Press Release2018-06-19T13:41:03+00:00


Family-Friendly Book Encourages Facing and Overcoming Difficult Emotions

Xulon Authors Inspire Children's Emotional Health

Family-Friendly Book Encourages Facing and Overcoming Difficult Emotions


MAITLAND, FL— Within the pages of Pinkie A. Holmes and Debra La Chelle Dupree’s new book, Walk It Out, Zola! ($12.49, paperback, 9781545614419; $22.99, hardcover, 9781545614433; $5.99, e-book, 9781545616512) readers will meet Zola Joy and join her on a journey of emotional discovery perfect for the whole family. With an enlightening message about emotional maturity and awareness, children will learn how to live powerfully despite emotional obstacles.


“We can apply the ‘walk it out’ principle of this story to most negative conditions in our lives that cause physical and mental pain,” state the authors. “We do not have to accept our emotions. Having the power to choose how we feel and turn sorrow into joy is powerful. How we manage emotions affects our thinking and acting. Mental health is equally important as physical health. We may not always be able to control our physical health, but we can control how we let it affect us.”


Pinkie A. Holmes and her husband, Sherman, live in Saluda, Virginia. She was inspired to write at an early age, but did not publish until later on in life. Pinkie’s writing is driven by her passion to help all people. When she is not working, making things happen in the community and serving others, she is hard at work on her memoir, which she hopes to publish later in 2018.


Debra La Chelle Dupree is a rising literary book writing teacher, mentor, coach, and creator of the forthcoming and unparalleled Christian Workshop, We Have A Story To Tell. She is a highly sought-after Christian adviser and is a member of the Nonfiction Authors Association (NFAA), The Christian Pen, and United Black Writers Association (UBWA). Debra is author of God’s Fragrance, The Fragrance of Life and co-author of The 40-Count Plan with Pinkie Holmes. 


Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Walk It Out, Zola! through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

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