To say that life for me has changed would be an understatement. So many wonderful things have happened in my life. My family has been right here with me, which is so, so sweet. My friends are with us on this incredible journey. I’ve met some great, beautiful people. You never know where life is going to take you until you just let life take you. And it’s beautiful. Hard, frustrating, scary, but beautiful. Coppin State asked me to speak on a panel. Woodlawn Page Turners asked me to speak at their anniversary. Liberty Lite Book Club asked me back for their Book Club Extravaganza. Reel Affirmation screened Water In A Broken Glass at the DC Center. And it’s being shown in London!! Come on. London!! I could cry some days. All of this is so special and sweet and wonderful and awesome. And I have my family, friends, and fans of the book to thank for all of this.
Last night, Jamelle and I were interviewed by V. Helena of the Writer’s Haven Show. We had such an amazing time. V made us feel welcome and at ease. She asked some great questions and had the conversation flowing. I thank her so much for inviting us and allowing us to share our journey with her audience. I will be sure to keep you posted about when the show will air.
On Thursday, March 1, 2018, Water In A Broken Glass premiered to a sold-out crowd at the Historic Senator Theater in Baltimore. Based on the novel Water In A Broken Glass by Odessa Rose, the film was directed by Jamelle Williams-Thomas, and stars Billie Krishawn, Wes Hall, Toni Belafonte (Last Love Lost), Candiace Dillard (The Real Housewives of Potomac), Shani Ashley, Lee Avant, Carlyncia Peck, Renea Brown, Omar McClune, and Victoria Rowell (The Young and the Restless and Diagnosis Murder.)
The Red Carpet was hosted by KSal and filmed by Leonard Scovens (All Things Baltimore) and Vaughn Mason.
Click on this link to see scenes from the Red Carpet: https://youtu.be/yr1Qxuj8xBc
I want to thank the 650+ people who attended the premiere and made it such a memorable night for us all.
For more information about Water In A Broken Glass, please visit https://www.waterthefilm.com/
I want to take this time to thank the members of White Pages Black Print Book Club for selecting my novel, In the Mirror, for their book-of-the-month. I had the most wonderful time. From the delicious food to the fun, wild discussion, it was a night every author dreams will happen at a book club. I especially want to thank Erica who recommended my novel. That great night wouldn’t have happened without you. 🙂
Well, it happened! Water In A Broken Glass the film premiere on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the historic Senator Theater in Baltimore. The Red Carpet started at 6 pm and let me tell you, we sold the theater out. 650 people came out to support the film. It was a spectacular night. The entire cast was in the building–Billie Krishawn, Wes Hall, Candice Dillard, Toni Belafonte, Lee Avent, Carlyencia Peck, and Victoria Rowell. It was an incredible night. I want to thank everyone who came out, especially in the rain. The best thing is afterward, people begin spreading the word about how great the film was so now people are asking when and where they can see it. So I’ll keep you posted about that. In the meantime, here are some pictures from that awesome night. Enjoy.
Hey Y’all. It’s finally up. The official trailer for Water In A Broken Glass. Check it out and tell me what you think.
Click the link: https://vimeo.com/253393181
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.
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.
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.
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.