“You Know You’re Haitian If…”

You knowI can now accurately report that former North Miami mayoral candidate Anna L. Pierre will not be running in the 2014 special election.  Tomorrow’s 12:00 PM deadline will come and go without Ms. Pierre’s filing of a Statement of Candidate.

How do I know this?

No, Jesus didn’t tell me.

But, I did get it straight from the source.

Ms. Pierre also divulged the news that she now lays claim to the title of “published author” as one of her many accomplishments.

She wrote:

June 20, 2014

Stephanie Kienzle

Dear Ms. Kienzle,

I’d like to take this opportunity to commend you for the untiring work you’re doing – keeping North Miami residents and other neighboring cities informed and up-to-date about the happenings, especially in the political arena.

I enjoy reading your Blog this past year and without any further ado, I am delighted to share with you that once again, I have received the “Holy Endorsement” – except this time, contrary to your expectations and others in the community, it was an endorsement to write a book.

I am pleased to announce to you that my new book: You Know You’re Haitian If… was published last month and is currently available on Amazon and at local bookstores. The first Official Book Signing took place 2 weeks ago in Boston Massachusetts and was a success. Due to my obligations, I will not be seeking to run for office at this present time.

Best wishes to you and keep up the good work. I love you and Jesus loves you too!

Anna Pierre, RN MPH 2013 Former North Miami Mayoral Candidate

I thought it was so gracious of Anna to take the time to write to me, especially after all the critical blogs I posted about her when she ran for office.  I may have questioned her residency, but there is no question that she is a very sweet person, and one who is passionate about her work.

Anna L. Pierre

Anna’s editor, Mary Jo Stresky, wrote a glowing description of the book:

You Know You’re Haitian If… contains Anna’s voice speaking pure, unconditional love for her beloved homeland. “This is my journey and my desire to share my amazing country with the world. History is set in stone and I cannot rewrite it. But I can share it with you to the best of my ability and with great respect for my people.” Zanmi-m yo mwen di nou mèsi (thank you dear friends) ~Anna Pierre

I wrote back Anna:

Dear Ms. Pierre,

Congratulations on your book! I wish you much success!! I love the artwork – you look AWESOME!

Thanks so much for taking the time to write to me.

I also appreciate your sense of humor. You definitely received the Holy Endorsement!

With your permission, I will promote your book on my website. Let me know.

Keep up the great work and thanks again for writing!


Anna not only gave me permission, but she is also sending me an autographed copy!

How awesome is that?  YEAH!  TOTALLY AWESOME!

As promised, I am posting this blog and asking my readers to go check out her book on Amazon.  Click here:  You Know You’re Haitian If…

If you decide to buy a copy, I’m sure Jesus will approve. 🙂

Stephanie Kienzle
“Spreading the Wealth”


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  1. omar says:

    Love this blog!


    1. Stephanie Kienzle says:

      Omar, that is so sweet of you. Thanks!


  2. Veaney says:

    We have 2.9 million of illegal haitians, at a daily base, it is murder, Aids, Pian or bubba disease, malaria, chikungunya etc etc. Please keep us up,to the date.


  3. Carol says:

    Anna Pierre is a gem and a ftiend. I have read parts of the book. A must read for anyone living in North Dade and interested in learning more of the Haitian culture.


  4. I’m impressed. I’ve giggled at her unusual endorsements too but this is pretty classy.


  5. You Know Your Haitian If..." says:

    …Nine unrelated people register to vote at your home address.
    …you run for office in any city having an election.
    …you look at nursing homes as a free ticket to getting elected.
    …you think absentee ballots are a great way to tilt an election.
    …you think you can buy a $5 million dollar house when you can’t afford a $100,000 one.
    …you think Zuit Suits are back in style.
    …no one can understand you when you speak.


    1. Stephanie Kienzle says:

      Actually, that book would be titled “You Know You’re L’il Frantzie P if…”

      The second second statement, however, perfectly describes Hans Mardy, Serial Candidate.

      The third and fourth ones were Myron Rosner’s specialties, even though his “luck” ran out the last time he ran.

      But the rest? All Frantzie!


  6. […] children who need treatments that are not available in their country.”  Anna is also an accomplished author and has a killer sense of humor, for which she does get bonus points!  (As you can see, I really […]


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