WHen Life Gives You LEmons ...Stop Making Lemonade!
Release Date: November 2019
About the Book: We're not making lemonade anymore! This book turns the old adage on its head by providing readers with practical solutions for dealing with life's sourest points. When Life Gives You Lemons...Stop Making Lemonade! discusses some of the most common lemons, from familial to financial to the unexpected.
When Life Gives You Lemons is also interactive! Inside is a Lemon Tracker that allows you to jot down the sour points in your life, and how to address them, along with lemon inspired recipes, lemon facts, and more! Break the habits that lead you to sugarcoat your life, step up to the plate, and learn supreme accountability. When Life Gives You Lemons will show you that life's sweetest moments come when you pucker up and take the lemons that life gives you - or the ones that you give yourself - head on!
About the Author: Leesa Askew is a transformational speaker and corporate coach who is passionate about supreme accountability, cultural competency and lemons. When Life Gives You Lemons…Stop MakingLemonade is a testament to her passions and how others can get rid of those pesky lemons in their lives. Leesa knows what truly drives positive transformations and results. It starts with self-assessment and taking supreme accountability with a healthy dose of motivation to succeed.
Leesa earned a Bachelor of Science in communications and journalism from the University of Florida. In addition to her professional and community initiatives, Leesa loves being a mother and wife. She currently resides in Jacksonville, FL.
Author - Leesa Askew
Using Forgiveness as a weapon of warfare - Shirley Vinson
Release Date: November 2018 About the Book:"Offense must come." - Matthew 18:7 In today's world, offenses abound. No one likes to be hurt and offended, and at some point in our lives we will be be the offended and the offender. When offenses come, what do you do with them? How do you process? Is it possible to begin to heal from unfathomable hurts? Using Forgiveness as a Weapon of Warfare answers these questions and more.
With this book, you will: - Discover the meaning of offense, and how offense can be beneficial for your purpose. - Learn the meanings of forgiveness. - Interrogate the root of condemnation, and how it can be used against you. - Understand the roadblocks that keep you from forgiving yourself, and others. - Begin to use forgiveness as a weapon of warfare! Begin this journey to release yourself from past hurts and conflicts so that you may walk freely in purpose and destiny!
"Forgiveness is not an option but a command!" - Shirley Vinson
SAY IT WELL: CREATING AND TAILORING VALUE DRIVEN COMMUNICATION - DEREK C. LOTT
Release Date: October 2018 About the Book: Say It Well is a resource for speakers, coaches, marketing professionals, educators, and anyone else who desires to empower their communications.
With Say It Well: - Uncover the endless content at your fingertips whether it's small talk, one-to-one, big talk or one to many.
- Learn to organize your thoughts for easy preparation and recall, giving you more confidence.
- Acquire tools to help you tailor your message for any given audience to drive maximum effectiveness.
- Learn how to re-engage with the English language to utilize more vibrant expressions and activate the power of storytelling to keep your listeners fully engaged.
About the Author: Say It Well is Derek Lott’s authorial debut. Lott has been speaking on the subject of communication as part of his personal and professional development methodology that he has been perfecting over 20 years. A career veteran of the high tech and retail grocery industries, Lott has chosen to capture his effective philosophies for a broader audience. Lott has spoken to various audiences from academia to industry to community. To help him further hone his skills, he joined a Toastmasters club in 2013. After completing the curriculum, Lott identified how he could help others improve their speaking skills. Thus, the creation of Say It Well, the proven approach to developing, organizing and tailoring content for any given audience. Lott lives in Florida with his wife of 28 years. Together, they have three children.
Author - Derek C. Lott
All My Random Thoughts in a book - Jewell coleman
Release Date: October 2018 About the Book:Dear Reader, “All My Random Thoughts in a Book” is just that…all my random, transparent, thoughts. These poems are my life experiences on paper, the ups and downs, the good, the bad, and the heartbreaking.This book highlights how perfectly imperfect life can be, and showcases my journey towards inner healing, growth, and self-love.As you embark on this journey of reflection, you might laugh, cry, and even see yourself in these poems. These are my thoughts, my words, but our collective experiences.Enjoy, and may the good vibes forever be in your favor!
About the Author:MyKesha “Jewell” Coleman is a singer/songwriter from Nashville, TN that not only loves to sing but also found herself loving poetry. Poetry has always been the quickest way for her to release the emotions & thoughts that were haunting her. Outside of singing & song writing, poetry started being a part of her everyday life, especially when things in her life started falling apart. She’s been writing since middle school but kept it a secret until now, with her debut poetry collection All My Random Thoughts in a Book. MyKesha graduated high school in 2016 but decided to not attend college because she wanted to pursue her different talents & dreams fully. This book holds all her closely held experiences that have shaped her and are helping her transition into the young woman she is becoming and desires to be. While she’s on this journey, connect and grow with her by following her on Instagram @itsjewellbabe.
Author - Jewell Coleman
Unbind(ing) - Asher marron
Release Date: October 2018
About the Book: "The poems in "Unbind(ing)" are about how I found a way through. It is about the risk of radical self-love and radical hope for a re-imagining of the relationship between Catholicism and queerness. This book came to life from the umbilicus-deep knowledge that I am altogether beautiful, that God finds no flaw in me, that nothing separates me from being fully human and fully divine. I wrote this for you. I wrote it so you won’t feel alone. I wrote it so you won’t fear being both/and. You are marvelous. Truly. God beholds you and smiles. You, dear one, are beloved. This book is my offering of restlessness, liberation, and love as queer as a $3 bill." About the Author: Asher Marron is an Oakland poet and educator. She holds a Master of Theology from the Franciscan School of Theology and a Bachelor of Arts in history from Mills College. She is currently an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Asher’s poetry aims to beatify queer bodies by expressing the complexity of queer identity through spiritual aesthetics.
Author - Asher Marron
THIS (BOI)YANT BODY: NARRATIVES OF A QUEER BLACK BOI AND THE WATERS THAT CARRY THEM - BOBBI KINDRED
Release Date: July 2018 About the Book: This (Boi)yant Body is an ode to my Black boihood, my inner child, and the water that has returned us to ourselves countless times. This work, born in the spirit of needing an out from the depths of learned self-hatred, is a detailed account of my transition from being raised and displaced in the suburbs of San Ramon, CA., to the utter tiredness over living out the patterns of addiction that lead me into drug and alcohol recovery. It is only a surface scratch, and I am grateful for the opportunity to give you all insight on my internal process through sharing work that stems from 2013 onward.
About the Author: Cierra Green, Bobbi Kindred, Jolinda’s baby, and Storyteller, because there are multiple energetic beings that exist within Them and each must be honored. Storytelling is how they honor the wounds within themself that still gape, and how they invoke the spirit of their ancestors' tongue when they share communally, and they deeply believe in the power of storytelling to heal the inner child. They are peppermint oil to the scalp regiment, and ukulele pluck to "Fast Car"—Tracy Chapman on mornings with room for ruminating, and “Just a Girl” on karaoke nights when singing off key matters less than putting on an honest show. They are a former resident of the Destiny Arts Center's Queer Emerging Artist Residency in Oakland, CA., and their work has been featured at venues such as The Berkeley Group Reparatory Theater, The Impact Hub Oakland, and Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco. They have slammed at the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI 2016) in Austin Texas, and are a contracted actor for Berkeley Reparatory Theater's Young Writers of Color Collective. They are in a touring production of Ntozake Shange's "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf" and are a member of the performing arts and writing collective, Fine Ass Queer Artsy Heauxs Collective who is responsible for the production "The Niggas Speak of Rivers" produced by Lisa Evans. They are also the newest member of poetry collective, Pr3ssplay Poets, whose stage production "The State of Black Bodies", produced by Mona Webb, was featured at the National Queer Arts Festival, Oakland, 2018. To connect with the author, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author - Bobbi Kindred
SEX, LOVE, AND OTHER EMOTIONS - SARAI W. AND JUST DULEA
Release Date: January 2018
About the Book: Sex, Love, and Other Emotions by Sarai W. and Just Dulea is a collection of poetry and prose for the situation-ship generation. This book walks readers through the beauty in the complex messiness that is sometimes sex, love, and other emotions.
About the Authors:Sarai W. - Sarai is a poet, singer, songwriter, and author. She was born and raised on the East Coast where she earned her B.A. in Theater from South Carolina State University. Sarai then moved to the West Coast to complete her M.A. in Film and Media from the New York Film Academy in Burbank, CA. Following the completion of her M.A., Sarai relocated to San Francisco, CA, immersing herself in the poetry scene there. Sarai presently resides in New Jersey. IG: @thepoetnomi
Just Duléa – Just Duléa is an author, songwriter, and spoken word artist from the East Coast. She is the Founder/CEO of, and Creative Director for, publishing company Conviction 2 Change LLC. Just Duléa received her B.B.A. in Business Law and Accounting from the University of Miami and her M.F.A. in Creative Writing (poetry) from San Francisco State University. She is presently pursuing a PhD in African American & African Diaspora Studies at IU Bloomington. Her other titles include, What Really Happened to Cyrano: The Untold Story of Cyrano de Bergerac (2015), A Poetic Expression of Change (2015), and S.W.A.G. – Saved With Amazing Grace (2016). IG/Facebook/Twitter: @JustDulea.
This title is available in the Conviction 2 Change store, Amazon, and Kindle.
Author - Sarai W.
Author - Just Dulea
Faith and Follow-Through : A Dream Conquered - Nantambu Fentress
Release Date: January 2018
About the Book: To defy the odds, you have to have a game plan. This book lays out three simple ways to accomplish this feat using the journey of a young boy from Nashville, Tennessee who went from being a long shot to having NFL prospects: Faith: Believing in your abilities and partnering them with trusting God Adversity: How you respond to your circumstances and the impact it has on character. Purpose: Setting specific goals and taking action. Young athletes must be intentional in every action taken, and must never let anyone plant a seed of doubt into their mind or soul. This book empowers the young athlete to turn every "no" into a "yes," and every "never going to happen" into a conquered goal.
About the Author: Nantambu – Akil Fentress is a University of Miami (FL) alumnus where he played for the Miami Hurricanes Football Team, and earned a degree in Biology (pre – med track) with minors in Chemistry and Spanish. His football accolades include: 2014 ALL- ACC Academic Team, ACC Top Male Scholar – Athlete of the Year Award (2014 – 2015), and he was inducted into the National Football Foundation: College Football Hall of Fame – Hampshire Honor Society. Nantambu is a Nashville , TN native where he currently resides and attends Meharry Medical College.
This title is available via: www.faithandfollowthrough.com, Amazon, Kindle, and Barnes and Noble.com.
Author - Nantambu Fentress
A Poetic Expression of Change - Taylor D. Duckett
Release Date: September 2015
About the Book: A Poetic Expression of Change focuses on the ups and downs that come with the process of inner healing and embracing lasting change.
About the Author:Just Duléa (formerly writing under Taylor D. Duckett) is an author, songwriter, and spoken word artist from the East Coast. She is the Founder/CEO of, and Creative Director for, publishing company Conviction 2 Change LLC. Just Duléa received her B.B.A. in Business Law and Accounting from the University of Miami and her M.F.A. in Creative Writing (poetry) from San Francisco State University. She is presently pursuing a PhD in African American & African Diaspora Studies at IU Bloomington. Her other titles include, What Really Happened to Cyrano: The Untold Story of Cyrano de Bergerac (2015), A Poetic Expression of Change (2015), and S.W.A.G. – Saved With Amazing Grace (2016). IG/Facebook/Twitter: @JustDulea.
Author - Just Dulea
What Really Happened To Cyrano? The Untold Story of Cyrano De Bergerac - Taylor Duckett
Release Date: August 2015 About the Book: What Really Happened to Cyrano is a re imagining of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac. What would Cyrano's life be like had he survived? Read to find out!
About the Author: Just Duléa (formerly writing under Taylor Duckett) is an author, songwriter, and spoken word artist from the East Coast. She is the Founder/CEO of, and Creative Director for, publishing company Conviction 2 Change LLC. Just Duléa received her B.B.A. in Business Law and Accounting from the University of Miami and her M.F.A. in Creative Writing (poetry) from San Francisco State University. She is presently pursuing a PhD in African American & African Diaspora Studies at IU Bloomington. Her other titles include, What Really Happened to Cyrano: The Untold Story of Cyrano de Bergerac (2015), A Poetic Expression of Change (2015), and S.W.A.G. – Saved With Amazing Grace (2016). IG/Facebook/Twitter: @JustDulea.