I Want What Most White Women Got: A Black Man

About the author

Veronica Blakely, the author of the best selling book of poetry titled, I Want What Most White Women Got: A Black Man, is a native of Tampa, Florida where she teaches Reading to inner city High School students. She previously worked as a Manager in Corporate America; however, she considers being a Teacher the most important, challenging and rewarding opportunity of her career. Veronica is working on her second book which will be the novel version of her first book.

Veronica is also a Voice Over Talent, Speech Coach, Reading Coach and she teaches life skills to inner city kids and adults on a consultant basis. She is a devout Christian who attends church regularly and she is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Veronica is currently working on her doctorate in Education

About the book

Veronica Blakely, a dark-skinned divorcee, has opened a can of worms and an opportunity for some dialogue in her book of poetry titled, I Want What Most White Women Got: A Black Man. The book looks at relationships in the African American community and ponders why some Black men prefer women who are “light” or white.
The book does NOT bash males NOR is it about racism. The book instead brings to the forefront how dating and marriage has changed drastically for African American women.

The book is written in three parts starting with The Issues at Hand with topics like:

* Color Struck
* P.H.A.T. vs. FAT
* Drama Queen
* W.W.W.F. (White Women Won’t Fight)
* Low-down vs. Down-low
* She is Still White to Me

In addition, there are poems of affirmation on the beauty Black women possess in spite of feeling they have been snubbed by Brothers.
The second section titled, Words of Wisdom is dedicated to women on life, love and living. Tips such as:”Find a God fearing man instead of just a good feeling man,” among other meaningful and uplifting tips.
The third and final section wraps up with B.M.W. “Black Men Wanted”, with poems describing men in all shapes, shades, sizes, and stages of their lives who are celebrated just for being who they are.

Veronica’s book was released in December 2006 and was listed as the #2 Best Seller on Mosaic Books.Com in February 2007 (2 months later). Her book is still on the top ten best seller’s list and has received critical acclaim from readers around the country.

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Ph.D. Stories: Conversations with My Sisters

Joanne Kilgour Dowdy

About the author

Kent State University's Dr. Joanne Kilgour Dowdy was recently recognized for her book, "Ph.D. Stories: Conversations with My Sisters." She is the recipient of the 2009 American Educational Research Association Narrative and Research Special Interest Group's Outstanding Book Award.

Her book is a collection of interviews with tenured, African American female professors in Northeast Ohio and their experiences in obtaining a Ph.D. and working in academia.


About the book

Conversations with My Sisers paints a colorful and vivid picture of nine African American women professor-scholars, in their own voice. Dowdy sets out with the goal of exploring the strategies these strong women used to survive and thrive in the academy. Through the sincere stories of these nine women, we become present in their daily stories of trials and tribulations.

Now You Wanna Come Back


About the Author

Anna has been writing for ten years and she has completed a number of romance/drama/suspense stories. She started writing short stories and poems, and moved over to full length novels about six years ago. Her talents have been enjoyed by a select few in the past, now she is here to deliver her page turners to you. Originally from the southside of Chicago, she was raised to dream big, and now her dreams of publishing her work has come true. "Now you Wanna Come Back," is her debut release, but Anna is not taking a break. She is anxious to also release "Luck of The Draw," February 14, 2010. Anna is here to WOW her readers, and give the readers of today, something to talk about.

She currently resides in Texas with her husband Chris and daughter Tyra.


About the book

Letting go is not always easy, and in some cases it can be close to impossible, like it was for Leila. She was stuck on her husband, and never thought she would ever stop loving him; even through the constant pain and suffering, she still had hopes that he’d come back to her. Cold and unwilling to do right, her husband, Devon did what was best for him, and that was treat Leila horribly and lie to her time after time, leaving her no choice but to be rescued by another man. Rayshon Johnson, not the perfect man - but a good man - came along, and rolled the storm away and gave Leila back all the things that Devon took away. He kissed her where it hurt, and helped her to get over her insecurities about herself. By giving her back that confidence, she let go, and letting go was the wrong answer for Devon, and he refused to let her move on without him. He was determined to get his good thing back - no matter what the cost, he was determined to come back.

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How Will I Know My Children When I Get to Heaven? A Mother’s Tales of Hope


About the author

Grace Virtue is a graduate of Howard University, Washington, D.C. and the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica.

A keen student of history, societies and cultures, Virtue has received major international recognition including her designation as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar and a fellow of the Inter-American Press Association.

She is also a professional writer and has published numerous newspaper articles in the Gleaner, the largest newspaper in the Caribbean, for Women’s Features Service/Inter Press Service (WFS/IPS) and the former Caribbean News Agency (CANA).

She is a frequent contributor to the Howard Magazine, an alumni publication with a circulation of more than 80, 000.

Virtue is a fine public speaker with an uncanny ability to electrify audiences with her authenticity, her simple message of hope and mesmerizing story-telling techniques.

Her areas of interest include mass media and social responsibility; poverty and marginalization, particularly as it affects women, children and minorities; faith, parenting, the achievement gap between minorities and other groups, and multiculturalism.

She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland with her two daughters and her dog.


About the book

How Will I Know My Children When I Get to Heaven? A Mother’s Tales of Hope offers a blunt critique on child rearing in America in the 21st century from the unique perspective of a single, immigrant mother and writer raising two daughters in Montgomery County, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C.

The work is inspired by the children’s questions and the family’s real experiences over 12 years in the United States.

Children and the environment, sexism, racism, multiculturalism, the Achievement Gap, abortion rights, gay rights, unmarried motherhood, stranger danger, sibling rivalry, media influences, obesity, body image, death and dying, integrity, life’s uncertainties, selfhood and materialism, faith, hope and other issues impacting the modern family, all come under the writer’s insightful gaze.

Further, the book explores the wisdom of choices made, as well as our ability to turn even the most unfortunate situations into opportunities for renewal and growth. The classic quotes at the beginning of each chapter capture the essence of the lessons learned and add to its inspirational values.

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Drunk for 27 years


About the author

Cynthia Banks is the owner and director of The Little Teapot Daycare Center, founded in Fort Worth, Texas in 1993; and is President of Banks Entertainment, LLC a Concert, Tour Booking and Management Company. She is also an Accreditation Validator for the National Association of Family Childcare and a board member of Agape, Kids, an organization that supports the needs and concerns of children of battered women. One of the most rewarding organizations that Cynthia has the privilege of being a part of is the Stop Aids Leadership Project. S.S.A.L.P. was conceived out of the concern for the growing number of AIDS/HIV infected African Americans in the community. Cynthia hosts and participates in events and HIV/AIDS testing sites throughout Texas to encourage the public to “Know Your Status”.


About the book

Drunk for 27 years, the compelling true story of Priscilla Gibson, mother of singer, actor and model Tyrese Gibson, suffered 27 years with alcoholism. The book reveals the unconditional love that her children had for their mother, who despite all they had experienced remained just the strength she needed to make it through.

Suffering abuse at the hands of an alcoholic mother, Priscilla began drinking at a very young age, and continued into her adult years. Many factors manipulated the course of Priscilla’s life, causing her to make one bad choice after another until she finally made the choice to live and not die.

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Ramblings Through the Attic of Thought


About the author

A Renaissance woman defined as a self-taught artist, writer, community activist and advocate of the arts, E. Joyce Moore, whose artistic name is JEMI, holds a passion for the arts since childhood. Her initial career choice was fashion design. She pursued that dream, majoring in Home Economics at Ambassador University in Texas. "I took one cooking class because it was required. I attended both Ambassador and Kilgore College concurrently and full-time in my junior year, so that I could take courses in Fashion Merchandising and still get my degree. Although I took twenty-four hours a semester, I had fun because I had a passion for what I was pursuing." After college, her road toward design took a detour, as family responsibilities took priority. While living in Chicago, Joyce worked toward a Master of Arts degree in Advertising at Northwestern University, but decided that it would not help achieve her creative and financial goals. Joyce spent nineteen years in management with AT&T where she developed her strategic, entrepreneurial and developmental planning strengths, along with formal training in project management.

In 1997, she combined her corporate-honed business skills with her passion for the arts and education, to found a grassroots organization supporting the education of and about artists of color and African descent: the Alliance of African American Artists, Inc. In 1998 the Alliance took its first major exhibition to Grand Rapids, Michigan. In fall 1998, Joyce was the sole juror and curator of the annual Ohio Art League Fall Exhibition of Art. From 2000 through 2004, the Alliance was invited to participate in the National Black Fine Art Show in Manhattan, a show previously hosted by such celebrities as Danny Glover, Susan Taylor, Leon (Robinson) and others. As a result of the Alliance’s consistent success in its exhibition of high quality fine art, the Alliance’s was invited to participate in the 2000 COLOR: National Black Fine Art Exposition in Chicago, which was hosted by Oprah Winfrey. In June 2001, the Alliance hosted LINES™, a four-day program event, at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. In May 2002, the Alliance also developed, sponsored and promoted the New Harlem Renaissance™ exhibition in Indiana, renting the Indianapolis Art Center as the venue. In 2003, the Alliance was invited to include an exhibition of its member artists’ work in the Indiana Black Expo Cultural Pavilion. Her passion for fine arts have given her the opportunity to work with such talents as author Dr. Halima Taha, Ora Reed – cultural ambassador for the state of Mississippi, jazz musician Pharez, and classic tenor Derrick Alton.

Joyce is a poet and a writer of numerous articles published by Black Suburban Journal newspaper, American Vision magazine, and Newslink, a professional development publication, including an on-going column "From the Stoop." She wrote play and movie reviews for NUVO newspaper, and has op-eds and articles published with an array of e-zines, national and international online news sources and various hard-copy magazines and publications. She wrote for New Vision Magazine was a feature writer for BBM Magazine. She has written for Huffington Post and comments regularly on HP articles. Her writing experiences include interviews of public figures such as Kwesi Mfume, Ed Gordon, Slide Hampton and the Hampton family. She self-published her first non-fiction book, “Gettin’ to the Good Wood” which received exceptional reviews from the Indianapolis Recorder and the 2004 Midwest Book Review, and has completed her first collection of poetry “ Ramblings Through the Attic of Thought” which was published by All Things That Matter Press and received the 2009 SORMAG Poetry Book of the Year and Poet of the Year awards. She is a contributor to a number of books, including Chicken Soup for the African American Soul, What is the Purpose of a Banana by Dr. Cartlon Green, Gumbo for the Soul and MoAD Stories Project.

She has expressed her creativity on film, directing a cable television show in Indiana back in 1984, creating an infomercial for AT&T products in 1988 and producing a video, introducing various emerging artists, for the 2000 National Black Fine Arts Show. Joyce has a television drama series concept with two scripts. Joyce is a member of the Chicago Film Producers Alliance. She also completed a screenplay, one short animation play: Sand and has other concepts in the works. She has two children’s book projects – Princess Jahzzara -- that she is developing and hopes to launch as a multimedia project and I Like Brown illustrated by fine artist Charlotte Riley-Webb. She can be reached for presentations, lectures and panel discussions via e-mail jemiltd@aol.com.


About the book

There are always at least two sides to every story. Somewhere in between is where the truth is hidden. Those who seek the truth, even when it is not what they want to hear, will live the most genuine life. Your decisions may be the same, but they will be based upon an unadulterated integrity. If there is a small voice inside you whispering questions, have the courage to seek the answers, lest your personal truth becomes counterfeit by omission. Decisions made, actions taken, judgments ruled -- sans listening to every faction with as much objectivity as humanly possible -- will always be based upon warped evidence, ultimately causing those who continue stand upon such flawed reality, to fall.

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Kendra’s Pearl

About the author

K.L. Lewis is from Madisonville, KY. She has been writing for many years, but recently decided to publish her work. She is an Army Registered Nurse and has served in the Army for about 15 years. She is married and has a son. K.L.’s other projects include a poetry book Pure Thoughts that she is waiting to promote and other novels that she is working on. She currently resides with her family in Harker Heights, TX.

About the book

Kendra’s Pearl is about one little girls struggle through childhood abuse, dealing with the emotional, mental, and physical abuse from her mother after the death of her father. Kendra struggles to maintain through the years of abuse, and extreme pressures of caring for her siblings and trying to please her mother Pearl. Soon Kendra begins to rebel and fight back. Will she self destruct or will she find the strength to turn a bad situation into something positive as a young adult? You will have to read to find out…
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Livin’ My Life

About the author

Phyllis “Adair” Robinson- Artist, Poet, Author, Fashion Designer, Actress, Master Barber/Natural Hair Stylist and Community Activist. A native of Portsmouth, Virginia, she has been a residence of Atlanta since 1989. Phyllis is very excited to be apart of the LGBT progressive movement within the visual arts community that is now taking place. She is motivated and inspired to create Our Art…Our Story…Our Lifestyle…utilizing her god-given talents to promote her visual art utilizing multi-mediums. She personally describes her work as Urban and Hip Hop mostly symbolizing Women in Many Moods.

Her comment: ” My work is expressive, emotional, provocative, simple, imaginative and basically life’s experiences.” She states: I want people to experience my art through emotions and have their own interpretation for themselves. Also, she continues to promote her self-published book entitled:1st book “Livin My Life” A book of her Art, Poems and Words. Currently, Phyllis is working on two books titled: “Deep Changes within me” which is about… Self-Image, Relationships and Urban Politics. 3rd book “Adair’s Secrets” which will have more of her Erotic Art, Drama and Poems. Phyllis continues to be driven with passion to donate a portion of her sales from her art and books to the following charitable organizations: National Aids Educational Services for Minorities, SisterGirls, and Foster Care Kids of Atlanta inner city youth.

Presently, she is the owner of AdairArt Studio’s LLC company and Master Barber/ Natural HairCare Stylist. Her major goal is to own AdairArt Cultural Center 4 Youth within the Historical District of Auburn Ave. the home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Atlanta, Ga. Also, to teach Youth, Women Incarcerated and Women in The Military basic Life Skills to adjust within a Global World. Her motto “Live, Laugh, most of All Love…”

About the book
A book of her Art, Poems and Words

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Journey To Surrender

About the author

Author Hazel Mills knew that she wanted to be a writer from the moment she penned the first words of a poem titled “A Tree” when she was in the third grade. As a college student, Hazel majored in business but writing continued to be her first love.

Hazel’s short erotic fiction can be seen in Playgirl Magazine’s Erotic Encounters (January 2007 issue) and in Best Lesbian Love Stories: New York City, edited by Simone Thorne (Alyson Books, November 2006). Hazel also has an essay published in Jolie Dupre’s series in The Blushing Ladies Journal.

Hazel is also launching PassionScape, a monthly column published online by EDC Creations and the Sankofa Literary Society. PassionScape seeks to explore all things relating to the genre of erotic romance including thought provoking essays, informative articles and intimate interviews with some of today’s hottest authors.

About the book

Ahmad and Nikki Jacobs are the picture perfect couple. They began their love affair as college sweethearts. Now, they are married, live in the biggest and most beautiful home on their street, and drive the finest cars money can buy. Ahmad is the most successful attorney in the state and Nikki gave up her career as a teacher to become a stay at home mom; raising her daughters and lunching with her girlfriends several times a week.

But what appears to be picture perfect from the outside of this three- story brownstone is very different from the real drama that is happening on the inside.

Nikki’s painful past and Ahmad’s irresponsible behavior has led them down a road that takes many tragic turns. Shannon, Nikki’s younger sister, has her own plans for Ahmad. Lies, deception and murder all take their toll on this already struggling marriage.

Can this couple get to a loving and trusting place in their relationship or has the collateral damage ruined it for life?

Meet the characters:

Nikki is the quintessential girl next door with brains, beauty and a big heart. She leaves Mobile, Alabama for college life far away from home on the campus of Georgetown University. But no matter how hard she tries, she can’t get away from her painful past. Nikki wants to love and be loved but is afraid that if she lets anyone in, she’ll be hurt again.

Ahmad has it going on at every level and has his pick of women. He is one of the rising basketball stars for the Georgetown Hoyas but his time on the court is cut short by an awful tragedy. Ahmad is a good guy who constantly makes irresponsible choices that at one point, almost cost him everything.

Shannon, Nikki’s emotionally damaged younger sister, also moves to the nation’s capital to further her education at nearby Howard University. Both sisters share the same twisted family secret but deal with it differently. Shannon is on a mission to get as much as she can, by any means necessary. Her destructive behavior leaves everyone in her path shell-shocked.

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a novel by Tracey Michae’l Lewis

Reviewed by Maricia D. C. Johns

Maricia D. C. Johns is a published journalist, published poet, editor, motivational speaker and educator. She is a proud graduate of East Texas State University, which is now Texas A&M University Commerce where she received both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees. She is a columnist for one of the leading Black owned newspapers in Texas, The Fort Worth Black News. Maricia’s favorite topics are lifestyle issues, humor and education. Her columns have been published in an array of publications including The Longview News Journal and The Christian Index. Her editing credentials include works by Andre Johnson, Yolonda White, and her most recent editing work can be seen in the recently published novel by Hikia entitled “Shifted”. In addition, she is the proud owner of johnswriteme, a writing/speaking bureau. She has spoken at many different venues including, Jarvis Christian College, Tarrant County College, Black Retired Educators Association, East Texas Writers Guild and many more.

Maricia is a former business educator having taught students whose age’s range from 13 to 75. She is a certified AdvancED National Chair and was recently a grant reviewer for the Department of Education in Washington, DC. Her teaching does not stop there; she is a proud member of Carter Metropolitan C. M. E. Church where she teaches the Upper Junior Class. She is an active member of her community where she volunteers for such activities as the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the Cowtown Marathon, Fort Worth Library fest, the Victory Over Violence Walk and others. Maricia is a former member of the Forest Hill Library Board. She is also an active board member of the Tarrant County Aids Interfaith Network and the MORE Life Committee.

Maricia is an East Texas girl, who now calls Fort Worth, Texas home. She and her husband Leslie are the proud parents of two beautiful daughters. Maricia is an avid exerciser, and she sometimes even enjoys this activity. She has finished her one and only marathon. She is an avid traveler, and does enjoy this immensely.

Maricia would like to give a shout out to her former students, Velone Curley, Dr. Monica “Moe” Anderson and her friends Marvinell Johnson and Diane Rhodes. They encourage her with their words “Just Do It” and with her daily walk with Christ.


Pastor Jerome B. Price, Sr. of the Carter Metropolitan CME Church tells his congregation that “each morning when you wake up, the devil is standing at the foot of your bed trying to figure out how to kill you”. Ms. Tracey Michae’l Lewis goes a bit further in her interpretation of this. She allows us to see to what extremes he and his army will go to in order to conquer the soul of those that are weak and not in the word.

Having not read her previous novel, The Gospel According to Sasha Renee, I thought I would be a little lost, but Ms. Lewis seems to be a master at story telling in flashbacks and conversations that allow the reader to get the full storyline of her previous book. From the prologue, the reader will begin to wonder just what is about to happen to the main character—Crystal Justine. This book stands along, it is no sequel.

Crystal Justine or CJ as her friends call her could be anyone of us. You know the one that is always looking for love in the wrong places, or even the one that never wants to be like their mother. The one whose idea of true beauty is dictated by what the media says is beautiful. The one who never feels that she is good enough CJ takes us on a journey that allows us to see that we must be dressed in full armor 24 hours a day. CJ lets us know that we cannot have an Achilles Heel because he and his army know just what it is and will seek to destroy us by penetrating it.

Ms. Lewis gives us a tasty gumbo of a story. She has a dash of laughter, a tablespoon of sentimentality and a half a cup of fear. She then adds a half a cup of doubt to the gumbo with a little too much guilt and lets it simmer for a while. The aroma that the simmering gumbo puts out awakes our senses so that we began to want the story to cook faster than the chef (Ms. Lewis) wants. Our hunger for the story is increasing at the turning of each page.
As we see the gumbo start to bubble again, we see CJ attempting to find herself without any help from anyone. We see CJ each time pushing away those that truly want to help. We see the seed of doubt that he and his army put inside each of us when we forget to put on all of our armor. Ms. Lewis allows us to see growth in others in the story. She shows us how the pain that we sometimes carried can be eased if we let those who truly love us know of it. We see how others react when they are attacked—we are allowed to see if they have dressed for success and protection or just dressed for the world.

As the gumbo continues to simmer, we find that Ms. Lewis has added some unforgiveness and about a cup and half of love to the mixture. She lets us taste the story and enjoy it, not knowing that it will get even better.
The reader may wonder if Ms. Lewis has left out an ingredient that will complete the gumbo, but luckily for us, she hasn’t. As the master chef of this novel Ms. Lewis keeps this story going and the reader on edge, and just when you think you’ve read it all or know it all she adds the final ingredient to complete the story. She looks into the cabinet and adds one single mustard seed.
All of our lives have been interrupted, but it’s the journey that we take that determines just how much of an interruption we allow. Tracey Michae’l Lewis has made a gumbo of a story that has all of the ingredients of a tasty book. You will find yourself not putting the gumbo in a bowl to eat; you’ll just eat from the pot—it’s that good.

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Girl Come & Get Your Blessings

About the author

Born January 24, 1975 in Saint Petersburg, Florida to Katie Mae Smiley, Shalona was the last of twelve children. She was often sick as a child and her illness caused her to be separated from the rest of the kids. After being isolated for years she began to get bored with watching television so she began to write. She wrote anything that came to mind and anything that rhymed. Shalona’s writing was first noticed in the fifth grade when she won a poetry contest for grandparent’s day. She touched the lives of many grandparents that day. However, she never had any grandparent’s of her own. Her grandmother was poisoned when her mother was just six weeks old and her mother never knew her father. Her teachers all saw something in her that she was too young at the time to understand.

When entering middle school she continued writing hiding her work under her bed.

As the years passed Shalona went on to high school finishing in her tenth month of pregnancy. By the time she graduated she was already the mother of a 2 year old little girl then later gave birth to her second child ten days after her graduation. She was just eighteen years old at the time. Two days after bringing her new child home from the hospital the devil tried to take her joy. Her first child’s father had showed up to her door with the police after filing an emergency ex parte motion. He was accusing her of abusing her child. After thirty days without her child custody was returned to her. Her child was finally able to return home but the incident scarred her daughter for life. It didn’t take her long to notice that the daughter that had left her wasn’t the same one that returned.

She was in college when she conceived her third child and later dropped out to help her mother who was caring for eleven children that were placed in her home by the court system. In 1994 she gave birth to her third child a baby girl. Three years after giving birth to her daughter she gave birth to her last child and only son. Ten months later she buried him after he died from Myocarditis a heart condition. One month later she closed on her first home, she was only 21 years of age. Shalona went on to work at a well known company for the next four years doing telemarketing making no less than nine hundred dollars a week. She realized that if she could make the company she was working for money then she could make money starting her own company. At the time she had three little kids and really didn’t know which way to go so she did the thing that she knew how to do she kept working.

In 2006, Shalona began to focus more on her writing. She began submitting her work to different sites and was even featured on a couple of them. Her work has been featured on Invisible Verse and also Kuma 2.net under the pseudonym Shaylove. Not long after she received news that her mother’s kidneys were failing. She put everything on hold to take care of her. After a year of caring for her mom and attending college full time her sister took over and in 2008 as she began writing an empowerment book for women. When she told people that she was writing a book many of them laughed at her. The laughs didn’t discourage her instead they empowered her. With God’s blessing she started her company Soul on Fire Publishing in October 2008, and then she met a sex addict. Just Years earlier she had started to write diary entries entitled Diary of a Sex Addict hoping one day to write a book. She then put the empowerment book on hold and in a week in a half wrote the true story of a sex addict from Tampa Florida. After getting positive feedback on part one she decided to give the readers what they were asking for part two which will be out in December of 2009. In October 2009 Shalona will publish Girl, Come & Get Your Blessings: An Inspirational Book for Women. After reading her first book, the readers asked her to write a book based off her letter to readers in her debut novel. Shalona has several other projects that she is also working on. All of them will be published under her publishing company Soul on Fire Publishing. She also has a new author Lovelle, the author of Raw & Uncut: An Erotic Street Anthology who will have a book released in November 2009. She’s not interested in being signed with a major publishing company or working for someone else.

While marketing her books, Shalona returned to the same place where she had experienced hard times. She was shown so much love and today her books are in the hands of many that she met years ago. She began feeding the homeless at Thanksgiving and in 2008 and will feed them every year for many years to come. She believes that when she’s blessed she should give back to those that are in need. She knows what it’s like to go without and she also knows what it’s like to be homeless.

Shalona resides in Pinellas Park, Florida with her three teenagers. Her future plans include starting her own magazine and an organization for kids of single parents or with no parent. She would also like to start an organization that helps grandparents that are raising their grandkids also. Her goal is to see her books made into movies. Until then she will keep writing and giving her readers what they want, good writing.

About the book

Girl Come & Get Your Blessings is an inspirational and empowerment book for women. We learn about Gods love for us and how we as women should love ourselves. We also learn how to develop that relationship with God and how to deal with hurt and pain from the past.

This book also covers just how important it is to change your mind set and surround yourself with positive people and things. For those of you who are going through things in life and wondering…where is God when I need him? Turn the pages and you’ll find the answer to your question.

You will find true stories of women, these women allow us into their lives so that we as readers can see exactly what they went through and how they overcame these things. One of the women in the book that tells her story tells us how she was addicted to drugs, a victim of incest, and how she saw angels. She goes on to tell us how the Holy Spirit spoke to her and guided her through the streets of Miami Florida.

This book is very deep and real and there is something that all women can take from this book. My story is included in this book as well. Many of the stories in this book will touch you in many different ways; many of you may be going through or may have gone through many of the same things. My family has never known the things about me that I have included in this book about myself. When they turn the pages it will be the first time they too will read my story, life’s lessons are truly our blessings.

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