Chanda Temple

Author Anne Riley to speak at Birmingham Authors Expo

By Chanda Temple  Anne Riley amazes me. For a while, I’ve been thinking about writing a book but haven’t found the time to do it. But here’s Riley, a married mom of two little ones and a high school Spanish teacher in Birmingham, Ala. with everyday demands like many of us. Still, she manages to […]

I Tweet, Therefore I Am

Whether you’re a blogger, entrepreneur, journalist or author, social media should be part of your personal marketing strategy. Social media networks like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google + can help business owners connect with current and potential customers, authors and bloggers connect with readers, and journalists connect with editors and sources. On Tuesday, Oct. […]

The Elements of Style

Editor’s Note: Today we introduce a new feature! Do you remember The Elements of Style, the little gray book by Strunk and White that for four years was the bible for those of us who went to journalism school? Well, this column has nothing to do with that, but we thought The Elements of Style […]

Children’s author Sherri Graves Smith wins with college mascots

By: Chanda Temple Sherri Graves Smith always thought she’d be that doting mom who read bedtime stories to her children before tucking them in at night. The bedtime stories never came for Smith, but she does still manage to help children have sweet dreams. The Atlanta-based author writes children’s picture books that feature college mascots […]