering Back woman can hold her head so high, one might thinks she owns the world. Jewels story also epitomizes the pattern of distant relationships between mothers and daughters, which resulted from the slavery experience. Starting with the collective memory of rape, the slave past is a part of their lives, which they hoped would remain buried forever.

What People Are Saying:

This book will help Black mothers to heal the wounds and break the silence of shallow conversation between themselves and their daughters forever. Black mothers who did not rear their daughters will release their guilt and shame, when often they were making the best of a bad situation. They will no longer feel guilty nor responsible for the things over which they have no control.

Dr. Rosie Milligan, Founder of Black Writers on Tour

Genre: Literature & Fiction, African American, Historical

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Hostage of Lies by Maxine Thompson

How important is the past? For 40-year-old Nefertiti, known as Titi, who's always felt like an outsider in her own family, it's vital.

Titi has returned home for her father's seventy-fifth birthday celebration, but she's not there with well wishes for the man who sent her away many years ago. She's come looking for answers--about the child she was forced to give up for adoption and about her family's secretive history.

Her mother does not want her snooping into family affairs that are better left in the past, but Titi is determined. She knows there must be some truth to the strange stories her beloved great-grandmother, Big Mama Lily, told her as a child, and now she's not leaving until she learns the truth--even if it destroys her family in the process.

"Hostage of Lies is a thriller; you are spellbound as unexpected secrets unfold. This story is a tale of how family secrets hold two generations hostage. There is revenge but, finally, redemption."

Dr. Rosie Milligan, Founder of Black Writers on Tour

"Secrets make you sick is the story told in this startling novel, Hostage of Lies. And those family secrets of lies, deception and denial are passed down generation after generation until someone decides to seek the truth...."

Anfra, Author of You Are My Sister

Genre: African American, Women's Fiction

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The Katrina Blues by Maxine Thompson

Meet Deni Richards, a Los Angeles attorney, who appears to have everything. She has an expensive Mercedes, a condo in an exclusive neighborhood, and a job at The Los Angeles Children’s Court. But after a public disgrace at the altar, she is left heartbroken, bereft, and lonely. Her professional titles and material possessions do little to heal her heart.

In the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, a talented Jazz saxophonist, Coleman Blue, is getting his heart smashed in one of the most unspeakable betrayals a man can imagine.

Fast-forward one year later, on August 29, 2005, when Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans, it affects people throughout the United States.

Follow the journey of two unlikely people who meet, and, although they are complete opposites, tragedy brings them together in a common ground of love.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Love & Romance, Women's Fiction, Domestic Life

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Capri's Second Chance by Maxine Thompson

Capri's Second Chances is the tale of business owner, Caprianna, and her police officer husband, Marquise. To the outside world, they appear to have everything going for them. However, when tragedy strikes, not only is Caprianna's tenuous world shattered, she finds out her husband is harboring secrets of his own. But just when she thought she was at her lowest ebb, fate steps in. Can love rise out of the ashes?

Genre: Whispersync for Voice, Arts & Photography, Drama & Plays, Parenting & Relationships

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L.A. Blues III: Five Smooth Stones Mass Market by Maxine Thompson

After freeing her gang-banging brother Mayhem from a hostage situation in Brazil, Zipporah "Z" Saldano returns home with her world turned totally upside down. Romero, the love of her life, was murdered in the shootout that finally freed Mayhem from his kidnappers and two weeks after his funeral, Z discovers she's pregnant.

She would love to have something left of Romero to hold on to the memory of their love, but she's not sure if she's carrying his child. During the rescue attempt in Rio, she was tied up, drugged, and possibly raped, so she has no way of knowing if the child might be her attacker's. Z is contemplating abortion, until a medical emergency makers her realize she wants her child.

Z settles into the idea of carrying this baby to full term, and life goes back to some semblance of normal. Z's reality show, Women in Business, takes off, which helps Z with the mourning process. She also manages to track down her long lost younger siblings, and then she is reunited with her mother, Venita.  For a while, Z feels whole. She's beginning to look forward to motherhood.

But just when Z enters the last trimester of her pregnancy, the Brazilian cartel locates her. She learns they have sent an assassin, The Executioner, to kill her, so she goes into hiding in a cabin in the mountains. When the Execution discovers her hiding place, Z will have to match wits with this professional hit man. Will Z and her child survive?

Genre: African American, Contemporary

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About The Author: On April 9, 2005, Maxine Thompson received an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Humanities at Loyola Marymount University, Westchester, California, through The R.O.S.E. Ministries-Worldwide.

Called a "Renaissance Woman" by her peers, she is largely self-taught in the areas of e-book publishing, book doctoring, ghostwriting, story editing, literary coaching, column writing, information marketing, and Internet radio show hosting since March 2002. She earned her Bachelor's Degree with honors from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, in 1973 as an English major.

A former social worker of twenty-three years, Maxine currently resides in California, where she keeps herself busy supporting artists through her Maxine Thompson's Literary and Education Services. Maxine is making her mark in the literary and publishing fields, opening doors once closed to black writers and bringing new emerging writers with intriguing story lines and characters with depth and texture with her.

Awards

Her novel, Hostage of Lies, was published on December 1, 2009 under Urban Books/Kensington. Her next novel, LA Blues is due out in October 2010. Hostage of Lies was voted as a Best Book of 2009 by EDC-Creations/Black Pearl Magazine.

Maxine Thompson is a freelance Internet writer, and an expert on Ezinearticles.com and Selfgrowth.com. She recently starting writing for Demandstudios.com as a freelance writer. She's had some of her articles featured on Ehow.com.

Maxine E. Thompson is an award-winning writer. From 1982 to 1986, she won many poetry awards. In 1989, Ms. Thompson won $1,000 in Ebony's first Writing Contest for her short story, "Valley of the Shadow.

She received a small PEN award for her novel, The Ebony Tree, and an International Black Writer's Association award for her short story, "The Rainbow." She has self-published 2 novels, The Ebony Tree and No Pockets in a Shroud, a short story collection, A Place Called Home (2001) and 3 ebooks, How To Promote, Market and Sell Your Book Via eBook Publishing (April 2000) and workbook, CD ebook, The Hush Hush Secrets of Writing Fiction That Sells. (April 2003) and latest released ebook, The Hush Hush Secrets of Creating a Life You Love. (August 2005) In 2002, she published her writer's group anthology, Saturday Morning.

In June 2003, her short story, VALLEY OF THE SHADOW, was published in Kensington's Anthology, PROVERBS FOR THE PEOPLE.

On 08-27-05 Dr. Thompson received an award from the Metro Lit Detroit Writing Collective Literary Awards Dinner for Literary Spirit in Motion: Business Supporting New and Upcoming Writers.

On January 15, 2006, she received a Certificate of Achievement-Literary Award Winner for 2005 from Marguerite Press.

On 6-15-06, Dr. Maxine Thompson was included in Heather Covington's new book, Literary Divas; The Top 100+ Most Admired African-American Women in Literature. (www.amberbooks.com. Released April 2006)

In June 2007, Dr. Maxine Thompson received an Award from the City of Los Angeles for contributing to Literacy through the first Leimert Park Book Festival.

Literary Agent:

As of 6-23-12, Maxine Thompson has sold over 70 books to New York Publishers for both herself and other writers. Maxine Thompson sold an anthology called SECRET LOVERS to Carl Weber's Urban Books/Kensington Books which was released in June 2006.

This anthology was chosen as a BLACK EXPRESSION'S ALTERNATE CHOICE as of 3-1-06. Her novella, SECOND CHANCES, was one of the stories to be published in the anthology, as well as romance writer Patricia Anne Phillips' IRRESISTIBLE FLAMES, and prolific writer, Michelle McGriff's DETOURED.

On 7-8-06, SECRET LOVERS made the Black Expressions' Book Club BESTSELLER'S LIST.

In December 2006, SECRET LOVERS, was Chosen as Best Novella of 2006 under Black Refer Reviewer's Choice, spearheaded by Reviewer, Author, Publicist, Internet Show host, Delores Thornton.

Dr. Thompson's novella, SUMMER OF SALVATION, was released in April 2007 through Dreams Publishing as part of an anthology called ALL IN THE FAMILY with bestselling BET/Kensington Author, Janice Sims.

Dr. Thompson's novella, KATRINA BLUES, was released in June of 2007 under Urban Books/Kensington as part of anthology, NEVER KNEW LOVE LIKE THIS BEFORE. (It is now a bestselling Kindle edition on Amazon.)

NEVER KNEW LOVE LIKE THIS BEFORE has been picked up by Black Expressions Book Club.

Hostage of Lie was picked up by Black Expressions. LA Blues 1, and 2 are currently on Black Expression as of 6-23-12.

Internet Radio Show:

Since March 5, 2002, Dr. Thompson has conducted over 2,000 hours of live Internet radio interviews. March 5, 2006 marks Maxine's fourth year as a host with Voice America Internet Radio for her show, "On The Same Page." She has been a host with Artistfirst.com since March 1, 2004. She launched her own Internet Radio network on March 1, 2005 at www.maxineshow.com.

A much sought-after speaker, Maxine Thompson has conducted workshops nationwide on various aspects of writing, self-publishing, Ebook publishing, and Internet Marketing. She has been a seminar conductor at Black Writers on Tour (2000 to 2006),The First Cruise of The African American Book Club in 2000, The Dallas Black Writers Reunion Conference (2001), The New York Sodus Multicultural Fair (2001),The Baltimore Book Festival (2002), The National Book Club Conference (Atlanta, 2003, 2004, Cincinatti's Black Writers Conference (2005)), The Self-Publishing Conference ( New York), 2007, The Leimert Park Conference (2007) (2008), The National Black Book Festival (2011),

The Bayou Soul Book Conference 7-5-12, 7-6-12.

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