Monday, September 26, 2011

Using Your Gifts

I posted this back in 2008. I wanted to revisit it again.

Have you ever thought about what makes you special. I don't mean you being better than the other person, but why God created you in the first place.

Do you love to sew, cook, dance, sing or even draw? Maybe you need to think about your gift. That thing the Lord gave you to use to not only help others, but to glorify him.

Several years ago my mentor/friend/sister Jacquelin Thomas pushed me to see some things she said the Lord told her about me. At first, I wanted to deny it and did. Told her she was crazy and why would God tell her and not me. LOL Funny, huh

I really thought about the things she was saying to me. She is such a loving person and is always concerned about me and my well being.

I prayed about it and began to start to put my efforts into the things she suggested.

In the process I lost my job and couldn't find another one to save my life. I didn't know what to do and she kept saying use your gift. The outcome was Sean D. Young Romance Author/Web/Graphic Designer.

Update 9/2011: I have now found a great job working for a fabulous company. I work in the Digital group which is right up my alley. YAY!! GOD!!!

I am so comfortable now with my gifts and I use them to edify the body and glorify God.

What is your gift and are you using it?

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Meet Wedding Planner Ivy Hart - Guest Blogger

Expert wedding planner Ivy Hart and her sisters Violet, Rose and Lili have been creating memorable events for the Chicagoland/Northwest Indiana area over five years at Hearts and Flowers. These women embody an ethic of personalized service, elegance and fun, while creating beautiful memories that last a lifetime.

Over the next several months as my guest blogger, Ivy will be answering your wedding planning questions as well as posting wedding advice on my blog.

Welcome Ivy.

Thursday, May 27, 2010


I know it's been a while since I posted anything on my blog. I'm not really good at blogging because I think you really need a platform to do it and not just ranting about your personal business!! LOL I think that can get a little off, since some things about your life others really don't need to know.

Anyway, I wanted to post about my upcoming release in January 2011. Finally, I have another novel being released. FROM THIS MOMENT, is the story of Ivy Hart, Wedding Planner and Jonathan Damon, Banquet Owner. Here is the cover. I will try to post the blurb in another post.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

What's On Your Valentine's Day CD

Some friends of mine have been discussing their favorite music for Valentine's Day.
What music do you use to set the mood when you're with your special someone? Here's mine. It's a Double CD.

1. Come Go With Me - Teddy Pendergrass
2. Promise Me - Luther Vandross
3. Til the Cops Come Knocking - Maxwell
4. Share My Love- Magnum Force
5. Other Side of The World - Luther Vandross
6. Darling, Darling Baby - The O'Jays
7. Don't Say Goodnight - The Isley Brothers
8. I Was Made To Love You - Gerald Levert
9. Beautiful Surprise - India Arie
10. Send For Me - Atlantic Starr
11. Come Get To This - Marvin Gaye
12. Sunshine - Alexander O'Neal

CD Two

1. Sunshine - The O'Jays
2. You Bring Me Joy - Anita Baker
3. This Must Be Heaven - Brainstorm
4. For The Love of You - The Isley Brothers
5. Love Is Where You Find It - The Whispers
6. Am I Dreaming - Atlantic Starr
7. Lately - Tyrese
8. Candlelight & You - Chante Moore & Keith Washington
9. Stop, Look, Listen - Will Downing & Gerald Albright
10. I Wanna Be Closer - Switch
11. In You - Glenn Jones
12. When I'm With You - Tony Terry

Now, let's talk about our favorite Valentine's Day Romance Novels. Here's my list:

1. Love Letters Anthology - Rochelle Alers, Donna Hill and Janice Sims
2. Heart To Heart - Jacquelin Thomas from the Cupid's Arrow Anthology
3. Wine & Roses Anthology - Carmen Green, Kayla Perrin and Geri Guillame
4. A Valentine's Kiss Brenda Jackson, Carla Fredd and Felicia Mason
5. I Do Anthology - Gwynne Forester

What's yours?

Friday, February 06, 2009

Kimani Press Authors Celebrate Black History Month

If you haven't already done so check out the discussion on Kimani Press Forum. There will be 28 authors discussing the topic Dare To Dream, YES WE CAN in celebration of Black History Month.

I must say the posts that I read this morning were both thought provoking and inspiring. Go on over and check out what your favorite Kimani Authors have to say.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Writers and Blogs

When I decided to have a blog on my website, it wasn't because I thought I had so much to say. It was actually because most of the other writers had one. For a long time I didn't even post anything. I do believe that the blog for a writer should promote their work and works of others that they think readers will enjoy.

I have heard some other authors say that you shouldn't have a blog because people are watching and reading the posts.

I've found some wonderful blogs that offer helpful information on just about every subject. I've also found some blogs that beat down and tear up aspiring authors work, enthusiasm and the publishing industry as a whole.

That is not my goal here. I don't want this to be a place where I'm seen as bitter or scorned. I really want to share the good things in life and that's why I talk about family, my love for music and my work. I would write more about my work, but right now I'm still searching for a publisher and don't want to put false information out there.

I am going to find good topics to discuss and fun ways to do it. I do hope you will stay tuned.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

WIP - Complete

Thank you Jesus!!!
I'm so excited about FROM THIS MOMENT
It's completed and submitted.
Now it's time to start on Violet Hart's
story TO LOVE & HONOR.
She will meet hero Garrett Blakemore and
his twin niece and nephew.
This should be a fun story. I can't
wait to get started.