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Lose yourself

March 23, 2013

Don’t give up one of the best things in your life because you are scared. I often times think about the path to becoming a best seller without the deep pockets of a major publishing house. There is no safety net. I must jump and either land on my two feet or break into pieces; […]

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Get up and Try Again

March 22, 2013

I was once told that Abraham Lincoln failed at everything before he became president. He was defeated for congressman, senator, Vice President and various other political offices. Today, he is known as one of the greatest presidents in the history of these the United States. Seven years ago, I first sent my novel to many […]

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The metamorphosis of "Deadly Instincts"

March 22, 2013

The seven years transformation of “Deadly Instincts,” I have come to realized, was the journey of my transformation. Like her–“Deadly Instincts,” I was inflexible and like most things in life demand, you either willingly humble yourself or life will do it for you, as growth requires it. I looked back at when the book was […]

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We bid adieu to Michael Baisden

March 21, 2013

“Who would have ever thought that a black man from the South side of Chicago, with no college degree, nor formal training in radio, TV, or writing, and the youngest son to a single 17 year-old teenaged mother with three children, would one day lead civil rights protest and help to elect the first black […]

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Be Anxious For Nothing

March 20, 2013

Early this morning, I went to bed fluttered because disappointment flogged me. Couple hours later when I awoke, I was still fluttered, due to that same disappointment. As a servant of the Most High, I knew better, but I was going to go through my emotions anyway, because I just had to be a brat. […]

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The power of words

March 19, 2013

I was recently told by my PR firm that I must blog daily. Now I said to myself, self, what on God's good earth are you going to talk about today. I was perusing on FB as usual and Nasita Thorpe Edwards, one of my fb friends, congratulated me and I became teary like the […]

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Whose light are you carrying?

March 17, 2013

When I was a little girl being raised in Maroon Town, which is located in the mountains of Jamaica, electricity occassionally visited us. I remember even at the age of 8, spending many hours preparing for the “common entrance,” exam, which was an exam taken at 10 years old, administered by the government, and used […]

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