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

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

What Next...

Today I got my proof copy for Mrs. Black,
Believe it or not it is my eighth book in 3.5 years,
Some of my books have done well...
Cinnamon's Universe and Is NO Not Clear Enough For You?
Being the bestsellers bar none,
Others sell after the other two have been read,
It really doesn't matter, what does matter is that I get to do something I love,
That I can afford to do, and that brings joy to me and a few people,
And also allows me to take trips hither and yon,
Life is good...
I am watching my daughter-in-love read Mrs. Black,
And I love the intensity on her face,
The way she doesn't even hear us when we speak to her,
For flipping the pages,
The same thing happened last night a church,
I looked up and a woman was holding up a copy of Schae's Story,
She looked to be seventy,
And she told me how much she loved it,
She had read one of the proof copies,
So she mentioned the typesetting,
I explained to her what had occurred,
She smiled and said again, She loved it,
I turned back to what I was doing,
Playing with my Princessa before church started and,
I looked up and the woman was in front of me,
Asking about other books and where she could find them,
I slid her my card and smiled inside my very tired soul,
This has been one of the hardest weeks I have had since my mother died,
Emotionally spent,
But one of the best,
Becasue all the way through it God has been in my ear,
Telling me what to say,
How to say it,
And not to apolgize for having said it,
Beyond my dreams....




I realized yesterday that I need a Mentor’s break,
I am all mentored out,
I am not getting out of the game, but I am changing the game,
And reevaluating what it is I have to give to the cause,
I guess mentoring is in my blood,
My grandmother had ten children of her own,
But she always found a way to feed and love others,
While providing spiritual guidance,
My mama was known as the place to go for good food,
And solid advice,
That was not only valuable but funny,
So, naturally mentoring is what I do,
Since fourth grade when I was teaching second graders to read, add and subtract,
I have been mentoring,
However, in the past couple of years I have gotten tired,
I have taken on in some cases grown women,
Who have already made decisions about their lives,
And as such, it seems my role became that of surrogate mother,
And I wasn’t needed so much as a mentor,
But as someone to cosign on the madness,
And I can’t do that,
Because to do that is a disservice to me,
And to them,
I know that I need to seek out younger mentees,
Young women who are at the age before,
They are convinced they already know,
And where there aren’t a gang of hidden agendas,
But first I want to revel in this new role of mine,
As grandmother, Nana,
I have this new baby who is the delight of my life,
She is new and open to being taught,
Spiritually and educationally,
And I intend to participate in that to the greatest extent possible,
Then I will go out again,
And get my mentor on,
But for now, I am gonna be Nana….