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! 

I'm Ready for the Heene's to Float Away from the Headlines

It's time to burst Richard "Hot Mess on a Platter Father of the Year" Heene's balloon and move on. This story has gotten far too much attention. The world was duped, hoodwinked, bamboozled. We didn't land on the helium balloon, the helium balloon landed on us. Yadda, yadda, yadda. Now I'm over it. I don't want to hear about the 911 calls, their acting school days where they obviously didn't learn jack, weather chasing or "Wife Swap." ENOUGH! There are other pressing things going on in the world besides these fools. Heene and his wife Mayumi need to pay back every tax penny wasted on this hoax. And they should serve jail time for abusing the time of the military, police and rescue workers who were going to risk their lives to save the boy we thought was in the balloon. But the greatest punishment for the attention phene Heene's is to shut the cameras off on them. They don't deserve anymore airtime because is what they wanted in the first place--fame. Just turn the cameras back on when Richard and Mayumi float away to prison in orange jumpsuits. While we're at it, fade to black on the Gosselin's too.

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