SEPTEMBER 16th 2017 - BOOK SIGNING - BARNES & NOBLE, Signing
Arrived September 5th 2017
"No matter your situation, you have a choice. I chose joy."
Roxane Battle was on television for much of her adult life. As a news reporter and anchor, she traveled the world and met notable people from Jay Leno to Mariah Carey to Prince. But shortly after landing her dream job in her hometown of Minneapolis, Roxane’s marriage fell apart. Every day was a battle to keep it together on camera while piecing her life back together at home as the single mom of eleven-month-old Jarod. At one point, broke and alone, dinner was a single chicken McNugget.
Also by Roxane Battle: Pockets of Joy Journal
This hard-cover journal features royal blue leatherette, gold embossing and lined pages where you can write down your happy memories. Write a little bit or a lot, whenever you want. There’s even a place to #hash tag the day and a pocket in the back for mementoes. And when you’re done, all your pockets of joy will be in one place to look back on and smile!
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Transforming pain into power is possible. In ‘Pockets of Joy,’ Roxane shows us how to tap into our unlimited potential and how to keep our spirit rising!
—Tavis SmileyTalk Show Host
Pockets of Joy briefly recounts her divorce, her departure from KARE11, focusing largely on the next chapter in her life as a single mom. Rather than belaboring her heartache, Battle emphasizes the lessons she learned in unexpected venues such as the bleachers on which she watched her son play basketball. A deeply spiritual person, Battle counts her belief that things would and could get better among the reasons she was able to move on.
—Caryn SullivanAward-winning columnist, author of Bitter or Better
Pockets of Joy is candid, beautifully written and easy to read. It is Roxane’s story of finding those pockets of joy during an extremely difficult season in her life. Whether you’re a single mom or not, you will find yourself quickly drawn into it, and learning invaluable life lessons along the way.
—Janet ConleyPastor, Cottonwood Church
In this delightfully honest book, we cheer for Roxane as she makes difficult and wise choices–and willingly pays the price professionally—in an effort to forge work-life balance and maintain the God-honoring priorities of being a great parent. Her refreshing example in our success-crazed culture is an inspiration to women and men everywhere!
—Deborah Smith PeguesInternational Speaker/Bestselling author, 30 Days To Taming Your Tongue
Pockets of Joy is for anyone who has experienced that deep – and often dark – realization that your life hasn’t gone the way you planned. It’s for anyone who never expected to end up where you are. It’s for anyone who’s thinking about giving up. If that’s you, then this book is what you need right now.
—Kathleen CookeCo-Founder, Cooke Pictures and Influence Lab
What a joy to read! Roxane's charisma shines through every page. Pockets of Joy is a precious gift that has the power to inspire, nourish and bless each reader. Read this book and be transformed!
—Gregory A. PlotnikoffMD, MTS, FACP, co–author of Trust Your Gut
It takes people years to understand and find their passion. Many never find their own Pockets Of Joy. Roxane Battle shares her inspiring journey and the path she choose to take as a single mother pursuing a successful career. We all have choices in our lives, Pockets Of Joy will inspire and motivate you in making decisions to be happy and free. Her story is a remarkable one…it will not only enrich you, it will inspire you.
—Pam BortonPresident & CEO, Borton Partners, Author of ON Point
Winningest College Basketball Coach, University of Minnesota
Pockets of Joy by Roxane Battle will remind you that you were born to be joy-full. Your joy-tank came full. Life, then has a way of burning the joy-fuel and it also provides opportunities to fill the joy-tank and keep it full. May you have many pockets and may they all be bulging with joy.
—Sam ChandLeadership Consultant, author of Leadership Pain
Pockets of Joy… is simply the story about someone winning at life and how she got there.
—Dwight HobbesMinneapolis Spokesman-Recorder
WINTER/SPRING APPEARANCES 2018
FEBRUARY 13th 2018 - ALLIANZ LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY – BLACK EMPLOYEE LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY RESOURCE GROUP, Keynote Speaker
FEBRUARY 24th 2018 - THE SANNEH FOUNDATION – GALA 4 GOALS, Emcee
St. Paul River Centre
MARCH 7nd 2018 - ANOKA COUNTY WORKFORCE SERVICES, Keynote Speaker
MARCH 10nd 2018 - EMERGE MOTHER'S ACADEMY WINTER WELLNESS 5K WALK/RUN & EXPO, Announcer
Church of the Open Door - 9060 Zanzibar LN N, Maple Grove, MN - 8:30-11am
MARCH 14th 2018 - MOUNT OLIVET LUTHERAN CHURCH - JOY GROUP, Keynote Speaker
APRIL 10th 2018 - REDISCOVERING U - DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP, Keynote Speaker
APRIL 27th 2018 - RISEN CHRIST SCHOOL- 22ND ANNUAL GALA - UNION DEPOT, Emcee
MAY 4-20th 2018 - “UNDER THIS ROOF" - GUTHRIE THEATER/DOWLING STUDIO, Associate Director
MAY 7th 2018 - GIRL SCOUTS OF RIVER VALLEYS - WOMEN OF DISTINCTION AWARDS, Emcee
MAY 12th 2018 - GOLDEN AGERS MOTHER’S DAY TEA, Host
Hallie Q. Brown Community Centre
JULY 10-12th 2018 - RONDO COMMEMORATIVE PLAZA - ST. PAUL CELEBRATION, Emcee
OCTOBER 10th 2018 - FORUM FOR EXECUTIVE WOMEN - ST. CLOUD, Keynote Speaker
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Roxane Battle, Author
Pockets of Joy
Roxane Battle is a veteran television journalist, award-winning author and mom. Her memoir, Pockets of Joy, published nationally in 2017, became an Amazon best seller in three categories: Single Parenting, Divorce and Motherhood.
Following a successful 20-year television career, most notably as an anchor and reporter at the Minneapolis NBC affiliate KARE-TV, Roxane then spent ten years working for a faith-based non-profit as a visionary leader, director of media and external affairs. In that role, she conceptualized and implemented several key programs specifically aimed at empowering women and children. Roxane has been a featured speaker at women’s conferences across the United States, London and South Africa.
Roxane now works as a creative consultant and frequently speaks on the topics of mindfulness and work-life merge. As a contributing writer, Roxane was named an Architect of Change on mariashriver.com, has been featured on the cover of Working Mother and profiled in Ebony national magazines, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and St. Paul Pioneer Press.
A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, in 2015 the Girl Scouts of River Valleys, serving both Minnesota and Wisconsin, named Roxane an Honorary Lifetime Girl Scout. She is a member of TeamWomenMN, an all female professional’s group dedicated to helping women achieve economic and career advancement. Roxane also serves on the board of The Sanneh Foundation, a St. Paul-based organization that aims to meet the holistic needs of an increasingly diverse Twin Cities community.
Roxane is a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and completed her master’s degree in journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
She enjoys cycling and walks around the Minneapolis chain of lakes and has completed 4 consecutive Iron Girl duathalons. Roxane now runs 5Ks for fun, and enjoys feeding homemade mac and cheese to her family and friends. Her books are available at major booksellers nationwide.