Monday, November 21, 2005

Got Mine!

Well, after much angst, haggling and taking a poll, the new cover for the upcoming Trade version of Getting Hers actually speaks to the book, the potential audience and the characters.

They are three different, yet beautiful and determined women. The previous version of faces on the cover showed two women, who were pretty enough, but certainly looked as if they belonged on an Urban novel. My concern was not that the cover was not appealing, but rather that it sent the wrong message to potential buyers who would see the cover and expect to read about Sistah Girlz from Da Hood, which is not what GETTING HERS is all about.

I must say that I am pleased. I stood my ground and gave solid reasoning for my dissent and concern. Thankfully, my editor stood by me and they listened.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Mis-Marketing of Black Books

With the help of the very savvy Monica Jackson a poll was conducted to determine the book buying habits of both black and white readers when they were asked to compare the original and the tentative upcoming cover for the trade version of my novel GETTING HERS. The results were quite fascinating. Take a moment to click on the link above and check out the results. I'd love to hear your opinion.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

My New Radio Show

I am thrilled and frightened.... why you ask? Well, beginning tomorrow, Thursday, November 10 at 7p.m. EST I will toss myself into the deep waters of web radio. Yes, I will be co-hosting CROSS TALK, with author Anna Dennis who will be coming to you from the West Coast (San Francisco) and me from New York City.

Listening in is easy. Simple type in into your browser at 7 P.M. EST, click on Listen Now and you're there. Of course remember to turn on your speakers!

Our debut guest is Taressa author of this sophisticated chic lit THE HOT SPOT.

Anna and I plan on making it informative as well as fun and we have a trick up our sleeves for our guest as well. Ssssh...

I do hope you can join us for our debut!

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

An Added Addition

I'm always looking for some new gadget or technology advancement. Because of my dear friend and tech advisor Monica Jackson I've added some fun stuff that I hope you will stop by and check out on WritersRooms

I'm still playing around with it, but I did add some info under calendar. I plan to have an ongoing forum, tips, and excerpts from my novels. You will always be able to access right from here.