Authors on the Rise Digital Magazine October 2023 Issue

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AUTHORS AON UTHORS AON UTHORS ON THE TRISE HE TRISE HE RISE AUTHOR & BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR WILLIS KIM DIGITALMAGAZINE QUARTERLYISSUE SPECIAL EDITION S T O R I E S O F S U R V I V A L M E E T T H E R E S I L I E N T W O M E N O F 2 0 2 2 I N S P I R A T I O N C E L E B R A T I N G L I F E B E S T S E L L I N G A U T H O R S H E A L I N G M A G A Z I N E N O M I N A T I O N B Y A C H I M A G A Z I N E A W A R D S MEET Honouring the 2022 Womenof Resilience
Cover Author Kimberly Willis Reverend Dr. Jan Duncan Shawnise Chantell
3 Editor's Note 5 Meet the Resilient Women of 2022 6 Meet Featured Author & Resilient Woman Revered Dr. Jan Duncan 10 Meet Featured Author & Resilient Woman Shawnise Chantell 14 Meet Cover Author & Resilient Woman Kimberly Willis 18 Breast Cancer Awareness Month 19 Key Principles to seeking God's healing in the midst of Breast Cancer 19 Shop the Author's Boutique Magazine editor: Shakira Lorraine Shop with Small Business Owners directly from the pages AUTHORS ON THE RISE DIGITAL MAGAZINE I QUARTELY ISSUE
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Please celebrate with us as we honor not only the lives of these authors, but the courage to share their stories of resilience with the world!
If you can identify with the journey of the women you are getting ready to meet over the next few pages, then we honor you as well as a person of resilience!
We honor you with the Resilience Award! Meet the 2022 Women of Resilience!

Reverend Dr.Jan Duncan

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Reverend Dr. Jan Duncan is a Detroit native who is a servant of God interested in helping others by edifying, equipping, and encouraging them to Excel in life. She is the founder of the outreach ministry Wailing men & women of Zion Kingdom Building Chapter, Inc.

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Dr.Jan Duncan

Tell Us about your healing journey.

My healing began when all the phone calls and the visits stopped after my husband's funeral. It hit me that he would not be walking through that door again. I started Seminary school and the worship class helped me, but I was still numb. Then God began to remind me that He already put in me everything that I needed to survive this devastating time in my life. He told me to write a book about this chapter of my journey. As I began to write the book that is when the healing started to unfold.

What key lessons from your journey have helped you to grow? One lesson I learned from this chapter of my life is that God truly equips you with what you need to complete the journey.

When unexpected circumstances of life came up, it was only God that kept me through the heartache and pain.

Another lesson I learned from this experience is that everything that I wold need to get through the most challenging time of this journey He already had deposited inside of me. God was making and molding me all along into who He had called me to be.

The last lesson I learned was that I had to trust God and use what he deposited down inside of me. He indeed brought me through. He truly will make "all things work together for the good for them that love God and who are the called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28

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Meet Dr.Jan Duncan

Tell us about your book.

It is a testimony from the last chapter of my journey. It is not just for married people, it is for singles as well. It will share insight on how God indeed keeps His promises to us. The question becomes have we prepared ourselves for the promise? The love story was not accidental.

When unexpected life circumstances came up, only God kept me through the heartache and pain. And now that I have come through the most challenging time in my life, how did I move on?

Share a few publishing tips for Aspiring Authors.

One tip that I will offer, as the author, to ensure you know the message that you want to express to your audience. That way when you choose your publisher, they can help convey that message .

Another tip is to make sure that your content flows smoothly. When it flows, it makes it easier to read and it keeps the audience's attention.

Connect with Reverend Dr. Jan Duncan

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Shawnise Chantell

Tell us about your healing journey.

Honestly, my healing journey hasn’t been easy, especially being a mother, but I thank God for His grace, mercy, supernatural healing and undeserving love. I battled with my physical health as well as mental health.

I face 3 deadly infections, three es, double nute Cardiac ke, and Ecoli, gone eight a pacemaker w months, my e could have ithout family specialized a result, my the hardest ndure. I was in enged myself kly healing goals.

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Meet Shawnise Chantell

What key lessons from your journey have helped you to grow?

Well, my healing began when I accepted that I was on a new path and that I had a purpose in telling my healing journey. Learning to trust the healing process, I developed patience. Another key lesson is to write your story. Develop intimate time to do so.

There’s someone out there waiting, anticipating hope and a breakthrough. Your story can be the answer to their prayers.

Tell us about your book.

My book, THE SHAWNISE CHANTELL STORY: GOD WITHIN THE LILY, ignites a global social discussion; its harrowing, miraculous, inspirational, lifealtering, and powerful history engages readers to think and act on social change regarding Maternal Mortality/Morbidity issues and Women's Health.

It also invites readers to experience the power of God, His love for us, and his ability to grant supernatural healing, life or death. Finally, the book is my courageous attempt to share my painful story and recollection of events with the world, how I almost lost my life and gain salvation!

Share a few publishing tips with Aspiring Authors.

Find intimate time to write, don’t give up and don’t be discouraged. Complete the task of finishing your book with everything you got and don’t be afraid to reach out for help to a publisher if needed.

Connect with Shawnise Chantell

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Kimberly Willis is a fighter! Being a breast cancer survivor, she is motivated to help bridge the gap between feeling subconscious to being confident in fashion.

She has successfully operated a fashion boutique, 49Rose, for both men and women. The boutique has opened her heart and passion to include styling cancer survivors.

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Platforms such as CW50 Detroit and the Telegram News have shared her story. Kimberly is an accomplished author of two books and plans to release her third book in the fall of 2022.

One of her most outstanding achievements is being a pastor’s wife and a mother of four. She is also a proud member of Michigan Association of Female Entrepreneurs (MAFE), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and Indie Business Network.

My husband and family are everything to me. It has brought us closer. We appreciate life on a deeper level and our drive to do our purpose has only intensified. Our careers, businesses, and my husband's pastoring has kept us busy. It is important to focus on leaving a legacy for our children as well.

Also during my healing journey, both of my parents ended up getting cancer and dying. My dad died right before I started radiation and my mother died 82 days after him and I just completed radiation.

What key lessons from your journey helped you to grow?

Tell us about your healing journey.

My healing journey was long and extensive. It took a whole year in active treatment. Diagnosed in May of 2017, I had to undergo several surgeries, 16 rounds of chemotherapy, 15 of which were completed, and six weeks of radiation. I did most of this without my children, church family, and some friends and family knowing.

God is my source. I owe everything to Him. Without Him, my mind would be all over the place. I continued to serve in ministry at my church, allowed me to minister to myself and others simultaneously.

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Meet Kimberly Willis

I learned a lot about myself and had to fall in love with myself again. Body-altering surgeries, medications that mess with your mental space, and dealing with the hand I was dealt with gave me appreciation of how strong I am.

Finally, this experience allowed me to get back to my purpose: to inspire, motivate, and transform people's lives. I get to share how I made it through such a dark time and can provide tools for them to make it through. Seeing my story's impact makes the long sick days, pain, and tears worth it!

Tell us about your book.

Survivors often say life after active treatment is the most challenging part of the healing journey, yet resources tend to die down during this phase. This 30-day health guide will help you navigate your emotional, physical, and mental health. You will receive real life experiences and knowledge with raw honesty while receiving the comfort of knowing YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!!

Share a few publishing tips with aspiring authors.

Keep a phone to record ideas that may pop up in your mind that you want to add to your book. Use google docs to access ideas on the go and at home. Shop around for a publisher that fits you. Don't be afraid to self publish. Know that your story will impact someone's life, so don't be concerned about how it will do.

Connect with Kimbery Willis

Q&A: WINONA L. THOMAS

Winona opens up about her writing process, writing tips, and more

WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT?

"You are a Finisher! Finish the journey, Finish the book!

KEY WORD FOR ASPIRING AUTHORS?

Trust "Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is in the Lord " ~Jeremiah 17:7 Trust the process!

SELF-CARE TIPS FOR WRITERS

Meditate on God

Create a Morning Routine Take Breaks

Create a Motivation Journal to remind you of your accomplishments

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Susan G. Komen Breast Self-Awareness Messages

1. Know your risk

Talk with both sides of your family to learn about yourfamily health history

Talk with a health care providerabout your risk of breast cancer

2. Get screened

Talk with a health care provider aboutwhich screening tests are right for you if you’re at higher risk

Have amammogramevery year starting at age 40 if you’re at average risk

Have aclinical breast examat least every 3 years starting at age 20, and every year starting at age 40

Sign up for your screening reminder atkomen.org/reminder

3. Know what is normal for you and see a health care provider if you notice any of these breast changes (see images of breast cancer warning signs):

Lump, hard knot or thickening inside the breast or underarm area

Swelling, warmth, redness or darkening of the breast

Change in the size or shape of the breast

Dimpling or puckering of the skin

Itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple

Pulling in of the nipple or other parts of the breast

Nipple discharge that starts suddenly New pain in one spot that doesn’t go away

4. Make healthy lifestyle choices

Maintain ahealthy weight

Makeexercisepart of your routine

Limitalcoholintake

Limitmenopausal hormone therapy(postmenopausal hormone use)

Breastfeed, if you can

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A Place Of Peace: Meditations of A Breast Cancer Survivor

As a eight year breast cancer survivor, I share my journey of healing. In this book, I share some fundamental principles that helped me to find a place of peace in God so I could heal!

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I needed to find Bible scriptures about healing and overcoming fear and meditated on these scriptures day and night.

2. Keeping positive people with encouraging conversations and uplifting and supportive thoughts close.

3. I acknowledged God during the breast cancer journey. I Ask God to heal me. Pray often. God even see's your tears as your prayers.

4. Have positive confessions and affirmations to speak over yourself daily.

5. Keep a journal to record your ups and downs.

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