Dr. Andrew Watley was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated in the top of his class from St. Augustine High School in 2005. Upon graduation, he attended Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology. Andrew became a religion teacher at a local all boy private school, teaching the young men about the Catholic religion. It was through his experiences with his students that he developed a need to help them on a deeper level. He then embarked on a journey toward higher education in the field of counseling. He graduated with a master's degree in the dual track of school behavioral counseling and clinical mental health counseling from the University of Holy Cross in 2015. He then completed his doctoral studies at the same institution in 2017. Dr. Watley is now employed as an adjunct professor at two local universities, the guidance counselor and religion teacher at a local primary school, and is working on a private counseling practice in Metairie, LA.
Mister Eno, a graduate of The City College of New York, and a consummate artist of many genres, originally from New York City, and Georgia, now residing in New Orleans, Louisiana. His book, The Diary of Mister Eno will paint a picture of New Orleans that most people don’t have the chance to encounter. The poems and stories in The Diary of Mister Eno are based on first-hand experiences. Mister Eno says, “The ideal audience for The Diary of Mister Eno is the people of New Orleans and Louisiana. Other cities are immortalized constantly in pen such as: New York, London, and Los Angles, and I want to showcase the attributes and qualities that make New Orleans and the State of Louisiana one of the greatest places in the world.”
Morgan Pete is a motivational speaker from Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. She is the founder of Sky is NOT the Limit, which is an organization for tweens, teens, young adults, and adults who dream and seek the motivation to get started. She graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in December of 2015 with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. Throughout her adolescence, she struggled to build her self-esteem. She worried about how others saw her, which caused her to lose sight of her true self. After doing the work, she began an awesome career doing photo-shoots, New York Fashion Week, Miami Swim Fashion Week, Los Angeles Raw Fashion Show, Macy’s Fashion Show, Dillard’s, and more modeling work. Progressively other doors began to open: radio interviews, invitation to compete in different pageants including Miss Louisiana. It is truly amazing what a little bit of confidence can do.
A native of uptown New Orleans, Ralph Presley is a graduate of both Jesuit High School and Xavier University of Louisiana; where he received his Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management. He married his college sweetheart Syreeta and is the father of one son, Zavier. After graduating from college, Ralph worked in both the public and private sectors of business before transitioning into the field of education. "Can we Get Back?" is his first book.
Anthony Peter Moore, a New Orleans native, and University of New Orleans graduate has studied the fine art of literature. As director of a city service office, Anthony has given many years in service to his native New Orleans. As a writer he has devoted his talents to writing proems, poetry, and short stories. He is also a visual artist, a classical guitarist, and composer. As a small child, his mother introduced him to reading and writing, and his love for writing has never wavered or faltered.
Kirsten Johnson is a freelance writer from New Orleans, Louisiana. She
graduated from the University of New Orleans in 2006 with a BA in Film and
Mass Communications. She is currently working on a Masters in Education at
Antioch University. Her specialties are children's fiction and edutainment.
She works to combine her love of film and education to teach the youth. "Keep Trying Carrot" is her third book to be published.
Paula Tromp, Publisher, Author, lover of literature has assembled this manual to help authors navigate the marketing process. Using her background in Project Management she has formulated a weekly system to help the author facilitate a marketing plan.
Paulette Jones, born and nurtured in the city of New Orleans during the turbulent 1960s where she attended the public school system has emerged an author, an entrepreneur, and a philanthropist. It wasn't until she was an adult that she realized she had a gift, the gift of storytelling. after reading several novels written by African American authors, she found herself with a desire to see if she could put her stories on paper. At the completion of her quest she had written her first novel, Herstory: Revelations. she had to put her writing aside in order to make a living; she is now embarking on a new career and wants to bring some aspiring writers along with her.
Nicole Plain, born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, graduated from Unicersity of New Orleans 2003 with a Bachelors of Arts in Management and in 2005 received a Bachelors of Arts in Accounting after a semester at the University of Texas, Arlington. she has now relocated to the Dallas area of Texas, but still loves her Saints. The love of writing has asways been her release and any time she shared her writings with other they would comment on the quality and emotions that they invoked. This is her first publication and if we are blessed this won't be her last
Shadé Ashani is a Columbia University English department graduate who is currently pursuing a master’s in Public Health at Tulane University in the city of New Orleans. She has worked extensively in the field of HIV/AIDS prevention, is a Goodwill Ambassador to the Gambia and founded the non-profit organization, Kid International. She is the proud sister to four siblings. This auto-biography is her first work.
Deandrea Green born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana at the age of 12 discovered a passion for writing. For years she ignored her true talents; while in college, she dabbled in a few majors searching for her passion. Growing up in a big family, being the oldest of five children and her love for children were her inspiration to major in Early Childhood Education. Deandrea is the author of two children books.
Native New Orleanian, Ellen Allen, an outstanding and outspoken talent gets inspiration from her nurturing ways as a mother, wife and friend; she is fervent about writing. Writing fiction and poetry are her passions. She attended public school and excelled in Literature and reading. She has a passion for self expression through words both spoken and unspoken. She grew up an only child, raised by a wonderful mother, who fueled her creative writing. She attributes the time she and her mother spent together living, learning and loving as her earthly foundation. For as long as her family can remember she possessed an imagination bigger than herself. This delightfully charming lady has written about life, death, love and pain. Her current work with Your Time Publishing is fiction but she has works in many genres.
Kima Lucille Richard is a resident of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, a place that she affectionately refers to as “the Parish” or “South New Orleans.” Kima is a Cum Laude graduate of Southern University at New Orleans; she is currently a graduate student at Our Lady of Holy Cross College, where she is pursuing a Master's degree in Counseling. In her free time, Kima enjoys writing, vintage shopping and attending plays. Kima aims to create a series of History and Heritage books that promote self-love, positive self-image, cultural awareness, and cultural pride. Possibilities, is the first book in the History and Heritage Series.
Miss Leddy shares stories with children of all ages. She enjoys imparting knowledge to little minds about everything she can think of. Miss Leddy is an actor, an artist, and an all around powerhouse of community involvement. Her background includes theatre, performance art, and puppeteering. “Through motherhood,” Miss Leddy likes to say, “I have learned to be a doctor, psychologist, hairdresser, office manager, dictator, and most importantly an educator.”