Detroit native, Sylvia Hubbard, a single mother of three, has worked tirelessly to promote and encourage emerging writers in Michigan. She independently published her first romance novel in 2000 and has continued to write in that genre, sometimes venturing into other sub-genres. Always urban and contemporary styled, her writing is enjoyed all over the world. She has published 8 paperbacks and over 30 e-books.
The same year she published, Ms Hubbard also created Motown Writers Network to fill the lack of education and networking for Michigan authors online and offline. By 2004, she was frustrated that all the literary conferences had moved too far away from the city and co-created The Essence of Motown Literary Jam Conference held only in the City of Detroit annually.
In addition to romance writing, Hubbard has been featured at various conferences and workshops all over the United States and Canada, where she has taught authors how to sell their books on the Internet. She also published Internet Marketing for Writers & Businesses as a resource for those unable to attend her workshops. In the upcoming year, she will be featured in several anthologies and plans to publish additional e-books.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Detroit and although it was rife with crime and violence, my mother gave me words of advice. “You can live in this world, but the world doesn’t have to live in you.” With that, she gave me power to choose what affected me and how I was influenced.
Detroit became my world of uniqueness and any Detroiter will tell you, you really have to love this city and all its faults in order to live here. I do and its soul has influence me as a human being, a woman, a mother and especially, as a writer.
What do your fans mean to you?
EVERYTHING! I wish I could write fast enough to please them, but that would mean not sleeping or eating. Well, I wouldn’t mind, but I don’t think I’d live very long.
Hearing someone say, I loved your work, makes me giddy and nervous inside.
Originally, I wrote for me. I know that sounds selfish, but when I received so many rejection notices, I surmised maybe only I liked what I wrote. So I didn’t stop writing and I didn’t stop publishing, but I really thought no one else would like what I was writing. When I posted my book up for sale and got the first Paypal notification I had sold a book at three in the morning that was the best sleep I’d ever gotten. I think I smiled for two days and I didn’t even know who had purchased the work.
Now readers are saying the same thing I’ve said to myself and It’s truly amazing to me each and every time. When they share my work, do a review and even comment on a blog post, I’m honored each and every time because I’m still in a state of “I can’t believe they liked what I wrote” all the time.
By becoming my superfan, I conquered the fear of failure and didn’t give up. I love my fans for their support of all my literary endeavors and I pray I can continue to entertain them for years … or even centuries to come. (I bet Shakespeare thought the same way.)
In Detroit, strange things can happen.
What does a Duke, a Former Street Doctor & Prostitute and A Pimp with a very big gun have to do with one another in 21st City of Detroit?
Find out in Tanner's Devil.
Can an urban woman find love in a world not her own? Or give it up and accept her fate with her ex-pimp?
In the ongoing live story of Betrayed (City Boys Series: Book One-Part Two), Jordyn's dream cannot come true until the past is resolved. A trust, secrets and lots of complicated cons, switches and grifts, sends her head and heart swirling in anger and confusion.
Perfect Opportunities Lead To Wicked Affairs. Grae finds the perfect moment to take advantage of a fantasy, but it may lead to earthshattering revelationships, she's not ready to face about Ezekiel Chambers.
When The Dark Comes...
As the saga continues, Maxine infiltrates The Masquerade, an underground secret society of wealthy men who believe money can buy everything, including treating women however they please.
Maxine, an AA graphic designer who has no life, realizes that her best friend and coworker disappeared the day after telling Maxine she was going out on a hot date with a man she met on the Internet. Now it's up to Maxine to find out what happened to Lisa and who was this mysterious man, who emailed his picture to her friend that Maxine just can't stop thinking about.
Learning To Love... again...
After teacher is mistaken as a student and decides to push the envelope with a stranger her whole world is turned upside down.
Sequel to Love 101 and the continuing saga of Mistaken Identity series.
Falling In Love With A Killer Is Never A Good Idea
Jode comes home to say goodbye to her best friend, but believes her first love, Red Heart could be the killer.
This book is part of The Heart Of Detroit Series
Her diary is lost and the finder knows who she is and gives her the option to fulfill one fantasy with no strings attached.
As horny as she is, she's willing to take him up on his offer and give her sexually sweet justice.
One Woman's Deceit Leads to Ultimate Delight | For years Dana has loved Jerome from afar and for years Dana has watched her twin sister take everything she has wanted - Even Jerome.
So when Dana is given the opportunity to take her sister's place on the wedding night, Dana jumps on it - or more like jumps on Jerome.
Yet, her deceit to her brother-in-law may make her the fool in the end.
Spoil, defiant Tanae would like nothing better than her father to leave her alone and let her do what she wants to do despite his warnings that her life could be in jeopardy. One night, she sneaks away from home, but before long she's in the hands of a strong powerful kidnapper who would like nothing more than to ring her neck.
A stranger in a dark alley changes Pendulyn's life, when he has his way with her. She finds out there is much more to this dark, mysterious man than what she thought.
In the end, she learns an unforgettable lesson in pleasure, but also deceit, lies and pain.
When her husband leaves her with nothing, Phoebe Green vows to never give another man any part of her heart or her body without getting something in return. Jacoby Knight just wants to find a woman, who wants to join themselves with his body and not his massive bank account. These two strangers meet and find they can meet each other needs, yet one night won't do when passion this hot meets.
When Michelle is dealt the ultimate blow of being taken by a dark powerful stranger against her will, she didn't know how to overcome the hurt inside.
Anthony is knocked unconscious and awakens to find out Michelle's been bitten by the revenge bug and what he thought was a sweet and innocent girl, turns into a lustful hateful woman, who he will kill - if he ever gets away!
Published: March 7, 2009.
Fiction » Erotica » General
Sheryl Banks decided to start this diary of ...(well she doesn't know yet, LOL)
Join her on her journey to find what every woman wants: a man. A good man!
Her life isn't that exciting, but she think it's sure to keep you on your toes (smiling wickedly).
Whitney escapes her cruel stepfather's home only to fall into the hands of a man bent on revenge against her stepfather. Whitney prays her stepsister, Erica will have enough strength inside of herself to fight with Whitney and hopefully their father won't turn Erica back to the dark side of greed.
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