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  • 00:35

    Beautiful Butterfly Welcomes Author of Forbidden Love Kendra Graves

    in Books

    On This Episode of The Beautiful Butterfly Show We Welcome Special Guest Author of "Forbidden Love"  Kendra Graves. This is Kendra's first time on the show, so we are Excited to hear about this new author and the great works she has and will provide to the listeners and readers! Enjoy! 

     About Author Kendra Graves- Born and raised in Hartford Ct, I am 29 years young and a mother to my first born, my heart, my daughter Khaniyah. I always had a passion for writing. It all started at the age of 10 when I found myself alone in my bedroom and would write raps. From there I branched off and started writing poems but I found it didn't work for me. I gave it a rest for a few years and started back reading and writing at 15. My teachers always told me I was gifted. In school I would ace my writing exams. In highschool I read many books but it never occurred to me to write my own. I kept a journal of stories that happened to me, but never told my story. I graduated from highschool in 2004 and went on to cosmetology school because doing hair was my second passion. Shortly after entering into the field I had to leave school because I couldn't work with the chemical because my skin was to sensitive. I didn't know what else to do with myself so for a few years I tried to find something that worked for me. In 2010 I told myself I'm going back to school but It was all put on hold because I couldn't go as an independent student at 24. Once I turned 25 I enrolled in Kaplan university where I studied criminal justice. I made the dean's list every semester and presidents list my final semester. I graduated with my Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice in 2013 with a 3.91 gpa. Still trying to find myself in the field of my study is where I fumbled upon writing again in October 2014.


  • 00:44

    Beautiful Butterfly Welcomes Authors of Ma'Dam Secretary K.S.Oliver and B.Abby

    in Books

    We Welcome Special Guest Author Brandon Abby and K.S.Oliver are stopping by to share their new Collabo book entitled "Ma'Dam Secretary.

     Meet Our Guest: B. Abby is a high school dropout turned decorated air force veteran, author, public speaker, college graduate, and business owner who was born in MS, and migrated to GA at 16 years old. He is the youngest of four children, husband, and father of 2. B. Abby has a mission in life to promote philanthropy, ptsd awareness, and lifestyle. He wants people to understand that it isn't easy feeling like something controls your life more than you. graduated from Trident International University with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration in 2010, while minoring in Criminal Justice Administration, as well as Associates of Science in Criminal Justice in 2012. Since then, he has exited the Armed Service and provided a service to Atlanta metro community. This highly decorated Afghanistan and Iraq veteran conquered several life alternating moments, but was sidelined with post traumatic stress disorder upon his exit from American service. After being thrown this illness, Brandon's counselor asked him to journal his newly developed illness, and his pen and imagination went to work while blocking images of his past. He spends majority of his time with his wife, who is also an author, as well as his two sons Shakwan and Trystyn.

    K.S. Oliver is an author, poet, public speaker, model and business owner who was born in New York and raised in Georgia. At 30 years old, she is blazing a trail that many have been inspired by.On May 20, 2010, following the birth of her youngest child, K.S. was diagnosed with SLE, also known as Lupus. K.S. had to make a decision on whether she would allow it to consume her or fight for the life she and her family deserved to enjoy. 

  • 00:45

    Beautiful Butterfly Welcomes Author of Da Ghetto Gospels II King Diamond

    in Books

    Author King Diamond is a man of many talents who was born and raised in the city of Jacksonville, Florida. Amongst those God given talents include author, poet, and a certified HVAC Technician to list a few. The second youngest of 11 children his life journey truly define the saying that "every rose has its thorns. Lured by the many temptations of street life in the ghetto he soon caught his first 11 year prison sentence at the age of 18 and would continue to enter this revolving door until the age of 38, never spending a total of more than 2 years amongst society. 5 times he would gamble with his freedom in his quest to become 'hood rich and each time the end result was another trip to prison..Yet in 2009 he vowed that he was sick and tired of being sick and tired and the miraculous transformation began, and since then he's become not only a true man in totality but also a literary force to be reckoned with. In 2012 he attended TWS Jacksonville in Florida and became a licensed HVAC Technician with a diploma in Electromechanical Technology. Yet it was in prison in the year 2000 while working as a GED English & Literature and the Arts teacher that a fellow inmate convinced him to give the novel writing field a try. Manuscript after manuscript that he sent out to various urban street literature companies were rejected and deemed unworthy, to the point where he threw in the towel and the novels that he'd penned by hand began to collect dust on the shelf. It wasn't until he met Author Tameka Jones in 2014 in a Facebook group that the doors of the literary world would be opened wide for him, and that the novels that were once deemed unworthy would now become 5 star page turners in the urban fiction genre. Through King Publishing Group his first book "Blood Ain't Always Thicka" was released in February 2015, instantly winning the hearts of so many with his blood raw style of story writing.

  • 00:36

    Beautiful Butterfly Welcomes Author of Meet the Commodores Sunny Giovanni

    in Lifestyle

    In southern Dallas, Texas, Sunny Giovanni-- or "Gio" as she likes to be called-- was born on the fifth day of June in 1989. Born to a mother who was a teacher and a graduate from Texas A&M University you couldn't so much as watch a Disney movie if you hadn't read the book beforehand. Gio has had a very strong history with literature, diversifying from poetry (winning placements in oratorical contests), to thriller short stories as a way to vent her frustrations.

    The pen was handed down to her from an older sibling as a means to focus her negative energy and anger into something different but was used as a way to alter her own situations.
    As a preteen Gio witnessed how much her writing could touch someone when she left one of her prized spirals in a classroom without knowing. Two weeks after it went missing someone brought it back to her asking for more, letting the young author know that almost everyone she knew read the story, but without knowing it was her in the story she had written.
    Sunny Giovanni is an advocate for gay and transgender rights, and says: "You can't help who you are and you damn sure can't help who you love. You should be true to who are rather than to conform and live the ultimate lie and live miserably until the day you die." Credited from the poem she penned "Titanium", modeled after her novel.
    Gio is a mother of three children, the founder of Lucid Legends Publishing/ Photography, Kno Joke Entertainment, the host of "We Talk TOO Much Radio" on BlogTalk Radio and blogs on Tumblr under the name "KnoJokeGio". She is a friend to many and prides herself on making a smile out of an extremely horrible day. "It doesn't matter if you're having a bad day... a smile could make everything else seem so small. Crack a joke when someone is hurt and see how fast they cheer up. 

  • 00:45

    Beautiful Butterfly Welcomes Author of All The Wrong Places GIFT'D

    in Lifestyle

    NEW AUTHOR...and NEW RELEASE DAY... We Welcome Author GIFT'D to the Show to discuss his NEW Release Entitled "All The Wrong Places" 


    Gift’d the author is a 32-year-old native of College Park, Georgia. He gained a love for reading at an early age, and spent a lot of time writing stories for entertainment, and spinning tales for for his friends. Gift’d found that he had a talent for creative writing, and his teachers often encouraged him to keep writing.

    Recently, he decided to take one of those stories, and turn it into a novel. His first novel, All The Wrong Places will debut in Fall 2015. Gift’d uses everyday experiences, blended with imagination to inspire his creativity, making his characters practically leap off the page to tell you their story.

    Married, Gift’d currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and family. 

  • 00:41

    Beautiful Butterfly Welcomes Author Of No Perfect Affair Charmaine Galloway

    in Lifestyle

    Join Us for Another Great Show and and there will be Book GIVEAWAYS!!

    MEET THE AUTHOR OF NO PERFECT AFFAIR: Charmaine was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. Writing has been her passion and a positive emotional outlet since middle school. As a teen, writing in her journal allowed her to escape the negativity of her world. Around that time she also began writing her first fiction novel. She finds joy in creating unique and awe inspiring story-lines for the characters in her stories. Ingenuity and imagination is a mainstay and compass in her work.  Charmaine has a Bachelor of Arts in Family Life Education, an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education and she is currently working on her Masters Degree. Becoming a fierce advocate and supporter of troubled young women has been a goal of hers since overcoming struggles of her own as a young woman. “I believe turning a blind eye or deaf ear to our struggling youth only promotes destruction and demise. They are human. They have a voice. You’ll be surprised by what you learn from them if you just listen.” 

     Charmaine, being the wearer of many proverbial ‘hats’, is a self-publisher and the founder of Charming Gal Publications. She is the CEO and jewelry designer for Charming Gal Boutique. CEO and Pre-Kindergarten Teacher at Amazing Grace Childcare and a Motivational Speaker. Charmaine uses her personal challenges and triumphs as she speaks, to encourage her audience that they can have a bright future despite what their past looks like. She pulls from her life experience and education as she speaks with a unique and upbeat perspective that adds flavor to personal development. 



  • 00:46

    Beautiful Butterfly Welcomes Author of Hellfire From The Pulpit Melody S

    in Lifestyle


    Melody S. is an author who had written short stories, poetry, drama, and a mystery thriller. She originally hails from Brooklyn, New York but now resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She’s always had an appreciation for literature and writing and has been writing her own poetry since the tender age of 12. Melody S. is a mother of 4 whom she chooses to home school and in 2014 donated a kidney to her ailing husband who suffers with Lupus SLE and was in end-stage renal failure. This inspiring writer is the author of the short story entitled, Murderess Obsession (March 4, 2015), the novella entitled, Marrying The Family (April 2015) and the novel, Hellfire From The Pulpit (June 15, 2015).

  • 00:15

    You Are Beautiful (The Intro)

    in Culture

    You are beautiful, perhaps you don't know it. So what is beautiful? What makes a beautiful woman? 

    It's right here I want to pose the question.

  • 00:43

    Beautiful Butterfly Welcomes Author of Jordan's Confessions Charmaine Galloway

    in Lifestyle

    Meet Author Charmaine Galloway: 

    Charmaine Galloway was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. Writing has been her passion and a positive emotional outlet since middle school. As a teen, writing in her journal allowed her to escape the negativity of her world. Around that time she also began writing her first Christian fiction novel. She finds joy in creating unique and awe-inspiring story-lines for the characters in her stories. Ingenuity and imagination is a mainstay and compass in her work.

    Being the wearer of many proverbial ‘hats’, Charmaine is a published author under Racquel Williams Presents (RWP) Publishing Company. Also she is the founder of her own publishing company, Charming Gal Publications. She is the CEO and jewelry designer at Charming Gal Boutique (www.charmainggalboutique.com), her online jewelry boutique and the owner of Amazing Grace Educational Childcare LLC (www.amazinggracechildcare.com). However, the most important ‘hat’ she wears is that of Mom to her two children. Following her dreams as a writer and entrepreneur will leave a beautiful legacy for them by encouraging them to work hard to achieve their dreams because their Mom didn't quit reaching for hers.

    Charmaine is currently working on new projects so keep a look out for her upcoming releases. Please visit www.charmainegalloway.com to check out her blogs and new blurbs.

  • 01:07

    Creating a Beautiful Mess

    in Health

    Ann Gadzikowski has more than 25 years of experience working in the field of early childhood education as a teacher and school administrator. Ann is the author of other books in early childhood development. She is a prolific writer of curriculum materials such as classroom readers, teacher guides, and textbooks. Her two previous publications for Redleaf Press include Story Dictation: A Guide for Early Childhood Professionals (2007) and Challenging Exceptionally Bright Children in Early Childhood Classrooms (2013). As graduate of Northwestern University and the Erikson Institute, Ann is frequently a presenter at education conferences, such as the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the National Association for Gifted Children. Currently, Ann serves as the early childhood coordinator for Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development where she manages Leapfrog, a summer enrichment program for young children. She also teaches early childhood courses at Oakton Community College.

    Ann Gadzikowski is here to talk with us about her new book: 'Creating a Beautiful Mess: Ten Essential Play Experiences For a Joyous Childhood' 


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  • The beautiful elegance of Spirit

    in Spirituality

    I'm back! I had my show here, on blogtalkradio, before. But had to come back to it, as life threw me some curve balls. A little about myself: I am a artistic, fun loving psychic-meduim with clairaudient, clairsentient, and clairvoyant ablities. These ablities were very vivid when I was little, and have been honed, now as an adult. My show is about helping others, through intuitive conuseling. There's a lot of fun, alot freedom, and a lot of faith to be had here! So join me, and if you have a question, just call in! Blessings!