Sharon C. Cooper

Just thinking…

Whew! What a week!

Hi All,

Hopefully this little note is finding you well!

Thanks to family and friends sending text messages, emails, inbox messages (from all over the world including Spain! Shout out to Fiona), I learned that my photo was on Amazon’s homepage! Here’s a screen shot:

That’s me… next to Janet Jackson!! NOTE: I had no clue that was her until an author friend told me (don’t talk about me).

So, anyway, none of this might be a big deal to some of you, but for me—it’s WILD! Lol! Of all of the fifty-million (I’m probably exaggerating) entrepreneurs who use Amazon’s platform to help support their small businesses, they included MY author photo to grace their popular homepage! Is that crazy??? Anyway, I was shocked and thrilled…and shocked!

Now…how it came to be…

Actually, I’m not sure how they chose me…or my photo, but a couple of months ago, an Amazon representative contacted me and asked if I’d be a part of a Black History Month project that they were working on. At first, I said thanks, but I can’t. It was around the holidays, I was late on meeting a book deadline, and I was mentally and physically exhausted. I didn’t think I could add another thing to my “to do” list. They understood, but asked when would be a good time for me to participate. Lol. Long story short, we agreed on a date and time for an interview, and I can honestly say, I’m glad I did it. The time commitment was short, they asked thought-provoking questions about my experience as an African American entrepreneur which turned into good conversation, and it was actually fun chatting with them.

So, I hadn’t heard anything else from them and had actually forgot about the interview…until I heard that my photo was on their home page. AND when I clicked on the photo, it led to a snippet of the telephone conversation that I’d had with them.

Here’s the link:

https://www.aboutamazon.com/news/company-news/celebrating-entrepreneurs-and-innovators-in-the-black-community#SC

I’m glad I said yes!

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MIND-BLOWING NEWS

Now for my BIG news…As of Thursday, February 18, 2021, I am a USA Today bestselling author! Yup, that’s right, it’s true! *insert scream here* And as you can imagine, I can’t stop grinning!

 

The authors of the FAMILY FIRST: Black Romance Box Set made the USA Today bestsellers list, and we are absolutely thrilled! BUT we know we couldn’t have accomplished this amazing feat on our own. I want to thank each and every one of you who purchased the box set, who helped us promote it, and /or those of you who told a friend about it! Thank you, thank you, thank you! We appreciate all of you for your support!

And for those of you who haven’t grabbed your copy of the box set (8 stories from best selling authors), it’s not too late!

Get your copy today! *LIMITED TIME*

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3kHdyOp

Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/35KIXLt

Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/3fda30O

BN: https://bit.ly/3kNqYs5

Apple: https://apple.co/2IVND8b

Kobo: https://bit.ly/3lNbV2O

February 20, 2021 Posted by | Collaboration, Events, Just Thinking | , , , , , | Comments Off on Whew! What a week!

#WinterWonderland 2019 Scavenger Hunt!

Hello My Awesome Readers!

The Night Owl Romance Winter Wonderland online reader scavenger hunt ($500+ in Prizes) event is here! Enter between Dec 5th and the 19th.

I’ve teamed up with Night Owl Romance and other authors to bring you the chance to win a Waterproof Kindle Paperwhite, Beauty & the Beast Items & Amazon cards!

During this event I’m going to help you find some great new books. Make sure to check out my novel, A LESSON ON LOVE, along the way.

This giveaway is open to the world with some items only available in the USA. Void where prohibited. Open to those 18 and over.

Enter the giveaway HERE

Good luck! I hope you win!

December 5, 2019 Posted by | Events | , , | Comments Off on #WinterWonderland 2019 Scavenger Hunt!

Save the Dates!

SAVE THE DATES (TWO EVENTS)!

If you’re in the area, join me at:

Southern Girls Sip & Read in West Columbia, SC on Saturday, April 28, 2018 – 2pm -6pm!


Attending authors:

  • Sharon C. Cooper
  • Kianna Alexander
  • Cheris Hodges
  • Deborah Fletcher Mello
  • Synithia Williams
  • Tasha L. Harrison

What to expect:

  • Book Reading
  • Wine Tasting
  • Question & Answer Session
  • Light refreshments

I’d love to see you there! For more information and tickets click here.


Also, if you’re in the Vegas area, join me at:

A.C. Aruthur’s On the Road 6th Reader Appreciation Event November 8-10, 2018!

I will be a featured author at A.C. Arthur’s reader’s event in Las Vegas this year – November 8-10, 2018! Not only is this a fun city to hang out in, but the action packed weekend is guaranteed to be a blast! The event will include: a mega author book signing, breakfast bingo, and a Casino Royale costume party – to name a few.

Attending authors:

  • Sharon C. Cooper
  • A.C. Arthur
  • Monica Richardson
  • Siera London
  • Altonya Washington
  • Deborah Mello
  • Sheryl Lister
  • Electa Rome Parks
  • And more!

I’d love to see you there too! For registration and additional details, visit http://www.acarthur.net/events/

February 9, 2018 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Save the Dates!

Romance Slam Jam -Detroit- Here I Come!

I’m looking forward to attending Romance Slam Jam (RSJ) in 2016 and it gives me great pleasure to welcome, Elaine Overton, Karen White-Owens and Diva Readers, the hosts for this year’s Romance Slam Jam, to my blog! Take it away, ladies!
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Have You Ever Been To The Romance Slam Jam?

The answer to that simple question is “no” more often than it should be. But those who do attend their first RSJ are typically surprised by what they find. I think we all go that first time expecting a reader & writer convention and instead find a family reunion and a family you didn’t even know they had! And usually all it takes is one time to start a lifetime of attendance.

After all, what’s better than spending a fun-filled weekend in a new city with people who share your passion for African American Romance?

There is something for everyone. During the day, craft shops for our authors to hone those skills, so they can continue bringing us the stories we love for years to come. And for the readers fun & games and plenty of opportunities to commune with our fellow readers and authors whose books we can’t get enough of. Then at night, food and music, karaoke and a river cruise as we jam the night away. For RSJ 2016 we’re trying to cram in so much fun and activity you will never have a dull moment!

There are free book exchanges, a movie screening and a vendor fair. There are city tours to both Motown Hitsville USA and the Wright Museum of African American History. There’s the annual big book sale and signing to with all the authors and of course, the Emma Awards where we honor the books we love. And all of this while staying in the elegant Royal Dearborn Hotel, the second largest hotel in Michigan, conveniently located within walking distance of Fairlane TownCenter, one of the best shopping malls in the area. So, I hope you will join us in Detroit in April 2016 as we are revving up the romance in the D!

Program Overview

Register today (Save money with group and early registration discounts!)

Reserve your hotel room

See you in the Big “D”

Elaine Overton, Karen White-Owens and Diva Readers

Your RSJ 2016 Hosts

#RSJ2016

December 10, 2015 Posted by | Events | , , , | Comments Off on Romance Slam Jam -Detroit- Here I Come!