I am back

I am back from a self-imposed hiatus. I have been spending most of my time completing my third novel “Central Drive.” Though the novel is not complete, I become giddy thinking how the finished book will feel in my hands. I become anxious when I think about how readers will  receive this book.  If the […]

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July 5, 2017

Vetting Vendors

As an independent writer, finding inexpensive avenues to market book is beyond cumbersome.  Among many options is vending at sponsored events.  One assumes there will be a large number of people in one place with customers waiting to spend money.  I have learned the hard way this is not always the case.  Finding good vending […]

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March 1, 2017

The Grind Continues

The grind continues. The vacation that never was is over.  My last event was the Ujamaa Festival, in Decatur, Georgia which took place December 31, 2016. Though I have not attended a literary event since December, my mind stayed in fifth gear reflecting on 2016 and planning for 2017. All in all, 2016 was a […]

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February 8, 2017

Rest in Peace Gloria Naylor

I read a post today that Gloria Naylor passed away September 28, 2016. I am usually very skeptical of death announcements on social media, so I did some digging to verify before I allowed myself to literary mourn one of my favorite authors.  Ms. Naylor is the author of several books.  “The Women of Brewster […]

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October 4, 2016

My First Major Literary Event

I participated in my first major literary event over the Labor Day weekend.  For me, the event was a mixture of business and fun.  The weather in Decatur Georgia was wonderful, almost fall-like, on Saturday morning.  The crowd did not disappoint because I did not allow myself to have high hopes.  Yes, I wanted to […]

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September 8, 2016

The Decatur Book Festival – My first major literary event

I am super excited. Actually I am beyond super excited. I have put a few coins together and purchased an exhibitor booth at the Decatur Book Festival. According to the festival website, it is the largest book festival in the country. The festival dates are September 2 -4, 2016.  Go to http://decaturbookfestival.com/ for more information […]

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August 4, 2016


I am an author.

The moment you realize you are a writer. When you know that you know you can manipulate twenty-six letters and give life to people, places and things that live inside of your head.  I am a writer. I am an author. If you don’t believe me, click here and read samples of my novels “360 […]

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July 1, 2016

Making Writing A Business

Making Books a Business: I listened to a minister say several years ago. “If you have to work two jobs, one needs to be for yourself.” I knew nothing about operating a business, so I had to learn everything from scratch.  I searched for small business information on the internet and one of several sites […]

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June 5, 2016


I have been writing since I can remember. My grandmother returned poetry to me a few years ago written when I was nine or ten. Writing is my passion, but reading is my first love.  As a child, I had all the Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys mystery books.  I was an avid reader of Judy Blume, […]

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May 2, 2016


Literary Birth

The labor was intense; there were many days and nights sitting in front of a computer screen fusing twenty-six letters to scribe on paper people, places, things and emotions that lived inside of your head. The labor lasted for many months and maybe years. You were diligent. You worked hard until you created your literary […]

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April 4, 2016