Local author Michelle Williams recently teamed up with Tate Publishing to begin the publication process of her new book My Name is Ruth.
A poignant book based on Williams' life experiences, the author shares how she was delivered from her circumstances and how she can help other women come to their place of salvation.
'As a child, I faced life changing circumstances that would mold, and shape my way of thinking. It was much distorted. Not understanding how to deal with rejection, it caused me to go into a cocoon; and I was not able to express my thoughts and feelings. I didn't know how to communicate... My dad loved me, this I know, but his choices in his childhood were also taken to some point. He was not a good communicator. So I pretty much did what I was told,' shared Williams.
The Tate Publishing acquisitions editor that signed the book, Stacy Baker, was moved by Williams words and concept when reading the manuscript, sharing 'From a life of brokenness, Author Michele Williams speaks from her heart in her new book. She knows what it is like to make mistakes that leave an impact. In the midst of life's valleys, she knows that God can 'turn your midnight into day' as she so eloquently phrases it. He want to take those mistakes, that sin, and with his love, show you how you can rise up from your brokenness.'
When asked about her inspiration to write the book, Williams shared that 'not having the support I needed when going through [her own] trials... put [her] in a place of isolation.' Working to help others overcome the shame and guilt that she herself struggled with, Williams wrote the book to encourage others, using inspiration from the people with which she was able to 'share [her] heart and not be condemned.'
Williams believes that endurance is one of they key qualities that ensured her transformation, stating 'I refused to quit. The more the trials, the more motivated I became.' She hopes to share the same transforming motivation and endurance with her readers. 'Hopefully after people read this book they will be encouraged and fight to change... that they get an understanding of who God created them to be and that change is possible.'
Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book will be available upon its release through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore, or by visiting barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com.
Williams was raised in church, but didn't fully understand what it meant to have a relationship with Christ until adulthood. She is a mother of two, including one special needs child and son in his thirties. She also has one grandchild.
For more information or interview requests please contact Michelle Whitman, publicist, at (405) 458-5642 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (more...)
NEW YORK, LONDON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., a leading global financial services firm, announced today that Cantor Fitzgerald, together with its affiliate BGC Partners, Inc., raised the same as last year at approximately $12 millionfor charities around the world, at the companies' annual Charity Day on Thursday, September 11, 2014. Each year, Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC donate 100% of their global revenues on Charity Day to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund and dozens of charities around the world. (more...)
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Keke Palmer steps into CINDERELLA's glass slippers tonight, THE COUNTRY HOUSE begins previews, a whole slew of off-Broadway shows begin performances, Jujamcyn Theaters dim their lights to honor Joan Rivers and more! (more...)
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Acclaimed Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and actress Michelle Williams will release her upcoming fourth studio album, Journey to Freedom, in stores Tuesday September 9th. Following the album's releases of the #1 hit summer anthem 'Say Yes' (feat. Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland), which topped Billboard's Gospel Digital Songs for 4 weeks, and Billboard's Hot Gospel Songs and Gospel Streaming Songs charts, as well as the powerful tracks 'Fire' and 'If We Had Your Eyes' (feat. Fantasia), Journey to Freedom's much anticipated songs reveal one of Williams' most personal and inspirational journeys yet, in a 12-track album that showcase her striking vocal range coupled with a lush musical soundscape. (more...)
We are thrilled to announce celebrated film star & Golden Globe nominee Emma Stone will join the cast of the Tony Award-winning Cabaret and make her Broadway debut starring as 'Sally Bowles' from November 11, 2014 through February 1, 2015. Current 'Sally Bowles' Michelle Williams will play her final performance on November 9, 2014. (more...)
As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this afternoon, Emma Stone will officially take over for Michelle Williams as 'Sally Bowles' in Roundabout Theatre's CABARET revival on Broadway in November. Williams will end her run on November 9, 2014, with Stone taking over on the 11th, and continuing until February 1st. Additionally Tony-winning Emcee, Alan Cumming, and Tony-nominees Linda Emond and Danny Burstein have extended their runs until late March. (more...)
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced celebrated film star & Golden Globe nominee Emma Stone will join the cast of the Tony Award-winning CABARET and make her Broadway debut starring as 'Sally Bowles' from November 11, 2014 through February 1, 2015. Current 'Sally Bowles' Michelle Williams will play her final performance on November 9, 2014. (more...)
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Two Signature Theatre shows launch today -- one in NYC and one in D.C.! THE WAYSIDE MOTOR INN begins previews off-Broadway, and SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE opens in the capital. Plus, we tribute the great Robin Williams! (more...)
As BroadwayWorld reported last month, Michelle Williams has extended her acclaimed run in Cabaret on Broadway through November 9, 2014, and BroadwayWorld has just learned that a new 'Sally Bowles' is on her way to the Kit Kat Klub. A rep for the show has confirmed to BWW: 'Emma Stone is in negotiations to make her Broadway debut as 'Sally Bowles' in Cabaret on Broadway at Roundabout Theatre Company.' Stone was reportedly in talks to join the show last spring, but had to pull out due to scheduling conflicts. (more...)
First Run Features announces the worldwide theatrical premiere of Doug Pray's latest documentary, Levitated Mass, at Landmark's Nuart Theater in Los Angeles, on September 5, 2014. Produced by Jamie Patricof and Electric City Entertainment (Half Nelson, Blue Valentine, The Place Beyond the Pines), Levitated Mass will follow its Los Angeles opening with runs in New York and other cities. (more...)