Say My Name

Last night, I attended an author talk where the host had one job: introduce the talents and present them well. Said talents were two Nigerian ladies, one the author, the other the visual artist who had produced a beautiful cover for the book. Both young women were poised to meet and impress a new audience…

A Closer Book 64 – 66

I am still playing catchup with outstanding book reviews. Today, I finally posted my video review of 3 books that I read .. in the middle of July. I suppose if I wasn’t reading so fast, it would be easier to review everything but I started a project and I want to see it through…

In Another Language #WIT

Love in any language, straight from the heart, pulls us all together, never apart, and once we learn to speak it, all the world can hear that love in any language is fluently spoken here. Those are lyrics to a song that came to mind when I started thinking of this topic. August, I recently…

Rubbing Stones

Somewhere in the US, a teenaged boy gets enticed into trouble by his girlfriend and winds up in jail, almost hurting his younger brother in the process. Their mother, Jane, who is a psychiatry professor and married to a politician, books an African trip that will take them rafting and on to a clinic –…

Half Dozen

At press time, I’ve read almost 60 books so far in 2017. This year, in addition to tracking my reading on Goodreads (click to follow), I have a reading journal (that I haven’t been updating regularly but plan to get back to someday) and an Excel file on my computer where I record lots of…

Becoming A Bad News Momma-be

I have good news and I have bad news. Which one do you want first? The bad news you say? Okay. Well read this post from top to bottom as it is written. If you want to read the good news first then scroll down to section 2. Some people just need to hear and…

10 Tips For Authors Who Want Me To Buy Their Books

When I was a child, I thought as a child. I read the fairytales that every other little girl did, and dreamed of the day some knight would ride in on his white steed to rescue me from whatever tower I’d been locked in. In short, I was delusional.  Even in fiction, that barely happens, Like Julia Roberts…