I’d been listening to the authors Walter Mosley and Kareem Abdul Jabbar speaking with each other during a book interview for nearly an hour. Separately they both exuded interesting tales of lives that obviously were thick with rich experiences. During the Q&A someone asked Mosley who or what influenced him as a writer. As was … More And now for something completely different…
Lucky Penny by Lily Java When a young woman starts a journal of letters for her baby girl, she does it to help them remember the special moments they share when her daughter is too young to speak. Little does she realize that this exercise in communication, memory, and love will eventually become a fundamental … More Lucky Penny
Over the past three weeks, you’ve gotten acquainted with three of the writers from my upcoming collaboration, ‘Because My Heart Said So’. One by one, Jacinta Howard, Rae Lamar and I have submitted to the inquisition of the author who has played the role of project manager, house-mother and general herder-of-the-cats, Lily Java. Sure, she…
Truly I haven’t been this excited since I published my first book, Sticky Moon, eighteen months ago. The collaboration that I’ve been working on with some of my favorite writers for the last two months has finally been accomplished and is now available for PRE-ORDER on Amazon and set to release on June 15th. Because … More SAMPLE SUNDAY: Because My Heart Said So
I’m having the best time this year collaborating with other indie writers on a variety of projects. But this…, wow this, a collaborative work with some of my favorite writers who also happen to be some of my favorite women. This is just gonna be AWESOME! #4Writers4Love COMING IN JUNE 2016 Because My Heart Said So… A Friends-to-Lovers Collection of brand new … More Because My Heart Said So…, A Friends-to-Lovers Collection is coming soon!
Today is release day for the Women: Withstanding All Anthology, which features short stories from fourteen women authors whose work spans the spectrum from urban fiction, to romance, to women’s fiction; and also spans the different stages of women’s lives, from childhood to maturity. The unifying theme is that it features women, persevering. And here … More Women: Withstanding All Release Day!
I got myself a couple of mini-interventions this month. I don’t get them often because I am highly independent as well as incredibly impatient with bullshit so most people are afraid of having their head handed to them. I don’t blame them I don’t particularly like giving myself an intervention either. They can be wrenchingly … More But…,
It was New Year’s Eve 2007. I had just come from a party at my best friend’s house and I was trying to hail a cab at about 1am on a semi-quiet street on the Lower East Side. I was in a snit. My best friend’s friend had pawned her nine-year old off on me, … More The Rules of Disengagement