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Christmas Extravaganza: December 4th

  1. 1. SAVE the DATE: December 4th Christmas Extravaganza in Baltimore, MD
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  3. 3. Participating Authors Book: Power Walking: A Journey to Wholeness Author: Maxine Bigby Cunningham Maxine Bigby Cunnigham celebrates her healing from the malady of “Falling” by sharing her story - guiding and inspiring others who seek to overcome impediments to wellness. Her writings reflect a passion for inner healing and holistic wellness. Maxine has appeared in publications of local churches, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Metropolitan Baltimore, and the Maryland State Poetry and Literary Society. Her contributions in Christian education, community engagement, and mental health advocacy have been recognized by the Maryland Baptist Congress of Christian Education, NAMI, Goucher College and others. She is also a 2010 candidate for a diploma in Christian Ministries from the Baltimore School of the Bible. BWG and Barnes & Noble events Book: Reduce Me To Christ Author: Lynette Harrison Lynette Harrison is a native of Washington, DC. She is a student of Regent University majoring in Religious Studies. Mrs. Harrison is the Founder and President of W.O.M.A.N. (Women of God On the Move making a difference Achieving greatness Now!), a non-profit organization with a mission of empowering women in their walk with Jesus Christ through conferences, biblical teaching and radio. Mrs. Harrison is also President of G.I.M.A. PUBLISHING, LLC located in Baltimore, MD and is also a co-author of the best seller, The Queen's Legacy. BWG and Barnes & Noble events
  4. 4. Participating Authors Book: Stress: Climbing Out of Its Pits with God Author: Dr. Steven Haymon Dr. Steven Haymon, a native of St. Louis, MO, runs a Christian-based practice that has helped thousands of clients across the country. For more than 34 years, Dr. Haymon has treated and provided interventions for people struggling with drug addiction and mood disorders, including major depression and Bi-polar Affective Disorders, Anxiety Disorder and Schizophrenia. He is an adroit Psychotherapist/Consultant who is extremely sensitive, caring, and discerning. Dr. Haymon has also performed a variety of clinical services including psychological assessments, consultations, therapy and legal/mental status exams. BWG and Barnes & Noble events Book: A Restored Vessel: A Guide to Overcoming Trauma Author: Nicole C. Barber Nicole C. Barber, MA, CAS, LCPC, NCC has over 17 years of experience working with individuals confronted with mental health, familial and spiritual dilemmas. She is a licensed clinical professional counselor who provides psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults and their families. Nicole obtained a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from Norfolk State University and a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Towson University. She obtained a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Pastoral Counseling from Towson University and a Masters of Divinity from Howard University School of BWG and Barnes & Noble events
  5. 5. Participating Authors Book: Living Your Vision and Purpose Author: Kimmoly Rice-Ogletree Kimmoly Rice-Ogletree is the President and Founder of the Life Institute for Excellence, LLC and the Elite Female Mentoring Organization. Mrs. Rice-Ogletree is an entrepreneur, inspirational speaker and teen success coach. Her books and outreach encourages women to take control of their lives, to grow to their full potential, and to live life boldly. She challenges both women and girls to explore every option set before them with fierce determination and great faith. BWG and Barnes & Noble events Book: Transference of Coverings: Understanding the Role of a Man Over a Woman's Life Author: Evangelist Annette E. Morton Evangelist Annette E. Morton is an author, Bible/Sunday school teacher, and psalmist. She is also the host of the Heart Right Ministry Blog Talk Radio Show. A ministry leader in the Naomi Ruth Ministries, Evangelist Morton preaches the Word of God, conducts inspirational workshops, teaches Bible studies, and hosts raps sessions with sisters of various ages and backgrounds from various churches and ministries. BWG and Barnes & Noble events
  6. 6. Participating Authors Book: The Seven Deadly Sexual Sins Author: Quiniece Sheppard Quiniece Sheppard, a Christian author and inspirational speaker, is the founder of I Am the Chase Ministries - a single women's ministry whose primary mission is to encourage singles to practice abstinence and celibacy. A native of Alabama, Quiniece grew up with twelve brothers and sisters. Her vision is to globally educate, enlighten and motivate singles to practice abstinence in hopes that they will work on being the "good thing" that God has ordained them to be. BWG and Barnes & Noble events Book: Content…Right Where I Am Author: Minister Joy Turner Joy Turner penned her first book in 2008. At work on her second book project, Joy's greatest responsibility is being "Mommy" to her son., Cameron. An accomplished musician, vocalist, songwriter and piano instructor, Joy has learned to use her talents as a means of sharing the call of God on her life. Having discovered through her own trials and tribulations that she had a powerful testimony to share, Joy has been on a personal mission to provide personal development support to young women and girls regarding issues that sometimes hinder their contentment and self-development. BWG and Barnes & Noble events
  7. 7. Participating Authors Book: Soon After Author: Sherryle Kiser Jackson Sherryle Kiser Jackson is the author of several books including the new release, Soon After. A wife, mother and educator, Jackson is considered by many to be a fresh voice in Christian fiction. Her novels provide an intricate look into the lives of everyday Christians. Describing her own biblically-based books as “too real to be preachy,” Jackson challenges her readers to think out-side-the-Christian box. BWG and Barnes & Noble events Book: Daily Inspirations for Adult Learners: 31 Days of Prayer, Encouragement and Personal Reflection to Help You Achieve Academic Success! Author: Lynn Pinder Lynn Pinder is an author, educator and entrepreneur. With more than a decade of practice in the field of adult education, Lynn Pinder has extensive experience developing ABE/GED programs, teaching ABE/GED classes and coordinating professional development activities for adults literacy professionals. Pursuing adult literacy is a passion that Pinder enjoys and is thoroughly committed to helping others attain. She loves sharing her faith with others and using writing as her preferred tool for Christian ministry. BWG and Barnes & Noble events
  8. 8. Participating Authors Book: Help, Lord I’m Afraid Author: Laura Irby Laura Irby, a Christian author and blogger, has traveled abroad to many foreign countries doing missions works for God. Irby and her husband live in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and are committed to helping the homeless. Irby a lifelong traveler and coffee drinker enjoys sharing her faith and introducing others to the God Café, her inspirational blog site. Barnes & Noble event Only Book: In Jesus Name, Please Don’t Touch Me There Author: Mitzi Carrasquillo Mitzi Lanee' Carrasquillo is a wife, mother and author whose primary purpose in life is to love, heal, and restore all women suffering from sexual abuse and rape. In her first book, In Jesus Name, Please Don’t Touch Me There, Mitzi expresses her knowledge and wisdom through God's Word - The Holy Bible. Mitzi’s book reveals how the Word of God saved her life and how there is nothing you can't overcome in Christ. Barnes & Noble event Only
  9. 9. Participating Authors Book: Raising African American Boys Contributing Author: Kimberly Armstrong Kimberly Armstrong - a contributing author to several anthologies published by the Professional Woman's Network (PWN) - is the President of Diamond Development, Inc. and the Founder/Executive Director of the Eric. R. Villines Advocacy Institute (ERVAI). Kimberly launched ERVAI a few years after her 16-year old son - Eric R. Villines - was murdered in Baltimore, MD. Losing Eric led Kimberly on her current journey as an author, inspirational speaker and professional parent advocate. Barnes & Noble event Only Book: EXPLOITS: Jesus Rides in an Ambulance Author: Dwayne Clemmons Dwayne Clemmons is a successful Christian author, real estate investor, mortgage loan officer and business consultant. The founder of DMC Ministries, Dwayne's mission is to help God’s people be authentic in their faith, genuine in their service, and humble in their blessings. He is a highly sought after motivational and inspirational speaker who combines a sense of humor with a unique ability to take complex concepts and break them down into easily understood pieces. Barnes & Noble event Only
  10. 10. Participating Authors Book: Night Wolf Series Author: Melody Ravert Barnes & Noble event Only Melody Ravert, author of the Shadow Stalker and the Nightwolf series is a writer of Christian fiction and is founder and CEO of MJR Publications, LLC. Recently nominated VIP Woman of the Year for the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) 2009-2010, she is also a member of the Maryland Writers' Association and has served as a judge for the Frontiers in Writing Contest sponsored by the Panhandle Professional Writers. BWG Event Only Book: Deliverance from the Vicious Cycle of Abuse Author: Roxanne Pugh A native of the Washington D.C. area, Roxanne has known the call of God on her life since she was a child. Roxanne accepted the Lord A native of the DC metropolitan area, Roxanne Pugh has known the call of God on her life since she was a child. At 12, she started walking in the call of God on her life taking part in praise and worship ministries, leading youth bible studies and prayer groups, and ministering the Word of God. Roxanne’s life has been a journey that has propelled her to strive and walk in complete and total obedience to God - trusting that He (God) knows the plans that He has for her life. Plans that will not harm her, but will cause her to prosper as a whole person with an expected end, Jer. 29:11. Having fallen - to later be restored - Roxanne’s personal “10 year wilderness experiences” has proven to her that ministry is birthed out of your tests, trials, tribulations, pains, failures and achievements.
  11. 11. Christian Authors on Tour [CAOT] Since 2OO8, Christian Authors on Tour has launched Christian book tours for Christian fiction and non-fiction authors. Toward the end of 2008 and throughout the entire year of 2009, Christian Authors on Tour launched Voices of Thanksgiving: Christian Authors on Tour. The theme for the 2OO8 – 2OO9 Tour was inspired by Psalm 26:6 - 8. The 2008 - 2009 Tour was an opportunity for Christian authors to gather monthly to network, share resources, and sell their Christian-themed books in the DC, DE and MD region. Most importantly, the monthly fellowships were an opportunity for participating authors to use their writing talents/abilities as tools for healing and Christian ministry. The 2008 - 2009 Voices of Thanksgiving: Christian Authors on Tour was categorized into two types of membership: GOLD members and SILVER members. To view a list of participating authors for the 2OO8 – 2OO9 Voices of Thanksgiving: Christian Authors on Tour, visit In February 2010, Christian Authors on Tour launched the 2O1O Trustworthy and True: Christian Authors on Tour - a national Tour that including stops in five U.S. cities and a 2-day Christian writers' conference that was part of a 5-day Western Caribbean cruise. The foundation scripture for the 2010 Tour is Revelation 21:5. Participating authors in the 2010 Tour continue to network and share resources while offering their writing abilities/talents as gifts to God for use as tools for Christian ministry. Visit to views a full list of participating authors for the 2O1O Tour. Members are categorized into three membership types: GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE members. Tune into to hear more than 1OO inspirational interviews from participating authors from the 2OO8 – 2OO9 and 2O1O Tours!