Four Square

Kizmic’s Journey is all about loving and remembering your childhood.  Some of the things we remember the most are the games we played.  Four Square was one of those games.

 

Hand Games

Kizmic’s Journey takes us back to the 70’s when children played hand games.  I got together with my family and friends and went back down memory lane.

 

Fan Appreciation Day

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On Saturday, July 25th, my new publishers, Edward Robinson and Natalie Stokes-Peters, held an Odessa Rose Fan Appreciation Day for all the people that have supported my writing.  It was a great event.  I wasn’t sure if I could do something like that at first, but when I realized that I’d be able to thank all of you for believing in and like my work, I was all for it.

We enjoyed good food, music, and conversation.  I read a chapter from Kizmic’s Journey and I must say that it was a hit.  I was a little worried that people wouldn’t like it, but everyone loved it.  I’m going to do another reading this week and I’m going to post it here so people can see it.

Kizmic’s Journey is a wonderful story. I love the characters.  I love the events that take place.  It really takes you back to your childhood.

Kizmic’s Journey is scheduled for release in 2016.  I can’t wait for you all to read it.

 

Here are a few pictures with some friends that came out.

 

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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.

 

Editing Kizmic’s Journey

A wonderful publisher is interested in reading Kizmic’s Journey.  I was doing the final edits on it when I got the rights back for In The Mirror.  I set Kizmic’s Journey down so that I could re-edit In The Mirror and publish it myself.  A couple of weeks ago, I started editing Kizmic’s Journey again.  I figured I’d take my time, but at the African-American Author’s Expo, a publisher asked if I could deliver the manuscript by Saturday.  I said, Yes, of course.  I’ve been up late every night since editing like crazy.  I’m tired, but I’m having fun.  This is a great experience.  I believe the publisher is going to like what she reads.

Sistahs on Lit

Tonight’s the night.  I will be chatting with Sistahs on Lit about In The Mirror.  We will discuss the other woman, marriage, infidelity, love, romance, friendship, family, all the things that at the heart of In The Mirror.  This promises to be a very interesting, entertaining, and informative discussion.  I hope you will drop by and join in on the discussion, as I’m sure your comments will give us more insight into the other woman.  I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Click on the link below for more information.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/sistahs-on-lit

HAPPY NEW YEAR

I just want to take this time to wish everyone a Happy New Year. A lot is going to be happening with my writing career in the next few months. I’m so glad I’m at this point. Be on the look out for the re-release of In the Mirror and the release of my long awaited novel, Kizmic’s Journey.

Kizmic’s Journey

I’m having fun with the edits for Kizmic’s Journey.  I’m trying to figure out if I’m going to self-publish or go the traditional route.  Years ago this wouldn’t be a difficult decision.  Technology has made self-publishing so easy that it seems more of an option than ever before.

I think people are going to love Kizmic’s Journey.  This story is so special to me, and it’s a lot of fun to write.  If I self-publish, I’m going to release it in July 2013.  It’s a great summer book.

Writing

I’m working really hard on Kizmic’s Journey.  I’ve been working on this novel for a few years.  I got the idea for Kizmic’s Journey right after Water In A Broken Glass was published.  I jotted down some notes then and now I’ve got a wonderful first draft.

I going to spend the next few months editing the heck out of the story.  I want it just right.  I love editing almost as much as I love getting that first draft out of my head.  When I’m reading Kizmic’s Journey, I laugh out loud.  That let’s me know that I’m on the right track.  If I don’t find anything I write funny, no one else will.  I believe I will have a publishable novel by Thanksgiving.

I’ll be posting some excerpts soon.

Happy New Year!!

I had a wonderful holiday.  And now I am ready to get back to work.  In the Mirror is still doing well.  People a loving the story.  I’m glad because I was a little worried that people wouldn’t like it.  Now it’s time to switch gears and work on Kizmic’s Journey.  This is my baby.  I love this story. I hope everyone will as well.