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Friday, February 23, 2018

Before The Throne with Jamila Moody

























Does writing energize or exhaust you?
Writing energizes me. Whenever I’m down or dealing with something, I’ll whip out a journal and begin to write. Writing energizes me and it gives me a lot of peace.

Did you ever consider writing under a pseudonym?
I considered writing under a pseudonym because I was interested in Science-Fiction.

If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
If I could tell my younger writing self anything it would be to, “Stay focused, believe in yourself and no matter what you experience in life don’t let it stop you from dreaming and believing in what GOD has put in you. Make time to write, prioritize and safe-guard yourself against distractions because they will hinder you and delay you in reaching your goals. Stay focused.”

What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?
The best money I spent as a writer was investing in a professional cover designer. The cover for my first book turned out exactly as I envisioned it so I’m glad I spent the money I did for my cover to be professionally done.

What authors did you dislike at first but grew into?
As a child, I would read poetry by Robert Frost. I read stories by Edgar Allen Poe, I read Shakespeare and others. And of the many authors, I struggled with Shakespeare, but I grew to love his works.

What did you do with your first advance?
I have yet to experience this, I self-published my first book, but I am expecting this will happen for me. And when it does, I plan to give generously to my church and depending on the amount of the advance I plan to start chipping away at our debt.

As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
Interesting question. I believe I would choose for myself either a Clydesdale or the eagle. The Clydesdale because they are beautiful, majestic, strong and hard working and the eagle for their ability to see acutely and soar to great heights.

How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?
I have 3 unpublished books that are finished, and I have 1 unfinished book.            

What’s the best way to market your books?
To be honest, I am still learning about the best ways to market my books. Social media has helped me some and I’m learning to make use mailing list as well Facebook ads.

What period of your life do you find you write about most often? (child, teenager, young adult)
I write mostly about my adulthood now and the things I’ve experienced since turning my life over to CHRIST but I have book that I will be publishing soon that is a testimony of my youth, young adulthood that details various emotional and mental issues I struggled through and the healing I was able to get from those experiences.

If you didn’t write, what would you do for work?
If I didn’t write, I would turn my focus on singing and pursuing that more actively because that’s my second passion in life next to writing.

Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?
I do read my reviews. I have yet to read a bad one but I am praying I am able to handle it well if I happen to run across a review that is not so positive.

What are your ambitions for your writing career?
My ambitions for my writing career is that I can write at least 20 books to inspire people in their life and walk with CHRIST. I also want to evolve to write other thing like Christian love stories and Christian Sci-fi to reach more people in creative ways. Ultimately, I just want to write well and glorify GOD in my writings. I want every aspect of my writing to not only give readers something great to read but something that is going to impact their life whether it’s a Christian living book, a devotional or a Christian fiction book or love story – I want to impact lives for CHRIST.

So, what have you written? (*Include books, novellas, short stories, poems, blogs, awards or anything of interest.) I have one published work currently, Before The Throne, I have a blog called Conversations Before The Throne, I have a journal/devotional that I am looking to publish in March, I contributed to a devotional that will be available in the Spring and I’ve written a play short.

Where can we buy or see them? (* include American, European and any other relevant links. Free, free promotions or prices can be included) My book Before The Throne is available at my store throneroombooks.ecwid.com and amazon.com/author/jamilammoody. And currently at my store the special for February is Buy One Bless One (it’s simple you purchase a book and you get one free to bless someone else or you can choose to bless a stranger by allowing us to choose someone to bless. Also for the month of February each purchase come a vial of a special oil mixture of my own called the Oil of Shachach - worship).

What genre are your books?
Christian living, Christian education, encouragement and worship

What draws you to this genre?
I am draw to this genre because it gives me the opportunity to serve and help others.
    

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Author Bio 
Jamila is an intensely passionate worshipper who lives for the presence of GOD as well as igniting the flame of authentic worship in the hearts of others as hers was lit once she surrendered her life to CHRIST on January 3, 1999. During the summer of 2004, that fire was set ablaze following a supernatural worship encounter she had before the throne receiving a mandate from the FATHER to teach and be example of throne room worship: a mandate she has walked in her ministry, her personal life and her blog Conversations Before The Throne along with prophetic insight and revelation concerning worship, the prophetic and a host of other encouragements given to her by the FATHER to share on her blog, social media platforms and ministry.

Along with her husband Carl of eighteen years, Jamila has enjoyed marriage, parenthood and ministry. They faithfully pastored the Spirit of Elijah Worship Center 17 years: founding various ministries like their current ministry assignment Kingdom United International Fellowship, an apostolic network dedicated to birthing, raising up, equipping, training and sending out leaders to advance the Kingdom by modeling Christian love and promoting unity in Christ for glory manifestations as well as healing, deliverance and breakthrough in our communities, region, nation and across the globe.






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Sunday, February 18, 2018

To Mend A Broken Heart by Myunique Green

Women are wonderfully made with a heart that can easily accommodate and deal with life's emotional challenges. While some can outlive or outgrow these negative experiences to become better adults, others are not so lucky and usually live their lives in the shadow of their past experiences and memories. Dedicated to the girls who turned into broken women, To Mend a Broken Heart is a guide to growth, healing and learning to love again. 

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Myunique C. Green
Honesty, Determination and Hard Work.


I am a current student and teacher. My every breath is literature and fiction. I hold two degrees but I’ll let you guess which ones. In 2012 I independently published my first novel, Bloodlines: Everything That Glitters after a lot of agents turned me down.


They said I didn’t have what it took.


Since it’s release, that novel has peaked within the Top 10 of Amazon-Kindle’s Bestseller/Top 100 list; but I didn’t stop there. My other titles, Last Seen, Minutes 2 Madness and Deceptive have also shared similar designations. 


713, a mystery crime tale, dominated the United States Bestselling Kindle Short-stories and remained a #1 seller for two consecutive weeks. In fact, the complete trilogy of Chopped and Skrewed has been voted one of the Best Books of 2016, so far.


I’ve accepted a few awards in my time, one of which was from the Midtown Journal for a fiction, short-story entry into their semi-annual writing contest. In recent years, I’ve taken some time off from writing, not only to pursue teaching full-time, but to also figure out what it’s all about. I’ve got to get myself back to neutral. Writing for passion.                                                                                       


In my downtime, I consider myself something of an oddball and undoubtedly the black sheep of my family. In fact, my quest began by simply wanting to create something different. I’m an avid traveler and I’m 13/50 states right now, which is a big deal to a girl who didn’t leave Texas until she was well into her 20’s.












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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Running Music For The Christian Walk: Christa Deana Signs With MTS For New Single

Philadelphia-based Christian singer-songwriter Christa Deana has signed with MTS Management Group for the promotion of her February 2018 single.


PHILADELPHIA, PA, USA, February 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- As a young child, Philadelphia-based Christian R&B artist Christa Deana's lifelong journey in music started when she won first place in the Young Artist Competition for the city of Allentown, PA. A gifted writer, Christa performed her first original song at 11 and went on to write over 50 more. Her vocal ability secured her lead oratorios from classics such as Handel's Messiah, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Vivaldi's Gloria, and lead songs in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance. 

In addition to writing and singing, Christa has toured with several choirs that took her to Romania, Turkey, France, Spain, England, and all over the US. During this journey, she found a love for conducting and excelled as a choir director. She has worked with The Lesser Light Collective as a soloist, writer, and conductor, directing the choir for their performance at Washington Adventist University.

"Her 'running music for the Christian walk' will shake things up on the Christian airwaves.”  - Michael Stover, MTS Management Group


Now, Christa Deana (pronounced Duh-nay) is about to release her brand new single, the pulsating and uplifting track, "If God Doesn't Want It." Christa has enlisted veteran PR firm MTS Management Group to handle publicity and promotions for the single and her career. The single will be available for worldwide digital download on February 23, 2018.

 "Christa Deana...what can I say about her? The lady has got some vocal chops and an inspiring message in her music," said Michael Stover of MTS. "Her devotion to God, and to her gift, shines through in every note and every measure of every song. Her 'running music for the Christian walk' will shake things up on the Christian airwaves. I'm really looking forward to a fantastic working relationship with Christa Deana." 


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ABOUT CHRISTA DEANA: 
Christa Deánā (Duh-nay) is a Christian Singer/Songwriter from Philadelphia who sings with conviction and power. Her songs speak to the journey of a woman after God's own heart. Each song is deeply rooted in a personal, yet extremely vulnerable relationship with God. It's the beauty and emotion in her voice and the candor in her lyrics that help inspire others to go all the way, every day, with God. Christa Deánā inherited perfect pitch, excellent natural timing, a powerful vocal instrument and a creative soul. But she's been diligent to cultivate her gifts, obtaining her music education degree from the University of Valley Forge. Not content to simply make her own music, she pulls beautiful music out of her students and collaborators. She is currently a music educator and worship leader at various facilities and churches. She is also the co-owner for ChristaCourt Productions. 


Michael Stover MTS Management Group 
+1 412.445.5282 
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Sunday, February 4, 2018

40 Day Freedom Challenge


Do you want to improve your relationship with those you love?  Are you searching for a deeper spiritual connection?

The 40 Day Freedom Challenge aims to help you do just that and more. Based on time-tested Biblical Principles this book lays out a forty-day plan to guide you toward greater health, obtain purpose-filled wealth, and improve your interpersonal relationships and embrace a solid path to more meaningful spiritual development.

If you’re ready to get your life back on God’s path, buy your copy of The 40 Day Freedom Challenge this March!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Related imageShea Vitartas has worn many hats in his career. Since earning his MBA from Pepperdine University, he co-founded the myQrew mobile app, founded WorldCanvas.com and mbabookeepers.com. In addition to his entrepreneurial endeavors, he found a passion for helping others to achieve greatness in their business lives and, most recently, in their personal lives.


A storyteller by nature, he used his verbal skills to help refine systems and metrics to help others achieve success in their endeavors. That work laid the foundation for his current project the 40 Day Freedom Challenge that aims to guide those seeking deeper meaning and stronger connections with their faith to a life filled with meaning and purpose by following biblical principles.

When not working on his many projects or volunteering his time and expertise to help others succeed, he enjoys outdoor adventures with his family near his home in Los Angeles. To learn more about Shea or any of his projects, visit his website: 40dayfreedomchallenge.com
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Friday, February 2, 2018

#GoRedForWomen 2018




Image result for #goredforwomenMy interview with Eve Walker from Season 1 of Daily Spark with Dr. Angela (99.1 FM Atlanta). She speaks about her personal relationship with heart health and being a spokesperson for the American Heart Association.
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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Modern Feminists Wear High Heels with Ysan Roche

When did you decide you want to be a writer, not just a musician?
A: I have always felt that there is a connection between music and writing. We all want to have a voice in our society. We want to inspire and make a difference. I believe writing and music are both equally able to reach people's heart and touch them deeply. I have always wanted to express myself and be understood.
Probably because I mostly felt that people didn't see the real ME. So Writing offers me the possibility to show who I am and what is inside of them.


You write about modern feminism. What do you mean by that and what does it mean for you to be a MODERN FEMINIST?
A: I believe women today realize more and more that we have been lied to. Sexuality and intelligence of a woman have become disconnected. I have experienced how I lost my power in society, mostly by being stigmatized when growing up and enjoying to play with feminine attributes. While living in Germany, it became almost a burden to be a feminine woman. By feminine, I mean loving dresses, high-heels and a certain kind of sexiness. I noticed how many stigmatizations were attached to it. People almost hate on women who are overly feminine. Men have learned to even play that part better in Transvestite Shows, where they can perfectly play with all the attributes of a woman and make them bigger, as a woman you are being called cheap or certain other names. 

I have always been an intellectual (or being named as such). So to me this had become a trap, a trap I needed to escape from. So I created my stage persona YSAN ROCHE who would express all my creative traits, my inner me. As Ysan Roche I was listened to. As a woman (the woman I feel I am) I am taken less seriously. It is frightening. WE NEED FEMININE, EMOTIONAL WOMEN. Being emotional and loving ones female attributes to me, means modern feminism.


What exactly happened in Germany? Do you believe other countries are less judgmental towards feminine power?
A: I seriously don't know what's wrong in this country? A lot of frustration might have built up. I am German and went to some great schools in Germany. But only when I moved to America, I began to feel AT PEACE and home.


I have heard that women had similar experiences. But Germany is an extreme, however, other countries are similarly oppressing feminine energy and might not even be aware of it. I feel women of today should be fine with having plastic surgery and changing or deciding the way they look. They should not be ashamed of loving to be attractive and using this power to their advantage. Hey!! A tall basketball player is not being judged because his height gives him an advantage in sports. So why are attractive women being judged for using their looks? Our society is superficial. We have to educate our women, but we should not be ashamed of wanting to get ahead in life.

What scares you most about our society today?
A: The obsession with media and celebrities. The media has become a substitute for god. People seem empty and many are obsessing about lives they see online (that have been fabricated to a huge extend). This is meant to keep us in a constant state of unhappiness and dissatisfaction, which in the end leads to consumption and more Sales for the companies who sponsor those celebrities.


Men today have a much harder time committing to one women unless they're extremely confident personalities, because the next dating site, Instagram model or hot chick on Facebook is just around the corner.


What do you think is the solution to this problem? You seem to be highly active on Social Media, too. So isn't your opinion contradicting?
A: Well, yes and no. We need to encourage people to think. I understand why philosophy isn't being taught in our school systems today. It clearly wouldn't benefit the BIG Bosses in certain companies if people would use their brain more. We are all visual beings. But if we begin to inspire each other to create more depth and meaning by connecting visual stimulation with great messages - I believe it goes in the right direction.

We need to turn our back to all the BIG PSEUDO celebrities like the Kardashians or Hollywood Media and choose very wisely who to follow. Do you really want the messages of the Kardashians in your subconscious mind? They are not even allowed to make statements that would make people feel good about themselves. People need to understand the background of the media better, THERE IS ALWAYS AGENDA. I have heard that from a Chinese Business Man and was impressed how people here have a better understanding of how the media operates.

And teach your girls from a young age that dating men up to 20 years older IS NOT OK for god sake. Another thing that has become slowly socially accepted. Do women benefit from this in any way?


One last question. What are your favorite books and why?
Right now, I'm reading everything I can get by Jane Austin. I love the art of Chivalry and how feminine and ladylike women behaved those days. I believe it also teaches us where modern relationships go wrong. 


People quickly lose respect for each other. Modern relationship resembles friendships, men don't see a feminine counterpart they can admire and feel fascinated by. And women don't see a strong man they can admire and look up to. And forgive me because I know this will anger some of you. But women are simply not meant to be like men. We are not meant to compete. We are meant to support and complement each other. ANOTHER SOCIETY CONSPIRACY???? I'm just joking. Well, maybe I'm not.

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