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"The road to SUCCESS is only within just depends on how far you're willing to STRETCH"

Background Information

Greetings, I am excited you have decided to read my BIO if this is your first time, and if you are revisiting; I am enthusiastic, and elated you have decided to return.  "Yes I Can"  is now available at Target's bookstore.

It has been a joy being apart of AD, and I cannot begin to tell you of the support, readers, and motivation I have received. It has been a tremendous euphoric high, and I am tremendously blessed. As I embark into the New Year, I have decided to incorporate some changes in my life that will be a great challenge in the upcoming year.


Currently, I am back with a vengeance and ready to write after a long battle of life difficulties.

Don't forget to support hand connects with another and one hand networks with many. Pass it on and HAPPY READING : ).

So what's your READING?

To date, I have finally revised "Yes I Can", please support me...Thank you.  I will continue to write and re-edited my upcoming book "WHIPLASH", I have been blessed with a very intelligent literary agent, and I look to have "WHIPLASH" published next year.  I am currently also working on a humorous book about two elderly people falling in love. This will be something new for me; surfacing the humor side of me.

In addition to my works, I am editng a child' book that will captivate American's hearts, it 's fun, action-packed and surreal; stay tunned for the newest kid on the block.

As a nurse I will continue to support my comrades in the military here and abroad, and remain active as a Veteran/Army nurse. I will continue to provide humanitarian support to under-privilege children.

I am overwhelmed with happiness, as well as being called Grandma by all four grandsons.

I pledge, that we adhere to AD, read and continue to support each other works, purchase each other books; being pro-active yields an enormous support to other members and enables them to continue their journey in writing, as well enhances members/ writers/authors and gives them the ammunition and drive for upcoming and continue works, remember selling books doesn't makes us rich it just adds a soothing to the soul (lol). 

Once again, I wish to thank AD for allowing me to be a part of a great organization, and I wish each and everyone a prosperous New Year and new beginnings.


I am an inspiring writer who can remember writing bedtime short stories for my sister at a tender age of  9 years old. My writing will continue until I have no more thoughts. So, who am I: I am a mother of  3 beautiful offspring’s, and a pushover for my grandson. I am the daughter to Lonza and Lizzie prominent teachers that have loved, taught and equipped me with tools to survive in a world that can sometimes consume you if you are not careful. I am a nurse, compassionate from the heart, yet easily vulnerable if not careful, giving quietly to humanitarian causes not openly expressed.

But, yet there is a side of me that is firm, cautious, and sometimes a loner, causing me to pluck at the keyboard more freely. I am a woman, a feminist, and a Holiness woman, yet having my own ideas about my spirituality; after-all, you must have an intimate relationship with Him. But with so many aspects of my well being, I am meek, shy and sometimes a procrastinator that asserts my adrenalin charge. To sum it up... Who am I? I am just a plain strong warm-hearted woman who enjoys expressing my thoughts on paper for others to enjoy and to know “Yes I Can.”

“Yes I Can”, is my first published work of so many, a true story from the heart, not just of the war but the aftermath of the struggles after the war.

It’s my story, a story of survival with many attributes to my well-being and the lack of human kindness I encountered during my tests, and the numerous friends I've acquired along the way that lifted my spirit when I was in a fog. Allowing me to see beyond my failures and my continue ritual to sought the Lord. Yet this is my story from my point of view, from my own experiences, but I can’t not imagine the very many that are unable to tell their story. So I wanted my readers to know that survival is a choice with perseverance and a dedication tightly pack like a spool of thread, so when the seams began to come apart we are able to escape the full magnitude of the loose threads because we are able to hold on, and sew them back in place.

While in college I took literature writing; my professor suggested I become a writer because of the way he said, how I expressed my thoughts on paper, yet my love for caring outweighed my love for writing, and so I continue my career in Medical and became a nurse. My love for writing continued to yearn at my soul, so I continued to write when time permits. I have written several publications for previous employers’ “Are we Ready, (a preparation for Joint Commission for accreditation) and a pamphlet for Stroke victims and their families.

While I was overseas serving in Desert Storm in 1991- I decided to keep a journal, never realizing or knowing why, until one day while I was chatting on the phone an underline thought became a reality and I said, “I am going to write a book. So this is my story, my experiences, my trails and tribulations, my thoughts and the path to “Yes I Can”, it’s easy reading, enjoy the reading.**********************

**All works are written solely from the author...and are copyright/ copying or editing of her works ...are  permitted without the permission of the author.**



Loretta Scott kicks her story into high gear in chapter one - dire trauma of separation, as she moves from family to Army life in Saudi Arabia. This story is told in intimate day-to-day detail; a diary of people and events, terrors and joys experienced and survived by an Army nurse in Desert Storm. The charm of this book is that you feel very close to its author because she writes in the hurried emotional and sensitive language of a woman as she experienced her events. If you can read this book without (somehow) falling in love with its author, then you are totally insensitive. I read, and I did. You will, too. And Loretta shows her sense of humor (wisdom, too). I am still pondering how a wounded soldier could have chopped a hole in his buttocks by sitting on a bandanna. The idea presented was that al-Qeada terrorists had buried a knife under this bandanna (not an al-Qeada technique - which leans more to the dramatic child strapped in explosives and detonated). As Loretta notes, this was a soldier running away from the war. And the Iraqi (Muslim) soldier who received his “Last Rites” from an Army Chaplain (I doubt that Allah was confused by this). And then we have her fears regarding the contraband Iraqi sand! In the midst of Scud missile threats, fears and momentary joys, Loretta's faith and wisdom shines through, always. A tour-de-force of trials and tribulations, Loretta Scott's “Yes I Can” gives the inspirational vision of how faith will bring you to a happy ending. At the end of "Yes I Can," Loretta finds her happy ending in a soul-mate, and you will clench your fists and say, "He'd better be real or I'm coming' for him!"  That's how much Loretta Scott involves you in her life and in the moments of "Yes I Can."






 Ted Glines MSW

 CONGRATULATIONS AND CHEERS! May the LORD continue to bless you!
To all that partake of Loretta Scott's book "Yes I Can" there will be no disappointments here. Since last year upon my receiving of Loretta's book it is a shining jewel and gleams with all of it's glory telling truths of triumphs and tribulations. Furthermore, I quite enjoy the layout of this author's book immensely although it is heart gripping I can also feel the warmness from her family and friends that shine through. The graphics are also beautiful and one can get a feeling that they are a part of the book and also know members of her family through the sort of family album presented. Thank you Loretta for sharing your heart and I am proud to call you my friend, fellow author, and most of all sister in Christ!
Continued blessings and success to you in all you do, From the Heart of an Artist we are all United Through Love! ~worksofgath

Gwendolyn A Thomas Gath

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 IHOW Publishing Review
Lithonia, Georgia

“Yes I Can”, is an amazing book to read, an Army Nurse who tells her story about her experiences before, during, and after the Desert Storm. She allows you to unfold her triumph as she allows Christ to take center staged and smooth her turmoil’s, which life can bring under certain circumstances. This book is inspiring, uplifting, spiritual, humorous, realistic, and adventurous. Her story tells about the reality of life’s struggle and how a soldier, a wife, a mother, and a child of God survived, by believing in herself and quietly hearing the inner voice saying “Yes I Can”. I recommend all readers to enter apart of her life as the journey unfolds. Teenagers, college students, adults of all genders and especially people who are serving in the military should read this book. I am sure when you finished reading, every reader would have been touched by something in her story, well written, dynamite.


Women On the Move



The book by Captain Loretta Scott "Yes I Can" is a phenomenal book. I recommend this book to be read by many. It's a story about a woman like you, and me and her triumphs through life's many roadblocks, to not only keep your head up, but also do it by having the strength within. “Yes I Can” is inspirational; it makes you feel that you can do anything. I felt uplifted, and it brought a spiritual peace to my heart. It's not only serious, but her story makes you laugh at a time you may want to cry, but it's her way of letting you believe that through sadness, God makes a way for you to believe it will be better. Once you begin to read you’re hooked, you never want to put it down, you’re always eager to read to see what happens next. I love the book it's my motto for Life "Yes I Can".


 “Yes I Can”, is a story that begins with telling the true heart of what it takes to become a soldier. It encompasses the dreams of meeting career commitments although many obstacles may come in ones way. From the beginning, the author does not hold back from detailing any circumstances even though they may be sometimes hurting to display. As training detail is explained thoroughly in the story, the author invites the reader into her life and into her career as she completes all required medical training. The author then shares her ventures into another world so different from the world she has known; into a world of confusion, little happiness and lots of turmoil and sometimes heroic moments begin to detail what being a nurse in a new generation war is all about. Making new friends and adapting to a new environment finally becomes the life for the Gulf War Nurse, but when it’s all over, she finds there’s even more turmoil to face back home and thus begins to use what tactics she can to make life livable and enjoyable again. To accept what has been put before her at home, and at war, the Gulf War Nurse begins to envelope an assertive position in all confrontations and thus began the one mental thought that always got her through the roughest times… “Yes I Can”.

“Yes I Can”, gives you courage and let’s all who read it understand there is hope, at home and away.


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Greetings, currently I am working on two works, "WHIPLASH" & "AGAINST ALL ODDS" coming soon. Feature as "Author of the month on RAWSISTA.COM

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The true definition of the word “War” per various defining sources is: “A state of open, armed, often prolonged conflict carried on between nations, states, or parties.” And a true definition of the word “Nurse” per various defining sources is: “A person educated and trained to care for the sick or disabled.” I chose to become a part of the second definition. My main being in life besides that of a family member is to help another human being to become well or to assist them to gain the ability to care for themselves doing their disabling times. Never would I have thought that my career would have taken me into the vials of pure hell! But, it did. Not after I became an adult in a world that sometimes seems unfair. Not after I became a member of my country’s armed forces. But after I went to live up to my responsibilities as an Army Nurse to assist those in need; did such a saddening of events occur. Events that I sometimes would prefer to forget. Events that won’t stay out of my memory. Events that were at times enjoyable and others not worth the seconds or minutes they took to become processed. This is my story; this is the person I am. This is the person I became. This is the person I shall remain to be… “An Army Nurse” proud to have provided the best service I could have in disastrous times when your daily routine 24/7 was often to work while wearing gas masks. Or in strenuous times when the casualties from all sides would mount and you would find yourself working on persons from other countries, such as the enemies whose hygienic way of cleaning themselves was by using their hands instead of tissue. Or in less patient times when the anxiety of participation to get this war finally started and over with would put you in the role of confidant to your peers and them to you. This story welcomes you to find the inner strength to say regardless what comes along in life, you can say, "I can beat this obstacle." “Yes I Can!”

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