MANHASSET, NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 11, 2019 Alberta S. Cotner of New Hope, Minnesota has been recognized as a Woman of the Month for January 2019 and as an honored lifetime member by P.O.W.E.R. (Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized) for her outstanding contributions and achievements in the fields of publishing and inspirational speaking. Each month we feature women to represent their professions and industries due to their expertise and success in their chosen specialty.
ABOUT ALBERTA S. COTNER
Alberta Cotner is an author, ghost writer, counselor, and inspirational speaker. As a small child, Alberta Cotner and her family traveled throughout the nation, since her father wanted to be a Country Western singer. This experience became integral to her innate ability of making up stories about the places they visited and the people they met. Her parents eventually divorced and Alberta’s mother took her back to her home state of Texas. She grew to love many things, including her fondness of horses, dogs, boots and wide open spaces.
After taking a creative writing course in high school, Alberta embraced writing as a hobby. She joined the U.S. Navy, serving as a welder, a firefighter, an instructor, and as a corrections specialist among many other roles before having a serious accident, which severed her naval career. Alberta received many honors from the U.S. Navy. She moved back to the Midwest and started a new life, and fought and survived cancer and the devastating loss of her son. She found journaling helped her to really express her emotions that many did not understand. Alberta began writing to share herself and her experiences with others. It lit her soul on fire as if her son was blowing on the flames from heaven.
Alberta attended Kansas City State University. She is a member of the Rave Review Book Club and the Authors Independent Alliance. She is currently working on a novel regarding obstacles faced in life titled, “Charley’s Breaking Point”, due out this year. In her spare time, she enjoys horses, Mini Australian Shepherds, reading, writing, working with young adults in a local youth program and working with the local elderly center, sharing her stories and bringing the residents happiness.
Alberta’s motto is “Never give up!”
With respect to future goals, Alberta plans to write and publish an inspirational series. She also hopes to present motivational speaking engagements to inspire others to “Never give up”, no matter the circumstances of life.
For further information, contact www.albertacotner.com.