Angelia Vernon Menchan

Angelia Vernon Menchan is an author, publisher and public speaker who owns two publishing companies, MAMM Productions and Honorable Menchan Media. Mrs. Menchan is also a Budget Officer and former Job Corps Counselor. To date she has published twenty-three books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than eighty ebook novellas on amazon.com. You can access her bibliography on www.amazon.com search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan




Contact information:
Website: http://acvermen.blogspot.com
Email: acvermen@yahoo.com
Phone numbers: 904 714 2272 904 303 2679

Friday, January 18, 2008

She So Controversial!

It seems that I am a controversial woman...smiling, gleefully...
Don't mean to be, but before I could attach woman to myself as a label, at twelve or thirteen...
Folks were saying that about me, seems that knowing one's own mind, speaking it when asked,
And dancing intensely to one's internal music makes one controversial...
I am pretty quiet, until engaged..
I rarely seek folks out...not my nature...
If I walk past a conversation, even if I know the folks, I usually walk on, unless asked to stop,
But will engage intensely on topics that inspire me,
Well, it seems that is even more true in my writing...
Honestly,
When writing, I rarely if ever think about what folks 'will think or say' even at book six,
When they have thought and said plenty...
I remember my first book, there were those who took exception to Black's salty language,
And my choice of using slang and words such as androgony in the same book, seems some feel that one who uses slang shouldn't even know what androgony means! Lawd, how limited we be...
Anyhooo...
So I patiently explained that though, Black was an educated, well-read, millionaire, the brother was about it, straight from the hood, no apologies...and he knew how to handle himself corporately, yet when he was with his peeps...he spoke differently...
Then the woman decides to write short, love stories, running the gamut from older woman/younger man, interracial, woman who loves a woman, to the dreaded bug-a-boo, black hair love....YOW!...She too much...
Of course, when she pins her best-selling book to date, Cinnamon's Universe and allows this woman to do whatever her heart leads her to do, oh my goodness...the sisters loved her, but the brothers, said, 'I know doggone well you aren't saying what she is doing is okay'...well she laughed in a few faces...because those same brothers had applauded Black's prowess...and I told them I am not saying a thing....the woman is writing books...giggling....
Now lo and behold, she chooses to write young adult, emerging women's fiction...
Where she chooses to write about a young woman, Malaaka Green, who loves herself, values herself, loves God, has fun, makes intelligent choices, is straight up good people, role model material...and a handful of people can only see that the child is abstinent because she is a Christian....Ms. Controversy is now a holy-roller....honey hush...
So I am going to straight up tell you who she is...
She is a WRITER...
Who feels that she can write about anything she chooses to...
Because good, bad or indifferent she has been given a voice,
And knows there are many stories to be told and most of them...
Are not in straight lines but all over the place...
And what she knows for sure is that if they are talking it is a good thing,
WONDERFUL...so let the conversation flow...

Blessings,
angelia

http://www.angeliavmenchan.com/

13 comments:

GENESIS said...

I know that's right! Do YOU... cause no one else can

G-Nice

Angelia... said...

Yup, Yes, Absolutely and mmm hmm! Thanks G-Nice

Love You!
angelia

msyonnie said...

Look here Ms. A,I don't care what anyone says I absolutely love your blogs so i know my daughter's and I are going to love your book "Is no not clear enough for you" when i go out and purchase it today. This is going to be a book that we three will read together. So Ms. A know that we love and appreciate you regardless of what anyone else has to say!
Much Love,
Yolonda

Angelia... said...

Thanks Yolonda,
I say let them say whatever they want, and it is only a few who feel that a woman can't be more than one thing at any given time...
And I hope you and your girls enjoy my work, I have had so many emails from mother daughter combos, one of my reviews on amazon said my book inspired her daughter to do more, now that was a pleasant surprise!

Bless you!
angelia

Yasmin said...

Keep embracing who you are!
xoxo

Angelia... said...

YAS,
I cannot stop...

smooches...
angelia

Lena said...

Love it, love it, love it! Write on!

Angelia... said...

Thanks Lena,
I am a 'Write or Die Chick'

smooches,
angelia

Sybil Barkley-Staples said...

That's right girl.....do you and I'm gonna do me. Love the blog.

Peace,
Sybil Barkley-Staples

"Addicted to drugs or alcohol, but is it possible to be addicted to a man?"

Candy for My Soul is now available on amazon.com

Angelia... said...

Thanks Sybil,
Me says, 'You do you, I do me and together we can co-exist peacefully', I am going to check out your book!

blessings,
angelia

Gwyneth Bolton said...

She is a WRITER...
Who feels that she can write about anything she chooses to...


And as long as you keep on writing it, I will keep on reading it! :-)

Do you, ma! Write or die chick!

Gwyneth

Angelia... said...

Lady Gwyneth,

you know how we WOD Chicks are...

smooches,
angelia

shelia said...

You being you makes your writing stand out...look forward to reading many more thought provoking pieces.