*About The Author*
Angela Yolanda Hodge
Author. Writer. Visionary Director.
Angela Y. Hodge was born and raised in the beautiful town of Madison, Florida. As a child, she always kept how she felt within her. When trials and test came, she began to express those moments and her feelings in writing. Writing became therapeutic for Angela, as it allowed her to release the pressure that she say submerged her heart in fear. Angela's writing taught, kept, and saved her.
Angela has published three books, Daybreak : Gaining Strength Through Our Pain, Daybreak: Rising Above It All With Praise( Revised Edition), and Daybreak: A Prayer Book For Children, she contributed three short stories to three anthologies. One short story is entitled " A Wicked Twist Of Fate", One is entitled " The Amazing Journey Of Healing", and the other is entitled " One Kept Secret" .
Angela graduated from North Florida Community College with a Secretary Certificate she is certified as a Visionary Director in Leadership & Management, Angela has an active Florida Department of Education Early Childhood Professional certificate (ECPC) and a Birth to Five Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC). Formerly, an Early Head Start teacher, Angela has over ten years of experience in teaching.
She is the founder and Visionary Director of Daybreak Community Outreach Program and Women of Power Support Group. Angela is the coordinator for the Tallahassee Authors Network Christian Sub-Group, and CNLT Singles Ministry.
In 2011 she was a guest Author at the State of Black Florida Conference at the State Capitol in Tallahassee, Florida.
In 2012 she was a judge at the Eastside Library Teen Poetry Slam Contest , and has written blogs for other Authors.
Angela was a guest Author in 2011, and 2012 at Sealey Elementary Young Author Conference, and sat on the Authors panel at Crossroad Academy.
Angela received the Phenomenal Woman Award at Sealey Elementary Black History Program 2012.
Tallahassee Woman Magazine highlights Angela in the 2012 Feb/March issue under Women to Watch.
Angela's short story " A Wicket Twist of Fate" won second place in the Tallahassee Authors Network short story contest.
Angela Y. Hodge is a member of the following organizations:
Madison County Chambers , Leon County Reading Council
The National Black Child Development Institute, and
CNLT Doves Who Love Books Book Club
She volunteer her services with Celebrate New Life Tabernacle Youth Department (CNLT) and with FAMU Softball Team.
Angela is also a reader and reviewer for
Global Multi Media Enterprise Publishing Company( GMME).
Angela lives and reside in Tallahassee, Florida. She has three children, five grandchildren, and a son-in-law.
In my Daybreak,
I gain strength to LIVE!