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! 

Girly-Girl Shopping Therapy with CoverGirl and P&G eStore

Someone asked me recently, what gets me in a good mood on a not-so-good day. One thing I do when I’m down is go shopping for makeup. I hit the CoverGirl aisle and stock up. There’s something about the colors and playing around with a different look that lifts my spirits. Today is one of those days where I need a mood boost. I spilled tea on my laptop this morning (not a good way to start off the day). Some girly-girl shopping therapy is much needed right now. It’s cold and rainy outside so I’m not in the mood to go to the store. But I have another option.

I’ll channel my inner favorite CoverGirls like Janelle Monae, Pink and Sofia Vergara and shop at the  P&G eStore. Right now I’m really feeling the Plum Berry shade (pictured) of the CoverGirl Outlast All Day Lipcolor.  I’ve been using CoverGirl for years and their plum shades always make me look extra fly. Plus the Outlast All Day Lipcolor will keep my lips extra plumy-licious for up to 16 hours. But that’s just one of 38 shades to choose from on the P&G eStore. When you scroll over each color, a really vibrant photo of the shade appears so you can pick the right color.

Aside for shopping from the comforts of your home, there are other perks to the P&G eStore. Here a few of their deals:
  • 15% off on a first-time order from a new customer, using promo code: A9Z-MN5-KY3-ISA
  • Free Shipping on orders over $25
  • Free Samples with every order.

For my fly coupon divas, you can use online coupons and mail-in rebates to get further discounts. I just did a search for CoverGirl coupons on the P&G eStore site and there were over 100.

Unfortunately CoverGirl’s products won’t fix my computer, but at least I’ll look cute in my CoverGirl lipstick and blush when I go to the computer repair shop and hear the prognosis. And if the prognosis is too bad, I may have to get a little pick me up on the P&G eStore and hit up CoverGirl’s eye shadow section. Their Smoky Shadow Blast is very tempting.
Wish me luck!