Today I celebrate the 20th Anniversary of my 36th Birthday! Celebrate with me by showing love to someone in need. My greatest, warmest, sincerest thanks to my beautiful Lauren, who crafted my hand-cut letters and sign and to all my well-wishers. In these challenging times, I feel blessed to have another birthday to share with … Continue reading HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!
One of my all-time favorite book covers. Showing sweet, sweet love What better time than a Sunday morning to show love to a book about a young gospel star-in-the-making. Starring Cadence Mariah Jolly, The Sweetest Sound is the lyrical journey in the life of a kid who had to claim the right to speak her … Continue reading SWEET, SWEET SOUND
The hardest thing about waiting for the next book in the sequence is anticipating the new cover. I love you, Marley Dias! At 11, this little firecracker blew some folks minds with her #1000booksforblackgirls campaign. Now 15, she’s still fighting for change. Get ‘em, girl! With five days until my birthday, my wish is for … Continue reading 5 REASONS TO CELEBRATE YOUNG ACTIVISTS
She's at it again! Brianna Justice, of President of the Whole Fifth Grade (Little, Brown), is on the move--going all across the country as part of Barnes & Noble's Summer Reading program. From Barnes & Noble: "Young readers grades 1-6 can earn a free book through the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading program! Learn more: https://bit.ly/BNSummerReadingJournal #BNSummerReading" … Continue reading B&N CELEBRATES BOOKS
In honor of my B-day being seven days away, I’ve chosen seven works of fiction that shape the way I approach my writing. Characters sharp as a crease. A superb thriller within a series of superb thrillers. Sandford’ s character development is a writing clinic in Storm Prey. He weaves an intricate web and manages … Continue reading TOP 7 BOOKS THAT INFLUENCE MY WRITING