Freelance writer publishes book

“Promises of God for His Citizens” by Gigi Tinsley

Gigi Tinsley | 7/31/2014, 9 a.m.

I recently authored a book, Promises of God for His Citizens Part I and I am ecstatic about how it is is being received by those who have had the pleasure of reading it..

The Prelate Bishop Napoleon D. Rhodes of the Convention of Covenanting Churches (3-CCCs) of Cerritos, Calif. hosted my book signing at their 15th annual Holy Convocation held in Anaheim, Calif. July 16-20. The book is currently being considered as a resource book for religious schools and a text book for Bible studies.

The Promises of God for His Citizens is a 405 page book that's filled with fascinating biblical insights. The promises that were uttered by God are

Promises of God for His Citizens

Promises of God for His Citizens

taken from the books of Genesis through Proverbs,. They are written, and in many instances are homiletically expounded upon.

Part II will be in the stores very shortly.

I can’t thank God, Rachel Reeves and the family, bishop, my dear friends Walter Collins and his wife Shirley and Jacobs, enough for their blessings and support. I have written five books (three of them ghost-written) and now to have authored and published my own God-directed book, is a feeling I can’t verbally express-but God knows. Thank all of you.

I started writing at the age of 13. “My middle school teachers told me I had ‘a knack for writing and that I should not let it go lacking.’ At that time, you could count the number of Black writers for newspapers on one hand and have fingers left over,” Gigi said. “So instead of majoring in



journalism as suggested by my teachers, I double majored in Special and Gifted Education and Psychology.”

After teaching school in Atlanta, GA for seven years, I helped establish the first school for mentally challenged students on Peachtree Street in Atlanta. I returned to Miami and worked for the now defunct Jordan Marsh Stores, where I became their first Black better sports buyer after serving three years as manager.

In 1980, I went to work for The Miami Times, initially as a sales representative, then as the manager, writer, reporter, and ultimately the editor for the Faith and Family section.

I worked at The Times for 27 years and am currently a freelance Faith and Family reporter for the newspaper.

The Miami Times is the largest Black-owned, award winning, newspaper in the southeast U.S. and has been in existence for more than 90 years.

It covers issues that affect the Black residents of Miami-Dade County and strives, on a weekly basis, to better serve those who have kept them alive while so many others have had to close their doors.

It has been an honor to keep the religious community informed and aware as editor and reporter.

There are so many wonderful changes in the religious community and about families with great faith through difficult times.

The Faith and Family section has been in the past years and still is an award-winning part of the paper.

Please feel free to offer your feedback about my book . I can be reached at 786-470-7334 or gigitinsley812@yahoo.com.