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Denver's Novelist Takes on Murder, Secrets and Lies

Denver, Colorado's Newest Novelist Takes on Murder, Secrets and Lies, Including the Struggles of Getting Published

Upper Marlboro, MD, October 03, 2007 --( If anyone wanted to know how persistent you have to be in order to be noticed, just ask Tinisha Nicole Johnson, Denver, Colorado's newest novelist. After years of writing poetry, short stories and finishing her third unpublished novel, Tinisha refused to give up. “The writing world can be a big headache, cruel, and met with many, many rejections—at least eighty or more—but if becoming a writer is your dream, you’ll get going and find a way.”

Searchable Whereabouts (ISBN: 9780979975700, Xpress Yourself Publishing, $16.95, February 1, 2008), a mainstream mystery and suspense novel, is the story of a young woman determined to solve the mysterious death of her beloved uncle. While Rahkel Williams is trying to unravel the circumstances surrounding her uncle’s mysterious murder, she discovers clues about his life that has her questioning if he was really the man she thought he was. Now obsessed with finding her uncle’s killer, she enlists the services of private investigator Darrin Miller. With his help, she sets out to get answers and it’s not long before private gets very personal. But Rahkel finds herself caught in a web of lies and deceit where nothing and no one are as they seem. Strange things are happening and people around her are dying.

"Similar to Valerie Wilson Wesley, Tinisha Nicole Johnson created unforgettable characters, heart-stopping scenes, and crafty twists and turns that left me wanting more. A novel with best-seller written all over it," says Jessica Tilles, publisher of Xpress Yourself Publishing.

A serious writer, Tinisha is currently enrolled in Long Ridge Writers Group, a program designed to help aspiring authors. “Sometimes you have to take your writing into your own hands to get the attention it deserves.”

Tinisha pursued self-publishing her book for a short while, but decided to send her novel, Searchable Whereabouts, out one last time. It was accepted by Xpress Yourself Publishing, LLC. Searchable Whereabouts is schedule for a February 1, 2008 release and will be available in your favorite bookstore, at,, and other fine online retailers. To preview a chapter excerpt, visit

About the Author
Tinisha Nicole Johnson lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and two children. She began writing as a hobby at the age of eleven-mostly poetry, which in later years turned into short stories and then novels. Searchable Whereabouts is not her first novel; however, it is the first to be published. Some of her poetry can be displayed on the following site:

Additionally, Tinisha writes articles for a local urban community magazine, Denver’s Finest Underground. She published a short story entitled, "Mother and Son Moment," in the Chicken Soup for the African American Soul in 2004.

Tinisha holds an Associates Degree in Paralegal and a Bachelors Degree in Business Management.

When Tinisha isn’t writing, she spends time with her family and friends, likes to travel and both her and her husband run a business together.

Title Specifications:
Searchable Whereabouts
By Tinisha Nicole Johnson

978-0-9799757-0-7 | 0-9799757-0-0
Publication Date: February 1, 2008
Trade Paperback; 308 pages
Trim: 6 x 9
Qty/Case: 30
Retail: $16.95 US | $21.95 CANADA
Distribution: Ingram Books and Baker & Taylor

Contact Information
Xpress Yourself Publishing
Jessica Tilles

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