Archive for November, 2014

Marvelous Are Thy Works – Author Meiah Shaun


Author Meiah Shaun Answers Linda Fegins’ Interview Questions.

Describe yourself for our visitors.
I am an inspirational author and a freelance writer. I graduated from LeTourneau University with an MBA. I love empowering African American women to embrace and wear their natural hair. I have been wearing my natural hair since 2007. I‘ve worn an afro, braided hair styles, twist and traditional locs . I currently wear sisterlocks. My natural hair journey is the inspiration behind my book Marvelous Are Thy Works.

How do you find time to connect with God?
When I am home, I don’t watch a lot of television. I spend time in prayer and meditation daily. I make the time and effort to commune with God.

What inspired you to write this book?
My inspiration behind Marvelous Are Thy Works is that I am passionate about the natural hair movement. I love empowering African American women to embrace and wear their natural hair. People of all races often asked me questions about my sisterlocks. I enjoy educating people about my natural hair.

Who are your favorite authors and why?? Favorite books?
I love to read non-fiction books by inspirational authors. I loved Bishop T.D. Jakes’s book called Reposition Yourself as it taught me how to heal from my past and to break generational curses while moving into my destiny.
One of my favorite fiction books is Kinky Gazpacho by Lori Tharps. Lori shared her experience living abroad in Spain and how the Spanish perceived her brown skin and kinky natural hair texture.

Tell us about your journey to publication.
I am a self published author. I worked hard on my project with the support of my editor. It took me two years to complete my novella.

When did you begin to realize you wanted to write?

I realize that I wanted to write when I was in high school. I excelled in my English classes since I was in the third grade. I contemplated majoring in journalism in college but instead I chose business. I took writing courses for my electives.

Tell us about your current book?

Fatima, her best friend Lauryn and her cousin Sheba are natural hair stylist at All Natural Hair Salon in Washington, DC. Fatima wants to build a brand and invest into other business ventures for their salon. She wants to empower African American women by hosting speaking engagements about the natural hair movement. She desires to travel nationally spreading her message. Her business partners Lauryn and Sheba have their own plans for their careers. They are going through different life events and struggling to maintain their friendships while doing business together. Ephraim is Fatima’s long time boyfriend. He hasn’t asked for her hand in marriage after dating her for over five years. Fatima has to stand on her faith and follow her instincts as makes decisions for her future.

How did you come up with ideas for this book?

The concept for my book is based on meeting a lot of African American women who shared in my experience going natural. I’ve had discussions with stylist at natural hair salons.

What valuable lessons do you want readers to learn from your book?
I want women to be enlightened about the natural hair movement as wearing natural hair is a personal choice. I hope my readers are inspired, empowered and are entertained as they read about the lives of Fatima, Lauryn and Sheba.

What’s next for you?
I am excited about the next assignment that God has given me. I am writing a story about healing, forgiveness and restoration. I’m almost finished with my final draft to send to my editor.

Where can visitors find you online?
My website is
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Follow me on Twitter @MeiahShaun or


About The Author

Meiah Shaun is an inspirational author and freelance writer. She is a graduate of LeTourneau University. She is a native of Orange, Texas and currently resides in Plano, Texas.
Meiah Shaun is the author of Marvelous Are Thy Works, a novella. Meiah Shaun has a special interest in empowering African American women to self love and to embrace their natural hair. She and her twin sister rock Sisterlocks. Her fraternal twin sister is thirteen minutes older than her.
Meiah Shaun is featured on as a platinum level author penning articles on numerous topics such as inspirational, spirituality, goal setting to shopping and product reviews.
Meiah Shaun enjoys writing, reading, cooking, jazz music and making scrapbooks.

About The Book
Fatima, her best friend Lauryn and her cousin Sheba are natural hair stylist at All Natural Hair Salon in Washington, DC. Fatima wants to build a brand and invest into other business ventures for their salon. She desires to empower African American women by motivational speaking about the natural hair movement. She wants to travel nationally to spread her message. Lauryn and Sheba have rejected Fatima’s business proposal. They are going through different life events and are struggling to maintain their friendships while doing business together. Fatima’s boyfriend has not proposed after dating her for over five years. Fatima has to stand on her faith and follow her instincts as she moves into her destiny.
Marvelous Are Thy Works is an inspirational story about natural hair empowerment, self love and relationships.


Chapter 1
All Natural Hair Salon’s busiest time was the first weekend of the month. Fatima made it to the salon at ten o’clock that morning. After parking her car in front of the salon, she noticed Lauryn and Sheba were already inside. The front window shades were pulled back and the lights were on.
“Good morning, ladies,” Fatima said as she walked through the door.
“Good morning, Fatima,” Lauryn answered, while sashaying to her workstation in her high heels and locs pulled back into a lobster tail style. Always the diva, Lauryn appeared to be in a good mood and eager to work.
“Hey, girl, you finally made it in,” Sheba said as she sorted through her laundry bag of towels. Her hair was loose in a kinky and curly twist-out hairstyle. She was dressed comfortably in white skinny jeans.
“Are there any messages for me?” Fatima asked.
“A young lady called to make an appointment. She requested a low maintenance hairstyle.”
“What time did she call?” Fatima inquired.
“She called a few minutes before you walked in,” Lauryn replied. “She said her name was Danielle Evans.”
“Did she leave her phone number?”
“I put it on your desk,” she said.
Fatima continued to her station so she could check her itinerary for the day. It was unusually free. “I’ll just work a half day and meet up with my honey later,” she told her co-workers.
Fatima then sat in her chair and started daydreaming about the day she would become Mrs. Ephraim Okoye. She could not wait to see him.
“Ladies, what are your plans today?” Fatima questioned.
“I have a couple of appointments for locs retightening, and I got a new client scheduled this morning. He’s a chef and new in town.” Lauryn smirked while doing a shimmy with her shoulders to show her excitement.
“A new male client? Girl, you be pullin’ the men,” teased Sheba.
“I need to pull a husband.”
“Baby, I met my husband when I wasn’t even lookin’. I was minding my own business down at the Farmer’s Market and––”
Lauryn rolled her eyes. “Sheba, you’ve told that story so many times,” she said, cutting Sheba off and looking down at her iPad to show her disinterest in hearing it again.
Sheba walked over to Lauryn and tapped her on the knee with her forefinger. “When you least expect it, that’s when you’re gonna meet him. It happened to me, girl!”
“I wish God would hurry up and send him!” Lauryn snipped. “Most married people forget what it’s like to be single, so it’s easy for them to tell someone else to be patient.”
“That’s not true,” Sheba replied.
Fatima butted in. “Some women who are married have never had to experience being single for long.”
“Don’t you just hate that, girl?” Lauryn said. “Then they try to tell you to wait and have faith. Chile, please!”

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Veterans: Honoring their Service and Lives

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Let’s thank the brave men and women who have served in our nation’s armed forces as we honor veterans on Veteran’s Day. My father, Charlie Fegins, served at Pearl Harbor during World War II and was on the USS New Orleans when the attack occurred. He survived and came home. He was awarded a World War II Victory Medal years later when he was in his seventies. That was a proud moment in our family and to his much younger nephews who also had served in the service years later.

I remember watching 60 minutes a couple of years ago as the show reflected on the heroism of our soldiers. It also exposed the many issues of mental, emotional and physical issues our veterans face ;as well as homelessness. My heart was touched as well as broken. I begin to pray for our veterans while watching 60 minutes. It has been noted by experts that many veterans have come home “morally injured” and struggle to overcome homelessness, mental issues and other struggles ,which this nation must more effectively address.

Again let us thank the men and women soldiers for their service and their sacrifice. Like the former Senator Carl Levin stated “it’s absolutely essential that we honor our commitment to provide them with the very best care and support available. They’ve fought for us, and we need to keep fighting for them.” Senator Levin further stated “Around the world our troops are carrying out a broad array of challenging and dangerous missions. Wherever they are stationed, our troops and their families deserve our gratitude for their selfless service and their sacrifices”.

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Give thanks to God for our veterans who have served our country and for those on active duty who serve today. To our men and women in harm’s way, our prayers are with you. Take the time to pray for the veterans and their families who suffer physical and mental aliments and those who may be homeless. They have faced gunfire, explosives and hard conditions we cannot even think about. However, upon returning home they cannot find employment and are homeless. Many veterans have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder by the Veterans Administration or other disorders but have been denied disability pension or other benefits. See e.g. .

Our country must be more vigilant and compassionate about providing the necessary services for our veterans in a timely and effective manner with all deliberate speed.

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Pray for the protection of our soldiers serving around the world and at home in the United States. Pray for our veterans who have come home. Pray as follows:

• Pray for our physically and emotionally wounded service members and their families. Pray for mental and emotional healing as well as physical healing. Pray they obtain the necessary medical and other services they need and deserve.
• Pray for veterans’ families- for peace, love , forgiveness and that their physical , medical and economic needs.
• Pray for homeless veterans that they will receive the resources and the shelter they can obtain; pray for their protection and health.
Pray that they know that the Lord Jesus Christ loves them and that they know Him as their Lord and Savior. Pray for the salvation of their souls.
Pray for their peace of mind, strength, comfort and grace. May the Lord grant them favor.

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