Tyler Perry’s “Work Ethic”

I typically do not write about very many socially current events, just because of the nature of social media and sometimes people cannot have a healthy discussion about something without slander, name-calling and mud-slinging and I truly do not have the time of patience for all that, lol. But, for this particular situation, I had…

2020 Book Predictions

Typically, I give myself this lofty goal of reading however many books I can in one year. Well, in recent years; between blogging, writing my own books, scrolling aimlessly through social media and having a toxic job, 2019 wasn’t the best year for finishing ANY book I started. Trash, I know. But I will be…

How to Help Your Favorite Self-Published Author

Publishing a book is hard, tireless yet rewarding work. What’s even harder, more tireless but sometime less rewarding? Self-publishing. If you’re a self-publisher, it often times means that you are a one-man/woman show. You do your own marketing, advertising, networking, publishing, etc. so you are primarily depending on your ability to market yourself and your…

Sneak Peek Alert: Playing with Fire II

Just a little sneak peek at the first two chapters of Playing with Fire II. INTRO Two years later…. So, I’m sure you all have been wondering what has been going on with me. Well, I must say, it’s been rough as hell. I was surprised that after everything that happened, Trey stayed with Liyah…

People Watching…

Sometimes when I watch people, I am mesmerized. As a storyteller, I tend to veer off into a world full of imaginative stories about people; about what they have seen, what they have experienced, who they know, who they love…anything is possible. I think people watching is a bit of a stress reliever. Sometimes you…

Nano is Approaching, This Time I Will be More Prepared

The last two Nano’s have been a complete mess. I gave up on myself within a week. The spark wasn’t there for me for a while, so I gave up before I could even get into the swing of it. This year, I will be more focused; more disciplined. I have to, because I have…

Stretching my Creative Muscles

Lately, I’ve had the urge to do more with my creative brain. Currently, I am a writer; I write poetry, prose, short stories, novels. That brings me peace, but I also want something that can make me explore and expand my creative ideas. I have been thinking about painting and photography mainly, as those are…

Letting Go and Letting the Universe Handle it

How many times do we hold on to the stress and weight of others’ burdens? Why are the individuals labeled “strong” not allowed to be human? Sometimes, letting go is a means of survival. It is a stress reliever, it diminishes levels of anxiety, etc. The simple art of letting situations go and allowing them…