fiction that empowers

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Romance readers have “book boyfriends”. Empowered women have girl power circles and biz besties. Readers who enjoy books about empowered women get ready to pick your new “book besties” or add all the ladies from a series to your “GIG PowHer circle”. Read the first book in the Natural Sistahs series and GIG PowHer series prequel alongside several free devotionals. You can purchase the next book in each series in eBook or autographed paperback directly from me. eBooks are also from your favorite major bookstore. You can also get paperbacks from or Amazon.

Autographed PaperBack Books  

Prefer paperback books? Receive a custom made, handcrafted, autographed reading experience. No matter which handbound option you select, you will receive a one-of-a-kind autographed book.

All published GIG PowHer Press books are available in paperback. Your paperback options are handbound paperback (comparable to traditional trade paperback) and Ethiopian Coptic Stitch handbound paperback (comparable to hardcover editions). Large Print is available for all handbound variations.

GIG PowHer Press Pretty in Print and Ultimate Book Box Club readers enjoy auto delivered eBook and paperback books of each new release published starting in 2021. 

Your autographed book is created, designed, crafted, and handbound with non-toxic adhesive and love.  

Handbound Natural Sistah Series


Kendalynn Thompson is building win-win legal briefs leading to future success stories from former sex trafficking victims. Carmandi Prescott is ready to rejoin the fashion world on her terms. Elaine Bright’s love for technology and supporting women is ready for the spotlight. Patronda Lyles is engineering her best life as she faces her toughest challenge in years.

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My Crowning Glory Natural Sistahs Book 1 2020 Cover

“I thoroughly enjoyed this book and immediately bought book #2!”

– Angelie Wilson, 5⭐ GoodReads review

I Am Not My Hair Natural Sistah Book 2 2020 Cover Update

“I loved this book! I can’t wait for book 3! The characters really came alive! I can’t wait to see what happens next!

– Angelie Wilson, 5 ⭐ GoodReads review


What’s so nerdy about this site? “Shawneda writes books that empower women.” Self-publishing charted my unconventional path into STEM. Each story, website design, brand redesign, and book cover served as a guidepost that led to earning my Masters in English, Technical Communication with a concentration on human-computer interaction and instructional design.

Using technology to create solutions includes videos about the tools, systems, and processes used daily to serve my clients, provide consulting services, produce and publish books, and host online events for readers. Click the Nerdy link above for a drop-down menu to contact me about clear, effective communications solutions that optimize where content marketing, search, and social media merge with technical communications.


If you like characters who warm your heart, get on your nerves, and make you appreciate your best friend, you’ll enjoy my fiction books. The Diamond Butterfly devotionals are perfect for you if you’re dedicated to living a God-inspired life. 

Not ready to purchase an eBook, paperback or book box but enjoy an entertaining story? Experiencing a temporary low cash flow… You can listen to some audio of my fiction, podcasts, and watch videos about the characters’ lives before and after their book — for free. 

Wondering why “Shawneda writes books that empower women?” You’ll find the answer here


God-inspired girl power (GIG PowHer)is at the heart and soul of each book written, formatted, bound, and sold through GiG PowHer Press. 

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God laid it on my heart to make my past and future eBook devotionals available for readers for free.99 on all eBook platforms. What is Free.99? Free where possible and 99 cents where free is not an option. doesn’t allow independent authors set eBooks to “permanently free” or “0.00”, so if price matched it’ll be free if not it’ll be 99 cents. When Amazon decides not to price match, you’re always welcome to download a free copy below from me by clicking the cover. 😉 

Diamond Butterfly: Share Heal Sparkle Shine Fly

Cover for Diamond Butterfly Wings of Purpose Karats of Destiny Devotional

   Daily Servings Devotional Front Cover 


Communications Professional & Author

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Thanks for visiting my Nerdy Wordy GiG PowHer site. No matter the genre or medium, I hope you enjoy the words shared. 

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