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A place where authors and publisher of nonfiction books can ask questions, offer support, mentor, and create joint ventures. A fantastic opportunity to offer our knowledge and experience.

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Seeking great non-fiction authors to inteview on my show 22 Replies

Started by Lynn Serafinn. Last reply by Barbara Stevens Jan 18.

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Comment by Kimberly Anne Bell on October 18, 2021 at 11:35am

In my most recent interview on GEMS,I enjoyed having the opportunity to connect with others. It is a podcast about educating, inspiring and motivating others with powerful stories that make an impact in people’s lives. It features real and authentic conversations and words of healing and inspiration.

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Comment by Barbara Stevens on September 18, 2021 at 11:16am

From my mothers' side, I am the second eldest to five children.  I was the one that was scared of my mothers' wrath, so I would not do anything to make my mother mad because whatever was in front o her, she would use to knock the hell out of us.  I was scared of pain and my six-feet two inches tall mother.  A person who still is five-six, still frightened of my mother, only meaning she has never heard a curse word come out of my mouth.  As we were going over some of those days, I realized, omg, I thought I was the good one.  You have to read to get all the goodies.

Comment by Barbara Stevens on September 18, 2021 at 11:11am

   So I am trying to understand how you can ask the victim to come forth about what is going on with you if you do not take what she says to you seriously?

    I felt so bad for this victim, she came to me and told me how she came forth about what happened to her, and they made her feel so bad.  She said, "I wish I would have kept it to myself. But, it was easier than dealing with people who do not understand what you are going through.  That young lady is the reason why I wrote this book.  Don't ever make a victim feel bad for telling you what she went through.  We can't have survivors until victims come out and tell us.

Comment by Barbara Stevens on September 18, 2021 at 11:06am

I thought that if you have seen the house where they live, you can feel why I would have a tree phobia and wanted to get off that land.

    You have to see the picture. This is their land, and it was like 3/4 mile inside the woods, not up the road, inside the woods.

    Because their grandparents lived there for more than 64-years, his mother, a pastor, got away with coercion, insisting on this almost murdering me.  Yes, he tried to kill me, and she knew; she came in the house after I screamed out the back door, "Help me."  I begged her to her face, "Please help me."  It broke my heart to watch his mother go out the door without saying one word to her son; I felt like she wanted him to kill me.

Comment by Barbara Stevens on September 18, 2021 at 10:58am

      You would think being married to a reverend and having a mother-in-law as a pastor of her church, grandfather deacon for 50-years and don't know how long his grandmother was a reverend, that it would be a great place to live with some Christian folks. 

     We had it all set up; every time he preaches, I sing a song.  However, when his mother put him on the pulpit with her, he wasn't ready.  He did not know how to tell her that he couldn't be up there yet.  So he tried to enlist me into the pulpit, and I said, "No, my calling will not come from you all; it has to come from God."  I was not in the habit of fronting on God.

     But as days went by, the teaching he taught me for two years forgot to surface with his actions.  It was nothing like we studied; everything he did was contrary to what God wanted for man-husbands. 

     I did not have a hard time living a Christian lifestyle; I just had a hard time believing that a "reverend" and "pastor" could lead double lives and be good with it.

    When I heard his grandfather working, I ran out that back door because he never had a problem telling his grandson he was wrong. But, unfortunately, I could not make it downstairs because he caught me and threw me back in the house. He picked up a two-by-four and swung at my head. A good thing I grabbed one of the kitchen chairs that were sitting to the left side of me, or else I would not be typing this right now.

    I remember him asking me, "How can I make the people come to bible study if my wife doesn't come to church?"  I responded with, "How can you teach bible study if you have not picked up a bible all week?  But you didn't have a problem cursing me out, though."

    His mother said, "Let's pray."  I said, "Find me a preacher." What shocked me; she told me, "It's because you're not my daughter is why I don't care about what he does to you."  She also said, "You deserve everything that you get."   He admitted to his mother on July 1, 2001, at 10:30 p.m. I can remember a specific date because the church first heard him preach; he preached, "Can I get a witness."  This is the first time he tried to kill me on that land and raped me, and she did nothing.  Yes, she owed a duty to my daughters and me because she was his mother's landlord; she should have told me that he was violent.  We lived in a trailer with no lights, water with none of the essentials.  At that time, that was better than living in a house full of giant black bugs that fly, scary.

Comment by Barbara Stevens on September 18, 2021 at 6:30am
Comment by Kimberly Anne Bell on September 18, 2021 at 6:27am

In this journey of life, How can you accept and embrace that which is beyond your control? How can you find inner peace and resilience through the toughest times? "The Epitome of Kimmy" is an eye-opening memoir that takes you through the journey from a painful and traumatic childhood in kinship care to abusive relationships and spiritual maturity. It is a memoir of hope, as well as a testimony of finding resilience, embracing your destiny and overcoming all adversity.

You can click her to find it on Amazon in both paperback and ebook.

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