Scotty Unfamous

About the Author

Born and raised in London, England, Shakira 'Scotty Unfamous' Scott burst onto the scene in 2009 with her candid, loud and proud YouTube show 'SDTV'.

In 2010, Scotty originally posted her first published book, 'Unfamous', on Facebook. Later on that year, Unfamous was adapted into a stage play by the Flourish Drama Company. The Unfamous play went on to become the first stage production in history to sell out London's Lost Theatre.

In 2012, Unfamous secured Scotty the BYA Literary Arts Award, and in 2013 it was turned into a web series. Scotty received multiple award nominations from the BEFFTA and Screen Nation awards including Best Author, Best Web Series, Favourite Web Series and Favourite Web Series Ensemble. The buzz around the Unfamous series made Scotty catch the attention of the Virgin/EMI group who hired her later on that year as the assistant producer for a short film for Rap/Vocal group, ‘The Rascals’, to promote the release of their ‘Class 90’ EP.

Along with Unfamous and SDTV, Scotty also has also had her own radio show, hosted events, been featured in various blogs, magazines and much more.

Scotty is currently signed to the Peppergrain Media Agency, and is managed by Deb McKoy.

About the Book

Rio Greene is starting her first year at Brompton University on a mission to reinvent herself and become a part of the most popular people of her generation –the Unfamous. Unfortunately, with a complicated past like hers, Rio’s fantasy turns out to be a lot harder to make reality than she had anticipated, when it follows her into her new life with some unfinished business.

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Laila's Life

About the Author

Darcel started Laila's Life a couple of years ago after completing her bachelor's degree in Education.​ She has a master's degree in Performance & Training Technology from the University of Northern Iowa. She recently has decided to get back into education and teach both elementary and college level courses. She plans to continue to write and be an inspiration. Her goal is to be the best example she can be for her daughter and hopefully motivate others while doing it. She has also just launched the Laila's Life Annual Scholarship for a deserving graduating senior starting in 2015.

About the Book

Laila's Life has taken on many forms from when it started until what you see now. One thing that hasn't changed is the overall message of the book. That being, that our children need to learn what it means to develop a positive character. Teaching our children to make positive choices is vital. Lending a helping hand to someone in need and being a leader are just a few ways to help them get there. Laila's Life does exactly that. Through the main character's journeys, she urges children to communicate effectively, not bully, have confidence, be a good friend, and be a great leader.#TeamLaila

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God Can Deliver You : 'The Gay Society'

About the Author

Kristie is married with two children, a graduate from EIWTC in Ministerial Training, author, business owner, and a woman living for Christ. She lives a life that is truly an inspiring testimony and encouragement for everyone that may be evilly influenced in all unnatural sex practices. Convinced that Christ died for her deliverance and yours, she is spreading love that causes deliverance for those who need a way out. She has had her own share of personal encounters with homosexuality and understands the totality of it by God's grace and enlightenment. At the age of five Kristie experienced sexual abuse and that was only the beginning. Her life took many turns and she flowed as if she had no paddle or will to paddle.
By the age of 23 she heard God speaking and that is when deliverance came. With Kristie all ears and willing God had no other choice but to make her aware of who she really was. She had always known that homosexuality was not of God but didn't know how to get rid of the desires. No one had told her it was wrong but she felt deep within a lack of peace. Jesus was constantly tugging at her, He felt her yearning to be loved and have peace. Kristie is a firm believer that God will come if you desire Him. She says, if you want change, you can have it, by accepting the changer which is Christ. With her life as a testament she now stands in the gap for her family and all of those who suffer with identity crisis. Kristie has set out to allow God to use her to build a bridge for deliverance, by God's grace and love. With the Word of God as her bag of tools, she knows and is willing to love others by sharing Jesus until their lives change. Kristie is confident in knowing that good and evil cannot be constructed together. Jesus is the foundation and there is no room for Satan! She says: Allow God to deliver you, use you, and task you with an onsite job. The Lord God loves to love you, so let Him.

About the Book

Feeling Trapped In Homosexuality? Looking For A Way Out? Or Know Who Is?

Many people are barely keeping their heads above the water struggling to survive in a pool of mental torment and pain. The voice in the mind forming homosexual desires can be extremely loud. But listen for the whisper that is giving you instructions to break free, that's God! He's calling you to be delivered. God Can Deliver You: The Gay Society, is simply a tool of guidance for someone who is walking in the same shoes the author once walked in; searching for peace. This book is written by someone with first-hand experience looking to influence the world with love, give direction, and answer those quiet questions tucked away in a person's heart. Why have I felt this way for so long? Is there a way out? Why are people gay? What does the statistics prove? To some, the pathway may seem impossible, but it's not. The unsettling tracks built in someone over time can be reversed by deposits of God's word. Yes, you can live free, happy, and peaceful. Jesus loves you and has paved a way for your deliverance.

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It Wasn't Tradion

About the Author

A.Intisar Turner was born in New York and grew up in Boston where she went to Latin Academy. She graduated from Boston College, then went on to teach mathematics in both middle and high school. She is a poet, writer and entrepreneur. "It Wasn't Tradition" is her first children's book. She also published "Love Inspired," a compilation of inspirational poetry for teens/adults.

About the Book

When a young butterfly decides to take flight, she is met with much opposition because she lives in a world where female butterflies are not allowed to fly. This story is full of inspiration and humor as it brings light to some of the challenges one may face when trying to break a long held, but not necessarily good tradition.

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Rewriting the Script

About the Author

A life-changer, author, inspirational speaker, mentor, and entrepreneur, Arlether Wilson’s story resonates and touches any heart that listens. Growing up in the foster care system, and constantly moving from place to place, Arlether understands the guilt and uncertainty associated with parental abandonment. Approachable and compassionate, Arlether openly shares her story, encouraging others to find their own voices as well so they too can defeat the odds.

Arlether obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master’s degree in Behavioral Science from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. After completing her education, Arlether remained in the Texas area, working as a Texas peace officer and standing as a 2014 Doctoral Candidate. Quickly becoming a leader in her profession, Wilson earned her Master Peace Officer certification, the highest honor bestowed upon a Texas peace officer. During her tenure, she became the first female captain in her department and was subsequently honored as “Officer of the Year” in 1998. Certified as a Sexual Assault and Family Violence Investigator, Arlether earned several congressional and senate commendations for coordinating all victim service operations within her department.

The award-winning author of Rewriting the Script, is here to tell her uplifting and motivational story to everyone willing to listen. In congruence with her successes as an author, Arlether has also launched three successful businesses-- MARC Investigations, Jerant Publishing, and AWC Medical Supplies, LLC. Speaking at numerous women and youth organizations, local conferences, schools, and national conventions, she believes it is her duty to pay it forward, happily donating her time and resources to local organizations.

As she continues her journey, she remains on a mission to empower others to rewrite their life’s script and live their lives without limits. She believes that it is easy for so many youth and women to believe that they have to settle for the script that they were born into. This is not true. Everyone is their own screenwriter of their life. As a therapist, life coach and motivational speaker, Arlether encourages others to reject the negative messages received during childhood and to choose a new path and direction for their lives. Firmly standing by the affirmation that we are all unique, she asserts that no one else can fulfill the unique purpose that God has for us and our lives. This is the foundation of the Living Your Life Without Limits Movement.

About the Book

Plagued by a life not meant to be lived by any child, Author Arlether Wilson shares her soul-stirring and motivational tale that will tug at your heartstrings and cause you to take stock of your own life.

Having been forced to survive in the streets and placed into a failed system designed to protect her, Ms. Wilson's formidable years were ravaged by the devastation around her. Choosing to not fall prey to the crime, drugs, and violence around her, Ms. Wilson chose a brighter path, despite her circumstances, to not only change her life but to change her family's history. Her mission was not to simply survive, but to thrive.

Rewriting The Script details the heart-wrenching life of a child determined to stop at nothing to make a life for herself. This poignant debut novel will walk you through the desperation, grief, and well-deserved triumphs of a courageous girl, confirming that it is possible for anyone to Rewrite Their Life Script.

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The Adventures of Jewel Cardwell: HYDRA'S NEST

About the Author

Fumi Hancock :Filmmaker, screenwriter, bestselling author, TV/ Radio show host, public speaker philanthropist

While living in New York she hosted, produced and directed a local Christian “Straight Talk”in conjuction with the Rhema Prayer Ministries, Inc. as well as a 30 minutes talk show called “Stepping Out with Dr Fumi.”In addition, she has coordinated several programs for women and children with many social service agencies in New York and New Jersey areas, ranging from foster care, adoption, second chance homes for battered women.

As the President of Adassa Adumori Foundation, a US based 501(c )3 nonprofit organization in Tennessee, doing work in Africa and other 3rd World countries; she recently interviewed the African Union Ambassador to the US. She is a noted Mental Health columnist for the New American Times, an Immigrant Newspaper serving Middle Tennessee and has been invited to guest speak at several women’s conferences in the US as well as address governmental leaders such as governors and highly placed business executives in the international arena.

Fumi has been featured in various newspapers and online magazines such as Princeton Packet, The Tennessean. She has been instrumental in assisting start-up organization with their business development and is often called on to help dysfunctional organizations get back to the successful road. She has also written several inspirational Books, Starting Right Now, Diary of an African Princess as well as eBooks:; Her Online Television Program: Princess in Suburbia was recently released in the year (2013). It is a place dedicated to love, life, relationships and everything in-between. With many women (men alike requesting to be coached by dynamic Innovation Gurus) alongside Yolanda Shields, they are preparing to launch their very first Business Coaching Enterprise Let’s Go Innovate™ with a city tour across the United States of America.

Fumi "Stephanie" Hancock is a walking example of how an ordinary person from a shackled life of broken promises and shattered dreams can live a fulfilled destiny. After twenty years of dropping her pen, she picks it right back up again by releasing November 2012 Teens Amazon Bestseller -The Grimmlyn Series: The Adventures of Jewell Cardwell, Hydra's Nest. Though graduated with a postgraduate degree in communication arts, and undergraduate degrees in English studies and nursing, she ascribes her writing to her life experiences. She aspires to one day write a mystery/detective novel for the adult audience. But for now, she is content with her young adult audience. With her background in nursing, she gently nurses her unusual characters to life for her readers to enjoy. Her second book in the Grimmlyn series, The Sorcerer’s Purgatory is scheduled for release soon.

About the Book

When free-spirited and more than a little rebellious, seventeen-year-old Jewel Cardwell gained admission to Grayton Preparatory School, a prestigious, girls-only, top-notch private institution nestled in the South African farmlands of Limpopo, little did she know it would begin a trail of mysterious and unfamiliar events, changing her life forever! At Grayton prep, a battle line is drawn between 'good and evil' especially when there's a full moon and dark forces swirl and turn up in the form of hideous monsters and frightening demons. With her school fre-nemies, rivalry and treachery become the order of the day and Jewel is forced to question everything she thought she knew as she struggles to stay alive in a dubious place riddled with demonic activity! Armed with a magical secret from her dying grandmother, a golden locket, she sets a new course in motion. In the middle of this whirlwind of events, she is caught between two boys: Darwin Morton, a lad she's known growing up, and Eric Broder, a soccer team leader with a silver spoon in his mouth. Why her love life has to get interesting now is a question she can't answer!...

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Deliver Us From Evil

About the Author

Through spell binding prose and expert storytelling Cheryl invites you to a world where love is dangerous, and allegiances are tested. These themes are echoed in both of Cheryl's novels, Every Goodbye Ain't Gone, released in February 2006, and her latest release in September 2008, This Ain't Over.

A unique hallmark of Cheryl's writing is the use of the novella, rather than the novel format. Cheryl understands that her reader’s lead busy lives and many don’t have the time to dedicate to long novels. To ensure that busy professionals of today aren't cheated out of a quality reading experience she developed her One Night Stand series of novellas, which includes both of her current titles. These novels offer readers pure entertainment, strong character development, and exciting plot twists without requiring the reader to reschedule their current commitments.

It’s the best of both worlds for Cheryl’s readers as they are able to enjoy quality writing that fits into their busy schedules. Many of her readers comment that the books were so captivating that they finished it in one night yet didn’t feel cheated out of a complete and well conceived story.

Cheryl’s passion for writing was born in high school when her beloved grandfather passed away. The pain of her loss eased as she penned a short story in his honor entitled Going Home. All through high school and college, Cheryl continued to write poetry, and short stories, which she shared with only her closest friends.

However in 2005, she promised her daughter, and God, that she would no longer ignore her love of writing. The following year she self-published her first novel. Though Cheryl faced many of the time constraints of working mothers everywhere such as juggling work and family, she tireless promoted her book all along the east coast of the US. After completing her book tour for her debut novella, she began working on the sequel This Ain’t Over which debuted in 2008 to critical acclaim.

Most recently Cheryl is completing her third book to be released in 2014.

About the Book

Deliver Us From Evil and Forgive Us Our Trespasses. Deliver Us From Evil is a thrilling story about mystery man Spencer McNeel and his girlfriend Tori Maxwell. Tori slowly unravels the truth about her man and his past and present, but not without paying the ultimate price.

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About the Author

Not only is she the author of adult fiction, but native New Yorker, April Alisa Marquette, is an editor. She garnered her love for reading from her mother, a songwriter/recording artist. Ever active in the arts, mom often read to April and her siblings when they were quite young. From her father who pastored, she learned to research/write, a prelude to her realistic fiction.
Whether she's penning fiction or non-fiction, she'd like to make readers pause, and think. She also offers hope. Happily married, she does not succumb to the notion that every story should have an upbeat ending. However, while creating her unforgettable works, she would like for readers to glimpse light at the end of the tunnel. As a reader herself, April has a soft spot for other readers. It is why she is most interested in what they have to say. Therefore on the 'Contact' page, she welcomes comments. And don't forget to check out her videos!

While attending college she enjoyed Creative Writing and Literature electives. Thus, the path for her life was charted. However, on the journey to becoming an author, she worked at Manhattan publishing houses and on Wall Street, for one of Americas most recognized real estate tycoons. This author whose women's fiction has been called 'spicy' has also worked in the commercial technology arena.

About the Book

In Improbable, a story of love and coming of age, readers get to watch Gemma and Jeremy grow up and become a power couple. Undeniably riveting and sexy, readers will never see certain twists or turns coming…
She is a lingerie model, one that fuels the dreams of millions of men the world over. Second generation Hollywood, she becomes a successful actress and a chart-topping movie producer. Her name is Gemma Janelle, and rumor has it that three influential men are deeply in love with her. This is her story.

He is über sexy. With a French accent and a fiefdom fit for a king, he alone is the heir to two fortunes. He is Jeremy Baptiste Harden. Brooding and often filled with angst, he is the man atop Gemma’s A-list. Yet there are times when he would rather not love her. He is also sick of seeing her likeness in the tabloids – with other men, but he remains a slave to his heart.

She all but clawed her way out of a dark past; now she wants to live in the light, the spotlight to be exact. However, Gemma Janelle occupies that spot. Fresh from the backwoods, bottled-blond Ashlee is nobody’s bimbo. Boobtaculous and determined, she vows to break Jeremy away from that black chick Gemma. Then Ashlee will get everything she has ever dreamed of, right?

See how feelings can become twisted and thereby take a wrong turn – or two.

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Of Sentimental Value, The Novel

About the Author

Fumi Hancock :Filmmaker, screenwriter, bestselling author, TV/ Radio show host, public speaker philanthropist

While living in New York she hosted, produced and directed a local Christian “Straight Talk”in conjuction with the Rhema Prayer Ministries, Inc. as well as a 30 minutes talk show called “Stepping Out with Dr Fumi.”In addition, she has coordinated several programs for women and children with many social service agencies in New York and New Jersey areas, ranging from foster care, adoption, second chance homes for battered women.

As the President of Adassa Adumori Foundation, a US based 501(c )3 nonprofit organization in Tennessee, doing work in Africa and other 3rd World countries; she recently interviewed the African Union Ambassador to the US. She is a noted Mental Health columnist for the New American Times, an Immigrant Newspaper serving Middle Tennessee and has been invited to guest speak at several women’s conferences in the US as well as address governmental leaders such as governors and highly placed business executives in the international arena.

Fumi has been featured in various newspapers and online magazines such as Princeton Packet, The Tennessean. She has been instrumental in assisting start-up organization with their business development and is often called on to help dysfunctional organizations get back to the successful road. She has also written several inspirational Books, Starting Right Now, Diary of an African Princess as well as eBooks:; Her Online Television Program: Princess in Suburbia was recently released in the year (2013). It is a place dedicated to love, life, relationships and everything in-between. With many women (men alike requesting to be coached by dynamic Innovation Gurus) alongside Yolanda Shields, they are preparing to launch their very first Business Coaching Enterprise Let’s Go Innovate™ with a city tour across the United States of America.

Fumi "Stephanie" Hancock is a walking example of how an ordinary person from a shackled life of broken promises and shattered dreams can live a fulfilled destiny. After twenty years of dropping her pen, she picks it right back up again by releasing November 2012 Teens Amazon Bestseller -The Grimmlyn Series: The Adventures of Jewell Cardwell, Hydra's Nest. Though graduated with a postgraduate degree in communication arts, and undergraduate degrees in English studies and nursing, she ascribes her writing to her life experiences. She aspires to one day write a mystery/detective novel for the adult audience. But for now, she is content with her young adult audience. With her background in nursing, she gently nurses her unusual characters to life for her readers to enjoy. Her second book in the Grimmlyn series, The Sorcerer’s Purgatory is scheduled for release soon.


About the Book

SIBERIA TONKA, an African Immigrant's life turns upside down when she mistakenly loses a family artifact while desperately seeking relief from her heap of debt in America! Unknowst to her, she unleashes a mystical power around her in America and also amongst her loved ones in Africa. She must race to save her sister's life by retrieving the family artifact while juggling her two unexpected and very different love interests, an African US based wealthy art collector and a simple American consignment store owner. Who wins her heart and will she save her sister in time?


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Dear Divorce, Thank You (even though I HATE you) Sincerely, My Parents' Grown Kid: A Journey of Hate, Healing and Understanding.

About the Author

Lauren Alicia (Michigan native), is her parents' 20-something year old grown kid of divorce, and the author of Dear Divorce, Thank You (even though I HATE you) Sincerely, My Parents' Grown Kid: A Journey of Hate, Healing and Understanding.

Alicia is a Parsons the New School for Design graduate with a B.B.A. in Design + Management, business/design enthusiast, blogger and collaborator.

In her past time/procrastinating from studying in college, she had her first taste of writing, penning rap verses in her dorm room and only a select few can confirm this as true. Trained by Parsons in business writing and development, she's able to adapt this knowledge into telling her own story. This knowledge helped create her first blog + collaborative, in 2012, where Lauren Alicia considers herself to be the "Queen of the Process," sharing her own "Girl YOU Crazy" story. As part of her blog, she gifts readers with a free book at the end of the year, publishing through, Don't Take the Elevator and Framed Stanzas. Dear Divorce, Thank You... is Alicia's first commercially published book in print format, and directly about a sensitive area of her life.

Since committing to writing as part of her journey, Alicia answers the question: How has your life affected your writing voice? "My life is my writing voice. It's my experience, my journey, and the best story I can tell is my own. At times, I do wish I was writing fiction but some things need to be presented plain and clear. I have written down some titles that I hope to explore in a fiction format, but like they say, all fiction has a hint of truth...right?"

Wanting to have something to call her own that she created, Alicia continues to allow her experiences to evolve into the reality she always imagined.

About the Book

You think parents have a lot to say about their divorce...

Lauren Alicia journeys through being a child of divorce now grown in a series of segments and personal letters designed to confront, cope, learn, decide and apply, providing space for readers to write their own personal letter entries. Dear Divorce, Thank You (even though I HATE you) Sincerely, My Parents' Grown Kid: A Journey of Hate, Healing and Understanding is an intimate conversation about what it feels and looks like to no longer be permitted to live the normal you always knew, and positively moving forward from our experiences. Alicia confesses moments when her present paid for past hurts of her parents' divorce, making this book for our sanity and the purpose of moving forward to a better place.

Through using a conversational writing style, this is a book readers experience, not necessarily a how-to guide, and insight for parents and outsiders (if that makes sense)... Moving past all of divorce's promising statistics for its reality, the family, the people, the normal everyone knew, and the unfiltered honesty...which is where the hate comes in.

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Tears of a Melody

About the Author

Born on 11 May 1992 in Johannesburg of two Congolese (Democratic Republic of Congo) parents, Stella Mpisi is the second born of a family of three beautiful girls. In 2003, both her parents died simultaneously in a car accident leaving my sisters and I orphaned. After the tragic death, things turned upside down and life took an unexpected turn.

In 2010 she wrote her first novel, an autobiography entitled “Sweet Memories: Tears of a melody” which was published in January. In 2011, Stella co-founded a multimedia production company, Sheer Magic Productions. The company, which offers various services such as photography, videography, event management and other, has a mission which entails the education of youth through means of media.
Today she is the Executive Producer and Creative Director at Sheer Magic Productions as well as an active writer, blogger and philanthropist. She am also an activist against colourism and a public speaker.

About the Book

After the simultaneous death of both her parents due to a fatal car accident, ten year old Stella Mpisi and her two sisters are orphaned and left alone. About a year after the tragic loss, Stella and her younger sister are taken illegally and by force out of South Africa and are brought to an unfamiliar country were they suffer both physically and emotionally for nearly six years.
Tears of a melody is the first book of an autobiographic duology in which Stella shows how God’s infinite love and grace helped her through her hardships and sufferings and how it gave her the courage and strength to escape from that dreadful situation in order to make something of her life.

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His Substitute Wife... My Sister

About the Author

Sylvia Hubbard knew she’d wanted to be a writer of romance long before she knew there were black writers in the world. Weaving stories magically as a summer past time to writing stories to get through the humdrum of school, she was able to create something from nothing.

Today, she has independently published over 28 books, is the founder of Motown Writers Network and The AA Electronic Literary Network, CEO of HubBooks Literary Services, runs over five blogs on a variety of subjects, host The Michigan Literary Network Radio Show and is a happily divorced mother of three children in Detroit, Michigan.

“I’m no superwoman,” she states with a smile that seems infinite on her lips. “I’m just being an asset in the world instead of a liability.”

Considered an addicted blogger by, nominated and recognized for her literary work in the Metro Detroit area, referred to as “A Literary Diva” by Detroit City Council and donned “Cliffhanger Queen” by her readers, she finds solace in speaking and educating on a variety of topics.

About the Book

Life has never been worth living for Charisse before her father died. After three attempts to kill herself were unsuccessful, she makes a deal for release from hell on earth, with one of the people who made her life what it was.

It wasn't until Chyna finds out that her husband, Parker Mills, was having an affair with her twin sister, Cheyenne, that she realizes she's losing the best thing she's ever had. Feeling the ultimate betrayal by her own sibling, Chyna knows she has to do whatever it takes to keep her husband and give him what he longs for - a baby. Knowing that she's unable to have children and Cheyenne is afflicted with the same condition, she decides to go to the only person that can help her save her marriage - her younger sister, Charisse.

In the end, one sister will die, another will lose everything and one will get everything that she wants.

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Stanley's Story

About the Author

Kiera T. Thomas was born and raised in Compton,Ca. At a young age she found joy in reading and writing. As a young child she would tell her friends that she was going to be a journalist for LA TIMES. Being a big dreamer, Kiera dabbled in almost everything until she figured it was time to give her all to her writing. She has written 4 books but this is on she hold close to her heart.

"I love reading,I love writing. I want people to laugh, cry, and understand my stories when they read them so I will always be real with what I put out" -Kiera

About the Book

Fresh out of a break up with whom she thought was the love of her life, Lala finds herself running into the arms of a square chicks dream man, Stanley. Overlooking so much just to keep the peace, Lala found herself at wits end with Stanley's drama. The females, the late nights, the baby momma drama, Lala wonders if she should have just stayed with her ex.

Stanley had not a care in the world, he had the best of both worlds. Girlfriend next door and side bitches galore. Every dog has his day though, and it all went down on Americas birthday, July 4th.

Whose Am I?

About the Author

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.

Untraditional Love in the Dark.

About the Author

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.

Victoria Warren Jackson, Author (3 books), Educator, Speaker

Degrees of Deception.


About the Author

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 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.

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About the Author

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.

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"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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Join bestselling author Rebecca Walker’s Writers Workshop in Ibiza [Spain] June 23rd – 26th

I would like to invite you to participate in what is to be a truly spectacular and productive retreat for those wishing tell their story...

Join bestselling author Rebecca Walker’s Writers Workshop in Ibiza [Spain]

Set off on an amazing journey to the tranquil hills of Ibiza for the Writers-in- Paradise workshop with best selling author, Rebecca Walker. She will conduct an intensive seminar on The Art of Memoir from June 23rd – 26th, at the extraordinarily charming resort, The Chettinad Wellness Centre.

This is a very special retreat that Rebecca normally only teaches twice a year. This workshop is especially exciting because it will be held in Ibiza, one of the most beautiful and inspiring places in the world, at one of the most sophisticated and beautifully designed destinations in Spain.

The workshop is limited to ten participants so if I were you, I would plan to REGISTER TODAY via PayPal at

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How to Be a Sister

About the Author

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.

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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:

• Culture/History

• Beauty/Grace

• Resilience/Dignity

• Transformation/Evolution

• Self-Esteem/Self-Worth

• Knowledge/Consciousness

• Soulfulness/Spiritual Development

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Unveiling the Enigma of Independent Schools: From the Perspective of a Veteran Educator

About the Author

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.

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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.

A Black Child's Lullaby

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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.

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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!!


Tied in a Bow


About the Author

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!


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"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."

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False Labels: Don't Let People Label You

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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.

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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.

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“The Inspiring and Empowering World Of Muzvare Betty Makoni” A Life With Poetic Rhythm, Positive Energy, Passion With Purpose.

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Multiglobal Award Winner, Speaker, Trainer, Philanthropist, Innovator, Survivor, Certified Human Rights Defender, Published Author and Poet, Theatre Director, Women, Girls & Gender Consultant, Gender Based Violence Expert, CNN Hero for Protecting the Powerless, Founder of Girl Child Networks, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Child Network Worldwide, Ashoka Fellow and selected as one of global innovators and investors in people, Educationist, Strategist, Yeye Ashiwaju Omoba-Mother of African Princesses, Social Critic and Commentator, Trainer, Mentor, Coach, Mother, Wife and a Woman who embraces all.

Muzvare Betty Makoni (BA Gen, BA Special Hons) is Founder of Girl Child Network Worldwide. Recently she was selected to be in the team of experts for Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative to be officially launched on 30 January 2013 by the UK Foreign Office. She joins the team as a Gender Based Violence expert. In her many high profile titles, millions across the world passionately call her CNN Hero as she was the top in 2009 category for Protecting the Powerless and was honoured by Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman. Recently in UK she was presented with the Prestigious Profile in Courage award for her role to stop FGM and harmful cultural practices in UK and Africa by the UK Black Crown Prosecution Association.

Muzvare Betty Makoni`s experience shaped her to be the advocate and champion for girls rights she is today. Orphaned at age 9, she grew up as one of the most poorest and marginalised African girls in the early 1980s and the education she attained up to degree level was through the Work For Your Education program where she became a child labourer at a middle girls` catholic school in Zimbabwe and it is this experience that shaped her to be the humanitarian she is today. In 1998 she founded the Girl Child Network in her home country and gave her time fundraising in order to build Girls Empowerment Villages that rehabilitated over 70 000 girls sexually abused. Realising what she had done to empower herself as a poor girl , she went back into the poorest areas of Zimbabwe with a leadership and mentorship program that inspired, motivated and empowered over 350 000 girls in school based clubs. Today, Girl Child Network is a model replicated in six African countries with her volunteer time donated towards training, nurturing and supporting many leaders.

Girl Child Empowerment pilot project at a School in Hackney, UK has been a success story with recent launch of UN Day of the girl child. Girl Child Network in Zimbabwe formed in a poor high density suburb classroom in 1998 is now a global network for girls and women. Today many girls’ networks are all over the world. Her model for empowering and inspiring girls is the most replicated model in the world at the moment- whether formally or informally affiliated to Girl Child Network Worldwide

Even though many associate Muzvare Betty Makoni with formation of Girl Child Network only, she has many organisations she formed. She is also founder of two grassroots associations for women, which have been instrumental in building women’s movements including Ray of Hope (a network of domestic violence and rape survivors based in Zimbabwe), Grassroots Organisations Operating Together in Sisterhood (GROOTS Zimbabwe) and an affiliate of GROOTS INTERNATIONAL based in New York, US.

Her life was spent volunteering to shape policies and strategies of other big organisations like Oxfam Novib, UNAIDS and currently she is dedicated to supporting the work of Restored UK as a Trustee to ensure there is a strong global alliance to stop violence against women. Girls round the world have expressed gratitude to Muzvare Betty Makoni as they passionately call her by writing her story and making it a life donation that has inspired and empowered many girls round the world. One of her girls she admires the most Memory Bandera set up Girl Child Network Uganda where she helps many girls.

To her name are 42 global awards from the most prestigious organisations in the world making her most probably the most awarded African woman in the world where with the Decade Global Child Rights hero she became one of the honorary winners alongside President Nelson Mandela. She was selected amongst 150 women who shake the world-News of the World-2011, Top 12 List of African Caribbean Women in UK and Europe-AfroNews 2013, was featured in Metro UK as Woman of Courage -2012. Her work is featured in the major mainstream media around the world making it the most globally covered work of one of the once poorest girls in the world of the 1980s.

Muzvare Betty Makoni might be the highest honoured and awarded African woman in the world with 40 local, regional and global awards for innovation, commitment and passion for her work to protect over 300,000 girls in Zimbabwe. United Nations Red Ribbon award honoured Muzvare Betty Makoni and Girl Child Network as having the most innovative strategy for gender equality. Muzvare Betty Makoni is an Ashoka Fellow and singled out as one of the investors in poor and marginalised women and girls deserving of this life honour as a fellow. News Week named Betty as one of the 150 women who shake the world, alongside US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. An Honorary Decade Child Rights Hero award (2011) that Muzvare Betty Makoni received alongside President Nelson Mandela, who won the award, also shows the impact Muzvare Betty Makoni has made globally.

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I dream
I stand
I do
I work
I achieve
I thrive
I live
I celebrate
My simple life cycle

Determination can divert you to destiny
Determination can redirect your destination
Determination can bring diversified dreams
Determination can destroy detractors
Determination can distance destruction
Determination can destroy doubt
Never lose sight of determination
Be determined and determine determination

The life journey with poetic verse stories and inspirational quotes has twenty chapters, each giving full dosage of empowerment and inspiration. With this Real People and Real Stories approach, Muzvare Betty Makoni captures the most inspirational and empowering aspects of life and its beauty and positive energy through 21st century poetic short story real life verses. Her greatest achievements and those of others must be celebrated and appreciated always.

Imagine living in a world where there is a permanent rhythm, song and inner peace. Imagine a world where your inner soul, body and mind dance to a continuous, harmonious and melodious poetic song daily. Imagine living in a world where your passion is permanently your purpose. Imagine a world where positive energy flows in your body with a massaging effect for where it is tense. Just imagine a world with no hatred, jealousy, Pull Her Down Syndrome, racism, sexism, discrimination, injustice, abuse or fear. If your imagination can be stretched more, just again imagine a world where you do not give up despite challenges and stumbling blocks. Imagine a world that is empowering and inspiring where you keep moving forward. That world is real and it is possible. In her latest poetry book, Muzvare-Her Royal Highness Princess Betty Makoni creates that world. It is not an imagined world but it is real and the one she lives now. In this poetry book, The Inspiring and Empowering World Of Muzvare Betty Makoni; Poetic Rhythm, Positive Energy, Passion With Purpose, she invites everyone to live in this world as long as they are here on earth.

When Muzvare Betty Makoni got defamed, persecuted and verbally abused through the internet and social media by those who wanted to stop her work, she reflected upon what her best response would be. One natural reaction would have been to get discouraged and give up on her mission and vision or seek to revenge. As they say, the pen is mightier than the sword. She feels strongly that for one to thrive in the 21st century, the only way to go is to create an inspiring and empowering world and transmit the positive energy to everyone around you. Daily someone and somewhere is about to give up their dreams because of negative energy from others.

Being a great poet that she is, this poetic book ignites energy in everyone who will read it. This poetry book transforms victim into leader so that they walk in fullness of their potential. If Christians have spiritual hymn books and bible verses to turn to ignite the spiritual world they live in , then likewise this poetry book is the rhythm and positive energy one needs to turn passion into purpose, sustain it forever so that whether you live longer or shorter on earth, your life finds a meaning.

After her raw and provocative Autobiography, Never Again, not to any woman or girl again which won her the love and support of fellow survivors who are now leaders like herself as well as many round the world, Muzvare Betty Makoni got invited to many speaking events to share her story and that of her charity, Girl Child Network Worldwide. As she went around UK and many countries to speak and inspire everyone, she discovers that women and girls especially from Africa do so much great work on the ground and their leadership and inspiring work at grassroots level though lacking financial support and recognition it is what is changing the world. Somehow due to lack of poetic rhythm in what women and girls are doing, the positive energy and confidence to climb higher dwindles and many times they express anger, less interest and there is lack of support for each other. She starts writing and reciting poems for each and every leader and their inspiring work until everyone stands in ovation for the greatness in each and every woman and girl. If celebrities are up there because of money, then we should all know that there are also celebrities down here because of passion.

Poetry has never been taken into story telling like this. Finally, she is in the global village and walking in the fullness of her potential. She celebrates what she calls life at forty plus and finds her youthful days she lost as a child all coming back as a great celebration of her hard work. The poetry book includes stories of women unsung heroes whose work may not as globally be awarded as hers but she finds herself poetically telling their stories through simple everyday language but in rhythmic verse. If many in the world came with their top lists of who is up there then hers is contained in this book.

This poetry book brings back the appreciative inquiry in the African culture. When someone does something good we clap our hands and recite their totem bringing out their greatness. In a world full of negativity and many women pulling each other down, this poetry book lifts up Princesses, professionals, musicians, event managers, charity workers and ordinary people who have never known they are so high up. Muzvare Betty Makoni recreates an inspiring and empowering world using the many positive stories of grassroots women she interacts with daily. She expresses gratitude and love of what is good. In this book it is all about celebrating victory especially for those brought up in a culture where celebrating one`s achievements is often mistaken to be ‘pride’.

This book has wisdom of the 21st century in it. There are those who are and will be silenced by poverty, disease, abuse, war, oppression, domestic violence, political unrest, threats, unemployment or who may be or are in situations where speaking out is now a taboo; Those of us who can speak, do something or even help out should never tire. Be they men, women, girls or boys, just anyone whose life you can touch, rescue and breathe life into then this book is your moral campus to keep doing whatever you are doing despite challenges. You do not need approval from anyone to do good to any boy, girl, man or woman. Do whatever good you can do to whoever you want and wherever and whenever you see them. For Muzvare Betty Makoni, focus is permanently on empowering and educating girls. What is good is automatically done for anyone, anywhere and anytime as long as they need it. Doing something is better than doing nothing.

The biggest question we must answer in our lives is whether we need people who harm us, say negative things about us, rub off our achievements and want even to stop the work we do to be in our circles? The simple answer is; we don’t need them because they add no value to who we are or want to be or even to the work we do and so we should remove them from our circles. Many women who cry to me for help have been harmed with people they call friends and those they trust the most. Today, I ask you to look around you and see who is in your circle. It does not matter the big smile they give you, but if they cause pain on you emotionally it is time they move out. I experienced the worst in my life but since I know where positive energy is I now have the best around me. Some people are harmful and we do not need them at all.

Writing books is going to be a new culture amongst African women. Organising events to share the stories and celebrating unsung heroes and installing them as Princesses is going to be norm. That was never done at all because we always attacked each other for being weak rather than appreciating each other for being strong. We were quick to point out at negatives instead of pointing at positives. We always thought we had problems we could not solve and yet all answers to those problems are within us. For many years we gathered to cry over being victimised. It is always society that silences us as women to think less about ourselves. We scripted ourselves as being weak. We only pursued anything that did not work because we had no confidence in that which works. We lost many of our inventions and innovations because we never set up our standards to record our history.

From Never again stories founded by Muzvare Betty Makoni, we gather to make it clear that we are not victims but victorious. It is us with the power to say so. For how else can people know about us if our knowledge about ourselves is not shared? What you say to yourself is what you become. What you say to yourself is what generations after you will be. Our life ahead is about our empowering stories. Wherever you see our books please pass on each of them to generations to come for they contain wisdom, knowledge and a good dosage of transforming anyone from victim to leader. We can’t let people think and write about us as failures. We are empowered to do our best and achieve. Here is your 21st century book celebrating one woman at a time and inspiring thousands of girls.

The message in this book to all women and girls is clear: Let’s keep writing our stories and according them the dignity they deserve. Any piece of writing is like a song. The more you sing it the more people dance to it. Musicians have a big following because they keep singing. Let’s keep writing

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About the Author

LaShanta Charles was born and raised in the small town of Orangeburg, SC. She has always been an avid reader of all genres, but Urban / African American Fiction has always been her true love and is what inspired her to pursue a writing career. In high school, she began letting her classmates read the short stories that she would write and based off of their feedback, her passion for writing pushed her to become a published author. She published her debut novel, Lovely Lies, in 2013 and will release the sequel, Lovely Lies 2, in February 2014. Currently she is working in her third novel, Splitting Karma, along with other projects. In recognition of her work, LaShanta was named National Black Book Festival's 2013 Best New Author and was nominated for 2013 Breakout Author of the Year through the African American Literary Awards Show. Lovely Lies was also awarded Most Underrated Book of 2013 for the Literary Scream Awards.

Currently she lives in Killeen, TX, with her husband and two children. She is pursuing a degree in English at Drury University and also serving in the US Army. Her hobbies include spending time with family, traveling, eating, and of course, writing. Her motto is “strive to excel, not to equal.”

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After Makynzee's kidnapping, Kalil is left struggling to maintain his composure. He was supposed to protect her and he failed miserably. He's left tormented by thoughts of what Nyeem may be doing to Makynzee or if she's even alive. One thing is for sure, He needs to regain his focus because now he's faced with the unlikely task of getting her back. Nyeem, the psycho stalker turned kidnapper, has finally succeeded in conquering his ultimate goal - making Makynzee his. So what if she was in a perfectly good relationship with Kalil? And does it really matter that he had to kidnap her to get her? It seems as though he's taken full control of everyone's lives and has no intentions of letting that control go. Because of him lives may be lost, Makynzee's fate is unknown, and the chaos he's brought with him has taken up permanent real estate.

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