Denise Turney is a professional novelist and journalist who has more than thirty years of writing experience to her credit. Denise is the author of the books: Portia, Love Has Many Faces and Spiral.
Denise is the editor of the internationally online periodical, The Book Lover's Haven. She is also the host of the radio program "Off The Shelf" which airs on Blakeradio.com. Denise is a featured monthly columnist for The Black Market, Daughters of Eve, Black Living, Moms of Color and My Sister My Self. Denise also serves as book reviewer for Lansing, Michigan's largest African American newspaper, The New Citizens Press and Indigo Magazine.
Active in the community, Denise is a founding member of Bucks County Pennsylvania's first African American owned and operated drug and alcohol prevention program - No Longer Bound. Denise is a two-time Navy Achievement Medal winner, earning the prestigious awards in less than four years. She is Executive Secretary for The Suburban Baptist Association and a board member of Black Herstory, an organization with an international outreach based in Atlanta, Georgia. Last year, Black Herstory received a rare Presidential Commendation.
An engaging and insightful artist, Denise has appeared on radio and television shows around the country. Her works have appeared in various national and international periodicals among which include: Obsidian II, Essence, Parade, The Pittsburgh Quarterly, The Bucks County Courier Times, The Trenton Times, Sisters In Style, Today's Black Woman and The Trenton State College Literary Review.
Ever vigilant and open to helping to strengthen the community and her colleagues, Denise has spoken at the prestigious Spelman College, facilitated the Women of Color: Financial Independence Conference at the Philadelphia Community College, The Aspiring Writer's Conference in Philadelphia, and served as a panelist for Take Our Daughters To Work Day at Merrill Lynch in Princeton, New Jersey. Denise travels the country speaking and connecting with readers at large national events that host 40,000 - 1 million attendees.
As a journalist and editor, Denise has interviewed a number of distinguished artists, including Roland Martin, Omar Tyree, Francis Ray, Grammy-award nominee and nationally renowned Native American poet, essayist and speaker, Awiakta, presidential speech writer, Michael Johns, journalist - Diane Writer, Dan Poynter, Troy Johnson, and bestselling author Tracy Thompson.
Denise attended South-Young High School where she graduated with honors. She received her higher academic training at the University of Tennessee where she majored in Psychology. She is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., a mother and resides in Philadelphia.
Published: March 18, 2012
Love Pour Over Me, a story about restored love amid heart wrenching contrasts, recounts Raymond Clarke's tumultuous, yet triumphant life experiences. The cradle of Raymond's life is steeped in unpredictability. His father struggles with alcoholism. His mother abandoned him when he was two years old. Raymond's track and field successes make him one of America's top middle-distance runners. His athletic exploits also earn him a scholarship to a prestigious university, where Raymond meets a motley sort of friends, some famous, some from other countries, each with an intriguing story of his own. But, just when Raymond thought he was free from his alcoholic father, he finds himself pulled into an unresolved murder. His efforts to go unscathed by the pull and tug of intimacy also threaten to keep him from the one woman he's ever truly loved, the woman he was born to love.
Paperback: 90 pages
Publisher: Chistell Pub (April 30, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.2 x 0.3 inches
You are not alone. Yes. There are times when we
may feel that the struggles or the changes and transitions that
we experience are unlike what anyone else has known. During the
busyness of one hectic day after another, sometimes it's easy to
feel imbalanced, harried and out of sorts. Yet our lives do
merge. Our experiences are shared events which is the reason
that communication is unexplainably rewarding. Often just having
someone to talk with, someone to listen to us makes the
difference. Long Walk Up is a book that allows the story of one
young girl to resonate and connect with you until you remember
thatYou are not alone. Countless others who are on their life
journey and who too are walking up accompany you. Keep walking!
Long Walk Up is a significant and deeply engaging story about prevalent human conditions. This poignant story examines the life of a young orphan, a child pushed into the street alone when her mother dies from malaria. The child, a little girl from East Africa named Mulukan, goes on to become Africa's first female president. Her intense story takes an honest look at tragedy and unforeseen events, heart tugging coincidences that become the threads in the fabric of our lives. Mulukan's personal story strikes a perfect balance between resistance and triumph. This child's remarkable story searches its readers' hearts and calls them to ascension.
Format: Paperback, 205pp
Pub. Date: July 2003
Publisher: Chistell Publishing
The ethics of the legal system in Memphis, Tennessee's Shelby County are once again under scrutiny. The community is demanding that the guilty be held responsible for their actions. The year is 1944 and a young girl, the daughter of a prominent attorney has disappeared. It is nearly 20 years before the culprit who kidnapped and murdered the girl is revealed, but he doesn't do one day in jail. He goes free. Is this justice?
Format: Paperback, 373pp
Pub. Date: June 2000
Publisher: Chistell Publishing
The trappings of fame engulf Leslie and Robin. The privileges of wealth are shared by all who know them. Romances are fleeting. Life doesn't seem frail until death looms and a stalker threatens murder. A book about two powerful and uncommon women and the tension, joy and frustration of long friendship. A book about friends who shape each others future until their lives collide into a surprise-climatic ending! In two words - a page turner.
Format: Paperback, 120pp
Pub. Date: December 1997
Publisher: Chistell Publishing
A fictionalized memoir - Portia is the story of a successful defense attorney
living in Chicago. At the start of the book she is coming out of an abusive
relationship. She is despondent. Sensing this, her father gives her the journals
he kept when he first came to Chicago from Alabama. Portia pours over her
father's journals. Reading them, she finds a new strength. Days later she
attends a Christmas party and catches the eye of a handsome, dark skinned man.
They introduce themselves and begin to date. No sooner does Portia learn to
savor the love of a good man, to express herself freely without fear of
rejection and to enjoy the warmth of sincere affection than she discovers that
she has breast cancer. Faith, family, life death and the special bond only two
soul mates can share are what Portia is about.
*The Home of Love Has Many Faces, Portia and Spiral*
Executive Director, Rhonda Campbell
Chistell Publishing is one of Pennsylvania's small business book publishers that supports freelance writers of family stories both on and off the World Wide Web. This book publisher's small business started on the World Wide Web three years ago to support family, mystery and multicultural stories. We are a small business nestled in the heart of Bucks County Pennsylvania. Our love for good family stories, high regard for freelance writers and our respect for you - book lovers on the World Wide Web (www) - is the reason we started Chistell Publishing. Rhonda Campbell is our Executive Director. She is a mother, an educator and a woman who constantly gives back to the community.
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