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Detroit co-author breaks her silence in a book amid abuse, child molestation


I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (Psalm 139:14 NIV)


DALLAS — For Shanetta Turner, she sensed the time had finally come to confront the massive stronghold that essentially was keeping her bound, that spiritual barricade that, in some aspects, was blocking her view from her purpose.

And her destiny.

Suddenly, after years of trying to gain closure to a pressing issue that, by all accounts, was reducing her effectiveness to thrive both in natural and the spiritual, Turner sensed it was time to cross paths once again with her sexual abuser, that very person who had caused great damage to the purpose for which she was created.

Never mind that her molester was of kin.


SLAYING THE GIANT

BREAKING HER SILENCE — After years of trying to gain closure to a pressing issue that, by all accounts, was reducing her effectiveness to thrive both in natural and the spiritual, Detroit-area author Shanetta Turner sensed that it was time to cross paths once again with the sexual abuser, who caused great damage to the purpose for which she was created. Turner had managed to garner the essential closure she sought is due in large part to her golden opportunity she was afforded in the book entitled, “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2.”

“I finally spoken to the man that molested me, which is my cousin…my mom’s biological nephew,” Turner, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, recalling her dauntless confrontation with her cousin some two months ago. “It happened to me when I was 12, a preteen.”

As Turner explained, such a disheartening, emotionally-driven development had sent her into an unwarranted tailspin at such a young age, something by which she found difficult to stomach for years.

“I guess you can say that I was torn, because after that, I had to grow up too fast, having (experienced) traumatic, abusive relationships throughout my adult life until now.

BUY NOW — A book that is comprised of a dozen authors — and “One Voice” as mentioned on the cover — “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2” addresses a variety of pertinent topics, most notably surviving divorce, sexual and physical abuse, broken identity, and mental illness, among other subjects.

Amongst the reasons that Turner had managed to garner the essential closure she sought is due in large part to her golden opportunity she was afforded in the book entitled, “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2.”

A native of Detroit, Turner — who’s widely known as “Justice Sista” by way of her Justice Strong Sista Support Group — was presented with the opportunity to contribute to the second edition of “I Am A Black Woman” by Atlanta-area empowerment coach and fellow author Dr. Carolyn Stephens.

A book that is comprised of a dozen authors — and “One Voice” as mentioned on the cover — “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2” addresses a variety of pertinent topics, most notably surviving divorce, sexual and physical abuse, broken identity, and mental illness, among other subjects.

SISTA TO SISTA — A native of Detroit, Turner — who’s widely known as “Justice Sista” by way of her Justice Strong Sista Support Group — was presented with the opportunity to contribute to the second edition of “I Am A Black Woman” by Atlanta-area empowerment coach and fellow author Dr. Carolyn Stephens.

Faced with a brief time frame to submit her submission for this book, Turner wasted little time making her presence felt, having completed her portion of “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2” just shy of two months.

As Turner specifically acknowledged, there was a major reason for her having demonstrated such eagerness to contribute to a book that figures to change a generation.


THUS SAID THE LORD…

“There are more women like me that are scared and holding (their struggles) in for years at a time and staying in silence,” Turner said. “I held mine in for 25 years.”

Sometime during the course the recent holiday season, though, God had birthed this young and gifted writer with the vision to carry out her vision.

Even it meant confronting her abuser, who happened to be a blood relative.

HEART FOR PEOPLE — Faced with a brief timeframe to submit her submission for this book, Turner wasted little time making her presence felt, having completed her portion of “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2” just shy of two months.

“I know God has created me to be a Queen, a woman of respect, leadership, and dignity,” Turner said. “God has creates me to serve others, no matter if it’ in a book, helping a homeless person or a person that has everything but needs some advice, or a person that is in tough times in life.”

For her valiant efforts, coupled with her wealth of transparency, Turner doesn’t shy away from the notion that her latter days will be greater than her former days — with God, her Helper, steering the way.


“My reward from God will be huge,” Turner says without hesitation. “Having sympathy for people and their pain is a job within itself, but is very warm to my heart. When I finally felt good about what I had been wanting to say for over 25 years, I didn’t care what others thought of me for my truth, and speaking to my very first domestic violence sister and her helping her understand there is no need to take your own life because of your past and that you are not alone. I have been there before and that I got help someone, that feeling was unexplainable.”


Not that she’s made her authorship debut, other written projects are surely in the works, likely a few co-written books that will hit the market as early as next year, said Turner, the CEO and Founder of Justice Strong Sistas, LLC.

Also, Turner, who resides in Macomb, Michigan, is scheduled to take part in a  book signing fundraiser event in June in nearby Detroit, during which she will serve as an advocate for “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2” and her support group.


For more information about Detroit, Michigan-area Author, Shanetta Turner, or to order her books, schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing, or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/justice.sista.1. Also, send email to: jsista29@gmail.com.


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Conway, Arkansas author Christel West discovers her divine purpose through her ‘Journey Back To Me’ book


Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ. (Galatians 1:10 NIV)


Christel West had just about had enough.

“I had lived a life being and doing what everyone else wanted or thought I should be and in,” West, a Conway, Arkansas businesswoman, told Making Headline News this week, explaining in great detail the notable events that led to her delving off into the authorship industry. “Doing so, I lost me, so I had to take the journey back to find who God created me to be.”


HOW THE WEST WAS WON

VISION UNFOLDED — A book whereby she grasped the vision to assemble some three years ago, Christel West’s “The Journey Back To Me: Uncovering The Treasure Within” is widely described as a book for individuals, particularly those who aspire to break a reoccurring cycle and refrain from going in West describes as “circles with their lives,” according to a news release at http://www.abnewswire.com.

It was, by all accounts, due in large part to the fact that West deemed it essential to shift her focus to God for a divine sense of direction that she had ultimately recaptured her life back.

And, to her credit, she spoke extensively about her assortment of personal experiences in her informative, awe-inspiring book entitled, “The Journey Back To Me: Uncovering The Treasure Within.”

A book whereby she grasped the vision to assemble some three years ago, West’s “The Journey Back To Me: Uncovering The Treasure Within” is widely described as a book for individuals, particularly those who aspire to break a reoccurring cycle and refrain from going in West describes as “circles with their lives,” according to a news release at http://www.abnewswire.com.


PURCHASE CHRISTEL WEST’S BOOK HERE: www.christelwest.com

“Humans have long been known to revisit history for answers. Christel West is certain that this expository book will motivate readers to journey back through their childhood, and gather all the pieces of their lives — to discover what’s true about life,” said a spokesperson for West’s ‘The Journey Back To Me: Uncovering The Treasure Within.’ “She hopes that the insight obtained as readers go through her book will help them uncover all the lies that hold them prisoner and how they can choose to come face-to-face with them and find their liberation.”

A book that made its official release in Summer 2018, West began writing her story sometime in 2016.

KEEPING IT 100 — West spoke extensively about her assortment of personal experiences in her informative, awe-inspiring book entitled, “The Journey Back To Me: Uncovering The Treasure Within.”

“I thought I would call it, ‘Who Told You That You Were Naked,’” West said.

As it turned out, though, God had other ideas for a title for West’s written document.


“Later on, the spirit revealed that was a chapter that would be written in the ‘Journey Back To Me’ and a question the spirit needed me to answer. I finished writing my story I’m June of 2018, and it was officially published on July 31, 2018.” — Author Christel West 


Nearly five months removed from its much-anticipated release, West’s “The Journey Back To Me: Uncovering The Treasure Within” has been mostly favorable for West, a native of Detroit who also functions as Life Coach and Motivational Speaker and the Co-Founder of T.R.U.E., a non-profit organization she oversees with her husband, Marco West.

An acronym that stands for Teaching Restoring Understanding Establishing your T.R.U.E. Self, T.R.U.E, routinely conducts individual and group workshops through its True Self Outreach, one that is geared toward establishing, e-establishing, and healing the family structure, Christel West said.


MORE ON CHRISTEL WEST: www.christelwest.com

As for her book, West said, “The feedback has been about the courage that I had to embody, to share such personal things about my life like being molested and not knowing how to be intimate with my husband, because I had disconnected from my emotions due to this trauma that happened at the age of 12.

“I have been told, ‘Thank you’ from several people, who just needed answers, because without the understanding, we remain in the cycle.”

Nearly five months removed from its much-anticipated release, West’s “The Journey Back To Me: Uncovering The Treasure Within” has been mostly favorable for West, a native of Detroit who also functions as Life Coach and Motivational Speaker and the Co-Founder of T.R.U.E., a non-profit organization she oversees with her husband, Marco West.

Because of who she is and because of where God is taking her, amongst the things about which West has found especially intriguing that her reading audience has possessed the pivotal things they so desperately sought prior to crossing paths with her book.

“People have found hope and encouragement from my story,” West, reciting the words to the familiar passage that is housed in 3 John 1:2. “So many want prosperity and good health, but haven’t done their soul work. If we are going to live healthy, long, prosperous lives, we have to rid ourselves of the toxic feelings and emotions that has caused us to self-sabotage and live in wilderness, finances, relationships, etc.”

Remarkably and appropriately stated by this brilliantly amazing author, one who had just about had enough.


For more information about Conway, Arkansas Author Christel West, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: https://www.facebook.com/christel.morganweaver. Also, connect with her at: www.christelwest.com.


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Notable Michigan author Precious S. Brown making her presence felt with seven books, more projects forthcoming

HARVEST SEASON UNFOLDING — A longtime Flint, Michigan-based businesswoman and the Founder and CEO of Kilgore Publishing, it’s safe to assume that Precious S. Brown, 44, has surely paid her dues in this ever-so-competitive professional writing industry, considering she is responsible for having authored seven books, five of which she wrote single handily.

To her distinctly unique credit, Precious S. Brown undoubtedly has found her niche in writing.

Need more proof?

“Writing can be a healing tool if used correctly,” Brown told Making Headline News this week. “I believe everyone has a story to tell, but only a few of us will be bold enough to do it, to change lives, to change the world.”

All things considered and because of the passion through writing for which she is widely known, Brown — for those who have followed her rise as an accomplished writer — has gone to great lengths to change the world, if you will.

A longtime Flint, Michigan-based businesswoman as the Founder and CEO of Kilgore Publishing, it’s safe to assume that Brown, 44, has surely paid her dues in this ever-so-competitive professional writing industry, considering she is responsible for having authored seven books, five of which she has written single handily.

MAKING THE VISION PLAIN — “My goal is to release a life-changing book once a year,” Brown said.

For the record, Brown’s rise to authorship greatness was spearheaded through a God-orchestrated vision.

“God gave me the vision to write a book when I was a little girl, but I doubted it was possible,” Brown recalled.

As it turned out, she had ultimately proven herself wrong which, much to her delight, wasn’t a bad thing.

Need more proof?

“That vision stuck with me throughout my life, but I always pushed it to the back of my mind,” Brown explained of having discovered her passion for writing. “After my divorce, (God) brought it to my remembrance and began to lay out exactly what I needed to share and provided the relationships to make it happen.”

It was in large part because of her act of obedience to her Creator, coupled with those who share a similar passion that have greatly enabled Brown to emerge as one Michigan’s finest authors.

It all began with Brown’s workbook series entitled, The Process Of Change, which is comprised of three volumes: Vol. 1: A Look At Me; Vol. 2 – Love Yourself; and Vol. 3 – Moving Forward.

Each of those written documents are used in Brown’s frequent workshops, she said and, according to the longtime writer, her “newest creation” entitled, Souls Untied, is scheduled to be released sometime in December.

In addition, Brown has engaged in a collaboration series known as: Transition 1: Create The Life You Desire and Transition 2: Ashes Emanating Beauty. As if that isn’t enough to generate the kind of exposure that has attracted a national presence, Brown has contributed to two other books, first Releasing The Fear: Walking In Faith and Shift Happens.

Both projects have been dubbed Amazon Bestsellers, she said.

All things considered, Brown’s journey as a notable author began in 2009, during which she composed her first book.

“It started as a journal to get my emotions under control,” Brown explained. “I would put it on the shelf and took it off from 2009-2012.”

Then a strange, but favorable sequence of events had unfolded the following year.

Need more proof?

ROUND OF APPLA– USE — For the record, Brown’s rise to authorship greatness was spearheaded through a God-orchestrated vision. “God gave me the vision to write a book when I was a little girl, but I doubted it was possible,” Brown recalled. As it turned out, she had ultimately proven herself wrong which, much to her delight, wasn’t a bad thing.

“I finally released it after I was challenged in September 2013,” Brown said. After that, the words kept flowing, and then I released Volumes 2 and 3 in 2014, the first Transition in 2016 and the second in 2017.”

All of which have practically fueled Brown’s creative drive to adopt what has become a personal, yet indefinite ambition, as far as she is concerned.

“My goal is to release a life-changing book once a year,” Brown said.

As always, whenever she finds herself sharing of her remarkably amazing story, chances are she will reflect back on how it all started with a vision, one that has changed the overall landscape of her life.

All things considered, Brown’s journey as a notable author began in 2009, during which she composed her first book.

“My sole reason for writing the books is two-fold,” Brown said. “I knew the vision was given to me by God, and the one thing I didn’t want to do was disappoint Him. In not disappointing Him, my purpose was birthed…to help women define themselves, relationships, and success on their own terms…to shift their mindset to align with their definition and to create the life they desire.”

Here’s more proof.

“By being very transparent in my stories and giving a lot of my personal story, trials, and triumphs, I believe the divine message is you can overcome anything is if you put your mind to it,” Brown said. “Make the decision on what you want life to be, knowing that you deserve the best and nothing can stop you.”

BASKING IN GOD’S GLORY — All things considered and because of the passion through writing for which she is widely known, Brown — for those who have followed her rise as an accomplished writer — has gone to great lengths to change the world, if you will.

As expected, the rave reviews, to Brown’s credit, are steadily pouring in which, by all accounts, are only adding to her immeasurable vision, one of which she has grabbed a firm hold.

Need more proof?

“I get all kinds of feedback from…I can’t believe you share so much,’ to ‘Thank you for sharing your story…it blessed me,’” Brown said. “Most times, I get positive feedback. Some people don’t believe the storyline, because by the grace of God, I don’t look like what I been through.”

And for the record, the proof in the pudding, mind you.

That’s because to her distinctly unique credit, Precious S. Brown undoubtedly has found her niche in writing.

 

For more information about Businesswoman Precious S. Brown’s Kilgore Publishing, call 810.293.3596 or follow her on Facebook under Precious S. Brown.

 

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Flint, Michigan businesswoman Precious S. Brown’s Kilgore Publishing Company steadily having a national impact

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former reporter of sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

Flint, Michigan businesswoman Precious S. Brown’s Kilgore Publishing Company steadily having a national impact

FOR SUCH A PRECIOUS TIME AS NOW — Precious S. Brown’s Kilgore Publishing was formally organized in March 2017. To her credit, this Flint, Michigan-based venture has made some pretty favorable strides since its inception.

During a weekend interview with Making Headline News, Precious S. Brown was asked to explain her business in detail.

“Initially, I started the company as a personal development firm named Power-N-You, and it was established in July 2014,” Brown recalled.

To her credit, it wasn’t long after her business-related discovery that God had allowed her to — for a lack of better words — discover the power within herself.

That’s because Brown’s Kilgore Publishing was formally organized, a Flint, Michigan-based venture that has made some pretty favorable strides since its inception in March 2017.

A compellingly resourceful company that was originally jumpstarted when the Kilgore Publishing Founder and CEO began writing and publishing her books, mostly The Process of Change, coupled with workbooks for workshops to help women overcome what she described as traumatic life events, Brown’s began to thrive mightily in her element when she had ultimately realized how writing and empowering others not only provided a way for the women to overcome the bondage of failure but, most of all, to enhance their self -worth, let alone their outlook on life, a trend that would eventually give way to their healing process.

HAVING AN IMMEDIATE IMPACT — It wasn’t until March 2016 that Brown has elected to shift her business-oriented focus solely on writing and publishing books for herself and others. The rest, as they say, was history.

“As I continued on the healing journey with women, I continued to write,” Brown explained.

Consequently, it wasn’t until March 2016 that Brown had elected to shift her business-oriented focus solely on writing and publishing books for herself and others.

The rest, as they say, was history.

Look at this progressive and accomplished businesswoman today, steadfastly walking in her divine purpose with God, her Helper, leading the way.

“I wanted to create a platform where women across the globe could use and launch their dreams,” Brown, a native of Mount Morris, Michigan who have authored seven books, five of which were written exclusively by her.

For starters, Brown’s greatness through entrepreneurship essentially started when she formed a gallery that was comprised of 16 women, all of whom composed a collaboration book entitled, Transition: Create The Life You Desire.

To their distinctly unique credit, it wasn’t long thereafter that this remarkable written document had emerged as the first Amazon Best Seller under Kilgore Publishing umbrella.

And, as Brown gratefully tells it, “The company continues to grow with authors being birthed every day.”

AN INFLUENTIAL IMPACT — A compellingly resourceful company that was originally jumpstarted when the Kilgore Publishing Founder and CEO began writing and publishing her books, mostly The Process of Change, coupled with workbooks for workshops to help women overcome what she described as traumatic life events, Brown’s began to thrive mightily in her element when she had ultimately realized how writing and empowering others not only provided a way for the women to overcome the bondage of failure but, most of all, to enhance their self -worth, let alone their outlook on life, a trend that would eventually give way to their healing process.

A proud 1991 honors graduate of Flint’s Beecher High School, Brown would enroll at the University of Michigan at Flint, but withdrew after learning she had become pregnant.

Just like her steadfast commitment of expanding her business, though, she ultimately resumed her higher educational ambitions and eventually earned an Associate’s Degree in Business from nearby Indiana Wesleyan University.

Credit her competitive drive to defy arguably the grandest of odds for greatly fueling her desire to not just possess a degree but, most importantly, to put it to favorable use by establishing a business venture that is steadily being embraced by those with whom she crosses paths.

AIN’T NO STOPPING HER NOW — A proud 1991 honors graduate of Flint’s Beecher High School, Brown would enroll at the University of Michigan, but withdrew after learning she had become pregnant. Just like her steadfast commitment of expanding her business, she ultimately resumed her higher educational ambitions and eventually earned an Associate’s Degree in Business from nearby Indiana Wesleyan University.

“I am very competitive with myself,” Brown said. “I do not like to feel defeated. That has driven me define success by my own terms, and it has allowed me to begin living my dream life.”

For what’s it worth, while she realized years ago that establishing a business would not be a simple task, Brown doesn’t shy away from the notion that it was well worth the hustle and bustle.

“I knew starting the business was not going to be easy,” Brown said. “I (knew) I would have a lot to learn and I would probably fail a time or two and, that alone, thrust my drive to succeed more. What I knew is if I didn’t try, I would definitely be defeated and I could not allow that to happen.”

A business she acknowledges caters largely to individuals ranging in ages 35 to 54, Brown is now being afforded the golden opportunities to share of her inspiring story on a variety of platforms around the country.

SAVORING THE FRUITS OF HER LABOR — For what’s it worth, while she realized years ago that establishing a business would not be a simple task, Brown doesn’t shy away from the notion that it was well worth the hustle and bustle.

On November 11, she has a speaking engagement scheduled in nearby Ypsilanti, Michigan. Also, she is scheduled to appear at the upcoming She’s Winning Tour and a book signing on October 21 in Atlanta.

Which, as a result, is indicative of just how much God is using her mightily while she continues to bask in the glory of her element.

“When I was at rock bottom, being inspired was like grasping at straws,” Brown explained. “I felt like I was drowning in despair. When I got to the other side, I knew I never wanted another woman to go through that process alone. I knew I could not have gone through all of that for naught. I knew there was purpose in it and I decided to use social media as an avenue to reach the masses.

“I decided a long time ago I would not wait on the phantom 40 acres and a mule,” Brown continued. “I had to go take my own, and I thrive to do it every day. Generational wealth will not be a myth for my family…it is becoming a reality.”

Talk about a detailed description of a business venture that is steadily catching this ever-so-competitive publishing industry by storm.

For more information about Businesswoman Precious S. Brown’s Kilgore Publishing, call 810.293.3596 or follow her on Facebook under Precious S. Brown. 

 

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Notable Michigan author Precious S. Brown making her presence felt with seven books, more projects forthcoming

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former reporter of sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.