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Our mission is to incite change in the lives of individuals through literacy. Our overall aim is to inspire, encourage, build up, and motivate people through various genres of creative literary expression.

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Clarence V. Matthews

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New Jersey Author gives valuable lessons on family values & his personal journey from childhood to manhood in the trilogy entitled, Jacob’s Rite of Passage.

Clarence Matthews, Author & Historian paints a vivid picture of African-American family life that dates from post slavery to the Great Depression.

Jersey City, New Jersey – the media gives a clear snap shot of the decline of functional families, hence communities – in the north & the south. Without the influence of a father in the home or a positive male figure – the question becomes ‘Who will train up the child?’ In Jacob’s Rite of Passage, Clarence Matthews gives an account of a mama’s boy who journeys through life under the guidance of his older brother and discovers: betrayal, abandonment, sexual encounters, racism, and misconceptions of manhood.

Authored Titles:
Jacob's Rite of Passage, Trilogy
School Days, Family Series
Biz Kidz Country Adventure, Family Series

Publisher:
DeeClare Publishing, LLC

Illustrator:
Korey Scott

Titles available in our bookstore 

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Danita E. Matthews

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DANITA E. MATTHEWS is a mother, entrepreneur, and active Girl Scout leader. An avid writer, she was inspired to chronicle the events of her daughter's life into this easy-reader in hopes of encouraging parent-child reading.

As a volunteer with Literacy Connections (Dutchess County, NY), she dedicated hours of her free time to helping grade school children enhance their reading skills.

STAY TUNED for the release of "The Adventures of Chelsea B" this fall. 

Authored Titles:

The Advenures of Chelsea B

Publisher:
DeeClare Publishing, LLC

Website:
www.chelseabadventures.com

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Dorothy Hughes

dorothywebFayetteville, North Carolina – Dorothy Hughes, the daughter of sharecroppers – knows about tough times. Hughes grew up on a farm absent of electricity and running water. As in so many cases of sharecropping, there was never enough money for food, clothing or most of the essential items needed to properly sustain a household.

In the midst of challenges, adverse times, circumstances and great loss, Dorothy learned how to overcome; a lesson she hopes to share with her readers. The Journey Was Not Easy is an autobiography chronicling her life journey and the exceptional endurance of a woman named Dorothy Hughes who knows you can fall on hard times, but believes you can make a difference.

"There are those who are facing tough times today," Hughes acknowledges. The Journey Was Not Easy profoundly encourages that adverse times call for offensive action... "Get up and Move up!"

Authored Titles:

The Journey Was Not Easy

 

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Erica Mills Hollis

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Erica Mills-Hollis was born in Longview, Texas – a quiet bedroom community in the eastern part of the state. If you ask Mills-Hollis, she would say her childhood was relatively uneventful, even sort of boring. That is until 1994, the year her life changed forever. That year, at the age of 15, Mills-Hollis learned she was pregnant with her first child, a son she named Erique.

Determined to make the best of a challenging situation, Mills-Hollis found ways to not only “cope” with teenage pregnancy, but to use that experience to push herself to live life to her fullest potential. Knowing the importance of an education, she studied hard, receiving her GED and later earning an associate’s degree. Today, she’s the proud mom of two – Erique who is now 16 and Uriah, age three. Mills-Hollis leads a very busy life, working full-time, raising her family, studying for her bachelor’s degree, and spending her free time pursuing her No. 1 passion (aside from family) – writing.

Authored Titles:

Dreams Altered but Not Abandoned
365 Daily Inspirations & Quotes
My Mommy is the Bestest
Best Budz

Publishing Company:
Precious Heart Publishing

Illustrator:
Korey Scott

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Felecia Fluellen

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Words is a compilation of poems and short stories. The author penned “WORDS” as the response to her quest to find the answer to life’s age old question — WHY? — and the reasons behind the orchestration of events in this journey called life.

Felecia Fluellen, is a Jersey City native. Her personal journey sparked the road to becoming an author, and potentially opening doors to avenues not previously considered. She is excited to share her written work and is encouraged by the support of her son, family and friends.

Felecia encourages you to read “WORDS.” There’s something for everyone. What we all have in common is the mystery of life, and although “WORDS” can hurt, have hurt, “WORDS” also have the power to heal.

Authored Titles:
WORDS

Publisher:
DeeClare Publishing, LLC

Cover Art:Felecia Fluellen

 

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Joanne M. Cissell

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Joanne Cissell is a resident of Indianapolis Indiana. She is the author of, "My Husband’s Pray", "A Father’s Love," and is currently working on her second book. Joanne has just completed her first screenplay/production; soon to be released.

Cissell’s life is one that has defied the odds. When she was twelve years old, doctors discovered that she was born without cartilage or sockets and was told she would never walk or have children. She underwent and endured many surgeries and taught herself to do things that she was told she would never do.

Authored Titles:
My Husband's Prayers

Publisher:
DeeClare Publishing, LLC

 

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Owen Cowherd, Jr.

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From an early age, Owen Cowherd, professionally known as "Mr. Testimony" was destined to live his life in front of an audience. Few would have imagined that his performance would be a new brand of gospel hip-hop and his audience…anyone who would be saved.

Now Owen has become an author and penned the details of his life in "My Trials," the first of a series of short stories outlining his trials, tribulations and testimony. The novels partnered with the man and his music leverage the details behind his process, his journey.

"We become so that others become," and now that journey has transformed the man into the ministry — not in a conventional sense with pulpit and prepared sermon, but through his story.

Authored Titles:

My Trials, Tribulations and Testimony

Publisher:
DeeClare Publishing, LLC

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Thomas Ray

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Tom Ray — writer and a poet — born and raised in Yonkers NY to parents Portia Ray and Thomas Ray Sr.

Tom Ray was born on April 18, 1985 and since that day has been on a road to success. He attended school in The Yonkers Public School System and graduated from Westchester Community College with a degree in Communication and Media Arts in 2007. During his college studies, he discovered his gift of being a socially relevant poet. From that moment, he picked up a pen and has not stopped writing.

Authored Titles:

Thoughts of Ray
P.A.I.N. (Progress After Its Nemesis)

Publisher:
DeeClare Publishing, LLC

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W. Ivan Wright

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W. Ivan Wright is a native of Trenton, New Jersey where he attended the Trenton Public School System. He is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and holds a B.S. in Respiratory Therapy.

Ivan has several publications. Black People: For Entertainment Purposes Only, is his first novel. His second novel, Indentured Scholars The Inner City Scandal, was released in October 2007.

Mature characters and themes in Ivan’s books, candidly and humorously allow the reader to peer at the cultural intricacies that express the African American experience.

W. Ivan Wright is passionate about expanding the visual horizons of our young people.

Authored Titles:

Black People: For Entertainment Purposes Only
Indentured Scholar: The Inner City Scandal

Publishing Company:
Able Journey Press

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