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! 

Cocoa Fly is Heading to BlogHer Pro Cramps and All!


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The last two weeks have been extremely busy for me. Santa gave me my Christmas wish early. I won't say what it is yet, but it involves a lot of boxes. So in between preparing for my Christmas wish come true, and working, and Holiday shopping, and birthday gift shopping, and Amazon bargain shopping I decided to go to the BlogHer Pro conference. This is not my first bloggers conference, but I've never been to a BlogHer conference. And since it's just over the bridge in San Francisco, I thought, why not? I'm excited, of course a little nervous because I'll have to get out of my comfort zone and meet new people. And on top of that I've had cramps all week. I know that's TMI but hey, that's one of the prices of having estrogen. I'm social, but it's not easy when you're not feeling 100%. So I'll woman up, pop some Motrin and enjoy myself. Luckily it's a women's conference so people will understand my circumstance. :) 

Usually when I go somewhere alone I leave nervous. Then I meet people and have a great time. It never fails. 

I look forward to reporting back with good info! 


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