Dr. Norma McLauchlin, CEO of Chosen Pen Publishing
As founder and executive director of Norma McLauchlin Global Ministries, Chosen Pen Publishing, Ministers’ Mates Matter, Free to Choose Ministry and the annual Lady Lifers TM Women’s Conferences, Dr. McLauchlin inspires women to embrace spiritual change and live more fulfilling lives.

Speaking from the heart of her own experiences as a wife, mother, co-pastor, and administrator, she has the unique ability to connect to women from all walks of life. She has accepted the call to help women develop their self-esteem and self-worth.

Lady Lifers is just one of the ways she encourages women to access the tools necessary to bring about the transformation that will help them realize their potential. She directs in home and online Bible studies, provides counseling, and reaches out to those who God places on her heart.

Dr. McLauchlin’s humility for God’s Word and His people are beyond reproach. As she organizes, guides, coordinates, and executes behind the scenes, one could categorize her as a profound minister, teacher, visionary, exhorter, and leader.

Her spirit embraces the experiences, gifts, and talents of New Life members and the surrounding communities that leave a breathtaking message of faithfulness, dedication, and commitment to the Kingdom of God. As a result, New Life has steadily increased in parishioners that benefit from the spiritual servitude of Dr. McLauchlin.

After earning a Bachelor of Science in Business from Fayetteville State University, Master of Leadership from Central Michigan University, Master of Business Administration from Virginia Technical and State University, and Doctor of Education from North Carolina State University, Dr. McLauchlin embarked on a career in higher education where she was highly successful in impacting the lives of her students academically and spiritually.

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She’s an author, poet, songwriter, content creator, entrepreneur, and playwright. Holding a master’s degree, she is a director of social services. She believes God has a plan for every life, but you hold the key to manifesting its fullness. She owns Intentional Entertainment LLC and Co-founder of COJACK Productions LLC, both Spirit-fed entertainment companies that minister through literary, film, stage, and audio platforms.

Colette is the author of “The Devil Made Me Do It,” winner of the 2019 Best Book Ready for Film from GloryReelz Film Festival, and a finalist in the Phillis Wheatley, Harlem First Books awards. Her second book, “Tell The Truth, The Devil Won’t’ is listed as a five-star review on Amazon and Good Reads.

The Devil Made Me Do It is scheduled for audio release in April 2021.

Colette’s YouTube channel, Mother Sweat- Collards-N-Cornbread, the Seasonings of Life, brings down-home humor and wisdom in each episode. She crafts each experience full of common sense living for an uncommon life.

Colette is a motivational speaker, teaching customer and human service workshops on state and national levels. Her partnership with Dr. Norma McLauchlin Ministries and Chosen Pen Publishers has resulted in their Choose to Forgive Retreats in the Smokey Mountains. She is a story editor for Chosen Pen Publishing. The two are now working on a talk show, Chosen 2 Soar, that will feature all things literary in the Spring of 2021.

Colette has spoken at various book fairs, festivals, conferences and ministered at churches, brunches, and luncheons. Her ultimate goal is to be part of helping others live their best lives. A Detroit native, she currently resides in Columbus, Ohio, engaging others through all platforms with humor and compassion to minister to the human heart.

Colette Harrell



The suggested audience for this show is for people who write (books, poetry, etc.) or love to read; however, we encourage the entire family to watch together and grow with us.

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Chosen to Soar answers the question what is a Bookologist; and defines it as the study of everything literary. Dr. Norma McLauchlin and Colette Harrell are authors, coaches, mentors, editors, and publisher. They will introduce and present those who have Chosen 2 Soar in the literary world. Hear from your favorite authors. Learn from top editors, promoters, and publishers. Featuring the best book reviewers in the business 2 Lit Chicks: LaSherra Lee and Shannon Harper. Want to know the next best seller? Tune in to Chosen 2 Soar!