The Kind of Writer That You Want To Be…Is Not The Writer You Are Going To Become

When Marley K. started writing, like myself, she started by writing erotica. Like me, Marley wanted to express the sensuality and sexuality that comes with being a Black woman. She wanted to share with the world the idea that Black women enjoy sex in a variety of ways. So did I. I found that out when I read this great interview article compiled by Sharon … Continue reading The Kind of Writer That You Want To Be…Is Not The Writer You Are Going To Become

Different Levels, Different Devils, Inspired by @MarleyK20, @BurningBunnies, Stephanie Massey and Nora Roberts AKA J.D. Robb

So Marley said this to me several weeks ago. I had told her that I couldn’t wait for the day that I got thousands of people responding to my work, “different levels, different devils,” she replied. When you get to the place where people are actively responding to your work, there are inevitably people who are going to tell you that you suck, that you’re … Continue reading Different Levels, Different Devils, Inspired by @MarleyK20, @BurningBunnies, Stephanie Massey and Nora Roberts AKA J.D. Robb

A Letter To Teenagers and Kids Everywhere, And Mom’s and Dads, Uncles, Cousins, and Guardians!

When I was about thirteen I got my first computer – and I did what any horny teenage girl did, I used it to meet guys. It was only later that I met my best friend Barrie Hall, (same last name, no relation), he inspired me to start creating online Dungeons and Dragons and Vampire characters for whatever roleplaying game was awesome at the time. … Continue reading A Letter To Teenagers and Kids Everywhere, And Mom’s and Dads, Uncles, Cousins, and Guardians!

It Was Written…That Some People Are Fucking Assholes. But The Good News Is You Don’t Have To Be One Of Them.

Somewhere, in a library, or a museum, or perhaps some dusty cavern in the middle of a desert that has yet to be named, there is a book. Or a scroll, or a carving in the wall that states that Black people were destined to rule. Only to repeat the mistakes of their past so that they would then be destined to serve…so they could … Continue reading It Was Written…That Some People Are Fucking Assholes. But The Good News Is You Don’t Have To Be One Of Them.

It’s Been A Dream In The Making for 32 Years…Stop Being So Hard On Yourself

I wrote a fucking book. I wrote a book AND I published a book, on my own without anyone’s help, and while it might have been a “better” book if I’d had it edited, it was important to me to release it the way I wanted to, without anyone else chiming in about it. God Damnit. I fucking did it. When I was five years … Continue reading It’s Been A Dream In The Making for 32 Years…Stop Being So Hard On Yourself