I spoke to the nicest lady who is also a talented jazz singer and composer, the fabulous Adrienne West! I love meeting new people, especially fellow artists! I would highly recommend you give her music a serious listen. Jazz is a genuine learning experience, just like everything else I'm trying to catch up on. Check… Continue reading It’s Hype Time! Presenting Adrienne West!
After seeing many posts on various Twitter feeds but no information, I was curious about the situation with Barnes and Noble. So of course I did one of my favorite things--researched. From what I'm understanding and feel free to correct me if I'm wrong-- Barnes and Noble will no longer be carrying hardcover copies of… Continue reading Musing 8/19/22 The B&N Controversy
AH-HAH! You thought I meant the publishers didn't you? I'm currently working on a project that involves my creating a soundtrack for Tinderbox. I've enjoyed doing so, but while searching for more songs, I recalled certain favorites and I realized I haven't listened to any of them in several years and I'm not sure why.… Continue reading Mini-Musing 08/06/22 – The Big Three
Here it is, my wonderful peeps! The Official Tinderbox Unboxing video! https://youtu.be/_gTp5nmrIeE
Back on May 12th, I commented on both Twitter and Facebook about the Buy Black Movement. Big Brother and I had watched a YouTube video explaining its origins. Since neither of us were familiar with it, I did my thing by researching. It's a wonderful idea and something sorely needed in the black community. However...… Continue reading The Buy Black Movement. What About Writers?
So I'm taking some time from my writing to clean the two inch thick layer of dust and cat hair from my office. I'm also listening to Neil Gaiman's MasterClass. He's speaking of that dreaded question that strikes terror into the hearts of all writers. "Where do you get your ideas from?" I asked an… Continue reading Mini-Musing ~ April 24th, 2022
Celebrate Women's History Month! I just finished watching The Guardians of Justice on Netflix. Why? I do not know. I was interested in seeing where yet another superhero series would do to further tarnish the very notion of superheroes. It didn't disappoint — or more accurately; it did. Filled with excessive violence, gore, blood, homophobia… Continue reading Musing 3/1/22 – What Happened to the Heroic Superheroes?
https://vimeo.com/667768362 Hello my wonderful peeps, fellow authors and readers! Presenting the cover for my high fantasy Tinderbox, coming August 16, 2022 from Flame Tree Press! Isn't it beautiful?! For additional information and pre-order links, visit FanFiAddict at https://fanfiaddict.com/cover-reveal-tinderbox-by-w-a-simpson/
Now that I am an unofficially published author (WAHOO!) I looked at the SFWA membership again. At one point, they advised me they were giving diverse writers free memberships. I tried applying, but it always made me key in my card number and such. I was wary about that and it didn't seem that I… Continue reading So Maybe it’s Time to Update That List, @SFWA?
Thanks to my wonderful agent and the people at Flame Tree Press, Tarotmancer, sequel to Tinderbox will now see publication! I'm so happy! Dance with me! https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6xLGer4O3V3Qq5nk9C1ggL?si=0a65602eda854f52 Music To Celebrate!
This is a map I drew for The Riven Isles where Tinderbox takes place. I know tacky isn't it? I'm going to be tweaking it using Corel Paint Shop Pro 2020 and a dozen YouTube Videos.
We've all heard it. Genre writers, in various forms or another. "Why don't you write something serious?" "Why don't you write a real book?" "Fantasy (science-fiction, horror, romance...) isn't real writing." Even with all the genre fiction being made into movies and TV out there, you still have people asking these questions. Recently, The Neverending… Continue reading Mini-Musing 8/27/21
I believe it's wonderful how there are so many production companies being created with the sole purpose of bringing BIPOC works to TV, movies and streaming services. Most recently, the production company Higher Ground, owned and operated by the fabulous Barack and Michelle Obama, are bringing Blackout to Netflix. Published by Quill Tree Books, an… Continue reading Musing 8/22/21 ~ MORE BLACK FANTASY, PLEASE!
I have some personal news that I needed to keep to myself for a bit. Big Brother and I just spent a marvelous week in Ocean City, MD. More accurately, in Bethany Beach, DE in a beautiful beach house. You may ask, "But wait, why did you wait until after to tell us?" That's easy.… Continue reading My Ocean City Retreat! Thanks to Little Pink Houses of Hope!
It's been quite a fight since I started this journey back when I was a girl of 14 years old. I suffered disappointments and setbacks. Sometimes I wanted to quit, but you know what...? IT WAS WORTH IT! You may have seen on my social media accounts, the news I have been waiting for, for… Continue reading Offer of Publication: Tinderbox!
My wonderful, beautiful peeps! I've waited decades for this day! I am —pleased? Ecstatic? Going completely insane with happiness? All three! As of today, I have signed with and am now represented by Anne Tibbets of the D4EO Literary Agency Donald Maass Literary Agency! Dance with me! And when I say, decades, I mean DECADES!… Continue reading I HAVE AN AGENT!