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! 

Happy July 4th!


I hope you had an amazing 4th of July. Mine was very chill and I spent it with good friends. Remember that not everyone was free on the 4th of July. African Americans were still enslaved and Native Americans were fighting to survive. I know people don't like hearing the hard truth but I love this country. We can heal if we face the past and remember it so doesn't repeat again. 

Our Miss USA is all kinds of beautiful at the 4th of July parade in our nation's capitol. Have a good week! 


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