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Tracie E. Christian
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  • Detroit, MI
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Something About Me and My Book:
My book is...The Black College Sabbatical - FALL QUARTER is the 1st installment to an urban trilogy that gives an upclose & personal look into the trials & tribulations of 4 young women during their 1st year attending a historically black university. A Guardian Angel serves as the readers reading companion, challenging the reader to figure out which girl needs Angelic Protection the most!
By: Rowena Winfrey for RAW SISTAZ Reviewers 3 1/2 Stars out of 5 Stars

Hard To Put Down

In THE BLACK COLLEGE SABBATICAL: Fall Quarter, author Tracie E. CHristian tells a story of college life at a historically black university (HBU). Four young women meet at freshman orientation and become close firends; each of whom has issues that are covered randomly throughout the book.

The characters are well-defined and manage to linger in your mind in such a way that you will feel they are your friends too. You will sympathize with Tina being a White student trying to suceed in a Black enviroment. You will cheer for Cee-Cee as she learns to overcome her various problems. You will mourn with Kyla as she struggles with two important relatinships in her life. Finally, your heart will ache for Ananda, as she struggles with being an overachiever who is not reaching what she feels is her full potential.

You will care more about each charactr with every chapter that you read, and by the ending cliffhanger, you know that you will be purchasing the next installment, because you want to know what happened to your friends. Christian leaves many problems unsolved, but she does it in such a way that it will lead the reader easily into the next book.

A guardian angel walks the reader through the book, summarizing events in previous chapters, and preparing the reader for the possibility of things to come, without giving away the plot. At the end of Fall Quarter, I still wasn't sure exactly which young woman the angel was assigned to becuase she seemed to understand each character intimately and completely.

The supporting male characters in the book are wonderful also; and three of them contribute heavily to the storyline throughout the book. Even the briefly mentioned characters, such as the parents of some of the main characters, are memorable, and leave you with a lasting impression.

Not having attended a HBU myself, I truly enjoyed this glimpse into the magical collegiate world that can only exist at an HBU!! Personal friends who did attend HBUs could relate to passages I shared with them, and commend the author on doing a great job of covering the Black College experience.

I truly look forward to reading the rest of the books in this series! This one was easy to read, and very hard to put down!!!

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Poetry Taken From The Novel - The Black College Sabbatical - WINTER QTR (To Be Released March 2009)

I reach for you, but I can't hold you though

Everytime when I know you've gotta leave

I still don't want you to go

I've been wanting & waiting for far too long

You won't let me get close to you and you know you're wrong

Really though, selfish indulgence is my primary focus

I'm just helpless against your intimate Hocus Pocus

Being being eye candy, captivating best describes your spell

I really can't explain how you do it, but you do it oh so… Continue

Posted on January 28, 2009 at 11:21am

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At 6:13pm on December 7, 2011, Fernando Sobenes said…

Hello Tracie. My name is Fernando Sobenes and I want to invite you to read the prologue and the first two chapters of my novel: "The Evil Visitor" in my blog The Evil Visitor

Also you can watch the book trailer.

Best regards,


At 7:19am on March 19, 2009, Bert Martinez said…
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At 10:00am on January 17, 2009, Jeral Davis said…

Thank you for the invite. Your book looks amazing! I'm looking forward to reading it in March. I haven't seen this type of material - and I feel it's very much needed.
At 9:55pm on January 16, 2009, Tique Lee Caul said…
Thanks for the note. I look forward to being on the network.
At 9:02pm on January 16, 2009, Angela M. Smith said…
Thanks for the welcome Tracie!

Embracing the moment,
At 3:25pm on November 25, 2008, Dorethia Conner said…
Thank you for the wonderful greeting!
At 1:21pm on November 24, 2008, Ashea Goldson said…
Thanks tracie. It's good to meet you.
At 3:41am on November 14, 2008, Lynn Pinder said…
Peace Tracie,

Congrats on your book. I have found social marketing sites, like Black Authors and Bookmarket, to be extremely useful in connecting with other authors, as well as readers. I have some really awesome colleagues in Detroit. Have you ever heard of Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice run by Ms. Donelle Wilkins? You should look them up!

At 11:00pm on November 13, 2008, Teresa said…
Thank you for adding me to your friends list. GOD Bless
At 9:29am on November 7, 2008, Karla Casillas said…
Hi Tracie,
Thanks for add as a friend.

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