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A DEEP DIVE INTO LITERARY EXCELLENCE
Dr. Velma Bagby
Dating-Relationship Coach, Author & CEO, Adoni Publishing
Through a masterful command of language and an uncanny ability to connect with diverse audiences, Dr. Velma Bagby’s works have resonated with profound insights, solidifying their place in the literary industry. Beyond the accolades, our exploration into the world of this bestselling and award-winning author reveals a narrative that goes beyond the pages of her books.
As a seasoned women’s ministry leader and CEO of Adoni Publishing, Dr. Bagby felt led to write, coach, and speak to help single women date with intent. She used her experience as a women's ministry leader and blessed marriage of 49 years to address the topic in her first nonfiction released in 2018. She again addressed the topic in her Christian Contemporary Fiction, The CATCH Series. The book garnered rave responses from promoters, podcasters, and readers who saw themselves in the stories and met men like the fish characters. Book 3 of the series responds to her male readers’ request that she address the wrong women to date, and she uses animals, insects, and a toy to describe the female characters this time.
Dr. Bagby is a Certified Christian Dating-Relationship Coach and an American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) member. She enjoys sharing Biblical principles to teach others. Her popular speaking topics as a dating-relationship coach are How to Avoid Dating a Fool, Conditions vs Characteristics, Declutter-Lay Aside Every Weight, and The Woman in the Mirror. A skilled speaker of the Word, any topic based on scripture is a comfortable place for Dr. Bagby. She and her husband are blessed to have two daughters, a son-in-law, and three beautiful grandchildren.
As we unveil the layers of creativity and dedication that have shaped Dr. Bagby’s career, we discover the inspiration, challenges, and the unwavering commitment that have propelled her to success. Dive in as we uncover the secrets behind her literary triumphs and the profound impact her words have had on the hearts and minds of readers.
BEHIND THE PEN
“I am an inspirational writer who did not aspire to become an author,” Dr. Bagby reveals. “While working as a deputy administrator in state government, writing was at the core of my work. Therefore, when I retired after working 38 years, it wasn’t my plan to become an author.
“I published my first book six years later. After several conversations about men, dating, and marriage, my adult daughters encouraged me to write the book. They saw the need after they shared our discussions with friends who asked for more information. My daughters suggested I write a book and believed it could help other Christian single women. Published in 2018, Your Adam Is Asleep Until God Opens His Eyes, is a Christian nonfiction relationship-focused book based on those conversations. It became a call to action for single Christian women to date with an intent to marry.
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