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! 

You Gold Girl!
Fly Lady of the Day Gymnast Kayla Williams Makes History


Gymnast Kayla Williams recently made our country proud winning the world championship title in the vault competition. The 16- year-old athlete from Huntington, West Virginia is the first U.S woman to bring home the gold in the category. She wowed the world with her strong and smooth landing at the competition held in London. Just five months ago Williams competed in the level one notch below the elite level. Williams not only proved she could play with the big dogs, but beat them. Not bad being this was her first international competition. Don't you love a good sports story about trial and triumph? According to the USA Gymnastics website Williams is in the 11th grade and her favorite TV shows are "House of Payne" of "Meet the Browns." I can't wait to see Kayla set it off at the 2012 Olympics in London.

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  1. This is fantastic! I wish her all the luck in the world. What talent!

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