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

Contact information:
Phone numbers: 904 714 2272 904 303 2679

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Too Old For What?

The books I write encompass a range of ages, there are always young people and elders,
However my most got it going on characters, particularly women, are older than forty, everytime,
Because what I know for sure is that if you have lived right, taken care of yourself, saved up a few ducats and have the love of a good man, those are the best years of your life,
I have had people who tried to discourage me from writing about women of a certain age,
My thirty-something niece was horrifed when in my first book my characters aged from teens to late forties, because the sweet, young thang didn't even know...
I love her madly so I had to straighten her out...
Later on an editor was working on my second book and she tried to convince me to make my characters younger, because she just KNEW, there was no way that middle aged people could be that darn sexy,
No way, no how,
I had to tell her that if she felt that way, then she was way too old herself, though she was young,
One of the sweetest things a reader said to me about that particular book, Cinnamon's Universe,
"I love the way you are repping for those of us who are older, but still got it going on!"
That's my job...
My goal is to write about fully rounded, flawed, magnificent, got it going on women, for all of my days,
Because you know what the world is filled with them,
We Live,
We Love,
We Rule!
And as my mama, Ora Lee always told us,
"Don't nothing get old but your shoes and if you work everyday, you can always get new shoes.!"
We ain't too old for nuttin'

Love and Blessings,

Don't Work Me!

I don’t like to be worked!
Now before anyone assumes I mean I don’t like to work, that can’t be further from the truth…With all these jobs I got…giggling…
What I mean is I don’t like anyone to work me…
Working someone is something kids specialize in,
They ask Mama,
Mama says NO, they ask Daddy,
He is clueless that Mama said no so he says Yes,
That my friends is elementary, working someone,
And as parents we expect that we just have to be savvy and vigilant hoping we stay a half step Ahead of the children,
The being worked that peeves me the most is the dishonest,
Sneaky kind, the kind that comes cloaked and disguised…
Someone hints broadly, suggesting that something is in your best interest,
Knowing all the while that the greater benefit is theirs and if they didn’t need you,
You wouldn’t even be involved in it,
Umm Hmm,
I know a few folks like that and I have found the perfect solution,
I ignore them,
Unless they come straight out and bring it,
Telling me and or asking me for what they need or want…
Mother ignores them, acts like she can’t see the flowers for the trees and don’t Understand a thing,
Like I used to tell the kiddies,
There are two answers if you ask me for or to do something,
I will either say YES,
Or I will say NO,
And you will have to accept that I have that choice,
Well you feel me…
So if you want something, need something, got to have something,
And I have the power to give it,
Just ask a sister,
I will feel like I’m being worked,
And act like I don’t even understand,

Love You Madly!