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How many people feel that through their books they have the power to help change lives?
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I am writing this to all to get feedback. I would like to know how many people feel like that through their writing they will somehow touch someone and change their life? I write all different…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by K Patrick McDonald Nov 13, 2009.

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Something About Me and My Book:
Vanessa Kay Smith, better known as Lil'Toyko, is an aspiring author who is striving to be world renowned. Her very first erotic novel published "My Mind's Telling Me No" is now available for purchase at

Born and raised in Pontiac ,Michigan, a small city just outside of Detroit ,Vanessa has always shown her artistic and creative side. From a very young age she was known to speak at different functions for her church as well as write her own speaches and recite them from memory before huge congregations. Vanessa's life long dream since then has been to write novels and have people all around the world to read her work and gain somthing from it that may be life changing.

This compassionate and intelligent 27 year old would like the world to know that, "Everyone has the ability to make a difference in this world with the gifts that we are given from the most high. No matter if your gift is writing, singing, dancing, etc. Use those to help make a change for someone else."

Vanessa writes many different genres, erotica, fantasy, mystery and suspense and drama.

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A portion of Chapter Two from my Novel "My Mind's Telling Me No"

A portion of Chapter Two from my Novel "My Mind's Telling Me No"

Below is a portion of chapter two from my novel

Forgoing the last message I decided to go upstairs and climb into the tub to relax. When I walked into my bedroom I immediately flung my heels across the room. Those shoes were making my feet cry out for mercy. I then got undressed and placed my blouse and skirt in the hamper and headed to my master bath to turn on my water.

I began to… Continue

Posted on October 15, 2009 at 3:00am

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At 3:44pm on March 24, 2010, Kate L gave Vanessa K Smith a gift
I just wanted to introduce myself and my blog, The Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People. Check it out at
At 9:41am on February 23, 2010, Author Collective said…
Authors, Writers and Novelists,

Would you like more exposure for your book? Do you want to go to those always "Talked About" tradeshows but know you just cannot afford them? Are you aware of how much networking can help boost your sales?

What would you pay to attend the following events?

South Carolina Book Festival in Columbia S.C. $375
American Library Association Convention in Washington D.C. $2,200
Book Expo America in New York City $4,500
Texas Book Festival in Houston SOLD OUT
Baltimore Book Festival in Maryland $450
Miami Book Festival in Sunny Florida $600
Printers Row in Chicago $750
National Association of Public Schools Administrators $4,000
Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Tradeshows $1,100

How about $375 for all of these plus twenty-four more. The Author Collective is here to help you sell your work. We exhibit at these shows and others with one goal in mind... SELL BOOKS! Joining the Author Collective allows you access to these events for just the cost of your yearly *membership. We also offer our members no cost access to discounted literary services like, editing and proofreading, graphics and design, isbn's and copyrighting, video services and more. We provide our members invaluable information to self-publish and get deep discounts on book printing too. Saving money is the first step in making money!

The Author Collective is here to help the unknown, little known and soon to be well known self-published author put their writings in the faces of the people who buy in quantity. Call today and ask to become a member...

Michael Williams

*Yearly membership provides member admission to the convention floor and access to our exhibit booth. Member's transportation, costs of meals and lodging fees are not included.
At 8:10pm on October 20, 2009, Denise Coulter said…
Hi Vanessa!
At 1:12am on October 17, 2009, Amber Lehman said…
Hi Vanessa,
Thanks for accepting my friend request. I agree—love and support are of the utmost importance. And I found your book trailer very intriguing!
At 11:06pm on October 15, 2009, John Kremer said…
Welcome to the Book Marketing Network. I hope you find lots of good people here to network with, share, etc.

John Kremer, founder

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