Saturday, December 16, 2017


Welcome to Behind The Scenes

Today's featured author is 

Indiana Tuggle

What’s holding you back from making your dreams a reality? Is it your past, limited education, family obligations, lack of confidence, low self-esteem, fear, time, money, or lack of support from others? Or perhaps you started but then the storm came, accusation aroused, friends and loved ones turned their backs and your life slowly spiraled out of control! Regardless of your current state, it’s difficult to remember that you were created for greatness, that there is a miraculous calling on your life, that all things will work together for your good or that the storm won’t last always. Indiana knows what you are going through, and has provided just the dose of inspiration to get you moving.  

Awaken the Dream, filled with 90-days of encouragement, serves as a reminder of God’s everlasting love for you and His plan for greatness for your life. With daily prayers and ‘Reflections and Reaction’ exercises, each devotional is intended to motivate you to continue to stand on the promises of God while helping you to examine yourself and live a life holy and presentable unto Him representing Christ in all your endeavors.

The beauty of "Awaken the Dream" is that it is numbered rather than dated, therefore you can mark your favorite devotional and pick it up whenever you need a dose of encouragement or kick in the butt to stay the course

About The Author

Raised in the poverty-stricken, crime infested projects of Memphis, Tennessee. Indiana turned the tragedies of molestation, bullying, domestic violence, and low self-esteem into triumph. The first in her family to graduate high school and attend college, she went on to obtain multiple degrees in Social Work (BSW), Public Administration (MPA), and Professional Counseling (MPC). Her personal testimony serves as motivation and feeds her passion for helping others not only survive but become more than conquerors.  

Frustrated with being single, constantly questioning her own singleness, and fear of failure in pursuing her dreams, her pursuit of happiness and a closer relationship with God led to her becoming an author of 3 books “Stop Asking Why Are You Single,” “Saved, Single and Frustrated” and the newly released “Awaken The Dream.” Rather than focusing on a man or obtaining a man, her books inspire singles to enjoy where they are with God,  details her personal struggles with her past, and invites the reader on a journey of healing and deliverance from un-forgiveness, rejection, abandonment, fear, and low self-esteem into a discovery of identity, purpose in Christ and the fulfilment of dreams.

Her books also serve as inspiration for I Am Woman. I Am Woman is a grass roots women’s empowerment group Indiana is creating to encourage and empower women to live a life of purpose and utilize their God-given talents in their community. Through her Awaken the Dream Coaching program and Write 2 Heal Telecourse Indiana hopes to teach women how to heal from the past and walk in freedom with Christ. With her testimony as the foundation, Indiana speaks on topics of Breaking soul-ties, Identifying Unhealthy Relationships, 
Overcoming Abuse & the Healing Process, and What to do while you wait (Singles). Indiana also believes all gifts from God, including a spouse, comes with an appointed time. If we sit around and ponder over what we don’t have, we miss the beauty and the blessings of what we do have. Life is a journey, if we never get started we will miss out on its rewards. We can choose to participate or be bystanders, either way, life moves on.

Thursday, December 7, 2017


Welcome to Behind The Scenes

Today's featured author is 

Lisa Bradley

Lisa was born and raised in a small town in South Carolina.  She and her husband, Mathis, have been married for 24 years and together they have one daughter, Alisha.  Lisa graduated from Central Carolina Technical College, Morris College, and in December, 2016, she received a Masters Degree from Webster University in Educational Technology.

She began writing while attending a local college.  She was asked by one of her professors to put into words what she thought the Bible meant to her and she wanted to be creative so she wrote her very first poem.  And from there, her writing adventure began.  Little did she know that this class assignment would be the what would prepare her to deal with what was to come later in life. 

Writing for family and friends, and different events and occasions is where she shared her expressive words, but before it was all over, the reason for writing changed and developed into something more personal.  She started writing for others but in the end began writing for herself.

Lisa published her first book, Expressions of the Heart, in April, 2016 with the Christian publishing company Pure Thoughts Publishing.  She thanks God for the opportunity to share the gift He placed in her.  She may have started writing later in life than most but God’s timing is always perfect. 

To contact Lisa or find out how to purchase a copy of her book, please visit her website 

Expressions of the Heart, is a book of inspirational poetry centered on strong faith, unexplainable peace and unconditional love.  This emotional journal has poetic words for any situation given in life.  From family to friends to God, the author shares her emotions and feelings as she and her family deals with the diagnosis of major depression of her then 13-year-old daughter.  This book inspires, uplifts and encourages the heart and soul.  But most of all, God is at the center of every verse on every page of this personal expressive journey. 

Monday, December 4, 2017

#TUESDAYTIPS by Paulette Nunlee #INDIE #WRITER #AUTHOR #EDITING @wnlbooktours #amwriting

Paulette Nunlee provides copy editing and proofreading services for writers and small business communications. A retired telecommunications executive with public relations and corporate communications experience, she has edited many fiction and non-fiction manuscripts for award-winning writers. Paulette recognizes the challenges faced by writers and strives to ensure the work she reviews enhances their best efforts. Her helpful self-editing tips are found on Facebook and Instagram.

Contact Paulette Nunlee: Find her at and Instagram proofreader.mama.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

#TUESDAYTIPS by Paulette Nunlee #INDIE #WRITER #AUTHOR #EDITING @wnlbooktours #fridayfind #amwriting

Paulette Nunlee provides copy editing and proofreading services for writers and small business communications. A retired telecommunications executive with public relations and corporate communications experience, she has edited many fiction and non-fiction manuscripts for award-winning writers. Paulette recognizes the challenges faced by writers and strives to ensure the work she reviews enhances their best efforts. Her helpful self-editing tips are found on Facebook and Instagram.

Contact Paulette Nunlee: Find her at and Instagram proofreader.mama.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

#VIRTUALBOOKTOUR The Bennu Project by Tyrone Givens #NEWBOOKALERT #SCIFI @wnlbooktours

Hello! This is one of my tour stops during my two week book tour for The Bennu Project by Tyrone Givens. This virtual book tour is organized by Write Now Literary Book Tours. This tour runs November 23-December 6, 2017.  Follow the tour here.  Book your own tour here WNL


ISBN-10: 1620309580

ISBN-13: 978-1620309582

Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi

About The Book

On a dangerous run to scavenge supplies from a remote excavation site in the Meza Ruins, Azubuike and his friends encounter a unique piece of technology left by their ancestors. Once exposed to the device, Azubuike’s reality is altered in ways that could unravel his mind. The team has no way of knowing the danger—or benefit—posed by this ancient technology which triggered a series of events forever changing Azubuike and his friends. Has he unlocked the secret to end the alien occupation of his world or will this device result in the extinction of his people?

The Bennu Project is a genre-defying novel with the suspense of mystery, metaphors of science fiction and accuracy of historical relevance depicting the rise-and-fall of several Nile Valley civilizations.

About The Author

Fed up with the stereotypical caricatures used to falsely portray the Black culture, Tyrone Givens is committed to creating heroes and heroines as positive images for our children. To reverse the less-than-flattering qualities that diminish self-esteem, self-worth and cultural value, this master storyteller entertains readers with science fiction plots infused with historical facts often omitted from school curriculums.

Givens, a homeschool educator whose high school-aged children are attending college, is a multi-lingual, federally-licensed airplane pilot. The Bennu Project is the culmination of his passions: empowering Black children, accurate depiction of our history and rebuilding our community.

Author Interview

Welcome Tyrone, Tell us how did your life as a writer begin?

As I homeschooled my two teenage sons, finding books with historical African facts of interest to high school students was a challenge. I created a lesson plan ranging from pre-colonial Africa to current events. After completing the plan, I put the information in a book—The Bennu Project—to share with parents who struggle with teaching certain historical topics to their children.

Tyrone, how did you come up with the idea for your current story?

I was unsettled by Gods of Egypt which released in 2016 because the indigenous people were not correctly represented in the movie. The history lesson I created covered relationships between Ancient Egypt, Greece and other nations in the region. A similar pattern of misrepresentation occurred in others movies: The Last Samurai, The Great Wall and Exodus: Gods and Kings. The blatant discrepancy compelled me to write The Bennu Project to help our children understand that they are descendants of great leaders and royalty.

Tyrone, everyone has a writing process, tell us about your writing process. Do you outline or are you more of a seat-of-your-pants type of a writer?

I am absolutely a seat-of-the-pants type of writer. Writing comes easy for me. In college, I realized I could write a term paper in the parking garage on the due date. Instead of outlines and other mechanisms, my process for writing my first two books started with imagining major points. When I had enough scenes, I wrote storylines to support them.

Tyrone, what is your favorite scene in the book? Why?

This question is difficult because I have several favorite scenes. If I had to choose one, it is the scene that introduces The Kandake. Her likeness was modeled after Njinga Mbande, a 17th-century queen of the Ndongo and Matamba Kingdoms of the Mbundu people in Angola, and one of my personal heroes. Queen Njinga Mbande was an iconic person so I transferred some of her qualities into this character.

Tyrone, who is the one author that you would love to meet someday and why?

I would love to have met the late Dr. Chancellor Williams. As an African-American sociologist, historian and writer, he is noted for his work on African civilizations prior to encounters with Europeans. His book, The Destruction of Black Civilization, changed my life. I encourage readers of The Bennu Project to read his book.

Please share with us Tyrone, what do you have in store next for your readers?

I plan on writing The Bennu Project as a trilogy followed by a possible prequel trilogy.

Tyrone, is there anything else you’d like to share with your readers?

The Bennu Project is a science fiction metaphor for actual historical events with relevance to pre-colonial Africa. By infusing historical-based fiction with current events, the book is a favorite among home-school teachers and inner-city educators especially for history classes. For a complimentary download which highlights some of the fact-with-fiction elements, visit

Connect Socially

InstaGram: @thebennuproject

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Tour hosted by WNL Book Tours

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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