Carmen Fenton is a waitress at Greyton’s Grill. She is also a student studying to earn a college degree in marketing. Upon graduation, she hopes to receive an internship with a marketing firm where she can eventually climb the corporate ladder. With the laborious hours that come along with being a waitress, she’s eager to graduate and start her career. Unaware of the competitive nature of the marketing business, she’s ill-prepared for practices that are often high-handed and cut-throat. As she lands the job and learns the business, she encounters an old flame, unethical business practices, and corporate sabotage. Meanwhile, Ray Collins, an architect and lover of the arts finds Carmen quite beautiful. While there is mutual attraction, she wonders if she can handle the demands of school, work, and a new relationship. She is determined to be successful as a marketing executive and can’t let anything get in the way of that. However, Ray Collins is not only handsome but very persistent and he is determined to make Carmen his own.
New Release: Kingdom Cliques is a novel that embodies the climate and culture of Calvary Way Ministries as it relates to raising a standard, dispelling cliques, and cultivating healthy relationships!
Calvary Way Ministries (CWM) is working toward achieving ministerial goals. From teaching Christian principles to humanitarian efforts that reach the masses, CWM is growing and moving in the right direction. With an exceptional team of leaders, focused on advancing the mission of the ministry, strategic efforts are regularly deployed to ensure membership growth, biblical maturation, and financial stewardship. However, somewhere along the lines, church cliques have developed, conflicts exist, and operations can border on unethical. Kingdom Cliques speaks to the climate and culture of CWM as it relates to raising a standard, dispelling cliques, and cultivating healthy relationships.
Babygirl: Prequel to the Search for Catherine was released on September 10, 2018. This is the story of a family dealing with physical and emotional abuse, substance addiction, and the foster care system as one girl grows to young adulthood in the face of unusual odds. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H7S6MBD?
Synopsis: In 1977, siblings Tina, Michelle, and Leon Hilton live with their mother, Catherine, in Detroit. Although times are tough, Catherine does the best she can with the support of her mother, and in spite of the abuse she receives from her boyfriend, Victor. When eleven-year-old Michelle is accidentally injured, a caseworker from Child Protective Services (CPS) visits the family. Later, Victor’s drug stash is found in their house, and soon the three siblings are taken from their mother, and placed into separate foster homes. Over the next several months, Michelle experiences a number of foster homes that lead her to question and challenge the lifestyle and sense of identity that she has experienced so far, significantly affecting her self-esteem, purpose, and well-being. Meanwhile, Catherine works to put her life back together and win back custody of her children. This is the story of a family dealing with physical and emotional abuse, substance addiction, and the foster care system as one girl grows to young adulthood in the face of unusual odds.
Black Butterfly is a compilation of poetry that speaks to the silence of loss, the fight for families, and the love for foster children. It is written from the perspective of a youth in crisis and is a reflection of a survivor’s foster care journey. Children, parents, social workers, teachers, and all those who find connection, will find Black Butterfly, a tumultuous journey of faith and hope!
Consider the perspective of a youth-in-crisis or a youth struggling in the foster care system. What supports are in place to help them overcome? Closure may be difficult, especially, if there are any traumas left behind. Black Butterfly speaks to matters of the heart that are often unspoken; it speaks to the silence of loss, the fight for families, and love for foster children.
Black Butterfly speaks to daily realities that foster children may be exposed to. The clinical perspective is removed as connection to real issues is found through poetry that is realistic in prose and choral formation. Black Butterfly helps youth-in-crisis see themselves as God sees them!
Have you ever heard of the saying, “What you don’t know can’t hurt you?” Well, this couldn’t be further from the truth. If you find yourself in an abusive situation or any situation that violates your personal space, seek shelter and assistance. As a former foster child, resources were not made available to me nor did I know they existed. What you don’t know, CAN hurt you! If you live in the United States, there are 24 hour shelters, counselors, free food, medical assistance, and more. If you live in a country outside of the United States, contact your local law enforcement agency or human services department. Your life has value and you have rights! Don’t spend one more day giving anyone power to take something that doesn’t belong to them. Take your life back! Embrace hope and peace of mind!