Lighthouse Spotlight

The Butterfly Bruises, A Poetry Collection

My name is Palmer Smith and I am a current English MA student at UVA and MFA student at Sewanee.

Meet Marsha Kerr Talley

Marsha Talley has been a public education teacher for over a decade and has taught high school for the last six years with a Master's degree in Special Education. She teaches children with varying degrees of abilities and those who need specialized instruction, including autism, dyslexia, and intellectual disabilities. Currently completing her principal certification and maintaining her teaching certificates, her passion is to allow students to learn through a variety of ways that will enable them to tap into their potential.

Meet Joel Livingston

Joel Livingston is an educator, author, mentor and motivational speaker. Joel began educating our youth while providing support and encouragement to live their best life. He has been educating and mentoring young men and women for the past 18 years. He credits his resiliency, work ethic and his strength as a man to his mother and father; George and Marian Livingston. They provided a strong spiritual foundation for Joel at an early age.The Author graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology.

Meet Barbra Porter Coleman

Barbra Porter-Coleman has spent more than a decade writing fiction. her inspiration started when she began writing about resilience after her mother's fatal car/train collision while still in high school. but it quickly turned into a murder mystery. a native of Oklahoma, she now resides  Dallas/Fort Worth.

Meet Cecilia Okugo

Cecilia Okugo is a product developer, illustrator and writer from Dallas/ Fort Worth, Tx loves working with children for project inspiration. Lover of the galaxies and a solid education. Much time put in towards design and innovative development ideas for book writing, packaging and illustrations. Friends of women project leaders who inspire repositioning a strong influence in current skills and trade. 

Meet Nikki Coe


Nikki Coe is an avid reader who decided to try her hand at writing in 2005.  She is the author of two fiction books, POSTAL BLUES, and RAIN, SNOW, SLEET or HAIL, she is working on the third installment in the series, RETURN TO SENDER which is scheduled for release in late 2020.

Her first non-fiction book, YOU CAN’T BLING IF YOU’RE BROKE, Lessons In Money Matters For Those Beginning Their Financial Futures, was inspired by one of her three children. She refuses to say which one.

Meet Anthony S

I am an author who prides himself with details so that the reader understands the content of the message that is intended. As the narrative flows it keeps you intrigued the entire journey. I am proud to announce the release of my new children's book titled "Paradise and the Pandemic" this is one of two published books of the "Paradise" series. I created the Paradise character to entertain and educate children as well. Virtual learning is difficult for children to adjust because of our new way of life.