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Meet Contributing Author: Leslie Thomas

Leslie F. Thomas is a Professional Human Resources Strategist and Career Coach with over 25 years of experience in the field. Recently, Leslie became an Independent Credit Consultant/Entrepreneur with Financial Education Services.

In addition, Leslie also has over 10 years of experience in the field of academia from The University of Texas at Austin, also serving as a Career Services Coordinator for Concordia University-Texas.

Leslie is a graduate of Southern University A & M College and University of Phoenix and holds professional certifications in Human Resources.
Leslie lives in Austin, Texas with her teenage daughter.

Meet Contributing Author: Laura T. Tate

Laura Tate is the Founder of the National Association of Virtuous Woman Ministries. Living with an attitude of gratitude, Laura is in the ministry of strengthening communities one leader at a time through spiritual, personal and professional development, entrepreneurship and access to sustainable resources.

She realizes that each new day is a gift and does her best to be of service to others. She is on a mission to support and help women to get in touch with their passion, purpose and position in life.

You can read more about her and her ministry by visiting her website www.NAVW.org

Meet Contributing Author: Latresia Perry

Latresia Perry is a native of Greenville, South Carolina. She is a PCA; CNA (Personal Care Assistant; Certified Nurse Assistant), who assists the elderly, children, and the disabled with their activities of daily living in their homes. Latresia is an author too! How exciting is that! She has a passion for singing for the LORD. She would like to think she sings very well, at least others seem to think so. She enjoys dancing, doodling, decorating, reading a good book, watching movies and spending time with family and friends.

She is shy at times yet, outspoken if needed. She is a mother of two wonderful children -a son, 19-years old and a daughter 5-years old on the Autism spectrum. LOVE inspires Latresia, which reminds her of her favorite bible verse. 1 Corinthians 13:4 KJV, “Charity suffereth long , and is kind; Charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up.” In other words, LOVE is patient, LOVE is kind. It doesn’t envy and it is not boastful. LOVE protects, it trusts, it hopes, it perseveres. LOVE never fails.

Meet Contributing Author: La Shaun Jones

La Shaun Jones is originally from Brooklyn/Long Island, currently residing in Syracuse, NY. She taught modeling for two-years before becoming co-owner of LSK Modeling & Events. We provide talent for potential clients that may need models, dancers and/or actors for their projects. We also scout out locations for clients.

La Shaun currently sits on the Board of the Syracuse International Film Festival. She is an actress, with a few films under her belt. She is the mom to a beautiful daughter.

To contact La Shaun:
Phone: 315-863-2626
Email: lskmodeling@ymail.com or Ladyls03@yahoo.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lskmodeling

Meet Contributing Author: Lakisa Terrell

Lakisa Terrell aka LaKisa Renee is the Owner of Lè Du Jour Cosmetics/Fitness and Co-Owner of LSK Modeling & Events. She’s also the Syracuse Regional VP of Community Proud Apparel, a County Community Health Worker with Healthy Families/Syracuse Community Connections, NYS Licensed Esthetician, Makeup Artist, Actress, Model and Fitness Instructor.

Lakisa has appeared in fashion shows, commercials, movies and produced/directed many events spanning her 16 year career including Couture Fashion Week in NYC. Lakisa has worked in films including 12 Days With God and Priest: The Lost Son Trailer acting alongside celebrities Robin Givens, Clifton Powell and Jamal Woolard.

Contact Info:
Email: Laterrell@ymail.com
Twitter: @lakisarenee1
Personal Facebook: www.facebook.com/LaKisaRenee1
Instagram: @lakisarenee

Meet Contributing Author: Lakiesha Smith-Bress

Lakiesha Smith-Bress is a pastor, empowerment speaker, author & entrepreneur. She is inspired by helping others to live Kingdom God’s plan.

Her favorite scripture is Romans 8:28, “And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.”

She is married to Elic Gaskins and has 6 lovely children, Keyerah Monay Bress 17, Lawrence Montrel Bress Jr. 12, Elic Antonio Gaskins 3, Eithan Andrew Gaskins 2, Elisha and Eddrick Gaskins both 1 years old.

Her ministry is Beyond Love Ministries in Totowa, NJ.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beyondthelimitskingdomliving/?ref=aymt_homepage_p

Meet Contributing Author: LaKia Brice

LaKia Brice is a Massage Therapist, a published Author, a bartender and a mother of 3. She is also a Sports Massage Therapist for soon to be drafted NFL players. She obtained her massage therapy license in 2006 after attending Baltimore School of Massage.

She has also obtained medical office and medical billing and coding certifications from Sussex Tech Adult Division in Georgetown, Delaware. To add to her skill set, she also has a Dental Assisting certification . Her passion is reading, writing and music. She was born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Meet Contributing Author: Kim “KD” Reed

Kim Reed is from Chicago, Illinois, currently residing in Syracuse, NY. She works in the Hospitality field, something that she has a great passion for. She is also an inspiring author. Kim’s motivation and inspiration are her children.

She believes there is a purpose for everyone. It is up to us to tap into it. Every day on this earth is another opportunity to be better than you were the day before. She believes it is not how you start that counts, but how you finish.

Meet Contributing Author: Kathy Hicks

Kathy M. Hicks is a mother of four, one son and three daughters and a grandmother of ten. She was born and raised in Syracuse, NY, and currently resides there. She is 48 years old, born 6/13, and a true Gemini.

She used to write stories a little girl, and then that part of her life became extinct. She is truly blessed and now fulfilling her childhood dream, with being a part of this book anthology. She thanks Jesus! She is still a work in progress and asked to be made over and the process has begun. She plans to marry her best friend, Starmel, in the near future.

Meet Contributing Author: Kate Johnson

Kate Johnson is a minister of the gospel, a licensed Evangelist in the Church of God in Christ, and Pastor of Outreach and Community Relations for Harvest Outreach Center. As Founder/President of Engage Community Empowerment and Engage Christian Ministers and Psalmists Alliance she serves children, the homeless and seniors in collaboration with other ministries to provide food, clothing and the basic necessities of life.

Her first book, On the Brink of Ministry, was published in 1997 and she has released her second book, God’s Got a Method in 2017.

To learn more about Kate, please visit her website: www.kdjohnsonministries.org

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