For the love of the written word, I love to read, I love to write, I love the written word,
And I’m one of the few it seems who believes that there are a lot of good books out there…
There are authors and books I love, I mean do or die love…
Pearl Cleage is one of those authors, I love Ms. Cleage,
And as my peeps will tell you when I love you, I love you!
This past weekend I read Seen it All and Done the Rest,
Though most of the book was read in a car and other places that aren’t in my usual comfort zone, it was a joy!
To me is was the kind of book where I want to call over all my reading girlfriends,
Serving them chicken wings and warm cream cheese pound cake, and the beverage of their choice…
While we laugh and dissect the characters and the book,
I mean my die hard reader chicks,
Those who will talk about…
Maybe even cuss about it,
What I love about it were the characterizations,
Josephine Evans, the main character, is a fifty-eight year old woman facing major life changes,
And she does it with grace, style, humor and vulnerability,
She also isn’t bemoaning the fact that she is aging,
No botox and starving for this woman, and she is an actress, no less…
She is working from where she is and with what she has,
I love that,
It is how I try to live,
And that is what I love about Ms. Cleage’s books,
She gives is flawed, eccentric, fully developed characterizations,
Of women and men of all ages,
People who know how to love,
And fight for what they believe in…
In my mind, it doesn’t get much better than that,
Whether in print, or actuality!
Love and Happy Reading!
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 eighteen books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than forty ebook novellas on amazon.com. You can access her bibliography on www.amazon.com search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan
Menchan has also published the work of seven other authors to date and has several publishing projects upcoming in 2013 to include a children's book, Little Wing by biologist, Erin Gawera, Honorable Menchan Poets 2013 by Dictator, Genesis and Creammy Mocha and a breast cancer memoir by Lena Jordan.
She is becoming a sought after speaker for young women audiences because she speaks honestly, straight and open to the issues that plague them such as teen pregnancy, the importance of education and making life impacting choices.
Kim Floyd of Real Mommies Read, a part of the Spartanburg Public Library says:
Angelia's ability to help our teen moms see themselves as she did was a special gift. She instilled within them a desire to make better choices, take control of their bodies and their lives. They realized their pasts didn't have to determine their futures. Angelia let them know their worth.
Mrs. Menchan is available for speaking engagements; book signings and discussions. She resides in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband and graphic designer, Maurice Menchan
Phone numbers: 904 714 2272 904 303 2679