JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Cheryl Lacey Donovan, author of The Ministry of Motherhood
(Peace in the Storm Publishing)
In The Ministy of Motherhood, author Cheryl Lacey Donovan tackles the issue of single parenting with raw emotion, insightful lessons, biblical references and relevant life changing inspiration for mothers of all ages. It will minister to women who are living the life that Cheryl has overcome.
The empowering refreshing messages will challenge mothers to look inside themselves for change. It will help them to identify the strongholds in their lives: public assistance, lack of education, abusive relationships. The readers will be able to realize the pitfalls tear them down with the help of the creator. They can, in turn, take the steps necessary to build a better life for themselves and their children.
Cheryl’s transparency in The Ministry of Motherhood tears down all of the excuses for why single mothers can’t succeed. It breaks away at all of the lies that are told about why single mother’s are in their current situations; and it defies the statistics that say the children of single mother’s will never amount to anything.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write The Ministry of Motherhood?
Cheryl Lacey Donovan: The MInistry of Motherhood is the story of my journey from teen pregnancy, domestic violence and single motherhood to author, inspirational speaker and talk show host.
JP: What sets The Ministry of Motherhood apart from other novels in its genre?
CLD: The Ministry of Motherhood is set apart from others books in its genre because it is my personal testimony of God’s grace and mercy as I triumphed over tragedy.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that lead to The Ministry of Motherhood getting out to the public?
CLD: The keys to success related to getting The Ministry of Motherhood out to the public include having a great publisher in Elissa Gabrielle with Peace in the Storm Publishing, a solid marketing plan and a sound author’s platform.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take for you to start and finish The Ministry of Motherhood?
CLD: I usually like to outline my books first. It helps me to get focused and put all of my thoughts in the right place. Then I begin to write anytime it hits me. I have my manuscript and then I have a portfolio in which I jot down quick thoughts that may just hit me. I later go back and review those thoughts to see if they can be used in the manuscript.
JP: What’s next for Cheryl Lacey Donovan?
CLD: Well, I plan to do quite a bit of traveling with The Ministry of Motherhood tour. The tour is designed to be a combination of speaking engagements, book signings and special appearances in which I release the message that there is hope for single mothers.
Cheryl Lacey Donovan is an award winning author, inspirational speaker, talk show host and compelling advocate for personal empowerment. She has been recognized by Pen of the Writer and Infini Promoters. Cheryl was inducted into Who’s Who of Black Houston in 2008 and appeared on Great Day Houston (KHOU Channel 11 Houston) as a featured guest on child rearing.
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