Collect The Cash
By Dee Bowden
The sale is not complete until the money is in the bank…but you must collect it first.
Collections are uncomfortable for everyone involved on both ends of the unfinished transaction – the flustered customer dodging the persistent calls of companies with outstanding invoices for goods or services rendered, as well as corporate employees tasked with the job of acquiring the money businesses are owed. In Collect the Cash: The Sale is not Complete Until the Money is in the Bank, financial expert and author Dee Bowden teaches the business of collections doesn’t have to be miserable – but it must be done.
In Collect the Cash, Bowden shares her personal blueprint that has propelled her into success with over 10 years in the B2B collections industry, boasting $13 million dollars (and counting) of outstanding debt recovered for corporations and government agencies. Combining personal anecdotes with proven methods of tangible solutions, Collect the Cash is a practical guide teaching businesses at every level to collect their money with ease. The sale is not complete until the money is in the bank, and for businesses to survive, this means making sure every invoice is paid in full.
Lipgloss Chronicles: Confessions of a Celebrity Make-Up Artist
Surviving the Badge
By Irene Reyes-Smith
The life of an inner-city police officer is an exhilarating and challenging task. It’s even more daunting when you’re a female and black. Irene Reyes-Smith has one thing on her mind when working the streets: to make it back home to her family.
Unfortunately, Officer Reyes-Smith has been put in the position of fighting the system from both sides. In her novel, Surviving the Badge, she writes about defending her right to serve and protecting her son from a system that is ready and willing to make him a statistic. As you take this walk with the author, you will feel the heartbreak of a mother’s challenge to help the world see her son through her eyes.
Lessons in Legacy
By Kendra Newman
Music, laughter, coordinating t-shirts, tons of barbecue…and a whole lot of love.
Welcome to the black family reunion!
Tailored to join the branches of the family tree together for unforgettable, jam-packed, annual weekend celebrations, while family reunions are fun, they often miss a vital ingredient in keeping the family stitched together: a record of the family history.
Lessons in Legacy is a practical guide teaching families how to document their rich history to pass down for generations. Following the blueprint set forth by the Johnson, McQueen and McFarland clan of Chesterfield County South Carolina, Lessons in Legacy paints an intimate portrait of the family’s legacy of love while providing readers with proven methods to research their own family history, as well as checklists for planning and hosting stellar legacy building events.
Families deserve to have the stories of how their blood and bond came to be shared for generations; Lessons in Legacy is the perfect tool to teach families how to preserve their treasured stories with dignity and grace.
When Up Looks Down
By Karen E. Donahue
Raising children can be joyful, rewarding, frustrating and down right difficult…and that is during the course of a single good day! Imagine raising a child within that family dynamics with “special needs” who arrives unexpectedly different than that child’s siblings or family history! One is caught completely off guard and life can suddenly seem even more uncertain, unpredictable, unstable.
Parents, siblings, loved ones whether family or friends, educator or medical personnel, can feel guilty, ill-equipped, deer-in-head-lights, overly concerned. How does one successfully, confidently rise to meet the many challenges that occur when presented with a child or an adult with special needs, whether from birth or by any other means in ones own individual journey through life?
In the book When Down Looks Up, debut author Karen E Donahue, chronicles her journey as a 24 year old single mother, raising children which included, giving birth to a daughter with Down Syndrome, while in the midst of separating, and ultimately divorcing their father…who lived next door with her so called neighbor and friend! Impossible as it may seem, this is what Karen writes in transparent, almost heartbreaking and heartwarming detail…the many pitfalls, mistakes, surprises that can happen when one is sideswiped or sucker punched by life, in general, more specifically, by the birth of her third child who was born with special needs.
Karen messily persevered, kept some semblance of sanity and faith, navigating through her life’s journey. Her desire, by breathing life into this book, is for the reader who turns these pages to be more enlightened, be supported, know they are not alone, …(if they are parents of one such angel) as well as to know perhaps, how to be the best supportive person (if you are a family member, friend, educator or medical personnel) to parents who just gave birth to a child with special needs. Glean from these pages how BEST to be at your best by trying to avoid making similar, emotionally caustic, exhaustive mistakes after reading this book!
It is time to start or continue the conversation in raising awareness and advocacy for those who are born with Special Needs and that conversation begins with “When Down Looks Up” by Karen E Donahue
Pearl and her Gee’s Bend Quilt
By Tangular Irby
When Pearl schedules a playdate with her friends Sallie and Ella, they have no idea they’re about to travel back in time to Gee’s Bend, Alabama to discover the origin of the beautiful quilts in Grandma’s house. It doesn’t take long for the girls to learn Grandma’s quilts are more than pretty pieces of fabric stitched together to keep them warm; the history behind the family treasures is rich, and bursting with love.
Pearl and her Gee’s Bend Quilt is a journey through art and adventure, stitched together through the eyes of young Pearl, who dreams of creating a quilt of her own one day. Will her friends support Pearl’s dreams of making a quilt? Has she learned enough to do it? And what surprise does Grandma have for the girls that will change everything?
Find out what happens in the heart-warming tale, Pearl and her Gee’s Bend Quilt.
Put A Nail, End It
Compiled By Kiawana Leaf
In this all-powerful and heartening anthology, Put a Nail, End It introduces survivors and authors who stepped outside themselves to share their deepest lessons. This anthology is chock-full of knowledge from spirituality, finances, and mental health awareness, to healing, finding your purpose, and overcoming life’s obstacles.
Put a Nail, End It, compiled by Kiawana Leaf, offers you the opportunity to learn to move out of your comfort zone and see that there is a life beyond your wildest dreams if you have the faith to believe. The lessons in this anthology show you how commitment, dedication, and determination can put you on the path to your destiny. For these authors, healing wasn’t easy. They had to make the necessary adjustments through trials and tribulations to be able to speak their truth and bring you a powerful testimonial about the lessons they have learned. Join these exceptional authors in their quest to put you on the road to your final destination.
The Six Figure Goal GetHER: A Woman’s Guide to Passive Income From Their Passion
By Annette Morris
“One stream of income can’t sustain an individual indefinitely. Neither can it sustain a business forever. The owner must diversify the revenue of the business in order to make it through all seasons.” Author Annette Morris pushes for new entrepreneurs to understand and appreciate this mantra.
In her novel, The Six Figure Goal GetHER: A Woman’s Guide to Passive Income From Their Passion, Mrs. Morris desires to break the trend of struggling entrepreneurship and change the statistics that reflect why many small businesses go out of business within their first three to five years.
This novel teaches entrepreneurs how to generate consistent revenue to sustain for a lifetime. The author describes how she took a non-profit organization and grew it to generating 400K annually after only four years in existence, utilizing the principles she applied from the tips in this book. These strategies to implement various revenue streams are for non-profit and for-profit entities, helping business owners to work smarter and not harder.
Conquering Co-Parenting: Overcoming Chaos and Stress While Sharing Custody
By Aleka Melson
Some parents find themselves in situations that they more than likely never envisioned for their lives. Children find themselves feeling as though they have to choose between their parents. Co-parenting can be difficult and chaotic for everyone involved, but author Aleka Melson offers solutions for parents entering the co-parenting world.
In her new novel, Conquering Co-Parenting: Overcoming Chaos and Stress While Sharing Custody, the author offers tips and strategies for parents to reflect on their personal turmoil and work on ways to conquer the unwanted chaos. This book can serve as a tool and positive reinforcement for any parent looking to escape the adverse effects of co-parenting. Ms. Melson offers parents an alternative to toxic co-parenting and presents an opportunity to learn how to conquer the unhealthy statistics of unsuccessful parenting. Also, she advises how to build up confidence and self-esteem, giving your children every advantage for being raised in healthy environments.
“The best security blanket a child can have is parents who respect each other.” ~ Jane Blaustone
Pick Up Your Crown
By Jessica Simington
Imagine being at war with yourself over what should come so easily to a person––love, trust, and understanding. Jessica Simington’s novel, Pick Up Your Crown, allows Jessica to tell her story about ten years of chaotic relationships, searching for love in all the wrong faces. Jessica decided it was time to make changes in her life, and she did so by being accountable and learning to rely on God to heal her. What Jessica learned in her search for the truth was that her choices were not about her. They were about her absentee father. Jessica began to love herself, ending years of domestic abuse, rejection, and mental abuse. Jessica looks to inspire others to pick up their crown to self-care and encourage them to find their true identity.
A Leap Of Faith
By Tam Yvonne
Leilani Jordan is young, gifted, and blessed. Prophetess of a successful ministry in Charlotte, North Carolina, Leilani is still reeling from the death of her husband, who passed away early in their marriage from prostate cancer.
The emotional scars from that event have quelled Leilani’s desire to love or be loved. That is until she meets Floyd Hamilton, who has been hired as the new keyboardist for the church. Mr. Hamilton’s presence has ignited feelings in Leilani that she thought were long dead and buried with her husband.
Leilani questions if this man is God sent, or is he trouble on the horizon? Leilani is conflicted over her faith and the flesh. She prays that God will guide her path to His will. Is she willing to listen to God and take a leap of faith?
Rediscovering Dad and Discovering Myself: A Journey Through the Impact of Alzheimer’s
By Brandon Burke
Brandon Burke grew up not always having the closest relationship with his father. However, as life would have it, his father’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s in 2015 afforded the opportunity for Brandon not only to become closer to his father but also to become his steadfast caregiver. Through this disease, Brandon has found his passion and inspiration to help others who are in similar situations by sharing his experiences. Brandon tells the story of his relationship with his father growing up, leading up to him being diagnosed, and he hopes to shed some light on a devastating diagnosis and his family history of Alzheimer’s.
“It is my hope that this book will provide a path for Alzheimer’s caregivers to follow so that they will know they are not alone; shed light on the role of caregivers who are often unsung heroes when it comes to serious and/or terminal illnesses; bring more awareness to the world about the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease; and highlight the bond between father and son,” Brandon relates.
Rediscovering Dad & Discovering Myself: A Journey Through the Impact of Alzheimer’s is a compassionate and insightful journey with Brandon Burke, as he comes to understand the immense impact that his father had on his life.
Coming November 2020