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! 

Disney's NEW Princess and The Frog Trailer

The Princess and the Frog won't debut until December but Disney is already full steam ahead with promoting the movie. To the left is a teaser poster I saw on The Young, Black and Fabulous. And below is a NEW trailer for the movie. People were questioning the prince's ethnicity. There were reports he was white. Judging by the frog's voice, brothaman sounds Latino. I ain't mad at you Princess Tiana. Get your man girl.


  1. Hey Cocoafly that was a great trailer. Who is the voice behind the princess?

  2. Anika Noni Rose from "Dreamgirls" is voicing Princess Tiana.

  3. Oh my gosh I can't wait to see this! I just showed the trailer to my daughters, and they are excited too! Rose's voice is beautiful. I just looked up info on the Frog, and he is played by Brazilian actor Bruno Campos.

  4. Thanks for the info Diana! I'm excited too.


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