Real Talk w/Terry

It Is Written: Angela Marie Holmes

In the latest edition of the It Is Written: Author Series, host Terry Cato, interviews author Angela Marie Holmes.

Angela M. Holmes-Poole, newly married was born and raised in Sacramento, California. She is debuting her two transitional memoirs “Lukewarm” and “I Don’t look Like What I’ve Been Through” while bringing urban fiction to life. This trilogy is based on true trials and spiritual triumphs after a near death experience by gunfire in 1995. Relocating to Atlanta in her mid-twenties, Angela established lifelong friendships and extended family. This author used writing as her therapy to share her experiences of domestic violence with other young woman who have been or are going through similar situations. While reflecting over her life, she realized that everything happened for a reason. Angela strives to be a light to her friends and community as an active member of Center of Praise Ministries. The author is now working to finish her Lukewarm trilogy with her third novel entitled “Here I Am”.

It Is Written: Dr. Arianna Sholes-Douglas

Terry Cato interviews bestselling author Dr. Arianna Sholes-Douglas. Arianna Sholes-Douglas, MD, FACOG is the founder and visionary of Tula Wellness, PLLC. She has practiced medicine for over 20 years and is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine. As a graduate of the University of Arizona’s Integrative Medicine Fellowship, founded by Dr. Andrew Weil. Dr. Arianna combines her extensive knowledge in women’s health with the field of integrative medicine. Dr. Arianna specializes in integrative women’s health, a subspecialty of gynecology that incorporates evidenced-based alternative medical therapies to promote healing, recognizes that several factors (mind, body, and spirit) contribute to wellness, and honors a patient-centered approach and healing partnerships between patient and physician.

It Is Written: Berneitha McNair

Terry Cato interviews author, consultant, and business owner Berneitha McNair. Ms. McNair is the Founder and President of Berneitha McNair Consulting (BMC) and has experience as a nonprofit executive director, state association board chair, workforce board member, and adjunct instructor. McNair was previously employed as the Executive Director of the Northeast Florida Community Action Agency, Inc. and served as Board Chair of the Florida Association for Community Action. McNair graduated with honors from the University of Southern Mississippi (Southern Miss) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication. She also completed Master’s Degree Coursework at Southern Miss. McNair has a wealth of knowledge gained throughout her career. Her innovative and interactive sessions were strategically designed by utilizing a modern, trendy approach to training that will inspire teams. McNair’s presentations are informative, motivational, energetic, and designed to help businesses and individuals enhance their capacity to achieve results. McNair created a new leadership style, D.O.P.E. leadership. She is currently writing her first book, D.O.P.E. Leadership: Success is in the Style.

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It Is Written: Dr. Gerri Forte

Host, Terry Cato introduces the quarantine series, “It Is Written” a series of author interviews. Her first guest, Dr. Gerri Forte is the author of “Of Prayers and Beatings”.

The story of Cleodine Georgette Duarté is told through firsthand narrative style as she discovers pertinent historical information that led to her understanding and forgiveness of the parent whose emotionally imbalanced actions terrorized her childhood while at the same time developed the foundation for the person that she has become. 
The story begins in rural Mississippi during the 1800’s when the first members of her father’s family were imported from the Bahamas to a plantation in Newton Mississipi and transgresses through the decades to life in the current day Silicon Valley.  An understanding of mental illness coupled with the impact of systemic racism help Cleodine to understand, forgive and love.

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Getting to Know Author Terry Cato

“No Longer a Bridesmaid!”

A Memoir

By Terry Cato

 Tell us about your current release.

“No Longer a Bridesmaid!” is a memoir that chronicles the seven years that I was single, celibate and believing God for a husband. During those seven years, I observed seven personality types–my own included–that can get in the way of progress toward the altar. I discuss this in the first part of the book and dig more into my personal process in part two of the book.

How did you begin your writing career?

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a love of reading and writing and was the resident proof-reader for my family and friends. My earliest memory of writing was in kindergarten when I would go through my coloring books and write sentences describing what I saw on the pages before I started coloring.

Who is your book published through?

I self-published this book through my publishing company, Mahogany Inspiration.

Where can we find your book?,,, and; You can also order the title through Barnes & Noble and Books-a-million retail stores for pick-up.

Where did you get the inspiration for this book?

I was inspired to share my testimony of preparation, while attending a marriage enrichment class at church.

How long did it take you to write your current novel?

From start to finish it took about 2 ½ years; actual writing time was about a year.

What else are you working on?

I am currently working on a follow-up book that will focus on getting through the various seasons of marriage.

Readers love following their favorite authors, which social networking sites can fans find you? 





Who reads the drafts of your novels?

I have a select group of family and close friends that I get to read the initial draft of my manuscript.

What is your favorite snack while writing?

My favorite snack while I’m writing is sunflower seeds.

Please Participate in our Author Blog Hop by visiting the sites below and in doing so, you will be supporting other Indie Authors ~ Thank you!  -Terry Cato


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