Encourage, Empower, and Celebrate Diversity
My book series is on the way and as promised I wanted to start introducing you to the characters. The book stars a mighty and adventurous young girl named Layla who lives with her parents and older sister.
Why the name Layla? The name is derived from Egyptian/Arabic origins and refers to dark beauty. Dark beauty is best suited for Layla because she is a beautiful young African-American girl.
Do you suffer from mommy guilt? If so, you're not alone. Proper prioritizing of projects and work-life balance is not easy when you become a mom but it can be done. You can make it all work for the good! Fortunately I have moms in my network that share the same interests and lifestyles and have a great balance. Being surrounded by like-minded women helps ease the occasional guilt.
When people first find out I’m an author, the first thing they want to know is how I got started. I think they expect a story about formal writing classes/education and many years of planning, but honestly my story is very simple. My parent’s attitude about education, striving for what you want, and never giving up played a huge role in my take charge journey. My mom and dad were my very first teachers and along the way I had some pretty awesome school teachers. Particularly, my third grade teacher Mrs. Mitchell really inspired me with her positive attitude about writing and being creative. So when people ask when I start writing stories I enjoy telling them as early as the third grade!