Join us for the final contestant showcase featuring Laura Contreras-Rowe and Martha Kennerson.
Martha Kennerson has written a gripping new novel about survival titled Choices. While Choices has elements of a steamy romance, it’s a cautionary tale that takes a look at what can happen when love doesn’t turn out the way we expect and what happens when we refuse to deal with the pain of loss. Martha has been married to her husband for almost 18 years and has four beautiful daughters – ages 24, 17, 13 and 9. Her current blessings are only matched by the struggle it took to achieve such happiness. Life is full of ups and downs mostly due to the choices we make. However, sometimes the choices of others can have such a profound effect on us that it sends our world spinning out of control.
Laura Contreras-Rowe was born in Dallas, Texas and raised in Laredo, Texas. She received a BS in Broadcast Design and Telecommunications with a minor in Art History from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa Oklahoma in 1991. Aim High Extraordinary Stories of Hispanic and Latina Women is a book that offers hope and inspiration. Laura traveled the country meeting and interviewing inspirational and amazing Hispanic and Latina women. This book features 33 thought-provoking positive role models from all over the country and from different professional backgrounds to tell their story. She has traveled around the country speaking to over 18,000 students and adults from the West coast to the East coast. She has spoken to ex-gang members, pregnant teens, students who have just gotten out of juvenile detention. She has had the honor of speaking to mayors of different cities, school superintendents, school administrators, and teachers. Laura’s message of hope and inspiration to Latina’s and underprivileged students across the country has been well received.