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Quantrilla Ard joins Embolden Media Group team

Lake Mary, FL (July 1, 2021) – Embolden Media Group is excited to announce that they have added a new member to their team. Author, speaker, and researcher Quantrilla Ard, PhD, has been featured on Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies, Proverbs 31 OBS Today, The Martha and Mary Show, and At Home with Jackie. Her devotions have been published in Prayer: Approaching the Throne of Grace, and her personal and spiritual insights appear regularly with First5, Patheos,, Gracefully Truthful, Faith at Home for Forma, and Devotable. Her most recent work has appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul’s I’m Speaking Now: Black Women Share Their Truth in 101 Stories of Love, Courage and Hope.

“I cannot express enough the joy I have in welcoming Quanny to the team,” says Jevon Bolden, CEO, founder, and principal of Embolden Media Group. “We’ve known each other for several years now. In that time and as her literary agent, I’ve come trust and value her wealth of insight, rich connections, and critical strengths, and see them as necessary elements that will take Embolden Media Group to the next level.”

An author champion and avid cheerleader, Quantrilla has collaborated with authors such as Cara Meredith(The Color of Life, Zondervan, 2019), Traci Rhoades (Not All Who Wander (Spiritually) Are Lost, Church Pub, 2020), and Chrystal Evans Hurst (Show Up for Your Life, Zondervan, 2019). She will be acquiring new authors who are writing in the following categories: [Nonfiction] Christian living, inspirational, personal and spiritual growth, women’s issues, grief and loss, mental health, faith and wellness, social sciences, Black maternal and infant health and mortality, memoir, devotional, community, and leadership.

“I can’t thank Jevon enough for this opportunity,” Quantrilla says, “I am more than honored to walk this journey with her, and I look forward to seeing how God will move and grow our efforts.”

Helping others is Quantrilla’s passion. She has acted as an advocate for several populations through her experience as a consultant, research assistant, and senior clinical analyst. Currently, she uses her social media platforms to engage, educate, and empower others. A guest on several podcasts and often writing on the topic of Black maternal health and infant mortality, Quantrilla has a PhD in Health Psychology and is a recent transplant to Atlanta, GA, where she lives with her husband, Donny, and three children. Quantrilla can be reached at her new email address:

At Embolden Media Group, Quantrilla joins Elodie Leroy, literary agent assistant; Luverta Reames, editor and community manager; and Autumn Bolden, assistant to the CEO.

After more than fourteen years in book publishing, Jevon Bolden launched Embolden Media Group in 2017. A boutique book publishing consulting firm and literary agency, Embolden Media Group serves and represents a wonderfully rich and diverse group of writers, speakers, activists, faith leaders, and cultural influencers. They represent authors in the categories of Christian living/spiritual growth, memoir, inspirational and contemporary fiction, issues of race and ethnicity, women’s issues, health and wellness, and children’s picture, middle grade, and young adult books. Embolden Media Group represents authors such as Faitth Brooks, John Eckhardt, Sophia Ruffin, Rachael Gilbert, Kia Stephens, Tasha Jun, Mekdes Haddis, Joshua Giles, Sharon Norris Elliott, Josh Buck, and more. To learn more, visit

CONTACT:  Jevon Bolden, Embolden Media Group CEO, founder, and principal,