Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Two Out of Three Ain't Bad

The official announcement came on the eve of Thursday, September 25th, during the 4th Annual African American Literary Awards Show, which took place at the Harlem Gatehouse in Harlem, NY. This year, I was nominated for three of the prestigious awards, and was blessed to win two of them: Best Christian Fiction of the Year for Battle of Jericho and Best Short Story/Anthology of the Year for This Far By Faith, an anthology title that I share with noted authors, Stacy Hawkins Adams and Linda Hudson-Smith, who also have short stories in the collection.

A heartfelt "Thank you" goes to everyone who sent in enough nominations to place my books on the "finalist" lists, and to those who voted in the online poll and made Battle of Jericho and This Far By Faith winners. The third category in which I was recognized a finalist was Best Independent Publisher. For the second year in a row, my company, KNB Publications, LLC was nominated for that award and made it to the final round. Although, in the end, it was not chosen the winner, I count it a blessing to be recognized as an independent publisher whose work is worthy of such an honorable mention.

God is good!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Hello, and welcome to the Blessed 2 Write (B2W) Blogspot, featuring your new resident blogger, Kendra Norman-Bellamy! Yes, I've been a writer for a few years now, and yes, I currently have twelve published works of fiction on the market. But this blogging thing....well, I avoided it like the plague for as long as I could. Why? Nothing against blogs, bloggers or blogging. I just didn't see how I could fit the time in my ultra busy schedule to keep a current one going. Still can't. LOL! But I've finally bitten the bullet and joined the ranks of professional bloggers everywhere. What can I say? I love a good challenge!

Since writing is my life and my ministry, most of the blogging that you will find in B2W will reflect that. I will make it my weekly endeavor to not only share my thoughts about writing and publishing, but also my experiences as I travel to fulfill the demands of my literary appointments. I'm always meeting interesting people and seeing fascinating things and I'll be using this blog as a means to share them with you.

If you've not yet read any of my titles, please consider picking up a copy and experiencing a Kendra Norman-Bellamy novel. They are guaranteed to entertain, uplift, inspire, and test every single one of your emotions. I feel favored to have been given this gift by God and I am humbled that He allows me to use it for His glory.

Welcome again and until next time....be blessed!