SORT BY Relevancy
DiShan Winters, (formerly Washington), is a native of Valley, Alabama. Married at the age of 16, she became one of the youngest known First Ladies (Pastor’s wife) at the age of 17, and with this feat came incredible challenges that led to bouts of low self-esteem,depression, two suicide attempts, and a plethora of other struggles that sheopenly shares. Most recently, the landscape of her life changed and her marriage of 15 years came to an end.
She is currently the National and Essence best-selling author of, “Diary of a Mad First Lady” (Urban Books-March 2010) and “The Preacher’s Wifey” (February 2013); author of “Delilah: The Man (A Single Woman’s Guide to Not Choosing The Wrong Man), and the nationally recognized playwright for plays such as: “Everything That Look GoodAin’t Good For You”, “Is Love Supposed To Hurt?”, and “I Can If I Want To.”
DiShan is also a powerful and prolific minister, teacher, life coach, and motivational speaker. Having spoken & shared on major platforms throughout the country, her willingness to be transparent about her struggles and success often leaves her audience wanting to hear more. She was featured on the TLC reality show, Sisterhood,in January 2013. DiShan has graced the National Bestseller's List for the past four years.
In 2015 DiShan is launching her Hugs Campaign. The Hugs Campaign well bring the awareness of self-acceptance, relationship building and mental health awareness to women across the country.
Books for 2015: The two books under her brand, Pure Publishing, are: "Delilah: The Man" (Available Now) (A Single Woman's Guide To Not Choosing The Wrong Man) and, "Diary of a Mad First Lady 2: The Story of Lisa Hodges" (Coming Winter 2014).
I'm preparing another Good Start Sunday Evening series radio program for this Sunday. I'll be on the air for 30 minutes starting at 9PM Pacific.
Last time I offered a list of things that can help us start the week off on a good note.
This new program will be Get a Good Start - Living in Truth. We need to find ways to live in truth and avoid the pitfalls of shading things, mis-representing events or creating fiction and telling it as though it were truth.
I would like some help with the program and if you have some ideas you would be willing to share on the program let me know.
Joyce Fields started her career as a stenographer at a major utility company in Detroit, working her way up through supervisor of word processing, then as the office manager for an automotive advertising agency, and, lastly, as an executive assistant at a large non-profit health maintenance organization. She is also a professional proofreader (one of her clients was eHarmony, the dating service). She wrote her first book, Line of Serenity (a memoir), in 1997. Being the oldest of seven, in a very happy family, Joyce wanted to capture the way their parents raised them so that the way they did it would not be lost when they all passed on. The book goes from 1944 (the year Joyce was born) through 1977 and includes family recipes and photographs.
Joyce gets her inspiration from living and observing life. In addition to Line of Serenity, she has written eight other books about relationships (The Best Way to Keep a Man is to Let Him Go [among other things]); parenting (Mother's Dozen: An Easy Recipe for Raising GREAT Kids!), which is also available in Spanish; children's fiction (Jette Black and Her Seven Friends); children's non-fiction (THE VISION: Telling Kids That They Can Make the World a Better Place); bullying (Dear Bully: A Collection of Poems about Bullying); the power and simplicity of quotes (My Simple Quotes to Live By); and breast cancer (A Breast Cancer Journey to GREATER Joy! Taking the Fear and Mystery Out of a Breast Cancer Diagnosis).She also wrote three opinion editorials ("Better examples help kids more than political remedies," "The Golden Rule could improve race relations," and "Provide kids with role models, and sell them education,") which were published (verbatim) in The Detroit Free Press.
Iris Bolling was born in Richmond, Virginia, has a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management. She is currently a Workforce Development Trainer with the Commonwealth of Virginia, providing management training and professional development consultation for the state workforce.To combine the areas in her life she enjoys the most, education, politics and romance, Iris Bolling penned her first manuscript, Once You’ve Touched the Heart, which was release in March 2008. Since that time she has released five additional books in The Heart Series. The Heart Series, which consist of The Heart of Him, Look Into My Heart, A Heart Divided, A Lost Heart and The Heart, have captivated the eyes and heart of readers.
In May of 2011, Iris introduced a new cast of Characters in her novel Night of Seduction/Heaven’s Gate. The Pendleton Rule, which was released in February of 2013 the sequeled In April of 2010 Iris was named Debut Author the Year, at the Romance Slam Jam Conference. Her novel, Once You’ve Touched the Heart was voted the Readers Choice Award with Shades of Romance Magazine for, Romance Book of the Year.
Iris was voted Romance Author of the Year and Author of the Year. Her novel A Lost Heart was nominated Romantic Suspense Novel of the Year, at the 2011 Romance Slam Jam. In 2012, her novel, The Heart won Hero of The Year for her character Al “Turk” Day. Showing the ability to continuously introduce award winning novels, Iris’s introduction of her new series, Gems & Gents, titled, Teach Me won The Heroine of The Year at the 2013 Emma Awards for her character Diamond Lassiter. She just completed season one of The Heart Television Show
Stellar Nomomated Gospel Recording Artist Jonathan Valencia returns to Good Deeds - Dr. Renee Sunday.Jonathan Valencia is a 12 year old who loves Jesus. At the early age of 3, Jonathan’s idea of play was preaching on his Karaoke machine. Jonathan has always been recognized as being deeply grounded in God’s word and bold about his walk with Jesus. Many Pastors would often state that Jonathan was a little preacher. As for me, I refer to him as my tugboat because he has pulled me along in my spiritual walk. Being inspired by God, I began to do what I love to do which is to write. As a result, my words poured out as a song I titled “Kingdom Bound”. The song was written for Jonathan to use to inspire other youth to pursue their calling now. Matthew 19:14 speaks directly to us on how we should prepare children for the kingdom. Jonathan has a deep love for Jesus and wants to spread the good news to the world. His first release “Kingdom Bound” is for everyone but the target audience is the youth due to Jonathan’s sincere concern for his peers who listen to explicit lyrics. He understands that many of the words they repeat are not good for their minds and many of his peers are not even aware of the things they are speaking on their lives through the lyrics they repeat. Jonathan continues to rely on his faith in God’s word to overcome obstacles that have challenged his faith. The obstacles have caused him to develop a consistent prayer life and commitment to learn scriptures. Jonathan is currently ministering his music in churches and various events. His boldness in serving Jesus is evident when he is on stage professing the name of Jesus.
Karen Poyser-Navratil is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), whose focus includes, however, is not limited to trauma, self-esteem, and depression. Karen received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Nova Southeastern University. Karen also received a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from Barry University. Due to her love for the learning process and her desire to grow and be the best for the teen girls and women she comes in contact with; she obtained a life coach certification from Florida International University. She has also been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), a comprehensive, integrative psychotherapy approach in trauma treatment.
Karen is fortunate and grateful to have experienced a myriad of challenges in life. During the midst of each trial, God provided strength. In fact, God’s purpose for her life was dependent on those events. Her strength, courage and faith would ultimately foster a desire to help teen girls and women, especially single mothers find their authentic, purposeful and passionate truth. Karen is the CEO and primary psychotherapist at A.R.I.S.E. (Accepting, Respecting, Improving and Self Evolving) One Support Services, LLC.
Karen is a wife and mother of three daughters. And above all this, she is a child of God with purpose and passion who is able to walk through the pain!
Have you ever noticed that the first day of the week sets the tone for the rest of the week? I'd like to engage you with some good start discussion! swhy not create an atmosphere to help each other move forward thinking critically of what is before us and developing action plans to make something good happen for the week.
Personal goals - community influence - political or social action.....
Ther's more than one way to skin a cat. Don't get caught reacting and doing the same thing over and over without good results. Join me to get a good start this week!
Gayle "Delicious" Johnson is an author,publisher, ghost writer, poet, and the founder of her own
independent publishing company. With five published books under her belt she is now working on her
sixth and seventh book. Gayle will continue to write it is her number one passion. Gayle's passion for
the literary arena has prompted her to start her own publishing company. Armed with faith, prayer
and determination in 2012 inspired by her deceased mother Jean E. Johnson, Jay Jay Publishing
Although Gayle’s books are all fictional stories, they carry a dash of reality, domestic violence, sexual
abuse and drama. Gayle is a survivor of domestic violence, rape and sexual abuse, she is going to write her
memoir and it will be filled with truth, drama, reality and a dash of fiction.
Morgan loves writing, acting, swimming and volleyball. She enjoys helping out and making people laugh. Everyone who knows her, applauds her nurturing heart. Morgan can often be found assisting her mother, ReShonda Tate Billingsley at book signings. She is active in her school organizations and serves as secretary for her Teen group in Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Follow her on Instagram @c_momo_b
Jackie is a lover of the letters and the arts. She has starred in three theatrical productions produced by Cherie Garland. She portrayed Crystal in “The Christmas Present,” Glenda The Good Witch in “The Wiz” and the Ballerina in “One Night With a King.” Jackie’s love of arts also extends to church. She participates in the praise dance ministry at her church. She utilizes her musical talents as a clarinet player in her local elementary school band. Jackie can often be found at various literary events assisting her mother and guest authors. She also enjoys journaling and making sketches in her notebooks.
Gabrielle, teachers describe her as hardworking and passionate about learning. She is the student council representative for fifth grade, plays both basketball and soccer and has a personality bigger than life. The confident young writer is also the daughter of young adult author Celia Anderson. Having grown up tagging alongside her mom at book signings and lectures, it’s no surprise that she has become interested in the art.
Book will be released December 9, 2014 Links to Purchase
Will Also be available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Kobi
Join Host Live Chats
- Midrats (12 chatters)
- Medium Ara Parisien (10 chatters)
- Berean Bible Chapel Online Church (10 chatters)
- latinaafrican (8 chatters)
- Olympias (8 chatters)
- Heavy Metal Mayhem (7 chatters)
- AmericanMuslim360 (6 chatters)
- The Essence of Success Network (6 chatters)
- VernonHale (6 chatters)
- Lucky Mojo Curio Company (5 chatters)
- Destruindo Fortalezas (5 chatters)
- Avid Reader Nation (3 chatters)
- Xandermonium with Xander Gibb (3 chatters)
- SPECULATION SPORTS (2 chatters)
- Platinum Queens West (2 chatters)
- Progress in Your World (1 chatters)
- SmartMarkRadio (1 chatters)
- The Brian Craig Show (1 chatters)
- Dino Dean (1 chatters)
- Dr Mara Karpel Your Golden Years (1 chatters)
- Trek Talking (1 chatters)
- True Words Spoken (1 chatters)