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! 

Do Something for YOU! Listen to Carlos Santana, Sing, Dance, WORK IT!

Jenee/Cocoa Fly is hanging out at the
Carlos Santana Concert at the House of Blues in Las Vegas
Photo by CocoaFly

One of the best concerts I've been to is Santana at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. The House of Blues is in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on the Vegas strip. Oh. My. Oh. MY I had so much fun! And Carlos Santana still got IT.  When I'm at home and I need to pick up my spirits or I want to dance, I throw on Carlos Santana. His guitar takes my body all over the living room. And especially when I play "Smooth" featuring Rob Thomas. By the end of the song I'm sweating and feeling great. One time I was listening to Smooth on the BART train. I thought to myself, boy if there weren't people on this train and camera phones, I would get turnt up. LOL

I know people are going back to school but summer is still here. The sun is out. The weather is still warm/hot/scorching, depending where you live. Get some good music into your soul. Go to a concert in the park. Do the Nae Nae and Cupid Shuffle at your family barbecue. Heck, do it in the den with your family. Sing at a karaoke bar. Play some good music, roll the windows down in your car, and just cruise.

Have a great weekend and celebrate life!

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