Saturday, January 10, 2015

SAVE THE DATE!

COME JOIN ME!

PLAYING WITH FIRE 
BOOK RELEASE PARTY


AUTHOR MEET & GREET

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2015
12:00 - 2:00 PM

Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown
590 W. Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30308

Additional Party Details to Follow so Save The Date!






Monday, January 05, 2015

GOING THROUGH SOME THINGS

Happy New Year!

I’ve been on a self-imposed hiatus. It’s been weeks since I last wrote anything of substance. I’ve also been fairly quiet on social media, lurking more than participating. I was missed by some and I appreciate those who actually reached out to inquire if I was well. It’s nice to know I was missed.

The holidays were difficult this year. I was going through some things. I am still struggling to find balance and regain a sense of normalcy. But it’s a new year and my head and heart are in a new place. I've got high hopes for 2015 because going through some things showed me what I am capable of withstanding. It spoke to my strength and resilience and reminded me that there can be no testimony without a test.

But I’m back and I've got work to do. There’s a deadline looming and I’m only 1000 words in to the book. Then there’s the marketing for my next series. The first book, Playing with Fire, will come out in February, and of course, Romance Slam Jam is mere weeks away in March. I've got a long list of things I must accomplish and toward that goal I’m staying busy. And busy is a very good thing.

I have some lofty goals and in this moment I can genuinely say that I feel 2015 is going to be a very good year. I wish everyone much joy and prosperity and I pray that this year will be a very good year for you as well.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

SISTER-AUTHOR-FRIENDS


I am blessed to have an amazing group of sister-author-friends. Warrior women who do what I do and who understand that sometimes we have the best job in the whole wide world and sometimes this literary life can be pure hell. Some of those connections are solely through social media. Others I’ve met in person and I enjoy those times when we can commiserate face to face. And one or two have become regular drinking buddies.

We keep abreast of each other’s activities. We follow up on each other’s children and families. We cheer each other on. We shake pom-poms on book release dates. We exchange tips and writing advice. We genuinely want to see each other excel and we regularly lift each other up in prayer.

It was not always this way. I’ve been published since December 2003 and finding like-minded individuals proved a challenge. I wasn’t about the bickering and cattiness reminiscent of today’s ratchet reality shows. I didn’t last long in those groups that only wanted to make Oprah’s book club list and didn’t care who they dragged down, stepped on, or stabbed in the back trying to get there. Women who couldn’t fathom that we could accomplish more together than we could ever accomplish tearing each other down. I am grateful that those days are behind me.

Writing is a solitary occupation. Authors spend much time in worlds of their own making. Workplace relationships are far and few when you’re the only one in the office. So, this is a shout out to those phenomenal women who’ve been my battle buddies along this magnificent journey. They know who they are and they know I have much love for them all.

Being able to connect to women I can call friends, who do what I do, has been a blessing and I am grateful.

Friday, December 12, 2014

NAUGHTY OR NICE TOUR - DAY 11 - SUZETTA PERKINS




Welcome to Day 11 of the Naughty or Nice Book Blog Tour!
Today, we're reading author Suzetta Perkins.
Leave your answer on Suzetta's blog for a chance to win an Amazon gift card.
All answers must be left by 10 PM tonight.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

NAUGHTY OR NICE TOUR - DAY 10 - LORETTA R. WELLS

 
 
It's day ten or the Naughty or Nice Book Blog Tour and
it's author Loretta R. Wells' turn to bring the steam and heat!
Leave an answer on Loretta's blog before 10 pm est. tonight for your chance to win a prize!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

NAUGHTY OR NICE TOUR - DAY 9 - NIKKEA SHAREE



It's Day Nine of the Naughty or Nice Book Blog Tour and we're visiting with author Nikkea Sharee!
Leave an answer on Nikkea's blog for a chance to win an Amazon gift card! 
All posts must be made by 10 p.m. est 12/10/2014

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

NAUGHTY OR NICE TOUR - DAY 8 - ALTONYA WASHINGTON



It's the 8th day of our Naughty or Nice Book Blog Tour 
and today we're with Author Altonya Washington!

Visit Altonya's blog for your chance to win an Amazon gift card. 
Answers must be left by 10 PM Est!