Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: It's Not About Me, It's About Them by booker ml

Welcome to my stop on the virtual book tour for It's Not About Me, It's About Them by booker ml. This book tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as a lovely guest post from the author. There's also the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a free registration to Final Wishes Questionnaire. Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour for more content. Enjoy!
Title: It's Not About Me, It's About Them
Author: booker ml
Publication Date: October 30th 2019
Print Length: 37 pages
Genre: Informational
Have you ever said to someone, "I'm not a mind reader?" Or, have you ever been told, "You know I can't read your mind?" It's Not About Me - It's About Them leaves nothing for the imagination when something needs to be SAID.

It's not about DYING, it's about LIVING and preserving your memory.

I started out with my name as I called myself as a young child: Marsha Lynette Booker Bear. By the way the Bear was attributed from my little black and white panda, my buddy, as a young child. I also remember stating my name as Marsha L Dot Booker because that’s the way I learned my name.

I didn’t have to say the whole name, but I had to remember to put the do t behind the L. As a child I guess I didn’t know that was how you wrote your middle initial. Then, I remember writing down, “But she loved to be called Lynn.”

Now, why is any of this important? Believe it or not, I realized, how would anyone know what I wanted unless I write it down?
booker ml is a native Washingtonian and feels two of her primary purposes in life is to (1) to help people in any way she can and (2) make people laugh. She is a strong advocate of teaching life principles through practical application and is very passionate about this subject matter.

She the owner of WRAPPED-N-1, a Professional Administrative Online Service Portal, the owner of Melodies of PraiZe a Full-Service Christian DJ known as DJ STRATE. Additionally, the owner of Internet Radio Station WGMLB, Wonderful Gospel Music Lover’s Buffett. Click here to listen. All genres of Christian music can be heard.

You will feel the genuine heart beat of booker ml with all of the services she provides. She is honored that God has entrusted her with so much. She lives her life according to the scripture Proverbs 18:24 a “A man that hath friend must shew himself friendly.”

One of my most cherished memories happened in 1984. My pastor named me Executive Director of the Youth Department. I had this brilliant idea of putting together a spring revival. What made this so unique was that during this rare year all schools in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia had Spring Break the same week, this is very rare.

The children begging at age two through adults up to 30 would work together and handle every portion of the service. This included forming a joint mass choir “The Youth Ensemble” and allowing them to run the entire service including playing instruments, taking the offering, praying, reading scripture and every part of the service except the sermon.

Everyone was so excited to participate and we had overwhelming support from the parents. The church was full even in the balcony and the weekly services were well supported.

I wrote the theme song for the week and this became the theme song for the “Youth Department”. Thus, I have been writing songs for special occasions ever since.

The week was perfect. What made this one of my most cherished memories was at the end of the week I was very tired and just before I went to bed I prayed and thanked God for His love and favor that week.

Most of the children that participated at that time are now grown with their children and some with their grandchildren and every now and then one of them will remind me of that special time.

To my surprise, I cried like a baby and couldn’t figure out why. I then realized “what tears of joy meant” for the first time in my life I cried tears of joy and that made me feel really good, because I was obedient to what God told me to do.

Unbeknown to me, planning these series of services and other activities for the youth has led me to be an Event Planner is part of what I do today, because not only is it a hobby, it is a passion
Booker ml will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card or a free registration to Final Wishes Questionnaire (a $55 value) to one randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. The Final Wishes Questionnaire is a user-friendly interactive database that allows the user to document important information to assist the designated person in the execution of the desires of the deceased. The Questionnaire assists in three phases (1) Before Death (2) When Death Occurs and (3) Post Mortem Decisions. Additionally, in pre-planning it (1) saving time and money, (2) precludes making hasty decisions, and (3) mostly reduce stress. To protect your information, we also provide you with a thumb drive on which you can securely store information and update as you desire.

(All the Ups and Downs is not responsible for this giveaway, its entries, or the prize. Goddess Fish Promotions assumes all responsibility for everything related to this giveaway.)

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. David HollingsworthAugust 30, 2021 at 3:21 PM

    Congrats on the book!

  2. Thanks for sharing! Sounds great!

  3. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for sharing.

  4. When I read a book review, I also enjoy learning about the book's author.

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  5. I love the concept of this book. Good work.

  6. Booker M. L. is new to me, but I love meeting new authors. Thanks to this blog for the introduction.

  7. sounds like a fun one

  8. What do you enjoy about writing?

  9. It sounds like a great book, with a nice pretty cover.

  10. What's the best advice you've ever received about writing?

  11. Congrats on your book and Where do you get your inspiration from to write a book?