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Reading and writing have been a passion for me since I was a child growing up in Virginia. I spent most of my free time with either a ball or a good book in my hand. I graduated from Hampton University in 1996 and began teaching special education at a local elementary school. In 1998, I relocated to Georgia and soon married my college sweetheart, Norris.
In the summer of 2000, God planted the seed for Whose Am I? in my spirit. I wrote the first draft with dreams of having it published, but life suddenly became busier than I ever imagined. I was blessed with two children, Niya and Isaiah, and started my graduate studies at Kennesaw State University. Shortly after graduating, I became a school administrator. In the midst of being a busy wife, mother and career woman, I still thought about my beloved characters. Sharlee, Lukas, and Momma Johnson were still in my heart.
I made a promise to God that I would share their stories with young people everywhere. I didn't know how I was going to do it, but God did. He took control and orchestrated a series of events that allowed me to rewrite, edit and publish my story. Fourteen years later, Whose Am I? is no longer just a dream, it's reality.
About the Book
What's a girl to do when a five foot eight, hazel eyed import from LA shows up at school one day? What else, but fall head over heels in love! That's exactly what happens when Lukas strolls into Sharlee's high school in the suburbs of Atlanta. All the girls want him, but to Sharlee's surprise he asks her to the Homecoming Dance.
But Lukas will have to get the approval of Sharlee's sho' nuf sanctified grandma before he takes Momma Johnson's baby girl anywhere. Somehow he survives the hand wringing interrogation, but not before Momma Johnson makes it perfectly clear that Sharlee is a Christian girl and better stay that way. Easier said than done. Sharlee finds herself in some pretty sticky situations that put her faith and will power to the test. Will calling on Jesus, a praying best friend and a Bible App get her through prom night and a weekend rendezvous? Only time will tell.
Victoria Warren Jackson was born in Milledgeville, Georgia. She was raised in Milledgeville, Georgia and Miami, Florida and attended Miami Norland Senior High School. She distinguished herself as an excellent student in high school and received numerous honors.
Author PhotoAfter graduating from high school,Victoria earned an Associate in Arts Degree in Broadcasting Journalism from Miami Dade College. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and a Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics
from Oakwood University. She earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University and an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. Victoria
is FCCPC Certified and has a CDA National.
Victoria has been an educator for sixteen years and began writing her first novel while teaching middle grade students. Victoria soon realized that writing is therapy and continues to write daily. She is the author of three books, Can You Feel Me? Intimate Poetry, Not Just Us, and Untraditional Love In The Dark.
Victoria is passionate about helping children become their best. She remains busy writing, teaching full-time, and volunteering in her community.
About the Book
Samantha learns a valuable lesson about self-love after Isaiah, her future husband, jogs into her life one windy morning. On the rebound, Samantha marries Isaiah to later discover he has a violent temper. He is physically abusive, lazy, and has a naughty secret.
Kimberly Thacker Webb, a native of Dallas, Texas is a graduate of Howard University and Texas Wesleyan School of Law. In addition to developing a successful corporate career, Kimberly has also become an accomplished author and a powerful speaker who leaves an indelible mark on all those who come in contact with her. She published her first non-fiction book entitled The Making of the Joyful Mother and has been a contributing writer for the Dallas Morning News and StreamingFaith.com. Kimberly and her husband, reside in the Dallas area with their two children.
About the Book
Degrees of Deception features Jacqueline (Jackie) Jones a wealthy, but naïve college student from Texas who falls prey to hosting secret cocaine parties at her family-owned Washington D.C. row house. By day, Jackie is a struggling college student, but by night, she’s trapped in an underground world of crime servicing Washington, D.C.’s most influential social elite.
Completely unaware of the fast-paced racy lifestyle that D.C. brings, Jackie spends all of her money on a frivolous shopping spree that renders her almost penniless. Afraid to ask her parents for more money, she tries a quick, one-time gig to recoup the funds, but instead she finds herself in the hands of the ruthless and sinister head of the coke party empire, Nita Lockheart.
With her life quickly unraveling, Jackie must do everything she can to keep her scholarship, end a dangerous and intoxicating love triangle, and reclaim her life before Nita takes it away. After two and a half years of being manipulated, beaten, and traumatized, Jackie faces off with Nita, and for the first time, she doesn’t back down. She finds her inner strength and confidence and this time she is determined more than ever to gain her freedom. But she’ll pay an expensive price – the death of one of her closest friends as well as the trust and support of her family.
Delorys Welch-Tyson is a painter, writer and native New Yorker. After working for a number of years in corporate communications, she opened an art gallery in NYC's Tribeca. In 1998 she published her first novel, Gingersnaps with the Random House Publishing Group. She now resides in the South of France. She is presently working on her third novel.
About the Book
"The author designates her main female characters "gingersnaps--spicy, and hard, brown and bold--women who refuse to let their cookies crumble when faced with a challenge." The six snaps include Aletha, a talk-show host; her sister Desiree, the psychologist; Veronica, the executive director of Aletha's show; Debra, a patient of Desiree's; Janeen, a hot interior-decorator involved with Aletha and Desiree's brother; and Louise, a best-selling author. All of the women have experiences that elicit actions that affect their relationships with each other and the men in their lives. They engage and interact in a world filled with jealousy, ambition, love, and hate, yet each possesses that inner strength to overcome adversity and rebound with style. Another African American fictional tale destined for the best-seller list.Lillian Lewis --"
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Angela D. Coleman is an award-winning social entrepreneur, African American Matchmaker, and published author. As the founding President of Sisterhood Agenda, she is recognized as an international expert regarding the social, cultural and health issues that affect Black women and girls.
Ms. Coleman grew up in Newark, New Jersey. She graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology and a minor in African American Studies. Ms. Coleman also earned a Nonprofit Management Certificate from Duke University in and a Masters in Business (MBA) from the University of Phoenix. She earned additional certificates from the Institute of African Holistic Medicine & Science and The North Carolina Board of Natural Hair Care & Holistic Science.
In 1994, Ms. Coleman founded Sisterhood Agenda, a nonprofit organization created to uplift and aid in the self-development of women and girls of African descent, a unique population with special needs. Angela was the editor of Sisterhood Agenda Magazine and is currently its primary blog contributor. As Sisterhood Agenda’s President for over 18 years, she established over 3,000 partnerships all over the world including those in the U.S., Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and India.
Recognized for the national and global scale of her work, Ms. Coleman is an Ashoka Fellow and has been featured in ESSENCE, Jet, Teacher Magazine, Adolescence, Princeton Alumni Weekly, Phoenix Focus, Nex Generation, The Star Ledger, Virgin Islands Daily News, and Perspective.
Ms. Coleman is the author of the Black Girls Guide book series, Beautiful. and A Journey Toward Womanhood. In 2012, she launched African American Matchmaking, to help Black people find loving relationships with each other. Ms. Coleman currently resides in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, the home of Sisterhood Agenda’s Global Training Academy. There, she enjoys consulting, training, writing, exercising, listening to music, traveling and swimming in the ocean.
About the Book
Black Girls Guide is a “how to” publication with purpose. What is the purpose? To inspire Black girls to be bold, bright, sassy, daring, confident, and successful.
In the process, we illuminate the journey through womanhood with:
Dr. Hyacinth C. Foster was born on the island of Jamaica where she completed her high school education. The next stage on the educational journey involved completing an undergraduate degree in Chemistry, and a postgraduate degree in the Teaching of Biological Sciences, at the University of the West Indies, Mona. Jamaica. After migrating to the United States, she would spend many years as the chair of science at a Quaker School in Brooklyn, New York. As a life-long learner, she holds a Doctorate in Education and continues to instill the importance of learning in her children, Trudy, Gregg, and Sharee. As a voracious reader, she continues to hone her writing skills.
About the Book
As a veteran science educator, educational researcher, 5th to 12th grade classroom teacher, and higher education instructor, Dr. Hyacinth C. Foster believes that all students can learn when offered the appropriate opportunities. As a life-long learner, she continues to instill the importance of learning in her children, Trudy, Gregg, and Sharee. As a voracious reader, she continues to hone her writing skills. Her future projects include a cookbook of her favorite Jamaican recipes and a science book just for young children! This book provides an insight into teaching and learning in three independent schools. The content exposes both the amazing potential to educate young minds in such environments and the devastating effect they might present when all stakeholders are not held accountable.
Stephanie Yarbrough-Mason born February 20th 1965 in Flint, Michigan. Currently studies Psychology at Central Michigan University Global Campus. Stephanie is a first-time self-published author who has maintained a career in the insurance and financial service sector for a top firm in Michigan.
Stephanie is also the proud mother of two, Blake and Cherell who both are attending college. As far as she can remember, which has been most of her life, she has a great passion to write poetry or short stories. With a huge amount of courage and determination she completed, what she call a Bucket-list project. Stephanie's primary goal for this book was to try and reach out to young African Americans between the ages of 16 to 27 years of age; because she feels compelled to help those who are at a fragile stage of adulthood.
About the Book
This book is inspirational . This is a must read. Especially for young African Americans. It appears that some of the youth in the African American and for all Americans It was designed and package to be a convenient read but powerful! Enjoy!!
I'm a small town girl who was raised in Daingerfield, Tx in a single parent household. I currently live in Tyler, Tx. With my book "Tied in a Bow" I want to reach women across the world & expose them to events in my life to inspire them that they can achieve & overcome anything. My message is that what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger!
About the Book
"It’s like the old saying goes: “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” People have their assumptions and draw their own conclusions about me, and now I’m letting them in on parts of my life. I’ve been through a lot; what’s in this book represents only about half of it. This is what I’m starting out with, just to give people an idea. At the end of the day, I don’t care what people think about me, because everyone is entitled to their own opinion. You would have to know what I’ve been through to know who Toya truly is. My name is Satoya Smith, and this is my story."
Not long ago, nurse turned author Marie-Claire Nabila Kuja, Founder and CEO of False Labels Global Inc. and author of the False Label Series, heeded to her calling and began to use her gift as an author/inspirational and motivational speaker to do the work God called her to do.
2005: She started writing articles on empowerment and self- esteem for local publications.
2009: She took her writing to the next level where her short stories and articles got published in Ezine magazine an online life style magazine.
2012: She published three self-help books on girls and women empowerment (Amazon kindle top 100 bestsellers) .In the same year she started getting invitations to speak in churches and women related groups and conferences around the New York area, with the New York Theological seminary being at the top.She also started mentoring and coaching girls who called randomly to seek for advice.
2012: She founded a nonprofit organization called false Labels Global Inc. which was launched here in New York in 2013 with the mission of helping underserved girls and women around the world particularly in developing countries with self - esteem building and empowerment, tuition, micro loans etc.
2013: She created Women & Girls of strength Conference & workshop curriculum which can be used in churches, schools, women’s ministries, women’s clubs, to teach ways to build self - esteem and confidence. The model quickly got popular among workshop participants and through word of mouth and the power of social media, she was invited by 2007 CNN hero Betty Makoni from Zimbabwe to come down to southern Africa and help the girls and women whose sense of self -worth had been damaged . The trip was one of her greatest achievements as many girls and women were inspired and empowered to transform their lives.
She also founded Women who change Africa, a book and award project which showcases and recognize extraordinary African women change makers ,whose leadership create a better future, and whose life's work have created transformational impact in their homes, communities and the world. The book and award ceremony will be held in New York in January 2015.
2013: She also became a self-esteem and empowerment Columnist for Unlia magazine a lifestyle magazine based in New York.
Her books have been adopted for use in (churches, schools, youth’s groups and women’s groups in Ghana, Cameroon, Zimbabwe and Bethany Baptist Church Brooklyn New York (Bible summer class) amongst others. She is a passionate speaker in numerous panels and workshops, primarily those devoted to the enhancement of self-esteem of young girls and women throughout the world. So don't hesitate to contact her for your speaking engagement needs. Her passion is to inspire, empower, encourage and motivate others to overcome any strongholds that have held them back for so long. She respects and embraces her calling as a true gift from God and is ready and willing to spread her wings throughout the world. She is originally from the African country of Cameroon and lives in New York.
About the Book
Two images from my childhood come rushing to mind when I think about the person I am today and why I do what I do. Why am I drawn to sharing my story with people all over the world? The first image is from the first time I was treated like an outcast, and told by many that I will never amount to anything. Having a child as a teenager and out of wedlock is wrong, but not as bad as the names I earned. The second image is from the way my son was treated. Not only did people call me useless for having a child out of wedlock, they transferred that unto him and called him a bastard.
That was so hurtful and destroying emotionally and completely damaged everything I ever had as self-worth. Every time I heard people call my son and I names, it reminded me of what I was not. During that period in my life I was uncomfortable, insecure, and struggling. I was at war with myself. But one day, so tired of fighting with myself, I decided to turn things the other way. I was determined to know why I was created and what my purpose in life is. While on a quest to find out my purpose I started researching the Bible and other inspirational books.