Well…it’s that time of the year again! National Novel Writing Month, when writers make resolutions that they may or may not keep. For years. I have bitten off more than I can chew, promising myself that I can write a novel in thirty days. I have failed spectacularly. Last year, not in November, I provedContinue reading “NaNoWriMo 2021”
Ferengi Rule of Acquisition #9: “Opportunity plus instinct equals profit.” (Yes, I am a mid-level Trekker–let’s leave it at that.) I have come to realize how important this adage really is, especially when trying to promote my work. I also realize why a traditional publisher would not be interested in Beauty School Drive-By: it isContinue reading “Opportunity!”
I gave my book a face-lift and a new proofread. I am calling it my “second edition”, even if Amazon will not. Enjoy!
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Let me see if I’ve got this straight: Simone Biles, the greatest gymnast of all time, with SIX gymnastic moves named after her, has to withdraw from the Olympics because the judges refuse to award her the points that she earned, to soothe the fragile egos of her competitors (and really the Caucasian Contagion). SheContinue reading “Too Good To Be Judged Fairly???”
Last week, I gave a copy of my book to one of my former teachers at Empire. I did NOT expect this response! 🥰🥰🥰 Kenyatta Smith is with Ms. Chantal Heyyyy 👋🏽 Y’all… Please help me give one of my former students; now Author…who we proudly addressed as Ms. Chantal @mschantalauthor a HUGE Congratulations 👏🏽Continue reading “Teacher Testimonial!”
Next month, I will be giving away 100 Kindle copies of Beauty School Drive-By on Goodreads. Enter today!
I’m feeling some type of way this year. Don’t get me wrong…I am happy as a clam that Juneteenth is now a national holiday, even though I would have named it Emancipation Day, to be more accurate. I guess *some* people would rather not have an annual reminder that America once subjugated an entire raceContinue reading “Happy Juneteenth?”
Whoever used the phrase “it’s all cake” to mean that something is easy to do has NEVER done what I had to do last week. Jenise is the baker in our household. I cook, she bakes, I decorate. Last Thursday, Jenise took on the assignment of baking her goddaughter’s graduation cake for some outdoor shindigContinue reading “Cake….”
This is me: a Talented Nobody against an army of Mediocre Somebodies. Okay….let me break this down before you start thinking that this is a pity-party. Forty-five years ago, before the birth of the Internet, it was a LOT easier for a Talented Nobody to get published. All you needed was the right publisher whoContinue reading “A Talented Nobody”