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Musing 8/22/21 ~ MORE BLACK FANTASY, PLEASE!

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!

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My Ocean City Retreat! Thanks to Little Pink Houses of Hope!

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!

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Offer of Publication: Tinderbox!

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!

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Musing 05/31/20 The “Who and Where I Am: Rooting Writing in Identity and Place” Panel

I had the immense pleasure of attending the SFWA 2020 Nebulas Video Conference. Check my Twitter feed for everything I took part in. This panel however got me thinking. How does one decide identity? I asked in the panel chat but there were hundreds of people there so it didn't surprise me that they didn't… Continue reading Musing 05/31/20 The “Who and Where I Am: Rooting Writing in Identity and Place” Panel

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The Publishing Industry and COVID19

After many days of headaches and worries, my 9 to 5 finally allowed us to Work From Home (WFH). Don't get me wrong, I'm still worried, but not as as much. I worried about my Big Brother, who had Type 2. I'm calmer now and having to stay in. Since our governor just dropped the… Continue reading The Publishing Industry and COVID19