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Heidi Tucker won the 2017 Illumination Award for her first inspirational book Finding Hope in the Journey and her newest release is entitled Servie’s Song. Her passion for writing and speaking about light and hope has inspired thousands. Heidi is known as a great storyteller who motivates us to rise up and find new strength. She teaches how to recognize truth and make a difference.

When Heidi isn’t writing her next book, or speaking at a conference, you’ll find her spending time outdoors with her husband, four grown children and eight grandchildren. She  loves sunflowers, hiking, and ice cream … not necessarily in that order.

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The true story of one mother living in Zimbabwe, Africa who encounters a devastating loss leaving her unable to carefor six children. In a heart-wrenching sacrifice she surrenders to a desperate plan to leave her children and find work in the United States. It is a door which feels impossible to walk through. But perhaps, the only door which holds any promise.

Servie’s Song takes you on an emotional journey of tragedy and heartbreak to an inspiring path of hope. This touching story is complemented by gospel principles which will teach and motivate you to grab onto your faith and move forward trusting that you are never alone. God always hears your prayers.

“I can’t leave you here,” Servie cried.
“It is not safe for you to be here in Harare by yourself. Promise me you won’t
come back here.”
Servie was terrified. How would Angela survive Harare? A white woman alone in a very different culture and very dangerous city. 
Angela looked at her dear friend who had tears in her eyes. 
“I can’t promise that, Servie. I cannot make that promise. I told you I was coming here to bring this child home and I’m bringing her home,” Angela said. As soon as the words were out, Angela
hoped that she could do just that. 
Angela had received an email from the embassy two days after the emailed conversation with the attorney in Indiana.
The paperwork had been filed and they included a long list of needed items. Physicals, chest X-rays, vaccinations, background checks, passport photos. It was overwhelming, but moving in the right direction. Angela was determined to stay and see this through. 
“Please,” whispered Servie. It’s not safe.”
Servie’s visa had expired and she had to return or risk all kinds of trouble. She had never predicted that Kimberly wouldn’t be on that plane with her. The whole circus of events in the last 24
hours was unthinkable.
“Go,” Angela said. “I will be okay. You  know I’m a big girl. I can handle this.” Angela had talked to her husband and told him what was going on. His advice to her was that she was absolutely
right. His advice – stay and get it done.
Angela took Servie into her arms then stepped back and grasped her hands in hers.
“I’m not leaving here without Kimberly,” she said. “Go. I’ll email you every day and let you know what’s happening.”
Once again Servie turned and willed her  legs to carry her onto the airplane. So many times, she had cried and cried on trips home. This was different. She was terrified for her friend. But Angela had insisted. Servie’s heart was heavy. The fear was overtaking the faith. This would be a long, long trip home.
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Ines Bautista-Yao is the author of One Crazy Summer, What’s in your Heart, Only A Kiss, When Sparks Fly, All That Glitters, and Someday With You. She has also written several short stories. Among them are “Plain Vanilla,” “A Captured Dream,” one of the four short stories in Sola Musica: Love Notes from a Festival, “Things I’ll Never Say,” part of the Summit Books anthology Coming of Age, and “Before the Sun Rises,” part of the Ateneo University Press anthology Friend Zones.
She is the former editor-in-chief of Candy and K-Zone magazines and a former high school and college English and Literature teacher. She is also a wife and mom who lives in the Philippines with her husband and two little girls. Her books are available digitally on Amazon and Buqo.ph.


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Why my life sucks

by Geri Lazaro

1. My dad left when I was a kid.

2. My mom is in love (insert eye roll).

3. With a guy who is like 10 years younger than her!

4. My friends think he’s hot. (Gross)

5. I love ballet but our dance studio has a leak and we have to dance in this smelly studio that doubles as an aikido dojo.

6. There’s this Dojo guy who thinks the studio belongs to

7. Friends think Dojo guy is cute. (Ew.) (Okay, objectively
maybe but still, ew.)

8. I’m failing algebra.

9. Need to quit either basketball or ballet. Or both.

10. Dojo guy keeps showing up! (Fine, he does aikido in the
same building but whatever.)

11. Dojo guy is asking me to dance with him. And maybe he
is as cute as my friends say.

12. I don’t know what to do anymore! 


“Did you see him?” My ballet classmate Helena, whose hair was always in a perfect bun without a single strand out of place, floated over to me, pink skirts flapping up and down in her rush. 

“Who?” “This guy! I can’t believe you didn’t see him when you entered.” Then her bright, excited expression fell. “Oh, Geri, I hope you weren’t wearing your basketball outfit when you arrived.” 

I pulled her phone closer so I could study the image on it. I blinked when I saw who it was. It was Dojo guy. He was talking to someone else in a martial arts kimono too. A girl with long hair cascading down her back. So there was no question of who Helena had just stalked in that photo. I put Helena’s phone back in her hand and wrinkled my nose. “Ew. Yeah. We kinda got into an argument.” I saw her eyes widen. “And yeah, I was wearing my basketball clothes.” 

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Essence Brown is a beautiful fashion magazine editor-in-chief living in New York City. Malcolm Hill is a handsome real estate agent from Chicago. When they meet on a business trip, things began to heat up. They say you shouldn’t mix business with pleasure, but what happens when you do?

Planez will take you on a ride of your life; full of sex, thrill and betrayal. This isn’t your ordinary flight…fasten your seat belt and prepare for take off.


Chapter 1: Check-In

As told by Essence…

I watched him walk down the aisle with such confidence. He was the epitome of fine, standing at least 6’5 with dark brown skin and a low caesar cut. Even through his charcoal grey Armani suit you could see the definition of his masculine frame. As he walked closer to me, my heart began to beat out of my chest. I squirmed in my seat, unable to sit still. My body flushed with warmth as chills went up my spine at the same time. He was moving closer, and with each step I began to melt in my seat. A stranger with such a big effect on me. How was this even possible? I just knew he’d walk right past me and I’d go unnoticed, but he suddenly stopped at my row and lifted his carry-on bag up into the overhead compartment. I could smell the Acqua Di Gio cologne seeping from his pores like a whiff of fresh air. I closed my eyes in bliss.

“Excuse me, Miss? Miss?” A deep baritone interrupted my thoughts, causing me to nearly jump out of my seat. “Whoa, I didn’t mean to alarm you, but I’m in seat D.” He laughed, showing off his dimples, as he showed me his ticket. As his hand extended forward, I checked out an empty ring finger.

“Oh, um…excuse me.” I fumbled over my words as I straightened my hair and stood up to let him over. I could see him lick his lips as he looked me up and down. I waited for him to take his seat, and I shimmied my way back into the row. I arched my back and sat down as slowly as I could. I knew he was looking at me. I could see his dimples from the corner of my eye.

“My name is Malcolm.” He reached his hand out to shake. I looked up from his neatly manicured nails to his face. His goatee was full and neatly trimmed.

I took his hand. “Essence.” I grinned.

“Ahh…indispensable,” he whispered.

“Excuse me?” I asked.

Laughing, he stated, “indispensable is the denotation of essence.”

My grin faded as I shied away, turning my face from him.

“Please don’t stop smiling.” He whispered to me as his soft hands touched my chin and gently turned my face to match his.

My breathing picked up, trying to compensate for the breath he stole away from me.

“You’re beautiful, Essence.” His big brown eyes stared deeply into mine. I went to speak, but no words would form. He detached his hand from my chin and looked forward, leaving me to stare at the side of his face in awe.

Get to Know Mariah:

Mariah James, born and raised in Rochester, New York. She is the owner of Press Three Seventeen Publishing. Her first novel, Planez was released in August 2016. Shortly after its release, Mariah was nominated for Best Author at the 2017 Roc Awards. Mariah discovered her passion for writing at a very young age. As a child she spent much time reading and writing. She uses writing as an outlet; you can feel the passion in her words as you read. For more examples of her literacy works be sure to follow her blog at www.mjayscorner.com.

1.When did you realize you wanted to be a writer?

I realized I wanted to be a writer when I couldn’t think of anything else better to do. As a kid my favorite pastime was reading and writing. I’d get lost in a book. I would try to guess what would happen next, I would twist the plot around, and so I started writing my own stories, poems, or even two lined paragraphs.

  1. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

My interest writing quirk would be music! I get a lot of inspirations from my favorite songs, even songs that are not my favorite. There may be a lyric in the song that will spark an entire plot.

  1. What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

When I am not writing, I like to watch movies with my son.  I also spend time with family and friends. I do a lot of reading when I am not writing as well, it keeps my mind busy!

  1. What advice do you have for writers?

I would tell writers to write! That story you have buried inside of you needs to come out. There is someone dying to hear it. Don’t worry about the critics, don’t worry about making mistakes, don’t think about failure! Just write!

  1. Did you ever consider writing under a pseudonym?

I considered a penname at first due to fear. I write urban romance novels, so the content can get a little juicy. I was worried about how I would be viewed by the people who know me. I decided to go with my birthname because once I completed my first novel, I was too proud of myself to hide behind a pseudonym.

  1. If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?

I would tell young Mariah to not give up on her dreams. For a long time I gave up writing, as hard as it was to fight the urge, I gave it all up. I made excuses for why I couldn’t be a writer, why I couldn’t get published, why, why, why. It wasn’t until I came to terms that, I am a Writer; my soul bleeds through words and I needed to release what was inside of me.

  1. Do you believe in writer’s block?

I do not believe in writer’s block. Writer’s break? YES! It is important as a writer, to take the necessary “breaks” we need. It may seem as if ideas are hard to come by, but they are never too far away. We are so critical on ourselves, so we tend to shoot down ideas we have and interpret that as writer’s block. The truth is, we need to write out those ideas, in order to get to a better one!

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Email:  pressthreeseventeen@gmail.com



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