Authors / Writers

Akasha Garnier

Akasha’s proud of her work as a writer, producer and actress; she balanced freelance work as writer and event manager in Minneapolis,

Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, London, Paris/Cannes, Maui and Hawaii’s Big Island.  She enjoys giving back through her volunteer tutoring in composition and presentation skills to cultivate a love of the written word.​

Charles Carroll

Award winning author, Inspirational Speaker, Producer, and Culinary Olympic Gold Medalist, Chef Charles Carroll is currently the Executive Chef of River Oaks Country Club, in Houston Texas.

Chef Carroll takes pride in mentoring students due to which he has written the award winning “Leadership Lessons from a Chef: Finding Time to be Great”, “Tasting Success: Your Guide to Becoming a Professional Chef”, and most recently published, “The Recipe”, on shelves October 17th, 2017.

He has spent the past three years traveling around the United States and the world to include Ireland, Norway, Germany, Switzerland, Iceland, Portugal, Turkey, Chile, Korea, Paris, South Africa, Afghanistan, Greece, India, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Macao, and Canada mentoring, sharing and presenting his messages to culinary students, chefs, industry professionals and executives as well as the United States military personnel. His influence and inspiration has helped thousands of individuals reach their full potential and strive to be the best they can be.

Marlena Smith

Marlena Smith is a true Southern Belle at heart. Her home has always been in Alabama and she couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. Growing up as a preacher’s daughter, faith and family played a large part in her life.

Her earliest memory of writing was that of 2nd grade when she was selected to attend the Young Author’s Conference in her home state. Little did she know then that her future was being mapped out.

Marlena now wears many hats, including:  writer, author, blogger, freelancer, reader, reviewer, researcher, paranormal enthusiast, traveler, and Secretary of Rave Reviews Book Club. Writing, though, has and always will be her passion. Thankfully, that passion can easily tie in with the other parts of her life.

Carol Stanley

Carol Stanley is the author of Feel Better Every Day which is filled with simple and effective ways to stay healthy as you age. Her passion is art and she expresses herself by painting original artwork on different types of tote bags. Check out her store at

Holley Kelley

Amazon #1 New Release National & International book award winner ! 

"Through authoring this book, I've been called a lot of things...from 'Death Wrangler,' to 'Bucket List Guru,' and 'Life Inspirer Extraordinaire'...but mostly, I'd like to think of myself as YOUR advance care planning teacher, cohort, and advocate...inspiring YOU to live your best life NOW!  I'm with you as you turn every page of Sunrises and Sunsets, as we explore the facets of your life and your choices together.  Let's enjoy the journey!  The planning will be fun, deeply enriching, and you will find the greatest facets of you, yet to be discovered along the way!"