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.
When Shift Happens: 21 Days of Celebrating the Lessons of Life & Detours
My Side of the Story
by Charron Monaye
The newest collection of poetry entitled, My Side of The Story, focuses on the thoughts, feelings, emotions, life’s obstacles, racial inequality, and heartbreak, in which women often leave untold. As Women, we are told to be strong because that is our nature, Don’t Stop at Adversity because we have the strength to overcome mountains. We can never give up no matter what, because we carry the nations on our shoulders. These poetic stories, written by Charron Monaye, are the thoughts of many women finally having the voice to speak out, including her own, allowing others to know how it feels to be hurt, abused, taking advantage of, loved, cared for, appreciated, or in enraged.
How I Survived Without Chemo Therapy: One Woman’s Story From Diagnosed To Thriving
By Sabrina Moore
Sabrina Moore can’t explain how she went from knocking on death’s door to fighting cancer with no chemo, but she can tell you how she’s kept cancer from stifling her life and stealing her joy.
Sabrina fully understands the ups and downs of breast cancer journey and the unexpected ways the disease impacts your life. Her memoir, therefore, is both a motivational story and an invaluable guide. She offers tips on how to be your own best advocate during diagnosis and treatment, embrace humor as a coping tool, and handle body-image issues after a mastectomy.
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.
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
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 the Basement to the Stage: I Am the Arts
In his first autobiography, writer, dancer, and serial entrepreneur Darnell Richardson reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, from his life as a dreamer in the basement to becoming a highly sought-after entertainer.
Growing up in North Philly, Darnell was privy to what the streets had to offer. Wanting something more, Darnell was determined not to become the statistic that society had already labeled him. Instead of following the easy path to chaos and self-destruction, Darnell found his passion in the arts, a place where he could “speak his truth” and escape, losing himself in the characters that he portrayed. The arts became more than just a passion; it is the air that he breaths and the sun that warms him.
In From the Basement to the Stage: I Am the Arts, Darnell pens an autobiography depicting the struggles and the many doors slammed in his face that he endured in his journey to success. The denials inspired Darnell to create his legacy and his lane to success. Darnell shares his joys, mistakes, and looking forward to what possibilities lie ahead. This story will make you believe in the possibilities that many will say are impossible. Come and join Darnell on his road to success!
“Confidence Unlocked” is based on a true story that goes into ones life’s journey to finding and fulfilling purpose.
This nonfiction shares her testimonies of surviving a domestic violent relationship, lack of but wanting daddy’s girl relationship, seeking love in the wrong places, attempting to turn to man for self-healing, depression, battling insecurities, becoming the abuser, failed engagement, single parenting, being hurt by the church, backsliding, losing her faith and self-identity. The story begins by not embracing self-love. Falling for a male that she believed to be the one. The beginning was beautiful, a love that she’s never experienced nor wanted to let it go. As time progressed
she began to accept verbal, physical, mental, and emotional abuse. Since then, turning to man for self-healing. Failed relationship after relationship, struggling with insecurities, blaming self not knowing self-worth, and lack of confidence. Battling with stress and depression began addictions, developing medical conditions. She began to turn her back on God, not understanding purpose through her pain, until she’s had enough of a dark shallow life.
Fearing the judgement of others she kept so much bottled in, carrying adequate amount of hurt. She embraced the chapters of her life being able to grow and learn from her relentless mistakes. The pain she wore began to turn and show her glow of healing letting that hurt go. This is her journey through truth, change, freedom, testimony, this is her “Confidence Unlocked”.