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PAULA KENDRICK

UNITED STATES

JaBez means pain. This Memoir is a path of pain, suffering, success, hope, and heartache. The Modern Day Jabez” is me and it is you.  I’ve been the adopted child, teenager coping with the death of a parent, dating, getting pregnant then marrying someone who never loved me, becoming a parent, coping with the loss of another parent, failing in life, and learning. Through the trials that presented itself at birth transcended into adulthood. My life is a journey of learning God through every turbulent times and knowing he was there with me through the storm. No matter what the devil tried to do with my interpersonal relationships, he was no match for God. There is redemption after the plots and attacks against my life. I thank God for those plots because I would not be the strong, determined woman I am today.
About Author
Paula Kendrick is a woman who perseveres each and everyday. She is a mother of four daughters with various roles; She host and produces her own live stream and podcast giving encouraging words of inspiration along with much laughter to bless others by saying “Continually Let Your Light Shine” and “Be Blessed and be a Blessing”. Kendrick is a true servant at heart for God .

Romelia: WHAT IS A SIGNIFICANT WAY YOUR BOOK HAS CHANGED SINCE THE FIRST DRAFT?

Paula Kendrick: It started out with mere words and some were misspelled with missing punctuations in the beginning. It was turned into a book once it went through the transfiguration process.

Romelia: WHAT PERSPECTIVES OR BELIEFS HAVE YOU CHALLENGED WITH THIS WORK?

Paula Kendrick: Looking at my past and realizing it was my stepping stone. I saw my own trauma and pain transferred onto others.

Romelia: WHAT INSPIRED THE IDEA FOR YOUR BOOK?

Paula Kendrick: Certain circumstances that literally brought me to my knees but I survived.

Romelia: HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR BOOK’S IDEAL READER?

Paula Kendrick: A person who has been through trials and tribulations but they didn’t beat them down. A person who can still smile through the tough times.

Romelia: HOW MUCH RESEARCH DID YOU NEED TO DO FOR YOUR BOOK?

Paula Kendrick: Life and circumstances were my research.

Romelia: HOW IMPORTANT WAS PROFESSIONAL EDITING TO YOUR BOOK’S DEVELOPMENT?

Paula Kendrick: Professional Editing was very important to ensure that every single letter I was dotted and every single letter T was crossed.

Romelia: WHAT WAS YOUR HARDEST SCENE TO WRITE, AND WHY?

Paula Kendrick: The hardest scene was every chapter of this book for all different reasons. Each chapter centered on the same theme but created different emotions.

Romelia: WHAT CHARACTERS IN YOUR BOOK ARE MOST SIMILAR TO YOU OR TO PEOPLE YOU KNOW?

Paula Kendrick: Each character in their own way are a representation of me. Some represents me in love, humility, and forgiveness.

Romelia: HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO WRITE THIS BOOK?

Paula Kendrick: 2 to 2/1 years.

Romelia: HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE TITLE FOR YOUR BOOK?

Paula Kendrick:  I was listening to a Pastor who was talking about Jabez in the bible. Jabez means pain or sorrow and his mother said he gave birth to him in pain and it was like an epiphany went off and I said: “I have the name for my book”.

Romelia: WOULD YOU AND YOUR MAIN CHARACTER GET ALONG?

Paula Kendrick: Pain is my main character and the answer is NO, we would not get along but I have come to realization the relationship is needed to achieve the ultimate goal.

Romelia: IF YOU COULD MEET YOUR CHARACTERS, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO THEM?

Paula Kendrick: Thank you for everything that you have taught me along this journey. If it had not been for our encounter, I would not have learned the tenacity that I am.

Romelia: WHAT IS YOUR WRITING PROCESS LIKE? ARE YOU MORE OF A PLOTTER OR A PANTSER?

Paula Kendrick: It first starts off writing everything down with a pen and paper. Jotting down every thought that comes to me, proofread it, and then once I have everything down I go back and type up everything. Looking at the descriptions of the two, I would have to say I am a pantser.

Romelia: WHAT DO YOU NEED IN YOUR WRITING SPACE TO HELP YOU STAY FOCUSED?

Paula Kendrick: Ear buds in my ear, to listen to a little music to help keep me calm. Some people have to have quiet to work or study but I can do so with the television and music and still be productive.

Romelia: IF YOU WERE TO WRITE A SPIN-OFF ABOUT A SIDE CHARACTER, WHICH WOULD YOU PICK?

Paula Kendrick: I don’t think I would do a spin off only because some spin offs are not as good as the original.

Romelia: IF YOU COULD SPEND A DAY WITH ANOTHER POPULAR AUTHOR, WHOM WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

Paula Kendrick: I had several because they paved way for making me aware of my culture but I must say Maya Angelou. I chose her because she is truly a magnificent woman and as her bio said she refused to shy away from difficult topics about her path. I can honestly relate to that.

Romelia: WHAT IS YOUR SCHEDULE LIKE WHEN YOU’RE WRITING A BOOK?

Paula Kendrick: When the mood hit me to write, I sat down, stayed focused, and I get to work.

Romelia: HAVE YOU EVER TRAVELED AS RESEARCH FOR YOUR BOOK?

Paula Kendrick: NO Traveling.

Romelia: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE WRITING SNACK OR DRINK?

Paula Kendrick: Mountain Dew or Dr. Pepper for sure as the drink and Nacho Cheese Doritos or BBQ Chips.

Romelia: HOW DO YOU CELEBRATE WHEN YOU FINISH YOUR BOOK?

Paula Kendrick: I looked at my finish product when my publisher contacted me and all I could say was “WOW”.  I just said Yes, I am finished. I was all smiles.

Romelia: WHAT RISKS HAVE YOU TAKEN WITH YOUR WRITING THAT HAVE PAID OFF?

Paula Kendrick: The risk of submitting over to the publisher and she reviewed it and she said yes.

Romelia: WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU GOOGLED YOURSELF AND WHAT DID YOU FIND?

Paula Kendrick: Today. Googled my book and my videos came up talking about my book and the Jabez prayer. My name pulled up several with the same name. A few instances did reference my book.

Romelia: WHAT IS YOUR KRYPTONITE AS A WRITER?

Paula Kendrick: Misunderstandings.

Romelia: TELL US SOMETHING FUNNY FROM YOUR ADULT LIFE.

Paula Kendrick: I fell in my bathroom on all fours with arms and legs sprawled out. I had sprayed too much oil sheen on the bathroom floor and I came running out of the closet in the bathroom headed into the bedroom and down I went like Frasier in a boxing match. I laid there for about 10-15 minutes to catch my breath because I literally had the wind knocked out of me LOL.

Romelia: Describe yourself in a few sentences. Tell us something we do not know about you and something you hate about the world.

Paula Kendrick: I am an Introvert but I am always laughing and talking to anyone. Go figure!! Challenges are hard but I never back down from them. I learn from them and persevere. I hate that we cannot learn to agree to disagree. God made us all different and if we took the time we could all learn something from each other.

If you want to know more about Paula Kendrick don’t hesitate to contact her.

Contact info:

Authorpaulakendrick@gmail.com

https://themoderndayjabez.com/


Freddie Mae WILSON
UNITED STATES
AGE 69
Mrs. Freddie Woods Wilson grew up in Minden, Louisiana married to US Army SSG. Cleveland C. Wilson now retired from the Army after serving twenty years. We now live in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Freddie is a positive speaker and Inspirational women mentor; she attends Wood Chapel Gospel Service with her husband and a faithful and active member of the congregation. She loves people, She loves music, swimming, writing and reading.
I began a career working with children
as a substitute teacher in Germany in
1992 and continued to work for the schools in various school districts when we
returned to the United States.
I loved it so much. Being an encourager/mentor, working with children and seeing
them learn became my passion. I want to thank Barbara Davis, a teacher, for her
continuous persuasiveness to get me to come aboard to work in the schools. I love
children, and I loved my job working with them. It was just amazing. After about
six months in North Carolina, I decided to get back into the school system in 1995
because I love children, and I enjoyed working with children.

Romelia: WHAT IS A SIGNIFICANT WAY YOUR BOOK HAS CHANGED SINCE THE FIRST DRAFT?  

Freddie Wilson: More editing, revision, conversations dialogue before coming together.

Romelia: WHAT PERSPECTIVES OR BELIEFS HAVE YOU CHALLENGED WITH THIS WORK?

Freddie Wilson: As an aspiring author I would say no one gets it right the first time. We/I struggle most times when I begin to write my stories. All I can say is just write to the best of my ability. Writing the first story then, another story that is in your head pops in before finishing writing a paragraph and you tie it in also.

Romelia: WHAT INSPIRED THE IDEA FOR YOUR BOOK?

Freddie Wilson: Reading devotion and through asking God why was Bren given this job only for it to be  taken back. Wilson truly believe that  God put it in HER heart to write this story. God Spoke during my pain and confusion. A job loss, Bren Cramer was fifty-seven yrs. old and  was not aware of her position ending so suddenly. She had a breakdown, that took her through many turmoil’s.

Romelia: HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR BOOK’S IDEAL READER?

Freddie Wilson: Well I begin writing ten years ago and I was writing for myself. I am a non- fiction writer. My ideal reader is their interest and Age 18 yrs, and up, school employees/employers and if you work and not for yourself this book is for you.

Romelia: HOW MUCH RESEARCH DID YOU NEED TO DO FOR YOUR BOOK?

Freddie Wilson: Little to none.

Romelia: HOW IMPORTANT WAS PROFESSIONAL EDITING TO YOUR BOOK’S DEVELOPMENT?

Freddie Wilson: Each time I publish through a publishing company. A publishing company with a team of professional editors so yes it is very important to me with them to have phenomenal editing for my books. My books were very costly. I paid a good fee and because I trust them to do their best quality work and to not let me, the readers, down or their own company.

Romelia: WHAT WAS YOUR HARDEST SCENE TO WRITE, AND WHY?

Freddie Wilson: When the character continued to go to each person in authority requesting to go back to work. Why? Because it was a set up to take the job back in the first place.

Romelia: WHAT CHARACTERS IN YOUR BOOK ARE MOST SIMILAR TO YOU OR TO PEOPLE YOU KNOW?

Freddie Wilson: Bren Cramer

Romelia: HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO WRITE THIS BOOK?

Freddie Wilson: Six months.

Romelia: HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE TITLE FOR YOUR BOOK?

Freddie Wilson: I was searching the BIBLE for answers, peace, comfort , guidance, directions, and one afternoon Divine jump into my spirit while watching Joel Osteen on television. I could not get divine out of my head I play with it for a while. I wrote it down and after reality hit I said I got to move forward put this behind me and that was where the title came from. I was experiencing a time and it was over. Every decision came through a divine word.

Romelia: WOULD YOU AND YOUR MAIN CHARACTER GET ALONG?

Freddie Wilson: YES, because she was treated unfairly, and truth be told no matter what race on your job and between employer and employees justice should have prevail.  The system fails Mrs. Bren Cramer and I would love to comfort her and try to help 

Romelia: IF YOU COULD MEET YOUR CHARACTERS, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO THEM?

Freddie Wilson: We came to the end of this chapter but there are some things unsettle with Bren, what can we do to make it right. A sequel is coming.

Romelia: WHAT IS YOUR WRITING PROCESS LIKE? ARE YOU MORE OF A PLOTTER OR A PANTSER?

Freddie Wilson: I am both, I write in my journal, but I also write on different sheets of papers in another notebook then when I begin to type I type from my journal, and things that has been in my head that I have not put in my journal I really need to get it out of my head, while I am typing never outline I just write.

Romelia: WHAT DO YOU NEED IN YOUR WRITING SPACE TO HELP YOU STAY FOCUSED?

Freddie Wilson: Quietness, free from distraction comfortable chair, and desk, and 100 % lighting.

Romelia: IF YOU WERE TO WRITE A SPIN-OFF ABOUT A SIDE CHARACTER, WHICH WOULD YOU PICK?

Freddie Wilson: Dr. Tony Jones poor guy he just became principal after many years, and assistant principal.

Romelia: IF YOU COULD SPEND A DAY WITH ANOTHER POPULAR AUTHOR, WHOM WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

Freddie Wilson: ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Romelia: WHAT IS YOUR SCHEDULE LIKE WHEN YOU’RE WRITING A BOOK?

Freddie Wilson: I have no schedule.

Romelia: HAVE YOU EVER TRAVELED AS RESEARCH FOR YOUR BOOK?

Freddie Wilson: NO, not at this time.

Romelia: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE WRITING SNACK OR DRINK?

Freddie Wilson: Roasted jumbo peanuts.

Romelia: HOW DO YOU CELEBRATE WHEN YOU FINISH YOUR BOOK?

Freddie Wilson: I rest for two weeks no commitments during the two weeks after those weeks I visit, shop, and have my girlfriend time.

Romelia: WHAT RISKS HAVE YOU TAKEN WITH YOUR WRITING THAT HAVE PAID OFF?

Freddie Wilson: There is always a risk, this book is about a trauma  the teacher who loss her job in the academic area a journey that brought her innumerable trails and invaluable lesson. Cramer wanted her white coworkers who had the higher authority to be honest and do the right thing. Payback is coming the year 2020 is the year for minority and black author people are reading this book.

Romelia: WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU GOOGLED YOURSELF AND WHAT DID YOU FIND?

Freddie Wilson: 2 days ago, I am not on Google by Freddie Mae Wilson but by my author name Freddie Woods Wilson.

Romelia: WHAT IS YOUR KRYPTONITE AS A WRITER?

Freddie Wilson: Wilson is easily offended she tells people she is working on change but…

Romelia: TELL US SOMETHING FUNNY FROM YOUR ADULT LIFE.

Freddie Wilson: I was driving in Houston, Texas and while driving I was in deep thought and coming up on an exceptionally long bridge going up. All I could see was highway and the sky. I was the only one in my car and I was so afraid that at the end of the road I was going to end up in the sky that was dark blue and could not be found.

Romelia: Describe yourself in a few sentences. Tell us something we do not know about you and something you hate about the world.  

Freddie Wilson: I am a woman of excellent with love and hope. I’m a leader of a Thursday evening facetime(10) women bible study group. I encourage people face to face and through my writing I encourage, inspired, and give hope. I am grateful! I am married with three adult daughters who are out of the home on their own. I Enjoy family time, I love to meet new people.  I have a piano at home for years and have not played the keys or a song. The policeman killing our black men/people and policeman who do not do the right thing for our cities.

Facebook page Inspirational “Treasures within me”

Instagram-frddwils

Twitter-FCMercidesB

Goodread – Freddie M Wilson

A Divine Connection: Experiencing a Moment

https://www.amazon.com/Divine-Connection-Experiencing-Pushing-Forward-ebook/dp/B07N3RVG26/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=9781477129975&qid=1594931284&sr=8-1

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-divine-connection-freddie-woods-wilson/1112550553?ean=9781477129975

www.freddiewoodswilson.com

Anthony Mitchell

United States

52 years old

My name is Anthony Mitchell and author speaker, songwriter, poet, custom t-shirt and greeting card designer, and most importantly a man of God. I was born with a rare genetic condition known as hypohydrotic ectodermal dysplasia which left me without sweat glands which are totalled at 1 to 4 million located a majority on the bottom of our feet. My parents were told when I was a child by the doctors that I possibly wouldn’t live pass a teenager but kept me to the current age of 52 as he continues to bless me in praising his name with the gifts he’s blessed me with. My book „No Sweat” , Living Without Sweat Glands available on Amazon and a poetry book titled ” Faithfilled Thoughts Of Inspiration” coming down the pipe. I have unique testimonies that will show the world how God has a position in life for each of us. I pray you will take the time out of your schedule to allow God to use you and your platform to inspire the masses.
This Autobiography is of a young man born with a rare genetic condition known as HED or hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia where he tells his story of living without sweat glands taking you through the journey of his life challenges as well as achievements.

Romelia: WHICH OF YOUR CHARACTERS ARE MOST LIKELY TO BE AN ACTIVIST, AND WHAT KIND?

Anthony Mitchell: I would have to say my junior high coach simply for what he sacrificed for me to play and others that followed after me.

Romelia: DO YOU PLAY MUSIC WHILE YOU WRITE – AND, IF SO, WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE?

Anthony Mitchell: Well, I don’t play music but I do write lyrics and I have to pick „SOURCE OF MY STRENGTH”.

Romelia: HAVE PETS EVER GOTTEN IN THE WAY OF YOUR WRITING?

Anthony Mitchell: No, pets have never gotten in the way of my writing.

Romelia: IF YOUR BOOK WERE MADE INTO A MOVIE, WHICH ACTORS WOULD PLAY YOUR CHARACTERS?

Anthony Mitchell: Chadwick Bosman would be a good character of me in my book „NO SWEAT”.

Romelia: HAVE YOU EVER KILLED OFF A CHARACTER YOUR READERS LOVED?

Anthony Mitchell: No.

Romelia: WHAT IS THE MOST VALUABLE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN ABOUT WRITING?

Anthony Mitchell: To be as authentic as I possibly can. 

Romelia: WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE BEST WAY TO IMPROVE WRITING SKILLS?

Anthony Mitchell: I would use the same practice I use when I write poetry which is writing about everything and put your life into chapters or any period of your life about you or anyone in your life.

Romelia: WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO HELP OTHERS CREATE PLOTLINES?

Anthony Mitchell: I would advise them to be as detailed as possible in every area of their story period.

Romelia: WHAT HAS HELPED OR HINDERED YOU MOST WHEN WRITING A BOOK?

Anthony Mitchell: What hindered me in writing my book was simply stepping out of my comfort zone and telling my unique story to others and what helped me was accomplishing something I imagined doing since I graduated from college in 1994.

Romelia: DOES WRITING ENERGIZE OR EXHAUST YOU? OR BOTH?

Anthony Mitchell: Writing energizes me most definitely.

Romelia: WHAT IS THE BEST MONEY YOU’VE EVER SPENT WITH REGARD TO YOUR WRITING?

Anthony Mitchell: A laptop.

Romelia: WHAT ARE COMMON TRAPS FOR NEW AUTHORS?

Anthony Mitchell:  Hiring or purchasing tools that are free online. 

Romelia: HOW MANY HOURS A DAY DO YOU WRITE?

Anthony Mitchell: With so many projects going from all the writing I’ve already done I only write about maybe an hour or so a day.

Romelia: WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BLOGS OR WEBSITES FOR WRITERS?

Anthony Mitchell: Facebook to me has so many authors, from every area of writing  to groups of simply  networking.

Romelia: AT WHAT TIME OF THE DAY DO YOU DO MOST OF YOUR WRITING?

Anthony Mitchell: I would have to say at night is the best time for me to write.

Romelia: HOW DO YOU COME UP WITH CHARACTER NAMES FOR YOUR STORIES?

Anthony Mitchell: I simply make them up. 

Romelia: DO YOU PARTICIPATE IN WRITING CHALLENGES ON SOCIAL MEDIA? DO YOU RECOMMEND ANY?

Anthony Mitchell: Yes, its fun to participate in different challenges however I don’t have any to recommend at the moment.

Romelia: IF YOU HAD THE POWER TO CURE A DISEASE OF YOUR CHOOSING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Anthony Mitchell: I would have to say dementia which I have experienced with my grandmother may she rest in peace.

Romelia: WHEN YOU’RE WRITING AN EMOTIONAL OR DIFFICULT SCENE, HOW DO YOU SET THE MOOD?

Anthony Mitchell: Meditating or reflecting over the course of my life to now really sets the mood for me.

Romelia: WHOM DO YOU TRUST FOR OBJECTIVE AND CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM OF YOUR WORK?

Anthony Mitchell: I would have to say my fiancee she really drives me a lot.

Romelia: WHAT BOOKS DO YOU ENJOY READING?

Anthony Mitchell: Anything about rare diseases or about music business.

Romelia: ARE THERE ANY BOOKS OR AUTHORS THAT INSPIRED YOU TO BECOME A WRITER?

Anthony Mitchell: I would have to say with my Christian beliefs and knowing it is our responsibility to tell our story and where God has brought us from so to answer your question I would have to say my story is my inspiration in hopes that it inspires even more of how good God is to us.

Romelia: NAME AN UNDERAPPRECIATED NOVEL THAT YOU LOVE.

Anthony Mitchell: Hmmm can’t say I have a favorite one right now.

Romelia: TELK US SOMETHING FUNNY FROM YOUR ADULT LIFE.

Anthony Mitchell: Well, let me see, born with no sweat glands my go to defense for anyone who challenged me sports wise I would say keep in mind „YOU WILL NEVER MAKE ME SWEAT”, LOL.

Romelia: describe yourself in a few sentences. Tell us something we do not know about you and something you hate about the world.

Anthony Mitchell: Well, hate is a strong word and don’t want to use that I will say what I dislike about the world is that many of judge before we know anything about the person.

CONTACT DETAILS:

Email: anthonymitchellauthor@gmail.com

Facebook : anthonymitchellauthor

Instagram : timetoshine68

Twitter : notover4meyet

Linkedin : Anthony Mitchell

Website : https://no-sweat-shop.business.site/

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