Play Another Love Song
Phone # (901) 273-3913
As part of our follow-up to the progress the Daughters of Zion CNPP grantee is making within Memphis, Shelby County, and beyond- we are highlighting the weekly Entrepreneur of the Week award. When asked why Miesha Gladney was selected as the entrepreneur of the week, Dr. Gerald Kiner, Ph.D. declared, a modern day Toni Morrison, Miesha Gladney is a gifted author with a story to tell. I am so blessed to have her greatness amongst us. Miesha’s book is so exciting and exhilarating I am blown away by every sentence, every paragraph, every page. She is a tremendous writer and reading her words have made me a better writer and grant writer. My ability to express myself has increased by simply reading her work- yours will too.
Miesha Gladney answered several questions for the entrepreneur of the week.
Q: Please tell us your full name, your occupation, and the name of your new book.
A: My name is Miesha Gladney and I am an author. The name of my book is Play Another Love Song.
Q: How can we buy your book?
A: On Amazon, it’s available on Kindle Unlimited, meaning that if you have a Kindle Unlimited account you can get it for free. The ebook is $3.99 and the paperback can also be purchased for $12.99.
Q: Do you have a website?
A: Yes, my website is mieshagladney.com
Q: What is your book about?
A: It’s a new adult contemporary romance. The romance is quite secondary, moreso about a journey of this black young lady from Memphis, TN and her friends and she goes on this journey of self love and discovery.
Q: Who published your book?
A: I published my book, so I’m self published. I’m literally doing everything myself. It’s very rewarding.
Q: What would you say to other individuals who are looking to tell their stories, write their books about their business, their life, or their novel.
A: I would say, just say yes. It’s been so long since I told myself no because of excuses, I’m doing this full time job, I’m a teacher, I don’t have time for this, I don’t have time for that, but yes, I have time for my dreams and I have time for my goals. And when I kept saying no to myself it kept me from writing for like six years until I finally shifted my mindset. It’s time for me to start saying yes to myself yes to my goals.
Q: If people are interested in writing, are you available for consulting, guiding them through the process? Are they able to reach you for anything like that?
A: Most definitely, you are able to reach me on my website. There is a form that you can fill out to contact me or if you can contact me by email at email@example.com. I definitely do consulting. I’m also in the process right now helping a friend edit her book as well and we have been working on the cover with that. It’s on the up and up. All these ideas being brought out from authorship.
Q: How did you find out about the Daughters of Zion Community Navigator Pilot Program?
A: I found out about it from my God-aunt and my mom said ok, I’m going to this meeting. So I said “sure, I will go along with you.”
Q: What stands out Daughters of Zion Saturday master classes to you?
A: It’s very reflective. It allows me to not only reflect back on how far I have come but also lets me reflect on how much more I can do.
Q: What would you say to another business owner or prospective business owner about coming out to be a part of the Daughters of Zion Community Navigator Pilot Program?
A: I would say just come along. We are all partners within. We all have vision, we all have goals, just come on be welcome and it’s great.
Q: What would you say to someone who is looking to pick up a book or buy a book? What would you tell them to buy your book right now as opposed to any other book? What stands out about your book?
A: What stands out about my book is that it is authentic. It’s Memphis, it’s the language, it’s the culture. It’s the people and at the same time it can be relative to anyone.
Q: What would you say to upcoming inspiring authors about getting started?
A: I would say don’t compare yourself to anyone else. Write for you and if you write for you then other people are going to come and love your book as well.
Q: What are some of the powerful self-motivated slogans that you have used to become a self-published writer that you can share with this audience to help them as well.
A: There is this quote by Toni Morrison. She talks about the experience that the fact that she is black but not only that she is black but also that she is a woman makes her the perfect author because it’s no experience like it. I’m like wow because you can write about a little bit of everything. You can write about women’s issues, black issues. It’s a unique perspective that people really don’t appreciate as much in the author business or the author world period but for her to say that’s actually a strength because that’s such a unique perspective and I love that quote and that’s what kind of got the wheels turning.
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