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! 

Check Me Out at Beast Crawl Literary Festival in Oakland

Beast Crawl is one of the largest, if not the largest, literary festival in Oakland. It's kind of like a pub crawl where you hop from one bar to another with group of people. During Beast Crawl, you hop from different locations in Downtown Oakland to listen to writers read their work. If you've ever been to Litquake, they're very similar except this one has Oakland, East Bay flavor.

I'm excited to be reading with Liminal, a feminist/womanist writing space in Oakland founded by Gina Goldblatt. We are going to break shit down and keep it real about womanhood and gender with our storytelling and poetry. What you get on this blog is what you'll get from me in person, but even better.

So come out on Saturday, July 16th at Darling's Elixr in Downtown Oakland, 6:30-7:30pm. And the best part is Beast Crawl is free! You get to hear some of the most amazing writers, in person, for free. I hope to see you there.