A website celebrating and informing the public about interracial relationships. The site was founded by Christelyn Karazin, author of the book, "Swirling." An excerpt of "To Whom Much Is Given - A Novel" was featured on August 25, 2013 as the "Weekend Read: To Whom Much is Given - A Novel." The article features an excerpt from "Chapter 10 - The British Invasion."
"The thing that got me inspired to return to writing was the very thing I thought would give me the perfect life. I thought the practice of law would fulfil what I needed to make me happy. I am inspired to write because I am older and I have some life experience. I squandered a lot of time and lost opportunities. This time around, I better stay the course. I am not sure how it will turn out but I better be consistent."
Thanks to author and blogger Jamallah Bergman for featuring me on her blog this week! http://jamallahbergmansstoriesoflove.weebly.com/2/post/2013/10/to-whom-much-is-given-author-cecilia-capers.html
On writing: Be absolutely clear about your goals. Do you want to be famous or are you writing because you have a burning passion? Are you ready to make an investment in time and resources? Make sure you ask yourself if you are ready to take on another job or are you just doing this for fun. You will have distractions and detractors. Be ready to deal with both.
Posted on October 24, 2013 by Tia Kelly
I met Cecilia Capers and Antonio Dawson after viewing the book trailer for "To Whom Much Is Given- A Novel." I knew that if the trailer was that good, the book better be HOT! And it was so I am going to show you this awesome trailer, pass my pen over to Antonio and then let you rush to buy the book when you're done reading.
African-Americans have more stories to tell than just the ones about slavery, Civil Rights or living in oppressive situations. Those are important stories to tell, but some people really believe African-Americans see their lives only in the context of those three situations. It is my goal to do in books what Shonda has done in television.
In the book publishing world, numerous page-turners were fueled by the same level of conflict. The drama was high and the sales proved that just like sex, sisterhood conflict sells! Supporting sisterhood was out of style because women bashing women seemed to become the 'new black.'
I enjoyed Capers' first literary effort. There are several reasons for this. It was refreshing to read about upwardly mobile people of color. For me, that adds to the diversity of African-American characters in stories, but it also does something great for the story: it shows that no economic bracket can escape drama, conflict, and issues. Capers also does a good job in developing the conflict in the story, of which there is plenty.
Book review from Christy Lewis " 4.5 out of 5 stars."
This is a fantastic book that deals with the struggles that I believe a lot of women are faced with today, especially successful African-American women. I honestly found myself wanting to be Avery's friend. I wanted to tell her what I thought about her problems and give her advice, just like friends do for each other.
My only critique is that I don't want to wait on book #2. I wish I could have picked it up and started right where I left off when I finished this one. Oh well. That gives me something else to look forward to!
Featured on book blogger Shonell Bacon's website: Capers, To Whom Much Is Given's author, wrote and narrated the cinematic trailer that highlights scenes from the novel as well as insight into her background. Actor Lawrence Saint-Victor, who appears on the CBS soap opera The Bold and The Beautiful, appears on the cover as the fictional Avery's love interest, Antonio. Moreover, Saint-Victor directed the To Whom Much Is Given cinematic trailer in which he stars along with actors Toni Robison-May as Avery and John J. Thomassen as Dean.
The video was, by far, the most well produced book trailer that Iâ??ve ever seen. It appealed perfectly to her audience and literally made me want to buy the book the second that I finished watching. I was so impressed, that I just had to share with my readers.