Critically Acclaimed Southern Fiction Novelist Bren McClain joined me on Hodge Podge to talk about her fabulous award-winning debut novel, One Good Mama Bone. She talks about the inspiration behind her novel and offers wonderful advice for aspiring writers as well as her work in progress that has already earned the William Faulkner Novel-In-Progress Award.
Brittany Moore is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, iRest Meditation Teacher, 200 Hour Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher and Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She is the mastermind behind The Balanced B— a virtual studio that offers holistic health coaching- specializing in hormone balancing, stress reduction and self-discovery, as well as group and private yoga classes and more! Listen now!
Chef Asata Reid is teaching parents how to feed their kids through the pages of her debut book and as a health educator with Small Bites Adventure Club!
Stacy Hawks hails from the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina which inspires her writing. She is the author of Dividing Ridge: the Unsolved Murder of Elva Brannock, Inked in Blue & two poetry collections. Currently, she is working on her second novel due out later this year. In January, she was invited to be the host of Hooked on Books, an author Q&A series for Alleghany Writers.
Shermaine Perry-Knights has given military families a true gift through the pages of her awesome children’s book series, I Move A Lot and That’s Okay! The book series goes through all of the stages of a Permanent Change of Station (PCS)- a move between one duty station and another. For a child, this can be difficult as you have to pick up and move from your home to a whole new place. Sometimes within the United States and other times, across the world. In her book, she provides relatable, detailed descriptions of this process through sweet stories about military kids experiencing a PCS.
On March 15, 2020, as COVID-19 quickly became a reality for parents, Deanna Anderson started a Facebook Group, Moms Making it Together, for moms to share, support and smile through the “new normal” caused by the worldwide pandemic. The group quickly picked up speed and has grown to 10,000 members across the United States. To reach more moms, Mom’s Making it Together spawned a successful blog and Instagram Page.
Julie Samra is the author of an adorable children’s chapter picture book, Kadoo and Ladoo: Mystery of the Missing Necklace. The book’s colorful pages are filled with sweet messages and Indian heritage. The book features two best friends, Kadoo and Ladoo who live in an Indian village and are always searching for excitement. The little detectives discover their aunt’s favorite necklace has gone missing and begin a journey that takes them seeking clues throughout their village.
Marissa Ortiz is a force of light and hope for women and children. After growing up during her adolescent years in group homes and the foster care system, Marissa has achieved greatness and lends a helping hand to all in her path.