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Professor Tonya M. Evans

Weekly Contributor and Co-Founder

Tonya M. Evans PhotoTonya M. Evans is a writer, speaker, educator and attorney. She is an Associate Professor of Law at Widener University School of Law with expertise in the areas of entertainment law (literary, music and film) and intellectual property.

Tonya, known affectionately as “Lawyer by Day, Poet by Night” is also a performance poet and writer, and the author of numerous books, including Contracts Companion for Writers, Copyright Companion for Writers, Literary Law Guide for Authors: Copyright, Trademark, and Contracts in Plain Language, Seasons of Her and SHINE! Her short story, Not Tonight, appears in an anthology titled Proverbs for the People, published by Kensington.

She is a nationally recognized speaker who presents to various audiences regularly on publishing and intellectual property law as well as lively and engaging presentations on how to SHINE through the written and spoken word.

Tonya is the regular contributor for Shine … By the Spirit™.

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Dr. Kathleen E. Walls

Weekly Contributor and Co-Founder

Kathleen E. Walls is a doctor of clinical psychology who believes in Living By The Spirit. As a doctor of clinical psychology, she was trained to help people learn how to live a healthy life, and as a spirit led person, she helps people live their G.R.E.A.T.E.S.T. Life. She is also the author of a new book titled The G.R.E.A.T.E.S.T. Soul Journey.

Dr. Walls believes that we are given spirit-led guidance throughout our lives. As we learn to live by the spirit, we begin to recognize that this guidance comes in many ways such as through an inner knowing, dreams, or that still small voice as well as through other people, books, media, and nature.

Once we get in-tune with who we are and learn the signs, symbols, and patterns of our lives, we are able to successfully navigate the roads that lead to living our G.R.E.A.T.E.S.T. Life.

Kathleen is the regular contributor for Live … By The Spirit™.

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