I am excited to be one of the featured authors at the Liberty Lite Readers Book Club Extravaganza, which will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the Liberty Senior Center. Thank you Liberty Lite Readers Book Club for this wonderful honor. I’m looking forward to it.
Yesterday, I attended the 6th Annual African American Author’s & Empowerment Expo. This wonderful event is the baby of Patricia Johnson-Harris, one of the hosts of Authors Talk Live blog radio show. Although she is not an author, Pat is a great supporter of authors. This is my second year attending the Expo and it’s been a blessing. I’ve connected with so many talented authors and the sweetest, most supportive readers. You feel loved when you are at this event. I am so thankful to be a part of it. I can’t wait until next year.
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.
Baltimore author, Chris Hicks, chats about his latest contribution to the literary scene in Baltimore. Tune in Tuesday nights at 9 on Channel 75 Comcast To See What’s Good In Your Baltimore Neighborhood.
I just launched a new site for authors to spread the word about their books. It’s called Odessa Rose Presents The Pitch. Check it out and be sure to read the submissions guidelines so you can pitch your book. I have a bunch more video pitches to add. I’m so excited. I can’t wait to hear your pitch.
This past August, I had the opportunity to participate in a wonderful literary event entitled The Literary and Literacy Exchange Event. It was organized by Brian Neal of the Maryland Department of Human Resources. The purpose of the event is to promote literacy and provide local authors with a platform to promote their work and greet and meet readers. I want to thank Brian Neal for the fantastic job he did organizing the event and thank everyone who supported it.
Fiction, Horror, and Romance Writers, I have created a site for you! It’s called Odessa Rose Presents The Pitch, and it’s designed to give you a platform to read and discuss your work. I love hearing authors read and talk about their stor…ies. Booktrailers are good, but listening to authors explain how a story came about, how they developed a character, how the came up with a particular voice, read a scene from their books so readers get a true understanding of the themes, having writers tell who they are as writers, and why they write is just exciting and motivating.
So, Odessa Rose Presents The Pitch is a collection of authors reading and discussing their work and themselves. It’s easy to be included in this fine group of writers. All you have to do is send me an email and I’ll give you the submission guidelines.
I can’t wait to see your pitch!
As always, Happy Reading and Writing.
Great author and publisher, Devlon Waddell did the In The Mirror Challenge.
Answering the question what does he see in the mirror, Delvon wrote, “I see dead people.” Don’t mind him. He’s crazy. LOL
The beautiful and loving Etosha Bakari accepted the In The Mirror Challenge.
While writing In The Mirror, I searched for African Americans who collected miniature dollhouses and I stumbled upon Karen Collins. What a pleasure it was to find her work. The stories she tells with her shadow boxes are astonishing. I especially love the story she tells about Zora Neale Hurston.
When I found Ms. Collins’ work, I knew I had to include it in In The Mirror and fictionally bring her exhibit to Baltimore for Jasmine to see. It works extremely well in the novel.
If you haven’t seen Ms. Collins’ work, please check her out. You will be amazed.
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.
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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!
Everyone will be able to read In The Mirror on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. I can’t wait.