Title: K.E.M. Keep Everything Moving: Letting Adversity Guide You To Destiny
Author: Dr. Kemberly E. McKenzie
Release Date: July 24, 2010
Dr. Kemberly Elaine McKenzie was born in Washington, D.C. and reared in Takoma Park, Md. She graduated from High Point High School in Prince Georges County. She has earned a B.A. in communications; a M.Ed. in elementary education; M.S. in special education; an M.A. and Ph.D. in educational leadership. She attended the following colleges: Messiah College – Grantham, Penn.; Temple University, Philadelphia; Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary – Wynnewood, Penn.; Cheyney State University – Cheyney, Penn.; Chicago State University, Chicago, IL; and Capella University – St. Paul, MN. Finally, she studied abroad at The University of Cambridge in London, England.
Dr. McKenzie was at a place called “stuck” which inspired, K.E.M. (Keep Everything Moving). She understands that to move forward, you must turn around and deal personally with whatever has you captive. Dr. McKenzie shares her story with the belief that others will be encouraged and learn to celebrate adversity on their way to destiny. She’s also written “Teacher Burnout: A Laughing Matter.”
What was the impetus for writing this book?
I discovered that tribulation, laden times and hardship are ingrained into the fabric of life. However, victory is on the other side of through.
What’s the overall theme?
Despite adversities, you have to K.E.M. (Keep Everything Moving) on your way to destiny.
What surprised you about the development of the book?
The process. Just when I thought the book was finished, a shift took place and I began to tell my story. I did not plan to be that transparent.
For what audience is your book written?
Mainly for women, but the content reaches all genders, nationalities and cultures.
What one thing do you most want the reader to learn?
I want them to learn that their present circumstance is not their final conclusion.
What did you learn during the writing process?
I learned that there is freedom in transparency. It is so liberating.
What’s next on the horizon for you?
By popular demand, I am in the process of writing a study journal to accompany the book.