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What could be better than National Book Month in October? National Author's Day on November 1st!

During the month of October, Enhanced DNA Publishing is excited to celebrate our authors and their books. So far this year, we have published thirteen books ranging in genres from Children’s books to Memoirs, Self-Help and Spiritual. Our most recent releases during the second half of 2022 include:

Iris's Meadow (released 10/5/22)

Iris’s Meadow, by Jannean Hedgespeth, is a fictional book about a couple - Iris and her husband Raymond, who own and operate a mountain retreat Bed & Breakfast for Christian couples. See how these couples allowed God’s Word to convict, teach and heal them.

THE SOUL OF A WOMAN: The Path to Healing, Love, and Forgiveness (available for pre-order now; coming 10/17/22)

How do you heal from a broken or painful past? In this book, The Soul of a Woman, The Path to Healing, Love, and Forgiveness; Daisy Marrs will help you find the ultimate path to loving yourself in order to heal, and find out who God created you to be.

My Voice Will Be Heard (released 9/28/22)

Author Marcia Nicks wants you to know that “you are not alone”. You have the ability to rise above any situation and succeed in life. My Voice Will Be Heard, is for anyone that has been pushed to the background of their life because of insecurity or mistreatment from others.

Life's Journey: My Testimony (released 9/19/22)

Life’s Journey: My Testimony is the third book by Qiana Tucker focusing on the topic, “Life’s Journey”. Qiana gives you a deeper look into her personal struggles and her journey to healing and finding her life’s purpose. You will be encouraged and realize that you can overcome the struggles you may be experiencing.

Savvy Yazzy’s African Adventure: The Fulani Culture is about a girl named Yazzy who travels all the way from America to visit the tribe of Fulani in Guinea, West Africa. You can take this journey with Yazzy and you will enjoy their adventures and learn about the African culture too.

As Cassandra A. Porter began to use the book, I Am That One Black Friend: Lessons From A Magical Unicorn, with clients in her company, Favorite Part of My Day, a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion consulting firm, she noticed the wide array of conversations sparked by those concepts where participants were finding application in their professional and personal worlds. As a result, this facilitated workbook was created to build on those concepts and lessons.

Twelve Spoons (released 8/31/22)

Winner of the Enhanced DNA Publishing “Encourage a Young Writer Day” contest, this book is based off of personal experiences of the 15-year old author, Riley Boerger. Sixty-two doctor appointments, sixteen blood draws, one surgical procedure, and one hell of a story, join Riley as she describes her world of a teen who deals with and manages life with chronic pain.


But what is better than celebrating a few of our authors? Celebrating more of them! We are excited to announce our upcoming event - Books, Gifts and Knowledge on November 1st at Nexus Impact Center. This event, on National Author’s Day, will allow those in the Indianapolis area, the opportunity to meet some of our authors, shop with some local businesses and learn from some experts who will share knowledge around business and literary topics. Here is the plan for the day:

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Refreshments and spotlight on authors and small businesses

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Workshops and shopping

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Wine and cheese reception (and more shopping)

There is FREE ADMISSION and you can come for all or any part of the day! Join us, help us celebrate and get some professional development at the same time. More details will be shared on social media through the month.

Thank you to each and every Enhanced DNA Publishing author! For a complete view of all of our authors and their books, visit our author page.


Denola M. Burton is the Founder and CEO of Enhanced DNA: Develop Nurture Achieve, LLC and Enhanced DNA Publishing. ThroughEnhanced DNA, Denola develops and nurtures individuals and organizations to achieve their Leadership, Communication and Performance goals and objectives. Denola is also an author and publisher and through Enhanced DNA Publishing, assists new and newer authors in publishing their books according to the standards of the Independent Book Publisher's Association (IBPA). Denola retired from Eli Lilly and Company after 27 years where the majority of her career was focused on Employee Relations/Human Resources. Interested in becoming an author? Check out Denola' s new book, Enhancing Your Author DNA: Step-by-Step Publishing Guide.

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