We have all heard the saying, “It takes 21 days to break a bad habit”. I am actually doing a 21 day fast right now. So, believe that there are some bad habits being broken. However, 21 days means something different today. The official release date is February 4th (my birthday). I am extremely excited about the release of this book. There is something here for everyone. The poetry featured in Stingrays details situations in life that can “sting” us.
Authentic poetry doesn’t just happen overnight. Stingrays took a year and a half to write. All the while, life happened as I wrote. Life stung at times, while I wrote more. Some of the topics covered are love, forgiveness, injustice and loss. Although I believe poetry is best read in the physical form, I decided to release this book digitally. The Kickstarter I recently wrapped up was a means to get the best of both worlds. Stay tuned, because Stingrays is not the only book I have coming this year.
No Cream In The Middle is coming this July. This is the second installment of my three part novel series. If you thought Fortune Cookie was steamy, it’s about to get even hotter. Cookie believes her life has finally made a positive turn. However, her greatest drama is looming just around the corner. Stingrays features a teaser of No Cream In The Middle as well. Make sure to get your copy of Stingrays on February 4th! This book is my most personal work to date, which is why I decided to release it on my birthday.
Plus, here’s an excerpt from Stingrays. This poem is called “Mr. Justify”. The ebook will be available on iBook, Kindle, Amazon, Barnes and Noble Online and all online retailers in just 21 days. Also, there just may be a special surprise coming this summer too.
Hello, it’s me again
I don’t mean to bother you
Or take up too much of your time
But I’ve gotten myself tangled up
Caught up in a mess I can’t undo again
In a bind, slave to my mind
And need your help because
I’ve abused the truth
Maybe told more than my share
Of a few white lies
Broken a few hearts
And caused several sets of eyes to cry
I don’t know why I keep
Leaving these loose ends untied
But Mr. Justify
I always heard you could restore
Sight to the blind
Even if it’s nothing more than
False hope you supply
Oh please, Mr. Justify
I need your advice
It cuts too deeply to face
The truth of these vices
So help me live another lie
Thanks in advance
I’ll be here awaiting your reply on stand by