Time is truly flying by these days.  Seems like it was just yesterday that I was sending out invites to celebrate the release of my third novel The Red Bear Society.  Here it is nine months later and I am just now reconnecting.

First and foremost let me apologize for staying gone for so long.  The love and support that you all have shown me through the year is so amazing. Even when I'm not promoting my books I still get a email here, and a note there, from readers who have been turned on to my work by one of you.  So for that I am thankful.

This issue is a recap of some events, blogs, and books I have read since my last newsletter.  I wish you and yours the happiest of thanksgivings and many blessings for the holiday season.
Be on the look-out for your chance to win a brand new Kindle Fire HD for Christmas.
Much Love,
The Book Release Party
Red Bear Society
On Tuesday, February 7th, in coordination with the National Black AIDS Awareness Day, I hosted the official book release party for The Red Bear Society.  It was an  exciting and huge success.  About 50 friends and family came out to the Hangar in beautiful downtown St. Petersburg, Florida to share in the festivities.    OOSA Book club was gracious enough to host those who joined on-line via Twitter and Facebook.  The evening was filled with poetry, give-away's, readings, and great food.  Angela Howard, of Tampa, won the top prize...a Kindle Fire, but many others enjoyed winning books by various authors, and poetry CD's by C.c Clark.  It was definitely a party with a purpose as we had free AIDS testing provide by Alma Kicklighter of GHETTREAL Community Services.
Click Here to view the photo gallery.
World AIDS Day
December 1st is World AIDS Day.     

Fast Facts
  • Young people aged 13-29 accounted for 39% of all new HIV infections in 2009.
  • With regard to youth, HIV disproportionately affects young gay and bisexual men and young African Americans.
  • All young people should know how to protect themselves from HIV infection.
It's time that we start an open dialog and The Red Society is the perfect icebreaker. Readers agree that the novel packs a powerful punch and reveals truths that can no longer be ignored.  Click Here for more information.
The Red Bear Society
by Tracy L. Darity by Teganjaz Books Presents...
Kindle Edition ~ Release Date: 2012-02-01
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Musings of a Rising Author - Blogspot
One of my goals for 2012 was to blog more, and I must say I kept to it.  I tried to do at least one a month.  See what has been on my mind and let me know what you think...agree, disagree, or a totally different view.  


Making an Impact Through the Written Word
I believe every author lives for the moment when  reader reaches out to say their book has made a difference in their life.  Below is an excerpt from a  message I recently received from a young lady on Facebook, regarding my novel He Loves Me He Loves Me Not!.

-Ms. Tracy,

About 3 years ago I was at a book festival with my Delta Academy program & I purchased your book. It was a while before I actually picked it up & began reading it but when I did I couldn't put it down. I was in the 7th grade, now I'm a sophomore and I've read your book at least 5 times since that day & I'm reading it again right now.

I'm not really sure how to say this but I just want to thank you because your book definitely changed my life.  Before I read your book I was in a "relationship" with someone who seemed to be my real life Justice.  It took me 4 times reading your book and 3 years  to realize that I had to let my "Justice" go. When I did, it was the most painful thing I've done so far in life. But I'm much more happier .And I have you & your book to thank for that.  Truthfully it does still hurt but I realized I had to do what was best for me. Plus I still have the rest of high school & college to go through. I'm pretty sure in a couple of years this will be nothing, but right now I'm still dealing with the aftermath.  I just wanted to thank you Ms. Darity so very much.  

He Loves Me He Loves Me Not!
by Tracy L. Darity by Booksurge
Kindle Edition ~ Release Date: 2008-11-13
List Price: $9.99

For autographed copies visit www.TracyLDarity.com
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In The Writers Lounge
The Writers Lounge is a page I added to my 
website to show
appreciation for the authors that donated books for the centerpieces at the book release party.  

Click here to see who they are and what they have written.


Author Spotlight
Tremayne Moore Discusses Deaf, Dumb, Blind, & Stupid: Michael Anderson's Fight for Life
Click here to read my in-depth interview with the author of this thought-provoking novel on child molestation, rejection, and a young mans struggle to find love and acceptance  after abuse.

Tracy's Bookshelf
There are a lot of great books being released and I've read my share.   Visit my bookshelf to check-out the reviews.

Tampa Bay Area Book Clubs ROCK!
I didn't venture out much this year attending festivals and other events, but local book clubs filled the gap and made me feel like a rock star.  A huge shout-out and tons of love to Bookoligist Book Club (Tampa), Drama Queen Booknista's (Tampa), and D.I.V.A.'s of St. Petersburg (pictured).
Love Ya Ladies YOU ROCK!
I hope you enjoyed this latest edition.  Remember to be on the look-out for your chance to win a Kindle Fire HD.  I will do my best not to let so much time pass between communications.  Have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving.  Don't eat too much and I'll chat with you soon.
Happy Reading,
Tracy Darity
Teganjaz Books Presents