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Amidst the trials and tribulations, author Sids Ahky Stevens went through, she examines the different stages of her life. By owning her truth, she has become more appreciative and thankful for the things that really does matter, which are her family and her supportive friends.
Sids Ahky Stevens is a product of single-family household that consists of a very strict mom. With a father who did not want to have anything to do with her, Sids became a troubled kid. With her mother's permission, Sids was raised later by an amazing grandmother.
Later on she pursued her master’s degree, established her faith, found love, and had two children. She lost her son to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). After his death, Sids worked harder on her marriage, and they were blessed to have their beautiful daughter. As she had gotten older, Sids wanted to achieve more attainable goals and serve her community. Most of all, she wants to show her daughter that, although she is a Mommy, she can be amazing too.
In her new book, Own Your Stupidity, she shares her inspiring story.
Visit Sids at www.OwnYourStupidity.com/
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Please join us on February 22nd at 7pm EST/6pm C as we speak with poet and creative nonfiction writer Molly Peacock hosted by Gayle Brandeis.
Molly Peacock is the author of The Analyst (W. W. Norton & Company; 2017) a poetry collection on the relationship between therapist and patient after the therapist survives a brain hemorrhage. Peacock uses a variety of forms from sonnet and villanelle to free forms to explore this new relationship. She has also written biography, The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life’s Work at 72, a memoir, Paradise, Piece by Piece, as well as books on creative non-fiction, and craft. She has also performed a one-woman staged monologue in poems in theatres throughout North America. She is also the editor of collections of both creative non-fiction and poetry. Molly Peacock is former Poet-in-Residence at the American Poets’ Corner and President Emerita of the Poetry Society of America. She is one of the creators of Poetry in Motion on subways and buses throughout North America. As well, for ten years Peacock conducted quarterly poetry circles on Wisconsin Public Radio. Among her awards are Danforth Foundation, Ingram Merrill Foundation, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and New York State Council on the Arts Fellowships. She is based in Toronto and New York. For more information on the author please visit her site: http://www.mollypeacock.org/
Byron W. Lacy was born in Burnet, Texas on March 21, 1950. He is a fourth-generation Texan. Byron’s Great Grandfather, George W. Lacy, came to Texas in the early 1850’s. George and two of his business partners donated the granite to build the current Texas state capitol. He also started a dog breed which is now called the Blue Lacy and is the state dog of Texas. Byron incorporates stories of his ancestors in his books.
Byron started writing poetry while in high school and received great encouragement from his teachers. His first poem was published in a small literary magazine before he turned twenty-one. Byron has had many poems published in literary magazines. He has also published a book of his poetry, THE NIGHT IS A CONSTANT LOVER, and a SyFy novel, HEROES and VILLAINS DOWN THE HALLS OF TIME THE LEGEND OF SPINEY WHEEZER, both available on Amazon. Also, a nonfiction book about his experiences titled Chosen: Chronicles of an Alien Abductee. Also on Amazon.
In 1976 Byron received a B.S in English. In 1977 he received a M.A. in Graphic art and in 1978 a M.F.A. in Graphic Art. Byron has had paintings and sculptures exhibited in galleries and Museums throughout the United States.
Byron now lives in Nacogdoches, Texas where he spends his time writing, creating sculptures and paintings, studying psychology, metaphysics, researching alien abductions, and helping abductees.
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