I've been blessed with the gift of encouragement, which I share freely and with great joy. Originally from Harlem, NY, I now reside in Florida. I am the mother of seven beautiful people, the grandmother of a small and beautiful nation, an entrepreneur, and an award winning first time author of a new release – Facets, Phases and Transformation; a book of inspirational poems and short stories. My book is geared to both genders, all ages and covers every aspect of life. It is based on my life experiences, observations and spans decades; this is a timeless work of insights and encouraging tidbits that keeps the reader coming back for more.
My fascination of diverse cultures creates in me a love for traveling. I have been blessed with the opportunity to have traveled to some of the most exotic and extremely exciting parts of the world, some of the places I visited were Haiti, Egypt, Israel, China and Lhasa, Tibet. I look forward to a trip to Kenya in the near future. I have written many different articles about these far-off and interesting places. I enjoy meeting new people and learning new things and in the near future, I look forward to sharing more of my experiences and the miracles that I witnessed in my next book. I have a love for photography; I enjoy making jewelry and other hand crafts such as greeting cards, etc. I am extremely proud of my fountain pen collection, particularly my Lipstick Pen by Monte Verde; I use my Sheaffer Caligraphy pen to sign autographs.
Some of the writers and poets I admire:
St. Paul - Frances E. Harper - Phillis Wheatley - Gwendolyn Brooks - Maya Angelou
Langston Hughes - Sonia Sanchez - TD Jakes - Francis Frangipane
Carl Hiaasen - Barbara Kingslover - Barbara Chase-Ribould - Richard Wright