*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 four books, Daybreak : Gaining Strength Through Our Pain, Daybreak: Rising Above It All With Praise( Revised Edition), Daybreak: A Prayer Book For Children, Daybreak: 100 Powerful Breakthrough Moments for Women. She contributed three short stories to two anthologies. One short story is entitled " A Wicked Twist Of Fate", and the other is entitled " One Kept Secret" .
Angela graduated from North Florida Community College with a Secretarial Occupation 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).
Director Credential Level II VPK Exempt. 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( Facebook On line). Angela is the coordinator for the Tallahassee Authors Network Christian Sub-Group. Served on the SAC Board (Student Advisory Council) School/Parent Rep 2 years
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:
The National Black Child Development Institute, and
Tallahassee Authors Network
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!