Independent Author Spotlight
This issue’s editor’s choice of independently published relevance is:
ICE CREAM KISS
Author, Entrepreneur, Playwright, Speaker, Janelle Wright – Middleton born in Queens, New York is a living example of a woman destined for greatness.
Janelle Wright Middleton a wife, mother and grandmother, speaks words with the heartbeat of God that heals the wounds of women and soothes the spirit and soul. “God covered me before I knew Him and that keeps me in love with Him”.
Janelle has performed spoken word as a featured poet on songs performed by Oscar award winner Melba Moore, Gospel artist Lisa McClendon, as well as recorded her own spoken word CD titled Transition, Break Free, Fly. She is a Co-Owner and partner of NuVybe Records, a company that she started over ten years ago.
She is the Director of Vision Directives which helps new writers become published authors. She also conducts self esteem workshops for girls called through her “HUG-YA- SELF” curriculum.
Janelle is the author of Ice Cream Kiss “A Mother’s Drama, A Daughter’s Journey” and she has added playwright to her repertoire. She has written, directed and produced a play titled Sunday Brunch: Marriage Uncovered.
Janelle is also an active board member of Daughters of Esther Ministry and a co-host of an internet talk show by called Straight Talk for Women Only.the public. He is also currently, working on two new books to be released at a later date.
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Meet J. Wright-Middleton
What was life like growing up? In one word – fun. For me growing up in NY in the late 70’s, all throughout the 80’s and early 90’s was fun. I can’t say I remember a lot struggles. Most of it was just good.
What kind of family did you grow up in? My family was pretty close nit. We all lived within walking distance from each other when we weren’t living in the same house. There was my mother, my grandparents, two aunts, one uncle and cousins. My grandparents were the focal point, they were the hub of the family. They kept everything together.
How hard was it breaking into the writing and stage play business?
The hardest part of it for me was the business of the craft and the reason it was hard is because I had to learn it all from scratch. It was time consuming and I’m still learning, however, it’s worth it because I control what I do.
How do you maintain your integrity in an otherwise very competitive and sometime unscrupulous industry?
You have to develop a resolve. You have to have a conviction before you get to where you want to go. Do your homework on the industry of your choice and don’t be naïve. Gain as much knowledge as you can and then give someone (preferably someone that knew you when) permission to pull your coat tail. That means it can’t be someone on your payroll because their judgment will be clouded. Corruption is everywhere but you don’t have to be a part of it.
What advice do you have for others who have THE dream?
Submit your dream to God. Don’t chase everything. Allow some things to come to you. Keep learning, keep growing and have faith.
You are married to a famous R&B Producer. Being in the public eye is not without its consequences, how difficult is it to maintain great relationships? How do you handle that? How do you handle having a husband that is in the music business? Maintaining a relationship becomes difficult only when selfishness begins to rule. The music business is like a crying baby and you have to know when to let the baby cry. My husband is a good man and he’s keeping everything together…he’s holding it down.
What advice can you give to other couples about what it takes to sustain a strong marriage relationship that has lasted as long as yours? Every marriage needs God, honesty, friendship, mutual respect, compromise and fun. Love each other, develop a friendship with one another and talk the rest through. Ultimately you have to decide that divorce is not an option so when one person gets mad call a time out, go calm down and then come back and talk.