Friday, July 20, 2007

Birmingham native Chandra Sparks Taylor to appear at West End library

spin it like that book coverChandra Sparks Taylor will appear at the West End library to talk about her new young adult book Spin It Like That. The book is about a bright 16-year-old girl whose love for music and spinning earns her the admiration of her peers and soon attracts the interest of music industry honchos. Her parents want her to focus on her studies and soon it's hard to tell who is a friend or a fake, but what’s a girl to do when she feels the beat, starts to rhyme and just has to spin it like that?

Taylor will also be on hand to give advice to budding young writers. She owns Taylor Editorial Service, an editing and ghostwriting service whose clients have included Michael Baisden, E. Lynn Harris and Alisha Yvonne. She has many years of experience in the field and is sure to have some excellent tips, so take good notes.

Taylor, a 36-year-old mother of two, grew up in West End and now divides her time between her homes in Vestavia and New York. She says she always dreamed of writing books geared toward young African Americans because growing up "there were no people like me on the cover."

Refreshments will be served and a book signing will follow the program.

The 411
Where: West End library
When: Thursday, August 2
Time: 3:30 p.m.

For more information check the Calendar of Events.

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