Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Best-Selling Author Omar Tyree to Hold Signing of New Book at Smithfield Library Tuesday, October 20

New York Times’ best-selling author Omar Tyree will hold a book signing at Smithfield Branch Library on Tuesday, October 21. Tyree will be greeting patrons and signing copies of his latest book, All Access, between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. Tyree is donating Smithfield Library 20 percent of all book sales.

Tyree has published 28 books that have sold 2.5 million copies combined. Tyree is best known for his gritty urban novels depicting the lives of African American women in such books as For the Love of Money, Leslie, and Diary of a Groupie.

His Flyy Girl best seller, part of a trilogy that sold a combined 1.1 million books, is being turned into a feature film currently slated for release in August 2016, Tyree said in an interview today.

Tyree’s Birmingham stop is in the middle of a 26-city book signing campaign he calls All Access: The Price of Fame Tour. Since All Access was released October 6, he has also held book signings in Delaware, New York City, and Washington, D.C. In coming days, he takes the tour to Jackson, Mississippi, and New Orleans.

Tyree said All Access is a book relevant in today’s society where people obsessed with fame give up too much of their personal lives via social media and reality television. It involves a veteran Atlanta anchor who joins a celebrity gossip website and lands a major interview with a volatile entertainer.

“This guy keeps getting involved in all of these incidents and she wonders why he never gets into trouble,” Tyree said.

Seeking confirmation about the allegations the star faces, the journalist gets involved in his “all access” invitations, and the fallout of rumors and social media attacks begin to unravel her family and job security. With a six-figure income, dedicated husband, and two young children, she has lots to lose.

“I don’t want to give away too much, but this book is the type of thriller that will hook you into it,” Tyree said. “I’m really excited about it.”

A Philadelphia native, Tyree, 46, has a degree in print journalism from Howard University, and spent his early career as a newspaper reporter before starting his first book publishing company to release his earliest works of fiction. He is a 2001 NAACP Image Award recipient for Outstanding Literature in Fiction, and a 2006 Phillis Wheatley Literary Award winner for Body of Work in Fiction. Tyree has been featured in national publications, including the Washington Post, Essence, and Upscale. For more information on Omar Tyree and his books, go to www.omartyree.com.

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