Urban Morning President Bridget Burns and Vice President Marsha Clarke appointment Velma White to the Urban Morning Board of Directors in 2018 to serve as the Director.
Ms. White hails from Batesville, MS where she grew up with 7 sisters and five brothers. Velma moved to Texas in 1985 pursued her degree and currently resides in a small town with one daughter and granddaughter.
Velma received her Bachelor of Science with a degree in Mass Communications from Texas Woman’s University. She is an author, certified Biblical life coach, and owner of Victorious Biblical Life Coach & Victorious Wholesales (turning ugly houses into profit). She has coached clients nationally and internationally. She has more than 30 years of professional and higher education experience.
Velma enjoys helping others transform the impossible by helping turn their dreams and visions into a reality. She also, loves reading, writing, music, visiting with friends, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.
Ms. White accepted Urban Morning directorship to restore hope and to create impossible by developing strategic possible. She says her objectives as the Director is to serve the members of the Coop with the same integrity and commitment as God design for her everyday living. #CHANGEAGENT #COMMUNITYTOCOMMUNITY
1.What inspires you most to write?
I watched my mother read her bible and write daily. She passed away in 2012 and as I was going through some of her things, I noticed her writings on pieces of paper, and it was breathtaking to review her writings and the impact of her thoughts on my life. So, I had journaled a few years back and I just started back journaling which is very therapeutic for me. I did not think from journaling it would turn into writing.
2. What is your favorite genre?
bio, journaling and real life
3. Who is one author you admire if any and why?
First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama...you get to feel a glimpse of their life and their writing is captivating
4. How do you overcome blank writing spells? take a rest and start over again the next day...I have found writing one chapter at a time works for me.
5. What legal publishing advice can you give? Always work with an excellent editor and research publishers.
6. How many books have you written, are any a bestseller yet? Never, had a best seller yet but, I will one day. I just started writing with a group of 15 women from the US and international. I am a part of the first series of "still I rise", there should be at least 8 books published on amazon, and then I have another on my own, 'broken and restored", can be purchased from Barnes and Noble and Amazon. Also, just finished writing with another international writer "who you are won't take you where you are going, a transition to the real you" (this is at the publisher release date TBD)
7. If you had the opportunity to rewrite one movie script which would it be, why?
Coming to America, I would focus on the real kings and queen’s life and bring it to life with modern kings and queens of today such as Barack and Michelle or Denzel and Paulette.
8. What are some difficulties you've experienced in your writing career; how do you handle book critiques/criticism?
some of the difficulties are truly the desire to write or motivation. I once had to rewrite a section 5 times.
9. What are your best experiences in your writing career?
Participating in a book signing in Chicago and we sold out.
10. Do you prefer to write in silence and or have some sort sound in the background?
Both depends on what I am writing.
11. What are some encouraging words you'd give to another author/writer?
Write, Write and Write. If you don't tell your story No one else will!
12. How did you decide the pricing of your material; how did you go about promotion/advertising and distribution of your work?
I just used the suggested retail price and use t-shirts and workshops to promote my book.
13. Why should anyone read your book?
I hope it will inspire, grow the reader and change lives.
14. Did you have a book coach? Yes. I have a project leader, editor and publisher on my first & 3rd book. However, on the 2nd book I self-published.
15. What was your favorite subject in school?
16. Are you self-published or have an established publishing contract elsewhere?