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, January 26, 2009

COLLISIONS...

On Saturday my worlds collided, beautifully…
Since I started publishing books, three years ago this month,
I have for the most part, taken my show on the road,
I have done small book discussions and signings in my city,
And have sold quite a few books, but my gatherings were carefully selected,
And most of the people in the groups were of like-minded interests,
Mostly,
However, this weekend when I decided to do a book signing at one of the largest libraries in town,
I knew that my worlds would collide and it was time,
Mostly because I invited my work friends,
My church friends,
My home friends,
All the folks in my life,
And it was a nice merger,
I have always been careful about what I share and with whom,
When I started writing, I shared carefully and selectively,
Partly because I didn’t know where I was going with my work,
But mostly because I didn’t ever want people that I care about to think,
I was working them…
So I quietly and slowly built up a group of people,
Who I talked to and allowed them to do the work of bringing in others,
Because what I know at the end of the day is that,
Though I am a writer and want to sell books,
My relationships are more important,
And Saturday felt right as people thanked me for inviting them,
Other people thanked the ones who brought them,
And we all were able to sit down as though we were in someone’s living room,
And talk about my work, and our community,
And all the things that bind us,
What was most interesting and ironic is that January 24, 2009 was the sixth,
Anniversary of the passing of my mom, who succumbed to Breast Cancer, which I support with the proceeds of my work….realizing that I couldn’t have planned the date any better…didn’t even think about it until the morning of….so thanks Mama, for loving me and making me think I could do anything I wanted to so long as I believed in me…
It’s Good!

Love and Blessings!
Angelia
www.angeliavmenchan.com

3 comments:

JC Martin said...

Congrats! I'm glad your signing was a success. You deserve all the blessings coming your way because are doing what's right and from the heart. Your mama had your back and knew when the time would be right for you to bring all your worlds together as one.

Bask in the afterglow.

Love ya.

Yasmin said...

Congrats...glad to hear that your book signing went well and I believe your mom is in heaven beaming and smiling about her baby girl.
xoxo

Dera Williams said...

It doesn't get any better. You mother left here knowing you would be wonderfully blessed and giving to others.