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My New Children’s E-Book

I just published a new e-book for black children!




It stars a ten year old girl named Samoya. She gets unfortunate news and must learn how to persevere through struggle and heartache…all with the help of her magical Teddy. Black children’s books were not a “hot item” when I was growing up. In fact, all the books I’ve read and had access to were from white females for white females. Remember this ladies?

When I became conscious of how these images hurt our children, I decided to take a stance and aspired to write books for our black family. I’ve been dreaming since childhood about publishing my own novel. Writing is my passion and it has always helped me to purge and understand this crazy life we’re in. In this novel, Samoya, finds herself heartbroken with “real-life” news and she must face adversity and learn the power of faith.

I want to thank all my dedicated readers who have supported me from day one. But there are a few who have warranted special thanks. HungLikeJesus who gave me great advise and links on self-publishing. Onitaset and Ron who gave me links to black owned businesses/ small business associations. And Sanctified Brother who was the first one to mention if money is an issue, e-books may be the way to go.

Thanks guys.

And my family for the love and support. Thank you.

Hope you and your children enjoy the book.

Truthbetold aka Lisa Schwarz

Sunday Thoughts

Sometimes when I walk outside, I see the faces of my family looking worn, tired and fearful. I wonder who they are, what brought them to this mental state and what stories they have to tell. We are all in this human family together, one entity under God, bonded together in deep spirituality.

My family asked me the other day, “Are you fearful of what’s to come?” My answer? “No. I have God with me. He is my light, my salvation and my rock.”

Today, this Sunday, I will post two of my favourite verses in the bible that have always given me peace when I needed it the most. Fear not, my family, for the Lord is always with you.

Fear not, for I am with thee: turn not aside, for I am thy God: I have strengthened thee, and have helped thee, and the right hand of my just one hath upheld thee. (11) Behold all that fight against thee shall be confounded and ashamed, they shall be as nothing, and the men shall perish that strive against thee. (Isaiah 41:10-11)

 Come to me all you that labor and are burdened, and I will refresh you. (29) Take up my yoke upon you, and learn of me, because I am meek, and humble of heart: And you shall find rest to your souls. (30) For my yoke is sweet and my burden light. (Matthew 11:28-30)

We are living in perilous times. Every day, a member of our family is shot, beaten and abused by the police. Jobs are lost, or rather stolen, to appease the approved “other” and our morale is sinking lower and lower. Please remember who you are and that no one can tell you who you are. You are the descendants of great thinkers, writers, poets, mathematicians, musicians and architects. We founded civilization, developed language, made clothes from animal skins and knew how to “read” the stars to detect time and weather.

We are God’s descendants. And no one can take that away from us! When you are at your most weary, call upon Him and He shall deliver you. When you are at your most fretful, call His name and He shall comfort you. And when you believe all hope is lost, remember that his blood courses through your veins.

Be in peace my family. All is not lost.

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