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Los Angeles writer Derrick L. Faggétt makes his authorship debut in Soul Talk Volume 3


Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:58 NKJV)


MIGHTY MAN OF VALOR 

HE’S ALL IN — A native of Chicago, Derrick Faggétt has joined a gallery of writers to collectively assemble “Soul Talk Volume 3: Soul-Stirring Stories of People Who Let Go and Let God,” an intriguing and spiritually-empowering anthology that is spearheaded by longtime philanthropist and multi-bestselling author Cheryl Polote-Williamson.

DALLAS — Fortunately for Derrick L. Faggétt, the golden opportunity had suddenly arisen.

And, for a man who’s proven to be after God’s own heart, he did the most logical thing he sensed was in his best interest.
He seized the opportunity to put his immeasurable gifts on display.
“I started my own business in the year of 2015,” Faggétt, during an interview this week from Los Angeles with Making Headline News, said, recalling the awe-inspiring developments that led to his having delved off into the world of authorship. “And as part of building a rapport with my clientele, I would share my testimony — a.k.a. my why I decided to do something different…outside the box.
“As I begin to share my story around the country, I would always get various individuals expressing that I should share my story with a broader audience and or consider writing a book,” Faggétt continued.
And the rest, as they say, was history.

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It wasn’t long thereafter that Faggétt’s authorship debut would ultimately come full circle.

A native of Chicago, Faggétt has joined a gallery of writers to collectively assemble “Soul Talk Volume 3: Soul-Stirring Stories of People Who Let Go and Let God,” an intriguing and spiritually-empowering anthology that is spearheaded by longtime philanthropist and multi-bestselling author Cheryl Polote-Williamson.

As Faggétt explained, he initially was introduced to the concept of becoming a co-author for Soul Talk Volume 3 approximately two years.

For what it’s worth, the opportunistic Faggétt is giddy he subsequently obeyed the Voice of God, a demonstration of faith that has given way to his having addressed in Soul Talk Volume 3 the subject entitled, “The Male-Man.”

“I guess in a nutshell, that was God’s way of telling me that I had permission, but it simmered for years until 2018,” Faggétt said. “The opportunity came knocking and I answered.”

For what it’s worth, the opportunistic Faggétt is giddy of that fact that he subsequently obeyed the Voice of God, a demonstration of faith that has given way to his having addressed in Soul Talk Volume 3 the subject entitled, “The Male-Man.”


“My message is that fatherlessness is a symptom of a bigger problem,” said Faggétt, who needed only three months to assemble his chapter. “This problem is their falling away from God‘s principles for the family and (fail to understand) what it means to be a kingdom man, or how to take steps to get the family back in God’s order.”


Interestingly, while Faggétt was raised without a father in the home, he still appropriately hints that notion shouldn’t merely deter the male to assume his rightful place in the home and in the Body of Christ.

“I would have to say the issue of growing up without my father,” said Faggétt, explaining why he elected to address such a pertinent subject. “(I wrote it because of) how many other men that I’ve had the opportunity to speak with who’ve been effected by fatherlessness, but don’t understand how to correct it generationally. Since most men are not at a healthy place to discuss it openly, I felt in some ways that since I went through it as well, someone needed to do something before it gets worse.”

The feedback, as expected, has been mostly favorable, Faggétt said.

“I have received very positive feedback — from men and women,” he said. “For example, (they’ve said) this is something that we need and that ‘We need more men like you who will speak the truth or admit there is a problem.’”

“As I begin to share my story around the country, I would always get various individuals expressing that I should share my story with a broader audience and or consider writing a book,” Faggétt said.

Now that Faggétt’s authorship tenure is underway, he has announced that he’s open to participate in any type of courses and or curriculum, most notably sessions that would center on helping or aiding in the behavioral changes for men.

“(We all can) agree that this conversation needs to take place,” said Faggétt, who recently established an organization known as Men of Fortitude. “Men have reached out asking how to get started or what can I do to get better or what steps can (they) take now.”

Aside from his newly-established organization, Faggétt has a few scheduled podcasts over the next few months during which he will promote his latest endeavor as an author.

“My plan is to acquire more speaking engagements as it pertains to helping men understand how to be men through Men and Fathers 101,” Faggétt said.


AUTHOR AMELIA E. FAGGETT

Faggétt’s wife, Amelia E. Faggétt, is also an accomplished writer, whose book that’s geared toward individuals with special needs will be officially released this during Super Bowl weekend in Miami.

Faggétt’s wife, Amelia E. Faggétt, is also an accomplished writer, one whose book that’s geared toward individuals with special needs will be officially released this during Super Bowl weekend in Miami.

“Parenting a special needs child is definitely a challenge, which is part of my blessing,” said Amelia Faggétt, who spent better part of a decade to assemble her book entitled, Life With A Special Needs Child. “Not many can do it. I didn’t think I could. I’ve had good days as well as bad days, but more smiles than tears throughout my journey with my daughter, Melany.

“She’s had more surgeries before age three than most would have in a lifetime. If I can help the next parent or soon to be parents who has a special needs circumstance navigate through it better, then I’ve served my purpose. These are just a couple of reasons why I wrote this book and why it’s so important to share.”


For more information about Los Angeles Author Derrick L. Faggétt, to order his book or to schedule him for a public appearance or book signing, log on to: http://menoffortitude.info. Connect with him via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/derrick.faggett. Send email to: dfaggett@me.com.

For more information about Author Amelia E. Faggétt, log on to: https://mailchi.mp/virtuousthoughts/specialneedslife, or connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/amelia.moragne.


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South Carolina author Cherell Evans Latimer’s books empowering women to overpower domestic violence


And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, so he may run that reads it. (Habakkuk 2:2 KJV)


IN A GOOD PLACE

ADVANCING THE KINGDOM — A book that Cherell Evans Latimer needed approximately six months to compose, this Greenville, South Carolina-based author deemed it essential to assemble “Castdown: God Remembers You” in large part because, according to her, we all have either met someone or have been in some form of domestic violence relationship.

Cherell Evans Latimer doesn’t shy away from the notion that she has a spiritual place.

As far as she’s concerned, she’s destined to go to great lengths to protect it all cost.

Consider, for instance, how Latimer’s proverbial spiritual place was essentially challenged, particularly during a time in which God was strategically positioning her to engage in a life-changing assignment.

As Latimer recalled, it all unfolded about a year or so ago.

“(In) January of 2018, I was focusing on my relationship with God more and more,” Latimer told Making Headline News this week. “I couldn’t find any books that interest me. I would usually read paranormal fictions, but they were disrupting my spiritual place.”

Ahhh…


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GOD’S PLAN — A native of Muskegon Heights, Michigan — a rural establishment that rest in Muskegon County and is comprised of roughly 10,856 residents, according to the latest U. S. census — Latimer’s initial plan was to begin writing “Castdown: God Remembers You” at the beginning of last year, but the routine plans surrounding her wedding had caused a three-month delay.

So that is when Latimer had begun to witness her life’s much-anticipated turning point, one that had ultimately catapulted her to what undoubtedly has become a ceremoniously chapter in the process.

“When I searched for Christian fiction (books), I didn’t find anything that would keep me interested, so God gave me this story line,” Latimer said.

And the rest, as they say, was history.

FOR STARTERS — A businesswoman who works primarily from home as the owner of a health and wellness online shopping venture, Latimer also authored “The Wrong Kind Of Love: Defined By God,” a book that recalls what this writer describes as her “personal story and experience with domestic violence.” That book was published June 2017.

And just like that, Latimer had eventually emerged as the mastermind behind the awe-inspiring book entitled, “Castdown: God Remembers You,” her spiritually-enhancing, thought-provoking project that is somewhere in the neighborhood of three months removed since it was officially published.

A book that Latimer needed approximately six months to compose, this Greenville, South Carolina-based author deemed it essential to assemble “Castdown: God Remembers You” in large part because, according to her, we all have either met someone or have been in some form of domestic violence relationship.

And here’s the real shocker that’s essentially crippling the modern-day church, according to this brilliant writer:


“It’s more stressful, it seems, for the married Christians,” Latimer said of the dreaded trend that is domestic violence. “Especially if you’re a pastor, deacon, or community leader. People that are well known are held to a higher standard and it would be world news if these private lives were exposed. I wanted to show people that God still hears and remembers you.  You may not see it, but He is working on your behalf.”


A native of Muskegon Heights, Michigan — a rural establishment that rest in Muskegon County and is comprised of roughly 10,856 residents, according to the latest U. S. census — Latimer’s initial plan was to begin writing “Castdown: God Remembers You” at the beginning of last year, but the routine plans surrounding her wedding had caused a three-month delay.

VISION UNFOLDING — When asked what is the divine message she’s sending to her reading audience through her latest book, Latimer, a domestic violence survivor, eloquently said, “That God is real. His angels are real and there is life after domestic violence. My goal is to reach those that won’t go to church, but still love a good read…those that believe in God, but are still stuck in the world’s way of living. God can fix any mess you may be in.”

However, once she commenced to constructing a book that figures to impact countless of lives throughout the Body of Christ and can be purchased at https://acepublishing.org/, she was reminded, among other things, that God had essentially singled her out to write a book for such a critical time as now.

When asked what is the divine message she’s sending to her reading audience through her latest book, Latimer, a domestic violence survivor, eloquently said, “That God is real. His angels are real and there is life after domestic violence. My goal is to reach those that won’t go to church, but still love a good read…those that believe in God, but are still stuck in the world’s way of living. God can fix any mess you may be in.”


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A businesswoman who works primarily from home as the owner of a health and wellness online shopping venture, Latimer also authored “The Wrong Kind Of Love: Defined By God,” a book that recalls what this writer describes as her “personal story and experience with domestic violence.”

That book was published June 2017.

Now with “Castdown: God Remembers You” presently on the market, Latimer has announced that other books are forthcoming, most notably “Castdown 2: God Is Pleased,” which is projected to hit the market this summer.


WOMAN OF PURPOSE 

ARRANGED AND APPOINTED BY GOD — Latimer had eventually emerged as the mastermind behind the awe-inspiring book entitled, “Castdown: God Remembers You,” her spiritually-enhancing, thought-provoking project that is somewhere in the neighborhood of three months since it was officially published.

To her credit, she’s become the beneficiary of some favorable feedback since the release of her latest book.

“(Check out the) reviews from amazon,” said Latimer, who has already taken part in a few book signings since the release of her latest written document. “(People say it is) easy read and the characters you care about. I love the intertwining of the Word with the storyline and characters, and (people are) looking forward to the next book. It’s a great book for women in similar situations.”

Because after all, our spiritual place somewhat by which we must protect at all cost.


For more information about Greenville, South Carolina-area Author/Businesswoman Cherell Evans Latimer, connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/champaintravels.evans, or send email to: cherelllatimer@acepublishing.org. Also, follow her blog at: https://acepublishing.org/.


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Andre Johnson is the award-winning Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff 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.

 

Dallas/Fort Worth cosmetologist Reneé Heard displaying her immeasurable gifts as a passionate hairstylist


HAVEN’T Y’ALL HEARD? 

SMILE OF VICTORY — A native of Kansas City, Kansas, Reneé Monique Heard is an accomplished Dallas/Fort Worth-area hair stylist, who works as a full-time cosmetologist.

DALLAS — Sometime during the 8 o’clock hour Monday morning, Reneé Monique Heard arrived at Paul Mitchell The School in nearby Arlington, Texas, an institution that’s widely known for preparing its students — or “future professionals,” as they call them — for successful careers in the beauty industry.

Exemplifying such intensity for what she’s been blessed to do on the regular, Heard found her way to campus, displaying her customary spirited disposition.

“I absolutely love this place,” Heard wrote in a Facebook Check-In post that was read by her nearly 700 social media followers.

If nothing else, all Heard has done since bolting college prematurely was discover the purpose for which she was created.

For Heard, a 34-year-old rising businesswoman, the passion she routinely exhibits for her craft, by all accounts, undoubtedly is the primary factor for her sustained success in the ever-so-competitive cosmetology industry.

Although Heard’s decision to study Criminal Justice was short-lived — “I quit after the third semester,” she recalls — never did she lie dormant in her ability to broaden her horizon and maximize her potential.

If nothing else, all Heard has done since bolting college prematurely was discover the purpose for which she was created.

LEAST SHE FORGET — “I would say that growing up, I’ve always had a passion for (doing) hair,” Heard told Making Headline News this week. “It started when I was about 10. I wanted my hair braided so bad. My grandparents were raising me and they didn’t have the money at the time.”

A native of Kansas City, Kansas, Heard is an accomplished Dallas/Fort Worth-area hair stylist, who works as a full-time cosmetologist.

“I am 34 years of age and very passionate about my craft,” Heard says without hesitation.

As Heard explained, her passion for helping clients look their best dates back to her childhood days of growing up in Kansas.

REROUTING — Although Heard decision to study Criminal Justice was short-lived — “I quit after the third semester,” she recalls — never did she lie dormant in her ability to broaden her horizon and maximize her potential.

“I would say that growing up, I’ve always had a passion for (doing) hair,” Heard told Making Headline News this week. “It started when I was about 10. I wanted my hair braided so bad. My grandparents were raising me and they didn’t have the money at the time.”

Although her grandparents didn’t have the funds to pay for her to get the hairstyle she so desperately wanted, Heard did what any opportunistic youngster is supposed to do.

She began to think outside the box and devised her own way to make it happen.

To her credit, she’s been making it happen ever since, all the while finding her niche as a resourceful hairstylist in the process.


SKILLZ ON FLEEK 

BACK WHERE IT ALL STARTED — As Heard explained, her passion for helping her clients look their best dates back to her childhood days of growing up in Kansas.

“I took the few dollars I had and went to the hair store and got some hair, and that’s when my experimenting started,” said Heard, explaining how she had initially discovered her craft for braiding her. “I braided my own hair and I did really well.”

Much to her delight, it wasn’t long thereafter that Heard’s immeasurable hair-styling gifts had become the talk of the town.

“Then my aunt came (and then) I started doing my cousins’ hair and then others,” Heard said. “That’s where I learned and that’s when I knew that I was going to be in this profession. And then along the way my passion left.”

Amongst the pivotal things Heard had ultimately discovered is that connecting with her purpose is much more refreshing and therapeutic than working some dead end job that wasn’t merely adding any value to her life.

Having admittedly to have “avoiding my calling,” it seemed that everywhere Heard had gone, her expertise essentially had come running after her.

“Throughout life, no matter where I went, (my desire to do) hair always followed me,” Heard said. “I moved to Arizona, back home (to Kansas), and then Texas. I seemed to always run from it…avoiding my calling and ignoring what God had for me. I knew I was destined to do something else besides hair. I just knew it. No matter what road I took in trying to pursue something else, I would always run into this brick wall…and hard too.”

At some point doing her sometimes rocky journey, when Heard had finally elected to stop running from that which God called her to do, that is when her Creator began to enlarge her territory, thus catapult to her divine destiny for such a time as now.

Having admittedly to have “avoiding my calling,” it seemed that everywhere Heard had gone, her expertise essentially had come running after her.

Never mind that while finding her way in this thing called life, she had to settle for working in a call center, during which she recalled having become “completely miserable and irritated with the fact that I have this amazing talent I’m working at it every now and then.”

Heard, in fact, sensed that something had to give.

Eventually.

And fast.

With no additional time to waste.


“I’m going to this 9-to-5 (job) every day and it just wasn’t cutting it. It was hard for me to get up every day at 6 a.m. to go to work and be there by 8 a.m. But it was so easy for me to get up on Saturday at 4:15 a.m. My first client was as early as 5 a.m., and I could do hair all day and make people feel good. I would be on my feet from sun up to sun down into the next morning with no problem.” — Reneé Monique Heard 


DESTINY STEPS UNFOLDING — For Heard, a 34-year-old rising businesswoman, the passion she routinely exhibits for her craft, by all accounts, undoubtedly is the primary factor for her sustained success in the ever-so-competitive cosmetology industry.

Because amongst the pivotal things Heard had ultimately discovered is that connecting with her purpose is much more refreshing and therapeutic than working at some dead end job that wasn’t merely adding any value to her life.

How else to explain why she arrived to campus Monday morning, displaying her customary spirited countenance.

“I absolutely love this place,” Heard wrote in a Facebook Check-In post that was read by her nearly 700 social media followers.

She sure does.

Now we know why.


For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth-area Businesswoman Reneé Monique Heard, connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/renee.monique.100 and on Instagram under Hair by Reneé Monique.  


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Andre Johnson is the award-winning Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff 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.