#MichLit wsg #Detroit @judge_lloyd still serving justice to our souls with her new book, Your Honor Your Honor #authorinterview #michiganwriters

I had the pleasure and the literal honor to interview Judge Leonia Lloyd, albeit retired from the bench she is serving justice to our minds and spirits this holiday with her words of inspiration and her wonderful book.

Buy Book https://amzn.to/36XEQuX

Twitter link http://twitter.com/@judge_lloyd

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/judgeleonia/

Author’s words: “I wrote this book especially for people, from all walks of life, to believe in themselves and their dreams, and to understand that education and a strong work ethic are the formula for success,” says Judge Lloyd, a popular commencement speaker. “I also want to show my life as an example that when life delivers tragedies, and you think you can’t go on, you can rely on faith and loving people to heal, recover, and continue making a positive contribution to the world.”

Judge Lloyd did that in 2001 after the sudden death of her sister, Judge Leona L. Lloyd. She performed CPR on her twin, who died instantly of cardiac arrest.

In the midst of her paralyzing grief, many people-and the power of faith-helped Judge Lloyd, and she ultimately returned to Detroit’s 36th District Court. There she continued the legacy that she and her sister started, by joining the Drug Treatment Court, which aimed to help people escape a vicious cycle of addiction and crime.

Judge Lloyd also implemented Project Fresh Start to help people who practiced the act of prostitution recover from addiction and enjoy healthy, productive lives. Thousands of people have graduated from these “restorative justice” programs to create stable, happier lifestyles.

judge motownwriters feature

In the book, Judge Lloyd, who is now retired, shares stories about:

  • The mental illness that her mother-Registered Nurse Mattie N. Lloyd-suffered after a brain hemorrhage.
  • The commitment that her father-auto body mechanic Leon T. Lloyd Jr.-demonstrated by keeping the family together to raise two successful daughters despite racism, his wife’s multiple personalities and breakdowns, and later, his struggles with alcoholism.
  • Situations that showcase her parents’ words of wisdom and actions that taught the girls discipline, perseverance, and determination to triumph over challenges.
  • Racial unrest, the 1967 Detroit insurrection, and how wearing an afro drew disapproval from her boss and colleagues at a job during college.
  • Examples of people whose lives were transformed by Drug Treatment Court and Project Fresh Start, for persons who practiced the act of prostitution.
  • How she led the creation and implementation of Michigan’s second Veteran’s Treatment Court.
  • Examples that illustrated how the powerful bond between the twin sisters could not be broken by death.
  • A powerful testament to the power of faith that provided the people, synchronicities, and strength to heal from paralyzing grief and carry on the spirit of her sister by making a positive impact on thousands of people during her tenure on the bench.

Buy Book | Connect on Facebook

Your Honor, Your Honor makes a perfect holiday gift, as it delivers an entertaining, inspiring read that sparkles with wisdom and lessons about how to create a successful life, even when tragedies and challenges make that seem impossible. Judge Lloyd shows that with faith, anything is possible.

Related Sites:




Buy Book | Connect on Facebook

#MichLit Season 1 Episode 5: Ebony Roberts @superloveeb #authorinterview #writerslife #authortube

We were at the National Book Club Conference #NBCC (hence the background noise), but this was an amazing interview that really hit home for a lot of women.

Ebony Roberts is an Author, Activist, Mother, and Entrepreneur
Her website is http://theloveprisonmade.com

Grab your copy of “The Love Prison Made and Unmade” NOW

Comment and let us know how you enjoyed this interview and don’t forget to follow our blog at http://MichiganLiteraryNetwork.com

Don’t forget to subscribe here for more videos to come.

#MichLit Season 1: Episode 4 Author @JanayaBlack on The Michigan Literary Network Show #MotownWriters #michiganwriters #detroitreads

Check out Author’s Website | Author’s Books | Films Available on Amazon

About Janaya Black

As the president/CEO of Black-Smith Enterprises, Janaya Black is a woman who thrives in the capacity of wearing many hats. A passionate writer at heart, she seamlessly blends her creative drive and aspirations into the many other facets that make up her impressive resume.

In 2004, Janaya wrote and published her first fiction novel The Breaking Point, followed by her second release in November of 2006, As Told by the Other Woman, and the third and final installment of the “Prison Chronicles” series Beautiful Rage: The Break of Dawn in 2008.

With the release of her first book followed the spark that ignited her love for the art of independent filmmaking. After teaming with her husband Rockey Black to create a trailer for The Breaking Point, she then went on to write, direct and produce several short film projects and released her first feature-length film, Till Death…Do Us Part, to DVD in 2009.  In subsequent years, she went on to complete a collection of other stage and film productions that include The Breaking Point, Idol, I Am My Sister’s KeeperWhy Do Men Cheat and Loud Pack, and most recently Warrior Pride, which was released in 2018.

Janaya is the proud mother of two beautiful children, a community advocate and in her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, playing sports and reading.

For more information about Janaya Black, please follow her on Twitter and Instagram @janayablack.

Check out Author’s Website | Author’s Books | Films Available on Amazon

Check out Author’s Website | Author’s Books | Films Available on Amazon

Subscribe to our Literary Newsletter for Updates

Success! You're on the list.

#MichLit Season 1: Episode 2 Author @EddieConnorJr on The Michigan Literary Network Show #MotownWriters #michiganwriters #detroitreads

Hostess Comments: What an inspiring interview with Dr. Eddie Connor Jr where we spoke about his new book, WIFE, his past literary endeavors and overcoming not only Stage 4 Cancer, but all the writing, publishing and marketing endeavors.

I’m honored to have an interview this amazing young man and I would love for you to tell me what you thought about the interview in the comments below. Did you become inspired? Empowered? Just like I did? Watch, Share and Comment

Continue reading “#MichLit Season 1: Episode 2 Author @EddieConnorJr on The Michigan Literary Network Show #MotownWriters #michiganwriters #detroitreads”

Season 1: Episode 2 #MichLit Author & PR Guru, @PamPerryPR on The Michigan Literary Network Show #MotownWriters #michiganwriters #detroitreads

Michigan Literary Network is proud to have on our second show presenting Tips Tricks and a wonderful literary talk with Pam Perry.

Watch the show now | Purchase This author’s Book | Author’s Website

Make sure you subscribe to our website in our sidebar >>>>>

About Guest

Pam Perry

Pam Perry is an award-winning communications professional. She teaches and mentors authors, speakers and entrepreneurs on how to build a platform and attract major media and publishing contracts. She is also the publisher of SPEAKERS MAGAZINE. 

After working with Pam, her clients have been featured on CNN, TBN, The Word Network, Radio One, Oprah Magazine, Tom Joyner Morning Show, Essence, Ebony, Black Enterprise, PBS – and many other major media outlets. Her clients have been offered major publishing contracts, and have created successful full-time careers as “authorpreneurs” earning six-figures.

Watch the show now | Purchase This author’s Book | Author’s Website

Continue reading “Season 1: Episode 2 #MichLit Author & PR Guru, @PamPerryPR on The Michigan Literary Network Show #MotownWriters #michiganwriters #detroitreads”

Season 1: Episode 1 #MichLit Author, Alison Vaughn on The Michigan Literary Network Show #MotownWriters

Michigan Literary Network is proud to debut our first show and our first wonderful inspiring author, Ms Alison Vaughan. Make sure you subscribe to our website in our sidebar >>>>>

About Guest

Alison Vaughn

Alison Vaughn is an awarding winning entrepreneur, award-winning author and an international public speaker. Vaughn has been honored as a Notable Women in NonProfits by Crain’s Detroit Business.
Her company, Jackets for Jobs’ is celebrating 19 years of helping over 27,000 Detroit job seekers find employment and has just been awarded the high honor of being one of the BEST AND BRIGHTEST Companies to work for in Detroit. JFJ is the charitable arm to TJ Maxx.
Jackets for Jobs, Inc. is recognized by NBC’s “Today Show”, ABC’s “The View” and NASDAQ as a worthy Organization to support!
Her award-winning book, Ms Goal Digger, Success is Sexy! was featured at the 2017 Essence Fest in New Orleans.

Continue reading “Season 1: Episode 1 #MichLit Author, Alison Vaughn on The Michigan Literary Network Show #MotownWriters”

Website Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑