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Move from Imagination to Reality for Improved Family Life

Posted by Deborah Mapp-Embry, Ed.D. on April 26, 2017 at 12:02am 0 Comments

Do you want your children to have more success? Is your family struggling to manage quality time to engage with each other?  Are you puzzled with today’s contradictions that seem to make what’s wrong seem right? 

These are some of the topics in many conversations that are discussed by parents, families and others who are ready to improve their home lives for more capable children.  Many forget that families are society’s smallest social units and important to its functioning.  This…







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Dr. Rose Stiffin

I was raised and educated in Indianola, Mississippi, notably the Delta hometown of the late blues legend, BB King. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Mississippi Valley State University (1974), my Master of Science degree in Organic Chemistry from Mississippi State University (1981), and my PhD (Biochemistry) from the University of Tennessee in Memphis (1995). I did my post-doctoral work at the world-famous hospital, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in Memphis, Tennessee (virology and immunology). As part of my master’s and PhD, I helped in the development of research that earned two patents, one in insecticide chemistry, and the other in the potential of developing a drug to treat diabetes at the molecular level. Currently, I am the Chair of the Division of Health and Natural Sciences at Florida Memorial University. As part of our ongoing research, we have synthesized a plethora of compounds that have shown wide biological activity as antimicrobials and anticancer agents. I have collaborated with researchers at Pennsylvania State University, the University of Oregon, Spelman College, the National Cancer Institute, Scripps Research Institute, and the University of Miami, to name a few.
I have written several short stories and had some of them published in the Imagine literary magazine. I have also been published in the Algonquin Quarterly (“The Water Buffalo and Pink Flamingo”) and in an anthology For Your Eyes Only (“Casino Blues”). Walk in Bethel is my first novel. This novel won an international competition in General Fiction (June, 2015), in which I traveled to Paris to receive the award. I have published three additional novels, Reflections, Groovin’ on the Half Shell, and A Winter Friend. Casino Blues is my fifth novel.

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Lewanda Jackson

Lewanda R. Jackson was born and raised in Cambridge, MD on Maryland's Eastern Shore. She has been writing since she was a little girl but her dreams were placed on hold while she pursued her education, built her career, and became a mom. After high school, she attended Bowie State University for three years before moving to Wilmington, DE. After her daughter was born, she received her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration as well as her M.B.A. from Wesley College. She spent years working in the accounting field before deciding she needed a change and she enrolled in Widener University School of Law and completed the Corporate Law program where she obtained her Paralegal certificate. She now works in the Trust and Estate Planning business and in her spare time, she loves reading, cooking, traveling, and of course writing.

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You can determine your tomorrow. What are you doing today?

Allissen is the Founder of The Just Believe Project, Inc. we are a non-profit designed to assist individuals with functioning as designed. (His Design).

Do my actions line up with what I believe? My first book describes a very painful yet liberating process into the inwards of me. The curves, the lines, the connecting and disconnecting pieces of me. Forced with the CHALLENGE of my LIFE, I had to begin to tear down barriers that kept me from truly manifesting what I say I believe.

Allissen possess a Master's in Psychology and is currently working on her Doctorate in Clinical, Psychology. In addition, Allissen is a licensed nurse with emphasis in psychiatric disorders. My desire is to see real healing, real change, real growth, real manifestation.

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Cleopatra Lytle has spent most of her professional career as a Registered Nurse caring for the physical needs of both adults and children. She felt God pulling at her heart to care for the whole person leading to completion of a Master's Degree in Spiritual and Pastoral Care. Cleopatra continues to work in nursing and also a small business with two partners providing Pastoral Care, Spiritual Life Coaching, Spiritual Direction, Caregiver's Support Groups, and Mentoring Programs. All these services require relationship with God first and then with others. Work on the mission field is also one of this author's experiences in Guyana and Haiti.


Naturally, to be as versatile as he has been in life, it took a strong village to mold Tyriek A. Murphy's persona.  Having dedicated family and family friends raise him and ensure that every step forward was of a solid foundation made certain his very successful existence.  This essential facet of community child mentoring is the one traditional component Murphy utilized in the proper and positive adolescent development of his two children, Tychelle and Tyler.
Through life's progression, Murphy have acquired spectacular academic and professional accomplishments.  He obtained his graduate degree from Alfred University and his undergraduate degree from The College of New Rochelle.  

As the sole owner and chief executive officer of Murphy Enterprise Solutions (MES), it is with great honor that he humbly leads his organization in the deliverance of luxurious benefits to modern civilization. One of those assets is this literary piece regarding his grandfather, Cisero Murphy.


J.P. Dallas is a New Yorker by way of New Jersey living in Maryland. Writing was never a consideration growing up, and she never had aspirations certainly of writing a book. Giving all thanks and honor to God, for unleashing this new found passion that came later in her life. This is her first book inspired by her love of murder mysteries, criminal investigations, and everything forensic in nature. She wants to shine a light on women working in any capacity of law enforcement. Women, who are intelligent, courageous, clever and disciplined, and yet can be sexy, smart, captivating and extraordinarily complex, like the main character in Fade to Blacque. 
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Nicole Showell is the founder and president of the Showell Foundation, Inc. and The Showell Group, and author of God Wants You to Be the Man and Power Up for the God Challenge. She brings more than 15 years of professional counseling experience to families, couples, and young people of all ages.  Nicole is driven to facilitate positive change in the lives of people and communities. Her work has helped many people across the country, from high school students to executives to professional athletes. Her tireless effort to promote healthy living and a vibrant society rely heavily on her love for Jesus Christ and mastery of her counseling style. She focuses on building trusting relationships, developing healthy behaviors, and focusing on heart change that will inspire and promote transformation at the most important level. Nicole is passionate about her work, and is invested in helping people experience changed hearts and live better lives.

Nicole received her Bachelor of Science from Tennessee State University, Master of Arts in Counseling from Biblical Theological Seminary, and has received numerous awards, including being recognized as an Honorary Speaker from the Congressional Black Caucus.

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GOD Speaks Reflections by author Cleopatra Lytle

Started by Patricia Johnson in Open Discussion Feb 11, 2018. 0 Replies

 GOD Speaks ReflectionsGOD Speaks Reflections is a journal of devotionals that teaches and heals at the same time. The desire of this writer is that others will be encouraged to read the Word regularly and take up the discipline of journaling. "Be…Continue

The Valley of Baca by author Allissen C. Jones

Started by Patricia Johnson in Open Discussion Feb 11, 2018. 0 Replies

The Valley of BacaWhat would you do if you had no where to turn and you were facing the most tragic event of your life?  At an adverse place? Are you in the valley of decisions? The Valley of Baca (Weeping) is an uplifting story full of challenges,…Continue

Walk In Bethel an earthy, spellbinding drama set in the sweltering Mississippi Delta

Started by Patricia Johnson in Open Discussion Feb 11, 2018. 0 Replies

Walk in Bethelis an earthy, spellbinding drama set in the sweltering Mississippi DeltaA return to the Southern Gothic tradition and a…Continue

The Mistaken Twin by author L.R. Jackson

Started by Patricia Johnson in Open Discussion Feb 11, 2018. 0 Replies

  The Mistaken TwinIt was only supposed to last a weekend. Morgan agreed to switch places with her twin sister Monroe while she fled on a…Continue

Big City Nights by author Tyriek Murphy

Started by Patricia Johnson in Open Discussion Feb 1, 2018. 0 Replies

BIG CITY NIGHTS:The Biography of the Legendary   Cisero MurphyThis book your are about to embark upon contains a detailed depiction of a dramatically dynamic individual - whose family ancestry dates back to the late nineteenth century - determined…Continue

7 Ways to Build Your Platform Before You Write The Book

Started by Patricia Johnson in Open Discussion Jan 9, 2018. 0 Replies

  7 Ways to Build Your Platform Before You Write That BookSo you want to write a book. And I guess you want to sell it too.While you're writing, don't forget to start on marketing activities that will pave the way to successfully launching your…Continue


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