“Down Home Blues”
A women’s fiction book published in 2016
About the Author
Ms. Dixon is the author of the novels, Forty Acres, Down Home Blues, and the forthcoming Intermission. She is also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the African American Woman’s Soul.
She is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she was initiated in Kappa Eta chapter at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She has also lived in Minneapolis, Houston, and Pine Bluff, Arkansas. She now resides in Memphis, Tennessee and is a member of Memphis Alumnae Chapter. When not reading or writing, she enjoys classic movies, old school R&B and chocolate.
HOME IS THE PLACE WHERE WHEN YOU HAVE TO GO THERE THEY HAVE TO LET YOU IN.
Eden, Arkansas is a town you are from, not move to. But when divorce, foreclosure, domestic violence, and an all-expense paid trip (also called prison) disrupt the Washington siblings’ perfectly planned lives, they end up back down home. Homemade preserves and family dinners are welcome by-products of the move. Unfortunately, family members aren’t always singing in the same key. Just a few notes can switch a gloomy blues tune to the soundtrack for a good time. What song will the Washingtons play?
San Antonio Alumnae
A women’s fiction book published in 2018
About the Author
Cynthia Freeman Gibbs, a native of Lansing, Michigan, earned her B.S degree in Business Administration and MBA from Florida A&M University. Her writing career began in 2016 after 22 years of working for a pharmaceutical company. Cynthia wrote the Dr. Olivia C. Maxwell novel series which includes “Reasonable Insanity,” and “Insatiable Revenge.” Under the name of C. F. Gibbs, she wrote a Twisted Fairy Tale Fantasy, “Jack Dante La Banks and The Beanstalk.” She co-authored “Writing Is Essential” published by United Black Writers Association. Musical Bridges Around the World commissioned Cynthia to write and act in an original documentary “The Quilt: A Living History of African American Music.” Cynthia lives in San Antonio with her husband. She serves in a variety of ministries at her church, various non-profit boards, and is a Lifetime member of the San Antonio Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Her website is www.cynthiafreemangibbs.com.
The 1st book of 2 in the Dr. Olivia C. Maxwell Series: On the outside, clinical psychologist, Dr. Olivia C. Maxwell appears to live a life others only dream about. She has a sexy husband, a big house, luxury cars, two well-behaved children and she attends all the see-and-be-seen events. To add to the mix, she is beautiful, tall, fit, and intelligent. But what people can’t see is that inside, Olivia is living a nightmare. As the only dark-skin toned member of her family, Olivia grew up hating the skin she’s in and spent her life desperately searching for acceptance. It’s not long before those deep insecurities sabotage everything she loves.
After being estranged best friends for ten years, Savvy Menefee is back in Olivia’s life. And her reappearance is right on time because Olivia is teetering on the edge. A whirlwind of crazy reactions is leading Olivia into
a slow, out-of-control spiral. And Savvy must try to save her friend before destructive impulses leave Olivia in the midst of mayhem and murder.
Jai Robin Jones
Valley Forge Alumnae
“Life Lessons: Journey to My Dopeness”
A nonfiction, self-help book published in 2020
About the Author
Jai Robin Jones holds a Master’s Degree from the School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh. She has several post graduate studies certificates in School Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. Ms. Jones is active in her community and enjoys writing her blog “Life Lessons With Jai”. Ms. Jones is a native of Philadelphia, PA where she currently resides and works as a School Counselor.
Life Lessons: Journey to My Dopeness is one woman’s story of restoring her peace after trauma, abuse, infidelity and broken trust caused her to question her value. This collection of journal entries, blog posts and poems explores forgiveness, self-acceptance and the courage to find value in yourself. The author shares her personal experiences about finding her path to peace and incorporates reflection questions to help you discover your Dopeness, embrace your beauty and honor your uniqueness.
Dr. Tammi McMillan Marshall
“Sunni Rae’s World: What Are Your Super Powers?”
A children’s fiction book published in 2022.
About the Author
Dr. Tammi LeNez, is a professor in Pittsburgh, PA, and has over 20 years of educational leadership and early childhood education experience. Dr. Tammi LeNez embodies a commitment to early childhood education with core strengths in working with diverse populations and specializing in the unique needs of early childhood. Dr. Tammi LeNez is the mother of three amazing sons, Thomas, Tearl, and Cruz, and a bonus son Gregory. She is happily married to Gregory Marshall II. Sunni Rae is Dr. Tammi’s alter-ego. What’s your superpower is Dr. Tammi’s first book from the Sunni Rae collection.
Introducing the first book in the Sunni Rae series – “Sunni Rae’s World: What Are Your Super Powers?” This delightful and uplifting book is filled with affirmations for young girls who are embarking on the journey of self-discovery. With Sunni Rae as their guide, they will be inspired to tap into their inner superpowers and embrace their unique strengths. Perfect for young readers, this book is sure to become a beloved addition to any household.
“Bertha Maxwell-Roddey: A Modern-Day Race Woman and the Power of Black Leadership”
A nonfiction biography book published in 2022.
About the Author
Sonya Ramsey is a Professor of History and Women’s and Gender Studies and the Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is the author of several historical books, including Bertha Maxwell-Roddey, a Modern-Day Race Woman, and the Power of Black Leadership and Reading, Writing, and Segregation: a Century of Black Women Teachers in Nashville. A speaker and historical research consultant on themes relating to Black teachers, desegregation, African American women’s history, oral history, US history, Women’s and Gender Studies, and African American Greek-letter sororities, Dr. Ramsey served as a consultant or provided information for Axios, (National Public Radio), Lemonadamedia.com, and USA Today. A graduate of Howard University with a BA in Journalism, she received a master’s and Ph.D. in US History from UNC Chapel Hill. Ramsey is a member of the Charlotte Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Educational activist Bertha Maxwell-Roddey became one of Charlotte’s first Black women principals of a white elementary school, was the founding director of UNC Charlotte’s Africana Studies Department, and co-founded the Afro-American Cultural and Service Center, now the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Art + Culture. Nationally, she founded the National Council for Black Studies and served as the 20th National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Sonya Ramsey presents the first historical consideration of a Black sorority leader’s ‘political journey’ from initiation to the presidency illuminating African American sororities’ crucial roles as service providers and leadership cultivators.
Washington DC Alumnae
“Southern Stories: The Family Secret”
A women’s fiction book published in 2022.
About the Author
LaWanza Spears is a programs and communications professional currently working within the Programs Department of Delta’s National Headquarters. She is a double alumnus of Howard University, having earned the B.A. degree in print journalism and the M.Div. in religion. As an ordained clergyperson she seeks to use her gifts and skill set to inform, encourage, uplift and empower those she is called to serve.
Set in the 1970s in the deep South of Simpson County, Mississippi, “Southern Stories” follows the lives of the fictional Smith family. Parents Charlie and E. May are respected members of their community and have raised their four children, Johnny, Freddy, Cassie and Emma, to love and respect God and one another. But when Cassie’s husband Ray has an affair with her sister Emma, the family’s bond is fractured. Concerned about their reputation, the family conceals the infidelity and constructs an elaborate lie to move forward. It’s the story of betrayal and the journey back to reconciliation.
“Peace Treaty With Myself: A Book of Poetic Meditations”
A book of poetry published in 2019.
About the Author
Deborah A. Williams, was made in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in Spring 2019, with the Durham Alumni Chapter. Deborah is a native of Smithfield Virginia, now living in Durham, NC. She has two beautiful and talented children Chelsea and Xavier. She is a proud 1993 graduate of North Carolina Central University, earning an undergraduate degree in English and Journalism but spent quite a bit of time in the drama department. She is working on a second book, a book of wisdom, Fathomless Grace. She also holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix (2003). Deborah attended Duke Divinity School and was conferred the Masters of Divinity in 2019. In 2022 she completed a Masters of Organizational Diversity and Inclusion Leadership from the University of Dubuque in Iowa.
In Peace Treaty with Myself: A Book of Poetic Meditations, Deborah A. Williams poetically unpacks a few of her life experiences with the help of Peace. The book’s opening captures the reader with the author’s chilling recollections of past instances of domestic violence and her path of escape. The book takes readers on a journey full of poetically crafted humor, satire, social commentaries, and spiritual discoveries. Through her poetry, the author hopes to help readers learn to trust the unknown, live life curiously, and embrace the personification of Peace as assigned to them.
Frederick County Alumnae
“Yes, You Are Able”
A nonfiction self-help book published in 2021.
About the Author
Theresa Harrison is an ordinary woman with extraordinary success. She is an established entrepreneur, stimulating speaker, best-selling author, and community servant. She is the Founder and President of GEORGE STREET Services, Inc. and GEORGE STREET Foundation. Theresa is the co-author of a Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Amazon bestselling book, BUSINESS SUCCESS SECRETS: ENTREPRENEURIAL THINKING THAT WORKS.
Prior to GEORGE STREET, Theresa was co-owner and president of Athenyx, LLC, #7 on the Greater Washington Technology Fast50 list and acquired in 2008.
A minority, women owned businesses and leaders advocate, Theresa is most excited about assisting the development of strategies to successfully launch and sustain small businesses.
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I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back. PHILIPPIANS 3:14 (MSG)
In Yes, You ARE Able, Theresa Harrison brings us on a journey to reach our highest peaks and summits, achieving all our biggest goals and dreams. An accomplished wife, mother, business owner, cancer survivor, speaker and much, much, more, Theresa opens her heart and life to share the tips and tricks of reaching heights of which we’ve only ever dreamed. She guides us through the twists and turns the path might take, offers the perspective that led to her success, and pushes us to our limits, further than we knew we could go. No matter where you are or where you’ve gone, there’s no limit on where you can go. Yes, you ARE able!