Lily L. Ratliff
Lily L. Ratliff is a writer, educator, entrepreneur and speaker. Lily is the debut author of the Christian autobiography, The Life of a Lily. Once being the product of the adoption system, God turned what the devil deemed as nothing into a mover and shaker that He could use for the Kingdom!
Lily has taught elementary through high school English and Reading for eleven years. She has served in many ministry capacities, from singing in her local church choir, to teaching Sunday school and reading enrichment for the youth in the community. She also owns and operates "Everything That's Lily, LLC,” an online book and inspirational jewelry business.
Her first work of fiction, "All is Not Lost" will be featured as a short story in the Christian anthology, After You’ve Done All You Can to be released December 2008. She is currently working on a children's book series entitled "The Last Shall Be First” in which two of the six books will be released December 16, 2008. Lily is also a dynamic inspirational speaker who has been sought after by churches, writing circles, schools, and community organizations to motivate, encourage, and inspire today's youth & young adults.
Lily resides in Lithonia, Georgia, with her daughter, Asia Denise.
The Life of a Lily
The Life of a Lily: Growing in His Strength, Blooming in His LoveAuthor:
Lily L. Ratliff
978160462-2287 Buy on Amazon
Are you going through life’s ups and downs alone? Are you a victim of the foster system or adopted and want to know, Why me? Can there ever be life after abuse or abandonment? If you have experienced opposition or neglect, this book is for you. In her autobiography, The Life of a Lily
, author Lily L. Ratliff shows you that through all of your mess, God can bring you to a point of acceptance of what life has given you, with the vigor to carry on. A catalyst for hope and restoration in your life, with easy-to-read vignettes and relevant corresponding Scriptures, The Life of a Lily
shows how a young girl triumphs by discovering what so many others failed to realize that God had a plan for her life.
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TL James graduated with an MBA from LeTourneau University. At LETU, James cultivated an interest in biblical studies and research. Little did James know, but her love for research would become an integral thread in her writing style.
After many sleepless nights, James began writing her first speculative fictional book, with her newly born son tucked comfortably at her side. She developed the family drama storyline that showcases her love of research, biblical studies and literary classics (i.e., Chaucer, Shakespeare and methodology). The MPire Trilogy was born.
In 2008, TL James revived PHE Ink, a Writing Solutions Firm, after discovering a number of gaps in the publishing industry. James works with aspiring writers, one-on-one, to develop their literary voice. PHE Ink, also, assists entrepreneurs with transforming their business dreams into defined objectives and business plans.
TL James currently resides in Houston, Texas with her son and immediate family.
The MPire: In Search of the Lost
The MPire: In Search of the LostAuthor:
366 Pages Buy on AmazonThe MPire: In Search of the Lost
is the story Mallory Towneson Haulm, a sexy financial powerhouse, who lives in a quasi paradise in Austin, Texas. His opulent world is decorated with expensive toys and women more exquisite than an exotic candy shop.
After fourteen years of separation from his family, Mallory is summoned to return back home to join The Family Business. Poised for success, Mallory is focused on turning around the ailing business, not realizing that taking his assigned reigns will put him in a position of unrelenting power which he is unaware he even has. His world crashes as he reunites with his brothers and becomes Death, the forth horseman of the Apocalypse.
With every complication popping up in his life, the biggest one by far is in the form of an old love from the past coming back to reclaim the spot in Mallory’s heart.
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I was born October 10, 19… in good ole Queens, New York. I had a difficult childhood, though it’s not your usual abuse story. I developed severe eczema and most of my schoolmates shunned me until high school. Books became my friend.
Early in life, I found myself fascinated by the macabre. I would actually set my alarm if one of my favorite Alfred Hitchcock, Rod Serling or One Step Beyond was coming on late at night. These kept me up ‘til the wee hours of the morning.
Being raised in Amityville was the icing on the cake. My biological mother died when I was thirteen, the age where puberty reared its ugly head. Needless to say, I was a wife and mother by the time I was seventeen, divorced at twenty. Then I met Fred, my second, current and final husband. We’ve been together 34 years. He helped me become an adult although I went kicking and fighting the whole way. Together, we raised six children.
Reading was my education. I can’t list my degrees or college affiliations. I learned from the masters; Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Jean Auel, even Sidney Sheldon. I love you all.
Ace of Hearts
Ace of Hearts Author:
Jean Holloway Pages:
: 9780982447598Buy on Amazon
Something sinister is going on...
And Love has nothing to do with it.
First he seduces them...
Then he kills them...
What he does next is unspeakable.
Detective Shevaughn Robinson gets her first big case, investigating an especially gruesome murder case, which emerges into serial murders. The story evolves as she follows murder after murder trying to solve the case, not realizing the murderer is a man who not only becomes obsessed with death, but obsessed with her.
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