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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Dominique Wilkins  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1980 in Chicago, IL

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Illinois Connection

Wilkins was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago,IL, in the West Englewood neighborhood. She attended Louis Pasteur Elementary School, then Whitney Young Hish School and also Robert Morris College downtown. Due to her background and the content of her books, they are mostly based on the streets and expressways of Chicago, as well as the behavior that is displayed on the news from the local residents in the impoverished communities.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dominique Wilkins is a licensed cosmetologist, the founder of CAPS (Chicagoland Authors Promoting Success) as well as the Indiana chapter president for Authors Promoting Success. Dominique writes short stories in the Urban Christian Fiction genre that people who are currently or have been hurt can relate to. She was born and raised on the South side of Chicago, where the crime and murder rate ranks the highest in the U.S.It is because of this exposure, that she writes to encourage readers and provide them with resources to keep them going and a desire to do better. Take a walk in the shoes of bad parents, jealous neighbors, backstabbing friends and cheaters to name a few.Dominique is transferring years of emotional support from the beauty salon to the books. The stories are written with biblical scriptures intermingled for the reader to reference or research for more healing directly from The Bible.They are capable of being enjoyed by all.You do not need any prior knowledge or understanding of The Bible to enjoy it. If you are not ready to embrace the included scriptures, the stories can still be enjoyed without reading them (choose your own adventure)!As of today, ALL of her titles have received a 4 or 5 star review from readers of all walks of life. The 5 Star titles reviewed by Reader's Favorite come with a seal of excellence affixed to the paperback's cover. This year, in 2014, she was featured at Barnes & Noble's "Afternoon with the author" program (carries books on shelf) as well as a featured appearance at "Better World Books" and "Mummphy's Book Nook" (carries books on shelf) to name a few. The books are not just GOOD books, but they are the up and coming, must-have collectibles for readers!If you are interested in more than GOOD books, then contact Dominique Wilkins for GOOD talk as well. Invite her to come out to your Book club meetings, "Women's Day," Empowerment Seminars, etc. to encourage and uplift your group today! For serious inquiries and fees, contact Dominique Wilkins today! Head over to the "Book Sale" tab or read them for FREE at any library in Elkhart & Bristol, IN!*ANDROID GOOGLE Play Store users - don't forget to download your FREE Author Dominique Wilkins app!

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Titles At Your Library

The Bad Parent
ISBN: 1482309408

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2013

So, you are not on the PTC or the LSC or any of the clubs that the other parents are involved in at school. You work and you try to be the best parent that you can be. You are doing a fine job and you wear that "S" on your chest so proudly. So, why is the word on the street saying that you are a bad parent? What is Gina doing or not doing that's got her wearing that label? Find out why she is pretty upset about it and what she does! (Novella)

Theresa in Wonderland
ISBN: 1479171913

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2012

While attending Tremont High School, Theresa Mallory is attacked by a bad girl named Lola with a rusty box cutter. Caught off guard, Theresa was slashed in the face with it. As blood gushed from her wounds, none of the bystanders did a thing to stop Lola, until Tina Pettiiford appeared and halted the attack. The wounds left Theresa mentally scarred and disfigured. Only Tina seemed to be un-phased by Theresa’s face, so the two became best friends. Each bore her own scars. As a result of Tina being jockeyed from one foster home to another, her adult life remained unstable as she jumped from one bad relationship to another. On the other hand, after spending a great deal of time in her own created wonderland to recuperate, life improved for Theresa. Over time, no one understood Theresa’s unending loyalty to Tina, and Theresa didn’t care. Tina saved her life and did what no one else would, so she would be a good friend and come to her rescue whenever she needed her to! Unfortunately, it never occurred to Theresa that their friendship wasn’t going both ways, because while she was being a great friend to Tina, Tina was setting her up to ruin her life, making her wish Lola would’ve finished what she started years ago. Find out how Tina goes from best friend to best foe?

ISBN: 148120937X

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2012

Charlotte Pinkerton had twin girls for her husband Greg, who seemed to be more and more abusive over the years as the girls got older. Charlotte did not know The Bible well, but she remembered that 1 Corinthians 7:10 stated that a woman should not leave her husband. She took a vow that she would stay in her marriage especially for the kids. Until one day, she made the mistake of going through his phone to invite people to his surprise birthday party and in response, he turned into a monster and threw her down two flights of stairs. As she lay, crumpled up at the bottom of the stairs, she decided that she was leaving. She picked up herself, and the girls from school and kept going. After some time passed by, she missed him and forgot about all of the bad times and reminisced only on the good ones. She decided to surprise him by going back one evening, then walked in on him in bed with another woman. Instead of him being the loving man that he had been over the phone, he turned on her again and threatened her to get out! Charlotte and the girls ran out of there as if the house was on fire in the middle of the night. That incident scarred them so terribly, that it pushed Charlotte into a strange man's arms, while it made one of the girls "go-wild" and the other withdrawn. They were all spiraling and behaving badly. They never took the time to heal, which caused a trickle effect of one horrific situation after the other, until they either lost their lives or everything they had... That night changed everyone in that house. Find out how Karma takes care of the bad people and how the Grandmother, watching from the outside, decided that praying for them consistently would take care of the good... *Novella Includes some R-rated material*

Command Me- Not
ISBN: 1482738546

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2013

Have you decided if you want to be on the Command Me side or the Command Me-Not side yet? Take a journey, in these twenty short stories, through the lives of every day people just like you and me. They are by no means perfect and some make terrible mistakes that will cost people their lives, but in the end will they choose to either be commanded or not by The Ten Commandments. These stories are guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and reflect. In the end, you will surely remember the oldest set of laws ever written. Command Me-Not is not the bible, but it is a great and entertaining interpretation of The Ten Commandments.

The Audacity of You
ISBN: 1480203548

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2012

The Audacity of You! outlines situations of human inconsideration. Through a series of anecdotes, author Dominique Wilkins explores real-life scenarios where the victim’s response could only be, “The audacity of you!” While the book has the potential to deteriorate into a rant about perceived slights and offenses, instead it takes a lighthearted look at the stories of those who dared such behavior. Readers will identify with, laugh at, and shake their heads when they read about Eugene’s experience with a fellow gambler’s lack of loyalty, or miserly Ernesha Olsen who refuses to share, but constantly expects handouts from others. The nerviest tale is of seventy-two-year-old May who shoveled her driveway while younger neighbors looked on, then left their trash on her lawn, and had the audacity to park in her driveway because it was the only one in the neighborhood that was shoveled. These and many other stories will leave you shaking your head in disbelief and muttering, “The Audacity of You!” Dominique Wilkins has used actual events to demonstrate the extent of human’s rudeness, inconsideration, and downright unkindness toward friends, family, and neighbors. You’ll identify with the stories and want to contribute a “The Audacity of You!” tale or two from your own experiences. Indeed, the appeal of The Audacity of You! lies in the fact that we’ve all been there. Read either one scenario at a time or cover to cover “The Audacity of You!” will leave you shaking your head in disbelief but chuckling too!

I'll Always Love My Mama
ISBN: 1484029720

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2013

In her latest book, I'll Always Love My Mama author, Dominique Wilkins, tells the story of Audrey Fitzgerald. Deserted by her husband, Audrey was forced to raise her sons, Erick and Robert, alone. When Erick continued a downward path with the wrong crowd, despite Audrey's intervention, his luck ran out after he repeatedly disobeyed the law and was sent to jail. Preoccupied with how she could have saved Erick from a life of crime, Audrey stuck by her son, visiting him every week and prayed that he would see the light and clean up his life. She did whatever she could to continue to be the rock and the support that her boys needed. She loved her boys and would do anything for them. Unfortunately, Audrey's prayers and her intentions to be the best mother she could be to her two sons did not pan out as she had hoped. She lost one son and was then endanger of losing the other when Robert kills his friend by mistake. After lying to the police to save her son from a life in prison, Robert repays her loyalty by living a life of idleness and womanizing. Audrey's story is a celebration of blind, selfless loyalty, perseverance and victory over adversity. It will be an inspiration to every mother who is struggling to keep her family intact. I'll Always Love My Mama is one of those books every mother should receive for Mother's Day and everyday. (Novella)

Drinking the Poison and Waiting on Your Neighbor to Die
ISBN: 1484924207

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2013

Kaleena Jones had a neighbor who couldn't breathe without exhaling hatred. Everything that Kaleena did or tried to do was a problem for her neighbor, Savannah. Savannah tried desperately to sabotage Kaleena's love life and reputation, to make herself feel better. She hated everything about the Jones' and wouldn't be satisfied until they moved back to wherever they came from. But Kaleena wasn't making it easy. Hating is tough when no one wants to acknowledge it or reciprocate it. So, will Savannah give it up or kick it up a notch?

She's Out. I'm In.: Solutions to 7 Relationship Problems
ISBN: 1494714892

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2013

Abuse. Blended Families. Communication. Money. Self-Esteem. Setting Boundaries. Trust. What do they all have in common? Regardless of age, race, or economic status, these issues typically plague all relationships. The difference however, is the manner in which the situations are addressed, and ultimately resolved. Encountered bumps in the road regarding your relationship? How did you handle it? Did you leave or did you stay? Still trying to decide exactly what to do? Your solution may be lurking inside... About the Authors International Award-Winning Author Toneal M. Jackson specializes in writing nonfiction self-help. Her books provide inspiration, relationship help, and effective communication techniques. Author Dominique Wilkins has written a plethora of "good books". All of her fiction titles have received 5-star reviews, and are geared to entertain while incorporating a life lesson. These two powerhouses have joined forces to bring you the best of both worlds...entertaining scenarios with real self-help solutions!

'13 Heroes
ISBN: 1484010264

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2013

What's your favorite bible story? Who is your hero in the bible? In 2013 we can use the bible to get through everyday life. Imagine, David and Goliath or Ruth in our world today. Well, don't imagine anymore! Read 13 Heroes and get to know them!

ISBN: 1494886243

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2014

Sheldon’s parents always told him how smart and special he was, but yet he never felt special. The kids in his class always made fun of him and none of them wanted to be his friends. Eventually, they began talking to him, but that was only because he had something they wanted. They either wanted to borrow money or a favor to help them with their homework, since they knew Sheldon was good at saving his money and great with math. Sheldon became used to the fact that they just wanted to use him. He became so used to it, began to capitalize off of it. He became everyone’s go-to guy. As he got older he felt power in knowing that they all needed him, while he needed and wanted nothing from them, until he met Ruby. She was different and she changed all of that. There was something about Ruby and he wanted to be with her and would stop at nothing until he had her or until she had him, making him regret ever setting eyes on her…

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Wilkins is available to speak on living life with a purpose to clubs and groups. She can be contacted for specific inquiries for fees via

Living Life with a Purpose Program

It is important to face your truths, deal with them, find your purpose, and live life knowing it. Through real-life scenarios, Wilkins explores how to live life every day for a reason. She uses her love for people to help them mirror the situations and use their purpose to fulfill goals and dreams. Includes handouts. (Ages 16+; 90 min; $100 with permission to sell books and audiobooks)