Monday, September 26, 2005

Meet Author Electa Rome Parks

Electa Rome Parks, one of the rising stars in contemporary fiction, is the author of the best-selling novels THE TIES THAT BIND and LOOSE ENDS, which were originally self-published through her own company, Novel Ideal Publishing and Editorial Services Company, a company now dedicated to quality editorial services.

Mrs. Parks has been writing ever since she remembers. After years of keeping a diary, journaling, writing short stories and poems, her first novel was born in 2001. "I developed a love, respect, and appreciation for books at a very early age," states Parks. "I realized words were powerful, they could change lives, ideas, beliefs, your view of the world and yourself. Writing is my therapy. It clears out all of the clutter of everyday living."

After successfully self-publishing her debut novels, New American Library, a division of Penguin Group, bought the rights. Mrs. Parks signed a three-book deal with New American Library. Her first novel, THE TIES THAT BIND, was re-released in October 2004, and LOOSE ENDS was re-released in November 2004. Both books were immediately chosen as Black Expressions Book Club selections and embraced as Books of the Month by book clubs across the country. A third manuscript, ALMOST DOESN'T COUNT, which was immediately chosen as a Main Selection for Black Expressions Book Club, is slated for publication in August 2005. Parks states, "This is just the beginning of my literary journey that confirms dreams do come true and nothing or no one can stop the predestination that is laid out for each of us." Recently, Electa signed her second book deal with New American Library/Penguin Group. Her upcoming project is: LADIES NIGHT OUT (NAL, 2006).

Electa Rome Parks currently lives outside Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband Nelson and two children. With a BA degree in marketing and a minor in sociology, she is presently following her true passion and working on another novel.To find out when and where Electa will be in your area, check out her website at . To share your thoughts with Electa regarding her work or to schedule an event, please e-mail her at: