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Sharelle Payne, the au­thor of, “Pre­cious Thoughts” loves shar­ing her uniquely hon­est style of writ­ing with all who read her work. Nick­named “Pre­cious’” by her father she was in­spired at age twelve by the lyrics from the clas­sic Smokey Robin­son and the Mir­a­cles hit “Tracks of My Tears”. That song helped ig­nite her imag­i­na­tion and helped lead her cre­atively to where she is to­day. One of her great­est in­spi­ra­tions is her mom who, while rais­ing an ex­tended fam­ily (Sharelle, her 4 sib­lings, and 4 nieces and neph­ews) worked as a nurse and earned two masters de­grees. See­ing her mother ac­com­plish this made Sharelle pro­foundly aware that “only ex­cuses set lim­its”. Af­ter mar­ry­ing young and di­vorc­ing early, Sharelle set out on a quest for spir­i­tual growth. (she refers to her­self as a “grow­ing” woman not a “grown” woman). At age 30 she de­cided she would be­gin to con­quer all her goals. One of which was mak­ing her dream of be­com­ing a pub­lished au­thor a re­al­ity. Need­ing to pro­vide for her three chil­dren, she worked full- time and stud­ied full-time to be­come a med­i­cal pro­fes­sional. She con­tin­ued to write her re­flec­tions on life: its beauty, its mis­takes, its for­give­ness, its lies, and its truths. She cap­tures those re­flec­tions in “Pre­cious Thoughts” which takes the reader on a jour­ney of life, love and pas­sion. Her hope is the epiphany she had years ago to ful­fill her dreams is ex­pe­ri­enced by the reader and they re­al­ize the only Hav­ing a child at such a young age can leave you feel­ing iso­lated, ashamed, and ready to give up. Be­fore you throw in the towel, know that suc­cess is still pos­si­ble! Jour­ney through my ex­pe­ri­ences and dis­cover how to go from Hope­less­ness to Hope­ful. Put your life on a path to ful­fill­ing your dreams and creat­ing a poverty-free life for you and your child! “Filled with pho­tographs, this beau­ti­fully de­signed book is or­ga­nized into two-page spreads that each fo­cus on a dif­fer­ent topic, mak­ing it easy and fun to read.” --Red­ Pre­sent­ing the next must-have, fun-filled gift book from the team that cre­ated Ul­ti­mate Weird But True, 5,000 Cool Facts About Ev­ery­thing treats kids to brain candy and eye candy all rolled into one trea­sure trove of high-in­ter­est fas­ci­nat­ing facts. Lively and in­for­ma­tion-packed, this book is lit­er­ally bust­ing its cov­ers with fas­ci­nat­ing, fun-tas­tic facts on su­per, sen­sa­tional topics that kids love. Who knew that there were so many sweet things to learn about choco­late or that a dozen de­li­cious de­tails about peanut but­ter would show up on a page with a few splotches of jelly to whet our ap­petites? Keep turn­ing and a ter­ri­fy­ingly toothy shark tells you all about him­self, while other spreads lay out tons of tips on toys and games, mys­ter­ies of his­tory, ro­bots and rep­tiles, sports and spies, wacky words, and so much more! A vis­ual feast of color­ful pho­tographs sur­rounded by swirling, tip­ping, ex­pand­ing, and climb­ing bits of in­for­ma­tion in a high-en­ergy de­sign, this book will sat­isfy both Septem­ber the ca­sual - Oc­to­ber browser and


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