Xlibris Publishing introduces Dr. Constance Colon-Jones, author of Episodic Scenes, Storytelling, Adages, Reflections: Women and Their Lives, and A Woman’s Journal: Personal and Professional.
Reflections: Women and Their Lives is overall an attempt to capture that which is relevant to “living” episodes. The book provides insight into various professional women and their employment decision-making roles: Accountant; Anthropologists; Chef; Educators; Gardner; JD, MD; Social Worker; Vet – a total of 18 stories. The reality of women and their lives represent overall descriptive decision-making – the detailed story involvements describe and provide life’s truths.
Who is the author “behind the books?”
I am USA born, raised, and educated. And I have always been interested in varied reading publication areas. My undergraduate degree has a concentration within comparative languages: English and Spanish Literatures. My Master’s degree in Education holds English Linguistics and Socio-Political History courses. I have professional “writing” experiences within USA Corporate America – administration; K-12 licensed & certified teaching & programming; Non-profit organization – executive administration; and college/university accredited Communications faculty status.
Within the college/university faculty/student setting, I taught accredited “basic, advanced and research writings.” I have been published in educational research and statistics since mid-1980’s; my communications publications have been shown within journals, books, and publication house writings. The current publications provide the readers with an American English and American Cultural language communication perspective. My doctoral areas are institutional: EDD/PhD.
Do you have any particular literary influences that have helped you develop in your genre, subject and style?
Overall writing influences have been based upon and have been directed towards my general life experiences: personal and professional. My personal interests: “nature walking; travel tours; food and wine”; volunteer Chairs & Seats – and – my professional degrees and employment experiences. A life dedicated to reading through a multitude of varied authors & styles.
Writing ethos: The philosophical truth into validity representations – True to Self expressive modes.
Are there any events, marketing ideas or promotions planned for your book?
Xlibris’ advertising & marketing purchased packages. Personal/professional organized show gatherings – I continue to seek out in-person TV & radio media interviews.
What inspired you to write your book?
What inspired me to write books? – exchanging with the public reader what represents interesting genre – reality to the imaginative process representations – interpretive sharing to the readers own real world.
USA & International Book Fairs; online over 1000 plus contacts; local/regional newspaper announcements.
Accolades: Overall “kudos” from personal & professional contacts – recently A Woman’s Journal was reviewed by the Sunday New York Times.
What is the one message you would like to convey to your readers?
One message that I would like to convey to my readers: Enjoy the readings and reflect upon the books’ messages.
What was your favorite part of your publishing experience, overall and with Xlibris?
Overall & with Xlibris: freedom of expression – and – Xlibris’s promotional & extensive package offers – the overall professional contact experiences.
Finally, what advice would you give aspiring authors?
Continue to read, to discuss, and to write.
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