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Sharon Moore Stenhouse
  • Baltimore, MD
  • United States
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Manuscript Pagination Services
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After you've written your novel, re-worked your poetry or decided to tell the world 'How To' on a given subject, there are a few things you need to do. One of the most important things after the…Continue

Tags: book, content, pages, pre-pubishing, poetry

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cee Brooks Jun 10, 2008.


Hello BAS Members,Author Marketing Experts, Inc.I receive the free newsletter from this group, which contains lots of information on "successful…Continue

Started Jun 2, 2008

What is Love?
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The Poetic Writings of a'KihoroComments on this piece are welcome and…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Muntu Maa Kheru Ani Jun 27, 2008.

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Baltimore, MD
Currently Reside In: (City, State, Country)
Baltimore, MD
I'm a . . .
Reader, Writer, Artist, Performer, Publisher
Have You "Freed Your Inner Book" Yet?
Yes, Workin' On It
What You Need to Know About Me:
Who is a'Kihoro? The name is derived from the Swahili 'a'kiroho' and translates to mean Spiritual. I believe that God gives all of us special talents or “gifts” (Matt. 25:14-30), which when used for His glory become greater than we ever imagined.

a'Kihoro SPIRITUAL CREATIONS Publishing offers consulting new authors with manuscript pagination, book covers and publication design, marketing and promotion.

Works in Progress: Currently I publish a monthly electronic magazine titled, The Village Griot eZine, and I am working on my second book of poetry.

I have also completing my much researched novel --a historical fiction, that will allow the reader to travel back in time from 1960 Baltimore, into New Orleans during the late 1800s and the Rappahannock River in Northern Neck of Virginia, while learning of a deep family secret. Stay tuned for updates and the pre-sales promotion coming this summer.

Member: Black Writers' Guild of Maryland, Inc.


The Village Griot (now an electronic magazine) speaks in the spirit of the African storyteller. Each month a new theme introduces articles, essays, poetry and meditative thought from me and contributing writers. Two members of Black Authors Showcase have already contributed to this publication.

Visit to read, browse and print the current issue.

Guidelines for contributing writers are available on the site. If you are interested in becoming a contributor, send an email to and I will get back to you asap.

Released on October 30, 2009 Amani na Mapenzi:Love & Peace Volume Two is my 4th book, and 2nd book of poetry. This time I've included a few spiritual essays. Click to Purchase.

Sharon Moore Stenhouse's Blog

Saving Daylight

Birds merrily hold their conversations seated atop the street lamp in the early morning dawn, wondrously talking about the thing us humans do like saving daylight as they yawn.

Birds stake out the lay of the land looking for a home, while late on a Saturday…


Posted on April 2, 2010 at 12:00pm

Self Publishing with Lulu

One day by chance I mentioned to an instructor where I work at a major university, that I wanted to self publish a book. Other than making a decision on which publisher to use, financing the project was a huge concern. The instructor said, try Lulu. Immediately I went to my browser and typed in

What I found was a treasure trove of information on self publishing hard and soft cover books of various types and sizes, eBooks, photo… Continue

Posted on June 1, 2008 at 3:15pm — 14 Comments

What IS Important in Relationships?

What I have come to realize after being divorced for many years is my ex-husband and I did not share the same core beliefs. For him, the ideal marriage was keeping a wife "barefoot and pregnant", to use an old phrase. During our relationship before we got married, this deeply embedded conviction, passed down from generations of men in his family, never surfaced. We both way too young to even think about getting married --at least I was, and perhaps that blinded me from recognizing the signs of… Continue

Posted on May 29, 2008 at 11:37am — 2 Comments

Daddy... Benjamin Franklin Moore

Daddy... Benjamin Franklin Moore

by Sharon Moore Stenhouse (aka) a’Kihoro

Benjamin Franklin Moore –no, not the wall paint manufacturer; my father, was the kindness, most gentile man I have ever known. People often flocked to be in his presence. He was born, along with his twin brother Joseph, on a tenant’s farm in Abbeville, South Carolina sometime between 1910 and 1920, no one alive knows for sure. Most in the family called him Ben although I can remember he loved… Continue

Posted on May 28, 2008 at 9:36pm

From my book... Amani na Mapenzi: Love & Peace

A shortened version of the poem Beauty Is from

Amani na Mapenzi: Love & Peace...the poetic writings of a'Kihoro

Sharon Moore Stenhouse (aka) a'Kihoro

© 2007

Beauty Is...

The sky

the clouds

the flowers and trees

birds perched upon carved branches

to the warmth of a summer breeze

Close your eyes

draw air through your nostrils

a soft whisper in your ear you hear

beauty is… Continue

Posted on April 7, 2008 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

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At 1:10pm on January 5, 2009, Juanita Betts said…
Happy New Year!

At 10:37am on January 5, 2009, Savaslas Lofton said…
Stopping by to say thank you again for being such a vital part of Coffee Talk.
At 12:20pm on January 2, 2009, Savaslas Lofton said…
Happy New Year sis Sharon!
At 7:58pm on December 14, 2008, The Passion said…
hello, just stop by for a moment all things are moving ahead and the greeting cards will be beautiful, I hope to bring joy to many with the many other projects that will come from my work.
At 1:45pm on November 24, 2008, Savaslas Lofton said…
The reading was great. Loved the music as well on your web.
At 3:19pm on November 21, 2008, Savaslas Lofton said…
His sis Sharon,
I konw I'be been out of pocket, just wanted stop by and say hello.
At 6:33am on September 9, 2008, Ayende Youmans said…
You have a very interesting page/information; as i progress with my children'd book and other projects I look forward to working with you
At 3:33pm on August 27, 2008, Sharon Ewell Foster said…
Wow! You're a busy woman! I really admire poets; words just don't seem to speak to me that way. I see that you're interested in historical fiction. You might want to check out my interview on

By the way, are you familiar with New Psalmist? It was my church home for years.

At 2:35pm on August 13, 2008, Donna Patton said…
Hi Sharon,
Thanks for the welcome and your offer, and yes, I will check out your website.
At 9:44am on August 11, 2008, Savaslas Lofton said…
Hi sis Sharon,
Miss talking to ya! Praying you had a wonderful weekend okay.
Your brother,
At 10:26pm on August 10, 2008, Etienne A. Gibbs said…
Thanks, Sharon, for your welcoming comments.

Yes, I'm here to do my part in helping the family stand strong.

My passion and mission is to bring awareness and tools to the masses.
At 4:40pm on August 5, 2008, Tonny Brown said…
I've had computer issue'! Sorry to be so late getting back with you. I would love writing something for your news letter. Send me your contact info., the subject is great, and thanks for thinking of me.
At 11:18am on August 1, 2008, Roxanne Hoffman (Poets Wear Prada) said…
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Thank you for kind words! Glad to count you among my new friends.

I'm currently collecting insect & bug themed poems for a new anthologly "The Bug Book". Please submit 2-3 poems. For more details visit Yes, you can find something of God's beauty in his tiniest of creatures.

Also, you can access my blogspot easily from the left hand column of my page at BAS to find out about more submission calls, writing workshops, free contests, bookfairs, publication announcements and other good news.

All the best!

At 7:34pm on July 22, 2008, PC Marks said…
The name of the first Book is Broken Family Ties.
Part II Severed Family Ties is soon to be released.

Official site:
At 7:27pm on July 22, 2008, PC Marks said…
Thank you so much for your kind words
At 3:45pm on July 20, 2008, Anita Diggs said…

If you need a manuscript evaluation in the future, please send me an email or visit my blog:

My bio: Anita Diggs has worked as a book editor for Random House, Time Warner Trade Publishing and Thunder’s Mouth Press. She has lectured across the country on the topics of novel writing, book proposal development and how to get a literary agent. The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, C-Span, The New York Daily News have interviewed her. Columbia Journalism Review placed Ms. Diggs on their “The Shapers” list for the year 2000. The Shapers is a list of prominent New Yorkers who shape the national media agenda.
At 12:10pm on July 11, 2008, Sarah Weathersby said…
Hi there! I attempted to comment on your blog, but it disappeared.
At 4:39pm on July 10, 2008, Savannah J said…
Hi Sharon, I dropped you an email. God's blessings!
At 2:59pm on July 10, 2008, Savannah J said…
Thanks Sharon, will do!
At 1:27pm on July 10, 2008, Savannah J said…
Hi Sharon,

Thanks so much for your interest in my books. The first is titled Toward the Light. It's about a troubled young man with a dark side who actually lives a very charmed life. He feels that he has it all together, when in fact it's just the opposite. He meets and falls in love with a beautiful young woman and puts together a plan to keep her close, but still maintain his secret life style. Of course it back fires but he allows the tragedy that follows to change him for the better.

My second book is titled The Prodigal Son and is the sequel to Toward the Light. In the second book a young lady from his past comes back into his life seeking revenge for past hurts that he's inflicted upon her.

If you go to my website you can read excerpts from both of them My desire is to self publish a second edition of Toward the Light under my own imprint followed by The Prodigal son. I am also working on a third novel and co-authoring a trilogy with a friend.

Thanks again!

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