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

Monday, December 15, 2008

SO TOUCHED!

This past week was a roller coaster ride…for real,
However it culminated beautifully on Saturday,
I sat in a room with some loyal readers, family and friends,
And we celebrated the release of SCHAE’S STORY: A Woman’s Transformation,
We talked, shared, listened to a CD entitled Her Story written by Malik ‘DeepDuval’ Menchan…
I sold books, signed books and read several chapters,
Most importantly I relaxed, probably for the first time, completely into the blessing God has provided me with,
I published my first book January 2006 and for all this time,
I have held my breath, so concerned with opinions,
Who I would offend, who wouldn’t get it,
Held myself back with my own fictionalized truths,
But this weekend as I read my work, looking around the room at folks who had read,
All my work and a few who were new to me and I saw the rapt attention on their faces,
I knew it was time to let it go and let it flow…
I revealed bits and pieces of myself to people in ways I never had before and it felt right and good…So grateful…
One of the best moments for me was when KD walked in,
KD is a man in his seventies, who is close to members of my family,
Is a part of my family indirectly and I see him every time I go home,
He has had some awesome struggles, is still struggling,
However at Thanksgiving I tried to give him my newest book,
I knew twelve dollars was hard for him to come by…
But he said, ‘No Cynt, I am going to come out there to get my copy, I will get the money somehow…”
When I arrived in Ocala, Saturday morning, he came around to my Aunt’s and told me he would be there…
In the middle of a passage I was reading, he walked in,
He pulled his skull cap off, stood in the door in his old army jacket and walked up to the table and handed me a twenty dollar bill, my heart almost flew from my chest,
I signed it, he sat down for a minute, read a few pages, then he waved as he departed…
I can honestly say I felt really honored,
This man with so little had walked miles, with borrowed money to purchase my book,
I am so grateful…
I’ll be back tomorrow with more…

Blessings!
Angelia

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4 comments:

shelia said...

Angelia, that was a touching story. I know your heart was full when he did that.

To have family and friends support means so much. Yes, we appreciate the strangers support, but there are a lot of times when sometimes families don't support writers--so it means a lot when they do.

It lifts the spirit.

I'm glad you exhaled and enjoyed the moments.

Angelia... said...

Thanks Shelia,
I was touched and grateful, I was at the end of a very draining week, and it lifted me to heights...and you are so right support comes from unexpected sources all the time...I appreciate your support!

Love and Blessings!
angelia

JC Martin said...

What can one say? That is a great way for a friend, extended family to say I believe in you and you have my support.

You were proud and honored I'm sure, but he was showing how proud he was of you and beamed his spotlight on your face.

Angelia... said...

Jen,
I know, it was a blessing and more a blessing than I can say on this blog, because the day before I had cause to doubt myself for so many reasons, but having him come there was God's way of saying, 'You are doing okay...' I truly needed that!

Thanks Sweetie,
angelia