Category: writing


There is a certain amount of humility that comes along with moving almost 2,000 miles away from the part of the country you’ve lived most of your life. Packing up what you think are the essentials and driving cross-country, perhaps

Return of The Friday Five (Grats)

Some of you have been keeping better track of how long it’s been since I’ve written anything of substance.  I know you have because I haven’t been ignoring the Facebook and text messages asking me when my next novel will

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Reviewing Other Authors

I had created a fairly lofty goal for myself this year:  Read one book a week.  Some folks are probably calling me an underachiever while others are asking themselves why the hell I’d even attempt it.  See, in the “real

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Blog Tour – SM Spencer

I want to preface this entire post with the fact that from the very first line of SM Spencer’s Absent Shadows Trilogy, I was hooked.  I mean, I devoured the entire three-book series in a matter of as many days.  And

Legend of the Walking Dead by Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko

Two months ago, I succeeded in getting my publishing house to not only lower the cost of the Kindle edition of my book: Legend of the Walking Dead: Igbo Mythologies, but this was possible because I had to re-do the

Blog Tour – Jan Hawke

For those of you who have known me for a while, you know that there is a special place in my heart for Africa.  When I was working on my undergraduate degree, everyone asked me what the heck I’d even

Rave Reviews Book Club – An Author’s Perspective

When I launched my first novel, The Place We Went to Yesterday, back in November of last year, I had no idea what to expect.  I had no author platform.  I had no experience doing anything like this.  I thought, naively,

Blog Tours (And How to Have a Successful One)

Having just embarked on my first ever blog tour, and knowing several up-and-coming authors that are about to embark on them, I thought I’d share some of the things I learned having just wrapped one up. Let me start by

On Promoting Ourselves

So far, this year I’ve read 16 books.  I can’t tell you if that’s better or worse than any other year because I never used to keep track of them.  I have a goal of reading at least 50 books

Short Fiction: Lonely Long Island Housewife Series

She sat, wine glass within arm’s reach, staring at her monitor. The light hurt her eyes in the darkened room, but she needed some time to herself.  She stretched her sinewy arm outwards, fingertips brushing the stem of the glass