Author Anita Davis is euphoric about her latest release, “The Bid Catcher.”
Tell me about your contribution to the Distinguished Gentlemen anthology.
My contribution to the Distinguished Gentlemen anthology stems from being a co-founder of the organization (Book Euphoria) hosting the event (Book Euphoria’s 2019 Weekend Block Party) at which the books will release.
We created a fictitious neighborhood in Chicago—Southlake Park—that is in major need of restoration. Mama Peaches, known as the “Mama of Chicago,” decides to lead the restoration project to rebuild the community. Needing to help raise funds to do so, she decides to plan a bachelor auction in which she will enlist the men she babysat or fostered in the past. I shared all of that because my bachelor is Mama Peaches’ son, Jeremy Brighton.
My book in the series is titled “The Bid Catcher” because in spite of his mother’s insistence for him to be a bachelor in the auction, he refuses to do so. However, he does agree to be the bid catcher, the one who calls out the bids. Jeremy is a chef, seeking to finally open and sustain a successful restaurant, but it may not happen if Southlake Park isn’t restored. The heroine, corporate event coordinator, Naima Grant has always wanted to be more than just friends with Jeremy, but fear just might keep her in the friend zone.
Of course, there’s much more to their story, but if I’ve intrigued you all enough, you’ll just have to get your copy when it releases to see how things really play out for these two.
Why did you decide to participate in it?
I decided to participate in it because I was a part of coming up with premise for the anthology and because I wanted the experience in creating something dope with the authors on board for the series.
What do you want readers to learn from the story?
I want readers to learn from the story to go for what they want until they achieve it. If you don’t gain access to your goal one route, don’t be afraid to take a detour onto another road and keep your foot on the gas until you reach your destination, whether intended or newly discovered.
What do you want readers to learn from your life?
I want readers to learn from my life that all things are possible, to set goals and achieve them and to understand that life is not a race, but a journey. To embrace life and make it their own.
Who is your favorite author and why?
I don’t have just one favorite author. As a reader, I have multiple authors I know I can count on to take me on a great journey each time I open up one of their books. What I will say is that I love African-American romance, African-American women’s fiction, and African-American Christian fiction. As an author, I have author friends I know I can depend on to support me and encourage me on my writing journey.
What’s next for Anita Davis?
There is so much I want to accomplish this year bookwise. While I won’t disclose it all now, I can say that I will be releasing the final book, Vision, in my Limelight series in April as well as introducing the first book in a new series that month.
Do you have anything you would like to add?
Thank you for this opportunity to share my brand with your audience, and I hope those taking the time to read this will check out my titles.
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