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

Thursday, March 18, 2010

LET MY WORDS~

A few days ago I was asked to write a bio for my new website, I must confess, I am always reluctant to say, Angelia Vernon Menchan graduated from such and such and does so and so…because that says so little about who I am or what I am trying to convey…however, I do touch on the fact that I was once a Job Corps Counselor, because I consider that to have been the best paid work I have ever done…anyway…what I want to convey is that from the outset, writing for me was a way of simply expressing myself…in terms of fiction, it was straight up storytelling, tapping into some of the places I would only dare go on paper and to get people caught up in the what ifs…as for blogging that was a way of venting, letting it out, saying what I needed to say without going off sometimes…
I was told by someone who is very savvy that I was hurting myself by talking about all the things I talked about on my blogs and that all I should talk about was my books…of course, I didn’t listen, I am a hard-headed woman you know…actually, what I had discovered is that people who came by my blog initially was because they knew that I wrote books and they just wanted to hear what I was saying…but it wasn’t long before they came back and brought others with them, and check this out, even though I rarely talked about my books, they started purchasing them, because, it seems they wanted to know what else I was talking about…and I continued to hear the words, mentoring, inspiring, daily reading…hmmm…and I knew that more than anything my ministry was to mentor as best I could with my words…
I know that much of what I say sometimes rub folk the wrong way…that is good…
I also know that some are convinced I am talking about them…that too, is good…
Because, you know that is what this thing is about…to rub people some kind of way, to allow folk to see themselves differently…this morning I was on facebook…I read something by someone that I had told them, months ago…they wrote it as though they had come to it on their own…I smiled because I knew that when I had said it, they had acted as though I was speaking in a language they didn’t understand, but after a little bit of living, they said, Oh snap, she might be on to something…THAT IS REAL GOOD…to be a servant, a mentor or of help to anyone we must realize that we sometimes have to just put it out there in whatever form God provides it to us and that while it might not make us popular…it just might, ultimately be of benefit to someone…and that is ALL GOOD…
BE THE PEACE YOU SEEK~
angelia

2 comments:

'Cilla said...

Bravo... I began reading your blogs before I purchased your books.. I learned more about you from the blogs. Keep doing things your way, Sis. Sending Hugz to ya!!

Angelia... said...

Thanks Sister 'Cilla,
me likes HUGS~ an loyal readers...hee~