14-Year-Old Author And CEO Teaches Other Kids How To Get Published

BY: - 1 Jul '11 | On the Web

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We’ve been highlighting a lot of young people doing extraordinary things lately. We couldn’t be prouder of these tweens and teens who are showing the world that talent, drive and passion know no age limitations.

Today we read about  Chental-Song Bembry, a 14-year-old New Jersey native and author of the Honeybunch book series, which she also illustrated.

From  her recent Black Enterprise feature:

When you think of an author, the term entrepreneur doesn’t necessarily come to mind; but more book writers are beginning to realize that being an author takes a certain entrepreneurial spirit if you really want to move volumes. Just ask 14-year-old Chental-Song Bembry, who sold more than 500 books last year and is aiming to double that with the release of her second book this fall.

The teenpreneur has the hustle it takes and attends trade shows, events, conferences, writing camps, and holds book signings at her church to market her book. Bembry, a high school freshman, authored and illustrated  The Honeybunch Kids, which follows three African American friends”“Desire “Dizzy” Williams, Chauncey a.k.a “Cheeks” and Stewart”“through their everyday adventures and the strict scrutiny of their teacher Ms. Hodgebottom. The story also shares funny life lessons that kids identify with. “If I can write a book that kids can relate to, they’ll be more inspired to read.” {Full story}

If you really want to be inspired, check out Bembry’s “About the Author” page on her website. Tell us – were you that accomplished at age 14?

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    This goes to show you that it is so important to encourage our children, foster good habits and nourishes their talents. God bless!

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    This goes to show you that it is so important to encourage our children, foster good habits and nourishes their talents. God bless!

#MarriageChat Wednesday: This Weeks Topic is Marriage Lessons We Learned Along The Way

BY: - 5 Jul '11 | Marriage

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Week three of our online Twitter party kicks off on Wednesday July 6th where the topic will be, “Marriage Lessons We Learned Along The Way!” We’ll be on Twitter using the hashtag #marriagechat and talking about the best\worst advice you’ve received, the things you wish that you knew before marriage and most importantly the things that you’ve learned since saying I Do. You do not want to miss this conversation!

It takes place tomorrow, Wednesday July 6th at 9PM-10PM EST using the hashtag #marriagechat on Twitter. To easily follow the conversation we’ve created this link using Twitter Grid: http://bit.ly/iG3S12 . You can use other Twitter tools to follow the conversation, this is just one option that we’ve set up for ease of use.

Join us each week as we strengthen marriages across the globe using the power of Social Media and the Web. Every Wednesday we’ll have special guest panelists, giveaways and information that you can use to strengthen your marriage and your community. We’re excited and hope that you are to.

How To Join Us:

1) You’ll need to have a Twitter account. If you don’t have one you can sign up at www.twitter.com.

2) It’s a good idea to follow our Twitter accounts for info on upcoming chats (@blackandmarried, @lamartyler, @ronnietyler and @theyoungmommy). Every week, we’ll post a series of tweets about our guest and the topic for the week prior to Wednesday.

This Week’s Details:

This Weeks Topic: Marriage Lessons We Learned Along The Way

When: Wednesday July 6, 2011 9PM EST\6PM PST

Where: Follow this link at 9PM to connect to our Tweet Grid http://bit.ly/iG3S12 (Once you’re in add your Twitter name to the Grid on the right)

Hashtag: #marriagechat

Who To Follow: @blackandmarried, @lamartyler, @ronnietyler, @theyoungmommy

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Lamar Tyler is co-creator BlackandMarriedWithKids.com. He also is the co-producer of the films Happily Ever After: A Positive Image of Black Marriage, You Saved Me, Men Ain't Boys and Still Standing.

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