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! 

Cocoa Fly is Shaking Up Things at Litquake with Black Women Writers

I hope you can come! I'm so excited to be reading with this group of amazing Black women writers. 

It's free. Come to San Francisco and here us TELL IT! like it is. 


  1. Enjoyed your show last night. All your guest speakers were great. Your energy was refreshing and inspiring. I especially liked your story about your grandmother. I don't remember her name, but your friends story about the L word felt like what I heard when i was deciding what I wanted to do when I first went to college, except I was encouraged to draw and I chose not to pursue Art. Everyday I go to work I wish I did. I hope you all keep writing, I would love to hear and read more from all of you.

    Thank you for sharing


    1. Thank you Harun for coming and for the love. We're glad you enjoyed our performances. If art is your passion, it's not too late to incorporate it into your life. Even if you have to feed your artist spirit on the side. I'll add you to my monthly newsletter so you can attend readings in the future. Take Care!


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