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! 

Wendy Williams
The New Daytime Diva

Are ya'll hooked like I am? I love, love LOVE "The Wendy Williams Show." Hollywood should have given this sista a talk show years ago. But better late than never. Wendy's show is fun, juicy and real. I can't get enough of the celebrity gossip in her Hot Topics segment. The pink and leopard print stage is a girly-girl's heaven. Inviting her co-hosts, the studio audience, to give input on Hot Topics was a smart move. It gives the show a community feel. And Wendy keeps it real about herself. Wigs, hot flashes, plastic surgery --the girl is not afraid to be herself and I love it! Tuesday she broke down and cried during her "Ask Wendy" segment when an audience member wanted advice on her weight issues. Wendy spoke on her current struggle with weight and how she has learned to embracie her tall frame.
Daytime TV Wendy is different from shock-jock radio Wendy. A lot of people criticized her raw radio program "The Wendy Williams Experience." Stars like Method Man and Will Smith have accused her of starting rumors and stirring the pot so to speak. Don't forget her notorious interview with Whitney Houston back in 2003. But it appears she's left her raw-radio style behind. Well, most of her raw style. Wendy's still on top of the gossip, but not ripping into celebrities as much. I'm happy for Wendy because having a show was a dream of hers and I can tell she's enjoying every minute. From the diva fan to the fly clothes she wears daily, fans are enjoying every minute with her.

Wendy Williams' television show is going to catapult her career big time. I predict she's going to gain some serious, serious star power. Wendy, rock those blond wigs all the way to the bank sista. Oh and by the way. Girl, how you doin'?