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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Preview of Next Book!


Here is the book cover preview--includes back page:  Will be out in the spring of 2013!


Ladies and gentleman, I'm already at work on my second novel. It's entitled, Broken Mirrors and is based on the 7 deadly sins. What's it about? 

Working on my characters as we speak. The main protagonist is China Peebles. She's a diva, narcissist, adventurous voyeur, yet intellectually gifted. Her life is a rollercoaster and anyone and everyone she meets becomes a character in her psychodrama, whether they like it or not.



You'll have to stay tuned...






Get my current book: A Journey Into The Mind of a Black Woman on Amazon.com (Also available on Kindle)










Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Journey of My Book!



In 2003, after being laid off by a major insurance company, in addition to circulating my resume to find more work; I made a decision that would change my life: I began writing a book.  That book was published in December of 2011. 

All of my life, I've written words, but this fateful event prompted me to act on a natural talent.

For those who read this blog and want to understand the woman behind the blog, I invite you to pick up my latest book, A Journey Into The Mind of a Black Woman.  Get your copy now at: www.Createspace.com/3739335 or through Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Journey-Into-Mind-Black-Woman/dp/1468025228/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1337534426&sr=8-1

The book is now available on Amazon in Europe as well.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Gay Marriage: Really?



When Obama came out publicly supporting gay marriage.  It literally split the country in half--particularly in the African American community.  The African American community is a conservative community and this does not gel with its values.

Right now...the homosexual/lesbian community is enjoying a level of tolerance that it has never had in American history, but for how long?

As a woman who is weighing out the public debate as well as personal convictions, I will state that I believe that gay/lesbian people should have equal rights as couples; however, the definition of marriage largely is defined as the union of a man and woman for conception as well as companionship.  Basically, gay/lesbian unions can't produce life. It is outside the laws of nature, thus, it is not...and should not be validated by policies that could be misconstrued as normalizing perversion.

My reaction was blunt:  I'm not going to any gay wedding.  And I don't care how anyone takes that.

Frankly, I'm really tired of this issue and all issues pertaining to the gay/lesbian community.  It's a lifestyle choice in my honest opinion--unnatural sex and affection for someone of the same sex.  Whatever people say, it's just uncomfortable for some and they shouldn't have to apologize for how they feel.  I don't even like to see heterosexual couples getting too affectionate in public; so why should I make any exceptions for those who are non-heterosexual?  It's not my values.  Period.

This is a personal decision of gay/lesbians.  My validation of such couplings should not even be an issue.

Do what you do.

But know this: Everyone is not gay and it should be expected, and tolerated, that they too also have a right to object.

The last time I checked, this still was America.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Having A Moment...

Ahh...A Soothing Moment For A Fabulous Woman...


Don't mess with me today. And if you're a man...don't force me to use my big brown eyes on ya. I'mruthless and I'll have you eating out of my hands in a New York minute.


We had a Super moon this weekend. Missed it. Maybe it's a good thing because this audacity of narcissism that I'm feeling at the moment would have been tripled if I witnessed something greater than myself.

Oh, don't hate...Haters. Dysfunction is the name of your favorite candy bar and you drink Haterade--straight, with no chaser.

You can't stand the thought that there are actually people who wake up in the morning and just feel fabulous. So fabulous that every time the sun shines on them; it's like a competition to see who can shine the brightest.

Light gives us energy. I'm a human equivalent of an energy drink.

It's true...people look at me and just feel better. I'm good for the environment.

This is revolutionary affirmation. It's out-of-sight in its vision.

I have no shame in broadcasting my inner most thoughts: thoughts so bodacious in their candor; one is forced to expose themselves by default.

Release the fear. Tell the world how fabulous you are...don't be bashful.

I am you. Just feel my greatness...and transfer it around you.

Today--my movement begins: OccupyYourCoolness.

No shame.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

You Better Be On Time!



One of the greatest pet peeves that I have are people who are never on time.

This morning, I pushed back an appointment just so the maintenance crew could come and check my air conditioning unit and also a leaky faucet in the bathroom.  The initial call went through on April 22, 2012.  They were supposed to be at my apartment by 8:00 am.   Earlier attempts were made during the times I was at work; after still not having this matter resolved by April 27, 2012, I was told that management didn't have a copy of my apartment key so they couldn't get in to complete the work order.  OK...I volunteered to wait for them on my day off--agreeing to the time mentioned.  They didn't show.  I called the office and spoke with a gentleman who told me that they were doing their paperwork--I immediately told them someone was supposed to be at my apartment by 8:00 a.m.  "We're still doing our paperwork, ma'am."  I was told.  It's after 8:00 a.m. I exclaimed and I have to leave for an appointment by 9:30 a.m.  "Someone should be there before 8:30 a.m. ma'am."  I became irritated and told the gentleman that I expect people to be on time and I don't want anyone holding me up.  I then hung up.  No one showed--again.  I feel that it was a deliberate, and might I add: a childish response to my scolding of the impropriety of lateness that provoked this response.  Well, every choice has consequences; and I most definitely was not going to allow this matter to go uncountered.

At this point, I was fuming and I decided to call the Realty company which is the owner of my complex and make a complaint.  I was left with no choice.  I also left a message for the complex property manager reporting the incident.

What this boils down to is the attitude that you see in society in general today.  People do not feel accountable for their actions.

It is absolutely disrespectful to keep anyone waiting, especially when an appointment time was given.  When someone tells me they will be at my apartment at 8:00--I expect them to be there at 8:00!  Anyone that does not value other people's time--DO NOT RESPECT YOU.  And I will not tolerate that.

The issues that I needed resolved in my apartment are a simple fix.  Very simple and should have been taken care of by now, but apparently; someone in the maintenance department of my apartment complex must feel that tenant concerns are not their personal nor professional priority, and are treated as such.

I'm no one to mess with.  And as we have seen in the news lately; sooner or later, you're going to mess with the wrong person and have a simple situation turn into a matter of deeper scrutiny.

This is going to get resolved and I'm not going to settle for nothing less than complete satisfaction.

As for the maintenance guy who didn't show up at my apartment; he better hope he still has a job--especially in this economy.  His lack of judgment is going to cost him more than he could have anticipated.  All he had to do was show up. 

Choices...