Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Helping others is what we do at Bravin Publishing.

In 2010 when I created Bravin Publishing, it was designed to help authors self published their work and get their books out to the world. The mission and vision has not changed. Over the years, my lovely wife Tiffany and I have done what we set out to do, which was to help others.

Here are a few videos over the years of folks we have tried to make happy. This is a small peek into what we do at Bravin Publishing.

This is author Dr Melinda Harper, "A Profit to Her Husband" You can purchase a copy of her book, we help create, at DRMelindaHarper.com

Another author we worked with, who happens to be the 1st author to sign with Bravin was Jovan Roseboro who we had the pleasure of interviewing in North Carolina. His book "The Only One That Can Stop Me Is Me" is available on the Bravin Publishing website. www.BravinPublishing.com

But not everything we do is for profit. Often we want to help those who have been supporters of ours. In this video we wanted to surprise Aja Stubbs, CEO of Belle-Noire Magazine. Which has feature us together and my wife on different occasions. We wanted to show her what her online magazine would look like in print form. Her reaction is priceless. She has been a supported and friend to us from the beginning.

Friday, March 13, 2015

WOW, I really fell behind on my blogging.

Good evening guys,,,I know I haven't been here like I should. Especially when I call myself an author an poet.

Here it is 4 days from my baby girls 1st birthday. I am super excited. I didn't get the chance to do this with my other two daughters. That is going to be a whole other blog by itself. You can get a better understanding from my book "From Gigolo to Jesus" 

With taking care of my daughter, teaching full time, working on new clients books, and trying to finish my own ("Luke Warm Saint" is almost complete") I have slipped up on getting over here and blogging about life itself.
I have read so many sites and watched a bunch of YouTube videos which swear they have the answers to keeping the attention of folks and driving readers to come by here,,, like I am selling crack and you're the out of control crack head who needs a hit of what I am writing. LOL Naw,,, I write when its in me. When my heart moves me to have something to place on the page.

I think I blog so infrequently because my thoughts are often all over the place. It's one of the pains of having ADD, not ADHD, but actual ADD. I look it at as a gift more than a curse. However, because of it, I tend to be all over the place and have to rope myself in to get focused when its time to complete tasks.

So with all that said, I am going to bring you up to speed on what I have been doing and what I am hoping to get done relatively soon.

  • Through Bravin Publishing, Tiff and I, have created book #16 for author Dr. Melinda Harper. Her book entitled "A Profit for Her Husband" is a guide for married and single women. We are excited to see where Dr. Harper takes her new book. The sky is the limit. 
  • Tiff and I have been bowling well. But Tiff has been on fire since returning from having Kayelle. Its great to see how tough she has become on the lanes. Plus she is making money doing so. 
  • I am close to completing my third book, "Luke Warm Saint" my first novella. My first extended attempt at writing fiction. Most of my literary works of fiction have been 3 to 5K words, so 30K plus is a step in a new direction for me. 
  • I am teaching a new health curriculum in school. I was one of 15 teachers picked to teach this new curriculum in the city of New York. It was an honor to work with the NYC Health and Wellness Dept. and the CDC
Now the things I have to get to, by force or whatever, it needs to be done. 
  • I have to get focused on working out. My workouts have  be erratic to say the least. I have trainer friends and I have been avoiding asking for their help. I am not really sure why. I am working on dealing with those emotions. My weight loss has be affected also. 
  • My diet has to change and be more consistent. Speaks for itself. 
  • I have to commit to get the other books out of my head. I currently have 7  books in head which need to be written. There are two others fighting for space in my head as I type. I told you I had ADD, it's what allows me to hold all these thoughts at bay. 
  • I have to network more. I have to attend more events and show my face more often. I have to learn to play the "schmoozing" game better. Even though I hate sitting and smiling just to do business. I simply want to get right to the business without all the fakeness and game play. Either we are or we're not. LOL Yes I know "Patients is a virtue & The Game is the Game" 
  • I have to go ahead and start school and get started on this second Masters degree. I want to switch careers and I am hesitant about returning to school. At 47 much of my time is behind me. However my dreams require I return to school. 
  • Finally, I have to commit myself more to being the vessel of light the Lord made me to be. I have to share and teach more about the Lord. I have to open up my soul and allow others to see the God in me. I have to allow them to see the Holy Spirit the Lord has given me which allows me to work well with others. I have to become a better representative of the Lord and Jesus Christ. 
Oh Well, I never intended this blog to get to this length. But, as I said I write what's on my heart and I have much on my heart and mind. I am going to try to make it over here once a week to discuss where I am at with the things I am working on and what I see in the world. 
If you catch me slipping me, hit me on FB, Twitter, or Google Plus and give me the boot to the booty by saying "Hey K. L., what happened to you writing on your blog? Have you completed the books you were working on? Why are you playing games, get to work dude." Trust me I need that from time to time. 

If you've made to this point, I am more than impressed, I am honored. Please share this page, this blog, or anything I do with others. I pray you continued success in anything you're trying to accomplish. 

Take Care and God Bless

K. L. Belvin 

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Is there anything better than being a Father?

Many folks who have read my book "From Gigolo to Jesus" have come to learn about my past life before I came to the point of personal and spiritual transformation. I was a different man and father before learning what role my faith needed to play in my life, I created children without thinking of the future. Since that time my mindset has changed, hence my thoughts and actions are different. Having my daughter, Kayelle (pronounced K. L., like her father) has made me consider what it is to be a daddy to a little girl. It's a position unfortunately I've failed at in the pass.

Watching Kayelle each day, playing with her,  I am reminded of what my job as her father is. I am charged, and I accepted wholeheartedly, with being the example of what a man and father is supposed to be. At 10 months I see how she responds to me, as well as, how our relationship is growing each day. I read pediatric information often so I can understand what benchmarks Kayelle is supposed to  reach and what my role should be to make sure she reaches each of those steps. I see how my voice effects her and how she is learning to trust and depend on her daddy to be a guide, teacher, and protector.

When I watch Tiffany and Kayelle together I clearly understand her bonding with Tiff is different then mine. I am the disciplinarian, but also the comforter. Kayelle looks at me differently than Tiffany. But you can tell her looks are filled with Love. When she is looking you can tell she is departmentalizing who each of us is and what each of us bring to her life. Her smile and laughter is infectious and she is maturing at a fantastic rate. One thing which is clear, Tiff is a softy for her tears. I'm a little older so the tears and pouting doesn't effect me as much. Kayelle is such a ham you can see that in here even this early in her life. LOL I am so excited about her upcoming years. Each of my current moves are with the idea of how I can make things better for her and Tiffany.

I pray all the fathers our there take their role as Daddy serious because if you don't there is so much missed. I am going to continue to be the example for Kayelle so as she grows. Working hard to make sure she'll look for in others what she is use to having in her life. I am going to make sure she'll search and create incredible healthy relationship like what she'll has with her Daddy.

I pray this helps someone. I pray someone who has missed the above with their daughter, goes back and looks to repair the relationship. It's never to later. For Princess Kayelle I am going to keep at the job of being the Steward the Lord has assigned me to be.

God Bless

K. L. Belvin aka Kayelle's Daddy