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In this section, you’ll discover interesting stories and inspiring ideas created by hometown writers. Be sure to pick up one of these locally made books for yourself or a loved one.
The Published Authors section title is sponsored by Community Action Lehigh Valley, a local anti-poverty non-profit that improves the quality of life by building a community in which all people have access to economic opportunity, the ability to pursue that opportunity, and a voice in the decisions that affect their lives.
Godfrey Daniel’s founder and first artistic director tells his story. On March 19, 1976, Godfrey Daniels opened its doors for the first time. Forty-seven years later, Dave fry shares musical history, photographs, event posters, artwork, and fascinating stories of Southside Bethlehem’s beloved Godfrey’s stage in his book, Welcome to Godfrey Daniels: How a Small Folk Club Became a Legendary Venue for Musicians from Around the World.
“Godfrey’s is a surprising place…Something appeared on stage that made my heart skip a beat.” – Dave Fry
Felicia Thai Heath
Author of Spirit of a Hummingbird: Memories from a Childhood on the Run is receiving raving reviews, including the following:
- “Raw, compelling, and unapologetic…A must-read!” – Calvin Singh, Emmy-nominated TV producer
- “Gripping and gut-wrenching, this is an unforgettable memoir…” – Ly Tran, author of House of Sticks
- “Her Story will grip you from the first page…Outstanding debut.” – Lyn Liao Butler, author of Red Thread of Fate
- “It may be one of the best memoirs released this year…Worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster…” – A.H. Nazareno, Goodreads reviewer
Shifting Time – African American Artists 2020-2021
Co-edited by Berrisford Boothe and Klare Scarborough, Shifting Time offers a glimpse into the lives of 70 contemporary African American artists exploring their response to the emotional and cultural challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, social justice movements, and political upheaval.
Lehigh Valley artists featured in this book include Berrisford Boothe, Curlee Raven Holton, Femi Johnson, Anthony Smith, Jr. and Charles Stonewall.
This book can be purchased at the Allentown Art Museum.
Núria Camahort Abia
Experience the magic of immersion! Meet Amigo the Elephant and learn a second language with him as he goes on adventures with his friends. The Magic of Amigo is a bilingual book series to be read only in Spanish. These immersive books include English notes for parents, teachers, and educators to help engage children in the story.
“Our mission is to help provide quality education for every child and build a future where all kids have the same opportunities for success.” –Núria Camahort Abia.
Purchase The Magic of Amigo today! All proceeds are donated to local nonprofit organizations for childhood education.
The Wisdom Coalition
Have you met the “Joy Ladies?” Kim Howie and Nancy Werteen are the co-founders of The Wisdom Coalition, a global mindset and wellness company based in the science of positive psychology. They work with companies and individuals to teach them to propel their mindset, be more positive, and live a more joyful life. Let them show you how to have more joy every day and create a thriving future.
Find more joy at thewisdomcoalition.com.
Think Good Company
“Transformation is much like the journey of a caterpillar to a butterfly.” – Deb Cummins Stellato
“It’s time to break from limiting beliefs, fears, or stories,” says Think Good Company President Deb Cummins Stellato. “Release the beautiful inner butterfly that lives inside you.”
Whether through one-on-one coaching, membership in the Think Courageously Community, or one of their unique group coaching programs, Deb will be your guide on the most important journey of your life. Think Good Coaching and Consulting is where your journey to transformation begins.