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Georgia author Glenda Rena’s newly-produced book recalls her having overcome domestic violence


“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 NIV)


WOMAN THOU ART LOOSED

HARVEST SEASON — A native of Americus, Georgia-based, Glenda Rena (Ingram) is an author and devout woman of faith, who had become greatly inspired to assemble an informative, awe-inspiring book that recalls her assortment of life-changing testimonies and experiences surrounding domestic violence.

DALLAS — Glenda Rena can greatly attest to the notion that she’s been called a number of things.

“Overcomer” ranks near the very top of the list — if not the top.

To grasp a thorough understanding of why Glenda Rena has been appropriately deemed an overcomer, look no further than the downtrodden, disastrous, seemingly insurmountable season of her life, during which she had to press and navigate her way through the dreaded nightmare that is domestic violence.
For Glenda Rena — whose full name is Glenda Rena’ Ingram — it wasn’t merely a figurative nightmare that swiftly prompted her to awaken out of her sleep.

This was an authentic, gruesome nightmare, mind you, one that essentially caused her to question her very existence, one that, much to her delight, eventually fueled her desire to draw closer to God Almighty.

So much, in fact, that this is Americus, Georgia-based author and devout woman of faith had become greatly inspired to assemble an informative, awe-inspiring book that recalls her assortment of life-changing testimonies and experiences surrounding domestic violence.

To grasp a thorough understanding of why Glenda Rena has been appropriately deemed an overcomer, look no further than the downtrodden, disastrous, seemingly insurmountable season of her life, during which she had to press and navigate her way through the dreaded nightmare that is domestic violence.

“I chose to produce this book, because there are so many women living in domestic violence situations that think they are alone and who are losing their lives to this matter,” Glenda Rena told Making Headline News this week. “My book is to encourage them to know their self-worth. It’s to help them understand why self-love is the best love.”

The book to which Glenda Rena is alluding is her newly-produced written work entitled, “From Overtaken to Overcomer.”

A book she began constructing some time in 2016 and needed somewhere in the neighborhood of two years to assemble, Glenda Rena’s “From Overtaken to Overcomer” depicts the life of what this writer describes as a troubled young girl, whose childhood trauma shifts into a whirlwind of chaos, thus giving way to her being overtaken by a tumultuous firestorm that is domestic violence.

“I chose to produce this book, because there are so many women living in domestic violence situations that think they are alone and who are losing their lives to this matter,” Glenda Rena told Making Headline News this week. “My book is to encourage them to know their self-worth. It’s to help them understand why self-love is the best love.”

Consequently, that such a chaotic season had essentially resulted in this youngster being saddled by low self-esteem, this writer appropriately recalls how she managed to outlast what she vividly labels her “overbearing afflictions.”

In a nutshell, she didn’t shy away from the notion that even while enduring arguably the darkest season of her young life, even when her faith had been placed on trial unlike never before, God had ultimately come to her rescue, having spiritually cross-examined her from harm’s way, as only He could.

Now that she’s been blessed to ceremoniously make her authorship debut, Glenda Rena is especially grateful of the fact that even in the midst of her season in the wilderness, she was empowered spiritually to hasten to God’s throne, a place where she had ultimately found and possessed the breakthrough she so desperately sought.

GOD’S LEADING LADY 

A MUST READ — A book she began constructing some time in 2016 and needed somewhere in the neighborhood of two years to assemble, Glenda Rena’s “From Overtaken to Overcomer” depicts the life of what this writer describes as a troubled young girl, whose childhood trauma shifts into a whirlwind of chaos, thus giving way to her being overtaken by a tumultuous firestorm that is domestic violence.

“The divine message is that once you begin to understand who you are, then no one will be able to come into your life to disrespect you, cause harm to you, or you won’t settle for just anyone and anything as mentioned in Ephesians 2:10,” Glenda Rena explained. “You will know and understand that you are God’s masterpiece. It will also show how having low self-esteem will cause you to make bad decisions and could possibly cause you your life by just settling.”


To her credit, Glenda Rena is extremely grateful in that God had strategically set her aside for His use, which, in turn, has greatly enabled her to produce a book that’s comprised of a great deal of transparency.

GOD’S SECRET PLACE — Now that she’s been blessed to ceremoniously make her authorship debut, Glenda Rena is especially grateful of the fact that even in the midst of her season in the wilderness, she was empowered spiritually to hasten to His throne, a place where she had ultimately found and possessed the breakthrough she so desperately sought.

“Being a victim of domestic violence, I encountered low self-esteem, depression, and had suicidal thoughts,” said Glenda Rena, adding that there are plans in the foreseeable future to assemble a 31-day devotional that will center largely on the empowering women. “This is where my one-day retreats come into play. We empower, uplift, and inspire women to become whole, healed, and free.”

Well said by this resilient woman of faith, one who can greatly attest to the notion that she’s been called a number of things.

“Overcomer” ranks near the very top of the list — if not tops.


For more information about Americus, Georgia-based author Glenda Rena, or to schedule her for a public appearance, book signing, or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/rena.thornton. Also, send email to: beautyforashes229@yahoo.com.


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Atlanta-area businesswoman Verna V. Nickelberry functioning fervently in her ‘God taught’ endeavor

GOD-ORDERED STEPS 

DESTINY STEPS — Currently of a resident in the Atlanta area, Verna V. Nickelber is owner and chief executive officer of VeMaShe Enterprise LLC, her up-and-coming media company whose featured entity is product is ODINARY PEOPLE Magazine (or OPM), which went into full operations in 2008.

DALLAS — With all due respect to Verna V. Nickelberry, she essentially had it wrong.

Consider, for instance, when during a weekend interview with Making Headline News, Nickelberry, whose family is originally from Mississippi, spoke about her strong ties to Memphis.

“We moved to Memphis when I was five years old, Nickelberry said. “So Memphis is all I know. It’s home.”
Wrong.
With all due respect to Nickelberry, while she has an immeasurable connection to Memphis, credit her remarkably compelling strides as a notable businesswoman as being arguably the pivotal factor that has given way to her attracting more of a national presence through her endeavors.

OH TASTE AND SEE 

THIS IS THE LORD’S DOING — Although Nickelberry is pretty adamant that her publication essentially “found me,” amongst the things about which she’s thoroughly convinced is that her flourishing enterprise undoubtedly has been endorsed by God.

Currently of a resident in the Atlanta area, Nickelberry is owner and chief executive officer of VeMaShe Enterprise LLC, her up-and-coming media company whose featured entity is product is ODINARY PEOPLE Magazine (or OPM), which went into full operations in 2008.

In addition to running the day-to-day operations of her business, Nickelberry is an accomplished writer, having authored two books: “He Wrote The Script…Just Follow It!: Applying Biblical Principals for Entrepreneurial Success” and “Blue Skies & Green Grass: A 30 Day Affirmation Journal.”

Also, she were amongst 14 women who collectively wrote the book entitled, “Cultivating Your It Factor: 14 Must Haves  To Discover, Define and Refine Your Signature Brand.”

Though her venture accommodates people of all ages and ethnic groups nationwide, Nickelberry emphasized she’s especially blessed to have been afforded the golden opportunity to bask in the glory of her God-given element.

Her children’s book, “The Adventures Of KayKay” will jumpstart a 12-book series and is scheduled to be released this summer, she said.

“I wish I had a great story for you, but the truth is my business found me,” Nickelberry said.

With all due respect once again, Nickelberry — displaying a such resiliency and poise as only she could — certainly has an inspiring story to tell, considering VeMaShe Enterprise emerged courtesy of a rather unique combination that’s comprised of her name as well as the names of her two sons, which intriguingly means “family, unite, and love.”

“I’m wanting to create a family company that my son would work at,” Nickelberry said of her business venture, which has been in existence for approximately 10 years.

Although Nickelberry is pretty adamant that her publication essentially “found me,” amongst the things about which she’s thoroughly convinced is that her flourishing enterprise undoubtedly has been endorsed by God.

MAKING MAJOR STRIDES — With all due respect to Nickelberry, while she has an immeasurable connection to Memphis, credit her remarkably compelling strides as a notable businesswoman as being arguably the pivotal factor that has given way to her attracting more of a national presence through her endeavors.

“It is an assignment — a vision — from God which took place in 2005, but was not birth until 2008,” Nickelberry explained. “We’ve been at it for 10 years.”

And what a memorable decade it has been for this progressive, thriving businesswoman, who doesn’t shy away from the notion that God is the Focal Point of a company whose best and brightest days are well ahead of it.

Interestingly, Nickelberry’s magazine is widely known for hosting an annual business prayer breakfast, as well as its annual OPM Servant Awards, an event that customarily honors individuals, non-profit organizations, and corporations, particularly for their valiant contributions to communities.

This year’s OPM Servant Awards are scheduled for  September 20 in nearby Conyer, Georgia.

In addition to running the day-to-day operations of her business, Nickelberry is an accomplished writer, having authored two books: “He Wrote The Script…Just Follow It!: Applying Biblical Principals for Entrepreneurial Success” and “Blue Skies & Green Grass: A 30 Day Affirmation Journal.”

“We also give out a life time achievement award,” said Nickelberry, alluding to her event’s The Sylvester Bowens Life Time Achievement, which is named in honor of her father.

Though her venture accommodates people of all ages and ethnic groups nationwide, Nickelberry emphasized she’s especially blessed to have been afforded the golden opportunity to bask in the glory of her God-given element.

“I enjoy the freedom doing what I love,” Nickelberry said. “OPM is an inspirational magazine, so we get to share the word of God and some great testimonies of God’s miracles and blessings. This is actually one of the segments in the magazine.”

With all due respect once again, Nickelberry, displaying a such resiliency and poise — certainly has an inspiring story to tell, considering VeMaShe Enterprise emerged courtesy of a rather unique combination that’s comprised of her name as well as the najes of her two sons, which intriguingly means “family, unite, and love.”

Although Nickelberry admittedly was reluctant to go into business for herself, she’s overwhelmingly giddy she had ultimately answered God’s Voice by exercising her faith in ways unimaginable. “I answered the call from God and, nevertheless, I moved forward,” Nickelberry said with a smile. “I’m God taught.”

And, for that reasons, Memphis isn’t all she knows.

With all due respect to this talented, gifted businesswoman, she’s fully persuaded that even while walking fervently in her divine purpose, the best is yet to come.

“If I can but inspire one person while I’m on my daily journey, I would have done my part in bring a smile to someone’s face and joy to their heart,” Nickelberry said.

Capping off a brilliantly, empowering story, one she sensed she never had to tell.

But God Whom, much to her delight, had the final say.


For more information about Atlanta-area Businesswoman Verna V. Nickelberry, or to schedule her for a public appearance or speaking engagement, call 901.949.3409 or connect with her via social media at:

http://facebook.com/vernavnickelberry; http://linkedin.com/in/vnickelberry; http://www.pinterest.com/vemashe2opm08; http://twitter.com/Vnickelberry; http://instagram.com/vemashe.


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Birmingham author Tomeka Walker vacates her ‘comfort zone,’ assembles a new book


We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. (Romans 15:1 KJV)


DALLAS — God undoubtedly has heard Tomeka Walker’s cry.

Others, too.

So much so that Walker deemed it essential to compose a book that figures to — for a lack of better words — change a generation.

“I have always had a desire to write a book, but it wasn’t until I experienced the loss of my only child and started a nonprofit organization in his memory that showed me this was the time to write my book,” Walker, during a recent interview with Making Headline News, said, explaining her vision that had ultimately given way to her making her authorship debut.
A Birmingham, Alabama-area businesswoman, Walker is the mastermind behind “We Heard Your Cry: Volume 1,” her awe-inspiring, informative book she’s responsible for forwarding and is comprised of a gallery of writers, all of whom have dealt with the heartache of having to bury their child.

PURPOSED FOR PAIN

HEAVEN SENT — A Birmingham, Alabama-area businesswoman, Tomeka Walker is the mastermind behind “We Heard Your Cry: Volume 1,” her awe-inspiring, informative book she’s responsible for forwarding and is comprised of a gallery of writers, all of whom have dealt with the heartache of having to bury their child.

A book she began assembling in April 2018, Walker needed somewhere in the neighborhood of seven months to complete a written document that provides what this writer describes as real-life stories to mothers, particularly those who think they are alone and feel that no one else has endured the symptoms or pain they have from the loss of a baby, infant or child at any age.

“It does not matter what age or what caused the mother to experience the loss, it hurts, and it hurts deeply,” Walker cites in a detailed breakdown of her book at https://weheardyourcrybook.com/.

A book she began assembling in April 2018, Walker needed somewhere in the neighborhood of seven months to complete a written document that provides what this writer describes as real-life stories to mothers, particularly those who think they are alone and feel that no one else has endured the symptoms or pain they have from the loss of a baby, infant or child at any age.

In addition, Walker reveals the following key points provided exclusively for a mother during pregnancy or after the birth of a child.

Those points are (but aren’t limited to):

  • The importance of a spiritual support system
  • A guide for emergency pregnancy
  • Awareness of infant death illnesses
  • States of grief in order to cope with life and,
  • Ways to cope with the loss of a loved one.

As Walker explained, she had no doubt that while in the process of producing “We Heard Your Cry: Volume 1,” God was the Author and Finisher of her faith from the outset.

“I knew it was God, because I stepped out of my comfort zone and began doing things I would have never done,” Walker said. “I started investing in myself. I knew if I put one foot in front of the other, I would eventually walk through this assignment just like I had done in the past.”

Mission accomplished for this big-hearted and devout woman of faith, who’s widely known as the founder and chief executive officer of Khairi And Little Angels’ Memorial & Stand By Us, her Birmingham-based nonprofit organization that is named in honor of her late son, Khairi, who died as a premature infant shortly after she gave birth in May 2014.

BUY TOMEKA’S BOOK HERE: https://weheardyourcrybook.com/

As Walker explained, she had no doubt that while in the process of producing “We Heard Your Cry: Volume 1,” God was the Author and Finisher of her faith from the outset.

“Meanwhile, this assignment was a lot different,” Walker said of her new book. “I could hear God, not that I hadn’t heard Him before, but it was so clear and things fell in place like a jig saw puzzle. It was like I had done this before, and I hadn’t.”

Much to her delight, God had strategically provided Walker with the ideal supporting cast, which enabled her to create a compelling masterpiece as a result.

“He placed the right people in my life at the right time,” Walker said. “It could not have been better had I tried to plan it myself. God is ahead of this book and others to come.”

For Walker, other written works are certainly on the horizon, she acknowledged, most notably “We Heard Your Cry: Volume 2” and a book devoted exclusively for fathers.

As for her first project, Walker doesn’t shy away from the notion that there is, by all accounts, a divine message she’s sending to her reading audience through.

“The message I am sending to my target audience — which are parents that have experienced the loss of a child — is I want them to know they are not alone and that they can make it and they have somewhere to turn to if they ever find themselves in a dark place,” Walker said. “I am also sending a message to the general public and politicians to let them know that the loss of a child does goes hand-in-hand hand with mental illness.”

To her credit, the feedback since the release of “We Heard Your Cry: Volume 1” has been overwhelmingly “awesome,” Walker said.

REMEMBERING KHAIRI

Walker is widely known as the founder and chief executive officer of Khairi And Little Angels’ Memorial & Stand By Us, her Birmingham-based non-profit organization that is named in honor of her late son, Khairi, who died as a premature infant shortly after she gave birth in May 2014.

“Because many people understand that what I am writing is needed,” Walker said. “We all know and understand there are no instructions to raising a child and there are no instructions for experiencing the loss of a child, which is why I guide women and their families to the bible.

“This is the one and only book that can guide you and give you the strength that is needed to get you through something so traumatizing, as well as restore your life back,” Walker added. “There is no other true help but to turn to your religion. For parents that do not have a religion. I promise you they will find themselves seeking one, because this is such a devastating and traumatizing experience. Therefore, you have to lean on God, trying to go through life and this experience, but for anyone trying to go through this experience on their own, only makes it harder. Knowing God’s word and His promises gives a person something to stand on.”

Because after all, God undoubtedly has heard the cry of this fine author.

Others, too.

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Birmingham, Alabama-area businesswoman Tomeka Walker establishes credible nonprofit organization in her son’s memory


For more information about Birmingham, Alabama-area Author Tomeka Walker, call 205.340.6400 or write to: P.O. Box 12541, Birmingham, Alabama 35203. To schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: https://www.facebook.com/KhairiMemorialPage. Also, send email to: khairiandlittleangelsmemorial@gmail.com or weheardyourcrybook@gmail.com.


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Chicago author Jackie Nichols Anderson’s new book having a massive kingdom impact


Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst? (1 Corinthians 3:16 NIV)


PROVERBS 31 AFFECT

REAPING A HARVEST — A native of the Windy City, Jackie Nichols Anderson is the mastermind behind her remarkably compelling project entitled, “Pillars Of A Powerful Woman,” a book that officially hit the market earlier this year — this after she needed just a few months to compose it.

DALLAS — Sometime after 9 o’clock CST Tuesday night, Jackie Nichols Anderson was taking questions from the media.

She was all smiles, too.

“If you could see the huge smile on my face right now,” Nichols Anderson told Making Headline News, referring to the media coverage surrounding her newly-produced book.
For Nichols Anderson, a Chicago-based writer, the prelude to her delving off into the ever-so-competitive world of authorship is an awe-inspiring memory she undoubtedly will share for the rest of her life.

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A book that is will soon be available for purchase online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, “Pillars Of A Powerful Woman” is currently available for purchase at Nichols Anderson’s website at: https://www.thevisionvoicevalue.com/.

“I was literally at and event about trading, and the Lord showed me how the fruits of the spirit applies in all situations,” Nichols Anderson recalls. “And with all things, I decided to expand on what He already was working with me on which, in a nutshell, the dynamics of our behavior create the challenges and obstacles in life.”

A native of the Windy City, Nichols Anderson is the mastermind behind her remarkably compelling project entitled, “Pillars Of A Powerful Woman,” a book that officially hit the market earlier this year — this after she needed just a few months to compose it.

GOD’S BEACON OF LIGHT — All things considered, Nichols Anderson is hopeful her pivotal eating habits will inspire others to follow suit — and, of course, purchase her new book, which details her life-altering testimonies.

Nichols Anderson’s “Pillars Of A Powerful Woman” comes amid her 2015 diagnosis with multiple sclerosis.

An accomplished businesswoman in her own right, Nichols Anderson is overwhelmingly grateful to her Creator for providing her with the much-anticipated breakthrough she needed, both in the natural and the spirit.

Especially in the natural, she acknowledged.

IN HER SPIRITUAL ELEMENT 

A book that is approximately one month removed from having been published — “I just got done,” Nichols Anderson says in wonderment — there is, by all accounts a divine message this Christian-based author aspires to send to her reading audience through “Pillars Of A Powerful Woman.”

“Physically seeing how God transformed me, taking the information that helped me to help someone else,” said Nichols Anderson, explaining the purpose for her new book. “We’ve overcome by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony.”

A book that is approximately one month removed from having been published — “I just got done,” Nichols Anderson says in wonderment — there is, by all accounts a divine message this Christian-based author aspires to send to her reading audience through “Pillars Of A Powerful Woman.”

“(The) divine message is the fruit of the spirit is what makes a person or woman powerful, retaining and implementing with God has giving to us to be the reflection of Him, to carry out purpose, goals, and plans in life,” Nichols Anderson said.

A book that will soon be available for purchase online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, “Pillars Of A Powerful Woman” is currently available for purchase at Nichols Anderson’s website at: https://www.thevisionvoicevalue.com/.

“As a counselor, these are the techniques used in counseling, creating coping mechanisms, as well as helping them transform to the best version of themselves,” Nichols Anderson said her new book.

Interestingly, Nichols Anderson has authored other projects, most notably a book entitled, “Veggies All Day.”

“’Veggies All Day’ is a recipe book created to help others see that fruits and vegetables can be eaten all day with all meals,” Nichols Anderson said. “I became a vegan a year-and-a-half ago and it has completely changed my life. I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2015, and I knew I had to change some things so my diet or eating lifestyle changed and my exercising turned up.”

GOD’S PLAN — An accomplished businesswoman in her own right, Nichols Anderson is overwhelmingly grateful to her Creator for providing her with the much-anticipated breakthrough she needed, both in the natural and the spirit.

All things considered, Nichols Anderson is hopeful her pivotal eating habits will inspire others to follow suit — and, of course, purchase her new book, which details her life-altering testimonies.

“Getting my children to convert or even eat more vegetables was a challenge, but I overcame the challenge with doing the simple things that I wrote in this recipe book,” Nichols Anderson said. “And now two of my children are converted and one is eating less ground beef and pork.”

Talk about leading by example.

If only you could see the huge smile on her face right now.


For more information about Chicago-area Author Jackie Nichols Anderson, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: https://www.facebook.com/jackieo.nichols. Also, send email to: jnikk808@gmail.com or connect her via social media at: Instagram: missjackieo_; Twitter: @jackies4eva


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Mobile, Alabama author Terrie Ann Polk proclaiming ‘no more tears’ in upcoming new book


And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. (Joel 2:25 KJV)


‘NO MORE TEARS’

A BUT GOD MOMENT — There is, in fact, a variety of reasons Terrie Ann Polk has deemed it essential to take a stance against domestic violence amongst men and women, most notably in the soon-to-be-released book entitled, ““I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2.” For starters, Polk has been victimized by domestic violence and unhealthy relationships which, in essence, has often left her questioning her identity, not to mention her very existence.

DALLAS — Terrie Ann Polk was in the mood to spread some good cheer Thursday morning.

Hastening to her Facebook page, Polk staged to her timeline some rather favorable, inspiring pleasantries to her male counterparts.

Polk erected to her social media page a black and red image that was accompanied by a red heart, which read: “Hey, Black Man, I Love You.”

Much to her delight, it’s safe to assume that Polk’s male counterparts likewise have much love for her, considering how as a strong, black woman, she can greatly attest to the importance of being strong, particularly when being strong is virtually her only choice.
“My message is for woman and men to stop the violent…to get help and split up if you have to fight,” Polk told Making Headline News this week.
“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.

There is, in fact, a variety of reasons Polk has deemed it essential to take a stance against domestic violence amongst men and women, most notably in the soon-to-be-released book entitled, “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2.”

For starters, Polk has been victimized by domestic violence and unhealthy relationships which, in essence, has often left her questioning her identity, not to mention her very existence.

But God…

All things considered, Polk would be the first to admit that because of the purpose for which God created her, because there was, by all accounts, a divine purpose connected to her pain, that through it all, she learned to depend on and trust in God.


THE BELOVED MAMA ELAINE 

PURPOSE FOR HER PAIN — All things considered, Polk would be the first to admit that because of the purpose for which God created her, because there was, by all accounts, a divine purpose connected to her pain, that through it all, she learned to depend of God.

Unlike never before.

“(I want) to encourage woman and young girls…to teach the younger women the signs and let them know how valuable they really are,” Polk said. “(I want to let them know) that love never hurts.”

Which, to Polk’s credit, are amongst the strategic and vital observations she addresses in “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2.”

A book that is spearheaded by Atlanta businesswoman and author Dr. Carolyn Stephens, “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2” has been popularly labeled “One Voice,” although this book is being assembled by 12 authors.

As she began to steadily heal according to God’s purpose, Polk consequently began to witness God restore unto her the years and the locus and cankerworms had consumed as a way to challenge her faith.

Moreover, “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.

For Polk, a Mobile, Alabama-based author, she has been writing regularly for a little more than two year. That she has crossed paths with Dr. Stephens, she’s thoroughly persuaded that there is, in fact, a divine purpose for that past pain she’s endured.


“I was searching for help locally and it was God that sent Dr. Carolyn my way to give me such a great opportunity and open the door for my personal project,” said Polk, who announced that a second book — a solo authored projected entitled, “No More Tears” – is presently in the works. “I started writing to help with my healing process.”


As she began to steadily heal according to God’s purpose, Polk consequently began to witness God restore unto her the years and the locus and cankerworms had consumed as a way to challenge her faith.

But God…

Aside from being a rising author, Polk is the founder No More Tears, her nonprofit organization she formed as a strategic way to aid and inspire those who have endured domestic violence, though her organization isn’t limited to such.

“There were so many woman in my city of Mobile being killed by their husband or boyfriend,” said Polk, explaining her purpose for joining the I Am A Black Woman movement. “I wanted to help other woman. I begin with (I Am A Black Woman) in October and I pretty much had a lot already written.

As expected, a majority of people have applauded Polk for steadfast commitment to sharing with the masses her life story, while others have rendered criticism to this writer.

“I have gotten good and bad feedback,” Polk, who holds a Bachelor Degree in Business, said. “Women have been helped with my story.”


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As expected, a majority of people have applauded Polk for steadfast commitment to sharing with the masses her life story, while others have rendered criticism to this writer.

And, as far as Polk is concerned, that’s really all that matters at this stage in her life.

Aside from being a rising author, Polk is the founder No More Tears, her nonprofit organization she formed as a strategic way to aid and inspire those who have endured domestic violence, though her organization isn’t limited to such.

For Polk, a Mobile, Alabama-based author, she has been writing regularly for a little more than two year. That she has crossed paths with Dr. Stephens, she’s thoroughly persuaded that there is, in fact, a divine purpose for that past pain she’s endured.

“I am an advocate in my city for woman and children,” said Polk, who also oversees a local ministry for youth girls that’s called The Loving Me Movement.

“My goal is to do the will of God and to prevent other woman from feeling what I felt for over 20 years,” said Polk, a mother of three and grandmother of one, who’s also a poet in her own right. “My family is very important to me.”


For more information about Mobile, Alabama-area author Terrie Ann Polk, or to order her book, schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing, or speaking engagement, call 866.231.6510 or 888.512.3345, or connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/terrie.polk. Also, send email to: nomoretears56gmail.com, or connect with her via Instagram at: @nomoretears56, or via at: Linkedin.com-No More Tears.


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Mid-South award-winning author LaDonna Marie having a massive kingdom impact, courtesy of her books

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. (Philippians 4:8 KJV)


A-K-AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART

A TRUE INSPIRATION — Mid-South author LaDonna Marie’s latest book is entitled, “Quiet Moments with God: 21 Days of Positive Inspiration” and, much to her delight, this newly-produced written document has been nothing short of impressive since it officially made it ceremonious presence on the market.

DALLAS — Just about every morning, LaDonna Marie hastens to her Facebook page, where she stages to her timeline a pivotal, inspiring reminder to the masses.

“Good morning everyone. Have a phenomenal day,” LaDonna Marie customarily tells her more than 4,300 social media followers.

To grasp a thorough concept of why LaDonna Marie deems it essential to jumpstart her day by empowering people of the importance of staying empowered, look no further than how God has strategically allowed her gifts to make room for her, most notably through the ever-so-competitive world of authorship.

A native of Fayette, Mississippi, Mississippi, LaDonna Marie is responsible for having written nine books, while co-authoring 12 to date.

Four additional solo authored books are presently in the works and scheduled to be released this year.


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A MUST READ — Released officially on September 17, 2018, LaDonna Marie’s “Quiet Moments with God: 21 Days of Positive Inspiration” is comprised of — you’ve guessed it — 21 days of positive inspiration, whereby this young and gifted author’s primary focus is centered largely on providing her readers with an entirely different outlook on how they ought to perceive what she appropriately describes as their day-to-day life experiences.

This award-winning author’s latest book is entitled, “Quiet Moments with God: 21 Days of Positive Inspiration” and, much to her delight, this newly-produced written document has been nothing short of impressive since it officially made its ceremonious presence on the market.

Released officially on September 17, 2018, LaDonna Marie’s “Quiet Moments with God: 21 Days of Positive Inspiration” is comprised of — you’ve guessed it — 21 days of positive inspiration, whereby this young and gifted author’s primary focus is centered largely on providing her readers with an entirely different outlook on how they ought to perceive what she appropriately describes as their day-to-day life experiences.

IN A LEAGUE OF HER OWN — To grasp a thorough concept of why LaDonna Marie deems it essential to jumpstart her day by empowering people the importance of staying empowered, look no further than how God has allowed her gifts to make room for her, most notably through the ever-so-competitive world of authorship.

“Each day brings its own situations, setbacks, victories, and triumphant moments,” according to a spokesperson for LaDonna Marie’s “Quiet Moments with God: 21 Days of Positive Inspiration” at Amazon.com. “However, God grants new mercies for our walk daily. The author would like you to use the devotions in this book to put a positive view (on life), or how you approach these areas.”

For LaDonna Marie, an alumnus of Alcorn State University who resides in Fayette, Mississippi, she’s especially grateful that God had infused her with the light of the Holy Spirit to resume writing her book, particularly after this accomplished author had taken what appeared to be a brief hiatus from her latest project.

STANDING OVATION — Once she finished her God-mandated assignment that had ultimately came wrapped up in her latest book, LaDonna Marie had consequently emerged as the beneficiary of an array of favorable feedback and rave reviews.

“I started writing the book in 2017 and normally I write multiple titles at once,” LaDonna Marie told Making Headline News during a weekend interview. “It wasn’t until 2018 when I picked it back up and decided to finish.”


Once she finished her God-mandated assignment that had ultimately came wrapped up in her latest book, LaDonna Marie had consequently emerged as the beneficiary of an array of favorable feedback and rave reviews.

“One reader stated that (this book) resets her focus and attitude,” LaDonna Marie said. “It keeps her mind on things they should be on. It’s clear and easy to read. It also (helps) her to stay on track and a right way of thinking as our Heavenly Father wants us to be.”

DESTINY STEPS — More than anything, LaDonna Marie — a single mother and devout woman of faith — has gone to great lengths to help advance and empower God’s kingdom’s for such a pivotal time as now — particularly in these perilous times.

While LaDonna Marie’s newest published work has given way to her share of sustained success since its release, her other books have likewise impacted the kingdom.

LaDonna Marie also is responsible for having produced:

  • Expressions Of The Mind, Body, & Soul
  • Until Tomorrow Comes
  • Lessons: Shattered Pieces Being Restored
  • Quiet Moments with God: 31 Days of Life Lessons
  • Eloquent Love Notes
  • Lessons II: Mirror Conversations
  • Larry The Alligator: Makes Friends and,
  • Rebuilding Fragments Workbook.
REPRESENTING THE SIP — For LaDonna Marie, an alumnus of Alcorn State University, she’s especially grateful that God had infused her with the light of the Holy Spirit to resume writing her book, this after this accomplished author had taken what appeared to be a brief hiatus from her latest project.

As for the divine message she aspires to send to her reading audience through her assortment of books, LaDonna Marie said, “I want people to have hope and to know that they can overcome any obstacle, that they have a purpose and each new day, they have a chance to make a difference.”

More than anything, LaDonna Marie — a single mother and devout woman of faith — has gone to great lengths to help advance and empower God’s kingdom’s for such a pivotal time as now — particularly in these perilous times.

“God has created me to encourage others and empower others who are overcoming obstacles,” said LaDonna Marie, whose itinerary includes an upcoming speaking engagement before a group of middle school girls March 20 in Jackson, Mississippi, as well as a host of book signings, festivals, and conferences throughout the remainder of this year.

CONNECT WITH LADONNA MARIE: https://www.facebook.com/LaDonnaMC/

SPIRITUAL GAME CHANGER — As for the he divine message she aspires to send to her reading audience through her assortment of books, LaDonna Marie said, “I want people to have hope and to know that they can overcome any obstacle, that they have a purpose and each new day, they have a chance to make a difference.”

“(I want) to assist them in their healing process and to help them to discover the champion inside through my writings.”

Something this brilliantly crafty author does virtually every morning, as evidence by her social media posts.

“I would like everyone to know there is greatness the inside of you,” LaDonna Marie said. “You have what it takes to overcome every obstacle. Be sure grab a copy of one my inspiration books to further encourage yourself.”

Not to mention view life from God’s perspective.


For more information about Mid-South-area Author LaDonna Marie, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under https://www.facebook.com/ladonna.smithcook. Also, send email to: Lmbpoetry @gmail.com.


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Young Mid-South author LaSha Wright shares wealth of wisdom, courtesy of her inspiring books


We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. (Romans 15:1  KJV)


WOMAN OF WISDOM

WRITINGS ON FLEEK — To her credit, LaSha Wright, an Ashtown, Arkansas-based author, is the mastermind behind “Infinite Wisdom: Poetry and Words of Encouragement” and “Infinite Wisdom: Poetry and Words of Encouragement, Volume II,” a pair of awe-inspiring books whose release dates are separated by approximately six months.

DALLAS — Lordy, Lordy, looks who’s…

Twenty-four?

Yep. You guessed it.

LaSha Wright is just a tender 24 years of age, yet her business-related resume is such that she’s far more mature and productive for a young woman, who won’t reach her 30’s until November 2024.

“Life is too short to continue doing things that don’t grow you, inspire, motivated, and encourage you,” Wright told Making Headline News during a weekend interview. “Life is truly about the lesson learned and helping others along the way.”


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For Wright, she has certainly gone to great lengths to not only press and navigate toward her purpose but, more than anything, she has deemed it essential to reach back and aid others to follow suit.

A native of Dallas, Wright is an accomplished writer, who is responsible for having author two books to date.

To her credit, this Ashtown, Arkansas-based author is the mastermind behind “Infinite Wisdom: Poetry and Words of Encouragement” and “Infinite Wisdom: Poetry and Words of Encouragement, Volume II,” a pair of awe-inspiring books, whose release dates are separated by approximately six months.

Wright’s first installment of Infinite Wisdom was officially released on August 25, 2017, a project that took somewhere in the neighborhood of four months to complete.

A book that is comprised of 218 page in length, “Infinite Wisdom: Poetry and Words of Encouragement,” by all accounts, is a collection Wright’s spiritually-empowering poems and letters, many of which are geared toward bringing about clarity and wholeness to life.

“My hope is to help others just like me have more ambition,” Wright said of her books in a detailed breakdown at Amazon.com. “Through inspirational and motivational poems and letter, I hope to help you as you move toward your goals in life.”

Wright’s sophomore edition of “Infinite Wisdom: Poetry and Words of Encouragement” was officially released on February 12, 2018 and, like her first book, has since garnered a considerable amount of favorable feedback.

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Wright’s sophomore edition of “Infinite Wisdom: Poetry and Words of Encouragement” was officially released on February 12, 2018 and, like her first book, has since garnered a considerable amount of favorable feedback.

“God put it on my heart in the year of 2016,” said Wright, recalling when she captured the vision to exercise her faith through the world of authorship. “I was so uneasy about the way the world was becoming, and I said to myself, ‘Someone’s got to make a difference.’”

Once she stepped out on faith, particularly through her breathtaking poems and letters, God had ultimately allowed her gifts to make even more room for her.

Today, unlike never before, this young and gifted author is destined to advance the kingdom, thus inspire countless of people around the globe to connect with their God-orchestrated gifts, courtesy of her immeasurable writings.

A book that is comprised of 218 page in length, “Infinite Wisdom: Poetry and Words of Encouragement,” by all accounts, is a collection Wright’s spiritually-empowering poems and letters, many of which are geared toward bringing about clarity and wholeness to life.

“I plan to help millions of people become their greatest selves,” Wright, whose poetic talents spans a little more than a decade. “It’s too often people take the easy path in life because, everyone is afraid of the challenge that lies ahead in things unknown to them.”


Even at the tender age of 24, Wright has become thoroughly inspired to help people view and embrace life for the precious, yet fragile gift from God it is.

A certified welder, Wright graduated from college in May 2014 and, according to this resourceful businesswoman, she eventually plans to become active in metal art and hopes to establish her own art show soon that will display her slew of art works.

“The hardest path in life is mostly like worth it, because you appreciate the effort, passion, and dedication you’ve put into your crafts and talents,” Wright explained. “(Despite) all the money you’ve invested in your careers, dreams, passion, it’s beauty in adversity, because without it, there is no room to grow and there are no second chances. I love knowing that no matter what, I’ll always be learning.”

And not just learning and becoming more and more knowledgeable while functioning in her element, but devising ways to greatly aid others to follow suit.

Never mind that she’s only 24 years old.

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DESTINY STEPS — A certified welder, Wright graduated from college in May 2014 and, according to this resourceful businesswoman, she eventually plans to become active in metal art and hopes to establish her own art show soon that will display her slew of art works.

“My words speak volumes,” Wright said. “I am powerful in my words, but also in my writings. I touch everyone, because I speak truth. Not only that, I believe in God enough to know I can make a difference.

“I want to help others to be a greater version of themselves, so every morning they wake up, they will know they are amazing without a doubt about it.”

Well said by this young and brilliantly gifted author, one who’s having an immediate impact throughout the kingdom.

And the world.


For more information about Mid-South-area Author LaSha Wright, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under https://www.facebook.com/Mrz.LaShaeRaneaSmithYuKnoeit, or via Instagram: @lashamayola. Also, send email to: Shaeranea@gmail.com.


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Accomplished Atlanta author Dr. Carolyn Stephens spearheads a book that figures to change a generation


Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. (Romans 8:37 KJV)


GOD’S LEADING LADY 

WELCOME TO YOUR NEW SEASON — An accomplished Atlanta-area author and businesswoman, Dr. Carolyn Stephens is responsible for forwarding the book entitled, “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2,” her much-anticipated sophomore edition that is is widely known as “One Voice” — a project that addresses a variety of pertinent topics, most notably surviving divorce, sexual and physical abuse, broken identity, and mental illness, among other subjects.

DALLAS — Dr. Carolyn Stephens has something she needs to get off of her chest.

So pay attention.

“The black woman has been stereotypically criticized, marginalized, and sexualized for decades, and most of the negative connotations are a misunderstanding or a traditional belief system that has continued to demean the women of our culture,” Dr. Stephens, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, explain in detail the developments that fueled her desire to write an awe-inspiring book.

It is, by all accounts, due in large part to this assortment of stereotypes that Dr. Stephens deemed it absolutely essential to compose a book that figures to enrich and impact a generation for years to come.

An accomplished Atlanta-area author and businesswoman, Dr. Stephens is responsible for forwarding the book entitled, “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2,” her much-anticipated sophomore edition that is is widely known as “One Voice” — a project that addresses a variety of pertinent topics, most notably surviving divorce, sexual and physical abuse, broken identity, and mental illness, among other subjects.


THE PROVERBS 31 FACTOR 

“I decided to construct a book project that would allow black women to have a voice and vocalize their obstacles, processes, and victories,” Dr. Stephens said.

As this gifted author-turned-businesswoman explained, her primary objective for composing a second edition of “I Am A Black Woman” was centered largely on uniting a dozen black women from various walks of life, all of whom demonstrate the courage to share a common goal and vision as a strategic way to create healing, thus establish a sense of unity within their respective community.

ON ONE ACCORD — More than anything, Dr. Stephens acknowledged, she’s especially appreciative to the gallery of African-American authors who collectively bought into her massive vision to construct a book that figures to impact a generation and will be promoted in a number of establishments around the country, most notably New York, Alabama, Warner Robins, Georgia, Detroit, as well as Florida, Texas, and Jamaica.

“We have chosen to execute this book in the form of an anthology to create a level of cohesiveness between black women in order to demonstrate the results of what we call sister synergy,” said Dr. Stephens, explaining her purpose for “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2. “This compilation book project not only discloses the many challenges that black women face, such as divorce, sexual and physical violence, single parenthood, etc., but also speaks of the therapeutic resolutions necessary to bring about change.”

Interestingly, Dr. Stephens — who’s widely known also as a public speaker and a clinical therapist — disclosed a rather intriguing statistic pertaining to the struggles a slew of struggles with which countless of black women customarily endure.

MORE ON DR. STEPHENS’ NEW BOOK: https://www.facebook.com/iaabw/

SET ASIDE FOR GOD’S USE — Interestingly, Dr. Stephens — who’s widely known also as a public speaker and a clinical therapist — disclosed a rather intriguing statistics pertaining to the struggles a slew of struggles with which countless of black women customarily endure.

“Over several years of working in my practice, I discovered that 98 percent of my patient population was African-American single women, who were often- times diagnosed with dual diagnoses as a result of the traumatic experiences they have endured,” Dr. Stephens explained. “I was challenged to explore the emotional triggers and root causes that produce many of the toxic behaviors demonstrated among many black women that oftentimes cause us to stay divided.”

All things considered and to her credit, such a discovery practically sums up why Dr. Stephens thought it necessary to assemble a second edition of “I Am A Black Woman.”


“As a result of launching this project, a loving sisterhood was birthed and has now developed into a long awaited movement,” Dr. Stephens said of her forthcoming book, which is scheduled to be officially released in June. “The sisterhood of the IAABW represents the edification and affirmation of the black woman.”


More than anything, Dr. Stephens acknowledged, she’s especially appreciative to the gallery of African-American authors who collectively bought into her massive vision to construct a book that figures to impact a generation and will be promoted in a number of establishments around the country, most notably New York, Alabama, Warner Robins, Georgia, Detroit, as well as Florida, Texas, and Jamaica.

“Myself and the co-authors of IAABW would like to help support the healing process of the black family and see the revival of the black community through love, strength, and prosperity,” Dr. Stephens said.

BUT GOD — As this gifted author-turned-businesswoman explained, her primary objective for composing a second edition of “I Am A Black Woman” was centered largely on uniting a dozen black women from various walks of life, all of whom demonstrate the courage to share a common goal and vision as a strategic way to create healing, thus establish a sense of unity within their respective community.

Ironically, Dr. Stephens thought it essential to compose a book in a rather similar fashion, or one that would be centered primarily on African-American men.

Just recently, Dr. Stephens announced that she will be producing an “I Am A Black Man” book that is slated to be released in October 2019.

“The IAABW movement is continuing to grow,” Dr. Stephens said. “We are proud to announce the launching of (I Am A Black Man), thus solidifying our belief that we are a community that is strong and powerful.”

So pay attention.


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For more information about Atlanta-area Author Dr. Carolyn Stephens, or to order her book, schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing, or speaking engagement, call 404.839.5102, or connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/drcstephens. Also, send email to: dr.carolyn21@yahoo.com.


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Atlanta-area author Lisa Duffey takes another step toward her destiny in ‘I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2.’


I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. (Romans 8:18 NIV)


DALLAS — It was a rather turbulent, tumultuous, seemingly unbearable season in Lisa Duffey’s life, one in which it seemed far too insurmountable to bear at times.

“I got the vision about three years ago but never acted on it,” Duffey, an Atlanta-area author, told Making Headline News this week, recalling the memorable, emotionally-driven developments that led to her contributing to a soon-to-be released book. “It was just too painful. Then I began to see women coming out, talking about their experiences regarding sexual abuse and domestic violence.”


GOD’S VIRTUOUS WOMAN 

DESTINY STEPS — A native of Hempstead, New York, Lisa Duffey is among a dozen authors who assumed an immeasurable platform in the forthcoming book entitled, “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2.”

For Duffey, hearing other writers display a great deal of transparency regarding situations that essentially have shaped their lives for the better, in many aspects, fueled her desire to follow suit.

A native of Hempstead, New York, Duffey is among a dozen authors who assumed an immeasurable platform in the forthcoming book entitled, “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2.”

An awe-inspiring, spiritually gut-checking project that is forwarded by Atlanta-area empowerment coach and fellow author Dr. Carolyn Stephens, the sophomore edition of “I Am A Black Woman” is widely known as “One Voice” and addresses a variety of pertinent topics — most notably surviving divorce, sexual and physical abuse, broken identity, and mental illness, among other subjects.

 

For Duffey, that she was afforded the golden opportunity to share of her life-enhancing experiences in the second edition of this book, by all accounts, was a defining moments in the life of a woman who knows full well she’s been set aside for God’s use.

“I was approached by one of the co-authors and found out they were working on this project,” Duffey explained. “That is when I knew I wanted to be a part of it. I was ready to tell my story.”

And the rest, as they say, was history.

That’s because not only has Duffey dauntlessly disclosed of her assortment of testimonies while fortifying pure boldness and confidence but, more than anything, it seems that joining forces with a gallery of Christian-oriented authors has become a clear path toward her purpose.

Her destiny, too.


FOR IT IS WRITTEN…

“I chose to write this chapter, because I needed to heal from past hurts — physically and emotionally — and also let other women know that this kind of behavior should not be tolerated from the men in their life,” said Duffey, recalling her stormy, tumultuous past that was mired by her being victimized by a dark season of child molestation.

“I put up with it from age 14 to 30.  As I began to put my story on paper, I realized I had things locked away in secret places in my mind, and as those places were opened, I began to forgive those that had hurt me.”

To her credit, the more she customarily grasped the power of forgiveness, the more she began to gain closure to those things that previously kept her bound.


THE FIGHT WAS FIXED

GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS — For Duffey, hearing other writers display a great deal of transparency regarding situations that essentially have shaped their lives for the better, in many aspects, fueled her desire to follow suit.

The more she began to gain closure to those things that previously kept her bound, the more God began to steer her toward her purpose.

The more God began to steer her toward her purpose, the more she began to discover just how much her immeasurable gifts were needed, particularly as it pertains to advancing the kingdom.

Look at her today, a true, big-hearted and devout woman of faith, pressing and navigating mightily toward her destiny for such a spirited, life-changing time as now.

Yep. That’s just like God.


“God has and is still using me to show empathy and compassion for women who have or are going through what I went through,” said Duffey, explaining how “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2” has become part of the purpose for which God has created her. “It’s easy to tell someone to leave a horrible relationship when they have not been through one. Since I been through it all, I get it…some women just can’t pick up and leave. They have to stay and endure the hardship and pain. Those on the outside should be there for them and not be judgmental.”


Now that she has steadfastly exercised her faith through the world of authorship, Duffey has acknowledged that other books are on the horizon, much sooner than later.

And with “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2” set to be released in the coming months, this brilliant and talent author has already become the beneficiary of an array of favorable feedback.

So much for the rather turbulent, tumultuous, seemingly unbearable season in her life, one in which it seemed far too insurmountable to bear at times.

That was then.

This is now.

STAY TUNED — Now that she has steadfastly exercised her faith through the world of authorship, Duffey has acknowledged that other books are on the horizon, much sooner than later.

A new season, accompanied by new memories, accompanied new mercies — with God, her Helper, leading the way.

“It’s been rough, watching my dad beat my mother constantly and trying kill her in front of us,” Duffey said. “Becoming a teenage girl and being beaten constantly, mistreated, beaten up, raped, sodomized…I can go on and on.  I felt hopeless.”

Still, amongst the things that Duffey has ultimately discovered is that in spite of her slew of hell and high water encounters, God had miraculous plans for her life.

“One day, I did a simple equation, 2-1=1,” Duffey recalled. “I realized that if I took myself out of the equation, that meant 1 less headache — the man in my life — and that’s what I finally did after so many years.  At 56 (years of age), I am married to a wonderful man. (I’m a) mother of six wonderful adult children, I have three stepchildren, 10 grandchildren, been on my job as a tax analyst for 32 years, and married to a wonderful man named Keith Duffey.”

Yep. That’s just like God, always providing for us an emphatic, memorable way of escape.


For more information about Atlanta-area Author, Lisa Duffey, or to order her book, schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing, or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100013254542525. Also, send email to: lblocker27@outlook.com.


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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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