Coming to a Town Near You…

La Muse Press has been making a number of appearances this year. The author, Mary B. Banks, has attended the ASALH Author event (Washington, DC) , Word Art Exhibit (Towson, MD), Writers and Words reading series (Baltimore, MD), and even Artscape 2015! Next on the list is the African American Authors Expo which will be held at the Radisson North Baltimore Plaza Hotel (2004 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093) on Saturday, August 15th from 10 am to 5 pm. And guess what, the event is free to the public. For more information, visit http://aaaexpo.ning.com.

In other exciting news, Street Magic received an excellent book review. If you haven’t picked up Street Magic yet, check out what The Baltimore Times columnist Phinesse Demps had to say (published on May 1, 2015):

Indie Soul enjoys spotlighting independent authors. Recently, author Mary B. Banks stopped by our office to drop off her book, “Street Magic.” Banks credits her mother and father who always told her that the library was a magical place. We are so glad they did because her unique book is a collection of short stories about characters in and around Baltimore! Banks did a great job of giving her characters life. The stories are very vivid and you can actually picture the scenes, the characters, and the story.

Don’t know if you can trust the review, then pick up a copy! You can email the author Mary B. Banks at simplemary17@msn.com for sales inquiries and to have your book autographed. Or schedule a book reading and/or receive special discounting for bulk sales.

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