Lighthouse Spotlight

Nakeya Divine

Nakeya Divine is a Certified Interior Decorator, Professional Organizer, and Planning & Productivity Strategist. As a wife, mom of four, employee, and small business owner, she uses techniques in order to manage her life and home. She shares those strategies on her blog, YouTube channel, and social media. In the 2023 Divine Life and Home Planner,  you’ll find a variety of helpful tips and strategies to make your home a more functional and organized space.

Dr. J. Bliss

Dr. J. Bliss Influenced by, Maya Angelo, Terry McMillan, Toni Morrison, and
her own mother’s prestigious writing, Dr. J. Bliss began writing
stimulating poetry at the age of thirteen. She dreamt of being an author and
never gave up on the passion deep to write that she held within herself.

As a Love Coach, Dr. J enjoys the art of storytelling while stimulating the
mind, for others to explore new ways to love. Her first novel originated from
a past radio talk show she was the host of, based on many callers that spoke

Dr. TJ Jackson Shaw & Marcene Weatherall

Marcene Weatherall & Dr. TJ Shaw, Founders of Intentional Hearts Counseling & Consulting, one of the most impressive initiatives that The Dock Bookshop discovered is that these to wonderful ladies did a workshop about the dangers of fentanyl and vaping for a local high school!   By addressing these pressing issues, Marcene Weatherall and Dr. TJ Shaw are actively contributing to the health and well-being of the community. Their workshop serves as a testament to their professionalism and commitment to making a positive impact.

Taunya Wade Williams

Taunya Wade Williams is a first-time novelist and marketing executive with over 20 years’ experience leading marketing organizations in Financial Services, SaaS, mid-stage startups, and Healthcare. She is a proud HBCU alum, having earned her bachelor’s degree from Hampton University. Taunya also holds an Executive MBA from Baylor University and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

Stephanie Strickland

Stephanie Strickland is a Dallas, Texas native and an up-and-coming author.

Stephanie is a survivor of domestic violence. In her debut book Finding Peace
Within she shares her journey of love and abuse and her triumph over it all.
This is the type of book that needs to be on your bookshelf for the time when
you feel you are stuck and need to find a way. Strickland eloquently exposes
her life. This author demonstrates how living life with self-acceptance and
patience leads to healing.

Hillary Hardin

Mississippi native, Hillary Hardin, shares a life of love, forgiveness, and peace in a journey of understanding and acceptance of God's love through literature and music. Hardin has written a four book series, along with written songs and music to help readers venture into the journey of her life.

Pamuela Halliwell

Pamuela Halliwell grew up in sunny California. As a graduate of University of
California, San Diego, she is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who
has worked with the BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, active duty and retired military veteran
community for close to ten years.  As a Black transgender woman, Pamuela
feels compelled to illustrate characters that represent the diversity in the
Black community while also advocating for Black mental health, reducing
stigma, community space, and finding our light to shine through the dark.

Kristal Jackson

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Zenobia Denny

Zenobia Denny is an educator, Math interventionist, mother, and wife. She has a master's degree in Early Childhood Education and pursing her PhD in Educational Psychology. Zenobia has a passion for education and helping all children succeed through fun and engaging literacy. She believes the way to improve math concepts, increase vocabulary, and enhance cognitive skills is through early literacy.