About the Author

About the Author…

Author’s Bio…

L. Dene’t Stephens resides in Southern California and aspires to be known as a Theologically Based Writer. She is an Ordained Deaconess and has served as a Women’s Christian Educational Instructor and Coordinator, considering herself a Lifelong Bible Student. She is a MEMBER of the International Women’s Writing Guild, The Association of Independent Authors and is a “Good Reads” Author.  She has also been an exhibiting Author at the LEIMERT Park Village Book Fairs 2015 and 2016, Black Writers on Tour 2015 and 2016,  in addition to having a mention on a Pinterest Best Reads Site.  She has other projects in the works, including a collection of Poetry. Among the causes the Author champions for and is passionate about are the “Homeless Epidemic”(https://endhomelessness.org)

http so://abc7.com/society/homeless-count-surges-by-12-percent-in-lack unity/5330253/

The “Give Simething Back Foundation (Scholarships for Foster Youth), preventing and ending Child Sex Trafficking (www.savinginnocence.org)

“Cancer Awareness” (http://www.cancer.org)

also,  the “Ora Lee Smith Foundation” as she is among a “Sisterhood” that have waged a battle the “C” word.

“The Search for Sunshine” is the poignant tale of three fragmented lives as told through the eyes of a child.  Sunshine’s need to protect her brothers becomes the catalyst for her own will to survive…

She is following a “calling” and has been described as a “prolific writer”, able to convey a story line that leaves her reader grappling with emotions, and yearning for more…

…known to “mentor”, “minister” and maybe do a little “meddlin”…

…”mzstephens” has developed such an uncanny talent for subtlety injecting humor into her own “philosophies about life”, so much so, that it’s quite capable one may have been given either a tongue lashing, or a lesson, whichever the occasion may require – while not even realizing it…

“her ambitions”…      are –

To be a member of a Community of Writers, who – desire an opportunity to develop and display our Craft.  To be understood, and appreciated by my peers.  Some of us have Voices that would never be heard without the Forum for us to write…  “this” is our “language”.   We are the “analytical”, the “gifted”, the “healed”, the “heartbroken”, the “newly in love”, the “poets”, the “lyricists”, the “songstress”, the “survivors”,  the “wounded”,  the ones who “yearn to tell our stories”, … whose hands speak  with an unpretentious love of this eloquent form of communication that only the discerning can appreciate.  We are the ones whose vocabularies allow us to depict our emotions for you… page after page, chapter after chapter, creating within them an amplification for every one of your senses to absorb, observe, to find a common ground in, to reject, or if necessary – even to exploit.  In essence, writers possess an ability to commandeer your attention with the beginning of a story, to bind you up and hold you captive throughout it, to heal and nurture as they reach a certain crescendo within it… or to ultimately, let you go – the recipient of a much needed –  “message.”   We are the “Prayer Warriors” and we are  those who don’t “believe”… “yet”… , We are the ones who may not have the ability, or may not desire to articulate in the  sultry, salaciously verbal finesse of what has become a commonplace occurrence as our society shifts towards the habit of being vainly visible and ostentatiously vocal without saying or meaning, or contributing… “much of anything” at all.  We are those that throughout our lifetimes, may have to indulge in various unsatisfying, and unsubstantiated careers, but who will always harbor this one “ambition”… that being,   to “write”…       L. Dene’t Stephens – Author


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One thought on “About the Author

  1. Awesome read. This book tugs at your heartstrings. You truly feel every moment of this emotional story. I didn’t want to put the book down.


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