Discussing Water in a Broken Glass

On Thursday, July 20th I will be at the Hampden Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library discussing Water in a Broken Glass.  I am looking forward to meeting everyone there.  It’s going to be a fun time.  I hope to see you there.  Click on the link below for more information.  And thanks so much for all the support.  I couldn’t do any of it without you all.

http://calendar.prattlibrary.org/event/bood_discussion#.WW66LbpFyUk

 

In The Mirror on the Big Screen

Hey Everybody,
Baltimore filmmaker, Antonio Jefferson, is shooting a film and he will be using In The Mirror in a scene that he’s filming today!!! Antonio has produced a number of short films and now he is working on a feature length project, which is what Mirror will be in. Is that cool or what? I’m so excited! Again, y’all thanks for the support. And I’ll let you know when the film is done so you can check it out. In the meantime, check out Antonio’s films.

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

Dr. Patty’s Show

I will be on Dr. Patty Live on Sunday, June 1, 2014. Please tune in and listen/watch us talk about the other woman and the release of In The Mirror.



http://www.drpattycares.com/

Coppin Booksigning

 

Dr. Catiliotti, Me, LaTrice Curtis, Karen Drake and Professor Cobb

What can I say about Coppin?  Well, I can say that my Alma Mater did it up for me again.  When Water In A Broken Glass was published back in 2000, my professors gave me not one but two booksignings.  On Tuesday, November 8th, my professors gave me not one but two booksignings again.  And the support was just as wonderful.

Tara Turn from the alumni association put the signing in the electronic newsletter.  And the next thing I know, I’m getting hits from everyone who saw it.  LaTrice Curtis and Karen Drake who work and attend Coppin contacted me and come out to support.

Professor Ann Cobb and Dr. Cataliotti, who taught me how to read and write about litature organized the signing for me.  They were so proud of me, but I am honored to have been in their classes, because I wouldn’t write the way I do if they didn’t teach me about Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, James Baldwin, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Toni Cade Bambara, Paule Marshall, Octavia Butler, Richard Wright and Zora Neale Hurston.  They sparked something in me that I didn’t know was there.  Even though I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was 9, I didn’t believe I had what it takes.  They, along with so many other great professors at Coppin, pushed me until I decided to give it a try.  That’s when I wrote Water.

Some people believe Coppin is a low rate school.  I believe Coppin is as great a school as you want it to be.  You have to be willing to work.  No one is going to just give you anything.  That’s one of the great things I learned while attending Coppin.  And it is because of this that I was able to do well at the University of Maryland College Park.  Professor Cobb, Dr. Catalliotti, Professor Collins, Professor Courts didn’t cut me any slack.  So when I got to Maryland I was ready to step my academic game up some more.

I will always love Coppin and the professors for helping me write the way I do.

Corinthian Booksigning

 

The signing at Corinthian Restaurant and Lounge was truly one of the best signings I’ve ever had.  When I walked in DJ Sugar Crisp announced my arrival, and from then on he talked up In the Mirror.  He played music featured in the book and had people talking about it. 

The crowd was so supportive.  Once they learned what In the Mirror was about, they came over and talked to me and bought the book.  I couldn’t have asked for a better response.  People were so excited about the novel that I sold every copy I had.  And when DJ Sugar Crisp announced I had sold out, the place roared with applause.  They were really happy that they helped out their local author.

I would like to thank everyone who came out and supported me.  I’d especially like to thank Tony Michalos, who, after finding out that I’d placed Corinthinan in In the Mirror, told me to do booksigning there. 

 

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.