The Collaborative Experience, Inc., a New Company offers a Book Series featuring Collections of Life Changing Stories 


(New York, NY –April 2018) Publishing industry veterans Julia D. Shaw and Toni Coleman-Brown have joined forces to create the Collaborative Experience, Inc. (CEI). Together they bring a combination of over 40 years of publishing know-how, coupled with social media and traditional marketing expertise to the creative marketplace. CEI offers aspiring writers the opportunity to become bestselling published authors via their multiple joint-venture book projects.


Their first joint-venture book project series, Delayed But Not Denied Book 1 & 2 (DBND) both debuted as Amazon Bestsellers.  Almost forty co-authors came together to share their compelling life experiences in these insightful books. These individuals of diverse backgrounds who are life coaches, ministers, and business professionals poured their hearts and souls into each chapter. These avid writers presented stories of inspiration that reach beyond the pages and into the hearts of the reader. Some of their recanted experiences seem insurmountable, but through faith and action, they all come through healed with valuable lessons learned. Each co-author experienced an accomplishments that at one point may have been delayed, but certainly were not denied.


The book series reveals practical strategies designed to help readers:

  • Understand that they are not alone with their life challenges
  • Discover that they have the power and ability to overcome negative self-talk and inner turmoil
  • Realize that past hurts inflicted by others does not define who you are today
  • Know that sharing your story with others is a valuable part of the healing process
  • Tap into ministries, coaches, workshop facilitators, motivational speakers and every day women who have taken their lives to the next level

Readers can expect to be uplifted and encouraged by these stories of faith, hope and answered prayers, as the co-authors of this book share how they overcame their tragedies and turned them into triumphs. These authors are the epitome of the biblical verse that all things are possible for those who trust and believe in the power of God and themselves. Each of authors poured their heart and souls into their stories to show us that having resilience against adversity pays off and that one should never breakdown before their breakthrough.

CEI co-founders Brown and Shaw, also share insights into their own life experiences in the DBND anthologies. “Toni and I are on a mission of empowerment. We guide others through a writing process, which helps them to grow, in some cases heal while sharing a part of themselves in book!” states Shaw. “Julia and I are partners in good,” says Coleman-Brown. “We provide new writers support and education in publishing, social media marketing and public relations creating a win-win literary experience.”

Toni Coleman Brown

Toni Coleman Brown is an author, coach, marketing expert and motivational speaker. She is also the CEO and Founder of the Network for Women in Business, an online community for women business owners. Toni is also the host and creator of The Small Business Bootcamp for Women and the Online Marketing Mastermind Live events. She also helped Bookspan create Black Expressions Book Club which was one of the most successful book club launch in the history of the company.

Julia D. Shaw

Julia D. Shaw is an author, marketing strategist and consultant with over twenty years of experience provides traditional and non-traditional business services that have proven beneficial to entrepreneurs, publishers, authors, corporations, radio stations, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations. Julia’s latest business venture is the Collaborative Experience, Inc.

A complete list of chapter titles and co-authors in DBND Book1 and Book 2 can be found on, along with information on forthcoming DBND Book 3, which is the final book in this series.  Co-Authors are available for interviews, readings and book signings and should contact, publicist Denise Mozone at 917-501-6780.

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