Review: Unashamed–Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim

I had the privilege to read early a book as compelling and provocative as its title suggests. Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim is the memoir of model and fashion icon Leah Vernon. It’s a gritty, raw telling of her life’s journey, starting as one of five children to a single mother in Detroit…

Belts, Books, and Betas, Oh My!

A critique partner messaged me a couple of days ago. Great questions! Lots of things are happening, and I thought a quick update post was in order so those thinking I went *poof* is limited. And to start things off… 1. Belts What do belts have to do with authoring, you may ask. The answer is…

Be A Beta Reader For My Upcoming Book!

As a follower of this blog, you get first shot at reading all my new material, including books months before their official release. All you have to do is volunteer to be a beta reader! And you guys, I’m so dang excited to share this book with you. Beta readers, like beta testers of new…

Cover Reveal for The Weaver by Heather Kindt

It is my pleasure to share the newly released cover of Heather Kindt’s upcoming YA novel, The Weaver. I gotta say, this cover makes me a little jealous because it is GORGEOUS. I will leave you to be amazed by it and intrigued by the following blurb. I’m excited to read this one and am…

Are You A Dirty Genre Hopper?

When you’re choosing a new book to read, what genres do you find yourself exploring? Do you stick primarily to one, or do you branch out? I encountered the titled question in the newsletter of my friend and fellow author, Al Macy, and my first thought was I hadn’t considered genre hopping “dirty” before. I do…

Within the Pages of TFD: The Note

My husband gave me the coolest/nerdiest thing for my birthday. That’s right, it’s a feather pen set complete with an inkwell. Excuse me while I swoon once again. When I posted this pic on Facebook and IG, a few friends asked if I would write with it. I was like… I mean, how could I…

Cover Reveal and Guest Post by Anne Marie Andrus

Today, I’m happy to hand my blog space over to one of my favorite authors, Anne Marie Andrus (I wrote about her first book here). She has a new book coming out soon, and I had the good fortune of reading it early. Neener neener. It’s full of suspense and love and vampiry goodness. Don’t…

The A-Z Bookbag: Z is for Zoo City

Hey, look at that! It’s Day Z, the last day of the A-Z challenge. I hope the past month has offered some interesting titles to add to your list. Our final Bookbag title, Zoo City by Lauren Beukes, is a unique way to end the series. It features Zinzi, a young lady living in a…

The A-Z Bookbag: Y is for Yesterday’s Thief

Today’s Bookbag title is a sci-fi thriller that combines time travel, mind reading, and good doses of humor. Yesterday’s Thief by Al Macy is the first part of a series, all featuring a private investigator named Eric Beckman. This book is set in 2020, when self-driving cars, medical technology that allows for super-fast recovery, and…