By Keisha Bloise
Throughout our lives, we face challenges that present us with choices to either battle against change or push us to the next level in our growth. The tests that come with these challenges can be ugly, dark, and heartbreaking. These growing pains make it difficult to recognize the beauty surrounding and hidden within the imperfections. It’s even harder while we’re in the darkness, to have a positive mindset and trust we are being guided towards our light.
According to Keisha Bloise, otherwise known as, The Love Scientist, self-love looks different for each of us. Each one’s journey is personal, imperfectly perfect, and evolves endlessly. Imperfect Self-Love is a collection of poems, quotes, and affirmations to ignite self-love, healing, spirituality, and self-discovery towards overcoming brokenness.
Imperfect Self-Love is based on The Love Scientist’s intimate experiences to empower you to love yourself more freely.
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.
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?
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.
John’s Journey to Outer Space
By John Xavier
Astronauts and space are perennial kid-favorites. John’s Journey to Outer Space offers an exciting look into the imagination of a young, African-American boy who experiences many extraordinary galactic adventures in outer space. Written in an accessible and fun style, this informative text is perfectly complemented by visually stunning, large-sized, full-color illustrations.
This is the perfect book to encourage children aged three and over to engage in S.T.E.M by using their imagination, thinking creatively and learning about basic cosmic terminology.
- Supports Learning:
- Promotes problem-solving
- Encourages focus
- Supports early learning of outer space terminology
- Inspires creativity and imagination with lively illustrations
- Empowers children with a ‘Can Do’ mindset
Handle with Care: 7 Essentials to Prepare, Pack and Propel for a Career Transition
By Pamela Burkett-Jones
Can you hear it?
That’s the triumphant sound of you taking the leap to fire your employer and bet on yourself! Moving on professionally is never easy – it can be very stressful, overwhelming, and cumbersome. Just as in a personal move, you have hard decisions to make when deciding what is important and adds significant value to your next chapter.
In Handle with Care: 7 Essentials to Prepare, Pack and Propel for a Career Transition, Pamela Burkett-Jones shares her seven essentials steps of the “Moving Box Methodology, which propelled her from employee to career freedom to embark on a new life of happiness. Kissing her boss goodbye! Infusing her personal testimonies with the proven strategies that helped her overcome stress, uncertainty, and the ultimate dream killer- fear when packing your “box” to start your new chapter, Pamela provides you her blueprint that is guaranteed to crush doubt and provide you with the tools to bet on YOU!
Are you prepared to position yourself to unleash the greatness within as you transition careers? Are you open to exploring your available possibilities as you prepare to move forward? Are you in search of strategies to keep you from crashing and burning as you transition? Are you ready to move on toward a brighter future? If so, then grab your box and get ready to handle your success with care!
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!
We all have something we have to atone for, ask forgiveness for, and for which we have to accept the consequences. Most important is how we come to terms with our bad decisions and forgive ourselves.
In her first novel, Confidence Unlocked, Kiawana Leaf shared how, through turbulent times, she came to a turning point in her life where she had to stand on her own feet. Now, in her second book, Beautifying Sins, Kiawana has opened up about her “truths”. Kiawana’s novel digs deep into explaining what sin is and how she was guilty of committing sins and deciding that she would receive the consequences, turning them into something positive. By embracing her past, Kiawana began to grow, glow, and evolve. Join Kiawana as she helps you take your broken pieces and find your true path to happiness, tranquility, and contentment.
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.