Friday, January 12, 2018

The Business Woman: Sonja Keeve

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My BQ Royal Business Magazine staff had the pleasure of interviewing another business woman for our feature. Ms. Sonja Keeve is founder of Walk in Love 2 Creations, established in September of 2017, specializing in unisex clothing apparel for Men, Women, and Children. 

The idea behind walk in Love 2 is to inspire others from the scripture Ephesians 5:2. Ms. Keeve stated simple cats of kindness spread love and trump hate!

Ms. Keeve has many talents; she will be apart of the book Anthology: WOMEN INSPIRING NATIONS, released this month. 

"I say if you are in a season where you find challenges that press you to give up, I say ask yourself why did you decide to go into business in the first place.  Your “Why” will gives you a filter to make choices that will help you find greater fulfillment in all you do!"

Sonja shared with us how she stepped out, and continues to walk out, in faith, to do business and help others. I have had the pleasure of hearing her story to tell and be apart of this journey she is on; she is the epitome of a faith based woman working hard in her assignment. 

In the BQ Royal Business Magazine, when we asked Ms. Keeve about creating a building without a ceiling, thus crushing the "breaking the glass ceiling" ideology for women she stated: 

"We have been programmed in the past with the idea that you have not “arrived” in your industry until you break that glass ceiling. But, I believe that is the old way of thinking, because more and more women are finding success in venturing out with their own businesses where they can showcase their unique gifts and talents..."

See the full story in the BQ Royal Business Magazine January edition subscribe today! 

Thank you! 

Dana Williamson

Sunday, December 31, 2017

The Business Woman: Demetria Buie

This is exciting to start the new year with a great interview with an awesome business woman. Demetria Buie. She is from a small town in Louisiana who enjoys writing, reading, helping others and being a mentor for hurt women. We believe that is why she is successful with DB Publications!

Ms. Buie, an entrepreneur since 2014 is the founder and visionary for DB Publications, LLC where they write to make a difference in someone else's life. Her company services authors, hurt women, and writers. Demetria stepped out on faith to start her business when you left her job. She share's she walks in faith EVERYDAY!

One of the  many challenges Demetria has faced is knowing the value of her company. It would seem she has gown through what many entrepreneur has but keeps learning.

You can read more about Demetria in the BQ Royal Business Magazine; Subscribe here.

 Know who you are, and value yourself and your business. Never let bad sales, or a bad day make you give up on your hopes, and dreams. Speak life over yourself every single day even when you don't feel like it. Have nothing but positive people around you. 
Most importantly pray, that's your way maker.

                                                              Demetria Buie

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Loving Me

Every day there is a teaching moment about ourselves. In that moment we can discover great truths; are you ready for a truth I learned about myself?

I pray you are because it's deep.

I think about the possibility of my future king everyday, but in those thoughts, I have a challenge with whom I am; at least I did before this weekend. I woke up Friday morning saying LORD, I want to fall in love with me all over again.

It started with these great pictures I took of myself where I said YES, I'M HOT. Then, I went too far. I felt as if I was lusting after my own beauty. Through the night, the Lord chastise me and put me on track. I had to repent after whooping. I had to fast. I had to pray.

"Loving me was not a bad thing; lusting after me was." 
There are things we do in our lives that will cause us to sin. In that sin, we could lose connection with our ALMIGHTY FATHER. I am thankful Jesus thought so much of me to come and say, GET RIGHT GIRL, repent now. If He hadn't come, I would be lost. Lost as I go into 2018 working from 2017 instructions.

It's okay to love you.
It's okay to say hey I LOOK GOOD.
It's not okay to lose sight of whom God is in our lives.
It's not okay to sin.

I fell in love with me again. I also fell in love with my spiritual assignment AGAIN.
Recognize whom God made you to be; it starts with self!

God bless you!
Dana Williamson

Monday, October 09, 2017

Smart, Saved, Sexy: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

What exactly is being fearfully and wonderfully made? What was King David saying to the Lord at the time this prayer and praise was penned? 

Psalm 139:14New King James Version (NKJV)
14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.

I believe the King knew, despite his many flaws God made him GREAT! Yet, it doesn't stop with how God made the King but how HE created all of us!

I suggest finding the biblical definitions of fearfully and wonderfully to come to full conclusion what King David was trying to convey but here, for this text, I'll share my thoughts (and what I agree with):

In the original Hebrew text of the Bible, the word fearfully means: with great reverence, heart-felt interest and with respect. The word wonderfully means: unique, set apart, marvelous (
So what is your Fearfully and Wonderfully made story? Are you Naked, Unafraid and ready to tell it?

Telling your story is helpful to another and can provide you with release! God bless you!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Naked and Unafraid: Our Story

Updated 2/4/18
Ephesians 4:29-32

Smart, Saved & Sexy: NAKED AND UNAFRAID 
Book Anthology June, 2018

A Collection of 10 Women sharing their story of body or character shaming (rejection) to help others get deliverance and healing.

"Women have a voice that has been shut for too long regarding their life experiences. Someone was like myself and had suicidal tendencies behind closed doors, or, like me, their skin was too dark (or too light)...we've been healed from the hurt and in this anthology we share how."

The women I'm looking for to join me are those who know their story story will help another woman. These women have businesses, ministries or empower other women daily having learned from the remnants of their past.

To join in this anthology there is an investment. Each level offers its own benefit, but with all levels you will receive:

Membership in the secret Facebook group (which includes mini-workshops on creating a great writing)
Option to purchase Smart, Saved, & Sexy Bling Shirt (discounted)
Destined Publishing Text Group
Invite to Grand-Opening of Coffee House in Milwaukee which will include book release


One chapter 880 words
Woman of Faith
Commit to workshops for


Send an email to of your interest and what level you are willing to invest. An invoice will be sent to you to pay via paypal or

10 books
SSS general t-shirt $20

20 books
SSS general t-shirt $10
Photo on anthology page as contributing author
One submission edit

40 books
30 Minute Interview on Blog Talk Radio
Two submission edits if necessary
Photo with bio on anthology page

Deposit amount for Anointed and Destined is $100
Blessed investment must be paid in full. 

Thank you in advance! God bless!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Smart, Saved, and Sexy 2: Loving YOU

When I first established the Smart, Saved and Sexy initiative, it was because of the need I had in my life. It was to establish a connection with other women who love themselves, who bury body shaming and excel. 

This year, I'm taking the initiative to another level. I'm reaching out to the women who are still struggling with their identity and wondering what they should about it and who will support them in it.

I'm here to tell the women I understand what the problem is and I know where their emotions lay in their lives, and HOW MESSED UP THAT REALLY IS.

I am here to tell the women they are not alone and we must do something. Actions speak louder than words.

With that:


It's time to be naked and unafraid. It is time to tell yourself no matter where you've been you can succeed. It isn't just about business, but your sister (blood or not) who watches your every move in secret, but covers you in prayer.

Loving you isn't just accepting your flaws and telling others you are accepting your flaws, but it's saying, DESPITE MY FLAWS, I can do this. 

For years, MY ENTIRE LIFE before 2015, I thought I was this fat woman. Now, that I am a fat woman and I look back over my photos, I was smaller, just as cute, but smaller. I wasn't really skinny but generally smaller than I am now. My concern, with all of the other women I'm connected with, is what exactly do we see in the mirror? Our own reflection or the reflection of the voices of the people?

This next year, with Smart Saved and Sexy Naked and Unafraid will help shut the mouths of the people and allow the man in the mirror to speak.

I can't do it alone.
I need you.
SSS: Naked and Unafraid:
1. Meetings
2. Speaking events
3. etc

If you are a woman and need help to be NAKED AND UNAFRAID, contact me.
Smart, Saved and Sexy is more than just conversation.

I want to support you, help you, move you, and bring you to the podium to help someone else.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Author on a Mission

This interview is long over due. Tonya Franklin is a blessing in the Christian Authors  industry as she doesn't hold her tongue, doesn't stop pursuing God's purpose, and doesn't stop trying to encourage others. One of the best things you can do right now is read her story. 

"I Speak. To Empower"

Tonya is the author of Good Customer Service Tips for Entrepreneurs 
as well as Women on Purpose: Bible and Business, 
and the new powerful fiction release, Devil in Disguise. 

She has served as a contributing writer for numerous publications such as: 
Million Moms in Action, SpeakWoman Magazine, 
as well as an professional expert with BrandHer P.e.a.r.l.
 And has been spotlighted in Ann Marie Bryant’s Reader’s CafĂ©, 
Reading on the Edge Book Club, 
and B.R.A.B. (Building Relationships Around Books).

How long have you been writing? Nearly 30 years. But I didn't take the plunge to become a published author until 2 years ago.

How many published works do you have? I have three.

What is the genre you focus on? I have various focuses. My first book was on customer service (business development), my second book was on women and business (spiritual and professional development), and my current release is Christian fiction.

What were you focusing on with this particular book? With my current release, I wanted to focus on the development of Christian relationships. Sometimes it is easy to see inward looking from the outside. I wanted to switch that view, and give readers a look from within.

Any new releases? I have two coming this summer. One is a devotional and the other is my first Christian mystery series release.

As a writer are you also a speaker? Yes, I have been speaking for 15 years. Last year I decided to add it to my author brand, to seek more exposure and opportunities in speaking. As a speaker, I cover spiritual and professional development topics.

What would you like to tell new writers/authors to motivate them? 

Don't be afraid of the journey to discover your passion, and when you find it, walk in it. And don't listen to those who say "you can't". Every invention or idea was once upon a time impossible. If God gives it to you, do it. Write your journey; everyone's point of view is based on their own individuality and experience.

Thank you so much for stepping into the life of Tonya Franklin. B.A.D. will be interviewing her on BLOG TALK RADIO during the Christian Author Expo in October. Ms. Franklin's website and contact information are listed below!