So I’m doing a thing! With writers! And WINE!
If you’re in the Atlanta area, I hope you’ll join us for Wine with Writers, the Atlanta edition! I’ll be joined by some amazing, talented writers and we’ll be talking about issue based romance and fiction. Should be a great discussion, and I want to see you there. Tix are only $10! RSVP HERE.
Until it’s time for drinks and chats, I’ll be posting some profiles and sizzling details about the writers that will join me on the panel. Today, I’m featuring NIA FORRESTER, author of THE TAKEDOWN (and the followup, THE COME UP, both of which are fantastic reads!)
About the Author
I live in Philadelphia, PA where I am a public policy attorney, spending much of my time mining my experiences for material to write about. My intended audience is anyone who likes what I write, but one of my missions is to speak directly to the experiences of women of color who don’t fit the mold and don’t see themselves represented in gritty urban novels about drugs, guns and the ghetto, but who occasionally want to read something a little more accessible than the lyrical but complex prose of some of our best poets and writers.
Buy the book, and meet the author at Wine with Writers ATL, March 10, 2018.
TEN Q’s with NIA FORRESTER
What’s in your purse? There’s one constant when it comes to my purses (although I prefer to say ‘pocketbook’ even though it’s old-fashioned because purse sounds so … girly) … they’re messy. But right now, here’s what I’ve got; and I’m going to be as author-ly in my descriptions as I can. I have: the smallest and lightest of my four (yes, I know, it’s ridiculous) e-readers which is in a somewhat flowery, colorful case; a little pencil case thingie with my fountain pens and spare cartridges; a small pocket-sized notebook with a blue-and-white paisley print cover for the unexpected stroke of creative genius; a much larger 2018 brown leather daybook/calendar; Trident Purely spearmint chewing gum, a small brush, several travel-size lotion tubes ranging from fragrance-free to coconut & lime; black leather gloves; my fancy sunglasses that I have had for a record TWO years (that’s why I got the fancy ones, because then I would know I had to take care of them); napkins rom Starbucks (where I no longer by coffee but over-pay for tea), receipts, Excedrin migraine; clear mascara; Palmer’s cocoa butter lip balm; black ponytail holders; and about a half-dozen pens.
I thought I would try out this VLOGGING thing, something new to dip into for the new year. Soon to be chock full of new info about books I’m writing and reading and my thoughts on writerly bookerly things… but for right now, I wanted to post a (terribly lit) introduction and take advantage of a good hair day. I recorded this three times so I was definitely not coming back another time to do it again because I didn’t like the lighting. Lessons learned! There are two videos posted on my newly launched AuthorlyBookerly channel. It doesn’t have one of them fancy newfangled custom URLs yet and it won’t […]
After writing a book, I always need a break. I need to decompress from the writing schedule, from my mind being consumed with how to write well and how to make what I have written better. I need to clear my head of the old plot, the old one-liners, the old goals.
Genres: African American Romance Heyoooo! Hope everyone is doing well! Just a quick update on the writing process for Beach Thing and the Beta Reader Application that I put out last week. Beta Readers First things first– I got an OVERWHELMING response to my request for betas! If you wrote to me, I responded so if you did not get an email from me, please let me know because I have not heard back from everyone. The email would have come from dlwhite [at] thesweetescape dot net. If you need me to re-send because you still want to beta read, get in touch with me! If you plan to pass, no […]
TL;DR I am looking for Beta Readers! Think you’ve got what it takes? Inquire within!
I am yet still alive and making noise. I just have NOT had time to even think coherent thoughts, let alone sit down and form them into sentences. I started a new job February 1 and it sapped ALL of my energy and creative forces. I do feel like I’m settling in though and my mind is beginning to return to writing and reading. You know, the NORM.
I got the idea for this post from The Perpetual Page Turner. It looks like a great way to get a few miscellaneous things off my chest, out of my mind and let people into the scary place that is my brain. If you are so inclined, steal this idea ( as I have done) and do your own ‘If we were having coffee…’ post. And don’t forget to link me so I can get to know you! Here we go…
I’m blogging today from the warmth and comfort of my home, something I did not think would be possible at this time yesterday (Wednesday, January 29th) morning. I left my home around 7am Tuesday and didn’t make it back until around 1pm Wednesday. Let me first state that yes, I know, Atlanta looks like wimps. We also look like incompetent idiots compared to our neighbors to the North. I have lived in Rapid City, South Dakota and Spokane, Washington. I know snow. I’ve driven in snow, on ice, during blizzard conditions. This is so totally not the same thing. As a city (nay state) we are ill prepared for inclement […]
Testing this tumblr cross post thingy. IGNORE.
For some reason I have the urge to blog. I don’t know why be cause I don’t have much to update. I’ve still not made my way back to the world of writing (or reading for that matter, which probably has a lot to do with why I’m not writing). I wish I knew what the problem was… I just don’t. I’m plenty jealous (and snarky) about people who are writing and publishing. I’ve had lots of time to look down my nose at authors who might have published a trilogy of “un-fanficced” fan fiction and then uttered a haughty chuckle at the reports of how it isn’t written very […]