Tuesday, May 10, 2022

#Virtualbooktour Naked & Not Ashamed: The Transformational Devotional Experience by Chanelle Coleman #spiritual #newbookalert #newbookrelease

 

Write Now Literary is pleased to be organizing a one-month book tour and book giveaway for Naked & Not Ashamed: The Transformational Devotional Experience by Chanelle Coleman. The book tour will run May 2- 27, 2022. 

 ISBN: 979-8985407600

Genre: Spiritual





 



 




Chanelle Coleman Wesley is a native of Milwaukee Wisconsin. She is the creative powerhouse of CeCi’s Ink, an innovative storytelling company that conveys stories through poetry, books, playwrights, blogs, fashion, and motivational speaking. Chanelle is significantly inspired by her late mother’s, Brenda J. Coleman, penchant for prolific storytelling and developing a strong sense of faith. As a survivor of abuse, Wesley believes in passing on the communication skills she developed to cope in those environments. She is also an accomplished playwright with her latest project, a gospel stage play entitled The Beautiful Truth About an Ugly Lie to be released soon. She strives to empower individuals who have lost their ability to advocate for themselves by challenging them to recognize the power of their voice. Her greatest accomplishment, however, forever remains becoming a mother to her six beautiful children and “GiGi” to her two adorable grandchildren.


 

Naked & Not Ashamed is a transparent conversation between Sisters. One that allows both the writer and reader to expose themselves without fear or sense of condemnation. It’s a journey towards healing that allows us to dialogue without masks, charades, or pretense. We explore familiar stories of women in the Bible. These powerful narratives of trial, triumph, failures, and flaws show the resiliency, redemptive and transformative power of encountering Christ. I also reveal personal experiences of my own Christian walk with all its ups, downs, twists, and turns. But the most amazing part of these chronicles is you! Right now, you are writing your story. Are you living with pain, grief, and regret that needs to be released? This book is designed to help you see your own undeniably powerful narrative. I want to challenge you to see the hand of God in your life and urge you to find the ability to tell your story. We accomplish this through journal prompts, activities, prayer, etc.



Tony instantly began screaming and yelling. I continued to bite down harder. I continued biting and grinding my teeth until I couldn’t bite anymore. I let go. He fell back onto the bed. I jumped up out of the bed, my heart was pounding, terrified I opened the door, and I was met with darkness. Hurriedly I ran out past the dining room, through the hallway to the kitchen. Panicked, I reached the back door. I began pulling on the door, but it was locked. Fear seized me as I began fumbling with the knob trying to unlock the door. The latch finally twisted up and I raced up the back-hallway stairs. At last, there was light. I ran as fast as I could through the open kitchen door. The light continued to welcome me as I forged ahead running through the hallway past the bathroom and my aunt’s and grandparent’s bedrooms, the dining-room and into the living room to the couch where my grandmother was sitting. I distinctly remember her shocked expression as I pounded towards her as she sat there speechless, on the couch holding my baby brother. I felt relieved and a sense of security momentarily came over me until my grandmother spoke. She stared at me, with her mouth opened in shock. She screamed, “Chanelle, you’re naked! Where are your clothes?” Momentarily, I had forgotten that I was naked, but the awful realization of my nakedness began to cover me like a garment. It was the evidence of my pain, humiliation, and fear. I stood there breathlessly as I gasped, painting for air, naked and ashamed, I told her my story. 





How did Naked & Not Ashamed: The Transformational Devotional Experience get started?

 

I’d like to begin by thanking you for providing me with this amazing opportunity to connect with you and your audience. My journey to writing this book began while attending College days at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Al. While there I attended Breath of Life Ministries under the pastorship of Pastor Carlton Bryd. Bryd’s message spoke of a woman in the Bible. Although the story was a familiar one, that day the woman’s narrative spoke to me on so many levels. I felt deeply connected to her. As I continued to meditate on what I heard, I thought about countless women who may find a parallel between various stories of women in the Word of God and their own lives. It was at that moment I decided to get started.

 

My book is entitled Naked & Not Ashamed: The Transformational Devotional Experience. Naked & Not Ashamed is a transparent conversation between Sisters. One that allows both the writer and reader to expose themselves without fear or sense of condemnation. It’s a journey towards healing that allows us to dialogue without masks, charades, or pretense. We explore familiar stories of women in the Bible. These powerful narratives of trial, triumph, failures, and flaws show the resiliency, redemptive and transformative power of encountering Christ. I also reveal personal experiences of my own Christian walk with its ups, downs, twists, and turns. But the most amazing part of the story is the readers! Right now, they are writing their story. Some are living with pain, grief, and regret that needs to be released. This book is designed to help her see her own undeniably powerful narrative. I challenge readers to see the hand of God in their life and urge them to find the ability to tell their stories. We accomplish this through journal prompts, activities, prayer, etc.

 

 

Is there one particular message or “moral of the story” you hope readers walk away with?

 

Yes! I want readers to emerge from these pages empowered, inspired, and on the road to healing. We live in a world filled with hurting people. They need to know there is a Balm for their pain. These powerful accounts will give the reader permission to tell their stories so they too can encourage someone else who is broken. I want them to recognize that encountering Christ, apart from the crowd, will allow them to experience a breakthrough in their lives. Developing a personal relationship with the Master will irrevocably change their lives giving them peace, joy and happiness. At the conclusion of this book, it is my desire for each woman to realize how deeply she is loved by her Creator.

 

 

What is your current work in progress?

 

I’m so excited about my next projects! A gospel stage play entitled The Beautiful Truth About an Ugly Lie. It will be performed in person in May 2022 and virtually in June 2022. A devotional book I co-authored entitled Joy Comes in the Morning is scheduled to be released in June.2022. I’m in the process of having a children’s book illustrated by Janna Peterson. The book is designed to help children believe in themselves and foster positive self-esteem entitled Believe. Last, but certainly not least, a self-help book for women She said Yes to Herself!

 

 

What advice would you give to a beginning author?

 

My advice to a beginner writer is very simple; before you sit down to write, identify your target audience. Create a persona, know their age range, sex if applicable, education, are they married or single, where do they spend majority of their time, what types of challenges do they face? This information will help to guide you as you begin to write and market your book.

 

 

 

What would be your dream vacation?

 

I’d love to visit Hawaii or Dubai. Traveling is such a freeing act. I love the opportunity to experience different sights and sounds. I could admire the beauty in a natural landscape for hours. There is a medicinal property that is activated by being out in nature or changing your scenery. It gives me an adrenaline rush and my mood is always brightened by taking in new sights.

 

 

Besides when you came to know the Lord, what is the happiest day in your life? 

 

Besides knowing the Lord, the happiest days of my life are the births of my 6 beautiful children. Each time I experienced a new way to fall in love at first sight all over again. My children are my life. They have given me so much strength, understanding, wisdom, patience and a greater capacity to love another human being.

 

 

How has being published changed your life?

 

This has been such a rewarding experience. I started writing at the age of seven or eight years old. I became a published author at the wonderful age of forty-five. It tells me it’s never too late to realize your dreams. As a child I was determined to see my name on a book and although life happened and my dream was delayed it wasn’t denied. It has inspired me not to limit myself or place a timeframe on when things must happen. Accomplishing this lifelong goal has motivated me to go after bigger and better things.

 

 

How do you see yourself in your character’s story, if at all?

 

The book has several characters. There are some characters like Hannah, Leah or Bathsheba that we are given a glimpse into the close of their narratives. So, we don’t have to speculate too much on how their stories end. Then there are characters like Job’s wife, the woman at the well and others that no additional information is given to us. We can only guess what happened in the next chapters of their respective stories. Finally, I am still living so my story is still in the process of being written. But I pray it ends well.

 

 

Where do you like to write?

 

It’s funny but I never thought about where I’ve been most comfortable writing until you asked the question. The answer is the books, poetry, blogs, monologues, plays, etc. I’ve written I wrote in bed. The irony is that’s where my first encounter with sexual abuse occurred. I was only four or five years old at the time. But it’s where my journey for healing began. As a forty-five-year-old woman it’s where I go to become empowered. Each time I write I emerge stronger and more resilient than the time before.

 



 

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022

#VIRTUALBOOKTOUR My Sister Helped Me Heal: The Power of Kingdom Sisterhood ~~ Visionary Author Chavon Anette @newbookalert #newrelease #nonfiction #anthology #bookcollaboration


 

Write Now Literary is pleased to be organizing a two-week book tour and free book giveaway for My Sister Helped Me Heal: The Power of Kingdom Sisterhood by Chavon Anette. The book tour will run April 4- 15, 2022. 

ISBN: 978-0578380049 

Genre: Religion / Christian Living / Personal Growth



ABOUT THE VISIONARY


Chavon is an Amazon #1 International Bestselling Author, Transformational Speaker, Leadership and Life Coach, and Talk Show Host. She is the CEO of Purpose Unwrapped, LLC and non-profit Power and Grace Leaders, Inc. Also, a board member- COO- of an Accreditation organization- Governing Council. Chavon is affectionally known as the Fire Leadership Coach. She marries practical and spiritual tools to empower and equip kingdom people to lead in the world. Formerly a high school educator, her mission is now to help Kingdom people Break Fear, Build Faith, and Lead Confidently online and beyond. She believes it takes commitment, confidence, and courage to impact culture. 

She is also a transformational speaker who speaks with great passion in a way that empowers and challenges her listeners. She has been featured as a speaker on ABC news, TCT Today, Virginia Wesleyan University, and at conferences and other events such as globally recognized Comeback Champion Summit and Sister Leads Conference. 

 Chavon has published 4 books that are available on Amazon, and she has been a part of 7 anthologies. Three anthologies became Amazon #1 Bestsellers- Undeterred, (International Bestselling) Unveiled Transparency, Called to Intercede and Sister Leaders. Now, She is in the process of birthing out My Sister Helped Me Heal Anthology where she is the visionary. 

Chavon Anette was the 2021 Servant Leader of the Year Award Recipient from ACHI Magazine. Also In 2021, she was nominated for ACHI as Entrepreneur of the year, mentor of the year, author of the year, and TV personality of the year. In 2018, Chavon was nominated for ACHI as Author of the year and Educator of the year, and in 2019 she was nominated for ACHI as Educator of the Year and Orator of the Year!



 


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Chavon Anette and an amazing group of women join in an Anthology to share their story about the Powerful gift of Kingdom Sisterhood. The book is about real stories of Sisterhood That helped people move - from broken to whole - from hidden to walking in purpose - from rejected to accepted - from insecure to confident - from afraid to bold as a lioness.

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“Look at her”- my eyes meet my friend- “I support and love you.”
“Look at her”- my eyes shift to my next friend- “I support and love you.”
“Look at her”- my eyes turn to my other friend- “I support and love you.”
“Look at me”- my eyes are at my friend creating this moment- “I support and love you.”

It was moments before I would speak for my first in-person event. God led my friend Kiyanni Bryan to instruct me to turn and look at all my sisters in the back room with me - Lakia Perez, Ciara Mason, Melissa Daughtry, and herself, and allow them to say those words to me. With tears rolling down my eyes, the reality of their words sinking in brought me to a new level of freedom and deliverance. 

It can weigh on you when you have had to manage the fights of ministry and fights in your personal life. It never means quitting or giving up, but with the right people around you, it still means making sure you position yourself to heal in the areas where you have been wounded.


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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

#VIRTUALBOOKTOUR Discovery of the Five Senses: The Urban Boys Series by K.N. Smith #YA #ACTIONADVENTURE #FRIDAYREAD #NEWBOOKALERT

 


Write Now Literary is pleased to be organizing a two-month book tour and visa gift card for Discovery of the Five Senses: The Urban Boys Series by K.N. Smith. The book tour will run March 1 -April 29, 2022.

 

 

Genre: Young Adult Action-Adventure, Young Adult Thriller, Urban Fantasy, Mystery/ Thriller

ISBN-13978-0989474757






K.N. Smith, winner of the "Best of" in the category of "Outstanding Young Adult Novel" at the Jessie Redmon Fauset Book Awards, is an author and passionate advocate of literacy and arts programs throughout the world. Her lyrical flair sweeps across pages that twist and grind through action-adventure and urban fantasy in edge-of-your-seat narratives. K.N. has over twenty-five years' experience in communications and creative design as an award-winning consultant. She inspires people of all ages to reach their highest potential in their creative, educational, and life pursuits. 



 





A suspenseful incident in a forbidden preserve heightens the senses of five friends. Sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell become super-gifts that forever change the world. But furious battles confront the boys as they try to understand their sensory superpowers in a race to save mankind. With light beings and mysterious strangers complicating their plight, will the boys be able to defeat the evil Druth before it’s too late? Get prepared for the twisting and grinding of this award-winning, action-adventure story — an edge-of-your-seat narrative for young and mature readers alike.






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And in the absence of even a hint of an exchange, Joaquin spun around and lunged at Ross. He grabbed him by the throat, knocking him down.  


With brittle leaves and debris thrust upward, the two were enveloped in a dark, hazy hell as they engaged in a violent struggle for what seemed like an eternity.  

Ross flared up. “Get the hell off of me!”  


Joaquin persisted. “What are you going to do, Ross? Where are you going to go?” 
Ross scrambled to his feet, fighting back with a blow to Joaquin’s head, followed by several body punches. Joaquin stumbled and fell, giving Ross those precious few seconds required for his escape.  


Fueled by a rush of pulsating adrenaline, Ross ran frantically, stretching his quivering legs. His rich brown skin tightened as he pounded through the forest. He tried to ignore his thunderous heartbeat while scanning the pathways, searching for possible escape routes.  


With his baseball cap lost to the wind, his short, curly hair had exposed to the open air. Ross grasped the moment, one littered with deep panic and a singular appreciation for survival.  


This turn of events stemmed from countless episodes in which Joaquin, only nineteen yet extremely demanding, had tried to control those around him.




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Monday, January 3, 2022

#Virtualbooktour Boss Women: Seven African American Women Who Built Their Business From The Ground Up! #newrelease #newbookalert #children #picturebook

 


Write Now Literary is pleased to be organizing a two-month book tour and $25.00 Amazon gift card for Boss Women: Seven African American Women Who Built Their Business From The Ground Up by Gwen Richardson. The book tour will run Jan- Feb 25, 2022. 

 

Genre: Youth

ISBN- 978-1737449607





Gwen Richardson has been an author, entrepreneur, and "boss woman" for decades. She is the author of 13 books, including Boss Women, and is a graduate of Georgetown University. She has been twice nominated for NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Literary Work, wants to inspire children to seek entrepreneurship as a career path. Richardson resides in Houston with her husband, Willie, and adult daughter, Sylvia.

 






Boss Women features seven African American women who started their businesses by themselves or as co-founders with family members. Some of the enterprises are relatively new, while others have been established for decades.

 

The businesswomen profiled in this book are Janice M. Adams (JMA Solutions), Valerie Daniels-Carter (V&J Holding Companies), Bea Dixon (Honey Pot), Janice Bryant Howroyd (The ACT One Group), Garnetta Sanders (Neta Scientific), Janell Stephens (Camille Rose Naturals), and J.C. Sykes (90 Degree Construction).

 

Boss Women uses poetic phrasing to make it easier for children to read and understand. While reading each poetic profile, children will be able to see themselves in these women’s successes and dream big dreams for the future. The book is also a motivational tool for adults who are seeking encouragement on their entrepreneurial journeys.



1. Why did you write this book/What was the inspiration behind this book? 

All of my children’s books are centered around entrepreneurship. I wanted to write a book that included actual living, African-American women who have succeeded in business. Both children and adults can be inspired by their journeys. 

2. What makes this book different from other books? 

This book includes biographies of living women who are in business. To my knowledge, there is not a similar book like it on the market. It is beautifully illustrated (by an African-American female), and also includes the photos of the women along with their websites. 

3. What’s the hardest part about being an author? Staying motivated and avoiding procrastination. 

4 What do you love most about being an author? Being able to enlighten and inspire readers. 

5. Who is your favorite author/what is your favorite book and why? I have been an avid reader since age 4 and have read thousands of books. I don’t have a particular author that is my favorite. I like a well-written, well-told story by any author. 

6. What advice would you give aspiring authors? Seek advice by reading books about becoming an author from those who have succeeded; network with other authors; stay abreast of new trends. If you self-publish, seek the assistance of professionals (e.g., editor, book cover designer, formatter, marketer). 

7. What question or comment are you asked most frequently about your book? What inspired me to write the book and how did I determine which women to include in it. 

8. What advise do you have for aspiring authors? Seek advice by reading books about becoming an author from those who have succeeded; network with other authors; stay abreast of new trends. If you self-publish, seek the assistance of professionals (e.g., editor, book cover designer, formatter, marketer). 

9. What events/book plans do you have coming up? 

Black Authors Matter TV - Live-streamed on Facebook every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. CST

Feb. 6, 2022 - Reading Day at Fallbrook Church’s Children’s Ministry - Houston, TX Feb. 18-19 - Black History Month Literary Weekend - Washington, DC Oct. 20-22 - National Black Book Festival - Houston, TX 

10. Describe your book in three words? 

Exciting, inspiring, beautiful





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Friday, November 12, 2021

#VIRTUALBOOKTOUR #NEWBOOKRELEASE The Many Facets of A. Starr by Amelia Starr #MEMOIR



Write Now Literary is pleased to be organizing a two-week book tour and $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway for The Many Facets of A. Starr by Amelia Starr. The book tour will run Nov 8- 19, 2021.

Genre: Memoir 

 ISBN-978-1647136864

 

 Amelia Starr is the nationally published author of the award nominated memoir, The Many Facets of A. Starr: Purifying Truths. Ms. Starr holds an Associates of Arts in Communication; a Bachelor of Science in Business-Healthcare Management and she is also a Licensed Practical Nurse. Amelia enjoys reading and writing literary works of all genres. Her love of writing was cultivated through her life experiences. Amelia Starr’s life has been riddled with uncertainty, rejection, violence and death. Fortunately, her life has also been a series of miraculously triumphant moments. Amelia incessantly strives to shine brightly as she embraces the light God placed within to illuminate spaces others cannot. She is destined to be, A. Starr! Additionally, Amelia loves being a mother, serene walks on the beach, and meditation.

None of us can control the circumstances we are born into. However, how we deal with our circumstances and the trials we encounter is the determining factor of our triumph or the reality of looming tragedies. Amelia Isom chose the former. Her life was riddled with uncertainty, rejection, and violence/death, but her life has been a series of inconceivable triumphant moments. This memoir will take you through a whirlwind of emotions from the beginning to end. Most importantly, you will know that life is not what happens to you.... But how you MAKE LIFE happen for you!

 

Carol attempted to get up. However, she stumbled a few steps and then fell forward toward Bill. Instead of helping her, he backed away and watched her fall. When she hit the floor he yelled, “Trick get up!” Carol’s bloody nose dripped down onto her lips, her vision was blurred in one eye and the other eye was swollen shut. She was mercilessly battered and weak. It was impossible for her to muster up the strength to stand even with help! Bill realized Carol needed to go to hospital, and the thought of showing any remorse or concern for her angered him even more. So, Bill lugged Carol into his car like a bag of trash, and spewed obscenities at her the entire 15-minute drive. “Trick stop bleeding all over my seats, I knew I shoulda left you!” When they arrived at the hospital, Bill didn’t escort Carol inside. Instead with the same violent demeanor, he hatefully threw her out of his car! Carol stumbled inside trying not to fall, but her strength betrayed her. Her pregnant and battered body fell to the ground, while bystanders looked at her in shock and disgust… After what seemed like an unending couple of minutes, Carol was assisted by hospital staff and rushed to the maternity ward. Why did I, an innocent child, have to enter life through such a treacherous path, that seemingly led to a dead end… broke - IN - this… my life. 

#VIRTUALBOOKTOUR #NEWBOOKALERT #NEWBOOKRELEASE Made To Lead Millions Krystal Henry #NONFICTION


 

Write Now Literary is pleased to be organizing a two-week book tour and $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway for Made To Lead Millions by Krystal Henry. The book tour will run Nov 8- 19, 2021.

Genre: Leadership 

ISBN: 979-8466400243



   

The gift of inspiration is harnessed best by individuals displaying a strong propensity for helping others transform their own lives. Gifted with this virtue in nonpareil measure; is the compassionate professional, Krystal Henry. Krystal is an author, success coach, cleric, accountant, CEO and founder of EMPOWER-MINT.ORG, a multi-dimensional coaching hub, offering solutions, strategy, and inspiration, to a diverse clientele. She is often known for an innate ability in leading others "from what if, to what is." Having overcome life-changing battles with covid, cancer, infertility, and much more; Krystal proves herself an unfeigned survivalist, equipped in changing lives, for the better. She is member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated; a graduate of Paul Quinn College with a BS in Accounting. Krystal Henry combines a passionate career in coaching, community involvement, and creative vocations. She is a Tony Gaskin’s Certified Life Coach, with more than two decades of experience in inspirational teaching, speaking, and workshop facilitation. As a philanthropic voice in both local and global communities, Krystal is the leading lady of Power of the Gospel Ministries, alongside her husband Rev. Redd. Together they inspire the masses, on the trailblazing “Power Lift Podcast”. As an effervescent creative, and Amazon Best Selling author of the inspirational manuscripts: “The Elements of You” and “Made to Lead Millions”. She has also co-authored in, “Letters to the First Lady: Devotional for Pastor’s Wives & Women Married to Ministry Leaders”, Volume One, “Jump Start Your Mind” and The Success Chronicles: Volume One; all organic expositions of an authentic passion, for people. Krystal has appeared on Late Night with Sherida Lovelace, the Red Room with Shay Samuels and The LeKeisha Mosley shows. She has been featured in ShoutOut Atlanta, The Wealthy Coach, and Head & Soul Magazines. Her effervescent “voice frames your success” as one of the Co-Founders of THESUCCESSTANK.CLUB on Clubhouse. Krystal is an asset to her local communal body, and a loving member of her family and friendship circles. Krystal Henry. Leader. Organizer. Philanthropist.

 

What is your worst fear to be a follower or a leader? For most people it is easy to be a follower, but it takes special courage, character, and confidence to become an extraordinary leader, especially one to Lead Millions! Imagine waking up and having a million followers! Would thoughts of your inadequacies ruin your success? Would fear stop you in your tracks? This magnetic book reveals raw authentic transparent leadership that may catch you off guard, but the expertise of the author will cause the Leader inside of you to be awakened and transformed. This captivating and thought-provoking leadership literary work is not your typical self-help book. This manuscript will bring healing, freedom, encouragement, enlightenment, and success in practical ways. Whether you are in ministry, the corporate office, medical arena, or an industrial environment, Made to Lead Millions will evoke the Leader in YOU!



Why do you write the kind of books you do? 

I know testimonies are powerful. Hearing how someone else made it through a problem, traumatic event, or life challenging circumstance has always motivated me. I write about my experiences but change the names and descriptions of the people to protect the guilty as well as the innocent. 


Besides when you came to know the Lord, what is the happiest day in your life?

It was the delivery of my son. I was told I couldn’t get pregnant and that I should have a hysterectomy at the age of 27. I even had 5 fybroids growing in my womb while my son was growing inside of me. But GOD allowed him to come forth in spite of all those obstacles!

How has being published changed your life?

Knowing the details that it takes to really produce a quality book. You need a support system to keep you encouraged and determined!

What is your current work in progress? 

I have about five books written. I have to pray for the next release and begin editing. 


How do you choose your settings for each book?

My settings are based on my life experiences paired with bible principles that have caused me to recover, be restored, and overcome as a black woman who has been labeled so many derogatory things in my life!

What three things about you would surprise readers?

I have survived domestic violence, stalking twice, and I’ve been married for over 25 years.

What advice would you give to a beginning author?

Just Write! Don’t follow anyone else’s format. Feel It. Write it. Then edit it until you are tired of it! Then send it to an editor. 


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