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! 

Ugly Betty's Future Not Looking Pretty?

I knew something was up when ABC moved Ugly Betty to Friday nights. That's usually not a good sign. Yahoo! TV is speculating the ax may fall on the hit comedy because of lower ratings last season. ABC execs say they still have Betty's back, Yahoo! reports. Rumors about Betty's fate have been floating around for a while. Hopefully, it won't become fact. I admit I didn't watch season 3 much either. However, I watched the reruns over the summer and am back for season 4. The show is funny, and in my opinion, one of the most diverse programs on television. The crazy characters at Mode magazine reflect America: gay, straight, white, black, brown, yellow, sane and loony. Props to Salma Hayek for not being afraid to push the color and gender lines. I love the importance of family on the show and the writing is spunky.

Other shows on the CANCEL list include: CW's The Good Life, ABC's Hank starring Kelsey Grammar and NBC's Parks and Recreation. Go here to see more shows on life support. I want America Ferrera, Vanessa Williams and the cast to keep getting a check so make sure to watch Ugly Betty, Friday nights at 9/8pm central on ABC. If you don't have Tivo catch the new season of Ugly Betty Thursday Nights at7 pm on the TV Guide Channel. I hear TV Guide will air the show in FULL screen. Or when you're bored at work and the boss isn't looking watch it on ABC.com. Not that I ever watched TV online in my office when I had a job. Oh no, not me. Well, I better go now.

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  1. They better not cancel my Betty! I had Tivo last year Betty competed with another show I liked...(Ok I can admit a guilty pleaseure...Smallville)so I didn't watch it when it aired, but I also caught up and think it is hillarious. I loved Vanessa Williams asking if anyone wanted "carnitas" on the first episode! I also think justin is right about to come out...maybe he should move cities and stations to Fox' Glee (another guilty pleasure)...he could be real happy there! They can't cancel before he finally tells all of Americahis big gay secret...not so secret and that's what I love!

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  2. Don't send Justin to another show just yet. We have to watch so Betty and her crew can stay on the air. I still think ABC did her wrong by moving her to Friday nights. She should be on Thursday nights. That way it will be Betty, Grays Anatomy and Private Practice.

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  3. I LOVE Ugly Betty!!!I pray they dont cancel it either..(I also like Parks and Rec too!)

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