Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Pay It Forward: Give a Little, Get a Lot

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In This Issue
New Website
Mo Stegall
Six Minutes to Success
Karen Townsend, PhD
Boujhetto's Soul Food
Literary Achievement Award
Media Attention
Publish Your Book
Fall Calendar of Events
New Website
ValerieJLColeman.com
Success in business, and life in general, comes a bit easier when you have a mentor. One of my mentors, Mo Stegall, is providing me with branding guidance. My new website is the first step in that direction. 
Check it out!

Join Our Mailing List

Mo Stegall

Mo Stegall
Mo is an author, motivational speaker and empowerment expert. 

Six Minutes to Success

Bob Proctor Six Minutes to Success
Another of my mentors is Bob Proctor. He's a self-made millionaire on a mission to empower others to do the same. 
Click here to watch
Bob explain the secret to life. 
If you've ever bought a personal-success product only to have it gather dust on the shelf, this video is for you. 
Click here, hold onto your seat and get ready for the ride of your life!

 

Karen MR Townsend, PhD
It All Started When I Stopped Using Lotion

Another mentor and dear friend is Karen MR Townsend, Ph.D. She motivates and inspires me to expect more than the norm and dream big.
Quick Links

A note of gratitude... 

When was the last time you took a moment to thank the people who contributed to your success? Whether personal, relational or business, success is not created in a vacuum. 

As authors, a team of experts help to bring your book concept to fruition. Editors, typesetters, graphic designers, printers, publicists and the list goes on.

I want to take this moment to acknowledge some of the people - beyond my family - who have inspired, encouraged and even kicked me in the behind so that I might grow and do better. 

As a favor to me, call (don't text or email) at least three people who have positively influenced your life. Let them know how you value the role they played in making you a better person. Watch what happens.
Boujhetto's Soul Food Restaurant
 
Boujhetto's Restaurant

My friend, Marlene Carson, recently opened a restaurant establishment in Columbus, Ohio. What's the big deal, you ask? 

 

Far beyond the warm atmosphere of cultural expressions of art, friendly staff and customers and delicious, healthy soul food is the mission of the restaurant.Boujhetto's (created by combining bougie - derived from the French word bourgeois which means middle/upper class and ghetto) is the result of one woman's vision to change the world, one victim at a time. 


The restaurant is part of The Institute for Change, a subsidiary of Rahab's Hideway. The parent, non-profit company is a reach-and-rescue program for victims of human trafficking and prostitution which provides a safe haven for restoration and change. According to Marlene, Ohio is ranked third in the nation for human trafficking with Toledo being number one per capita. 

I visited Boujhetto's last week to support my friend and fell in love with the experience. With the comforts of free Wi-Fi, succulent aroma and mouth-watering food, I ate, networked and laughed for hours. Well worth the seventy-mile drive from home, I'll be making frequent trips to Columbus!

Boujhetto's
2458 Cleveland Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43211
Wednesday - Saturday 11 AM to 8 PM
Literary Achievement Award
 

Jo Magazine

Charlotte L. Brown, contributor toJO Magazine, is a book seller who reports to the New York Times. I met her during the promotional tour of my first book. With the same vision - to assist authors through the maze of publishing - we collaborated on several projects including the Dayton Book Expo with another person of influence, LaTonya Branham. Because of my community-based programs and desire to help others succeed, Charlotte recommended me to the magazine's CEO and editor-in-chief. As a result, I get to stand next to Omar Gooding. Goody, goody Gooding! Amazing!

On Saturday, August 27 I'm being honored by JO Magazine for my literary contributions. Critically-acclaimed actor, Omar Gooding, will be presenting me with the award. Wowzer! 

The red-carpet affair will be held at the Dayton Convention Center from 5 PM to 10 PM and includes live entertainment, h'ordeuvres and Omar Gooding. Did I mention that he was presenting me with an award?


Click here to purchase tickets for the gala or visit Wendell's Bootery at 2823 Philadelphia Drive Dayton, Ohio 45406.
How I Survived the Demise of Dayton's Auto Industry
 
My mother said that I told her that I wanted to be an author while I was in grade school. I definitely don't remember, but since Momma said it, it's truth. Well, almost fifteen years ago, Vanessa Miller, asked me to read her manuscript and give my feedback. I loved the story line, but by the time I noted changes (I'm an educator and red ink does something for me), she said that I'd be a great editor. Vanessa's review request was my introduction to the publishing business which is now my full-time profession.


Dayton Daily News featured an article about my transition from a $75,000-a-year engineering position to entrepreneurism (FYI: authors are entrepreneurs).Self-Publishing Made Easy by Valerie J Lewis Coleman 

I'm often asked, "How do you feel, having lost your job?" 
With my hands on my hips, I reply, "I didn't lose my job. I know where it is: Mexico!"

I must admit that the process has not been easy. Numerous times I wanted to quit, take a nine-to-five and live a sedentary life until retirement. But if you know me, you know that I'd never be satisfied in that catatonic state of existence. That's not my idea of living!

With newfound inspiration from mentors, family and friends, I'm leaping out of the boat and into the water. In addition to the forthcoming release of Self-Publishing Made Easy, opportunities are coming in from everywhere. I even have a couple of international trips on the horizon. Woo hoo! 

Click here to read the full article.

 

Sidebar: In Self-Publishing Made Easy, I'll explain how I landed the F*R*E*E write up - complete with my photo - which circulated to about 150,000 subscribers and unlimited online readers.

 

In the wise words from Dory, the regal tang fish played by Ellen DeGeneres in Finding Nemo, "Just keep swimming!"

Pen to Paper Literary Symposium
 

No more excuses!

 


It's time to take that book out of your heart and into the hands of those who can benefit from it!

The Eighth Annual Pen to Paper Literary Symposium is Saturday, October 1 in Dayton, Ohio. Get expert information about writing, publishing and marketing a bestseller. Only a few spots remaining, so act now.



Fall Events 
 
I'm grateful and excited about these upcoming events. I'm giving away books and vacation certificates during the interviews, so be sure to listen in for a chance to win! Or better yet, stop by to chat when I'm in your city.

Tuesday, August 23
Interview on Renee Bobb Show
10:00 AM EST

Saturday, August 27
JO Magazine Anniversary Gala (Dayton, OH)
5:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST
 
Thursday, September 1
Signing at Midwest City Library (Oklahoma City, OK)
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM CST
 
Friday, September 2
Signing at Tinker Air Force Base (Oklahoma City, OK)
10:30 AM to 2:30 PM CST

 

Saturday, September 3

A Writer's Vision Literary Symposium (Oklahoma City, OK)

8:00 AM to 5:0 PM CST


Friday, September 9
Tri-County Women's Conference (Cincinnati, OH)
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST

Friday, September 16
RCMI Men's Straight Talk - Relationships (Dayton, OH)
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST

Friday, September 23
Baltimore Book Festival (Baltimore, MD)
12:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST

Friday, September 29
Interview on Family Focus Radio
1:00 PM EST

October 1
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST

October 14 & 15
Kettering University's Artists and Authors Fair (Flint, MI)
Noon to 7 PM Friday; 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Saturday EST

October 29
Delta Sigma Theta's Dazzling Diva Day (Dayton, OH)
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST

November 17 & 18
DSCC Military Sign (Columbus, OH)
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST

December 12-16

Wright Patt Air Force Base Military Signing (Dayton, OH)

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST

Of course, numerous other people have walked with or carried me through this journey. Friends and faculty from high school and college, co-workers, Pastor Paul Mitchell of Revival Center Ministries, Elder Garfield Parker, church families, literary friends including Dr. Vivi Monroe Congress, music and entertainment friends... I could go on forever. 

I'm still making phone calls so until you hear from me,  know that I appreciate you. 

I love literary!
 
Blessings and happy writing,

 


Valerie J Lewis Coleman

ValerieJLColeman.com






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In This Issue
New Website
Mo Stegall
Six Minutes to Success
Karen Townsend, PhD
Boujhetto's Soul Food
Literary Achievement Award
Media Attention
Publish Your Book
Fall Calendar of Events
New Website
ValerieJLColeman.com
Success in business, and life in general, comes a bit easier when you have a mentor. One of my mentors, Mo Stegall, is providing me with branding guidance. My new website is the first step in that direction.
Check it out!

Join Our Mailing List

Mo Stegall

Mo Stegall
Mo is an author, motivational speaker and empowerment expert. 
Join Our Mailing List

Six Minutes to Success

Bob Proctor Six Minutes to Success
Another of my mentors is Bob Proctor. He's a self-made millionaire on a mission to empower others to do the same.
Click here to watch
Bob explain the secret to life.
If you've ever bought a personal-success product only to have it gather dust on the shelf, this video is for you.
Click here, hold onto your seat and get ready for the ride of your life!

 

Karen MR Townsend, PhD
It All Started When I Stopped Using Lotion

Another mentor and dear friend is Karen MR Townsend, Ph.D. She motivates and inspires me to expect more than the norm and dream big.
Quick Links
Join Our Mailing List
A note of gratitude... 

When was the last time you took a moment to thank the people who contributed to your success? Whether personal, relational or business, success is not created in a vacuum.

As authors, a team of experts help to bring your book concept to fruition. Editors, typesetters, graphic designers, printers, publicists and the list goes on.

I want to take this moment to acknowledge some of the people - beyond my family - who have inspired, encouraged and even kicked me in the behind so that I might grow and do better.

As a favor to me, call (don't text or email) at least three people who have positively influenced your life. Let them know how you value the role they played in making you a better person. Watch what happens.
Boujhetto's Soul Food Restaurant
 
Boujhetto's Restaurant

My friend, Marlene Carson, recently opened a restaurant establishment in Columbus, Ohio. What's the big deal, you ask? 

 

Far beyond the warm atmosphere of cultural expressions of art, friendly staff and customers and delicious, healthy soul food is the mission of the restaurant. Boujhetto's (created by combining bougie - derived from the French word bourgeois which means middle/upper class and ghetto) is the result of one woman's vision to change the world, one victim at a time. 


The restaurant is part of The Institute for Change, a subsidiary of Rahab's Hideway. The parent, non-profit company is a reach-and-rescue program for victims of human trafficking and prostitution which provides a safe haven for restoration and change. According to Marlene, Ohio is ranked third in the nation for human trafficking with Toledo being number one per capita. 

I visited Boujhetto's last week to support my friend and fell in love with the experience. With the comforts of free Wi-Fi, succulent aroma and mouth-watering food, I ate, networked and laughed for hours. Well worth the seventy-mile drive from home, I'll be making frequent trips to Columbus!

Boujhetto's
2458 Cleveland Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43211
Wednesday - Saturday 11 AM to 8 PM
Literary Achievement Award
 

Jo Magazine

Charlotte L. Brown, contributor to JO Magazine, is a book seller who reports to the New York Times. I met her during the promotional tour of my first book. With the same vision - to assist authors through the maze of publishing - we collaborated on several projects including the Dayton Book Expo with another person of influence, LaTonya Branham. Because of my community-based programs and desire to help others succeed, Charlotte recommended me to the magazine's CEO and editor-in-chief. As a result, I get to stand next to Omar Gooding. Goody, goody Gooding! Amazing!

On Saturday, August 27 I'm being honored by JO Magazine for my literary contributions. Critically-acclaimed actor, Omar Gooding, will be presenting me with the award. Wowzer! 

The red-carpet affair will be held at the Dayton Convention Center from 5 PM to 10 PM and includes live entertainment, h'ordeuvres and Omar Gooding. Did I mention that he was presenting me with an award?


Click here to purchase tickets for the gala or visit Wendell's Bootery at 2823 Philadelphia Drive Dayton, Ohio 45406.
How I Survived the Demise of Dayton's Auto Industry
 
My mother said that I told her that I wanted to be an author while I was in grade school. I definitely don't remember, but since Momma said it, it's truth. Well, almost fifteen years ago, Vanessa Miller, asked me to read her manuscript and give my feedback. I loved the story line, but by the time I noted changes (I'm an educator and red ink does something for me), she said that I'd be a great editor. Vanessa's review request was my introduction to the publishing business which is now my full-time profession.


Dayton Daily News featured an article about my transition from a $75,000-a-year engineering position to entrepreneurism (FYI: authors are entrepreneurs).Self-Publishing Made Easy by Valerie J Lewis Coleman 

I'm often asked, "How do you feel, having lost your job?"
With my hands on my hips, I reply, "I didn't lose my job. I know where it is: Mexico!"

I must admit that the process has not been easy. Numerous times I wanted to quit, take a nine-to-five and live a sedentary life until retirement. But if you know me, you know that I'd never be satisfied in that catatonic state of existence. That's not my idea of living!

With newfound inspiration from mentors, family and friends, I'm leaping out of the boat and into the water. In addition to the forthcoming release of Self-Publishing Made Easy, opportunities are coming in from everywhere. I even have a couple of international trips on the horizon. Woo hoo! 

Click here to read the full article.

 

Sidebar: In Self-Publishing Made Easy, I'll explain how I landed the F*R*E*E write up - complete with my photo - which circulated to about 150,000 subscribers and unlimited online readers.

 

In the wise words from Dory, the regal tang fish played by Ellen DeGeneres in Finding Nemo, "Just keep swimming!"

Pen to Paper Literary Symposium
 

No more excuses!

 


It's time to take that book out of your heart and into the hands of those who can benefit from it!

The Eighth Annual Pen to Paper Literary Symposium is Saturday, October 1 in Dayton, Ohio. Get expert information about writing, publishing and marketing a bestseller. Only a few spots remaining, so act now.



Fall Events 
 
I'm grateful and excited about these upcoming events. I'm giving away books and vacation certificates during the interviews, so be sure to listen in for a chance to win! Or better yet, stop by to chat when I'm in your city.

Tuesday, August 23
Interview on Renee Bobb Show
10:00 AM EST

Saturday, August 27
JO Magazine Anniversary Gala (Dayton, OH)
5:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST
 
Thursday, September 1
Signing at Midwest City Library (Oklahoma City, OK)
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM CST
 
Friday, September 2
Signing at Tinker Air Force Base (Oklahoma City, OK)
10:30 AM to 2:30 PM CST

 

Saturday, September 3

A Writer's Vision Literary Symposium (Oklahoma City, OK)

8:00 AM to 5:0 PM CST


Friday, September 9
Tri-County Women's Conference (Cincinnati, OH)
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST

Friday, September 16
RCMI Men's Straight Talk - Relationships (Dayton, OH)
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST

Friday, September 23
Baltimore Book Festival (Baltimore, MD)
12:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST

Friday, September 29
Interview on Family Focus Radio
1:00 PM EST

October 1
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST

October 14 & 15
Kettering University's Artists and Authors Fair (Flint, MI)
Noon to 7 PM Friday; 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Saturday EST

October 29
Delta Sigma Theta's Dazzling Diva Day (Dayton, OH)
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST

November 17 & 18
DSCC Military Sign (Columbus, OH)
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST

December 12-16

Wright Patt Air Force Base Military Signing (Dayton, OH)

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST

Of course, numerous other people have walked with or carried me through this journey. Friends and faculty from high school and college, co-workers, Pastor Paul Mitchell of Revival Center Ministries, Elder Garfield Parker, church families, literary friends including Dr. Vivi Monroe Congress, music and entertainment friends... I could go on forever.

I'm still making phone calls so until you hear from me,  know that I appreciate you.

I love literary!
 
Blessings and happy writing,

 


Valerie J Lewis Coleman

ValerieJLColeman.com

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