Congrats to Athena Dent and her book “Emerging Cocoon” on being selected as a FINALIST in this year’s ‘Phyllis Wheatley Book Awards’ for the 2017 Harlem Book Fair which is held annually in Harlem, NY.
When asked how she felt about being selected as a Finalist, she simply said “Hard work, Patience and persistence PAYS OFF”
Besides being a former Social Worker for 12 years (8 years in Foster care), Nursing Assistant (4yrs.), knowledge of Nutrition/Health for the past 30 years, being a Mentor/Volunteer/Educator (former Pre-K Teacher), I have been a Writer for the past 30 years (since the age of 14) and an Author for the past 8 years. I have four self-published books, “SILK” (2008), “ONE OF A KIND LOVE” (2010). April, 2016; I released two NEW books: “Francesca’s Journey” (YA/Education)& “Emerging Cocoon” (sequel to “Silk”). I will be doing a book tour to promote these books. I completed two more manuscripts in 2015: “The Beginning” (Poetry) & “Lady A- The Life of a Teddy Bear” (Children’s). All my books are available on Barnes and Noble, “Francesca’s Journey” & “Emerging Cocoon” are available on Booklocker.com.
I am looking forward to SHARING my NEW stories and traveling!.
EMERGING COCOON is the long-awaited sequel to the sincere and realistic novel, “Silk.” It is about five generational women: Crystal, Joy, Genny, Margaret and Sylvia, who are best friends as they take a well-deserved trip. However, friendship is not scripted or rehearsed and they had no idea WHAT was going to ’emerge’ from this trip. Betrayal, lies, secrets and surprises not only ‘transform’ this trip, but also the ladies individually, and as a whole.
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