All right. So it’s official. The tickets for the Water In A Broken Glass premiere are on sale right now. Please, click on the link and get your tickets early because they are moving fast. I want to sincerely thank you all for the support you’ve given me and this project. I dreamed that something like this could happen but didn’t truly believe that dream would ever come true. Now, Thursday, March 1, 2018, Water In A Broken Glass the film will premiere at the Senator in Baltimore at 7 pm. I would absolutely love for you to share this special day with me. So get your tickets as soon as possible. Thank you a thousand times. See you on March 1st.
Hey Y’all. Christmas is just a few days away. If you are still looking for that great gift, I have two–Water In A Broken Glass and In The Mirror. Click on the links and order you copies today. I hope y’all have a very Merry Christmas.
Well, the Indiegogo Water In A Broken Glass Finishing Funds Campaign has wrapped. And thanks to the generosity of our friends and family, we raised $5,140 of our $45,000 Goal, and we had 99 Backers. It was a great campaign. And while we did not reach our goal, we truly appreciate each and every person who shared and contributed to our campaign. So now we are getting ready for the premiere, which will be Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Senator Theater in Baltimore, 7 pm sharp. The red carpet will be rolled out and we hope to see you strutting your stuff on it. Stay tuned for information about tickets and the after party. Once again, thank you so much for all your help.
On Saturday, December 2nd, a few friends and I got together with the Black Writers Guild of Maryland to form a panel entitled From Journey From Book to the Big Screen. It was one of the best meeting the Guild has ever had. In addition to myself, the panel featured author and filmmaker, Teresa Davis, rapper, videographer, and filmmaker, Kang Cole, Filmmaker and designer, Devin J. Ricks, and filmmaker Jamelle Williams-Thomas.
We discussed everything from when Jamelle first read Water In A Broken Glass to how to write a screenplay. Also, several members of the Guild pitched their novels to Jamelle, Devin, Teresa, and Cole to get feedback on what it would take to adapt their books to a movie.
I had an absolute ball and so did the members of the Guild.
What’s goin’ on, People? As you know, we are in the middle of our Indiegogo Finishing Funds Campaign for the film version of Water In A Broken Glass. Our goal is to raise $45,000, most of the money will go to paying the wonderful cast and crew who worked on this film. So far we’ve raised 10% of our goal, $4,375. We have about two weeks to go. I know that we will get the funds we need to bring Water In A Broken Glass to the big screen. The premiere is set for Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Senator Theater in Baltimore City at 7 pm. It’s going to be a wonderful event. To help support the film, Click the Link and Pick A Perk. It’s that easy.
I will see you all on the red carpet. 🙂
A few weeks ago we launched an Indiegogo Campaign to raise finishing funds for the film Water In A Broken Glass. So far we have raised $3,070 of the $45,000 needed. We are so thankful and happy for the support we are receiving. We couldn’t do this without it. So, I’m happy to announce that the premiere for Water In A Broken Glass will be Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Senator Theater, 7 pm sharp.
For those of you have contributed to our campaign we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. For those who have shared it with your friends and family, thank you as well. Word of mouth goes a long way in the world. We still have time, so please click on the link and support our campaign. See you on the red carpet.
Thanks you 🙂
On Saturday, I met a wonderful group of women who make up the Cherry Hill Book Club. What an awesome time we had discussing Water In A Broken Glass. They truly got into the story. Marsha, the president, had three pages, front and back, of notes and questions. I felt like I was in school being tested on a reading assignment. LOL It was wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Thank you Ladies for selecting Water In A Broken Glass and the great support. Also, I made their wall of writers. I feel so special. LOL See you Ladies at the premiere for Water In A Broken Glass.
Check out Water The Film website. It’s awesome.
Thanks for the support!
On Sunday, Jamelle, Tekoa, and I shot the crowdfunding video for the film. Right before the shoot, Jamelle announced that she’s decided to change the name of the film to match the book. So Water the Film is now Water In A Broken Glass. Yea!! So stay tuned for other great news about the Water In A Broken Glass the film.
It’s finally here! The Official Rerelease of In The Mirror. It’s been a long few months, but with the help of some truly talented friends, I was able to put this book back out with a new, fantastic cover and some beautiful editing. Thanks to everyone who helped me get to this amazing point in my writing career. I believe readers will thoroughly enjoy reading how Jasmine goes about trying to prove that the love of her life is not in love with his wife. Now without further adieu, click on the link below and get your copy of In The Mirror. Happy Reading 🙂
Finally, In The Mirror is now available!!! Click on the following link and begin your journey into the heart and mind of the other woman. Read In The Mirror and see the other woman in a way she hasn’t been seen before, even by herself. Thanks so much for your support. I know you are going to love Jasmine.
Click the link below 🙂
In just a few short days, everyone will be able to purchase the revised edition of In The Mirror. You can order it at Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Mirror-Odessa-Rose/dp/0615907334/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1506354153&sr=8-1&keywords=odessa+rose+in+the+mirror
Order Today! Thank you in advance for all your support.
I had one of the best times at the Baltimore Book Festival on Sunday. I met a lot of talented authors and a bunch of excited readers, who were looking for the next book that will keep them reading through the night.
The new cover for In The Mirror was a big hit. Readers could not resist picking the book up and once they read the synopsis, they couldn’t leave without buying it. So, once again I want to thank Tyrone Wilkens, Toni Belafonte, Lauren Smith, and Malcolm Blackman for helping me reshoot the cover. It is a beautiful thing.
So below are so highlights from the festival. On my Facebook page, are interviews of several authors, who were gracious enough to allow me to Go Live so I could share their work with my friends and family, who, by the way, were super, super supportive and came out to get their copy of In The Mirror. I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart. Happy Reading 🙂
Look what arrived just in time for my appearance at The Baltimore Book Festival. The official rerelease of In the Mirror is Friday, September 29, 2017, but if you come to the Book Festival, you will be able to get a copy and start reading about Jasmine Falls and what she does to get proof that her boyfriend is not in love with his wife.
I will be at the book festival on Sunday, September 24th with the Black Writers’ Guild of Maryland from 3 pm to 7 pm. I hope to see you there.
As always, thank you all for your support. It is truly appreciated.
Check out the trailer for In the Mirror, which will be re-released September 29, 2017.
Okay, y’all. After weeks of working with Createspace in trying to get the new cover for In the Mirror correct, and learning all there is to know about RGB and CMYK, I finally have a proof of In the Mirror with a cover I can live with. So, I want to thank everyone who helped me in the redesign of this amazing cover, starting with the very talented Tyrone Wilkens who took the photograph; the beautiful Toni Belafonte, Lauren Smith, and the handsome Malcolm Blackman for agreein…g to be on the cover; Victoria Valentine http://www.victoriavalentine.com/pageandcoverdesign/ of for her wonderful design; the great filmmaker Teresa Davis for allowing us to use her beautiful bed; and Devin FlyGuy Ricks, Kirby Griffin, Leonard Coleman, Jamelle Williams-Thomas, Symora Thomas, and last but not least, my wonderful, supportive husband, Michael, who does any and everything he can to support me. I can’t do anything of this with Michael, y’all So I hope you like the cover as much as I do. In the Mirror will be re-released in the next two weeks. Be on the look out. Thanks for all the support y’all always give me.
For the last few months, I’ve been working feverishly to re-release my novel, In The Mirror. It’s been a challenge because I am determined to produce a great story, inside and out. Meaning, I want the cover and interior to be awesome. I’ve been working with some wonderful people. Natalie Stokes-Peters has been formatting the interior. I wrote In the Mirror using Word. Natalie uses InDesign. The two programs did not mesh well at all. In reading the book, I found over 700 edits that Natalie had to address. That took a lot of time.
The cover is another thing that has taken a lot of time. More time than I expected. We shot the cover in April. Here is the link to the behind the scenes of the cover shoot. https://youtu.be/XN0QZ2Jt3nU
Well, we have a beautiful cover. The only problem is the digital version looks great, but the physical copy prints too dark. The main character, Jasmine, can be seen, although not at vibrant as the digital version, and the two other characters, Daniel and Regina, are hardly visible at all. So I am working hard to get it right.
My hope is that I’ll have it correct before the Baltimore Book Festival.
🙂 Happy Reading.
I had the wonderful opportunity of being interviewed by Joey Pinkney. Thank you so much, Joey, for the support you give authors. Click on the link for my interview. Happy Reading
I was fortunate enough to be featured in an article written by reporter and playwright, Ursula Battle in The Baltimore Times newspaper. Click on the link and read all about Water the film, which is based on my novel, Water in a Broken Glass. Thank you all for the support and love you are showing Water. I truly appreciate it. None of this would be happening without you.
I had the most marvelous time at the Hampden Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. Devon, the branch manager, set up a theme in the library based on black art and water, including bottles of water from all over the world. It was one of the coolest things anyone has ever done for a discussion about Water in a Broken Glass. Speaking of discussion, it was so awesome. Everyone really enjoyed the characters, the art in the book, and the way Baltimore is represented. Devon appreciated the mention of the Pratt Library in the book. If you have a chance, please visit the library. It’s small but so adorable. You will love it.
I thank the Hampden Branch for having me and all the people who came out to support me, which includes my mama and my husband, Michael.
Here are a few pictures. Enjoy.