• Podcast 11 : Don’t Bring Negative To My Door

    Combating negativity: this is a subject I could talk about forever. Maya Angelou said it best: “Don’t bring negative to my door.” When it comes to being an independent author, one of the things that absolutely DRIVES ME CRAZY are receiving negative comments and negative perspectives from others. It’s hard enough being an author; no one needs that BS in our writing world. So, today’s podcast is all about combating negativity. Let me know what you think and what you experience. Enjoy. xx, Stephanie *   Stephanie Verni is Professor of Communication at Stevenson University. She has authored five works of fiction and one academic text on Event Planning. Her character-driven…

  • In The Words of Maya Angelou, “Don’t Bring Negative To My Door.”

    I’ve always been a cheerleader. In 7th grade I made the squad, and then again in high school I made it, and I cheered throughout my years in school. When I was done there, I cheered with the band at Towson University for the Tigers, and then did it again for the Orioles as a front office employee. Now, as a grown, middle-aged woman who works as an educator, I cheer for my students. Cheerleaders want others to do well for themselves. We have hope inside of us, and wish the best for others. You may be wondering what’s charged me up tonight. It’s a long story, and one I’d…