Rolanda Pyle is a single Christian woman who loves to write. She is a social worker and has worked with grandparents raising children for the last 20 years. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and currently live in New Jersey. She started writing by keeping diaries as a youngster and started writing poetry as a teenager. Rolanda has published two books, Finally and Beneath His Everlasting Wings. She has also contributed to the “Gumbo for the Soul “series and to “Beautiful Women: Like You and Me”.
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Tell us about your latest book. What do you hope readers take away from it?
Beneath His Everlasting Wings is an anthology. This devotional ministers to those going through difficult situations by providing tools to help readers cope with life challenges. It features a host of authors on diverse topics that affect us in our everyday walk in life. Some authors share personal stories and testimonies. Readers will witness authors recount their incredible experiences; these journeys include an author telling of how malicious words that should have dampened her vision, caused her to conquer her fears and propelled her to accomplish her dream; one woman’s trip to Africa where she comes to realize her “life’s purpose;” and another woman’s walk of faith after being diagnosed with cancer. My hope is that readers will discover many more triumphs of faith that is a source of empowerment and enlightenment which the reader can continue to draw from for many years to come.
Share some of your writing goals. What’s next for you?
I recently submitted a children’s story to a publisher. I am hoping they will pick up the story. It is a story about a grandchild who has to go and live with their grandparents. I would love to contribute to a daily devotional. My ultimate goal is to write my life story- my memoir.
What’s the most interesting book you’ve ever read?
The Bible – it has everything, drama, love, romance, mystery, biography, history and then it gives tips on how to live a victorious life and inspiration to go to the next level.
Maya Angelou, Chuck Swindoll, Kay Arthur, L.A. Artis, Tania Michael, Lisa Nichols, T.D. Jakes….wow, there are too many to name all of them.
The Pursuit Of Your Creative Call by Mel Holder
Any type of writing ritual you have?
I write in a journal, I write poems based on events, and I write when inspired.
What is one of the things you’re most thankful for as a writer?
That people tell me they are blessed by something they read that I wrote.
In your opinion, what’s the measure of a successful writer?
One whose writing touches someone’s life in some way whether they identify, they laugh or they are challenged to think or to do better.
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