I tell people, "Everything I learned, I learned at General Motors.”
That's because for two decades I worked for what used to be one of the largest companies in the world. And that company was a training ground unlike any other. From hands-on “sink or swim” assignments to taking almost every single “developmental” class offered by the General Motors University, I learned professional and personal skills that ranged from project management to speed reading, and everything in between.
Today, I am a writer, filmmaker, and marketer. And I continue to tread and explore unbeaten paths, challenging myself and ensuring that I learn something new, every single day.
AS A WRITER
THIRD EYE WATCH is my debut novel, a romantic suspense/thriller about a sassy young woman, Serena Shaw, and an FBI Special Agent, Sam Raina, aka McHot, who meet because of the kidnapping of Serena's neighbor, and who……Well, I won't tell you the rest because I'd love for you to read the book and ENJOY firsthand — the friendship, the humor, and the romance that makes it A FEEL GOOD story worth reading.
AS A READER
I’m a voracious (read: addicted) reader. And although I rarely read non-fiction, I make exceptions for Joel Osteen and (some of) Rick Warren books.
My love for reading is hereditary, inherited from my mom and my maternal grandmother. I still chuckle when I recall how during my childhood, my mom hid the books she was reading so that I would focus on studying.
I enjoy well-crafted, feel-good stories that make me happy and thus I mostly read clean romances (Judith McNaught-like), patriotic thrillers (Vince Flynn-like), and murder mysteries with hot, unruly, temperamental, and defiant detectives.
My all-time favorite characters?
Gabriel Allon (Daniel Silva), Lucas Davenport (John Sanford), Mitch Rapp (Vince Flynn) and Jack Reacher (Lee Child), although, Will Robie and John Puller (David Baldacci) are quickly becoming friends.
AS A FILMMAKER
My first feature film, Paid in Full, premiered in Detroit area in April 2016. I wrote the short story for it. However, I retained a scriptwriter to write the full-length script so that I could focus on overseeing the entire production. But during that process, the challenges I faced and the head knocks I received could very well become a best-selling book or film, lol.
AS AN ENTREPRENEUR
I am also the founder of a digital marketing agency, Jenesys Group, which I started in 2004, and implemented successful social media campaigns way before they became the "expertise" of every other company.
We also create, host, and manage websites AND provide design services. So whether you are looking for a new website or just want to revamp it, and/or if you need design services such as book covers, posters, magazines, logos, or brochures, I hope you will visit Company Website or email me to learn more.
I live in Michigan and love, love, love it here! Yes, it is a bit cold, and the six months of winter can drag on. However, you should see Michigan in the summer, with its glistening lakes and daylight lasting past nine pm. And so for the remaining six months, I practice MIND OVER MATTER!
Mentoring young adults is critical, for developing future leaders. To that end, I have developed a Youth Leadership Training program where I teach young adults soft-skills such as problem-solving, effective communications, listening skills, & more. The training is currently being offered at no cost to teens in my local community.