(Ellenwood, Georgia) - Paula Smith Broadnax is out with her first book which is an inspirational, uplifting and personal God story entitled: Dreams, Hopes and Possibilities…
Dreams, Hopes and Possibilities…is a story of Paula’s faith. It is her compelling testimony of a relationship with a God who never changes but is the same yesterday, today and forever more. Her joy leaps off the pages of the book. Not only is this God story written to encourage others, but Paula wants it to be a legacy for her family.
Paula, a 16-year breast cancer survivor, is actively involved in the Cancer Support Ministry at Greenforest Community Baptist Church in Decatur, GA. Paula is a former member of “Shades of Pink,” an Atlanta based choir comprised solely of breast cancer survivors. That is a powerful testimony in itself! She is also a member of Sisters by Choice which is a cancer support group founded by her breast surgeon, Dr. Rogsbert Phillips-Reed.
Paula, a retired AT&T manager, held numerous positions during her 30-year career in the telecommunications industry. They included: 18 years as an administrative specialist in the Marketing Department; Internal Auditor within the Finance Department; Relocation Counselor in Human Resources; as well as, Career Resource Counselor in HR.
She desired to become an entrepreneur and upon creating her bed and breakfast inn was able to use the skills acquired during her AT&T career to become a successful innkeeper. Paula used her marketing skills to secure a feature story (and cover) on AT&T’s retiree publication in 2000. The publication was distributed world-wide and brought numerous guests to her door.
As she continued with her entrepreneurial spirit, Paula formed her Network Marketing business where she helps other establish financial legacies for their families.
Paula contributed to a book entitled “Sisters on The Journey“ which was edited by Rev. Dr. Regina Anderson and published by Sisters on the Journey, Inc. This book consists of short stories written by women who have opened their private lives to the world revealing God’s assurance of His agape love. Her piece is entitled “This Little Light of Mine.”
“I had the pleasure of taking my youngest grandson to the bus stop recently. I shared with him on our short journey that I had written a book and he excitedly gave me a big hug and told me how great he thought it was. I went on to tell him that when his children were born and I am no longer here, he could read his children the book about their great grandmother. The broadest smile appeared on his little face and he said, ‘That’s right!’”
Part of the proceeds from sales of the book will support a mobile mammogram unit for women in under-served communities. Paula recently participated in the nationally popular AJC Decatur Book Fair during the Labor Day weekend.
With October being designated as “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”, Paula is seizing the opportunity to help spread the awareness at the following events:
• Book signing at St. Paul AME Church, St. Mountain, GA is scheduled Sunday, October 13th at 1:00 p.m.
• Book signing at Tall Tales Book Shop, Toco Hills; Atlanta, GA is scheduled Sunday, October 13th at 4:00 p.m.
• American Cancer Society sponsored 3-HOUR - PARTY IN PINK - ZUMBATHON scheduled October 17, 2013, from 6pm to 9pm. Fairview Recreation Center; 35 Austin Road, Stockbridge, GA
For more information about events surrounding the release of Dreams, Hopes and Possibilities and how to obtain a copy, visit Paula’s website at http://paulasmithbroadnax.com or visit http://amazon.com. You may also follow Paula on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.