My First Book 'When A Purple Rose Blooms' is Available NOW

I am beyond excited to announce that my FIRST book When a Purple Rose Blooms is available!! You can order copies directly from my publisher Nomadic Press. Order here
The book is a collection of essays and poetry about my experiences with black womanhood. There's lots of humor, pain, and love on every page. This book wrote itself. I had no intention of releasing a book of poetry and essays, but when I saw how much I've written over the last 20 years I thought, "why not?" and went for it. 
The book launch is tonight, 7pm at the Oakland Peace Center. I will be launching my book along with 6 other new writers to Nomadic Press. I'm in great, literary company. 
Thank you to every person who has read this blog over the years, attended my readings, listened to my radio stories or read my articles. Thank you for your support. I hope you enjoy the book! 

Indiana Love Sweeps
Long Beach Step Show




This past weekend there was a whole lot of stepping going on in California. I attended t he 19th Annual Long Beach Step Show. The Pretty Poodle All Star team, representing my lovely sorors of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. took 1st place again for the second year in a row! EEE-YIP!! And a Bay Area team representing Kappa Alpha Psi Inc. took 1st place for the men. Both orgs were founded in Indiana. Congrats to both teams.






Up north in Sacramento the Millerizm Group's 3rd Annual Step Show took place. Special shout out to my sorors from the Bay who took 2nd place. They stepped in the rain. I have a press so I have to give them their props. My name would've been AfRHO if I was performing that day. LOL! They should have won for being the only team to step while it rained.


Hopefully both step shows won't be on the same day next year. I'm just saying....

If you want to get an idea of how the Pretty Poodle Step Team gets down, check out their award-winning performance from last year.








Photo Credits:
1. Nichole Bonner
2.Nichole Bonner
3. Cherilyn Gibson-Lewis

Comments

  1. Go Sorors. I am so proud. The Sorors who stepped in the rain give much Sigma dap.

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