Back in the day when things were finanically sound for me, I would always have a new photograph done to accompany each new book I released. For the most part I paid out of pocket for these photographs.
Last year though, I could not afford to do so, and it just didn't seem right to have a new book with an old photo. Bad Mojo. Around this time My brother from another mother, fellow Libra: Man, Dad, Husband: Eric Payne had begun to explore yet another artistic outlet which was photography. I had seen some of his work and thought the shots were beautiful. I asked him if he would photograph me for....free....and he readily agreed. *whew*
Eric came through for me...dare I say it...Gloriously......
One of the many things I've learned over the last few months is that We Don't Do Anything in This Life Alone. I had been living a Superwoman sort of lifestyle for years, but back in October I crashed and burned and my blue cape with the big yellow S on the back was lost in the carnage. There were things that needed to be done to get the word out about Glorious
, things that I realized I would not be able to do alone, so I turned to my friends, fellow writers and book lovers aka Book Bloggers to help me accomplish this.
I know that I will forget someone, but please do not feel slighted, if your name or blog does not appear here, just know that it is permanently engraved on my heart:
Authors: Donna Hill, Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant, Margaret Johnson Hodge, Gloria Mallette, Carleen Brice, Terry McMillan, Connie Briscoe, Bonnie Glover, Tayari Jones, Dolen Valdes Perkins, Joshilynn Jackson and Heidi Durrow.
Book Blogs: Writing is a Blessing, Peeking Between The Pages, Chick with Books, Tweezle Reads, A Bookshelf Monstrosity, Reads 4 Pleasure, Rantings of a Bookworm Couch Potato, Color Online, Sheila Deeth, A Few More Pages. Love to Read 4 Fun, Along The Way, Tamis Ramblings and I Swim For Oceans.
I spent my weekend in Orlando, Florida as one of the 50+ authors invited to the inaugural UCF Book Festival. While there I met a number of wonderful authors, two of which I will be profiling in the next few days. And I was also thrilled to meet one of the many book bloggers I reached out to for assistance.
Heather Figearo of Raging Biblomania. - (Glorious review coming soon!)