Daughter of Destinyby Lily L. Ratliff Jenkins
In the second installment to The Last Shall Be First series, the main character, Caleb, takes a back seat as Noah's Christian Academy gains a new member to the student body. Jonetta Jenkins is a bright, but seemingly delinquent child who has had a few hang-ups in life. Raised by her single father, Jonetta has to come to terms with living a life without her mother.… See more details below
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In the second installment to The Last Shall Be First series, the main character, Caleb, takes a back seat as Noah's Christian Academy gains a new member to the student body. Jonetta Jenkins is a bright, but seemingly delinquent child who has had a few hang-ups in life. Raised by her single father, Jonetta has to come to terms with living a life without her mother. Until one day Caleb befriends Jonetta and embarks on finding out the real reason why her mother is not around, in the hopes of reconnecting the two together, if only for one moment in time.
Meet the Author
Lily L. Jenkins is a wife, mother, minister, writer, educator, entrepreneur and speaker. Lily is the author of the Christian inspirational memoir, The Life of a Lily that has been ranked consecutively for weeks on the Top 50 Black Christian Book Distributors Independent Publishers Bestsellers List for Non-Fiction. She also owns and operates "Everything That's Lily, LLC,” an online book and inspirational jewelry business. The company brings literature and style with the word of God together to create a sense of fashion for everyone who loves jewelry, but also doesn't mind being reminded of the goodness of the Lord Jesus Christ!
Her testimony of how she got over and ultimately created her business, Everything That's Lily LLC was featured in her short story "The Breakthrough" in the June 2009 anthology, Have a Little Faith. Her children's book series entitled The Last Shall Be First was released March 2009 with the first story entitled, “An Act of Forgiveness.”
Lily is an honorary member of Cambridge Who’s Who for Entrepreneurs, Professionals, and Executives, a finalist in the 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Best Overall Design, and a nominee for the 2008 African American Literary Award for Non-Fiction.
Lily has taught elementary through high school English and Reading for fourteen years. She holds a bachelor's degree in English Education from the University of South Florida. A master's degree in Reading Education and an educational specialist in Educational Leadership were both earned from Nova Southeastern University. She is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Lily is also a dynamic inspirational speaker who has been sought after by churches, writing circles, schools, and community organizations to motivate, encourage, and inspire today's youth & young adults. She has been featured as a writer on The Review Magazine,Internet Cafe Devotions, Written Magazine, Booking Matters Magazine, Inspired Women Magazine and Live Magazine, interviewed on various radio shows, and a guest on Atlanta Live Ch. 57 TV and recently a Pine-Sol Powerful Difference Contest First Place Winner and featured in Ebony Magazine (Dec./Jan. 2010 Issue). Lily resides in Lithonia, Georgia, with her family.
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