Meet Author Amber Branch

For the next 100 days, We are featuring Female Authors from across the nation for the sole purpose of highlighting books created by women for women.

Amber Branch, the author of two published lyrical novels, portrays the art of becoming the genesis of transformation through her poems. She is internationally respected as a linguistics/technical communication expert and writing coach.

Whether providing one-on-one career-advancement advice, hosting webinars, facilitating e-learning courses, implementing marketing/design concepts, or mentoring young ladies; she utilizes her 15+ years of experience & remarkable credentials, innovatively to help others.

She also serves as the head consultant of web and info design for Articulate Business Group (ABG). She holds two degrees. Her first degree is in Journalism and her second, from the University of North Texas. is in Linguistics/Technical Communication.

One of Amber’s favorite quotes comes from Ernest Hemingway

“…the writer must write what he has to say, not to speak it…” 

This statement is what led her to start Articulate Business Group LLC. She believes articulate writing is the foundation for articulate speaking followed by being what you speak about (becoming).     

Her books are created for anyone who has ever felt un-beautiful and unworthy of love.

When did you realize you held a gift for writing?
I’ve always loved to write. However my sixth-grade teacher Mrs. Johnson was the first person that told me how well I wrote.

What motivated you to publish your first book?
About 7 or 8 years ago, I let a friend in Houston, Texas read one of my poems called “Silent Tears”. His immediate positive reaction and advice to publish my poetry caused me to reevaluate my journals. I began to pray about it. I thought about all that I have been through – illnesses, sexual abuse/trauma. mental anxiety and depression. Then, I began thanking God for all the things He allowed me to go through because He was preparing me to become a published author. So, I guess the combination of all that motivated me to realize my pain has a greater purpose. So I must share my story.

Can you share the message behind your work?
That God cannot use you if you’re perfect. You have let Him use your imperfections to inspire others.

Also, it’s not about who you were or are but rather who you are becoming. Become a Beautiful Articulate Person – the genesis of transformation.

Where do you hope to see your work in the next 3-5 years?
My goal is to see my books on the shelves of libraries worldwide, Barnes and Noble, and other bookstores. Moreover, in the hands of young ladies inspiring them to overcome, hustle & become better.

What advice do you have for upcoming authors?
Go hard with their writing. Push through the moments when they want to give up. They need to understand that their story has a purpose (whether fiction or nonfiction). Words have power and that’s the beauty of their story. All our stories unite us as beautiful articulate people. Hustle hard to sell more books. Also, realize that their book is their business and brand – treat it as such.

What is next for you as a writer, entrepreneur, and speaker?
Currently, I’m working on building my beautiful articulate brand. I am reaching out to organizations to inspire our young people – they need us now more than ever.

I have a few other books to complete and publish as well. However, as of right now, I do not have an expected date of publication for those books.

“May my words be uplifting and remind you, you’re your own beauty and that’s articulately beautiful!”

— Amber Branch

Support Amber by connecting with her on social media and purchasing her books here.

Instagram: @articulatebeauty1

TikTok: @articulatebeauty1

www.amberrbranch.com

Meet Author Delanda McNair

 Delanda McNair is a North Carolina Native & Author Of Two Published Books.  “Father, Then The Eyes Can See” & “You  Taught Me”.

Today we are putting a twist on things by allowing Delanda to introduce herself with her personal story:

In The Beginning, As Far As I Knew, Writing Was Not A Given. I Honestly Do Not Remember Ever Being  Excited About Consistent Reading As A Youth. And Journaling, No That Was Not One Of My Helpful  Habits. Even My Work History, Not A Lot Of Creative Writing There Either. 

When I Landed What I Considered (At The Time), To Be My Dream Job – All Was Well, Life Was Good And  I Was All Set And Ready To Stack Up The Travel Miles – As A Flight Attendant. My Parents Had Done A  Good Enough Job At Giving Us Travels; Even Road Trips Were Essential. 

What Better Way For Me To Easily Gain Access To Travel Then The Airline Industry And Life As A Travel  Agent. I Had A Seized Opportunity To Work In Both Industries! Life With A D-2 & IATA Card Was  Fantastic! 

I Thought, I Had Arrived So To Speak And At That Point Considered Nothing Else When It Came To My  Work Career. I Am Partially Shaped And Molded By A Small Town Rearing. With Fresh Water Catches  Being One Of My Dad’s Serious Hobbies/Hustles; Growing Up Our Family Time Consist Of Both Planned  And Spontaneous Trips To The Outer Banks (And Other Waterfronts) And Surrounding Areas. With My  Dad Being A Skillful Cook, Often Times Our Yard Was Accented, With Smoking Cookers, Grills And Lots Of  Loving Family And Friends. He Was Such A Crowd Magnet. 

In Thought My Parents Were Boundless! With My Mother Being The Soft, Silent Yet Very Present Help  Meet. My Parents Were Both Great Givers And Nurturers. Yes, As In Any Case, They Were Not Perfect – Yet They Were Perfect At Unapologetically, Simply Giving Us Them. Fast Forward, To Writing Again – Writing Was Never Something I Contemplated But One Day My Sister Called Me Sharing A Friends  Situation. That Conversation Turned Into A Dream, One That At First – I Thought Nothing Of. So When  The Dream Played On Repeat Nightly, I Went Back To My Sister Wondering Why I Could Not Shake Our  Prior Conversation. This Opened Door To Me Learning More About My Creative Side. I Got The Notion  To Write It Out. And Then It All Began To Fully Flow. Each Time I Wrote It Out, Updated Information  Flooded My Dreams. With That Prior Conversation And Continued Conversations With My Sister, Along  With Me Writing Out My Dreams, The Foundation For My Writing Journey Had Begun. My First Book  Was Published In 2013, With The Second Being Published In 2019. 

What, in your opinion, are the most important elements of good writing?

When the story idea and writings meet and completely delivers in the reading journey of the publication.

How do you develop your plot and characters?

Mostly, my writings are GOD given.

How do you come up with the titles of your books?

They, are HIS Word & Life, inspired

Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?

For me, writing is therapeutic. I plan to write 30 minutes to an hour minimum daily extending grace to myself the times I fall short. I release myself to simply pen my thoughts and ideas initially without as much focus on spelling/grammar

If someone wrote about your life and made a movie, who would you want to cast you?

Taraji P Henson. Why? I appreciate her artistry and I have been told that I remind people of her.

Finally, what’s next for you?

I expect to have each title go on to motion print. I also have more writings in the works.

Be Sure To Connect With  Delanda On Facebook: Author, Delanda McNair, or Instagram: @delandamcnair, For The Latest Info On  Where I Am & What I’m Up To! Order Your Copies Wherever Your Favorite Books Are Sold.

Support Delanda by purchasing her books on her website http://www.DelandMcNair.com