Category: 13th & Joan

Celebrity Ghostwriter| Book Publisher|Media Maven

6 LIES THAT ARE PREVENTING YOU FROM WRITING THE BOOK OF YOUR DREAMS.

If 200 million Americans want to publish books, then chances are, you are one of them. If you have not yet been coached by me and my publishing company 13th & Joan, then maybe, just maybe, there is something holding you back. When I say something, I mean YOU! It is possible that you are the major factor as to why you haven’t yet written and published the book of your dreams. And while I am equipped to bring all of that to an end and take you from blank page to published author, it’s equally Read more […]

Black Friday Write Now!

Do you have a book inside of your soul? Can you imagine the sense of accomplishment you will feel when… You can hold your book in your hands? You can begin creating a source of residual income? You have a tool to inspire and empower others? You finish your book? My Author Coaching Program “#AUTHORGOALS” Will Get You Across the Finish Line. #AUTHORGOALS 7 Step Author Coaching Program I’ve revolutionized the self-publishing process with #AUTHORGOALS, my 7 step author coaching Read more […]

I’ve Got the Keys: Thriving in Writing and In Real Life

I’ve been writing for a very long time, actually for as long as I can remember. The funny thing is that in recent years, I began to discover that many of the coveted principles that I use to achieve the goal of writing a book are seamlessly applicable to attaining success in life. Who knew? In this year alone, I’ve written over six novels for my ghostwriting clients (not including self-help or business related books, that I also wrote), and while in my mind, six is a very small number, I work with Read more […]

Your Words Have Power: 5 Reasons You Should Be Writing A Book Now!

Your Words Have Power Every new morning is filled with new possibilities. It is my belief that one of those possibilities that we should grab by the horns, is writing a book, and vowing to tell our stories. We deserve to be heard more now than ever. Inevitably, the world is listening in a ways that it never has, to the stories of everyday people. Gone are the days that a person desiring to share their journey, or perspective on life has to relentlessly search to find readers. Cues, social Read more […]

Stop Playing. Write Now!

Your Words Have Power Every new morning is filled with new possibilities. It is my belief that one of those possibilities that we should grab by the horns is writing a book and vowing to tell our stories. We deserve to be heard more now than ever. Inevitably, the world is listening in a way that is at an all time high and that is an added benefit. Gone are the days that a person with a story inside of them had to relentlessly search to find readers. If you have a story and trust me, you do, Read more […]

Turn the Page

When was the last time you read an average book? Chances are, you don’t really recall. As a writer, I am always finding new parallels between writing, the characters that I create and real life. In all honesty, living life is a lot like reading a book. Unlike the characters whose destinies have been written and they maintain no power to find their way, we have been awarded with so many more options with which to conquer life. We were meant to conquer life. We were meant to conquer happiness and prosperity Read more […]

No Excuse Will Do

One More Reason to Chase Your Dream Now This photo depicts a beautiful story that unravels in a ironic way. The young lady whose shoulder I have rested my hand upon is a Chef. Her mother named her Ashalah. Together, they created Kid Chef Dreams, a budding enterprise of kid friendly cooking inspirations that provides services through baking, cooking courses, inspirational media and now books. Ashalah’s mother who recently earned her Ph.D, has fought tooth and nail to give her children the Read more […]

Ardre Orie Recognized as A Changemaker by Black Celebrity Giving

All, I’ve ever wanted was to make a difference. I can finally say that I am walking in purpose. About 6 years ago, I resolved that purpose must be rooted in service. We must hear the calling to serve others before being able to delight in purpose. That said, I spent another 6 years listening to a higher calling regarding how that would look. What would I do in the midst of service? Would I be able to make money to survive and support my family through my service? Would my service make room for Read more […]

The World Needed You!

Can you believe that after God created the entire galaxy, filled with the moon and the stars and the sun and after HE sculpted the wondrous world with mountains and valleys and all of the beautiful things that we so often take for granted, He still thought that it needed you? Do you know how special you are? We spend so much time comparing ourselves to others that we don’t stop to simply smell the roses. When was the last time that you stood in the mirror and just admired yourself? You should. Read more […]

Pause for the Cause: 4 Reasons the Plot Twist is Your Friend

They say that with age comes maturity. I wholeheartedly agree. As time has passed, I have learned that there is great value in our ability to press the pause button during the moments of life that don’t go as planned and trust me, there will be several. What we must keep in mind when writing the stories of our lives is that there are many things outside of our control. For control freaks like me, this could be scary but I’ve learned to press the pause button and yell “Plot Twist”. In life, most Read more […]