~ Cassandra Lane, Writer

Cassandra worked as a reporter for The Times-Picayune in New Orleans before testing her faith and nerve to launch a freelance writing career. She has published essays in The Source, BET Magazine, Gambit, The Louisiana Weekly, Everything But the Burden (Broadway Books/Random House), The Bellingham Review and Daddy, Can I Tell You Something (Selah). In 2001, she left the bayous and mosquitoes of her beloved home state and moved to Los Angeles, where she earned an MFA from Antioch University. She taught English and journalism in east and south Los Angeles and served as an academic advisor and college essay editor for high school seniors across Los Angeles county and beyond. She is finishing a book-length manuscript, After the Tree, which explores the emotional, psychological and spiritual impact that her great-grandfather’s lynching has on four generations of marriages.

~Lydia Lane Jackson, Artist

Lydia  is a visual artist, start-up business consultant, and has worked for a non-profit organization for the past several years. Her experience includes affiliate/Internet marketing, incorporating, graphic design and print media. She created and manages:


www.CreateWebIncome.com and other sites.

Lydia possesses a genuine love for people– a true and pure gift of service. She works tirelessly to help people pursue their dreams, putting them even before her own. In the visual artist arena, Lydia’s artwork has been featured in the Orlando Sentinel and other publications, and at festivals, exhibits and art galleries. Clients approach her work with awe and leave deeply inspired. Lydia feels privileged to be able to create that connection with people through something she fashioned with her own hands. Her artwork— webpage design, journals, original paintings or prints, greeting cards, wood carvings, textiles, home designs and more— will refresh your tired eyes, mend your broken spirit, and quench your thirst for beauty.

Lydia lives with her husband and son in Orlando, Florida.


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    • What??? You are too kind! Thank you so much. So honored to have you read and support TMV! 🙂 I will catch up with the award guidelines later today; it’s been a crazy weekend. Thank you!

  1. Hello my friend,
    I like your writing up here. I think if you keep doing what you’re doing now, you will have good future. So keep it up my friend! 🙂
    I have a joyful ride in your blog, and now I’d like to invite you to visit mine. Thank you and have a wonderful day, my friend! 🙂
    Subhan Zein

  2. You know I had to go over my list several times. I can’t believe I left you out. I kept seeing your name and I was sure I added you. I’m sorry all my intentions were there.

    I was honored to receive The Blog of the Year 2012 Award and felt that you are deserving of the honor too. Please accept this award. Please follow the link http://wp.me/p28tjX-wm. If you don’t accept awards I do understand and only meant to acknowledge you as one of my peers.

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