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#NewRelease 'My Steps Are Ordered (On the Right Path),' by Michelle Lindo-Rice
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About the Book

What happens when your husband finds out you're in love with his brother?

Team Keith? Team Michael? How about Team God?

Gina Ward has it all: a husband, a child, and all the finer things life have to offer. She doesn't see herself as one of the less fortunate who needs God. But, what happens when her only son, Trey, falls ill? Will she rely on the only one who holds the world in His hands?

Keith Ward is a respected minister, but he cannot shake his inappropriate feelings for his brother's wife. When his nephew falls ill, Keith knows he has to drop everything to be by her side. Will he finally find healing for his broken heart?

Michael Ward is living the dream life, but life as he knows it changes drastically when his son falls ill. Everything he thought to be truth will be brought into question. What will he do when he realizes he is living one big lie?

My Steps Are Ordered, is the Second Installment of "On the Right Path" series promises to keep you turning the pages until the stunning end.

Excerpt.

It couldn't be.

No. It was impossible.

Immobilized, Pastor Keith Ward felt suspended in time. His breath caught. His yellow tie, sprinkled with tiny red polka dots, threatened to choke the life out of him.

The voices of the choir faded in the distant echo. All around him people praised and rejoiced while Keith felt the scales around his heart chip away.

Time stood still.

No wonder she'd been on his mind. Even on his way to the podium, Keith had had to repeat scriptures to temper the need that filled his being. His psyche must have known something. Leaning forward, Keith squinted to focus into the distance. That's her all right. She was here.

Gina Ward.

His brother's wife.

And, the mother of Keith's child. Yes, he was a father.

Keith's heart slammed into his chest. Its beating sounded like thunder booming to his ears. Gripping the handles, Keith eased his body out of the chair, intent on pursuing the woman who twisted his insides and stole his heart.

He had to go to her.

As he stood, Keith felt a moment of disorientation; belatedly realizing the crowd was standing and cheering. It seemed as if they were giving him a standing ovation. Flabbergasted, Keith watched Gina leave. All of his thoughts about his sermon left the forefront of his mind.

He turned his head to see his assistant, Natalie Henderson, or as he called her, "The Hawk," gesturing towards the podium. She mouthed the words, "Go. Go," with frantic hands.

Keith gritted his teeth, clenched his fists and closed his eyes. Lord, help me. Help me.

The crowd shouted praises, presuming he was hearing something from God. Summoning every ounce of self-control he possessed, Keith stepped up to the podium. He opened his Bible, worn from use-but he'd refused to get a new one. This one had sentimental value. Then, with authority and anointing, he addressed his parishioners waiting on a word from God.

About The Author 

Michelle Lindo-Rice enjoys crafting women's fiction with themes centered around the four "F" words: Faith, Friendship, Family and Forgiveness. Her first published work, Sing A New Song, was a Black Expressions featured selection. Originally from Jamaica West Indies, Michelle Lindo-Rice calls herself a lifelong learner.

She has earned degrees from New York University, SUNY at Stony Brook, and Teachers College, Columbia University. When she moved to Florida, she enrolled in Argosy University where she completed her Education Specialist degree in Education Leadership. A pastor's kid, Michelle upholds the faith, preaching, teaching and mini


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#NewRelease 'What's Under Your Rug?' by Bestselling Author Esther Renee' Daniels Wright

About The Author

Bestselling Author Esther Renee' Daniels Wright, is a native of Beaumont, Texas and resides in Houston, Texas. An Associate minister at The Fountain of Praise, under the leadership of Senior Pastor Remus Wright and Co-Pastor Mia Wright.

The founder of Titus Works, Ministries, a vision I believe was downloaded specifically to me from God. This ministry has been created to spread the word freely to ages 25 and up. Titus based on the Word of God in Titus chapter 2, teaches us that the old shall be there to guide the young into a better life with Christ. This ministry strives to do this in a unique way. Through telephone conferences with powerful speakers and topics is keeping it real with people and God.

I have been blessed to counsel, motivate, inspire and encourage others that they too can be a living testimony. With all of that said the most important thing she would like for you to know about her, is she loves God with all of her heart and wants nothing more than for God to be pleased with everything she does.

Esther, Tell us about your book?

Have you been harboring unforgiveness, bitterness, and feelings of self-defeat? Is the guilt of your past hindering your plans for the future? Are you ready to overcome your hidden issues and walk victoriously and unashamed? This inspirational and effective book is a great resource for anyone ready to take their relationship with God to the next level. Through God's Word. This book offers encouragement and hope for healing and freedom. This heartfelt work offers steps to assist in the journey through love and compassion.

How did you come up with idea for this book?

I was given this assignment to write a book and I thought to myself this has to be me saying this, surely God would not be telling me to write a book. Plus what would I have to write about anyway, I am not an expert on anything, what could I possibly write that would inspire or help another human being. So, I did what most people do, I disregarded the thought of this potential book. But like any assignment that God gives me to do, it would not leave my spirit, so I began to pray about it. Seeking God's opinion on this book, I remember praying, "okay God, if this is truly what you want me to do, then would you at least give me the subject matter of this book?" Not long after that it was revealed to me what God wanted to say to you through this book

What was the most difficult aspect of writing this book?

In order to write this book it meant writing about some things in my life, that were unpleasant. This of course was something I didn't want to do. The thought of knowing that people would have all my stuff in their hands was a sincere challenge. But God reminded me that not only does he want to free you but he wants to free me as well.

Why do you write?

I write now because I am so clear of the fact that God wants us to be healed in every area of our lives, He wants us to know what he said through David in Psalm 147 is real, "He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." He wants to bless us with the freedom to experience the joy, peace and happiness that we so desperately desire to experience.

What valuable lessons do you want readers to learn from your book?

I would love for the reader to walk away with realizing the dirt under their rug needs to be exposed and swept clean in order that those experiences are no longer an embarrassment or hindrance to their progression, but rather a testimony of God's faithfulness in my life. Allowing God's faithfulness to manifest an experience of true freedom by facing fears, exposing them, taking action to overcome them and learn from them. So, get ready to walk into your freedom.

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#NewRelease 'Love Lifted Me,' by Author/Playwright Vanessa Richardson
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About The Book

The Guardian

Detective Eric Miller was convinced true love was not for him, his failed relationships, led him to believe so. Being a man of stability and control, Eric stoically shunned love; it was too messy-too unstable. This was why he vowed to put as much space as possible, between him and the beautifully intelligent Rayna Peterson. Now, if only his heart would listen. Unexpectedly, fate would force them together, when Rayna is threatened by a hidden evil. He lurks in the darkness, an elusive being. He boldly strikes at the most unusual moments. Eric promised himself that nothing would harm, Rayna, but to keep her safe he would have to spend time around her. Was he willing to risk both his life and heart for her?

The Promise Woman

Attorney Rayna Peterson always knew she a woman promised for greatness. Her faith was something she took great pride in, but of late the strange and evil occurrences had her doubting, everything familiar to her - and for the first time, she realizes that her faith alone isn't enough to lift her from the pit of doubt. Feeling lost, Rayna unites with Eric. Together they would fight the forces seeking to destroy her and everyone she loved. Would Eric's love be the lift she needed, to restore her shaken faith?

About The Author

Vanessa Richardson is an author, poet, and playwright. Vanessa has written several stage productions and have been blessed to perform them at various venues. Her stage productions includes: Someone to Love Me, Why Do Bad Things Happens To Good People? Lord, I Don't Understand, and The Fullness of Time.

Vanessa wrote her freshman Nonfiction inspirational novel titled, The Certain Ones. A spiritual impacting novel that inspires her readers to know that not everyone are called into greatness. Fact: Many cannot handle the process that goes along with becoming great. Only the certain ones, who endures; can obtain destined greatness. She is currently working on "Love's Redemption." The Stage Production.





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#BookBlast Giveaway 'LOTTIE' by Award Winning Author Jeanetta Britt
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About The Book:

Oh, no! Rose is back! If Lottie isn't having enough trouble being a newlywed and taking on her duties as the first female African American Senator in her native state of Alabama, her sister Rose is trying to make the moves on her husband, Chaney. Rose has had a crush on Chaney since high school, and it looks like she's not done yet. And in spite of her love for her community and her political pursuits, Lottie has to learn to open her heart and fight for her family. Family, however, is not always what it seems-family is the people who love us. Lottie, the third book in the Lottie Series, follows the murder mystery in Pickin' Ground, and the story of personal and community redemption in In Due Season. Lottie explores the fulfillment of marital love that overcomes selfish ambition, political corruption, and family pain. "There is no love like married love!"



One winner will receive: an autographed copy of all three books in the Lottie series: Pickin' Ground (The Lottie Series Book 1) In Due Season (The Lottie Series Book 2)  Lottie (The Lottie Series Book 3)

About The Author:

Award-winning author, Jeanetta Britt, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Fisk University and Top Ten from The University of Michigan. She completed a successful executive career that spanned over three decades in Dallas, Texas, before returning to her native Alabama. "But," she says, "my faith in Jesus Christ means more than anything, and it has proven to be the most valuable asset in my life." She also says, "That's why I write Christian Fiction novels and Gospel poetry . . . to share the love!"

Lottie (The Lottie Series Book 3) by Jeanetta Britt

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#NewRelease 'Polish Your Diamond,' by Teresia Miller Burroughs

About The Author

Teresia Miller Burroughs was born in Bayboro NC and now resides in Raleigh NC. She is a certified Life Coach and the Founder and CEO of Transformation Coaching, LLC. She also Co-Pastors Holy Transformation Empowerment Center in Raleigh NC with her husband Pastor Burnice Burroughs. Teresia leads women's seminars, tele-sessions and workshops. She is on an empowering mission to help women live the life they were destined to live.

Teresia, Tell us about your book?

"Polish your Diamond" is a book about teaching women from all walks of life to shine, teaching them how to stay polished and how to be the women they were called to be by changing their mindset to one that's positive, confident and brighter in every area of life. Polish your diamond was written for the young and the older. My book will help women view themselves as God views them, a beautiful brilliant diamond!

How did you come up with idea for this book?

God instructed me to write this book to encourage and empower women using my life experiences and sharing them. In my life I have been through a lot of hard situations especially in relationships. In my book, I tell about some of those things, I remember being a woman that didn't know who she was, didn't think I was valuable or worth much at all, so I settled for what came my way. So God spoke to me to share with women and help them see themselves as I now see myself, a beautiful shining diamond!

What was the most difficult aspect of writing this book?

As I mentioned earlier, I have been through some rough bumps in life and as I was writing this book, my mind did go back to my past, the hurt and pain that I endured all because I saw myself way differently than God saw me, so I had some moments that I pondered on and said wow! Look at all you went through!!!! But as I continued to write I know now that all that I went through was to help some women out there that was just like me. So I will never get mad at anyone in my past or feel sorry for myself, im a new woman now and what I have been through has helped me to be stronger and more confident because during those times, I built a strong relationship with God. The past is over and I'm on an empowering mission to help fellow sisters come forth. No more crying and feeling sorry for myself, I'm a beautiful and I now help women to find their shine.

Why do you write?

I love putting my thoughts on paper, as I write, I just go on and on. God speaks and I write, it's just so peaceful. As I was writing my book, I was set at a page a day, but as I set down in front of my computer, it just flowed so I went with it. I have so much to say and writing it all out helps me and it helps others. It's my way of getting it all out and reloading more in. The more I write the more I get!

What valuable lessons do you want readers to learn from your book?

After reading my book, women will discover their inner brilliance, elevate their thinking, build their self-esteem and increase their value.

Who are your favorite authors? Joyce Meyer and Creflo Dollar

What book(s) are you reading now?

I'm reading the confident woman by Joyce Meyer and overcoming fear by Creflo Dollar

What books have most influenced your life?

I have to say that battlefield of the mind by Joyce Meyer has truly influenced my life in a great way, I know now that I can control my thoughts and in doing that I can control my life. I empowered now because I know that I can cast down any thoughts that is not of God, I don't have to receive them if it doesn't have to line up with what God has promised me. I can think on good things and have the victory in every area of my life!

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#NewRelease 'To The Wounded Warrior,'by Bestselling Author Desireé Harris-Bonner
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About The Author

Bestselling Author | Speaker | Psalmist | Coach | Minister

Desireé Harris-Bonner, Anointed, Expressive, Energetic and Spirit-filled! Saved by God's Grace in 1990 and then Sanctified by His Holy Spirit, she endeavors to sing & write songs of worship and praise focused on God and Him glorified.

Throughout her spiritual journey, Desireé has functioned as a Choir Director, Worship Leader, Deaconess and Pastor of Music. She is a formally trained Vocalist and Percussionist.

Under the Pastoral leadership of Rev. Marion and Dr. BJ Relefourd of Vision of Life Ministries, in Lawrenceville, GA where she has received her ordination as an Elder, Desireé serves on the Ministerial Staff.

Desireé has released two Sacred Music CD's; "The Psalmist... Volume One" and "The Psalmist... Volume Two" and is currently working on the Third Volume! Her first Bestselling Book entitled "The Heart of the Psalmist" was published in November of 2012 and soon to be released July 2014 her second Book, "To the Wounded Warrior" while contributing to the Anthology: Organized Obstacles with her story entitled "Unfinished: The Diary of a Psalmist".



To The Wounded Warrior by Desireé Harris-Bonner Online Book Release Party Tuesday, July 15th Hosted by FAB Virtual Book Tours (#FABVTours).

Desireé, tell us about your book?

To the Wounded Warrior was born out of my heart for the purpose of being read as a healing guidebook for those who have been in abusive situations, especially within the Church and weren't able to talk about it or be heard.

As a Personal Growth & Development Coach, key aspects of spiritual and emotional healing are always present in consultations and client sessions, so I've gathered them together in this Book.

How did you come up with idea for this book?

This Book originated from a series of unrelated Blogs that I've written over the years which the Lord instructed me to compile into one place.

What was the most difficult aspect of writing this book?

The most difficult aspect of writing this Book was my having to be mindful of my own personal experience with the subject matter, throughout the compilation and editing process.  Although I am healed and whole from my past situation, the emotions and memories had to be kept in check, so that they didn't spew out in my writing and corrupt the message.

Why do you write?

Because I must! If I don't write, the words and thoughts just stay jumbled up in my head and then it gets really crowded in there...

Because I must! If I don't write, the words and thoughts just stay jumbled up in my head and then it gets really crowded in there...

Who are your favorite authors?

Although I do not major in fictional writing, I absolutely love African-American fiction. Some of my favorite authors are:

Zora Neale Hurston - Toni Morrison- Alice Walker -Brandon Massey-      Langston Hughes - Pearl Cleage - Walter Mosley - Ernest Gaines - Octavia Butler - Suzan-Lori Parks

What books have most influenced your life?

Beyond the Bible, the books that have most influenced my life are Fairy T


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#NewRelease Tarnished Dreams by Madelyn R. Bass
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Madelyn, tell us about your book? 

Well! "Tarnished Dreams" started out a journal entry after I had lost custody of my Son, splitting our 2 children at early ages (Daughter 3 and Son 4)! I had prayed about it through out along with my church family and friends. God said no! HE had another plan! This story is a short form of my Journey as a Single Mother and Believer. A story I live daily because it keeps me encouraged to go on, a reminder that life will get hard, but it is preparation for what's ahead. About a year later things began to get very challenging and a child I was taught "What happened in the past stays in the past!" So much of my life I had to just handle the things in my life and I became very dependent on GOD! So on that night after my son was taken from me, I sat at my Word processor at the time! (lol) and I began to write my feelings down and crying the entire time. I didn't realize that it would later be a novel (almost 20 years later). Sharing my Journey one Novel at a time!

How did you come up with idea for this book? 

The idea came when I was much younger and I wanted to do something to help others know that you can make it! I became very ill in 2011 and lost my jobs, for a year I could barely walk without assistance, I spoke as though I was Special, I could barely hold my head up without assistance for about 7 months and I was have 2 to 5 seizures a week! After losing my job and unable to keep a job because if this Season in my life! Things began to look very slim. I prayed for GOD to Move in a mighty way because I was about to be evicted, Income was slim (Savings/401k depleted, checking overdrawn). I was on a pray call as was told that my story was to be published! Tarnished Dreams had been sitting, drawing dust for about 12 years at this time. So I reluctantly moved forward in publishing! God Sent, person after person to help with little to no cost and within 38 days I was a Published Author! My life was literally an "Open Book"!

What was the most difficult aspect of writing this book? 

The most difficult aspect of writing this book was the Emotions that went with all the Editing and Editing and still Editing! Seriously.. I had zero experience of what to do or how to go about being a Author! Although this part of my life was over and the outcome is Amazing the memories were very challenging at times! I was Mentally exhausted some nights because I had to pray continuously so that I would not get pulled into the moment while writing and adding to each chapter. I had not intention to deface anyone so it was difficult to leave out a lot of things that had occurred and have the story make sense and keep the interest of the reader. Forgiveness was required in the process because I had moved forward from all that had happened in those 18 years!

Why do you write?

I write to clear my head of the things God has assigned me to do! Ideas, Poems, Sayings and Devotionals! There are so many circumstances, situations and heartaches I have gone through starting at a very young age! God has been the only one for me to share with, my most painful and difficult times in my life. He has walked me through each and every on of them! I would write to know that I am not crazy, if something were to happen to me that my story would be told. The secrets that I was taught should never be told because we were Christians! I battled with this for years and I promised myself that I would remember without hurting so that when my children would not have to carry that load, that burden with them for the rest of their lives! I write becau


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#NewRelease Shades of Brown by Cassietta Jefferson
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About the Author

Cassietta Jefferson is a contemporary Christian author, publisher, editor, and blogger. She is the newest book reviewer for Prophetic Worship Intensive Christ Unit (PWICU); a faith based Radio and TV media platform. She is also the founder of Virtuous Ink Publishing LLC where she seeks to provide her readers with the best in contemporary Christian literature.

Cassietta earned her Bachelors of Applied Science in Business Administration from Wayland Baptist University and after traveling the country currently resides in Las Vegas Nevada. She is married to a proud retired United States Air Force Master Sergeant and together they have raised three children. Cassietta the youngest of ten siblings; seven older brothers and two older sisters who in addition to her wonderful parents help to shape her life.

In 2012, Cassietta published her first novel, Be Still & Know and published a novella, Timing is everything, the following year. Her latest book, Shades of Brown, is now available in print and ebook versions.

Author Cassietta, tell us about your book? 

Shades of Brown is actually a combination of interwoven short stories that have been compiled into one book. It tells the story of four women who have managed to remain friends throughout the many twists and turns their life has taken. Where we meet these women in the book, they're facing some challenges that manage to turn their lives upside down. Shades of Brown is not necessarily about the challenges, but more so about how they face those challenges.

How did you come up with ideas for this book?

I was at breakfast with a couple of my girlfriends here in Las Vegas, circa 2007 (there's actually an acknowledgment to them in the book) and we were sharing and talking and laughing...all the things that girlfriends do when they get together. I remember having the thought, man, I wish I could bottle this [feeling, friendship, love] and keep with me. On the drive home I thought more about our friendship and thought, how fabulous my little circle of friends was. I started to consider how we were all different we all were in terms of our lives, the things we brought to the table, our physical appearances...how we were all different "shades of brown" yet we managed to gel. I didn't use any of our specific issues for the purposes of the book, but I did use the way we handled our issues. How we shared them, prayed for each other, offered advice and council; I took all of that and Shades of Brown was born.

What was the most difficult aspect of writing this book?

The stories on their own came pretty naturally; what I found difficult was intertwining them and making them connect.

Why do you write? Is it something you've always done, or always wanted to do? Or is it something that you started fairly recently?

It's something I've always done; I can remember crafting stories as far back as middle school, but I never thought I was good enough to ever be an author. I had stacks of books in my room that I would read over and over again and I always wanted to see my name on the cover of a book that people love and want to read over and over again. I never thought it would happen so I didn't take it seriously...I even threw away my note book when someone found it in high school and made fun of it. I just picked up my pen again, so to speak, about 15 years ago while I was living in Texas.

Who are your favorite authors?

Oh, so many! Let


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Turn The Pages Get To Know Author Delmar Johnson
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About The Author

Speaker | HR Consultant | Career Coach Delmar Johnson, MA With over 10 years of experience working with big corporations, small business owners and new entrepreneurs, human resource guru and visionary Delmar Johnson founded the brand HR Brain for Hire™ as a trusted and resourceful solution for first time employers in need of affordable, efficient, and top notch recruitment, training and HR services. Delmar's personal story, which includes multiple layoffs, life challenges, and her own dive into entrepreneurship, gives her a perfect mix of formal knowledge and "real life" experience that she pours into each client and their unique needs. Under her latest brand iReboot Careers, Delmar also has an unconditional passion for women in career transition and enjoys coaching and sharing her time and knowledge with organizations, non-profit groups and individuals who simply need a little guidance and a plan in their career job preparedness.

In offering solutions, interactive workshops, and professional development training, Delmar's goal is two-fold, 1) to offer value-added solutions to women-owned business owners, positioning them as an" employer of choice" through the establishing of HR tools, standards and systems; and 2) to equip women to design their own career path by connecting who they are authentically to what they do to serve the world.

Delmar is the Author of the newly released book Seasons of My Soul: Lessons Learned in a Dry Place and co-author of The Power of Collaboration in Business, she has been featured in The Working Mother Magazine, The Business 101 Magazine, and The Little Pink Book Magazine; and featured on the Black Butterfly Media TV and Blog Talk Radio.

Delmar, tell us about your book? 

Seasons of My Soul is about overcoming and having the tenacity to keep moving forward, even at times when I felt there was little hope to get through being unstuck, struggling with depression, toxic relationships and financial failures. It speaks of the lessons I learned as I got on the other side of each of those experiences and pass any shame or embarrassment that was illuminated in my own mind.

How did you come up with ideas for this book?

It all came from me journaling for so many years and I saw writing this book as another way of journaling; only this time I allowed others to join me along the ride with more intimate details of what was in my mind, heart and soul as I journeyed through times in my life that had a significant impact

What was the most difficult aspect of writing this book?

I found the most difficult part of writing the book was remembering the parts that left emotional and mental scars. Going back to some experiences had me right back in the moment as though it was happening in that moment of writing about it. However once it was written down it no longer held any power.

Why do you write?

Writing for me has always been therapeutic. I've been writing by way of journaling thoughts for more than 15 years. And I picked up that habit once I moved out of town from my family and friends to pursue my career.

Who are your favorite authors?

I actually don't have a particular favorite author, however I do like books written from a spiritual, personal and professional development point of view, and some of those authors from that genre that I enjoy include, TD Jakes, Joyce Meyers, John Maxwell, and Rick Warren; also, Napoleon Hill, Jay Levinson, Steven Covey

What books have most influence


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Turn The Pages Get To Know Author Tinnie Garlington
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About the Author

Born and raised in Atlanta GA Tinnie Garlington has always had a passion for teaching. At preschool age Tinnie would tell the class "don't listen to the teacher, listen to me". As she grew older "life" happened and she became a mother at the age of 14. Even though she traveled from school to school, living with anyone who would take her in, she never gave up on learning. Through those experiences she began to write in notebooks about how she was feeling and in some cases make up stories so that she could escape her reality. A high school drop out with no one to turn to but God, she decided at the age of 20 to go back to school to obtain her GED. Times were still tough, but she made it. Shortly after graduating from Atlanta Job Corps, she decided to attend GMI Georgia Medical Institute for her certification as a Medical Administrative Assistant. The journey was still bumpy, but through her will to succeed, she graduated with honors.

Now the Atlanta born "Grady Baby" Tinnie C. Garlington has embarked on her passion to motivate and encourage individuals to see beyond their past. Don't Look Back, Look Forward was birthed from a dark place. Tinnie discovered healing through writing and wrote poetry and plays, yet was too afraid to move forward on her dreams to use this material to teach and encourage others. Well, a close friend and her mother encouraged Tinnie to stop being afraid of the greatness that was inside of her and act on what God has given her. Through that tough love and confirmation, this small yet powerful book was pulled from her personal library and now the world can share in the thoughts hidden in her heart.

Her hopes is that her first book titled "Don't Look Back, Look Forward" will capture the attention of those who are looking for a way forward and encourage them to never give up and allow the hard times to serve as a solid foundation for growth and a positive future.

Author Tinnie, tell us about your book? 



Don't Look Back, Look Forward is a book that was written during a time that I was not so sure about the direction that my life was headed. I can recall having these questions and being too afraid to discover the answer. One day I decided to sit down and write down those questions and answer them honestly and without thinking about what to say or how to say it. This book is a combination of my thoughts and pieces of poetry that comes straight from my heart.

How did you come up with ideas for this book?

The idea for this book came from people telling me that my poetry is powerful and very inspiring. Also, I have a passion for teaching others and I felt that this book could serve as a teaching tool for many people as well as organizations. It is my goal to develop courses that surround this book. The courses will assist people with reconnecting with their passion and finding a way to move beyond anything that tries to keep them from moving to the next level.

What was the most difficult aspect of writing this book?

The most difficult aspect of writing this book was going back in the past and really facing the reality of what I went through and how it made me feel. Reconnecting with the past causes you to feel those same emotions that you felt as if it was happing at that very moment. However, I found strength in reconnecting and knowing that allowing myself to see what I was hiding from was not so bad. It was my stepping stone to greatness!!!

Why do you write? Is it something you've always done, or always


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