This morning, as I was driving in, I thought about this book journey I have been on for the past five years, starting writing with fervor in ’05, vanity published my first book Black’s Obsession, January 2006 and has since published, two non-fiction books, two anthologies, one young adult, and four fiction titles, no bestsellers yet, at least by no one’s estimation but my own…
As hard as it is for people to accept , I was working on a ‘body of work’ moreso than anything else, because one thing I KNOW is that what God dreams for me is bigger than anything I can dream for myself…I recall when I started this job eleven years ago, I simply wanted to make two grades higher then work until I retired…God decided that six grades higher would be better for me…
When I started writing I decided if I can just write one book, I will die happy, God brought me through several transitions with books, allowing me to make many mistakes and bad decisions and one day I wrote a little book entitled, Ramblings, and hello, it started me on a different path without me having to do anything…
Someone told me years ago, that praying would get me no where…that asking God wasn’t gonna cut it, put having a plan would…I got what they were saying on a purely intellectual level, but I knew that my blessings didn’t flow from intellect and that what I needed to do was stay in prayer about it and work fervently and listen every time God warned me that I was veering off path…and I did, and it works…
I don’t believe in overnight anything…everything I have and that I will have will always come through God’s grace, fervent prayer, patience and the little bit that I do..
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