Hi, I’m Wolf Cub Chlo and the 6 -year old author of “Once “a pun” a Time. I never thought I would be an author or even write a book; but, when the world changed, everything changed. People were getting sick, couldn’t go on vacation or see family and friends like they used to and were so sad and bored from being home all the time, I knew I needed to find a way to make people smile again. I couldn’t stop people from being sick, but I could help with their sadness. So, I found a way to use my brain to make people smile – creating silly jokes. But, I wanted this book to be different; I didn’t want it to have an ending. Don’t you hate when you buy something and have to toss it after one use, like a disposable mask? I wanted the book to have enough value to be read and re-read again and again. So, part one consists of my silly jokes and in part two, my secret joke formula is revealed. Wouldn’t you like the keys to unlock the smiles of others? Well, all will be revealed in part two. So you can practice these tips on others over and over again.

Tired of being bored? Tired of being sad? Looking for a new refreshing book to read? Well, here is a jumpstart to a new beginning. We can all get through this together. Helping re-shape the world one smile at a time. 

Patrice: What inspired you or motivated you to become an author?

Wolf Cub Chlo: What inspired me was really seeing everyone so sick and sad. I knew I couldn’t stop people from being sick but wanted to find a way to use my brain to make more people smile. So, I started finding funny ways to tell jokes. I started with my mom and dad and then practiced telling everyone I talked to. So, I asked my mom how could I share jokes with more people so they could smile too. She said I could write them down and it hit me “I want to write a book! This way I could share my book with the world!”

Patrice: How many book (s) have you written?

Wolf Cub Chlo: I have one book out right now “Once “a pun” a Time” and I just finished two more books that my mom is helping to format.

Patrice: If you could co-author with any author, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

Wolf Cub Chlo: Hmmmm…that is a tough question. There are so many authors I love but I would have to say Kelly Starling Lyons. I just read her book about Jada and the sleepover scientist and lovvvved it. Definitely put a smile on my face because I also love Science experiments and the characters look just like me.

Patrice: Since becoming an author, have you faced any challenges?

Wolf Cub Chlo: My challenge is just finding more ways to get my book out so I can keep making people smile. I want to keep writing books forever. But, my mom told me don’t look at it as a bad challenge but a way we can keep learning in order to reach my goal.

Patrice: What does being an author mean to you?

Wolf Cub Chlo: It means a lot to me. Means that I was able to use my brain to help as many people as possible. Using my own words and own jokes and ideas to help bring smiles instead of sadness. I love it.

Patrice: Tell us about your marketing strategies as an author.

Wolf Cub Chlo: My handles everything. She built my website and my Instagram and tries to email and contact as many people as she can to spread the word.

Patrice: Are you currently working on any new book project (s) at the present moment?

Wolf Cub Chlo: YES! My second book is part two of my joke book. My third book is a completely different. A book that will still make kids smile but it will have characters of kids that look like me and other kids that look like me. It will also have pictures of kids we do not see often in books at all. I’m so excited to share it when it is finally done.

Connect with Wolf Cub Chlo:

Instagram: @wolfcubchlo_fans

Tik Tok: @wolfcubchlo

Youtube: @wolfcubchlo

Twitter: @wolfcubchlo

Website: wolfcubchlo.fans

What inspired me was really seeing everyone so sick and sad. I knew I couldn’t stop people from being sick but wanted to find a way to use my brain to make more people smile. So, I started finding funny ways to tell jokes. I started with my mom and dad and then practiced telling everyone I talked to.


Patrice: Tell the readers more about yourself.

Renata: My name is Renata Eileena founder & CEO of Possible Cosmetics. A luxury cosmetic line based out of Philadelphia!

Patrice: What makes you a pretty woman that hustle?

Renata: What makes me a pretty woman that hustle is that I honestly believe that all things are possible! Not only do I believe it is possible, but I get up every day put one foot in front to make sure the impossible happens! Most time hustling is not pretty but when its time I make it look good (I hope anyway) lol

Patrice: What is the name of your business and what does it intel?

Renata: Ok so I have both I am a published author my debut book launched in early 2018 entitled “7 things you need to do to launch your cosmetic line” this book is good for entrepreneurs who would like to start their own cosmetic line! It is truly helped many start their own beauty line. My business is Possible Cosmetics started in 2016 at the King of Prussia mall while there we became the first and only black own line to launch in the second largest mall in America.

Patrice: Have you faced any challenges in your business?

Renata: Ahh man SO many to count lol! I have come across so many challenges from having my website taken down, customers disputing charges that they did purchase! To trouble with employees, funding, manufacturing issues but I will say even with all those challenges we have overcome all of them all.

Patrice: Are you currently working on new projects?

Renata: Yes! My biggest project right now is the relaunching of my brand Possible Cosmetics. During covid we took a 6 -month break! Since our start in 2016 we have never took a break at all. We took a step back to rebrand, restructure & refocus and now we are coming back April 1st and I really could not be more excited!!!

Patrice: How do you face diversity as a woman/man entrepreneur/author?

Renata: Diversity is extremely important I am in the beauty industry we are women of all races. Diversity is extremely important I am in the beauty industry we are women of all races, ethnicity, religions etc. come together to buy products that make them feel more beautiful! I am a woman of color and I am proud to see myself represented more in the beauty industry, ethnicity, religions etc. come together to buy products that make them feel more beautiful! I am a woman of color and I am proud to see myself represented more in the beauty industry.

Patrice: Is balancing your personal life, work life and business life difficult for you at times?

Renata: YES! Lol it is hard it seems like it is not enough time in the day! Especially now that we are coming back from our hiatus. I had 6 months to “relax” but now that we are gearing up for our relaunch I will have to get back used to the balancing act!

Patrice: What does being an entrepreneur or business owner mean to you?

Renata: Being an entrepreneur means being a problem solver! We are here to serve our customers and become one of the best in the business.

Connect with Renata:

Instagram: @Possiblecosmetics

Facebook: Possible Cosmetics

Website: http://www.Shoppossiblecosmetics.com

It all started with a NO – Kash Lanier is leading the charge for financial freedom.

The American credit system is riddled with individuals who have a lot to learn. The system by itself is a precursor toward financial freedom, but most people just don’t know how to navigate through it, ending up with bad credit scores and, in turn, accruing more debt. Kash Lanier has made it her mission to assist people by improving their creditworthiness through her own credit education program. In line with her mission, Kash established her own company called Focused Credit. It all started when Kash Lanier was 19 years old. She was denied her first government apartment due to her having a bad credit score. “I was a single young mom, and it left me in a bad place knowing that I couldn’t provide a place to stay for my child due to my own negligence,” explains Kash. She eventually started working with a gentleman who offered credit repair at a public library in her hometown. He assisted Kash with fixing her credit and told her to build her credit as soon as possible. In about twelve months, Kash Lanier was able to move into a new apartment, buy a new car, and apply for higher credit limits, which was approved instantly. “That feeling was amazing, and I knew if it made me feel amazing and free, that I wanted to share it with the world,” says Kash. Thus, her company, Focused Credit, was born in 2015 in the hopes of assisting others to do exactly what she learned and more.

What does success look like to you?

Success to me is being happy with who you are as a person, and understanding your journey in life. Being fulfilled with love and support from family and friends as well as giving that same support to them as well, and giving back.

What kind of impact do you want to have on the world?

Wow, I never thought of the impact I would love to have on the world, I couldn’t do it alone if I tried but if I could inspire other women and young mothers in one thing that would be self love first. When you love yourself and accept everything. You’ve been through, and forgive yourself you will then begin to impact other people by the way you walk and talk.

What is the name of your business? What type of business is it?

Focused Credit Solutions Credit Repair Company

What made you choose this type of business?

To be honest, I didn’t pick the business it picked me lol. I am a very curious person, So when I got denied for my fist low income apartment I had to find out who was reporting information about me. I searched high and low, I learned how to fix it and the rest is history.

What hurdles did you personally face in getting ready to open your business and how did you overcome them?

Structure, help, and people not believing In me

Why did you choose entrepreneurship?

I had no choice, being a convicted felon I had to create a job because everywhere I applied turned me down. I knew I couldn’t provide for my children doing the bare minimum so I created something for me to do that eventually turned into a business.

What would you say is your most driving motivation to keep doing what you to do?

I just love credit, I love to see people get what their hearts desires when someone told them NO and they can turn right around and Get a YES!

Have you ever turned down a client?

Yes all the time, we understand that everyone doesn’t fit our program. Some people don’t qualify for credit repair even with bad credit. We look closely at our intake forms and the clients credit report to determine if they would be a good fit.

What are the goals you most want to accomplish in your business? What are the goals that you hold personally?

To bring more awareness to the black community about finances. To help shift mindsets as much as possible. We have to stop thinking we can’t discuss our finances or credit. The more we speak on it the more we learn and are willing to do.

Did you have any key mentors or people who deeply influenced who you are, what you believe in and what you’re committed to in your work and life? Tell me about them.

Yes, my first coach was Arnita Johnson-Hall, she is something like a big deal in the Credit Industry. She assisted me with so much in my most critical years of starting my business. If it wasn’t for her teaching and assisting people like me I would have been gave up. She always said tell your story and speak facts by educating and that was the key to my success.

If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be?

Don’t Stop!!!!

What’s next for you in your business/brand? What can readers look forward to from you?

I am working on my book, it should be out next fall. I am also starting a coaching program in the summer for startup businesses.

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Organize Your Life With CEO Kendra Burnette

Kendra Burnette was born in Durham, North Carolina growing up primarily in Cary, North Carolina. During her early school years, Kendra’s admiration of reading, history and writing inspired her to focus on a journey of always striving for educational interests.

Throughout the years, Kendra developed an immense talent with cleaning and organizing home spaces. She credits her upbringing as a “country girl” watching her Beloved Grandmother with daily household cleaning tasks and keeping the family home beautifully designed with heirloom antiques. As her interest grew, Kendra began cleaning and organizing home spaces for close friends and family members.

After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Kendra went on to work in various industries including; Retail Management, Staffing and Talent Acquisition, and working as a Legal Assistant at a Law Firm.

Feeling inspired from the past home spaces of her friends and family, Kendra decided to turn her incredible talent of transforming home spaces with cleaning, organization and interior design styling into a business. In January of 2019, Klean Bee’s Nest was officially launched. In April of 2020, Kendra left her full-time job as a Legal Assistant to solely concentrate on her established business.

In her spare time, Kendra enjoys reading, writing poetry, watching educational documentaries, visiting museums/art galleries, home décor shopping, and visiting local wineries. Kendra is also a proud member of Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship, Incorporated.

How would you describe your brand in four words.

Four words I would use to describe my brand would be: Unique, Engaging, Personable, & Creative.

At what moment did you realize you held a gift for organizing?

I realized I had a gift for organizing when I would go into my close friend’s and family’s homes and just started moving fixtures, rearranging furniture and organizing anything I saw. It was just a natural instinct of mine to just look at a space and want to change or transform it into something different. With my friends and family’s home spaces, I could really experiment with my gift. I continued working with friends and family for a few years until I could really grasp the concept of learning different techniques of organization. When I felt confident in my skills, I branched off to develop my current business.

What are three key organization tips that can keep any room clutter free?

Three key organization tips that are useful in keeping any room clutter free would be: 
1) Plan a monthly schedule that can be incorporated with your home needs. Designating home chores as daily and weekly tasks help to alleviate cleaning and organizing everything all at once. You can assign a Sunday as “Laundry Day”, Monday for cleaning/organizing the kitchen and other any areas in that particular space, Tuesdays can be designated for reorganizing your room, closet, and dresser spaces. You can always switch up your schedule to better suit your home organizational needs. 
2) Keep the areas in home that would be utilized by visitors, “Guest Ready.” If you frequently entertain in your space, keep areas that guests would have access to clean and organized. These areas would be a Half Bathroom, Guest Room/Guest Bathroom, Living Room areas and any space that is used to host for entertainment purposes. Keep these areas refreshed with necessary essentials (toiletries, toilet paper, clean towels/bath cloths, etc.)
3) If your schedule is just too overwhelming, or you just need assistance with decluttering and overall home organization, don’t just LIVE with such challenges. HIRE a Professional Home Organizer! Home Organization Services is an unique and growing industry that can help with keeping your home organized and balanced. Organization is PEACE OF MIND!

What services are you currently offering?

Klean Bee’s Nest is currently offering Organizational Coaching.  Organizational Coaching helps clients with maintaining and managing their spaces after their initial organizational service. We are also offering a special promotion for “Spring Organization” services. Spring Organization services are great for updating and switching out your Winter Wardrobe for Spring/Summer attire. Our Spring Organization service is also great for refreshing your overall home space. 

What is next for Klean Bees Nest?

The next venture for Klean Bee’s Nest will be developing an Organizational Teaching Course for aspiring Professional Home Organizers. 

What is your definition of a Pretty Woman Who Hustle’s?

My definition of a Pretty Woman Who Hustles is a Woman who is business savvy, innovative, teachable, uplifts other women either in the same/or different business field, and who always rises to the occasion. Even in the course of defeat and challenges, A Pretty Woman Who Hustles keeps her Crown SHINING and a SMILE on her face!

Connect with Kendra and Klean Bees Nest Online

Tania Richardson- The Leading Lady

A native of Philadelphia, PA, Tania Richardson was born to be successful. A 40-something savvy businesswoman with over 15 years of owning and operating two businesses, Richardson symbolizes independence and power.

Her career and personal life have covered multiple disciplines. As a commercial actress, a Desert Storm Army veteran, an avid traveler, and a former Real Housewives of Atlanta season two recurring cast member—the most popular of the Real Housewives franchise that maintained an average of 1.495 million weekly viewers—she strives for perfection.

William Shakespeare stated, “Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.”

In an interview with The Exchange Story, she shared her definition of success:

My definition of success is when your money works for you…not when you work for your money! I know this is a cliché but I believe that long gone are the days when you go to work for someone else and receive a paycheck for the hours worked. Only to find out that your BOSS is never going to pay you enough to live next door to her. When you can follow your passion and do what you love, your money then begins to work for you! But success isn’t only about how much money you make or where you live. Ultimately, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives, and waking up with a smile on your face because you enjoy what you do.

A woman of fashion, whose style, according to Fashion Bomb Daily, is “very alluring and sophisticated,” was disappointed after her finding after research that advertisers cater less to women 40–55 years old.

In fact, a report by Girlpower Marketing found that disposable incomes are highest for boomer women aged 45-54. They are at the peak of their careers, and statistically, are the least impacted by the recession. Boomer women buy 65 percent of new cars, 91 percent of new homes, and 92 percent of travel but, 91 percent feel that marketers do not understand them while brands are still having a hard time recognizing it.

With that in mind, Richardson put her foot forward and created Hey Lady ™, an informative YouTube original, and social media platform movement to change the stigma of what women over forty look like. The mission is to motivate, empower, and encourage women to live their best lives.

The platform features beautiful and powerful women over forty who have a passion for fashion, a love of travel, and an interest in owning or growing a business.

Hey Lady is a movement that is building organically. The objective is to use Richardson’s life as an inspiration to women around the world to know that life truly begins at forty. Expectations for the brand is that it becomes a global phenomenon where mentorship programs for young ladies are built.

“We are our biggest advocates and representation matters,” she explains. “When women see other women living their best life, this will hopefully reignite what may be missing in their lives. It is important to see positive images of women being more than a mom.”

This year has not been without challenges. Between product development and production, Richardson’s workload has been overwhelming. However, her top challenge is brand awareness and brand recognition. “My audience must identify my brand based on visual indicators as my logo and colors, but l need to elicit feelings and emotions in my target audience, and this is not my lane,” she states.

She addressed this challenge by hiring seasoned professionals that have produced and are implementing a strategic communications plan (public relations, social media, and content marketing). “The plan is for my company to gradually gain national publicity and social media followers, and so far I’ve been reading feedback about how much our supporters are inspired by and believe in our message.”

Besides being a mother of an amazing seventeen-year-old son, her biggest accomplishment to date was taking on a new business venture by launching Hey Lady . “I stepped out on faith and believed it would happen,” she states.

And although she’s no stranger to business—representing a fortune 500 company and securing over four thousand clients consistently for eight years—building a lifestyle platform for women, that is organically turning into a movement was a completely new entrepreneurial move for her. While 2020 was about launching the business, she says, “2021 will be about continuing the movement.”

An individual who pushes others to create their best work, she is passionate about life. She’s a daughter, sister, aunt, and mother of a seventeen-year-old son whom she co-parents with former fiancé and former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, Kordell Stewart. She has no regrets in life and serves as a beacon for all to follow. She stand by her favorite quote, “I don’t make excuses, I make adjustments.”

Hey Lady💋™ is a brand that is geared towards women 40 and up. Thank you for thinking of us! What was your inspiration behind creating an age-specific brand?

There was no brand specifically targeted to the forty and over demographic. I noticed that advertisers market to millennials and seniors for the most part.

The peak earning potential and spending power between the age of 45-54 is higher than any other group. I wanted to shed a light on an otherwise forgotten group of women. I also wanted to change the narrative to show that LIFE truly does begin at forty.

In the fashion industry, there are not only a lot of brands geared towards women 40 and up, but there also aren’t many brands geared towards plus-size models either. What will Hey Lady bring onto the scene for plus-size models like myself?

 Our clothing runs from small to 6XL depending on the garment. There’s something for everyone!

Let’s Talk about Wine Down Wednesday! You host Wine Down Wednesday to showcase women in all walks of life on IG Live. As you know, there are many Wine Down Wednesday platforms currently. What sets your platform apart from others?

What differentiates our Wine Down Wednesday is that we feature a different “Lady of the Week” from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities. We talk about a myriad of topics. Additionally, we are providing a platform for mentoring women who want to become business owners or are already business owners and need a bit of guidance to get to the next level.

Tania, being a 15-year entrepreneur is AMAZING. What tips can you give our readers about sustaining their entrepreneurship? What keeps you going?

Remember, it’s your calling and it wasn’t a conference call therefore you need to block out noise from friends and family who may mean well but don’t understand your vision. Turn your passion into your purpose and it will never feel like work. Failure is not final.

You’ve done acting, you currently own and operate an insurance agency among all the many other attributes you possess, which of your many endeavors give you the most value of satisfaction?

Launching Hey Lady💋™ has truly given me the greatest joy and satisfaction. This brand is growing organically. The response to what we are doing has been overwhelming. Also, seeing women wearing the Hey Lady💋TM logo is so gratifying to me. It means that women want to be part of the movement that is being created and they relate to the message of “ Being a lady never goes out of style!”

I absolutely love your tagline “Being a Lady Never Goes Out of Style” and you hit the nail right on the head with this one. Why is this tagline important to your brand?

I wanted the brand to be synonymous with being a lady. When I think of the word lady I think of class, sophistication, savoir-faire, and style.  I want  ALL women to know that you don’t have to show it ALL to feel attractive or to get “noticed!” Somewhere along the way, the messaging has changed about having standards and respect for oneself. When I think of a lady  I imagine, Michelle Obama, Viola Davis, Phylicia Rashad, and Diahann Carol. All of these women had an air of grace and class.

Inspiring and encouraging women to be their very best is something that many of us as women love doing. With that said, what obstacles have you encountered in the industry that you have had to fight to get your desire across to mainstream?

Growing my brand has been organic and has taken a life of its own. Over the last three years, I have been testing the market specifically through Pinterest. Because I had an established audience the challenge was now to turn followers into customers and for them to believe in what we are selling. The growth in sales has steadily increased since our launch.

You know we could not have this interview without addressing your time on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. How did being on that show attribute to success in your other business ventures? What is one thing you took away from that experience and why?

Being on the show taught me how to leverage my following as a businesswoman. It showed me the importance of owning my intellectual property as well. It also showed me the importance of being a champion for other women as Reality TV typically shows the opposite. Because being a lady never goes out of style.

Have a little “Fairy Cornbread” with Author Arian T. Moore

Arian T. Moore, Ph.D. has 15+ years of experience in the field of communications after working in radio, television, and print. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Bibs & Business Magazine, a magazine geared towards working moms, helping them find support, tools and resources for work-life balance. She has a doctorate in organizational leadership (Regent University), holds a Masters of Arts in journalism from Regent University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Howard University. Dr. Moore serves as an adjunct professor for a number of universities, teaching leadership, journalism and communications courses. Dr. Moore is also a published author. Her newest release , “Fairy Cornbread,” is an enchanting children’s book that aims to diversify the selection of children’s book options and present a classic story about a modern African American family.

Available on Amazon or www.fairycornbread.com

What inspired you to become a writer?

I have always loved writing. There’s just something about expressing my ideas and sharing them with others. My love for writing stems for my love for reading. As a young child, I loved reading stories of enchanted lands and magical characters. A book can take you anywhere you want to go.

You are the proud Editor in Chief of Bibs & Business Magazine, how can you describe the experience and joy of being able to utilize your gifts for a publication?
The vision for Bibs & Business Magazine was inspired by my own journey as a working mom. As I was knee deep in writing my dissertation, I was on a hunt for inspirational resources and support for moms like me and really didn’t find anything. I wanted this magazine to be a platform for working moms to share stories, be inspired and find the motivation to push through.

What is the inspiration behind your book “Fairy Cornbread”?
My daughter was the inspiration behind this book. I searched and searched for books about a black fairy and couldn’t find one so I wrote this story for my daughter and little girls that look like her. I think its so important for children to see themselves in the books they read. 

What message do you hope readers gain from your book?
I hope readers see the magic of the story while also experiencing black culture and tradition. I highlight black food, HBCUs and black music. 
Life lessons like friendship, love and self esteem are also spotlighted in this timeless story.

What is next for you as a writer?
I am actually in the brainstorming process for my next children’s book. The feedback from “Fairy Cornbread” has been so positive that I wanted to create a book for boys too.

Three Ways to Empower Women During Women’s Month

It’s Women’s History Month! The time where we celebrate all things women, from accomplishments, policy, and more. Oftentimes we discuss women empowerment but use it as a blanket statement for positive gatherings of women but it’s so much more than that. Empowerment can be defined as “the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights. ”per Oxford’s Dictionary. But what does that mean IRL and how can we make this feasible? Below are three ways to support and empowerment women.

1.Supporting another woman’s efforts.

I mean truly believing in and supporting their cause or business. This can be done by offering your time as a volunteer, recommending their organization or service when someone is looking for something similar to support, connecting them to a mentor or another organization that they could possibly collaborate with, and sharing their work. These are all simple and easy ways to support their efforts.It also doesn’t hurt to be happy at another woman’s success, even we ourselves haven’t personally achieved the same thing.

2.Killing the narrative of “women don’t support each other”.

Refer back to #1 but this can also be done by nipping catiness and gossip in the bud. By not entertaining it there is less of the negative stereotype going around. Also don’t be afraid to stand up for your fellow woman even if it is in the workplace or an unpopular opinion. Sometimes these negative moments come as microaggressions from outsiders like “I saw Stacy opened up a lil boutique”, counter that by offering a spin on the positive “ Yes, she did open a boutique over the weekend, it’s the only one that carries this particular line of purses. You should go check it out one day.”  The more positive we are towards one another the more we can collectively kill the narrative.

3.Be a real friend.

No, everyone isn’t your friend or going to want to be yours. But to the ones that do fall in that category, be as present as possible for them. Check in with them to see how they really are doing, do they need anything, and most importantly be an accountability buddy. Most women are busy climbing their career ladder, building a family, expanding their education, and sometimes all three. So having a friend that is actually there can help women thrive versus surviving all the things that may be on their plate.

These 3 things can be done with little to no effort on your part and done not only in the month of March but all year round. How are you supporting the next woman? And did we miss any ways to continue to support and empower each other? Drop us a comment below.

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Felicia Baxley – Just Write It!

A four-time author, Felicia is redirecting her writing path to embrace the genre she really enjoys. After having written two Christian lifestyles and a self help book to encourage entrepreneurs to build their own empires; she is now debuting her first Thriller.

Felicia is originally from Milledgeville, GA and has been writing since she was in elementary school. Her writing has not only helped her manage her own mental health struggles, but she helps others tell their story as well. Having written her first three books, she found a passion in helping others get their stories out in the world, sharing their testimonies and struggles. Felicia started Hustle Write Publication LLC in 2021 where she not only publishes her own fiction, but also offers ghostwriting services for those who aren’t confident in their own ability to put their words together on paper.

Through her business, she offers ghostwriting, mini coaching sessions, and shares information through a blog that encourages writers to build multiple income streams with their work.

Felicia has written the works she felt she needed to help people look into themselves, now she is excited to be writing for the purpose of entertainment. Her debut thriller, Behind the Blue Elevator releases April 2021. She hopes that it not only entertains, but paves the way for her to further help others.

. Felicia, your background is impeccable as an author. You’ve written books for Christian lifestyle, as well as self help books. Now you are shifting gears! What made you want to write a thriller?

I’ve written stories and fiction since I was in elementary school. My mind turns a little different than some people and my desire to write the type of things I like to read has always been there. My first few books I feel were more of something I NEEDED to do, and now that I’ve shared that information, I can focus on what I WANT to do, which is write thrillers and suspense. 

Behind the Blue Elevator, is to be released in April 2021.  Reading the preface of your newest thriller I definitely wanted to know more.  What can you tell us about this new thriller without giving us all the tea?

According to my editor, it has many layers. I don’t even know if that was my intent :). But yeah, Behind the Blue Elevator presents a company so stressful to work for that the CEO goes the extra mile in every area to ensure stress relievers are available for everyone. Among one of these options is a Suicide Elevator. The story pretty much follows the elevator operators recollection of this job and his own psyche the more he worked there. Of course there are a few twists and turns to look forward to. 

Hustle Write Publication LLC is your newest project. As a fellow Ghostwriter, can you share with our readers what fuels your fire to help others to get their stories told?

After sharing my first few books, I came to realize that everyone has some strt of story to tell, and someone out there who needs to hear it. I know that not everyone is confident that they can effectively portray their testimony in words, which is why I offer writing services. I want to help people get their stories to the individuals that need it, and help them create a passive source of income.

 Now that we are claiming “Bestseller” and “Best Thriller” for Behind the Blue Elevator, what things do you have in the works?

I’m definitely working on the plot and twists for my next thriller. “The Watchtower.” I’ve been putting more effort into Behind the Blue Elevator to get released and taking a break from writing for a bit, but I’m excited to work on the next project and determine when I’ll release it. 

Lastly Felicia, what advice do you have for someone who is waiting on the right moment to tell their story?

The moment is now. Your life is ever changing and ever evolving. You’ll always have new things to share. The right moment is the moment you start moving forward with your project. The best thing about it being your story, you can always set it up to add to later. 

What is your definition of a Pretty Woman Who Hustle’s? 
A Pretty Woman Who Hustle’s is a woman who takes her goals and aspirations seriously. One who does everything they can to obtain goals and reach aspirations. Facing obstacles head on and rushing past them. 

From Public Health To Cosmetology With CEO Meme Kelly

Meme Kelly is a beauty boss who is slaying the game one product at a time.  However, her cosmetology path was not her original goal in life.  Meme began her professional career in Public Health after graduating from Dillard University.  She worked full time in the health industry while also working part time in the beauty industry.

She quickly realized that her true passion was in cosmetology.  Within two short years, Meme built her clientele in cosmetology and decided to leave her public health career behind.  Ten years later she is still taking the beauty industry by storm with her brand of Silk Me Kids.  Not only did she create the first kid’s hair salon and spa in her NOLA area but she also founded a hair care line for kids.  Her brand of Silk Me Kids is curated for perfection for youth everywhere.  

Meme’s hair care line specializes in: healthy hair care/repair, growth/moisture retention and unmanageable hair.  In order to honor her current boss status it’s important to understand her motivation, love for her products and what beauty truly means to her.  Here’s what Meme Kelly had to say:

What motivates you to maintain your brand?

“My motivation comes from wanting to meet the needs of our kids. The smiles that our products put on kid’s faces makes it all worth it and warms my heart.” 

How have you been able to maintain your business despite the pandemic?

“Honestly, the pandemic has had a positive affect on my business. We were forced to close for 2 months so I was able to strategize and leverage social media by marketing my business.” 

What is your best-selling hair care product?

Our best seller is our Silk Me Kids Mane Moisturizer. This product adds moisture, softness and curl definition. It’s great for natural styling and to pop those curls.”

What does beauty mean to you?

“Beauty is something that is seen within. At our salon, we cater to transforming kids’ hair and making them feel beautiful about themselves.”  

Meme Kelly is only getting started.  She is definitely a Pretty Woman Who Hustles. In 5 years the brand plans to increase their brand ambassadors, increase inventory and also have multiple kid salon locations.  Meme also plans to incorporate boys into their target audience.  Meme is breaking barriers and laying the foundation for success in her hometown of NOLA & beyond.   She is building self-confidence within young kids everywhere.  Connect with Meme Kelly of Silk Me Kids online and on social media

Write, C. Scott, is a mompreneur, blogger, editor, ghostwriter and more.  Share your comments on this feature below.  Follow C. Scott on Instagram as @curls_coils and also @mysweettealife.  

Angela Marshall: A Force to Be Reckoned With

Angela Marshall, is a public speaker, professional writer, columnist, bestseller author, creative consultant, ex-NFL wife and business owner of “In Other Words, By Stone.” Her topics of expertise include but are not limited to; Converting the Downs in Life to Wins, Making Positive Plays Every Day and The Scores That Do Not Count. She teaches, enlightens and shares motivating and transparent topics encouraging struggles to strength. Angela has inspired minds to stretch and evolve across the globe. Her heart and passion to liberate, illuminate and motivate others has appropriately nick-named her “wise words woman.”

Also known as “Author Stone,” Angela is an Augusta, Ga., native, positive words powerhouse that utilizes her personal life experiences of struggle, strength, and success to captivate audiences and readers abroad. Angela resigned from twenty years in the corporate world to embrace the purpose that has pursued her throughout life – to be unmasked, unchained and untamed. She struggled through a lavish but sorely lacking lifestyle as a former NFL wife. That chapter in her life produced the transparency in her inspiring inquiring minds want to know auto-biography, ‘Reality to Rags to Riches; The Story and Life of an Ex-NFL Wife.” Angela has graced influential platforms across the globe and is also a featured author in the “Women Who Lead” anthology that chronicles successful women across the globe.

Angela you are a woman with many talents! Motivational Speaker, Author, Ghostwriter just to name a few. Which of these platforms give you the most gratification and why?

Being a positive influence through words is my greatest attribute- I share struggles and successes to impact others to live vicariously through themselves. When on the outside looking into the lives of others, you can’t see everything that’s in their frame.

You were previously married to a NFL player and you speak about your struggles. What one piece of advice can you give other women who are aspiring to marry professional athletes?

Every person and experience is different. Not all of my journey in that lifestyle was negative. Just make sure you know who you are, what you stand for and don’t conform or compromise to be a part of societal cookie-cutter stigmas.  

One of your books, “Reality to Rags to Riches – The Story and Life of an Ex-NFL Wife” is your autobiography. If you could pitch this book in one word, what would it be and why?

S.E.L.F (Shine, Evolve, Love & Fulfill)-  The acronym encompasses everything I had to make a priority in my life in order to become the person I am today. I had to stop allowing others to dim my light. I had to grow. I had to love myself before I could love others. I had to live a fulfilling life. 

“Sentiments by Stone” is so very engaging and felt very personal when I went through them. What inspires you when you’re writing?

Telling the truth sets you free- I want to be free and I desire to help others be free.Words are so powerful. My goal is to engage the reader with hopes of inciting them to grow, sow and glow in their lives. 

The name “In Others Words by Stone” resonates so much for me and it feels personal as well. I literally feel like so many women’s stories are a fit for this name. What prompted you to choose this name for your business?

I had several people coming to me for advice, suggestions and ideas- one of my tag lines to them would always be “so in other words” and we would continue the conversation. I decided that when writing speeches, books, materials for others, I would be using MY words to help them deliver desired results. That is how I birthed the business name. Stone is my maiden name that I added for additional uniqueness. 

What is next for you?

Adapting to the pandemic has increased the need for virtual appearances (podcasts, radio, etc.) I will continue to share my journey and expand business opportunities. I’m also working on my fourth book. As long as there is breath in me, I will be using my platform and skills to help others to “Get off the bench and get in the game of life!”