Author: 7th Sign

I'm an author who has written four poetry books, Blurred Vision, Hindsight 20/20, Honesty Box and most recently, Stingrays. I released my first novel, Fortune Cookie, in 2015 and I'm finalizing the follow up, called No Cream In The Middle, for a July 2017 release. I enjoy helping other writers reach their goals, which inspired me to launch my own publishing company, 7th Sign Publishing.

Setting The Mood At 65 Degrees

Many of you know that I just released my latest poetry book, Commissioned To Love. One of the book signings I hosted was at one of my favorite wine bars, Two Corks and a Bottle. Their ambiance is really relaxing and it was the perfect place to usher in the official release of my book. […]

Vanessa Hill Sets The Tone For The Glow Up

“A glow happens after the fire has been lit. It’s the evidence the fire has been present,” Vanessa Hill says on “#CantLetGo”, the opening track of her EP, Mood: #Glow.  Her infectious concoction of futuristic sounding soul is definitely nothing short of the type of glow the music industry needs right now. I saw pictures […]

Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott & Kelly Rowland ‘Get It’

Busta Rhymes’s career in Hip Hop has spanned over 25 years. He has maintained a style all his own and never conformed his unique delivery. Now, he has returned to the studio to work on his long awaited new album (the follow up to 2012’s Year of the Dragon). Busta Rhymes has teamed up with […]

Justin Timberlake: Man Of The Past?

Justin Timberlake has had an interesting couple of weeks, to say the least. He celebrated his 37th birthday, released his fourth studio album, Man Of The Woods, and performed at the Super Bowl. He should be on top of the world right now. However, there have been very mixed reviews on his latest project (let […]

Whistle & A White Cranberry Mimosa

I had a taste for some really good chicken and waffles this weekend. So, I searched my mental Rolodex (maybe I’m telling my age a bit there) of good places in Dallas that served it. Whistle Britches is the place I decided to go. I had only been there once before, but they have a […]

Seven Days Until ‘Commissioned To Love’

The time is almost here! Sometimes, it’s hard to believe that I am about to release my seventh book. Commissioned To Love didn’t start out like my previous books. As the title suggests, I was literally commissioned to do a book project for someone. The commissioned part actually fell through. So did the project. I […]

Janet Jackson’s ‘Control’ Turns 32

Janet Jackson broke the mold on February 4, 1986. While many revere the classic Control as her first album, it was actually her third. The album reintroduced Janet to the world and made her an icon. Control also marks the beginning of one of the greatest artist-producer partnerships ever made in the music industry. Janet […]

32 Life Nuggets I’m Taking Into 33

Today is my birthday! Yep, today I am officially 33 years old. I tend to get a bit reflective during this time of year and this birthday was no different. One of the most relaxing things is to sit quietly in my own space and just……think. So, here are some things I have either learned, […]

What The Jay Z Grammy Snub Really Means

If you caught the 60th Annual Grammy Awards show last night, then you know the most nominated artist of the night went home (kinda) empty handed. Jay Z was nominated for a whopping 8 awards (including Album of the Year). However, even without any wins his influence was as big as ever. The Album of […]

Fall Out Boy: The ‘Mania’ Never Ends

Fall Out Boy deserves credit for remaining to be one of the premier Rock bands of the last 15 years. The group’s hardcore fans may have criticized their artistic freedom (trading their edgy sound for pop hits). Nevertheless, they are still one of America’s favorite Pop/Rock music ensembles. Now, they are back with the short […]