Archive: August 2012

“Men lie, women lie, numbers don’t.” – Jay-Z, “Reminder” This morning, I checked the sales stats for my two books GUESTLIST and KISSES FOR TATI. You know, just to see how well they were doing. Well, according to Amazon, the sales rank for KISSES FOR TATI was 280,613; GUESTLIST, which was released back in March, [...]

Because I am a piss poor blogger these days, I did not post this when I was supposed to. Ah well, life happens. But YESTERDAY, my new novelette KISSES FOR TATI officially released (despite Amazon selling it a couple weeks early). The book is about a young woman named Tati, natch, who lives under the [...]

As an indie author and publisher with two books under my belt (GUESTLIST and KISSES FOR TATI) and a third in December, I feel I’ve learned a thing or two about the wonderful world of self-publishing. Many people ask how I’ve done certain things, such as acquire distribution, design covers and interiors, and come up [...]

The below quote is from Cressida Leyshon’s recent interview with author Zadie Smith about her upcoming novel NW. [E]very time I write a sentence I’m thinking not only of the people I ended up in college with but my siblings, my family, my school friends, the people from my neighborhood. I’ve come to realize that [...]

Welp, I can’t really say this is surprising news but it sure is good news. According to Deadline Hollywood, Marvel Studios has not only confirmed the 2015 release date for The Avengers 2, but they have gotten writer-director Joss Whedon on board for the sequel. So sayeth Disney: Joss Whedon has signed an exclusive deal [...]

My Cocoasis sister and fellow writer Danielle Gilyot has just published her latest short story When the Bough Breaks in Specter Literary Magazine. Check out the excerpt below. Nadine took the money out of their savings account that morning without telling her boyfriend. 300 dollars. Gabe would have a fit. Half-running down Magazine Street because New [...]

As most of you already know, my novelette KISSES FOR TATI releases on Tuesday, August 21, but here’s a chance for readers to score an advanced copy. Head on over to Goodreads and enter the KISSES FOR TATI giveaway. The novelette tells the story of Tati, a young woman who lives under the oppressive thumb of [...]

As you all know, I like to eat. This explains why I’ve gone from crackhead skinny to slovenly fatass the past ten or so years. However, I am not ashamed of my proclivity for delicious food. Therefore, I will be sharing with all of you photos of my amazing meals, like the above photo of [...]