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! 

About Cocoa Fly

Fed up with the lack of diverse news stories on women, race and culture, journalist Jeneé Darden decided it was time to switch things up. In 2009, she created Cocoa Fly, a podcast and blog that delivers a new flavor in news for women.  Cocoa Fly includes Jeneé s own reporting, interviews and commentary on issues related to women, race, sexuality and wellness.