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 You can access her bibliography on search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan

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Phone numbers: 904 714 2272 904 303 2679

Friday, February 15, 2008

What Is Up With That?

Yesterday I was home and when I am home on an unexpected day,
I read a lot of blogs,
Emails, etc.,
And yesterday, I had to ask myself, What Is Up With That?
There was a plethora of posts and conversations about feuds and percieved feuds,
Many were celebrity driven,
And those I blow off because we are only guessing,
About the whats, whys and wheretofores,
But around the blogosphere,
There were several posts about jealousy,
Lack of support,
In the world of literature,
And those always catch my eye,
But leave me stumped,
I am totally unable to wrap my mind around what's going on,
Because what I know as a reader,
Is that I will read whatever I choose to whenever I choose to and the only things,
Stopping me is whether I can purchase more books,
I feel intelligent enough to discern for myself what is a good book,
And if I want to read it or not...
I also feel that as diverse as we are there is room for all kinds of books,
As a writer,
The only person I compete with is Angelia,
My goal is to be the best writer I can be,
I don't even know how to label what I do,
So I call it what works for me,
My most recent book, Is No Not Clear Enough for You, I entitled Ageless Fiction,
My young readers call it Urban Christian,
My women readers are calling it Romance,
The elders are saying, 'It's about time...'
I am just grateful and pleased they are calling it....
Even though I say, 'What is Up',
The truth is I probably don't even want to know...
Because ignorance can truly be bliss,
And I live in a pretty nice neighborhood,
On a street called Oblivious...


Is No Not Clear Enough For You?


Gwyneth Bolton said...

Yeah, I'm starting to ignore these kinds of discussions. The street lit versus Literary fiction, Literary fiction versus erotica is so 2005... LOL. I think a better use of my time as a writer is to be somewhere writing... Are there any homes open on your street? LOL.


NickyJett said...


is a perfect name for you. This blog choked me up. Thank you.

I removed myself from the "literary" community because I didn't like what other authors were saying about their comrades. What was worse I was becoming as opinionated as those I was pointing my finger. I went back into the world. For valentine's day I receive the best gift ever - a woman wrote a blog and wanted to send love to her friends - in that blog she identified me as a friend and a writer. I thought wow "we do what we be - and I was honored.

So yes, Angelia - I bestow on you the title of WRITER who teaches and touches through her words. Thank you. (((HUGS)))

Angelia... said...

Lady Gwyneth,
you are welcome in my neighborhood any time.

Bless You,

I totally understand how one removes oneself, I had to do that with some groups because I am too grown for foolishness and there is a way to say and do everything...
Bless You and Thank You!!

Love and Blessings,

Yasmin said...

The only person I compete with is Angelia,

yep, yep!

Angelia... said...

You Know!


shelia said...

Angelia, I don't put too much energy into those discussions. Like you, I compete with myself...trying to make my current book better than the last one. I know that kind of stuff exists or else folks wouldn't write about it, but it doesn't affect my world, because in my world, I'm surrounded by peers who are supportive. In my world, my peers and I have come together to form alliances that benefit us not just professionally, but personally. I'm glad to be in my world and not in that other world where all that kind of stuff goes on.

Angelia... said...

I like your world...