Archive: June 2012

Hey, look, I don’t care if you order it from Amazon or Barnes and Noble or directly from me. Just know that the long-awaited hardcover edition of GUESTLIST is now available! For those who have been waiting on me to sell autographed copies of GUESTLIST again, here you go. I’m only autographing hardcover editions, though, [...]

And the GUESTLIST train keeps on rollin’ along! The wonderful Dr. Reginia reviewed my novel for her blog, Her Perfect Black Dress, and here’s just some of what she had to say: Guestlist is a tale set in NYC that gives rise to lessons that are familiar, poignant, and pivotal. The book is engaging, with [...]

Not a day goes by that someone doesn’t ask me something about my novel GUESTLIST. Whether they want to know if I’m really going to forego writing a sequel or they are curious about a particular character’s history (or eventual fate), people just can’t seem to let this tale go. And let’s be honest here, [...]

Look, there’s no shade here: there are simply some people (like myself) who think that books other than E.L. James’ blockbuster Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy should be given a shot. Of course, first and foremost in my mind is my own novel GUESTLIST, which may be purchased at a variety of places in a [...]

Okay, this looks interesting. Tyler Perry, he who acts, writes, and directs in those oh-so-hilarious Madea movies that black folks love oh-so-much, is starring in the reboot of the Alex Cross film series, which is, naturally, entitled Alex Cross. Don’t know who “Alex Cross” is, you say? Sure you do. The character is the protagonist [...]

DOWNLOAD: Baysiqly – LEONIDAS Yesterday saw the release of LEONIDAS, the new EP from Vagabonds MC Baysiqly. The album features 11 tracks, including the first single “Greatness” and my personal favorite, future LIV banger “I Did It” featuring 21. From the VMG blog: Deciding to not follow the VMG tradition of having the entire project [...]

The Harvard Gazette spoke with several of the prestigious university’s resident authors about where and how they write their books. Here’s what Silver Sparrow author and Radcliffe fellow Tayari Jones said: Composing on an antique typewriter forces me to work a little slower, makes me pay closer attention to every word. I love the little bell [...]

Lots of Black folks, myself included, have been worried about Quentin Tarantino’s treatment of slavery-era America in his upcoming film Django Unchained. Unlike with his previous releases, I was unable to get my hands on the screenplay when it was available online so I had no idea what to expect. Well, the first trailer for [...]

Every day, someone tweets or emails or otherwise messages me to let me know that they’ve read my novel GUESTLIST. It’s an amazing feeling, to know that something I’ve written has affected another human being in so strongly a way that they must reach out to me to let me know their opinion. I’ve heard it all [...]

Yesterday, I was reading a few articles at K.M. Weiland’s Wordplay when I came across this post that said the protagonist and antagonist of one’s novel should share similar traits. The examples cited gave credence to Weiland’s argument, and ranged from the parallels between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader to the common goal of every character [...]