I’m curious about love. Like, how does it show up for the little brown girl from Kentucky who lives inside this worldly urban renaissance woman I liken myself to be nowadays? Is it just a mirage? A fictional oasis that I desire to drink from but doesn’t really exist on the plane in which I… Continue reading An Experimental Contemplation: God’s Black Love?
I’m fairly sure that it’s cliche to say that becoming a great writer requires one to be a voracious reader. Nevertheless, I believe it’s true. I’ve loved books since forever. The way a writer strings words together has been known to make me fill up with so much emotion I just knew I’d eventually burst into… Continue reading Words Matter: My Fav Reads of 2015
It’s simple. Believe God. Believe in Yourself. I know, I know. It’s not that easy to believe in yourself when you carry baggage from past hurts and rejections and insecurities. Trust me. I know this better than most. But you just HAVE to, you know? It’s human to want validation. I get it. But when… Continue reading You and I Will Be Okay–No Matter What
*waves at you* *big cheesy grin* So yes, it’s been a while since I last posted…for a VERY good reason! Check out this latest video promo on the release of my next book. Woo-Hoo! Super excited!
Back in 2009, right after the release of my second novel, Interruption: The Gospel According to Crystal Justine, I was prompted to write a mission statement as part of a writing exercise. It was a way for me to define who I am–my purpose–as a writer, particularly in a publishing industry that loves to do… Continue reading My Mission/Vision as a Writer
Sis. Toni and me. (My apologies for the graininess of these photos. Between the lighting and a cracked iPhone…well, this is what you get. 🙂 ) The three legendary laureates. A Selfie with Sonia (What?!) Yesterday evening was a defining moment for me as I had the wonderful opportunity to have dinner with Toni Morrison,… Continue reading Dinner with Greatness