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Christian Authors on Tour's Digital Program Booklet for the 4th Annual African American Author's Expo


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Learn more about the 2nd Tour stop for the 2013 Holy Spirit-Filled & Powerful Witnesses of Christ: Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT)

  • Patricia Johnson did an AMAZING job coordinating the 4th Annual African American Author's Expo. CAOT is blessed to be able to include this event as a part of our annual Christian book tours. We look forward to AAAE in 2015!
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Christian Authors on Tour's Digital Program Booklet for the 4th Annual African American Author's Expo

  1. 1. 2013 Holy Spirit-Filled &Powerful Witnesses of Christ: Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT) 4th Annual African American Author’s Expo 800-929-1418
  2. 2. 1 2013HolySpirit-Filled&PowerfulWitnessesofChrist:ChristianAuthorsonTour(CAOT)|(800)929-1418 TABLE OF CONTENTS CAOT Introduction……………………………………………………………………………..2 Tour Stop Overview…………………………………………………………………………….3 Participating Authors……………………………………………………………………………………………..4 CAOT Accolades…………………………………………………………………………………14 MarketPlace……………………………………………………………………...................15
  3. 3. 2 2013HolySpirit-Filled&PowerfulWitnessesofChrist:ChristianAuthorsonTour(CAOT)|(800)929-1418 The 2013 Holy Spirit-Filled & Powerful Witnesses of Christ: Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT) is a virtual book tour with opportunities for Christian book lovers to interact with Christian fiction and non-fictions authors via scheduled Tour stops across the United States and LIVE author interviews on the Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT) Blog Talk Radio Show ( In 2013, CAOT will make three scheduled Tour stops in Harlem, NY at the 15th Anniversary of the Harlem Book Fair (July 20); Timonium, MD at the 4th Annual African American Author’s Expo (August 17); and in Baltimore, MD at the 2013 Christian Writer’s Literary Festival (December 14). Additionally, Christian authors and readers will have opportunities to support a U.S.-based missions project at each of the three scheduled Tour stops. The 2013 Holy Spirit-Filled & Powerful Witnesses of Christ: Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT) includes dozens of Christian fiction and non-fiction authors from across the United States who are on FIRE for God and committed to using writing as a tool for Christian ministry. This booklet spotlights participating authors who are scheduled to showcase their book ministries at Christian Authors on Tour’s table at the 4th Annual African American Author’s Expo on August 17, 2013 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Additionally, it provides background information regarding the corresponding missions project that the authors are coordinating on that day in support of homeless, pregnant women at the Gabriel Network.
  4. 4. 3 2013HolySpirit-Filled&PowerfulWitnessesofChrist:ChristianAuthorsonTour(CAOT)|(800)929-1418 Christian Authors on Tour at the 4th Annual African American Author’s Expo The 4th Annual African American Author’s Expo Harlem is the brainchild of Patricia Johnson. This year's festivities take place August 16-17 in Timonium, MD. Visit for more details. Participating authors from Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT) will have a presence at the 4th Annual African American Author’s Expo on August 17th from 11 a.m. -5 p.m. Visit the Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT) table to purchase Christian books and to donate “NEW” household items for homeless, pregnant women at the Gabriel Network.
  5. 5. 4 2013HolySpirit-Filled&PowerfulWitnessesofChrist:ChristianAuthorsonTour(CAOT)|(800)929-1418 Visit the Christian Authors on Tour table to Meet these Participating Authors: (listed in alphabetical order) Dr. Yolanda Brannon – Fayetteville, NC Yolanda N. Brannon, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist and author of several children's books including Jesus Loves Always. In 2010, Dr. Brannon launched Yolanda Brannon Ministries, a non-profit organization committed to spreading the gospel of Christ and to helping others through a variety of community service activities in her local community and around the globe. In 2013, Dr. Brannon launched Manna Expressions, LLC. Manna Expressions, LLC is a company devoted to the production of Christian children's literature and art for the purpose of spreading the gospel throughout all nations. Manna Expressions, LLC is a proud co-sponsor of the 2013 Christian Writer's Literary Festival. Lynn Calvin loves the Lord and loves to teach children about the Lord. That is evident in her first children’s book, I Have Two Daddies: An Earthly Daddy and a Heavenly Daddy. This wonderful story explains the love a little girl experiences through the relationships with her earthly and heavenly Daddies.
  6. 6. 5 2013HolySpirit-Filled&PowerfulWitnessesofChrist:ChristianAuthorsonTour(CAOT)|(800)929-1418 Lynn Calvin – Baltimore, MD Steven Haymon – St. Louis, MO L Lynn Calvin loves the Lord and loves to teach children about the Lord. That is evident in her first children’s book, I Have Two Daddies: An Earthly Daddy and a Heavenly Daddy. This wonderful story explains the love a little girl experiences through the relationships with her earthly and heavenly Daddies. Calvin is the proud mom of three grown daughters - Monique, Khristina and D’Anita - and four granddaughters -Taylor, Cierra, Shawntae and Shawna. Calvin attended Coppin State University, formerly Coppin State College, where she earned a BS degree in Biology. Calvin currently works as a Research Coordinator at Johns Hopkins University located in Baltimore, MD. An active member of Providence Baptist Church, Calvin serves as the coordinator of the Visionettes Liturgical Dance Ministry for children and youth between the ages of 3-18 and the Ministry of Dance for adults between the ages of 19-50. She is also a member of various dance ministries including Restoration Dance Ministry, a community-based liturgical dance ministry and partner with the International Liturgical Dance. In addition, Calvin is a Girl Scout Leader and a member of Bible Study for Today‛s Living Sunday School class.
  7. 7. 6 2013HolySpirit-Filled&PowerfulWitnessesofChrist:ChristianAuthorsonTour(CAOT)|(800)929-1418 Dr. Andrea Dardello – Hagerstown, MD Certified Professional Life Coach Andrea Dardello, Ph.D., applies her skills as a professional life coach and educator to inspire and motivate pastors, church leaders, lay persons, single women, and married couples. Her new book, Fasting for Leaders from the Pulpit to the Pew: Twenty-One Days to Find Your Godly Purpose, provides thought-provoking, yet easy-to-follow steps for successfully completing a fast geared towards understanding one’s purpose. Dr. Dardello’s book helps readers embark on a wonderful journey of reflection, renewal, and revelation that initiates lasting and positive change in churches, families and the society at large. When she is not speaking, teaching, coaching or conducting workshops, Dr. Dardello enjoys spending time with her husband, Darryl, and their son, Bakari Keith.
  8. 8. 7 2013HolySpirit-Filled&PowerfulWitnessesofChrist:ChristianAuthorsonTour(CAOT)|(800)929-1418 Bishop Kia Everett – Philadelphia, PA Bishop Kia F. Everett, of Philadelphia, PA, is set to showcase her newest book, My Way, God’s Way or the Highway: A Guide for Improving the Marriage, at the 4th Annual African American Author’s Expo ( Bishop Everett’s book is a manual of sorts with helpful, life-enhancing tips that help singles and couples prepare for a successful marriage and family life. The book walks readers through a set of relationship challenges including open communication, love, sex and intimacy in the marriage while providing readers with a candid view of Bishop Everett’s own marital journey with her loving husband, Pastor Curtis Everett. A pastor, wife, mother, and counselor, Bishop Everett has over twenty years of marital and family counseling experience.
  9. 9. 8 2013HolySpirit-Filled&PowerfulWitnessesofChrist:ChristianAuthorsonTour(CAOT)|(800)929-1418 Lynette Harrison – Cockeysville, MD Lynette Harrison, CEO of LH Enterprises and the brainchild behind W.O.M.A.N., Inc. (Women of God On the Move Making a Difference Achieving Greatness Now), is the author of several books including Reduce Me to Christ and W.O.M.A.N. Lessons. She is on a mission to empower women in their walk with Jesus Christ through conferences, biblical teaching, and radio. Married to her high school sweetheart for over twenty years, Harrison is the proud mom of six children. Harrison is also President of G.I.M.A. PUBLISHING, LLC located in Baltimore, MD and is a co-author of the best seller, The Queen's Legacy.
  10. 10. 9 2013HolySpirit-Filled&PowerfulWitnessesofChrist:ChristianAuthorsonTour(CAOT)|(800)929-1418 Leslie K. Howard – Newark, NJ SonLeslie K. Howard a.k.a. Newark's own "First Lady of S.A.S.S.” is an author, speaker, playwright, Life Coach, wife, mother, and grandmother. Born and raised in Newark, NJ, Howard grew up in a home plagued with alcoholism and domestic violence. As child, she was beset with feelings of abandonment, loneliness and fear. This combined with neglect and sexual abuse resulted in her struggle with low self-esteem. Those experiences prompted Howard to seek spiritual renewal and helped prepare her for the mission God has destined for her. The author of two books - Love Letters from God: Psalm 23 and Sisters with S.A.S.S. – Howard’s mission in life is equip, empower, and encourage those who have been broken, burdened and bruised by the circumstances of life. She uses both her training and life experiences when speaking at community events, churches, conferences, and while mentoring young girls in her group, Daughters of Imani.
  11. 11. 10 2013HolySpirit-Filled&PowerfulWitnessesofChrist:ChristianAuthorsonTour(CAOT)|(800)929-1418 Sandra McCoy – Orlando, FL Sandra McCoy is the author of two books, In Your Twilight and I Am Thankful. Sandra is not only a loving mother and grandmother, but she is also a faithful prayer warrior, intercessor, spoken word poet, author, playwright, poet, speaker, teacher, and minister. A former staff writer for the Florida Times Union, and The Jacksonville Journal newspapers, this powerful woman of God gives God all the glory in all things. McCoy earned a MA in Christian Counseling from Sacramento Theological Bible College and a BA in Mass Communication from Edward Waters College. She has many other writing accomplishments including authoring Ebony Shadows and publishing the PUREGOLD Christian Magazine.
  12. 12. 11 2013HolySpirit-Filled&PowerfulWitnessesofChrist:ChristianAuthorsonTour(CAOT)|(800)929-1418 Pamala Mintz – Baltimore, MD Becoming a teenage mother did not stop Pamala Mintz from achieving her dreams. A single mother of three children - Tiara, Brandon, and Joshua – Mintz graduated from Coppin State University in 2008 with a BA in English/Communications and graduated from University of Baltimore with a MS in Health Systems Management in 2013 just one year after the release of her Saved, Single Sister: Real Talk book series. Foundationally, Mintz was raised in the Baptist faith at Community Baptist Church of Cherry Hill under the leadership of Rev. Calvin Thomas. As an adult, Mintz joined First Apostolic Faith Church where she served under the leadership of Apostle Franklin Cornelius Showell; it was under his leadership that Mintz learned the unadulterated skill of spiritual warfare. She currently serves under the leadership of Dr. Todd Hall. It is through his prophetic mantle that Mintz was able to tap into who she truly is as a woman of God - gifted to write stories that help people explore complicated life topics with a Christian lens.
  13. 13. 12 2013HolySpirit-Filled&PowerfulWitnessesofChrist:ChristianAuthorsonTour(CAOT)|(800)929-1418 Lynn Pinder – Baltimore, MD Lynn Pinder is an author, consultant, educator and entrepreneur. With more than fifteen years of experience working in the nonprofit sector, Pinder has worked in various capacities. From intern to Executive Director, she has demonstrated throughout her professional career the ability to help others think outside the box and create solutions that positively impact communities. Although Pinder has had an amazing personal and professional faith walk, she hasn’t always made wise choices. And at one point in her life, she was spiraling down a road of self-destruction. But God and His unchanging love healed her insecurities, covered her indiscretions and made her whole. In 2008, Pinder launched Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT); it is definitely a labor of love and a wonderful work in progress. She is honored to work with so many anointed authors - on fire for God and committed to using writing as a tool for Christian ministry.
  14. 14. 13 2013HolySpirit-Filled&PowerfulWitnessesofChrist:ChristianAuthorsonTour(CAOT)|(800)929-1418 T.C. Spellen – Brooklyn, NY T. C. Spellen is an independent author who serves in leadership at her local church. Her first book, The Waiting Room: A 31-Day Devotional for Single Women Waiting for the Right Husband, was released earlier this year. The book is a guide for single women – helping them to build a closer relationship with God and to live purposefully by exercising spiritual and practical disciplines during their waiting season. Spellen, the Founder of TCS, has led cell groups and workshops on prayer and spirituality. She is passionate about empowering single women to live a purpose-filled life. Spellen encourages and practices spiritual, as well as, practical disciplines such as journaling, praying, fasting, and resting. She also believes in creating personal time and development as a means of helping to de-clutter one's life. Her goal is to draw single women closer to God and strengthen their spiritual muscles and senses.
  15. 15. 14 2013HolySpirit-Filled&PowerfulWitnessesofChrist:ChristianAuthorsonTour(CAOT)|(800)929-1418 Accolades & Thanks It is truly an honor and privilege to serve all of the authors who are part of the Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT) family. I am especially thankful for all of the participating authors and pray that God continues to bless the work of their hands. I am also thankful for Patricia Johnson and extending the opportunity for Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT) to be a part of the Annual African American Author’s Expo. This year, I am especially thankful for an aspiring author who has committed to serve for one year as the 2013 CAOT Coordinator. Ms. Charlene Brown has been a great source of help and inspiration to me and participating authors in CAOT. I am thankful also for other CAOT volunteers like Melody Smith-Taylor, Donna Jennifer Ross, Karen Smith and Norma Allen who have committed to volunteer their time to support participating authors at CAOT’s scheduled special events and Tour stops. I also would like to thank the businesses and ministries that have sowed into CAOT over the past five years. MJR Publications, LLC was CAOT’s first corporate sponsor and the WOMEN Institute/GIMA Publishing sowed into CAOT, too. Be sure to visit the Marketplace section of this booklet to learn more about these and other organizations and businesses that have supported CAOT over the years. Last, but surely not least, I want to thank the readers who invest in Christian authors by buying our books and coming out to support us at special events and scheduled Tour stops. Until our next scheduled Tour stop … God Bless, Lynn Pinder Chief Visionary Officer Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT)
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  22. 22. 21 2013HolySpirit-Filled&PowerfulWitnessesofChrist:ChristianAuthorsonTour(CAOT)|(800)929-1418 Support these and other pro-life organizations and help women choose life:  Gabriel Network -  Heartbeat International  Care-Net Urban Initiative Do you have a poem, short story or creative essay that explains the meaning of Christmas? Consider sharing your poem, short story or creative essay in the 2013 free Christmas E- book! The submission deadline for the Christmas E-book is October 31, 2013!