Dr. Rhonda M. Lawson is the founder and president of Meet the World Image Solutions, LLC, a literary branding and publicity company based in New Orleans, LA. She hosts Horizons With Meet the World Image Solutions, an online literary talk show, and is a playwright and the award-winning author of Cheatin’ in the Next Room, A Dead Rose, Putting It Back Together, Some Wounds Never Heal and Twylite, and contributor to nine anthologies, including Second Chances, Crimes of Passion, Gumbo for the Soul, The Heart of Our Community, Surfacing, Heart of a Military Woman, The Color of Strength: Embracing the Strength and Passion of Our Culture and Keeping it Finer: What it Means to be a Finer Woman in the 21st Century. A 23-year Army veteran, Rhonda’s platform is community empowerment through the promotion of literacy. Through Meet the World, she hosts two major literary events, including the New Orleans Literary Takeover in July and the Black History Month New Orleans Literary Weekend in February. When she is not supporting authors, she enjoys background acting, appearing in such television shows as NCIS: New Orleans, Claws, and Queen Sugar, and spending time with her 18-year-old daughter Beautiful Lawson, who will be attending Clark-Atlanta University this fall to study dramatic arts.