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! 

Check Out My Article on Teachers Talking Race

Hey Cocoa Fly Readers. Check out my article in the Fall 2009 issue of Teaching Tolerance magazine. The magazine is run by the Southern Poverty Law Center. My article "Talking Race" is about how discussions on race need to happen in the classroom as well as the faculty. Apparently, race isn't discussed amongst teachers. How can instructors teach kids about race if they're not comfortable discussing it? There's some interesting stuff in the piece. You can read it here. Feel free to speak your mind on the article in Cocoa Fly's comments section.

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  1. Loved your article! I've always loved this publication. The SPLC puts out such great curricular materials, too.

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