Clarissa Burton aka Queen Of The Pen™, International Investigative Journalist and Womanist Media Historian, writes poetry and short stories. She has published in the Charleston Post-Courier, the KC Star, Flourish Magazine, and the KC Small Business Monthly. She has several blogs and is the founder of The BWE Bloggersphere™, Princess Onyx™, and Queen of the Pen Books™ websites; is a contributing writer for Black Women Deserve Better, BlogHer, CNN iReport, and Yahoo. She has published four books: Travel – A Poetry Compilation; Elijah’s Great Race; The Black Family Tree™ -a workbook and facilitator’s manual, Princess Onyx Precious Gems as well as Faces~Samantha, the first of a six-novel series. Clarissa is Navy veteran serving from 1984 to 1990. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Ottawa Univ. as well as an M.A. in Business from Webster Univ. She’s the mother of 3 and grandmother.
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VideosFaces~Samantha Book Trailer
Heroes come in small packages.Interviews and Testimonials
Participating in the How To Write a Book in 40 Hours Challenge has given me the confidence boost I needed to just do it - WRITE!Princess Onyx Fairytales Promo
The Princess Onyx™ children's book series is about a beautiful, Black princess named Onyx who experiences similar situations and deals with them in a positive manner with the support of her mother and father. Princess Onyx lives in the Kingdom of Jet with her parents, King Stygian and Queen Sable.Princess Onyx Precious Gems Promo
Princess Onyx Precious Gems Book trailer.
by Clarissa Burton
Eight-year old Samantha is a beautiful, biracial girl who has an adoring father, Grayson, a baby brother, Tavis, who worships her, wonderful grandparents and aunt, Carol. What is missing is the affection and love from her mother, Tanya, who struggles to love anyone even herself.
Elijah's Great Race
by Clarissa Burton
Elijah runs to the end of the hall. "Look at the RED car, Tata!" He says with excitement. "The BLUE car is faster! Let's race, Tata!" Together Elijah and Tata have a great race. Together they say,
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