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Dubai left me speechless

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Dubai left me speechless

Rose-Anne Uwague, owner of Light a Fire, shares her family vacation to Dubai with Lauren Simone Publishing House readers in this guest blog. 

Rose-Anne Uwague dispels myths, disrupts inefficient systems, and dismisses old thoughts that no longer serve us. She helps women make impact while maintaining harmony.  Passionate about igniting purpose to help women identify and achieve their goals, Rose-Anne has been nicknamed “The Igniter”. She challenges women through accountability and introspection to set milestones, tackle their vices and operate in their power by accomplishing their mission. As a Life Strategist, she distinguishes her coaching by helping her clients pursue harmony, employ grace and strategy rather than hustling, grinding and struggling.  As a Consultant, she helps companies streamline and improve their business processes. Rose-Anne believes that every encounter and every experience is intended to benefit someone else and she teaches as she learns. 

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Black History Month at Stetson Public Library

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Black History Month at Stetson Public Library

Writer Lucy Gellman from the Arts Council Greater New Haven interviewed Melissa-Sue John and Olivia Lauren John on Wednesday, February 26th at Visual Literacy, a one-night artist and vendor showcase at the Stetson Branch Library on Dixwell Avenue. She writes, "Melissa-Sue John was tired of books that didn’t reflect the two Black girls she had at home. Her daughters, Olivia Lauren and Alyssa Simone, were both budding writers. So the three of them did the only reasonable thing there was to do: they founded a publishing house to tell their own stories." After describing all the other artists at the event, she continues, "The Johns greeted...

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Double feature for author and publisher at Lauren Simone Pubs

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Double feature for author and publisher at Lauren Simone Pubs

We are so excited to share that January ended with double features of our publisher and one of our authors. Co-Founder and publisher at Lauren Simone Publishing House, Melissa-Sue John, was interviewed by award-winning author, novelist, poet, and non-fiction writer, Jean Moore. Learn more as she shares how the company started and how her vision was realized in Finding Your Invincible Summer.  Meanwhile, author, Yvette Phillips can be seen on News12 featured for reading to students about Lunar New Year. Democracy Prep High School and Bronx Charter School for Better Learning are the only two schools in New York City that teach Korean...

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When in Iceland

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When in Iceland

Olivia Lauren visits Iceland. Find out all about the trip, dos and donts, pros and cons, and book recommendations.

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Udon noodles, Shaved Ice, and Parrots

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Udon noodles, Shaved Ice, and Parrots

Sunday was a laid back day. I was exhausted. I overslept and missed breakfast and a chance to attend church on the beach. By the time I finally got up I joined my husband to help with the laundry. He wanted to make the most of our penultimate day and I wanted to listen to my body which was shouting "relax!" Since I wasn't going to pay anyone to give me a massage, I just slept! He went on a tour of China town.  I figured I'd stay in for the morning and do a luau at night until I...

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