Release Date: March 3, 2017
Read how a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother says goodbye to the POTUS, President Barack Obama. Best Selling Author, Laura McClure, shares her memoirs of growing up with the prejudices of the south, yet having faith in the highest office in the United States of America.
Laura tells President Obama goodbye with respect and honor, all while traveling down memory lane.
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I want you to understand why this man. Barack Obama, and his presidency is so very important to me and millions of other African Americans. For those of us that lived through the sixties, his campaign brought back the excitement of the Kennedy years; it motivated us to get involved and feel like we had a part in history. He was not just a Black man, he is black and white, educated and had worked in the communities, so he knew how to reach out and bring people together. I felt like he could move with the powerful yet hold a conversation with the everyday person. I believe that he had the heart of the people and he was willing to work for all Americans.
To the young people of today, he was someone who they could relate to. Someone who was speaking to them and cared about what they had to say and wanted for this country.
About the Author:
Laura McClure, Author, Motivational Speaker
My name is Laurelia Mcclure ( Laura McClure) I am married to Robert McClure, and we have been together for fifty-five years. I am the proud mother of six children, sixteen grandchildren, and soon to be the great-grandmother of thirteen great-grandchildren. I knew that I had to work and help my husband support our family. So I decided to find a job that I could advance in and make a decent living. I chose Hotel work. I made friends with some very good people in the industry that helped me get the training and knowledge that I would need to advance. I soon became a manager trainee. Soon I would become a manager and executive in five star/ five diamond hotels.
I worked for the very best hotels in my state and later moved on tho become Director of Environmental services for Lake Shore Hospital in Birmingham, Al.
In 2009, I lost my daughter to HIV/AIDS. She was thirty –nine years old. A single parent with one child. My family and I started the Dotes Foundation. Our goal was to educate and inform concerning HIV/AIDS. Also to help destroy many of the myths that are associated with Aids. We also raised funds and helped build a clinic for children and Aids patients in Swaziland Africa. A country that had been hard hit by HIV/AIDS.
I always wanted to be a writer and have my work published. I was afraid of stepping out and pursuing my dream. At the age of seventy, I finally got the courage after listening to many sermons by my pastor on being all that you can be in life. Also, I have a large support team in my family. On October 8, 2014, my first book “Angel in the Midst” was released. Four months later my second book “It Ain’t Over Yet! It’s Just Beginning was published and on September 28, 2015, my third book “Unvarnished Truths, Coming Clean was published,
In One year, I had PUBLISHED THREE BOOKS, and there is more to come.
I will tell anyone that if God has given you a dream, then you need to make that move. He will not give you a dream what he won’t supply the means for you to accomplish it. Just remember that you can do all things through Jesus Christ.
I am just like Nike, and you can also be. “Just Do It.”
What is your favorite book to read?
Father To The Fartherless by Paul H, Boge. This book has touched me so much and it has made me even more willing to give and help others that are in dire need of help here and abroad.
How many books do you have published?
I currently have five books published. I did not start my journey of writing until I was seventy years old. My first book was titled “Angel in the Midst”. I later changed the name to Unvarnished Truths Beyond the Pole. Then I went on to write two more books in the Unvarnished series. I lost my daughter and I went through quite a few emotional changes and I wrote about them in my book “It Ain’t Over Yet! It’s Just Beginning.
Are you currently working on a book?
I am working on a book now that is all about young love and it’s traps.
If you were to recommend your books to a stranger, which book would you advise them to start with? Why?
If I had to recommend one of my books to a reader, I would tell them to read It Ain’t Over Yet! It’s Just Beginning.
Who is your favorite character?
My favorite character to write about is Brandi, the central character in the Unvarnished Series.
Brandy started off on a road that was leading her nowhere and she found the courage to make a change and then influence others to follow their dreams. I was amazed at her strength and growth.
I truly enjoyed writing this book about the President and my growing up on the south. I did not realize how far I had evolved in my thinking until O wrote this book.
Do you ever get writer’s block? How do you cope with it?
When I get writers block, I go away from the project. I meditate and meditation always revive my creative juices. Going for long walks helps me to restore my passion for my life and work. Sometime just quietly thinking about all the goodness that is mine to share.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
My advice to newcomers id to learn all you can from others who have accomplished the things that you want to accomplish in your career of writing and then do you. Never give up, stay focus and keep pushing. Also be a goal setter and never be afraid to change.