Category: News

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 [...]

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 [...]

Damn you, E.L. James. That’s right — we can blame the Fifty Shades of Grey author for this one. A handful of classics are getting sexed up worse than Anastasia Steele. According to The Hollywood Reporter, publisher Clandestine Classics is making all the sex hinted at in such classics as Jane Eyre, Pride & Prejudice, [...]

Yet another NYC institution is closing its doors. Harlem’s Hue-Man Bookstore is closing its brick-and-mortar location on July 31st. An open letter, received by GalleyCat, explained that the folks behind Hue-Man are working on building an “amazing bookstore of the future.” The letter says: We will continue to be involved in the publishing of books [...]

Welp, I guess it’s time to go back to the well. One of my favorite contemporary authors, Lauren Weisberger, recently landed a deal to write Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns, a sequel to her bestselling 2003 novel, The Devil Wears Prada.  Check out some info from the press release: Eight years after saying goodbye to Runway, [...]

The masterminds at Goodreads created the above infographic to exhibit the influence and impact of the phenomenon known as Fifty Shades of Grey. E.L. James‘ erotica trilogy has sold over ten million copies, and Goodreads’ infographic charts both the geographic distribution of readers and the books that have received a bump from a new national interest [...]

You women love that mommy porn, huh? It’s too late to deny it. Wanna know how I know? GalleyCat reports that E.L. James’ erotic Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy has sold a cool, combined total of ten million books (paperbacks, eBooks, and audiobooks) in six short weeks. SIX WEEKS! So sayeth Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group [...]

According to Shadow & Act, playwright Dominique Morisseau has been awarded the Playwrights of New York (PONY) Fellowship. Make no mistake, this is no small feat; in fact, my fellow Memphian, and writer of The Mountaintop, Katori Hall is a past recipient of this award. Share this:

According to GalleyCat, HarperCollins is offering ebooks from bestselling novelist Paulo Coelho for a mere 99-cents in the United States and Canada. The prices are now in effect at Amazon, iTunes, and Barnes & Noble. The only book not included in this sale is The Alchemist. Coelho said on his blog that he wanted to make his digital books [...]