A Thought For The Week
By Tonia Williams
Life was already hectic for some of us. The emotional toll of the COVID-19 pandemic has turned so many of our lives upside down. With all that is going on in the world we need some positive thoughts to get us sometimes, through our day. This book provides inspirational thoughts along with a scripture to get our week started.
Most people start their week on Mondays although the first day of the week is Sunday. But for your thought for the week, you can utilize it on Mondays along with the supporting scripture to start your week on a positive note.
There are 52 weeks in a year. Let us get started. Stay prayed up, continue to keep God first, and have a blessed week.
Cooking with Ms. E: A Book of Recipes and Family Memoirs
Finally, a cookbook touting an array of delectable recipes from the Gullah-Geechee culture and southern cuisine, sprinkled with personal memories exploding with flavor on every page!
Inspired by family traditions and scrumptious meals slowly simmered in love, in Cooking with Ms. E: A Book of Recipes and Family Memoirs, the incomparable Ms. Evelyn Braxton shares the origins and secrets behind some of her most famous gourmet dishes. Walking readers through simple to prepare southern cuisine, Ms. E makes cooking delightful, while reminding us how good, home-cooked meals contribute to the wholeness of the family.
Cooking with Ms. E: A Book of Recipes and Family Memoirs, is highlighted by dazzling photography and transparent, vivid accounts of Ms. E’s lifelong connection to family and cooking. From breakfast to entrées, vegetables to desserts, Cooking with Ms. E is perfect for families who are ready to reintroduce love and tradition back into the kitchen. Anyone who knows Ms. E knows she never puts food on the table without love served on the plate. Dive into these pages and see why she’s embraced as one of the best cooks in the south!
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!
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.
To Pitch Or Not To Pitch
This highly informative guide is designed to help content creators, writers, producers and those in the film and TV industries learn how to pitch, package, and sell their script or project to a TV network, linear channel, studio, production company, agent or web streamer.
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
Bella Chloe Monroe couldn’t have imagined a better life for herself.
Blessed with a doting mother, compassionate lover, and fast-paced career as a flight attendant for one of the most prestigious airlines in the world, Bella simply can’t believe the life she dreamed of is the one she’s finally living. But just as every rose has its thorns, Bella’s about to discover the worst of them never stray far away.
Bella’s mother, Blossom Monroe, is an acclaimed playwright, adored for her exemplary works of art and praised by all but one, one who welled with jealousy in the shadows and away from the adoring spotlight Bella’s humble mom basked in as her career skyrocketed. With her career exploding, Blossom’s light draws everyone to her…even those who seek to put her light out. Before long, Bella and Blossom discover the glitter they crave is just a cover for the darkness looming beneath it, and danger is closer than they’ll ever admit.
Murder, paranoia, and deception cast the women into chaos as their fairytale disintegrates into a nightmare. Family as Bella once knew it would be no more, trust becomes a luxury, while incessant worrying becomes the new norm.
Will Bella and Blossom be able to recover the lavish life and luxuries they’ve grown accustomed to, or will vengeance and bloodshed hand them over to a fate they can’t return from?
Follow a daughter’s journey for avengement and redemption at the risk of losing her soul while a dastardly future peaks on the gloomy horizon.
With breakneck pacing and dazzling twists, “MOTHERLESS” is a riveting story bound to hypnotize you on how deeply connected family, a daughter’s love, ruthlessness, and betrayal can be.
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!
“From the concrete who knew that a flower would grow”
In life, many of us have had to triumph over various obstacles in efforts to unlock the next chapter of our journeys. Each obstacle carried with it valuable life lessons- which ultimately led us to a path like two roads diverged in the woods. When faced with adversity or opposition, you can bend and break or breakthrough and overcome.
In “Overcoming,” author Andrel Harris discusses how to overcome various obstacles while pushing towards creating a successful life. She shares her firsthand experiences surrounding her upbringing, losing her first love, betrayal and hatred, financial hardships, depleting accounts, overcoming debt, and more. Coupling transparency in her own story, she provides practical steps to help readers overcome various challenges. As a financial educator, Andrel also dives deep into the issues that plague the black community in which she is passionate about in efforts to educate and shift the culture forward. As a solution, you’ll be given a financial game plan and a wealth creating strategy.
In this new read, you’ll be mentally stimulated to think about your existence on a deeper level, spiritually empowered to pull energy in your toughest moments, and you’ll be equipped to secure your financial future. Overcoming is the blueprint to your breakthrough.
Life will always happen to you and for you, but it’s up to you to continue to overcome each challenge and make the best of your existence.