Archive: February 2012

Despite what many may say or believe, ideas don’t just pop into a writer’s head from out of nowhere. Writers are inspired by a great number of things, big and small, and when those disparate elements align at just the right moment – BOOM! – it’s like the Big Bang of inspiration or something. The [...]

So I failed the #FebPhotoADay miserably. Oy. But hey, tomorrow begins a new month, and that means a shot at redemption with a new photo challenge. Hooray! And to ensure I don’t fail this time, I’m going to post each of my #MarchPhotoADay pictures on my blog. If I miss a day, y’all can call me [...]

In case you didn’t know, yesterday, I wrote a guest post on fashion blog two + seven about my rather unlikely journey into the world of fashion copywriting. It’s a pretty funny and entertaining read, if I do say so myself. But hey, don’t take my word for it. Head on over to two + [...]

A blind teenaged outcast begins having visions of his high school crush being murdered by a similarly gifted psychopath and sets out to prevent this from actually happening. But in doing so, he discovers that a much bigger fate may very well await him. That’s the gist of Farsighted, a YA fantasy written by Novel [...]

My debut novel GUESTLIST is coming out on March 27th. But then again, you already knew this. I know you’re excited and can’t wait to read it. Hell, I’m excited for you. Though I’ve already given you a small peek into the world inhabited by Juliet, Swann, Ava, Sharane, Mare, and Napoleon Fey, I know [...]

It should be no surprise to learn that during the writing of my debut novel GUESTLIST, I listened to quite a bit of music. The novel is set in the world of nightlife, and music certainly plays a major part in that world. I mean, it has to, amirite? Most of the music I listened [...]

So, last night the world endured watched the 84th Academy Awards. A lot of people seemed emotionally invested in this year’s Oscars, what with two Black actresses (Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer) up for awards. Plus, this year’s slew of nominees were, overall, of a much higher caliber than in recent years. Anyway, just wanted [...]

First things first, I am not into fantasy. The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, you can keep all that shit. That’s not a slight to the very talented authors who write these stories. I mean, they must be doing something right – these tales endure for years and their characters connect with readers in [...]

Yesterday, I was at Paulo Coelho’s blog, reading excerpts from an interview he did with Tim Ferris, and a few points stuck out to me. One of the more notable things about the interview was Coelho’s stance on notetaking. He said: I use notes to take them out of my head. I will never use [...]

Today marks the beginning of Come Around My Way, an exhibition of photographs by Aviva Klein. The exhibition will be on display through Monday, February 20, from 12-6pm at 511 West 20th Street, near the High Line in Manhattan. An opening reception will be held tonight starting at 7pm. Share this: