The Authors’ Corner

Welcome to The Authors’ Corner. This week’s featured author is Alicia Hill Jones of The Sister Scribes.

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Imagine giving birth to something that has developed inside you for over 20 years. It sounds painful! Most women would throw in the sweaty, tearful towel. Alicia did—countless times.

The combination of school, work, family, and fear of rejection aged her dream to become a published author, but it never died. Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Alicia discovered her love for creative writing at the age of 12. She graduated from George Wythe High School and was accepted into Virginia Commonwealth University, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. In the fall of 2005, she established Destiny 11 Publications, a self-publishing company to publish her first novel, Blessings of Purpose. Her titles that followed are When Two Become One and Divine Purpose. 

Alicia resides in Richmond with her husband and their daughters.

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Book Synopsis 

Crystal Miller lived a first-class, celebrity lifestyle in California with her child’s wealthy father. When expensive make up and designer clothes weren’t enough to cover the damage of his abuse, she flees to her hometown in Virginia and settles into a mediocre job.

     On the day before Crystal’s 30th birthday she is laid off from work and forced to start over with no direction. She shuns using her natural gift of interior design to start a business because dreams don’t pay the bills. Desperation pushes her forward, but she is discouraged by a series of obstacles, rejection, and betrayal. Why is her life in this dark place again?

    With a heavy, mangled heart Crystal stumbles onto a spiritual path where her faith is revived through unexpected events and people. Will her faith be strong enough to pursue God’s purpose for her life or will fear keep her bound to losses from the past?

For more information on Alicia and to stay in touch with her:

Email: alicia@destiny11.com

Website: www.aliciahilljones.com

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Facebook: @aliciahilljonesbooks

Twitter: @wordsbyalicia

Instagram: @alicia_hill_jones

To purchase Divine Purpose and other books by Alicia:

www.aliciahilljones

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Alicia-Hill-Jones/e/B002BLL8CA/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and other eBook retailers: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/675384

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The Authors’ Corner

Welcome to The Authors’ Corner. This week’s featured author is Naana Kyereboah of The Sister Scribes.

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Naana Kyereboah, originally from Ghana, is a writer, teacher, and speaker. She loves to write
poetry and children’s stories. Her poems have been printed in various anthologies. She has taught
world cultures at the Center for Talented Youth (affiliated with Johns Hopkins University) and at
the James Farmer Scholars Program (Mary Washington College). She has also chaired and
coordinated several multicultural activities and international day celebrations in her community
and schools, teaching about the Ghanaian culture. She is a member of the Society for Children’s
Book Writers and Illustrators. Naana lives in Virginia with her husband, Thomas. They have two
daughters and a son.

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  Book Synopsis 

Soul Name is a cultural picture book and audio CD about an eight-year old Ghanaian girl, Ekua, who shares with the reader the importance of the naming and welcoming ceremony for her brother Kofi.

“Cultural, Colorful, Rhythmic. These words fail to fully define Naana Kyereboah’s book, Soul Name. However, they are a good start. Reading her book is like sitting on the floor, listening to a beloved relative tell a story. In this case, the relative is eight-year old narrator, Ekua, and her story involves the naming ceremony for children in Ghana’s Fante tribe. Her powerful words, the vivid illustrations and the attached CD combine to make Soul Name a multi-sensory experience” (Richmond’s Book Examiner, K. Robinson) Naana offers An African Touch presentations to schools and organizations.

For more information on Naana and to purchase your copy of Soul Name visit her website at . http://www.nabinava.wordpress.com. To schedule An African Touch presentation at your school or organization email Naana at nabinarva@gmail.com

Get a copy and find out your child’s soul name.

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The Authors’ Corner

Welcome to The Authors’ Corner. This week’s featured author is LaShawn Hewlett-Wilson of The Sister Scribes. 

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Passion for writing books has always been in LaShawn’s heart. Her debut novel, Forbidden Fruit” has been described as a “wonderful” love story filled with suspense and drama. La ’Shawn loves writing romance novels because she says it’s nothing like creating a story surrounded by erotica, suspense and drama, which portray characters burning with lust, love, and passion.

LaShawn’s focus is to inspire many readers with novels that will allow them to capture the essence of every sultry, raw, and passionate story, bringing a new, fresh, and exciting outlook to romance writing. The sequel, Forbidden Fruit 2 was released on September 11, 2015. LaShawn Hewlett-Wilson is CEO/Founder of Bittersweet Publications, LLC., and resides in Richmond, VA with her husband and three children.

 

 

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   Book Synopsis
Rayne Armstrong was blissfully married to her childhood sweetheart Rashard and she thought she had it all- perfect career, perfect looks, perfect home, and the perfect husband. So when her marriage came crumbling down due to Rashard’s infidelity, she felt her world was turned upside down. Rayne begins to feel her life spiraling out of control, and she is grateful her family and best friend are there to help her pick up the pieces.

Devastated by her divorce, Rayne promised herself she would avoid relationships because they were too complicated—until her instant attraction to sexy and handsome Bryce Underwood, a successful Real Estate Broker caught her off guard. Unexpectedly, she finds herself becoming emotionally involved but there is just one problem- he is married.

Rayne finds herself in a vicious love triangle as she struggles with her burning desire for Bryce and still being in love with Rashard. Then there is the wildcard Troy, whom is determined to win her heart which throws her into a whirlwind of pleasure and anguish. All hell breaks loose when secrets are unveiled, and Rayne emotions began to collide. Torn between the world of love and temptation, will Rayne finally realize which man is truly the one…?

For more information on LaShawn and to purchase her books visit her website at http://www.lashawnhewlettwilson.com.

To follow Lashawn on social media: Facebook Fan Page: Bittersweet Publications
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/BittersweetPub
Instagram: Misslala2U
Website: http://www.lashawnhewlettwilson.com
Email: bittersweetpub@yahoo.com

 

As always, thanks for stopping by.

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Also look for Raising Tristan on Google Play Books http://bit.ly/1pL4GqN and on Kindle http://amzn.to/1AlHl6g

 

 

The Authors’ Corner

Welcome to The Authors’ Corner. This week’s featured author is Wykinnya Whitehurst of The Sister Scribes.

 

 

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My name is Wykinnya Whitehurst. I’m a woman of God, Wife, mother, entrepreneur, author and speaker. My passion and purpose in life is to help women live their dream and purpose. The name of my business is Dream Out Loudd, LLC. I help people bring the dreams and visons they have in their heads into fruition by proving the necessary tools, steps and guidance to achieve those goals.

I published my first and only book “Things Collected Along the Way” in 2014. It is a 365 daily devotional filled a cumulation of direct and indirect difficult experiences that has been turned on its ear to provide my readers with encouragement and hope as they fight their own battles. Often times when we are going through trials and tribulations we feel alone and no one could possibly understand. This book is to let you know that you are not alone, and you can overcome any obstacle that comes your way.

 

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For more information on Wykinnya and Dream Out Loudd, LLC and to purchase her book visit her website at http://www.dreamoutloudd.com.

 

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The Authors’ Corner

Welcome to The Authors’ Corner. This week’s featured author is Wykinnya Whitehurst of The Sister Scribes.

 

 

Profile

 

My name is Wykinnya Whitehurst. I’m a woman of God, Wife, mother, entrepreneur, author and speaker. My passion and purpose in life is to help women live their dream and purpose. The name of my business is Dream Out Loudd, LLC. I help people bring the dreams and visons they have in their heads into fruition by proving the necessary tools, steps and guidance to achieve those goals.

I published my first and only book “Things Collected Along the Way” in 2014. It is a 365 daily devotional filled a cumulation of direct and indirect difficult experiences that has been turned on its ear to provide my readers with encouragement and hope as they fight their own battles. Often times when we are going through trials and tribulations we feel alone and no one could possibly understand. This book is to let you know that you are not alone, and you can overcome any obstacle that comes your way.

 

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For more information on Wykinnya and Dream Out Loudd, LLC and to purchase her book visit her website at http://www.dreamoutloudd.com.

 

As always, thanks for stopping by,

Savannah J. providing a place of tranquility away from the stress of life.

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I Call It Divine Intervention

IMG_0274In preparation for work tonight, I decided to make myself a pizza. Lately, I’ve been cooking my favorites instead of eating out; it’s saves money and it’s healthier. Today I prepped my pizza, put it in the oven and sat down to enjoy a cup of coffee as it baked. About five minutes later I heard my front door open.

I looked at the clock and it was a little past three in the evening. I knew it was my son entering our home, but I didn’t know why he was at home instead of working. When I asked he said they didn’t need him until later. Now it was about 3:15 at this point and he was needed back at work at 3:45.

Just as he finished talking our smoke alarm sounded. As my son fanned the alarm to quiet it, I removed my pizza from the oven; I was sure it was burning.  As it turns out, I’d neglected to remove the cardboard backing from the dough before cooking. My son noticed as soon as I pulled the pizza from the oven.

After my son left for work, I thought about the series of events. Had he not come home even though he only had fifteen minutes, I wouldn’t have realized the cardboard was in the oven. I’m sure it would have eventually caught a fire and I would have panicked.

Some may call it coincidence, I call it Divine intervention. I believe God used this incident to show me He is faithful at all times. You see, I had just finished praying about a situation that seems unending. A situation I’ve been praying about for over thirty years. God spoke and let me know He is here with me in the midst of this trial.

I share this story because perhaps you need encouragement today. I want you to know, God see and He hears. It may seem as though He doesn’t hear but remember, sometimes He works in silence.

As always, I hope my thoughts encourage you.

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A Dream Deferred Part 2

IMG_0274The day I entered nursing school I was determined to give it my best. There were things I had to participate in as a part of class I ordinarily wouldn’t do, but I told myself, just take a deep breath and get through it. After completing the course work, I graduated and found a job.

My first job rotation was in adult nursing although it really wasn’t for me. I knew from the beginning, I wanted to work with children but our instructors felt all new nurses should work with adults. I lasted about six months. During this time, I still kept my music up as best I could, singing at church and doing concerts when asked. It wasn’t what I wanted but it was something.

I remember my mother and others telling me how talented I was. It made me wonder why I wasn’t singing professionally if I were so gifted. Granted, I’d chosen a different path when deciding on a college, but I never stopped trying to make a name for myself.

There was a period in my medical career when nursing seemed more of a chore than something I enjoyed. After the birth of my son, my ambivalence increased; in my mind and heart, I was trapped. I would often watch professional singers on TV with envy; that was supposed to be my life. What had happened to my dream? Was this a desire I was destined to be denied? And then, years later the unthinkable happened.

I was stricken with a virus that left the right side of my body weakened. I could no longer sing with the power I was used to possessing. I remember trying to explain to my family and friends after I recovered, the struggle that ensued when I tried to sing, but to no avail. They felt I was being lazy; that I didn’t want to sing any longer. And so, I felt alone.

As time passed my ability to sing decreased  even more, but something unexpected was about to take place. I had enrolled in college to get my degree in nursing and my english professor suggested I take up writing. I remember him telling me I had talent I should pursue a writing career and me thinking he’d lost his mind.

Five years would pass after the statement by my college professor before I put pen to paper. I received much opposition from some family and friends. I almost gave up until a cousin gave me some words of wisdom. I was telling her about comments being made that I was a singer and nothing more. She looked at me and said, “some people are multitalented.”

Since that time, I’ve written and independently published five titles. No, I’m not taking broadway by storm as I dreamed I would, but I’m creating and that’s what matters. I plan on taking voice lessons and acting lessons soon. The way I see it, perhaps my dream wasn’t deferred after all. Perhaps it was just redefined.

My mother use to tell me, a famous painter named Grandma Moses didn’t begin painting until she was in her eighties. I’m saying that to remind you and me, it’s never too late to start or start again. I intend to go after mine and I encourage you to do the same because not all dreams are deferred, some are just transformed.

As always, I hope my thoughts encourage you.

Ciao!

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