I seem to be doing a lot of these random postings lately. What with my writing schedule, I’m becoming seriously fly-by-night. I promise, after October 15th I’ll be much better.
Yesterday was my birthday and I’d planned to do my usual giveaway, but seeing as how Morning Star will be released on the 29th, I thought I’d do my big giveaway then. I think I’m going to do a fabulous basket that includes cookies, gift certificates and lots of books. I’ll let you know more soon.
Crystal Hubbard wrote me a birthday poem. Nobody has ever gone all iambic pentameter for me before. Isn’t it sweet.
An Ode to Roslyn
Everyone can write but what editors won’t tell, is that not everyone who writes, does so all that well. It takes a scribe like Roslyn, who has the canny skills of marrying thought and ability, to write a book that thrills. From voice, syntax and rhythm, her prose is just unequaled. I LOVED Pussycat Death Squad and I can’t wait for the sequel!
If you haven’t been reading What About Our Daughters, you’ve got to check out Gina’s take on Satan’s response to the Chris Brown interview. In particular this line almost cost me a rib.
“Let me be clear. When Christopher Brown attacked Rihanna, neither I nor any of my employees, subcontractors or vendors were in possession of his soul. I can state unequivocally that this attack was not the result of being possessed by demonic spirits. ”
Satan indicated that all of his demonic spirits have an alibi and were otherwise occupied at the time of the attack.
“Yes. yes. At the time of the attack all of my demonic spirits were busy working on the Fall line up of the BET Networks. In addition, they were going through drafting some timely relationship advice for the June 2009 issue of ESSENCE magazine. We’ve got some relationship advice to DIE for!”
Darius Rucker has one of the best voices of a generation. I’m so glad he finally found his niche. People always told me I was crazy when I said Hootie should’ve been a country band.
Santa Baby is turning into a real struggle. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m crazy tired, or what, but it’s giving me fits. I’m a little bummed about the sales on Pussycat as well. I don’t know why, but for some reason I thought y’all would really like that book. I’d love to know what put you off.