Iris M. Williams

                 Author | Writer | Speaker

Writing ...

It's What I do.

  
I’ve always loved words and writing. I’m fascinated as to how they look on paper, the sound they make as they leave the mouth, and as a writer, the myriad of ways in which to manipulate them on paper.

There is something deeply satisfying about finding patterns, symmetry, and hidden meaning in what appears for me as a lump of clay, 
waiting for subjection and mastery!

As a child, I admit frustration over the inability to command 
what was a budding craft.

Now however, content curiosity serves me well, 
as I often see beyond what is presented. 

The transforming of words has gone from a persistent pastime 
to reveal a passionate purpose.

Writing is not only fun, it's therapeutic. It can pull you back from the brink of despair. It's inspiring. And, it’s what I do.

Children's Books

Available on Amazon

Lesson: Perspective

This book was inspired by my brother who passed away from cancer. He always viewed things from a 'glass half full' perspective!

I wrote this book for my grandsons, Jordan and Landon (Mac). When Mac was born, Jordan took the role of big brother very seriously and worried about his brother getting hurt when he started crawling!

Lesson: Embracing Diversity

This book was written for my first granddaughter, Lyric. Lyric has a birthmark on her face and was teased about it at school. I wanted her to know that being different was OK!

Lesson: Imagination and Obedience

This book was FUN. The two boys in the book learn the importance of obeying their parents when they decide to stay up late to watch a scary movie!

Lesson: Character Growth

When I was a kid, I spent a lot of time alone. I watched things around me and made up stories. In this book, Keesha has a front row seat to reality and learns some valuable lessons. (There are vocabulary words!)

Lesson: Faith and Courage

This is another book written in rememberance of my brother Lorenzo. Although his disease was terminal, he never lost sight of his faith!

Lesson: Self Acceptance

This book is about ME! My journey to self-love took time and guidance. When you understand that you are special by design, you can live your life in a way that commands respect

Lesson: Routine Before Bedtime

I try very hard to let the last thing I say to my children (even now that they are grown) at night is that I love them and good night. We will text LUNN (luv u night night) and that helps me sleep peacefully.

Nana's Mya

Lesson: Advice for Life

This book was written for my youngest grandaughter Mya. I wanted to offer her some guidance as she begins her journey through life.

Lesson: Coping with Divorce

My dad died when I was six. It was a traumatic time. The effects lasted many years after the funeral. If only I'd had this book to read, I'd know that sometimes things happen beyond our control, but the love never leaves! There are three versions of this story. (One that deals with divorce, another about deployment and the third deals with death.)

Lesson: Coping with Deployment

My dad died when I was six. It was a traumatic time. The effects lasted many years after the funeral. If only I'd had this book to read, I'd know that sometimes things happen beyond our control, but the love never leaves! There are three versions of this story. (One that deals with divorce, another about deployment and the third deals with death.)

Lesson: Coping with Death

My dad died when I was six. It was a traumatic time. The effects lasted many years after the funeral. If only I'd had this book to read, I'd know that sometimes things happen beyond our control, but the love never leaves! There are three versions of this story. (One that deals with divorce, another about deployment and the third deals with death.)

Lesson: Learning Colors and Numbers

My granddaughter Aubrey is so smart. When she was learning to count and recognize her colors, she would say, "Now this is red... and now this is blue ..." etc. I thought it was so cute. It was like she was teaching instead of learning. This book was written with her in mind.

The Purple Butterfly and The Blue Bear

Lesson: Friendship

This book was written with friendship in mind. Sometimes, you have to just let a person 'be' until they are ready to be more. Everything is not always what it appears. So, patience and friendship are key!

Lesson: Reinforced Diversity

This is an activity book to enhance the lessons of self acceptance!

Life-Help Books

Inspirational 

Workbook

When the Captor is You: A Woman's Guide to Living Life Abundantly

Devotional

God is in The Details: Stories of Faith

Journal

I Am That I Am: A Place For Answered Prayers

An Abundant Life

Sticks and stones may break your bones,                                           but words can destroy your spirit.

The first book in the 'An Abundant Life' series offers a candid look into the early life of author Iris M. Williams. A sensitive child, Iris shrinks under the weight of harsh scrutiny. Growing up feeling unloved and abandoned, Iris struggles with her identity and self-worth. After a devastating loss and subsequent abuse, she feels that the only person she can count on is herself. When the people and the God you know aren't there, the only faith you have is in yourself.

Purchase

Book One of Three

Meeting Iris M. Williams

Book one focuses on the life of Iris M. Williams from age six through age 17.

Focus: Secrets and their impact on childhood

Book Two of Three

Who is Iris M. Williams?

Book two focuses on the life of Iris M. Williams from age 17 through age 45.

Focus: Secrets and their impact on relationships

Book Three of Three

Finding Iris M. Williams

Book three focuses on the life of Iris M. Williams from age 45 to 50.

Focus: Secrets and their impact on generations

I never knew who I was until I came to understand 'whose' I was.

Iris M. Williams

Child of a King!

Instructional Literature

How To Start and How To Finish

Writing begins with an idea. As simple as that sounds, the process is anything but simple. Having a plan is critical to your success. These books were written with the first time author in mind. While you need to remain flexible and open to inspiration, having a plan will help you stay focused and prevent you from experiencing unnecessary frustration and expense. (*Click on the images to purchase from Amazon.)

Writing Your Book

The Basics of Writing

With the right plan, it doesn't take years to write your book.

Editing Your Book

The Basics of Editing

This one simple approach to editing will change your entire writing experience.

Publishing Your Book

The Basics of Publishing

The manner in which your present your book is just as important as writing and editing.

Contact the Author

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Iris M. Williams

Author | Writing Coach | Speaker

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