Saturday, June 18, 2011

Who Said? (First Discussion Topic)

This is a clip from a poem entitled Who Said (from my new book). What's your take on this:

Who said that a man can’t be emotional
When Your Word is more powerful than a devotional?
Is it just the women who are to be this way in a congregation?
And do we submit to their leadership regardless of the church’s denomination?

I know the stereotype is that more women are in church than men
It’s like that now, and from my understanding, it’s always been
When will we rid ourselves of these ridiculous labels?
 And allow men to worship the God who is able
Real men believe, just like women do,
Jesus is the only name that frees us too

Virtual Online Launch Party

Welcome to my Virtual Launch Party for Take It From Him!

Thank you so much for taking precious time out of your busy day to read this.

I hear you have questions for me! Fire away with them! Here’s how you can participate. You can write a comment and I’ll respond.

Question #1: Why am I having a virtual book launch party?

That’s a great question. Because not everyone is located in Tallahassee, FL; this gives everybody a chance to participate in this party.

And because bookstores don’t want to carry a local author’s book (even though it has the potential to be a bestseller and it’s on their website), I want to let you all partake in some giveaways and be able to purchase autographed copies. Here’s the beauty of it all, it’s available as an e-book as well as on Amazon and Barnes & Noble’s website. If you purchase any of my books on my website (, each one will be autographed. Oh, if you purchase Take It From Him, you will receive (just for today) one of my other books for free – just preview them and inbox me which one you want.

With all of that said, I would like to celebrate this day with my friends, family and all of my avid readers with this virtual launch party.

Question #2: Tell me about this book?

Well, Take It From Him is a look into the mind of men. There are things that we men go through that a lot of people don’t know because we tend to hide things due to our ego/pride. And the purpose is to remove the mask off masculinity. This is a brief synopsis.

I will be posting clips from not only this book but from my other two books, and I’ll pose a question or two about it.

First, I have three copies of my brand new book to give away.

All you have to do is inbox me with Contest One as the subject and answer this question (this is an excerpt from a poem entitled Where’s Love)?

Why do we lie when we're asked, "How are you?" and we say “fine,” when that's not the truth? I believe the lie is made, because the person who asked "how are you" really doesn't want to hear the truth. If “fine” isn't the answer, then you have to hear things like, "you need to work that out yourself,” or you’re discriminated. 

And that’s it! The contest ends at 11:30pm tonight.

Three people will be selected at random and contacted by e-mail.

Second, Win a Mystery book from one of my fellow authors!

One of my fellow authors have not only published books for herself, but she’s published books for others (translation: she’s published more works for others than she has for herself). That means she knows the writing/marketing industry and she knows what she’s talking about. 

For YOUR chance to win a signed copy of her book, inbox me with Contest TWO as the subject and answer this question: Why haven’t you pursued your passion/talent when you know that’s what you should be doing right now? And what will you do differently starting from this moment in time?!

And that’s it. You’re entered into the contest (this will also end at 11:30pm tonight).

This book is powerful, considering it’s for men of standard & the women who love them. But I want my copy now.

Just simply purchase the paperback or the e-book version on

Let’s have some fun. I will post my first note shortly. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Author Spotlight (Nedra Maurine White)

This week's author spotlight will be on my sister & fellow author Nedra Maurine White.

Nedra Maurine White is an author currently living in Tallahasse, Florida. Her debut release tittled, Gracie's Journey Out Of Darkness: A True Adoption Story of Separation, Taken Identity, Fear, Pain, and Glorious Sibling Reuniting. As a child in foster care, before adoption was sexually abused, and heartbroken. At the age of seven, she was adopted by a family in Detroit, Michigan, which unfortunately unknown to the State Of Michigan Child Welfare Dept. the adoptee mother was a Socio-Path. Nedra was tortured and terrorized. It is of her life Journey and a tribute to her children-who didn't just give her courage, but literally kept her alive, and to her sister Deborah Gates, that took fifty years to find her siblings.
It also is a remarkable story of hope and the faith one woman can have in order to finally bring back her own full family circle. Nedra has learned that there Is a GOD because only God could save her from herself.
Her books can be purchased on:

Monday, June 13, 2011

Who's Really Greedy?

Many people will say that the rich are greedy? And some will say that the poor are greedy? My response is both are guilty of being greedy!

Let’s talk about a couple of things. I said to myself in 2010, when the healthcare bill passed (note that I was neutral to it), why should I work? Somebody else can pay for it and I don’t have to work. Now, who’s really greedy?

It’s been said that the rich need to give more! People like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates. But you’ll never hear people say that Russell Simmons & P. Diddy need to give more. Why is that? Note that all of the above mentioned names actually have charities & foundations, but I guess the real complaint is that the money is not in YOUR hands. Now, who’s really greedy (and is the race card being thrown as well)?

Many people say there’s a class war. Here’s a question: are we blaming the rich because they are rich and you’re not?

Now don’t give me wrong, you can’t totally blame the rich for being rich, because the government (under all administrations) is helping the rich stay rich. Instead of complaining and blaming both, learn the rules to make yourself better. God can bless you with talents that will bless your life. Now what’s so hard with fulfilling your talent? Are you just too lazy to get off your behind and work towards your dream/goal/vision, whatever? It would be a tragedy to hear Jesus ask of you when you’re at the Judgment Seat, “why did you bury your talent?” With that said, you have something deep inside of you that will benefit not only you, but your realm of influence. So I ask you, are you going to continue to bury it due to fear? Are you burying it for fear of actually seeing a reality you’ve never seen before (that’s actually positive)?

It’s recorded in Scripture that the poor will be among you, and it also says (in 2 Thessalonians 3:12 – you don’t work, you don’t eat).

What I just said might have been a little off subject, but it still fit the topic.

Unfortunately, there will always be greedy rich people in this world. There will also be greedy poor people by choice. This is because they don’t want to work or they just simply want their mouths fed by someone else (even though they’re adults). It’s easy for them to be fed a fish than to learn how to fish and what it does it creates a constant cycle of greed.

Here’s something else to think about: on one show Oprah gave everyone in her audience a brand new car. Now her critics took that and said she was trying to buy popularity. Now some took it to mean that she had tremendous wealth and wanted to share it (I agree with that). Genuine rich people are generous because they know it’s not all about them. The critics got mad simply because of what I said above. If the car were given to all of her critics, they wouldn’t have been upset. But this proves my theory that they are just greedy (and are probably poor people). But here’s what I find interesting: when you have greedy poor people, they will never be satisfied. When you have greedy rich people, you have some ugly & cocky attitudes. Either way, greedy people are just downright selfish people (just like we all are when you think about it). On some level, we all are greedy people. But we have to suppress that ugly spirit of greed & selfishness.

In closing: Focus on your purpose while you’re here on earth and don’t worry about greedy rich or poor people. It would be a waste of a life if you spent it complaining and blaming because you’re not rich or guilty corrupt rich people are living the glamorous life and you’re not!