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! 

Real Talk About Anxiety


I host two awesome podcasts, Cocoa Fly and Mental Health and Wellness Radio. I love them both and they're a lot of fun to do. I hosted a show about anxiety disorder for MHWR, and we kept it real. I mean real, real.  I've been diagnosed with anxiety disorder, which actually comes in handy in my field since I'm always on deadline. But it can also be a problem sometimes. I spoke about this with TheGrio.com journalist Jay Scott Smith and Dr. Eugenie Hsu, a psychologist in Berkeley, Calif.

It was a great, great discussion. Jay and I talked about our own challenges, Houston Rockets player Royce White, triggers and Digital Underground. Yes, the Humpty Dance came up in conversation. See why I love my show?  Dr. Hsu and I talked about treatment and anxiety versus fear. It was an awesome discussion. Give it a listen.



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