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Carol M. Mackey is Editor-In-Chief of the (formerly Doubleday Entertainment) Black Expressions Book Club, a club founded in 1999 to celebrate the voices and visions of African Americans. Under Mackey’s editorial leadership, Black Expressions was voted Best Book Club by the African American Literary Awards Show for 2008, 2007, 2006 and 2004 (there was no Awards Show in 2005). Recently, she has been featured in Heather Covington’s Literary Divas: The Top 100 + Most Admired African American Women in Literature, a compilation of biographies about African American women who have powerfully impacted America’s literary history.
Widely recognized as a leading expert on African American books, Mackey has appeared on the CBS-TV Morning Show in New York. She is frequently interviewed by the press and in 2005 was named one of the “50 Most Powerful African Americans in Publishing” by Black Issues Book Review. She was recently awarded the Maya Angelou Legends Award in the African American Pavilion during Book Expo America in June 2009 for her contribution to African American literature. Mackey lives in New York with her family.
"He's Gone, You're Back: The right way to get over Mr. Wrong" by Kerika Fields
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For over fifteen years Kerika Fields worked as a Writer and Event Photographer in NYC, having her articles and images published in The Amsterdam News, BELLE Magazine, Black Elegance, Black Issues Book Review, Caribbean Life, City and Suburban Styles, The Daily News, Savoy, The Source, Spice!, Variety and Vibe.
Finally, after a terrible yet transformative breakup, she decided to pursue her dream of becoming a published author and wrote "He's Gone...You're Back!" while raising her daughter in Brooklyn, NY. Her hard earned life lessons are on the pages for you, with the implicit purpose of helping you realize your dreams, reach your full potential, and love yourself dynamically despite relationship disappointments and setbacks. In fact, it is Kerika's philosophy that a breakup can be a transformative time as it encourages self reflection, growth and the freedom to be fearless when it comes to relationships and all other aspects of your life.
It worked for Kerika! After her breakup she started the ARRC Foundation with her family, finally finished her undergraduate degree, and wrote this book. Since the book's publication, she has gone on to become a sought after relationship expert appearing on The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Foz and Tina in the Morning, Drive Time Live with Lady K, and Khloe Kardashian's Khloe After Dark.