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Author of the Month

July 2021 – Jessica Tilles

JESSICA TILLES is an award-winning, best-selling author and has written over fifty books as a ghostwriter under www.LiteraryGhostwriter.com.

In 2000, Jessica founded TWA Solutions and Services (formerly The Writer’s Assistant), a full-service, creative design firm offering services in graphic design, book design, web design, editing, book/self-publishing, advertising, marketing, packaging/branding, and ghostwriting.

In 2006, Jessica opened her publishing company, Xpress Yourself Publishing, to talented authors, growing her roster to over eighty authors. In 2008, she received the prestigious title of Independent Publisher of the Year awarded by the African American Literary Awards Show.

Besides her many accomplishments, Jessica is a staff writer for Black Men In America.com. She contributed the article “Third Shift Blues” to Black Romance Magazine, is the recipient of the Memphis Black Writer’s Guild’s Rising Star award, the Jackson, Mississippi Reader’s Clubs’ Outstanding Contributor to Literature award, and is listed in Heather Covington’s Top 100 Literary Divas.

Jessica lives in Maryland with her four fur babies: Piccachu, Chelsea, Chanel, and Cinnamon.

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Loving Simone (Contemporary Fiction, Black & African American Women’s Fiction, Women’s Domestic Life Fiction)

To family and friends, Simone Woodson has the perfect life. What else could she possibly need? Her husband, Jackson, an accountant at a prestigious Washington, DC, law firm, provides for her all the worldly things she could wish for. However, looks can be deceiving. Behind closed doors, there is a perfect storm brewing. Betrayals and her insatiable desire for intimacy are ripping her marriage apart at the seams.

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Loving You (Contemporary Fiction, Contemporary Romance)

Sixteen years ago, Julian knew he would marry Grace the first day they met. He imagined living and loving his Gracie forever, never anticipating the unexpected would occur. Now, Julian’s struggle to come to terms with the inevitable battle of losing the love of his life pushes them both beyond physical and emotional pain.
Loving You is a beautiful story of an unconditional love that shows how one can go beyond living for the moment to enable a deeper value of an innate love beyond the surface.

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