Friday, June 24, 2022

Bitch You Better by Noonie Greene

 


"An engaging autobiography."


Bitch You Better  

by Noonie Greene

 

This is book is about my personal journey of growth. I have poured my heart out about some of the tragedies that I have survived and how I ended up here.

 

Noonie Greene wants to live in a world where travel is plentiful, people are living their best lives and she is helping connect the dots. Just call her the ‘Goddess of Fun’, and you’ll get a clear picture of this authentic, raw, courageous and full of love Brooklynite.

 

As a 27-year career customer service champion and a conflict result specialist for Verizon, she has always worked to find solutions. She is proud of her service as a union steward and It is that mindset along with her zest for life that birthed her new business, The Noonie Experience. To know her is to love her. Her energy and enthusiasm are infectious. Plain, and simple she wants people to have fun and live their lives to the fullest. That’s why The Noonie Experience is a natural next step. She has unofficially been living this work for decades. Now she’s making it official as a lifestyle coach and fun and relaxation expert.

 

Noonie counsels people by sharing her personal journey of tragedy, triumph and travel. She’s been to more than 27 countries, 15 of those trips solo. Even after a devastating accident on a trip to Panama that left her with broken ribs and vertebra, travel centers her and is her best escape. As an effective communicator, she’s mastered the art of listening which is key to helping clients discover or rediscover fun. Noonie says it’s the little things that sometimes make the biggest impact.

 

She has been featured in places ranging from Essence Magazine to Facebook to local award shows. She won a dance battle in Madison Square Garden Arena, hosted an online radio show, emceed ceremonies, and curated events as a lifestyle coordinator in New York City for a travel company. On top of all of that, Noonie is the primary caregiver for her mother and with the help of family and friends she is able to manage that too.

 

She lives life on purpose and looks forward to helping others do the same.

 

Her next venture includes hosting events online, locally and internationally. The Noonie Experience offers group and individual programs where Noonie will challenge you to do things outside of your norm while encouraging you to enjoy the small things. Noonie lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and always knows how to have a good time.

 

Available in Paperback and eBook HERE!

 

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/noonie.greene

 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thenoonieexperience/?hl=en

 

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/nooniegreene

 

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/285DhnADCwLPjYmwqPAYqm



Bitch You Better


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Thursday, June 23, 2022

The Power of Creation Ahayah New Day: In the Beginning It Was Black By Tanzaniyah Kash


 

The Power of Creation Ahayah New Day:

In the Beginning It Was Black   

By Tanzaniyah Kash

 

The Power of Creation is an eye opening awaken truth about the hidden black history of the Negros and who they are in the earth today. It speaks about what's needed to get their power back as a people living in righteousness. This book also explains the many false teachings of many religions that have been taught from generation to generation and it mentions a creative way of thinking to change direction from our daily sin back to the Most High Our Power Laws. The book is also big on adding more wisdom to our painful journey and gives loving advise on how to fix our current issues. The author also keeps her beloved mother poetic writings in hopeful words by sharing her poems of inspiration to be shared with the world with blessed energy for our brothers and sisters and their children to begin to create bonding unity in our family relationships by using their gift of Power of Creation by reading the holy truth of GOD Commands. - CeeJay Jones

 

Available in Paperback and eBook HERE!

 

Amazon Author Page

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whispersfromthewind29

 

LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/tanzaniyah-kash-b53b991a5/

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TanzaniyahK

 

About the Author

Tanzaniyah Kash a fashion designer was inspired to write in honor of her beloved mother, Pearl Fisher who always urged her to read and find her personal strength. She hopes that her work will uplift others and help rebuild the broken spirits of African Americans and those who seek to know the truth in solidarity. She shares her life journey and personal struggles as a Black creative using her art to frame the often harsh realities of the world. Kash’s work is both a passionate statement of faith and an insightful look into what it means to reclaim heritage, reject old falsehoods, and find belongingness. By including poems from her late mother, Kash highlights the enduring nature of love and the power of what we leave behind. With masterful language and deeply nuanced themes. As the world reels from recent turmoil, Kash’s stunning debut is especially timely. Her commitment to spreading wisdom and truth is evident in the passion and beauty of this inimitable first work. Tanzaniyah Kash is an author, believer, and spiritual guide who has found her calling spreading a message of peace.

 

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Father's Day - Art & Story by Sandra Russell

Father's Day - Original Art & Story (c) Sandra Russell

Father's Day

Art & Story by Sandra Russell


Many dads are lauded on this day with celebrations, gifts, cards and hugs. Many dads are not recognized. For some there is no hug, card, phone call, or note of any affection. Sometimes this is a cultural oversite because we expect so much from the father. His primary role as provider used to be "bread winner." He was the one who worked outside the home and brought in the money to pay for everything - food, clothing shelter, education, vacation trips and every other repair, around the house and car. He was to be fearless, handsome, but a gentleman to your teachers, a role model of perfect masculinity.

 

The mother was to deal with everything emotional and nurturing - feed, clothe, bathe the kids, keep the house clean, teach everyone manners, manage the pets, and schoolwork and budget the money the father provided. Of course there was always more work than has been described here on both sides. But while mom tends to get the emotionally loaded momentos on Mother’s Day - flowers, perfume, sentimental cards, maybe a brooch or some other beauty item, a salon visit, dad gets a nod? A pair of socks? A set of screw drivers?

 

I am suggesting before it's too late, to put any family bitternesses aside, and remember that your dad is a full human being and has emotional needs too. He wants to love you as much as you want his recognition of your individuality.

 

If you are the dad reading this, do something with your kids that doesn't involve you as simply a cash cow. Find an interest that you have to share with them, find an interest they have and try to learn about it. I think it's true in any relationship that if you share a new experience with another person, that sharing creates a bond, a memory, a sentiment. So build your bank of these things and make your family fuller by it.

 

I have a friend who was adopted at birth; she knew nothing of either of her birth parents, but after she was forty, she discovered DNA. She had a drive to find a sibling, and she did. Later she worked with a DNA detective and her own sources to find many dozens of cousins, some other half brothers and sisters, and her birth father who didn't even know she was born. He knew nothing about her. They communicated and agreed to meet in person. She drove from Ohio to Pennsylvania and now they visit and laugh and share what they do have to celebrate. She had to put all those years of childhood fantasy about who her real parents might be, and her own disappointments with where she was with her own life and career, and just accept and love it as it was, warts and all. And you know what? They are all grateful, they are all happy about it.

 

So, what about caves and parks, take a walk or hike? How about a game of horseshoes or a trip to the archery range? What about attending a play, concert, car show, museum event, sporting event? Your call. It's your family. Happy Father's Day.





 

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

The Bird in the Bayou: An Urban Romance Mystery & Suspense (a Voodoo Priestess & Witch of the South) by Smokey Moment


The Bird in the Bayou: An Urban Romance Mystery & Suspense (a Voodoo Priestess & Witch of the South)

by Smokey Moment  

A doll…An elixir…A crystal ball…A potion!

Birdie Boucher knows the trade well…

She is one of the most powerful voodoo priestesses there is, yet she has been humbled…

It destroyed her life! And she wants her life back!

Birdie Boucher is a woman who lives her life in the shadows of her infamous mother. A powerful voodoo priestess of the south, who uses magic to wreak havoc on the lives of anyone who gets in her way. And any woman she believes is the lover of her philandering husband.

Her young daughter lives in her shadow, trying to adjust to the life of being the daughter of one of the most feared women around. But life with a mother who wields so much power proves difficult. Birdie feels the threat. Her mother is more than a danger to others. She proves that she is a danger to her daughter as well, as she snatches her voice one day and places it in a mason jar. Birdie tries to move but is devastated. And when things get worse, Birdie is forced to wield a little magic of her own!

Fast forward ten years later. Birdie is still living with the stigma of her mother’s past. She wants love. She wants to marry and have children. But the local men won’t touch her despite her undeniable beauty. They are afraid! Because men who date Birdie Boucher turn up dead! And Birdie can’t shake what seems to be her karma. She stops dating. It’s the only way to keep men safe.

It isn’t long before fate intervenes and deals Birdie a sweet blow. Harlem Ryder seems like the answer to any woman’s prayers. He sees Birdie and is immediately smitten only to be warned to stay away. He doesn’t. And she can’t resist. But she has secrets. He has secrets. And something lurks in the shadows. What will become of Birdie Boucher?

Read along in this tantalizing and page-turning, romance with enough secrets and elixirs to keep you speed reading to the next jaw dropping thing this family is capable of. A thrill-seeking journey of love against all odds, that starts from page one and never lets up.

 

Available in Paperback, eBook and Audiobook HERE!

 

Amazon Author Page

 

www.smokeymomentsbooks.com

 

About the Author

Smokey Moment is an avid reader and accomplished professional who decided to put her story telling abilities between pages for the world to enjoy. She writes urban fiction, romance, paranormal romance and urban romance novels. Smokey Moment burst onto the scene in 2018 and hasn't stopped writing since. She has written over twenty five novels and continues to create more stories. Fans of her writing style describe her stories as; "Powerful story lines that resonate with readers." Another reader wrote; "This authors books are hard to put down!"

When not writing the next tantalizing tale, this author can be found at home enjoying family time and relaxing with a cup of coffee at her computer. She attributes many of her stories to her extensive travels, where she was exposed to different cultures and interesting people whom inspired her. Follow this hard working and creative author to get notification of books as they are released. Visit her website and receive the monthly newsletter and enjoy perks such as sneak peeks, cliffhanger info drops, cover reveals, promotional offers and more! Only available to readers who are subscribed. Be the first to see! And be among one of the first to enjoy chapter releases before the book is published. For more information visit: www.smokeymomentbooks.com or text SMOKEY to 66866 to join.


 

Monday, June 13, 2022

Milliron Monday: Voice Notes


At Monday Creek Publishing/barn office.

Abbott "Pete" Smith D.V.M.
June 16, 1938 - February 22, 2010
Welcome to Milliron Monday where every Monday we celebrate the legacy of Pete Smith, D.V.M., and  Milliron: Abbott “Pete” Smith, D.V.M. The Biography (Monday Creek Publishing 2017), including his wife Jody (1938-2021)

To everything there is a season, 
A time for every purpose under heaven...
Ecclesiastes 3:1

 
I recently found an old cell phone in the bottom of a dresser drawer and remembered why I was saving it. It has several years of voice notes - the interviews for Dr. Smith's biography, Jody's stories, and more. Besides stories of Dr. Smith, Jody told tales of her youth, college days, early marriage, motherhood... and horses. I think they are worth sharing and believe that you will find joy in listening.   

This excerpt was recorded in my barn office with Jody and Jerry Hartley. Good times...


 
History, memories, friendship - I will share more on Milliron Facebook and our YouTube channel in the near future. 

Save the Date: 
Jody Smith’s “life celebration” will be held at 3 pm, September 3, 2022, Church of the Good Shepherd, www.CHOGS.org, 64 University Terrace, Athens, Ohio 45701 (across street from Ohio University’s “Alden Library”). Jody married Pete Smith DVM (1938-2/22/2010) on 9/4/1959. Frosted sugar cookies and Arnold Palmer lemonade will be served, following the Episcopal Service, per her request.


Through captivating, powerful, and emotional anecdotes, we celebrate the life of Dr. Abbott P. Smith. His biography takes the reader from smiles to laughter to empathy and tears. Dr. Smith gave us compelling lessons learned from animals; the role animals play in the human condition, the joy of loving an animal, and the awe of their spirituality. A tender and profound look into the life of a skilled veterinarian.

 

 




Saturday, June 11, 2022

First Day Jitters: A book about friendship, horses and overcoming fear for Ages 6-9 (Silver Saddles Summer Camp) by Linda Courtney

 

First Day Jitters: A book about friendship, horses and overcoming fear for Ages 6-9 (Silver Saddles Summer Camp)

by Linda Courtney  (Author), Aria Jones (Illustrator)

The first day of Silver Saddles Summer Camp finds Katy excited and nervous at the same time, not knowing what to expect. This is her first time away from home for any length of time. Her first day has her meeting new bunkmates as well as being introduced to horses. Will she overcome her initial fears with the help of her new friends? Find out in this first book in the series Silver Saddles Summer Camp.

 

Available in Paperback and eBook HERE!

 

Amazon Author Page


About the Author

Linda Courtney is currently semi-retired and living in Bloomsburg, PA. From an early age, she loved to read. Hours were spent learning new things and entering different worlds. Her love of horses started at a very young age. She did not get her own horse until she was almost 30 years old. Linda had to work a second job delivering newspapers to pay for the horse’s upkeep, but she did not mind. Her dream of owning her own horse had come true! These two loves in her life lead to writing her first children’s book series, The Silver Saddles Summer Camp.

 


Bitch You Better by Noonie Greene

  "An engaging autobiography." Bitch You Better   by Noonie Greene   This is book is about my personal journey of growth. I ...