Laymon A Hicks isn’t a stranger when it comes to building resilience in young people. His message mission in life is to empower students to overcome obstacles and get back up! He has taken this message to 40+ states in front of nearly 500,000 students.
When he is not traveling the nation to empower students, Laymon enjoys being home with his wife, Keisha, and daughter, Karsyn. They reside in Florida.
"I sat at the dinner table Friday night and listened to my two children and their friends discuss you and how much you affected them. Thank you for inspiring my children and their friends."- Lydia DeGraw Neuenhoff, Parent
So who exactly is Andy Rose?
Andy is best described as a dreaming adventurer.
When he's not immersing himself into the fantasy worlds of authors such as JK Rowling, JRR Tolkien, AA Milne or the like then he's usually to be found on his BMW R1200GS Adventure motorbike, touring Europe and the rest of the world with his wife comfortably perched on the seat behind.
Father to two children, (both in their late teens and both avid readers of fiction or simply "any good book" ) and occasional, reluctant attendee of the work place, but only when he REALLY has to! - Andy draws the most pleasure from quizzes and puzzles, especially anything related to the 80s but not music, he's terrible at remembering band names and who sang what.
When his children were younger and still willing and able to lie in contentment whilst their dad read to them, Andy took immense pleasure from introducing them both to the world of Harry Potter.
It soon, as their questing minds grew ever stronger, became a new family tradition that dad would ask questions about the story that had been read so far during dinner each night. Very quickly these impromptu quiz sessions needed to be more organised and even prepared in advance if he was to really tax their young minds. From this fun session each day, the idea of creating The Potted Quiz collection was struck.
His biggest hope is that the books are soon gathering a devoted band of followers who gain as much fun and enjoyment from them as he and his family have. Maybe mums and dads will use them to introduce their own new family passion.
Joan Jessalyn Cox is the former editor of International Christian News. She has been keynote speaker at Woman's conferences, and spoke at Christian Writer's Conferences. Joan has taught foundational truth and deliverance in bible studies, and counseled people with spiritual needs, and for deliverance. Joan has authored several books and is currently writing the Foundational Faith In Truth Bible Study series.
The truth you are seeking is:
Truth that is scripturally verified; Truth that is sound in Holy Spirit revelation and Truth that should be prayerfully received. Reviving Faith in Jesus Christ is truth without a doubt!
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Dr Lesley Hunter started her career as a teacher then worked in an education authority before spending 12 years as a school inspector in the UK. She has worked across all age ranges but her main focus has been early years and primary development. Her international work has taken her into schools in Dubai, Spain, Hong Kong and Gibraltar.
Lesley was awarded a doctorate in 2015 for her research into leadership and leader development. She works with principals and senior school leaders to support school improvement and outstanding teaching and learning. She is also currently an educational advisor to the Crown Prince Court in Abu Dhabi for their national moral education curriculum.
The central character in Lesley’s ‘Keeno Explores’ series is based on her own beautiful German Shepherd who has travelled the world with her and made lots of friends along the way. He is the inspiration for a series of explorations that have been brought to life with exciting and vivid illustrations to draw children into his adventures and help them learn.
Find out more about Dr. Hunter and order her book by clicking here!
Hello I am Patrice, a mother of two beautiful children. I am the big sister of two siblings but most of all i am me. I am a person that has had storms and mountains to climb. Believe it or not i am still climbing.
I recently lost my mom to Cancer June 2017 and my best friend May 2017. By no means necessary am i here to paint print pictures about my life or surroundings. The books you will find from me will be my everyday life experiences.
As a Mental Health Counselor, I have been listening, coaching and counseling others in various areas for over 12 years. Received my education from North Carolina public Schools, Later i attended Vance Granville Community College and received my Associates in Human Services Technology, Bachelors in Psychology from Argosy University and Masters In Forensic Psychology.
I have owned and operated a mental health facility over the past 6 years. I am a over achiever. I like to excel and have tremendous drive and determination. I believe if at first you don’t succeed try again. Since birth I have always had to put myself first and stay on my personal growth pattern.
Life is nothing but a journey or path and let me be the first to say it’s hard. Life is what you make it and it is full of twists and turns. Don’t forget the let downs and come ups.
Nicole A. Jones is an avid writer, published author, and successful businesswoman. She is the founder of N. Jones Enterprise LLC, a professional writing and publishing company in Woodbridge, Virginia and N. Jones Music, a subsidiary of N. Jones Enterprise LLC. She is also an affiliate songwriter and publisher of the Society of European Stage Authors and Composers (SESAC) performing rights organization.
Ms. Jones started writing as an avenue to relieve herself of the pain of several consecutive losses in her life but over time she had accumulated a collection of writing in the form of poetry, journals and songs.
When asked, what makes her writings so unique, she says, “I am not a distant writer. I walk through the storms of life with my eyes opened. I not only know what fear, pain, and hurt feel like, I also know what they look like. Despite the boisterous winds and rain and dark clouds I’m facing, I write. I write through my agony and my tears because I know that in the end, I will not only have the ability to relate to others but will also have the ability to explain the measures I took to get out of my storm.”
She adds, “I am not a storm chaser. I do not go looking for storms but if I happen to become caught in one, I try to benefit from it.” She concludes, “Personal failure and personal difficulties can be outstanding resources in our lives but it is the way we employ them that determines if we excel forward or remain stagnant.”
Ms. Jones earned Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health from Dillard University and her Master’s in Business in Administration from Stratford University. She is also a member the National Association of Professional Women.
Ms. Jones currently resides in Woodbridge, Virginia with her family and enjoys participating in community outreach activities.
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Link to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38226551-my-black-history
Holding the vision to see every man, woman and child living the highest and best expression for their lives, Lori Anne strives to be a living example of overcoming, rising above, and learning to turn lemons into lemonade (except she can’t drink any because it’ll give her heartburn).
Her writing career began at just 10 years old when she was paid to help write letters to clients for a family member’s business. Lori Anne fell in love with the written word in her journals, but discovered their real power through business communications, academic research, author coaching and finally, publishing. Her first short memoir piece was published in the international bestselling compilation, Finding Fulfillment in the Spiritual Age (download Lori Anne's chapter for FREE from her website at www.LoriAnneRising.com).
Original, authentic and powerful are not just a cute, catchy phrase. They are the central values upon which Lori Anne strives to live. They demand openness, vulnerability, and courage, and her writing reflects these values along with an occasional bit of sarcasm and saltiness for flavor.
Lori Anne is a Bestselling Author and Certified Life Coach, and holds degrees in English Literature, Women’s Studies, Organizational Communications and Leadership.
Elsa Joseph is the author of Best Kept Secret and Dylan’s Cosydoze. She gained her writing degree at London South Bank University, UK.
From an early age, Elsa had an ambition to be a writer. She often tried her hand at writing by entering writing contests, although little came from her early efforts.
Besides her love of writing, Elsa has a passion for theatre and sits on the committee of a community theatre group which promotes new writing and encourages people to go to the theatre regularly.
Elsa draws inspiration for her books from travelling, art, theatre, reading and conversations with friends.
Living in London proves to be inspirational to Elsa as she sits at her desk in her office where she writes her stories and can merely look out the window at the hustle and bustle of city life to renew her creativity.
Elsa strives to make stories with interesting plots and beautiful scenery. Characters with great strengths and weaknesses that readers can identify and fall in love with.
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