Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Author Spotlight - Angelia Menchan

I have another visitor today, one of my long-time Facebook friends, the amazing Angelia Vernon Menchan

Angelia is an author, publisher and public speaker who owns two publishing companies, MAMM Productions and Honorable Menchan Media. Mrs. Menchan is also a Budget Officer and former Job Corps Counselor. To date she has published nineteen books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than sixty Ebook novellas on amazon.com. She is also publishes the work of other authors.  She resides in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband Maurice.

She is here sharing her new release, Zen Cooper: Grown Woman.

Zen Cooper has been gone from Center City for over three years. At age twenty she has earned a degree from Howard University and plans to go home for a short stay before returning to Howard to become an assistant, but there are Zen’s plans and then there is life. Her father Charlie has been away in Africa for three years, seeking wellness and her mother is still mired down in fear and a lack of confidence in who she is. Her grandmother, Willie Mae is determined to control what goes on around her, while unable to control herself. More interesting is the new dancer who has shown up in town with plans of his own, that might include Zen, especially since Zen Cooper is a GROWN WOMAN NOW!

Dressed in tangerine workout clothes Zen appeared in the studio. Cynthia and Jeffrey saw her at the same time. Cynthia grinned at the sight of the young woman who looked so much like her family and Jeffrey’s mouth flew open. She swirled on one foot and bowed at their gawking.

“Hey, Auntie…”

Cynthia hugged her, kissing her forehead. Zen’s eyes slid to Jeffrey who was staring at her, his mouth still ajar.

“Jeffrey, this is my niece, Zen. She’s assisting us. She just completed a double major at Howard. Zen this is Jeffrey Sate, former Alvin Ailey dancer and my friend.” Zen bowed and Jeffrey nodded.

“Are you a mute, Jeffrey … or mesmerized by my cutes?” Cynthia shook her head at
Zen’s audacity.

“I’m mesmerized.”

“Are you gay?”Choking laughter escaped Cynthia’s throat.

“No. If I were, you just cured me and all male dancers aren't gay. You are gorgeous.”

“I’m just making sure in case I decided to make you my lover or something.”

Cynthia dropped to the floor at those words. Jeffrey was stunned and unable to hide his desire. Zen smiled her approval.

Zen Cooper: Grown Woman is available at: 

1 comment:

J.L. Campbell said...

Zen sounds like she's surrounded by a lot of colourful characters, who make life challenging.