Thursday, September 17, 2009

“The Journey Less Traveled: Choose to Turn Your Tragedy into Triumph.”

Born with a passion for knowledge, Loretta Harris was predestined to become a prominent author and successful entrepreneur. As an adolescent, she embraced literature and discovered her fervor for reading and writing. Loretta would indulge countless hours in her public library reading and writing miniature plays, poems and short stories. Since that time, Loretta vowed that she would one day write children’s novels.Growing up in the small town of Pahokee, Florida Loretta realized that there were limited opportunities to fulfill her dreams. Loretta graduated from Pahokee High School in 1998 and enrolled at the University of Central Florida located in Orlando, Florida.Loretta graduated from the University of Central Florida in the spring of 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education. In addition, this determined educator received a master’s degree in educational leadership, which she earned from Stetson University in 2007. Loretta is reading endorsed and qualified to teach reading grades K-12. Throughout her teaching career, Loretta endeavored to ignite the same passion for reading in the hearts of her students. Loretta is a recipient of various accolades in the field of education, including Distinguished Minority Educator of the Year. Loretta’s most recent endeavor is the launching of Children’s Heart Publishing Company in 2006 where she serves as CEO and President. Children’s Heart aphorism is, Capturing the heart of the writer. Publications include, “The Rise of Death Valley,” “Who Did It and Why,” “Hard Life,” “The Inside Struggle” and “A Gangsta’s Life,” and “Through the Eyes of a Poet,” which she coauthored with her students. This gifted author recently completed, “The Journey Less Traveled: Choose to Turn Your Tragedy into Triumph.” This memoir highlights Loretta’s personal encounters and triumph over death. This accomplished entrepreneur has been recognized as, Florida’s Finest and The Network Orlando’s Woman of the Month. Loretta has been featured on several talk shows including Against All Odds, WOKB 1600, Voices & Vibes, and Get Yo Entrepreneur On, where she provided key strategies for overcoming adversity and living the triumphant life. In 2009, Loretta joined the Blog Talk Radio Broadcast as Co-host for Keeping it Real radio show. This gifted author is also a contributing writer for B.I.G The Magazine.Loretta is an affiliate of Small Publishers Association of North America, Florida Publishers Association, International Reading Association, and Authors Supporting Authors. Loretta currently resides in Orlando, Florida where she is dedicated to the completion of her doctorate degree in Education at Nova Southeastern University. Visit her at

In Between Lies By. Shawna Hill

Just when things are going perfect for Savannah and Kevin, a blast from the past, hits the scene. Naomi, a revamped diva and budding actress, seizes the opportunity to enter into Kevin?s life and bed, reigniting a secret rendezvous that threatens his relationship.

Kevin delights in having his cake and eating it too until Naomi decides that she wants more. Spurned, Naomi stops at nothing to stake her claim on what is hers, bringing lies, destruction, and deceit. Naomi, bent on revenge targets anyone that lies in her path. Shattered trust and betrayal is inevitable. Can their relationship survive Naomi?