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ABOUT THE BOOK
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
- What's wrong with you?
- How are you feeling?
- Is this what you wanted?
- I'm okay
- It's okay
- Used to express assent, agreement, or acceptance
- Satisfactory, but not exceptionally or especially good
Monday, April 20, 2015
- That formal meeting, teleconference or Skype encounter that has already been mentioned
- A conversation over coffee
- The passing out business cards in line at the grocery store
- That chance encounter with an individual shopping for something you've spotlighted in your book
- Opportunity to speak to a group/organization whose cause connects with yours
- Professionals hired to develop a plan for your goal
- Nonprofessionals dedicated to supporting your goal by helping to get the word out about your work
- Don’t try to oversell yourself
- Take the time to understand who the individual/group is , what they're about and what they have to offer
- Determine if you’re able to reciprocate
- Be honest on both fronts
Friday, April 17, 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015
It is my pleasure to introduce to some and reintroduce to others an author, entrepreneur and a woman I'm proud to call my friend, Tyora Moody.
In the time that we've known each other, Ms. Moody has quietly established herself as an internet and social media powerhouse whose services are in high demand.
A woman of faith, Ty believes in giving to others and has been the silent force that has contributed to the success of many. As a hybrid (traditionally and independently published) author of fiction and non-fiction books, the awards she has won and has been nominated for speak to the quality of her work.
Below is just a glimpse into what the power of her pen produces. Please enjoy this spotlight for HOSTILE EYE WITNESS the first installment from her new SERENA MANCHESTER SERIES.
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One night Serena witnesses a gang-related crime. She thinks she recognizes one of the young men, but chooses not to identify him. What if her brain injury has deceived her perceptions? Her estranged family has already reminded her why she left town in the first place. Drawing attention to herself and perhaps threatening her well-being is the last thing Serena needs.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
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Thursday, April 9, 2015
- An appealing cover
- Intriguing back cover blurb
- The mid-book test
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
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Thursday, April 2, 2015
As a little girl I often daydreamed about who I wanted to be and what I wanted to do. Of course back then who and what I wanted to be varied from day-to-day. Moving into the ranks of adulthood didn't change the fact that I still had varied interests. What changed was that I began to believe that I could achieve what others told me I couldn't.
It took time, but I slowly began the process to move forward with the desire that had been burning in my spirit. Holding fast to that desire and needing to be the example of what I had preached to my children, at the age of forty-five I enrolled into college.
It was scary for many reasons. The first being that I had doubts about my intellectual capacity.
That revelation sounded strange to those who had known me in the realm of business owner and ministry leader. It did because they saw the outer trappings of a woman fighting to overcome the stigma of being crushed by unkind words that destroyed my belief of what I could achieve.
It took some doing, but I made the decision to believe everything I told my children about overcoming adversity and negative words. I dared to believe that I could earn a college degree. I dared to believe that by doing so I could be an encouragement and maybe, even a champion for those who have yet to believe.
Today I challenge, encourage and implore you to take the time to discover who you are and believe in yourself.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
I've always been an avid reader. When I discovered the 'Inspirational/Christian Fiction' genre I was ecstatic. Each author had their own distinct way of bringing faith into their stories. Many of those stories encouraged me and I knew that I could do the same for others.
When I shared about the content of my first novel with a select few, some didn't believe that I would have much success. Their belief was rooted in the fact that my story wasn't what they were used to reading in the 'inspirational' genre.
That was the point. The story that came from my soul was never meant to be 'like the others' -- it was 'authentic'.
Had I listened to the words from those who felt my work should have been like that of others, I would have given away my authentic voice.
As individuals we all have gifts. That unique gift was given to us to give to others who need what we have to offer.
I encourage you to embrace your authentic voice and become the gift others need to open.