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Thursday, January 28, 2016

BOOK DRAMA ~ AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT ~ CEE CEE H. CALDWELL-MILLER




Cee Cee H. Caldwell-Miller, MA, CLC, ALS
Authentic Living Strategist – Magazine Senior Managing Editor


Cee Cee H. Caldwell- Miller is a native of Washington, DC and she now resides in Plainfield, New Jersey. Cee Cee attended Trenton State College in Ewing Township, New Jersey where she received a B.A. in Communication and Theater with a minor in African American Studies. She worked in the following industries: real estate, healthcare, retail, banking, higher education and software before deciding to pursue her Master’s degree. Her love for helping people, since she was young caused her to receive a M.A. in Counseling, Human Services and Educational Leadership with a Substance Awareness Coordinator, Cert. of Eligibility. She believes in continual education no matter what because applied knowledge is potential power.
Cee Cee has had a love for writing since she was 5 years old when her mother use to tell her to go write a story to get rid of her. Cee Cee began writing poetry, then she moved to writing one act plays, then into article/blog writing and finally to book writing. She believes that everyone has a story to tell.  Her love for the written and spoken word has increased as the years have gone by. In 2008, Cee Cee released her 1st book titled Be in Good Health: Living a Life of Happiness, Wholeness and Wellness which endeavors to help people live their best life, from the inside out in the 8 dimensions of wellness. Cee Cee released Unspoken Words “Love” Vol. I in October 2014 and has co-authored Network to Increase Your Net Worth in 2013 and Tainted Elegance in 2014.
In 2015,Cee Cee was signed to Imani Faith Publishing and will release Stewardship and Service: God's Way or Our Way in the future. She is also a part of No Test No Testimony, which is an anthology written to encourage people that they can make it through whatever they may be experiencing in their lives. She also became Senior Managing Editor of Real Life Real Faith Women Walking by Faith Magazine in 2015, which she know will change women's lives for the better.






When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer?


When I was, 5 year’s old after my mother asked me to go write her a story about a firetruck just to get me out of her hair. I started writing and I have continued since then in one form or another. I am a lover of word the written, spoken and living word. Words change lives, entertain and inspire and I love doing all of it.


How long does it take you to write a book?


It can take me anywhere from 3-6 months depending on the subject area or less. Since I am a non-fiction writer, I have to do research and that could take me a little bit longer depending on the subject area. Sometimes I work best under pressure especially when I have a deadline quickly approaching; I just buckle down and make it happen.


What is your work schedule like when you are writing?


I prefer writing in the evenings when the house is quite and then I continue until I feel that I had said all I wanted to say in that particular writing session or until 4 am. I set aside time every day to write something, whether it be for a book, poetry and article or in my journal.


What is your latest release and what’s next?


My latest release is called Stewardship and Service: God’s Way or Our Way. I have a goal of writing 12 books this year, which equates to one book per month, which includes eBooks, anthologies and my own individual projects. I already have my next manuscript in the works and I will be doing a few series as well.








Book Description:


Stewardship and Service: God’s Way or Our Way is a book, which shares the various principles of godly stewardship and service according to the word of God. In order to help all of us understand what God has mandated for us to do in this world. It is important that we do what we were purposed to do at creation and that simply was to serve with a loving heart. This book will enlighten, encourage and inspire the reader to be the best steward, servant and servant leader God has created them to be.

Book Excerpt:


“Servanthood is an essential part of being a Christian. Think about it for just a



moment. What if no one you knew was willing to do anything for anyone else? What if



they thought of no one but themselves. I know that many people would not be Christians



today without having, some people demonstrate the act of servanthood. However, first, What is



servanthood? Servanthood is getting rid of the words me, myself, and I. To be a true



servant you have to put yourself last. To be a servant is to consider others needs before



that of your own. A servant never does anything for his/her own personal increase, but to



further the kingdom of Christ. I am not saying you should not participate in anything



(work, school, church, reading books, going to the movies etc.). But, you have to



bear in mind how that might help you serve others (and ultimately Christ!) better. In my



opinion, servanthood isn't a thing you religiously practice one hour a week. Servanthood



is a mindset and it must be apart of your daily living not just an occasional thought or deed.”






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Friday, January 22, 2016

BOOK DRAMA ~ AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT ~ TRE' L. BRYANT






When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

I never really even gave much thought to being a writer, especially with a published novel. As a child I always liked to write but never could have imagined this. I was always discouraged from pursuing what appears to be just a childhood dream. It was not until I decided to ultimately write my thoughts down on a computer to free myself of the things that were hindering me that God revealed to me my destiny. Having a published novel is something I never imagined being possible but definitely a dream come true.


 How long does it take you to write a book? 

It took me 9 months but it felt like a lifetime I must admit. There were so many emotions during the writing process that it truly felt like I had been writing my whole life. Since I shared my own personal experiences with molestation, rape and domestic violence, I had just come to realize that this book actually did take me 37 years to write.



What is your work schedule like when you're writing?

Writing is definitely done in my spare time when I am alone but it can be hectic. I have not begun to work on book two at this moment and haven’t officially decided at this point when I will even begin to write it. However I will continue my literary journey and continue to help people by sharing my thought and giving back throughout my continued literary journey.


What is your latest release and what's next? 

My book is titled Where There’s A Will There’s a Way and was created to be inspirational, encouraging and motivational. Since the book has been released, I have been blessed with so many wonderful opportunities. I am currently working on making people aware of Domestic Violence and it’s signs while providing support and being a much needed voice to bring awareness , my blog talk radio co- hosting career on Word Sexy radio hosted by Red Snapper, working in the re launch of Urban Image online magazine, and a reality show is in the works as well

 Here is a copy of the excerpt from the book:

“I’ve heard many times of women
young and old, convinced me that what I
was going through was abuse. I had to
finally admit it to myself. I might not have
never been dragged by any cars or had
severely disfiguring scars that stayed with
me for life What I’ve endured was being
talked to in very degrading and humiliating
ways, punched, dragged, and unappreciated
just like the rest. Abuse comes in many
forms and regardless of what we think, an
enraged man can say things to tear you
down and cannot walk away, would much
rather hit you or control your every single
move, that is still considered abuse”.


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