Multi Amazon-bestselling author Laila Ibrahim published her sixth novel, Scarlet Carnations, and closed out Mattie and Lisbeth's series. It is also available at Target.com and has earned international recognition in the following categories upon its Amazon debut:
Kim Williams debuted as a first-time IPPY award-winning author. Dear White Woman, Please Come Home has earned her national attention and a bronze medal in the category for Women's Issues since being released. The Independent Publisher Book Awards has recognized and celebrated excellence in independent publishing for 25 years.
Over the years, many of my clients have become bestselling authors. However, 2022 was the first time two clients debuted with books in both fiction and nonfiction, winning top honors. I do not take for granted that we are all one collective body, working towards one common goal: to share in service to all humanity. These books are works o
Over the years, many of my clients have become bestselling authors. However, 2022 was the first time two clients debuted with books in both fiction and nonfiction, winning top honors. I do not take for granted that we are all one collective body, working towards one common goal: to share in service to all humanity. These books are works of art, and I count it a joy to have been their editorial boutique of choice, serving readers worldwide. May these stories live on forever, long after ours have been told, for it is my dream that all of us creatives make our way in the world and be celebrated for our worth and our contributions.
When you get a voicemail from the one and only NY Times bestselling author, holistic health practitioner and wellness coach for more than five decades, master teacher and healer, Queen Afua, and you don't even think to play the message for weeks because you rushed to return the call instead, life feels different. When you listen eagerly to the details of her upcoming book, as she requests your assistance with bringing another vision to pass on the phone, and you don't remember to check the voicemail and find the ultimate endorsement (nearly two weeks later) when you do, life slows you down to celebrate the wins—something I'm just learning to do. #WhenLifeMakesYouPause
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Shaundale Rénā is an American multi-award-winning developmental editor and an Amazon bestselling author. Her clients range from indie to traditionally published authors and can be found working regular day jobs or featured on Facebook's Red Table Talk with Jada Pinkett Smith. She holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems from Grambling State University and a certification in Technical Writing from the University of Texas at Arlington. Shaundale has trained under the Author Accelerator book coaching certification program with Jennie Nash and enjoys reading, writing, fine dining, and traveling. She has edited novels released under Adam's Media (a subsidiary of Simon and Schuster), Lake Union Press (a subsidiary of Amazon Publishing), KN Literary, and Authors Who Lead, in addition to self-published titles and corporate projects in Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI).
Shaundale is also the author of one published book, Once Broken, Now Blessed (2009), as well as a contributing author for two additional publications, one of which includes If Only I Knew Then What I Know Now (2017), which debuted at #16 on Amazon Self-Help/Self-Esteem. A professional by day and an artist by night, she balances both worlds by watching all things Marvel and DC―hence the persona @StonyRhodes―and celebrates her first novel, Second Time Around, debuting as a 2016 Crystal award-winner for best newcomer on Wattpad.com.
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