Hi everyone and welcome back to the 30 Days, 30 Authors event! Today, I have the pleasure of having LaToya Murchison on my blog today. I have interacted with LaToya on various events on social media and not only is she a wonderful author, but she also does poetry that is not only inspirational, but powerful. If you haven’t already, you should definitely check out LaToya’s work. It’s amazing.

 

Now, here’s LaToya!

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author bio

LaToya Murchison is a Woman After God’s Own Heart. LaToya was born and raised in Southern Pines, NC and started writing poetry as a junior in high school. LaToya found that writing allowed her to be creative and eventually discovered her interest in becoming a published author. After graduating from high school and uncertain of her career path, she attended and received an Associate Degree in Office Systems Technology from Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst, N.C.

LaToya is passionate about encouraging, helping, and building up others. She gave her life over to Christ 8 years ago and is the best decision she ever made. At the age of 18 doctors told her that she would not live to see the age of 25. On August 2, 2015 she turned 37 years old and she continues to give God all the thanks daily because she knows that if it had not been for the plan and the favor that he had set for her life before she was born she would not be here today. LaToya loves to spread the word of God everywhere she goes.

In 2012 LaToya created a Facebook Group named D.O.V.E Daughters of Virtue with a mission to unite women who strive to encourage and empower other women and members of their community. She created dove to promote unconditional love, peace unity and the importance of understanding and respecting women’s individual’s rights to choose a spiritual path.

LaToya serves as Media Director and Children’s Ministry Assistant at Love Grove Free Will Baptist Church. LaToya published her first book A Praying Heart on November 21, 2014 and her second book Poetic Expressions on May 30, 2015.

 

Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

 

You can connect with Author LaToya Murchison at:

Website: http://latoyaauthor.wix.com/authorlatoyam

Facebook: www.facebook.com/latoyamwrites

Twitter: www.twitter.com/LaToyaauthor

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/authorlatoyam

Instagram: www.instagram.com/authorlatoyam

Blogger: www.authorlatoyamurchison.blogspot.com

Amazon Author Page: www.amazon.com/author/latoyamurchison

Tumblr: http://authorlatoyamurchison.tumblr.com/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/latoyam78/

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/c/AuthorLaToyaMurchison

 

author interview

1. Besides writing, what else do you like to do?

I love to motivate and in inspire others to reach for greatness. I am an avid reader and I try to read at least 5 books a week. I am currently on book 54 of 100 for my reading goal challenge.

2.What inspired you to become an author?

Writing has always been a for a therapy for me. Writing allow me to get all of my thoughts down without having to explain or defend what I am thinking because words do not talk back.

3.What was your first reaction when your debut novel was published?

I felt blessed because I was finally leaving my dream of sharing the gift that I received from God with others.

4. Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

Having an established publishing company so that I can help other publish their messages to different readers. Operating my non-profit organization to help grieving and abused individuals. I will have 20 published books

5.What advice can you give to anyone who wants to become an author?

To all the aspiring authors I would say never stop writing and never give up on your dreams. It’s important to write from the heart and not just about what you feel others expect. A great writer also knows their audience. Connect with other writers who can help guide you and that will share their experiences with you.

books and links

 

 

A Praying Heart (2)3

http://www.amazon.com/Praying-Heart-Learning-Pray-Through-ebook/dp/B00PE3O25M/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1459401010&sr=1-1&keywords=latoya+murchison

 

Sample  book cover23 (3)

http://www.amazon.com/Poetic-Expressions-LaToya-Murchison-ebook/dp/B00YIM61JU/ref=sr_1_4?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1459401010&sr=1-4&keywords=latoya+Murchison

 

EXCERPT

Poetic Expressions is a book of poetry that contain words of love, hope, and inspiration. Author LaToya Murchison used her love of writing poetry as her source of therapy and healing. She takes you on a journey of renewed spirituality, the pain of lost love ones and the joy of finding true love.

 

Jesus

You woke me up this morning to have a better day

Instead of praising you I disobeyed you and at times

I am not sure what I am supposed to do

The sound of your name rings in

My heart and I hope that

It never stops

Lord I pray that you

Forgive me for all my sins

Forgive me for passing judgement on others

Teach me to have forgiveness in my heart

For those who have mistreated me

As you lead me to the riverside

To leave all of my trouble behind

I look to the future instead of my past

Thank you for blessing me with

The talent to express my feelings

Through your loving words

Lord it took me a long time

To realize my gift

Now that I have I promise to

Use it to uplift your people

Thank you for teaching that I had

To fall before I would be able

To walk and stand tall

Lord thank you for being the lover

Of my soul and the joy in my life

When I was down you allowed me to

Sit on your shoulders until I

Was able to get up and stand on my own

Lord with all that I am I offer up this prayer

Today and every day to come in

You precious name Amen

 

giveaway

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