New Release

Making Moves in Metropolis with series tagline of "Hope. Grit. Girl Power." with characters from video gameplay in the SIMS by the author.

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. Kendalynn Thompson is slaying opponents in the courtroom and her prayer closet. Patronda Lyles is engineering her best life as she faces her toughest challenge in years.

Available in HandBound PaperBack or eBook. 

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Autographed HandBound Print Editions

All GIG PowHer Press books are available in open spine handbound paperback edition. I will assemble each book with non-toxic adhesive and love.  

Handcrafted, handbound, custom mini book charms, handbound sketchbooks, handbound journals, handbound custom planners, and other “pretty book stuff” will be available soon in the Nerdy Wordy GiG PowHer shop. 

Your orders ship on Tuesdays and Fridays.

My True Essence Wholeness Series Book 4 2020 Cover Update

“This book takes you thru so much real stuff. The main characters are all God-loving women and they go thru so much. They prove life is better with God as their leader, helper, and friend. Life can be full of bad stuff but with God, things work out.”

-Wendy, 5⭐  Kobo  review

It's in My Blood Wholeness Series Book 2 2020 Cover Update

“I read this book last year. I didn’t realize it was in a series. I thought the book was really good. The trials and test are to make us stronger not break us! Really good read! Take the time to check the Wholeness series out! I definitely recommend!”

– Lisa, 5 ⭐ GoodReads review

My Crowning Glory Natural Sistahs Book 1 2020 Cover

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

– Angelie Wilson, 5⭐ GoodReads review

Diamond Butterfly: Share Heal Sparkle Shine Fly

“This book is for the strong at heart that is ready to grow spiritually and emotionally. Every woman should definitely read this book.”

– Lanita, 5⭐ Amazon Review


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.


If you like characters who warm your heart and make you miss your best friend you’ll enjoy a read from the Wholeness or Natural Sistahs series. The Diamond Butterfly devotionals are perfect for you if you’re dedicated to healing from your past, becoming intimate with the Holy Spirit, and working daily to live your best life. Audio lovers can enjoy a podcast or three. 



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Thank you 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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