I am often asked, “What does a book publisher do?” when introducing myself professionally. For many people, who see the finished product on the shelves of local bookstores, department stores, or web retailers, the process is a mystery. Publishing is the process of production; making information available to the general public. Traditionally, the term refers … Continue reading What is Book Publishing?
Today, Barack Obama was sworn in as POTUS for the second time. The inauguration ceremony has cemented his place in history. No longer is it a fluke; we don't have to cover our eyes and peak at the television, as votes are counted. When I saw it four years ago, tears streamed down the side … Continue reading Forward. Together.
It’s been just over one year since quitting my full-time job. On December 15th, I celebrated my liberation! I regret now that I didn't transcribe this journey. I would have had little nuggets of wisdom tucked away to share with others. My prayer journal is the only true reflection of how far I've come since I left my corporate … Continue reading My Story
I learned the term “code switching” in college. I was always aware of my own habit of speaking to strangers in one way and the homies in another way. It was the way I navigated the world, and a physical manifestation of my mom’s stern warnings, “there is a time and a place for everything”. … Continue reading The Middle
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As I was cleaning off my desk, in search of the paperwork I need to get my workday started, I stumbled across my old poetry notebook. It's been sitting there a while, waiting for me to find time to sift through it for a piece to include in my upcoming newsletter. I took a few … Continue reading What’s Your Story?
Anyone who knows me well enough understands that anything that involves putting me in front of an audience is not likely to happen. Wii at a party? Nope. Karaoke? Not on your life. I was recently presented with the opportunity to do Zumba in a public park. Normally I would scoff at the idea - … Continue reading PDA – Public Displays of Anything
I remember the day I stopped loving my hair. It was in the sixth grade, I was walking into homeroom with friends. We were discussing hair our troubles, likely our biggest problem at ages 11 and 12. Comforting one another in ways only young girls do – “I wish I had your hair”, “No. I … Continue reading Long hair? Don’t care!
The form of a verb that suggests that an action has been completed Sometimes it takes a walk down memory lane to be reminded of how far you’ve come. For me it was a walk to a diner for brunch, with my beau of seven years at my side. I was standing to his left … Continue reading Present Perfect
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