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

December 4, 2017

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…

Black Friday Write Now!

November 24, 2017

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…

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

November 3, 2017

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…

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

October 9, 2017

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…

Stop Playing. Write Now!

May 22, 2017

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…

Turn the Page

April 21, 2017

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…

No Excuse Will Do

March 6, 2017

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…

Ardre Orie Recognized as A Changemaker by Black Celebrity Giving

March 3, 2017

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…

The World Needed You!

February 10, 2017

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…

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

January 23, 2017

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…