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Young People: it’s not where you start that matters. It’s how you play and finish this game called LIFE.

I was born in Newark, NJ (hint: NOT RICH) and the first person in my family to graduate from college. I’ve had 4 different careers but my true love and gift is WRITING.

Being an author is easy, right? WRONG. After writing Imani in Young Love & Deception, I sent it to 10 literary agents. All 10 REJECTED it! I could have given up but I knew that it was a great teen novel. So, I published it myself and I’m so glad I did! Check out the reviews and see why. If you’ve read it, you know why.

If I had quit, I never would have written Imani in Never Say Goodbye. This book SAVED a 15 year old girl’s LIFE. She wanted to overdose on drugs but changed her mind after reading the book!

Someone in this world is depending on YOU to use your gifts and talents. How do you get from where you are to where you want to be? Start with the 7 Steps below. They work for me!

 

 7 Steps to Getting from Here to There:

 

1. Stay in School! – dropping out is not an option

2. Stay away from Stupid Stuff – drugs, alcohol, gangs, etc.

3. Stay away from Stupid People – you know who they are (smile)

4. Stay True to You – Be Yourself

5. Stay Focused – don’t let others distract you

6. Stay Sharp – read, learn, practice, improve your skills, & use your talents

7. Stay Strong and NEVER Give Up!

YOU can do it!

Dream BIG & Go for It!

 

 

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WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THIS CALL YOU HAVE AND THE GIFT OF WRITING IS. YOU'VE NEVER GIVEN UP ON YOUR DREAM,OR THE CALL.SEEING YOU PERSEVERE OVER THE YEARS. I THANK GOD FOR HIS STRENGTH, WHICH IS IMPARTED IN OUR LIVES DAILY. TO SEE THE TEENS SO EXCITED ABOUT THE BOOKS YOU'VE WRITTEN, BEING ABLE TO RELATE TO THE STORY BEING TOLD,AND READING THE BOOKS IN A DAY WAS AMAZING TO ME. KNOWING THEIR WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT ALL OF THIS. I'M WAITING FOR A DRAMA OR MOVIE. TO ALL THE YOUNG PEOPLE READ THE BOOKS, RELATE, LEARN AND MOST OF ALL HAVE FUN ON THIS BLOG.