Jack & Jill Bergen-Passaic Chapter! I am excited to be the Literacy Luncheon’s Keynote Speaker! In addition to talking about the importance of windows and mirror books, we’ll enjoy story time with Ana & Andrew.
In association with Virginia Festival of the Book, I will be visiting the following schools: Burnley-Moran Elementary School Scottsville Elementary School Meriwether Lewis Elementary School
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED […]
The annual literary celebration will bring together Black women writers & readers for a full day of panels, workshops, and editor roundtables. This year boasts appearances by authors Jacqueline Woodson, Elizabeth Acevedo, Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Saidiya Hartman, DaMaris Hill, Kalisha Buckhanon, Mahogany Browne, Rachel Cargle, Nic Stone, Dhonielle Clayton and more. This year we’ve added an additional day dedicated to families. Bring […]
“A few weeks ago, I received a rejection for my novel-in-progress. Now, I’m celebrating!” Initially, the rejection caused feelings of despair and hopelessness. I had an epic pity party. I even made my suffering public, sharing my disappointment on social media and inviting followers to join me in wallowing. I was only met with encouragement […]
On July 31, 2017, I officially signed my first book deal. It was almost two years to the date from my first author photo shoot. I remember smiling with such joy in my pictures – The Truth About Awiti was soaring as an indie novel, I had acquired agent representation, and a well-respected Senior Editor […]
Ah, all things must come to an end. Saturday, June 3 was my last day at The Lemon Tree House residency program. Spending two weeks in Tuscany to work on my writing was indeed a luxury and I made sure I took full advantage of every moment. Pictures on social media might give the impression […]