Journey From Book to the Big Screen

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.

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!

What’s Happening?

A lot of good things are going on right now.  First, I’m in the process of editing my third novel, Kizmic’s Journey.  I got the idea for this book when my first novel, Water In A Broken Glass was published.  I’ve been working on it off and on.  I love this story.  This is my baby.  I think people will enjoy it.  I have an artist working on the cover.  Hopefully that will be completed by mid April.

Second, there is a very engaging discussion about Water In A Broken Glass on Facebook.  Author Kat Williams is moderating the event, which will continue through the month of March.  I’ve never participated in a book discussion online before.  It is fabulous.  I feel like I’m back in graduate school studying someone else’s work.  I never dreamed that people would love Water as much as they do.  I certainly never dreamed that someone would think that much of the book that they would devote an entire month to chat about it.  I am truly honored.  And the comments that are coming up are very insightful.  They are not simply talking about Water, but they are talking about their own lives and their struggles with accepting their homosexuality.  The conversation let’s me know that I got something right in the book.  The other thing that’s really great is that people love the characters.  I was hoping that they would, especially Satin.  I wasn’t sure how she would go over with people.  I think she is absoultely my favorite character. 

Third, The Reginald F. Lewis Museum chose In the Mirror for its May Book-of-the-Month!  This is such an honor.  I can’t believe they picked it.  But I will be there on Saturday, May 19th.  I’m not sure of the time yet.  I’ll also be at the 2nd Annual Urban Lit Festival.  That was such a big event last year.  I know this year is going to be even bigger.  CityLit Festival is coming up as well.  This will be my third year attending.  I love this festival because it’s held in one of my favorite places–the Enoch Pratt Free Library.  I love the library.  I know that e-readers are the wave of the future, but I love going to the library and looking at and holding books in my hand.  And as always I will be at the Black Writers Guild of Maryland on the first Saturday of every month at Sojourner Douglass College. 

Well, that’s what’s happening for now.  I hope to see you at one of the events.

East Point Booksigning

I had a great time at the booksigning today.  There were about 13 authors from the Black Writers Guild of Maryland there.  I was able to pass out flyers for my upcoming novel, In The Mirror.  People were very interested in the story.  I can’t wait until the book is ready.  Until then, I have a lot of work to do.

Book Signing

I will be at the Eastpoint Mall with other members of the Black Writers Guild of Maryland on Friday, November 24th at 9 am to 4 pm.  Come on out, meet us, network, learn about the Guild and buy that wonderful Black Friday read.  Books make wonderful holiday presents.

7735 East Point Mall, Baltimore, MD 21224.