Liberty’s Lite Readers Book Club Extravaganza

I had an absolute ball at the Lite Readers Book Club Extravaganza!  The members of Lite know how to treat authors.  We all felt like royalty when we walked into the Senior Center and found our tables decorated with beautiful table clothes, flowers, and candy.  Not only did they feed us breakfast, but they provided lunch for us.  The event was well attended and well publicized.  I got to hang out with some authors I’ve been friend with for years and some I just met.  It was great being in the room with so many talented people.

Thank you Liberty Lite Readers for showing us love with this wonderful event.  Check out some of the pictures.

   

Ms. Battle from the Baltimore Times interviewed me.

The Artist Exchange Radio Show Interview

Jamelle and I had a wonderful time with host Nate Couser and Big Mama Ama on the Artist Exchange Radio Show.  We talked about everything having to do with my novel, Water in a Broken Glass and the film Water, based on book.  Nate and Ama asked some very intriguing questions.  They did their homework and had a genuine interest in the novel and the film.  I’m usually very nervous during an interview, but they had me completely at ease.  Please take some time to watch us and continue to support The Artist Exchange Radio Show.

Click on the link below for the interview.

https://youtu.be/VXegli5ghtQ

Filming is Underway for Water

Guess what, y’all!

Filming for Water started about three weeks ago.  And let me tell you, it has been an amazing experience.  When I wrote Water In A Broken Glass over sixteen years ago, I never thought this would be happening.  I dreamed about it, wished for it.  But I don’t think I ever believed it would really happen.  Or maybe I did and that’s why God let it be.

Where should I start.  Okay, first, in case you don’t know, Water the film is directed by Jamelle Williams-Thomas.  She is a DC based filmmaker and owner of Lodge Street films.  Jamelle contacted me back in 2009 and asked for the rights to turn Water In A Broken Glass into a film.  So, it’s been a long process, some ups and down, but here we are some six years later and Lodge Street Films along with IKam Productions are in Baltimore shooting this film.

Baltimore.  My city.  All my novels take place in Baltimore, because I love showing the side of Baltimore people rarely focus on.  And don’t think the characters in my stories don’t have any problems.  They have plenty.  They just have something other than drugs and killing on their minds.  Baltimore is way richer than that.  So it’s cool going to different areas of Baltimore filming.  So far Jamelle and her film crew have filmed on the campus of Morgan State University, at The Book Escape on Light Street, Whitelock Street, Nubohemia Café and Lounge on Biddle Street, in the Arts District on Guilford Avenue, Druid Park Lake Drive.  They are truly doing Baltimore justice.

I will try to write something every day about the making of Water.  Next I’ll talk about the cast and crew.  Stay tuned.  Love you for all the support y’all have given me over the years.

And for more information, visit the Water The Film website at http://www.waterthefilm.com/

Love y’all for all the love and support.

Odessa

 

 

 

Four Square

In Baltimore, we played a game called Four Square or Block Ball, depending on what side of the city you lived.  I grew up in northwest Baltimore, and we called it Four Square.  I got together with my friends and family to relive our childhood playing this wonderful game.  When people see us playing this game, they say it brings back wonderful memories.  That’s what Kizmic’s Journey will do–bring back all those beautiful childhood memories.

 

In The Mirror Challenge

The very talented author, Dahni McPhail, took the In The Mirror Challenge.

Only for Odessa Rose. This is my "In The Mirror" Shot. What do I see? I see a woman who has turned her back on all things that are not good for her future and her peace.

Only for Odessa Rose. This is my “In The Mirror” Shot. What do I see? I see a woman who has turned her back on all things that are not good for her future and her peace.

In The Mirror Is Here!

After two years of rewriting, editing, redesigning the cover, and a whole bunch of other stuff, In The Mirror is finally here!  ‘This exciting novel takes you into the heart and mind of the other woman and shows her in a way she has never been seen before, even by herself.

In The Mirror is available in paperback at Amazon and on Kindle.

Get It! Read It! Love It!

 
http://www.amazon.com/Mirror-Odessa-Rose/dp/0615907334/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1401825433&sr=1-1&keywords=odessa+rose+in+the+mirror

What The Other Woman Knows

If you were to ask the other woman what she knows about her boyfriend, she would probably say something like, he is not in love with this wife.  He’s only there for the children.  As soon as the timing is right, he’ll leave his wife and marry her.  If the wife was doing her job he wouldn’t be sleeping with me.  His wife is not as pretty as I am.  His wife doesn’t listen to him the way I do.

If you ask the other woman about her married boyfriend, she would tell you a slew of things about his wife.

 

Where Is Jasmine?

In The Mirror, like most of my stories, takes place in my wonderful hometown of Baltimore. So I’m going to share Batlimore through the eyes of Jasmine, the main character of In The Mirror.  So hang out with Jasmine as she takes you on a tour around the city and shows you a Baltimore few people see.

Happy From Baltimore, Maryland

I love Pharrell William’s song “Happy.”  When I saw the video, I loved it even more, and I said to myself, I’ve got to make a video like that for Baltimore. So my husband and I made the video in 3 days.  We shot on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Then edited on Sunday night, and posted the video on Monday morning.  We had a great time shooting this video. Everyone in it and watching us shoot it enjoyed themselves. This video is the very embodies the spirit that motived me to start doing This Is Baltimore, Too.  I thank Pharrell Williams for making such a positive, happy song.  It makes us all be happy.

By the way, there is a web site dedicated to all the videos that have been made in tribute to “Happy” around the world.  Last count there were 460 cities.  we posted the first from Baltimore.  Check it out and be happy.  Click the 2nd Baltimore.

http://www.wearehappyfrom.com/

 

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