Monday, November 9, 2009

Saturday's Upcoming Author

Inspirational Fiction Author, Allyson Olivia Ringgold



Allyson Olivia Ringgold, a native of Baltimore, MD, currently resides in Miami, FL. Throughout her life she has always found comfort in writing. She started writing poetry and stories in elementary school because her imagination was too big to keep inside her mind. She pursued her interest in writing at Susquehanna University where she wrote for the school newspaper The Crusader and received a bachelor’s in mass communications. She continued to develop her craft at Syracuse University where she received a master’s in journalism.

Throughout her life she has always written from her heart. She hopes when people read her fiction they will see something that reminds them of the truth. In her writing she unravels the issue of loving someone and living for God, and demonstrates the conflict that is caused when the two meet. She hopes her writing will captivate and inspire her readers to live and love her imagination.

50 comments:

  1. Congrats Allyson on such an achievement. May you have much success. I know your family is proud of you.

    Gina Dcikerson/Maryland.

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  2. Allyson, I’m so very very happy for you. My heart is so filled with love and extreme joy for your current and future success. As long as I’ve know you, God has been the focal point of your life, watching his work manifest in you is both amazing and encouraging.
    I’m excited that the world gets to see how beautiful and talented you are through your work.

    God Bless my lovely Sister,
    Moe

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  3. Well, you were always destined for more in life, just because of your growth pattern. I've observed in you, a certain something, from the time you were born, up to this point, and God is not finished with you yet. Keep your hands in his, and you will reach the highest heights ever imagined. Please let me know when the Book is released, I'll be sure our Library gets a copy. Also, one for my personal collection. God Bless you! Uncle Johnnie

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  4. My dear daughter, may God richly Bless all that you hope and dream for. You are indeed a spiritual blessing to me and all who know you. God is not through with you yet
    Congratulations...
    Love
    Mom
    Baltimore,MD

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  5. Congatulations. I pray that ou will have great success with this project. To God be the glory.

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  6. Thanks everyone for the kind words! I am so excited and blessed! I thank the LORD for this opportunity and I pray this story will make you laugh, cry and shout just like I did when I wrote it! I will let everyone know when the book is available!
    Allyson Olivia Ringgold

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  7. Congrads to you Allyson. God really blessed the world the day you came into it. You are truly one of God's blessings to all of us that know & love you. Continue to trust God for His guidance & be blessed in all your future endeavors.

    Love, peace & God's favor

    Trudy
    Baltimore, Md.

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  8. Congratulations Allyson!! I am sooooo proud of you!!! May God continue to bless you!!!! I can not wait to read the book!!!

    Love you!
    Kim T

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  9. Allyson...Like everyone else, I am also proud of you. I can't wait to read your book. You are a living testimony of a small portion of blessings God is willing to give us if we only follow the blueprint outlined in the Bible. Keep continuing to put God first and you will continue to be showered with blessings. Love you,

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  10. Wow, this is wonderful. Keep up the good work!

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  11. Congratulations Allyson!!!!! What an awesome accomplishment. I am looking forward to reading your book. May God continue to bless you and keep representing for B-more. You are truly a first class act.

    Jan
    B-more native
    Currently reside in Atlanta

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  12. We always knew you were a special young lady! God bless you on this most recent accomplishment! We look forward to reading the book! Love, peace, abundance! Love, June & Sandra

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  13. Congratulations Aunt Allyson! I'm so happy for you. This just shows what God can do for you when you follow him. Congratulations with your newest project and many more to come.

    Love,
    Deja

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  14. Thanks for the words of encouragement and support everyone!
    Deja you are a great example to young people everywhere that if you put GOD first, HE will bless you beyond what you could ever ask. Remember that you can achieve your greatest dream if you trust HIM!
    Love,

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  15. Way To Go Allyson!!!!!!!! I can't wait to read your book.

    Key of Baltimore

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  16. I am so proud that you are reaching your goals in life. GOD has blessed you and will continue to Bless You If you keep your hand in his hand.

    Uncle John

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  17. Congrats Allyson! Aaron, Cam, and I are so very proud of you and wish you luck in all of your endeavors. May God's blessing be upon all you do.

    Kim Ringgold

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  18. Is this fantastic or what? To God be the honor, praise and glory! What a privilege to be so blessed by the Almighty. Ally, I'm truly proud of you and what God is doing in your life! You make me want to shout!

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  19. Such a wonderful accomplishment! As a writer, this is what we all dream of...Congrats to you and I wish you much success!!!!!

    Jennifer Ogunsola (a fellow Baltimore native & young writer)

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  20. Congratulations Allyson!! What a wonderful accomplishment. I know your family is extremely proud of you as I am. Looking forward to reading your book!!! May continue to bless you as you use the gifts and talents He has given you.
    Rev. Steve Parker

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  21. Hey Allyson what God has for you, it truly is for you. May God continue to bless you, and may you use your talent to further build his kingdom.This is only the beginning of what God has for you, just watch and see.Be blessed.Can't wait to read the book.

    Carina Robertson

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  22. Congrats to you Sis. Allyson on taking your next step toward your Destiny. I rarely read fiction BUT I will be sure to get and read this work because of who you are; A young Sister filled with the wisdom of God and committed to live out God's truth in her life. I'm sure it blesses Sandy's heart to know that she has raised a Proverbs 31 woman. IN CHRIST!! Min. Steve Barber

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  23. Allyson,
    Congratulations to your newest accomplishment! We are so proud to have you in our life and family. Go Girl and don't stop!
    God bless you,
    Irmgard and Al

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  24. Congratulations Ringgold. We can't wait to read it. I feel like the days of Susquehanna were just yesterday. Congrats again.

    Torrance, Lisa Cleveland

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  25. Allison,

    God is good all the time. I truly sing your praise. Congratulations.

    Tangy

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  26. Jackie J. of BaltimoreNovember 13, 2009 at 7:08 AM

    I am filling up with so much happiness for you. You are a ray of sunshine. Congrats on yout achievement. I'll be sure to get a copy.

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  27. Congratulations Allyson,

    This is such a great achievement and I am glad that it is happening for you. I wish you much success. God is truly blessing you.

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  28. CONGRADULATIONS 2 THE GOD N U THAT BLESSES US WITH SUCH A SPECTACULAR GIFT. THE PASSION OF GENUINE COMMUNICATION AND SELF PROMOTION MAKES U EXSTREMELY INTERESTING PERSON...KNOW THIS. UR A FAITHFUL WORRIOR FOR CHRIST AND I'M STILL TAKING NOTES ( SMILE ) GOD BLESS " I'M JUST SAY'N "

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  29. Congratulations Allyson,

    I am so happy for you. May your today and all your tomorrows be blessed.

    Debbie Dennis (Kim's auntie)

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  30. Wonderful work Allyson. You've always stood out from the crowd, continue to do so!

    Michael Saunders

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  31. Congratulations Allyson!!! To God be the glory. May He continue to use you to do His great works. All the best. I look forward to reading your book. Verna.

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  32. Congratulation Allyson,I am very proud of you. I watched you grow into a mature well rounded individual. You are pursuing your dreams with the empowerment of God, you are truly a prime example for young people. May God continue to enrich your life throughout your endeavors.
    --Monica Brown

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  33. Well, what can I say other than I would not expect anything less from my other daughter. You have been sort of sewn to my hip over the years and I always honored that relationship. Being in Christ is its own reward. Hugs and Kisses - You know my name!

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  34. Success on your book Allyson. I believe it will touch many lives and most especially help those that are still struggling in having a relationship with God.
    May God continue to enrich your imagination.

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  35. I am so happy for the accomplishments of my "other" daughter. You've already made me proud. Go on and on and on.

    Your "Dad"
    Earl Cox

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  36. KAILITA SAID,
    CONGRAT'S ALLYSON. I THANK GOD FOR YOU. YOU ARE A BLESSING TO EVERYONE YOU COME IN CONTACT WITH. I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU. I LOVE YOUR SPIRIT. YOU ARE DEFINITELY THE LITTLE MISSIONARY. I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO READING YOUR BOOK AND I KNOW MANY MORE WILL FOLLOW. GOD BLESS YOU,

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  37. OMG! CONGRATULATIONS & CONTINUED SUCCESS!
    Allyson, I was your babysitter when you were born, your parents Curtis & Sandra were blessed when you arrived and I know they are so very proud of you and so am I.
    When you left SSA I knew you were destined to RISE ABOVE THE STARS!
    I will be reading your books

    Cheryl Davis-Robinson

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  38. I'm so extremely proud of you. In the short time that we spent together in class, and brief conversations in the hall, you have always made it clear that God comes first in your life. May you continue to be blessed and prosper in all that you do. -Fanta

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  39. Allyson, what a wonderful accomplishment. We are so happy for you and look forward to reading your book. May God continue to Bless you in all your future endeavors.

    Love,
    The Swann's

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  40. Author Allyson Ringgold, Look at what God has done! I am so excited for you.Im looking forward to reading and promoting your books.
    Trecia

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  41. Allyson,
    My sista! Do that Jesus thang! I can't tell you how elated and over-joyed I am to see God use your gifts that HE has given you! You're an amazing woman and I know that Sandy is a proud momma (she should be).

    Speechless!! (Psalm 18:20)

    Tarnya

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  42. Congrats Allyson!!

    This is truely a blessing. I am looking forward to purchasing and reading it.

    Marco

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  43. Even though I've only known you for a little over a year, I'm amazed at how much you've accomplished in your life. I really hope this book is just the beginning of a very rich and fulfilling career as an author. Wish you the best in this and every other endeavour you pursue and may God continue guiding you in everything you do.

    Martha

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  44. Thanks everyone for the encouragement and support! I am truly blessed and thankful!! My website allysonoliviaringgold.com should be up and running soon. I will keep you posted.

    Allyson Olivia Ringgold

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  45. Allyson, I am so proud of you. Congratulations...I can't wait to read it. May you continue to be blessed in all your endeavors.

    Tachana Campbell

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  46. Congratulations Allyson! You're very talented and I'm glad to experience the wonderful gift God has given to you. Please continue to share with us all. Miss you!

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  47. Congrats Ringgold,

    Always a beautiful to thing to dream, even more to make it a reality.I'm sure your book will be a true reflection of a very gifted individual. I wish you continued success along your journey knowing that as you evolve your work will continue to get better and better.

    Barron

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  48. I was VERY Happy to hear about your accomplishment. I look forward to reading your first of many and, knowing you, I am sure it's going to be a great one. Continue to believe that all things are possible, and I will as well. Thanks for completing one of your many gifts to the world...I'll continue to work on mine.
    Tory ;-)

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  49. Congrats! This is such a tremendous accomplishment as I know this has been a long time coming. I can't wait to begin our book club with your book. The topics covered are very relevant so I know we will have some great discussions.

    May God continue to bless you sista-girl!

    Kim:)

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  50. Thanks everyone!! My novel will be released on May 28th!
    GOD Bless!
    ~Allyson Olivia

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