Bestselling Novelist Hopes to Expand from Books to Screen

Bestselling Novelist Hopes to Expand from Books to Screen

INTERRACIAL ROMANCE AUTHOR LATRIVIA NELSON SIGNS CONTRACT WITH TCA JEDROO

(November 16, 2014 – Los Angeles) Bestselling Interracial Romance Author Latrivia Nelson recently signed a one-year contract with esteemed talent agent, Tracy Christian, Partner at TCA JEDROOT, based out of Los Angeles, California. The indie author, based out of Memphis, TN, has written 20 novels, including 8 bestsellers from the popular Medlov Crime Family Series, Lonely Heart Series and Agosto Series.

“I’m truly excited about the possibilities, which could be endless,” said Nelson. “When I received the call from Ms. Christian, I was both honored and impressed with her presentation of TCA JED ROOT and the synergy that we could create. Their track record in this industry is phenomenal and Tracy truly is an inspiration. I was happy to sign the contract, and I’m looking forward to working with her team to take my books from print to the small or big screen.”

Nelson was the first in the sub-genre of interracial romance to write about organized crime syndicates as a central focus of her storylines. Centered on the Russian mafia, she created a series of books that have been sold worldwide in over 124 countries and has a base of over 50,000 fans. Since her books launched in 2010, the genre has exploded with interracial romantic suspense novels about Russian, Italian and other fictitious international bad boys, but she has maintained her position as not only a pioneer but a genre leader.

“When I started my company over two and half years ago, I knew the thing that would set us apart in the industry is that we only represent clients that we are passionate about and have a plan for,” said Tracy Christian. “Latrivia Nelson definitely falls into that category. We are looking forward to helping shape her career in the industry.”

TCA Jed Root specializes in actors and producers of television series such as the Love and Hip Hop franchise (Vh1) and Kandi Factory (Bravo) The company’s clients include personalities on The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo), What Not to Wear (TLC), and actors such as Tommy Flanagan, Busta Rhymes, Jamie Hector, Paz de la Huerta, and many more.

For more information on Latrivia Nelson visit her website at www.latrivianelson.info or contact Tracy Christian at Tracy@TCAJedRoot.com.

The Carter Malone Group is the public relations agency of record for Latrivia Nelson and RiverHouse Publishing, LLC.

Wine in Retail Food Stores Approved

Wine in Retail Food Stores Approved by Voters in All 78 Tennessee Municipalities

Organizers of the effort to allow the sale of wine in Tennessee food stores hailed the thousands of grassroots supporters and volunteers who helped propel the effort yesterday in all 78 eligible locations.

“This is truly a great day for Tennessee consumers,” said Susie Alcorn, campaign manager of Red White and Food, the nonprofit organization that supports allowing wine sales in Tennessee’s retail food stores. “The voters have spoken, and the wine in retail food stores referendum has passed everywhere it appeared on the ballot.

Red White and Food is grateful to its retail partners who supported this campaign on behalf of their customers, the legislative leadership who enabled Tennessee voters to have a voice and the many voters who showed overwhelming support for wine in retail food stores.”
Among the qualifying municipalities where the referendum passed were Metropolitan Nashville/Davidson County, Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Bristol, Johnson City and Kingsport. (A complete list of municipalities that passed the referendum appears at the end of this document.)

“Kroger is thrilled with today’s results,” said Joe Bell, manager of marketing and public affairs for Kroger’s Delta division. “Our customers made their voices heard by contacting their legislators, signing their local petitions, and now by voting for wine to be sold in their retail food stores. We look forward to finally offering them this convenience.”

“Today’s results are a huge victory for Superlo Foods’ customers,” said Superlo Foods owner Randy Stepherson. “They have asked for the convenience of buying wine with their groceries for years, and we look forward to finally giving them that opportunity.”

Legislation passed by the Tennessee General Assembly in March of this year was a compromise between retail food stores and liquor stores. Many liquor stores across the state began selling beer and party supplies on July 1 of this year as allowed by the new law.

The wine in retail food stores referendum appeared on the ballot in 78 qualifying municipalities across Tennessee. Petitions were filed in those communities this summer and were certified by the local election commissions to authorize the referendum. In the 78 communities where the wine Red White and Food is a coalition of 30,000-plusTennesseans who want to purchase wine where they shop for food. Initially founded by the Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association, Red White and Food is now an independent 501(c)(6) organization that has the support of the state’s retail food stores. For more information about the wine in retail food stores campaign, please visit www.redwhiteandfood.com.

Following is a complete list of the 78 municipalities where the wine in retail food stores referendum was passed. This list appears in alphabetical order by county. Multicounty cities or towns are indicated by asterisks.

Anderson County
Clinton
Norris
Oak Ridge**

Bedford County
Shelbyville

Blount County
Alcoa
Maryville

Bradley County
Cleveland

Carroll County
McKenzie

Carter County
Elizabethton

Cheatham County
Ashland City
Pleasant View

Cocke County
Newport

Coffee County
Manchester
Tullahoma

Cumberland County
Crossville
Unincorporated Cumberland County

Davidson County
Metro Nashville
Goodlettsville **

Dickson County
Burns

Dyer County
Dyersburg

Fayette County
Oakland

Greene County
Greeneville

Grundy County
Monteagle **

Hamblen County
Morristown

Hamilton County
Chattanooga
Collegedale
East Ridge
Lakesite
Red Bank
Signal Mountain

Hardin County
Savannah

Hawkins County
Church Hill
Rogersville

Henry County
Paris

Knox County
Farragut
Knoxville
Unincorporated Knox County

Loudon County
Lenoir City
Loudon

Madison County
Jackson

Maury County
Mount Pleasant
Spring Hill**

McMinn County
Athens
Etowah

Montgomery County
Clarksville

Obion County
Union City

Putnam County
Cookeville

Roane County
Harriman
Kingston

Robertson County
Coopertown

Rutherford County
Murfreesboro
Smyrna

Sevier County
Gatlinburg
Pigeon Forge
Sevierville

Shelby County
Arlington
Bartlett
Collierville
Germantown
Memphis
Millington

Sullivan County
Bristol
Kingsport**

Sumner County
Gallatin
Hendersonville
White House**

Tipton County
Atoka
Covington
Munford

Washington County
Johnson City**
Jonesborough

Weakley County
Martin

Williamson County
Brentwood
Fairview
Franklin
Thompson’s Station

Wilson County
Lebanon
Mount Juliet