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Know Your Why

It’s been a long time coming, but the wait is finally over. Know Your Why, the 1st book of a 3-part book series, is something of a departure from SUSU Entertainment's previous work. 

Mr. Peagler was a first-year 3rd grade science teacher at Hueytown Elementary School. He was excited about meeting his students, co-workers and putting his crafty skills to work as the classroom was decked out in colorful fall classroom decor, scientific fun facts, and positive affirmations. His students got quite the surprise as they weren't expecting to have a male as their teacher in a female dominated profession. Teaching science won't be the only topic of discussion as Mr. Peagler becomes a counselor, therapist, prayer partner, brother, uncle, father and friend.


Story of Author LaWanda Lewis Burrell

Writing has never been optional for Author LaWanda Lewis Burrell. Like eating and breathing, it’s something integral to her existence. Growing up she was often told that she was a great storyteller with a broad imagination.

LaWanda was inspired to write her book after accepting a position as a HR Director, but later noticed it was a toxic work environment. She got the courage to speak up for the unethical behaviors, but was later harassed and terminated.

After praying in the closet, LaWanda reached for a box on the top shelf and out fell a journal that she had written 5 years prior. She immediately started to type her first draft of her book. God blessed her with a book contract after she forgave the ones that mistreated her.

LaWanda's pain turned into her passion and God revealed her purpose.


Podcast Appearances

  • Write it Up Wednesdays Book Interview
    Sep 23, 2020, 6:00 PM
  • Buy Black Book Interview
    Thu, Aug 20
    Aug 20, 2020, 7:00 PM
  • Amazing Grace w/ host Tamala Coleman Book Interview
    Jul 23, 2020, 7:00 PM

Press Release

Author LaWanda Lewis Burrell has been featured in a variety of interviews and profile pieces ranging from national magazines to podcasts to live social media interviews on Instagram and Facebook. Check out and click the "Learn More" tabs below for the latest press mentions and to learn more about LaWanda's career.

Up Close and Personal with Author LaWanda Lewis Burrell

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Voyage Houston's Magazine

Check out LaWanda Lewis Burrell's featured story as she shares her growth into becoming one of Houston's inspiring authors.

LaWanda Lewis Burrell’s newly released “Stand Up, Speak Up, Because Your Time’s Up”


Christian Faith Publishing

“Stand Up, Speak Up, Because Your Time’s Up: Restoring Hope in the Time of Adversity” from Christian Faith Publishing author LaWanda Lewis Burrell is an awe-inspiring account of the author as she unravels her life story filled with challenges and struggles that shaped her to become the faithful believer that she is today.