Introducing Margaret Watkins, author of Trans-Planted: a series of short stories

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Margaret Watkins is a transplanted Southerner. By that she means a sweet southern belle who has maintained her roots firmly planted in Mississippi red clay while losing her heart to the sagebrush plains of Idaho.

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Margaret Watkins grew up on a small cotton farm in far northeast Mississippi. When she and her husband moved to a dilapidated ranch in the Sawtooth Mountains of central Idaho, the transition from belle to cowgirl had many bumps along the way. There is humor and tragedy, drama and hubris in these pages. Adaptation! That is the way to flourish after being transplanted.

Introducing Elwood Edwards, author of It’s About Time!

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Elwood Edwards has always had a passion for writing poetry. Most of his poems center around themes of love, inspiration, spirituality, and personal development. He uses a great deal of imagery and metaphors in his writing. Among his self-published books of poetry are The Other Color of Love, Shining Eyes Shine Brighter, Love and Paper Rumors, and The Philosopher’s Tears. Elwood currently is a resident of Palm Coast, Florida.

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Poetry-Like Laughter-Is Good Medicine! Poetry is a two-way mirror through which we view the world. As we probe for meaning, we discover a new appreciation-a new understanding of what life is all about. We make use of a gamut of emotions when we indulge in poetry that mirrors our perception of reality, keeping us attuned to ourselves and connected with others as well as with the universe itself. It’s About Time! is a telescopic, panoramic view of how poetry elucidates our lives with clean fun, laughter, and ways of healing, improving, and loving ourselves and others. With poems like “Tasty Blue and Sweet Too,” “Sticky Fingers,” “Super Glue,” “A Gnomic Trend,” and “Huh?” this fun, lyrical collection will move, inspire, and entertain.

Introducing Gloria Rayborn, author of Sharing: Learning to Share

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Gloria Rayborn is the middle of nine children born to sharecropper parents in Mississippi. She had humble beginnings, but through faith in God and applying her skills she was able to climb the corporate ladder and became an executive with a Fortune 100 company. Gloria retired in 2015 and has devoted her post-retirement time to spending time with family. She is the mother of five and grandmother (GG) to four beautiful granddaughters. Her writings are part of her legacy to her family and she focuses on sharing God’s love, building self-esteem, and instilling values and virtues.

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Four girls learn the importance of sharing and taking turns. Victoria and Mya play well together as long as they have their own toys. Each has a problem with sharing. They encounter a situation while playing with Reese and Aly that teaches them a valuable lesson about sharing.

Introducing Gene Edwards, author of The Other Color of Love

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Gene Edwards is a native of North Carolina and graduated from the City College of New York. After spending his professional career as a mathematician, mathematics educator, administrator, consultant, and college instructor, he turned to writing poetry and served as managing editor of Ariadne’s Web magazine. The Other Color of Love is his fifth published book of poetry.

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Love yourself…just as you are. The Other Color of Love is a collection of poems offered as an adventure into the spirit of the imagination, into the heart and soul. Imagination constantly impels us and nurtures us with eternal gifts of love, beauty, and truth. Our choice to be honest with ourselves and others-and our awareness that there is more to our existence-sets us free. The poems touch upon birth, rebirth, gratitude, contentment, happiness, love, and mutual respect, with stunning images that serve to trigger and heighten the imagination. Indulge in this uplifting collection and be richly compensated with excitement, encouragement, and self-esteem. Feel the love, feel the joy, and embrace the journey as you look into the mirror and with courage and conviction say, “It’s okay and I’m okay. It’s okay to love myself just as I am!”

Introducing Mildred M. Stokes, author of Romancing the Beautiful Divine

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Mildred M. Stokes is an author, health and wellness promoter, and motivational speaker for Joy Embrace Ministries. The emphasis of the ministry invites you to stretch beyond unfulfillment and enter into a refreshing lifestyle of renewing contentment and destiny’s promise. She is the founder of SunJoy Ventures, LLC-a company whose empowerment mission centers upon building mindful, lifestyle changes along pathways that capture the balance of complete wellness. Mildred’s inspirational writings have been featured in the FBCG Grace Magazine, a publication for today’s women of faith, hope and great expectations. Romancing the Beautiful Divine is her first book.

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Get comfy and prepare to take a healing and inspirational journey-one that will take you over life’s hurdles and bless you jubilantly along the way! Romancing the Beautiful Divine is a passionate and thought-provoking story devotional designed to help you uncover the abundance of self-worth God has for you and the courage you will need to run the distance with it. If you’re hungering for insight and healing-seeking confirmation that there is a destiny calling set in place for you-this devotional will move you through the uncertainties and self-doubts that can linger and hold you captive. This collection of pivotal life moments and spiritual insights will empower and refresh you in the glory of God’s favor and loving embrace. Each chapter ends with an engaging challenge and prayerful reflection.

Introducing Deacon Bill Rich, author of Conscious Contact: A Camino Pilgrimage

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Deacon Bill Rich is a retired business executive and Permanent Deacon in the Roman Catholic Church. After surgeries on both feet allowed him to walk pain free for the first time in eight years, he decided to use this gift on a special pilgrimage. Deacon Bill is the author of two other books on spiritual growth, Scattered Raindrops, and Joy, The Journey Home. Bill and his wife have six children and eleven grandchildren. They currently live in Juno Beach, FL.

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Deacon Bill Rich had a dream. To walk the Camino de Santiago; at 76, with severe arthritis and a shaky lower back. Accompanied by his son-in-law John McGrath, he was able to do just that. This is his story, a photo diary covering his preparations and thrilling journey across northern Spain. What did he learn? It is good to have a dream.

Introducing Regina Ozoemela, author of Success Against All Odds

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Regina Ozoemela is a lifestyle and career coach, author, and contributing author of two international bestsellers. After struggling for years as a poverty-stricken and divorced teen mother of three in Nigeria, Regina is passionate about helping men and women who feel stuck in their career and life to break through the perceptions, environment, and mind-set that hold them back from true happiness. By transforming hardship into opportunity, and persistence into achievement, she naturally inspires others to do the same. Regina and her husband live in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Don’t let the obstacles in your life discourage you from accomplishing your goals! In “Success Against All Odds,” you’ll discover the secrets behind finding inspiration and success in your life and career. This simple, easy-to-implement guide will teach you how to: Set positive intentions that inspire you every day so your past does not determine your future; Create alternatives, because the power to change our lives lies within each of us, as does the power to realize our dreams; and Find and secure your ideal career using five proven steps. Plus useful tips and practical advice at the end of every chapter to put these practices into motion. This is a great time to begin a more successful life. Why not start now?