Monday, July 20, 2009


My TV is broke! It suddenly went out without warning about a week ago. So I've been catching up on my reading. It's amazing what you can accomplish when you don't watch television (now I know why they call it the idiot box - I feel smarter already).

Dreams of My Father by President Barack Obama
Gang Leader for a Day by Sudhir Venkatesh
The Prisoner's Wife by asha bandele
Dream when You're Blue by Elizabeth Berg

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


OMG! I completely forgot - Choose Me celebrated it's 4th Anniversary this past June! I'm a bad "mommy-author." How could I possibly forgot my "baby's" birth (publication)? Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary, HAAAAAPPPYYY Anniversary!

Monday, July 13, 2009


On Saturday, July 11, 2009 & Sunday, July 12, 2009, I was at the DuSable Museum of African American History for their 35th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair. I was at the "Meet & Greet" booth with two other authors. My publicist (a.k.a. my sister) accompanied me and encouraged passersby to buy my books with her sense of humor, good looks, and overall marketing savvy. On Sunday, my niece and her extended brood (husband & 3 kids) showed up and like her mother, my niece helped boost sales (she is her mother's child). The event was successful considering I have been out of commission for a while. I met some very interesting people, laughed a lot, and I'm motivated more than ever to submit ITPIHOY to another publisher and finish editing HPD.

p.s. For those of you who are "afraid" of the South Side, you missed out on a chance to interact with some nice folks.