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Crown Holders Conversation: Letrise Carter, Sistah's Place Entertainment
Author Discussing the Lucy Mason Series
Letrise Carter holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Financials Management & Accounting. Letrise works in corporate America by day as a Fund Manager while building her small business as CEO of Sistah’s Place & Sistah’s Creative Media. Letrise is a writer, podcaster, and magazine editor, and media manager. She published her first novella in 2017 titled Deceitful Secrets. After a 2-year break to focus on her health, Letrise published her first short story series Lucy Mason series with the first release Lucy’s Worth. Letrise resides in the suburbs outside of Chicago with her daughter. Website: www.letrisecarter.com
Summary of the Lucy Mason Series
Lucy Mason will go on a journey in a 3-part short story series to discover her self-worth, finding her faith, and learning how to forgive and open up her heart to true love. She starts at the age of 16 years old and will go through growing pains along her journey to finding who she is as a young black woman.
Lucy Mason: Lucy's Worth, Part 1
Lucy’s Worth is part one of a young woman's desperate journey to find herself while trying to make it on her own. Faced with her first true relationship, Lucy's long battle with low self-esteem will cause her to fall down a path with a dangerous man. Will Lucy be able to escape the trap that's been set for her? She's going to have to make the most important decision of her life -- because her life depends on it!
Purchase Lucy's Worth by Letrise T Carter
Crown Holders Evening with authors Mbinguni and Carol E. Massey
New authors Mbinguni and Carol E. Massey will read from their books and discuss their journey to publication.
Looking for Hope by Mbinguni
Birth Days by Carol E. Massey
Mbinguni is a natural storyteller. An avid reader, she began composing her own narratives as a small child in grade school. With roots in West Africa and the Gullah-Geechee region of Georgia's barrier islands, Mbinguni began writing, Looking for Hope, as a labor of love. She has a background in education and has channeled her technical know-how into her creative passion. Looking for Hope is her debut novel.
Carol E. Massey comes to writing after a successful 30+ career in the leadership of academic, governmental and community-based nonprofit organizations, serving as board member, chief administrative officer, program manager and management consultant/technical assistance provider.
She is also a forty-five year member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and an active member of the Marietta Roswell Alumnae Chapter.
Birth Days is her first collection of short stories about women who turned difficult beginnings into glorious lives. The she-roes in Birth Days overcome many challenges in the times of Jim Crow, the Great Migration, big-city life on both coasts and the pursuit of higher education.
Carol hopes these stories will encourage readers to “press on to their higher calling” as the face the obstacles life puts on their paths.
Book Launch: Never Close Your Heart by Monica F. Anderson
Never Close Your Heart (Book 2) by Monica F. Anderson
All Faith Henry wanted was peace. She gave up almost everything to have it. She resigned from her position as mayor, filed for divorce, and sold her dream home, vowing no job or man would ever control her again.
Ten years later, her self-made perfect life is changing directions without her consent. Her popular podcast is bringing unwanted attention from a superfan. Her millennial daughter, Sloane, has returned to the nest with an electronic ankle monitor, a gender-fluid child, a meek husband, and a bad attitude. And, worst of all, her almost perfect manfriend is fed up. Since she won’t marry him, he’s moving on. They’ve become good friends who never cross the line. She hates that line more than anything.
Out of ideas, Faith drags her daughter to group counseling with the seasoned Saints at their church. Can their collective wisdom help this mother and daughter tear down the walls and open their hearts before it’s too late?
In this riveting ten-year anniversary sequel to the Essence Bestseller When A Sistah's Fed Up, we revisit the Henry family (Faith, Preston, Trey, Sloane, and Junior). The kids are grown and some bridges burned, but the ties that bind this All-American family don't break--even when they wish they would.
Monica F. Anderson weaves a tale of what happens when relationships are broken and a legacy of unforgiveness is passed from one generation to the next.
Dr. mOe Anderson is a survivor and serial entrepreneur who has dedicated her life to promoting the power of owning one’s choices, personal empowerment, and achieving multiple streams of happiness. She is the author of seven books and hundreds of articles for journals, anthologies, and a major daily newspaper.
Crown Holder Evening with Judge J. Leonia Lloyd
Your Honor, Your Honor: A Journey Through Grief to Restorative Justice by Judge Leonia J. Lloyd
In 1949, twin sisters came into this world surprising everybody including their parents and the doctor because he heard only one heartbeat. On a path ordered by God, the twins touched the lives of many in their roles as teachers, attorneys, and judges. The rocky road the twins followed to achieve these professions was God's way of preparing them for life.
In Your Honor, Your Honor, author Judge Leonia J. Lloyd tells the story of this dynamic duo whose professional careers led them to become models, schoolteachers, and entertainment lawyers. Eventually, with their unique moniker, Twins for Justice, they became the first identical-twin district court judges to sit on the same bench at the same time in the country.
Focusing on restorative justice, their careers were on a meteoric rise until the unexpected and sudden death of Judge Leona Lloyd put an abrupt halt to their successful lives together. Lost and alone, Leonia was in the storm of her life; despair had an iron clad grip around her. She turned to God for guidance, and her prayers were answered.
Your Honor, Your Honor chronicles her life experiences including her relationship with her twin, her struggles against racism, her account of the grieving process, and her stride toward justice.
Purchase Your Honor, Your Honor: A Journey Through Grief to Restorative Justice by Judge Leonia J. Lloyd https://www.amazon.com/Your-Honor-Journey-Through-Restorative/dp/1663201846
Crown Holders Unplugged: How We Love, Heal & Empower as Women of Color
Crown Holders Unplugged: How We Love, Heal & Empower Women
How does writing and telling your story heal old wounds? We are discuss living single & saved, life after divorce, how to become your own woman when it seems as if the world is crumbling. Do long distance relationships work? Why do mothers and daughters struggle in their bonds? How do you make blended families work, especially when it's a biracial partnering? Conquering bi-polar disorder, depression and the feeling of isolation during this pandemic.
Featured Speakers and Authors
Terri D. Martinez
Antoinette R. Davis
Patricia A. Bridewell
Cheryl Mattox Berry
How do you make a way out of no way? We will discuss current affairs, how we have fought against life's obstacles and won! We will also discuss WHY we write about the subjects that form our body of work. This will be a fun, high energy conversation with NO holds barred.
Crown Holders Uplugged: Fall 2020 Minding Your Business Panel Discussion
Minding Your Business (Tips on starting, scaling and promoting a business, agency or publishing house.)
Let's talk about innovative ways of making money, scaling your business, investing money to create several streams of income and changing the crooked path to generational wealth.
Topics of Discussion: We will discuss how we are pivoting or adapting to business during this pandemic. The main point of this panel discussion is how we have to keep moving the needle and not just get comfortable with success where we are today. How are we starting, scaling and promoting our businesses? Let's discuss how we can create at least 5 streams of income!
Featured Authors and Speakers
Ella D. Curry
Lisa Renee Johnson
Cerece Rennie Murphy
Here are a few other topics we will discuss: How to sell your 'why' to readers in this video/digital age on Zoom. How not to become so 'chained to your dream' that you can't evolve or change the way you operate now. Are you operating as the woman you want the world to see? Have you truly defined your purpose and does it align with how you are conducting business right now? How do you stay on point?
Thank you, Ella for having me as a guest on your show. I enjoyed reading from my book, Email Episodes.