“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 […]
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 […]
This weekend I am traveling to Italy for a two-week writing residency at The Lemon Tree House. My luggage is packed and I’ve coordinated with family and friends to take care of my daughter while I am away. But it still doesn’t seem real. I’ve never had the luxury of devoting two full weeks to […]
I am excited to share that I was recently selected for my first writing residency! This spring, I will spend two weeks at The Lemon Tree House in Tuscany, Italy. I cannot wait to write all the words, eat all the pasta, and drink all the wine. One of my dear friends said I must […]
My first poetry collection, Dear Ancestors, will address the beauty and complexities of the African diaspora. Stay tuned! dear ancestors you survived you live on my full lips in the bend of my curls reflecting in the melanin dancing on my skin within the words i write speak your tears are my tears for our […]
A cruise to the Bahamas? Yes please! Fabulosity at Sea sets sail on June 17, 2016 and I look forward to speaking with attendees! Hello Caribbean!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2016 Independent Publisher Book Award Winners Announced: IPPY Awards Celebrate 20th Anniversary and Reflect the Powerful Role of Women in Publishing (April 13, 2016 – Traverse City, MI) – Independent publishing has always been a voice for deserving causes, and the medal-winning books in this year’s Independent Publisher Book Awards highlight many […]