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! 

Watch Babs Tonight on CBS















I told you Cocoa Fly covers everything from hip hop to the one, the only, the divine super divalicious......Barbara Streisand. Normally I don't blog on Saturdays but I want to remind people that CBS is airing one of Bab's concerts from 2007. Streisand: Live In Concert airs tonight at 8pm. Sorry to folks on the East Coast for posting this late. But you can see clips from the concert here . Maybe CBS will put the concert On Demand. I will be watching this before hitting the party scene tonight.

I love Barbara Streisand. She sings with a level of emotion that I don't see in a lot of artists. She's one of the few singers, outside of gospel, who makes me cry when I hear them sing. My mom always tells me she loves Babs for her music and because she wouldn't get a nose job when Hollywood execs pressured her to go under the knife. I respect a woman comfortable in her own skin. And can you believe Babs celebrated her 67th birthday yesterday? You lookin' good girl.

I must get back to my sunny Saturday. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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