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.
Your Secret Is Not Safe With Me
By Corrona Boston
With over twenty years of experience in the mental health field, Corrona Boston, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist, realized that children are often unsupported due to others’ unprocessed pain related to intergenerational trauma. Providing trauma-informed treatment to several children inspired her to offer professional guidance on this unsettling topic. Corrona believes, “We are not only meant to tell our stories, but we are also meant to survive and heal from them.”
Your Secret is Not Safe with Me was collaboratively designed to help educators, parents, and others responsible for teaching sexual abuse prevention to children. This book is a tool to cultivate intentional and purposeful dialogue to dismantle self-blame and help parents and educators move towards healthy communication and forgiveness to effectively address uncomfortable situations, which is essential to achieving wholeness.
This family project includes the work of Corrona’s sister, Nikia Evans, and illustrations created by her nephew and nieces, Ronald Glass, Tristan Glass, and Zoey Anthony.
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
The Covid Letters, Vol. 1
By Spencer Collins
Many families have experienced a different type of loss during the COVID-19 pandemic––losses that proved to be unbearable. Due to social distancing, travel restrictions, and the fear of contracting the deadly disease, families have been prevented from saying a proper farewell to deceased loved ones. The despair many families have endured has been crippling, to say the least.
Spencer M. Collins IV offers the families affected by the coronavirus an opportunity to come to terms with feelings of guilt, frustration, and the pain of not being able to say goodbye. The COVID Letters brings together families affected by the global pandemic. Mr. Collins is painfully aware of what it is like to bury a loved one and not be present, having lost the matriarch of his family. This therapeutic project will help provide the closure needed to begin healing. Families have a chance to have a natural grieving process over the loss of a loved one and an opportunity to celebrate those lost lives. Hopefully, these letters will bring comfort by sharing the love and legacy of those we will hold near and dear in our hearts forever.
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?
From Break Up to Come Up: 8 Life Lessons to Navigate The End of Any Relationship like a BOSS
By Stephanie Arnold
No one ever teaches us how to break up and be happy, but what if your broken heart was the best thing to ever happen to you….
Pivoted from questions about love and loss to growth and healing during a period of transition, Stephanie unveils her heart amid shattering circumstances of how she mitigated trauma following the end of her years-long relationship.
In From Break Up to Come Up: 8 Life Lessons to Navigate The End of Any Relationship like a BOSS, Stephanie invites us to join her journey of revelatory experiences and the self-affirming processes that cleared the path to her “come up”. Instead of focusing on the challenges that ended the relationship, Stephanie decided to look at the positives, giving her renewed motivation to pursue her life’s purpose.
Stephanie offers her transformative playbook to support anyone ready to move on from the end of their relationship towards making life after their most fulfilling time yet.
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
Son, You Matter
By Derrick Washington
Meet 7 year old Ahmad. A boy who idealizes his father and loves chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. It’s a special day for him because after school, Ahmad is going for his favorite ice cream with his favorite person. What seems like a normal day changes quickly into one that transforms the way Ahmad views his father, ice cream, and life all in one moment.
Honoring The Legacy: A Guide of African-American Monuments and Statues
By Tammy Gibson
“Black history is more than 28 days.” Living historian Tammy Gibson takes us through her travels around the United States, digging deep into the soil of American history to tell the stories of African American heroes so often edited out of the history books.
In her book, Honoring The Legacy: A Guide of African-American Monuments and Statues, Gibson locates the statues and monuments of African Americans that changed the course of history. From grave sites of forgotten African American to monuments of men and women who shaped our modern lives, this book chronicles Gibson’s journey of discovery, and will leave you with newfound knowledge, respect, and understanding for the figures of her heritage. The reminders of the past will sadden, inspire, and provoke readers who take the journey within these pages with her.
This guidebook provides an outdoor museum of a list of over 500+ monuments and statues of prominent African Americans and historical events that have shaped history and past and present African American sculptors, through their artistic work, who have created beautiful and impressive monuments that will withstand the test of time.
Instinct and Intuition: The Uprise of the Resilient Woman
By Simply Speaks
Are you looking for a way out, a way in, or a way around? Are you trying to find your purpose for your life? You may be confused by all of these things, but what Simply Speaks wants you to know is that you possess an untapped superpower, a power that will catapult you to your greatest desires. You may have decided the life you yearn for is out of your reach, but Simply is here to tell you that is simply not true.
In her new book, Instinct and Intuition: The Uprise of the Resilient Woman, Simply Speaks offers you the opportunity to take a journey to discover your strengths and rely on your intuition, helping you to become the best version of yourself. An entrepreneur and transformational speaker, Simply inspires women to assert themselves boldly and unapologetically. This book takes a bold and daring approach. Simply Speaks is transparent in telling the raw story of her life and how she overcame the obstacles that almost derailed the dreams and goals she had for herself. She speaks candidly of her abuse at the hands of the very person who was supposed to keep her safe––her kinship care guardian. Simply was kicked out and introduced to the streets of the Bronx, learning to navigate. Determined to survive, she began taking control of her life despite her past.
Simply Speaks provides exercises at the end of each chapter to help you create your personal determination needs assessment. Simply believes it is never too late to readjust your crown!