First, let me say thank you again for being supportive of me this year. Because of you, the eBook version of Broken But I’m Healed has made quite a few of Amazon.com’s bestseller’s list. It was on the list for being in the top 100 for Christian Mysteries and Suspense, Urban Life and African American Literature. That is exciting because I haven’t made an Amazon.com list since I released the teen novels in 2008.
Also, I’m excited about going to Wadesboro, North Carolina for the HOLLA festival, which will be at the Hampton B. Allen Library on February 2, 2013 from 10am to 2pm. Broken But I’m Healed and Street Disciples will be my featured titles at the event and I will also have copies of Love Him Like I Do and Still Standing.
I had hoped to feature my upcoming romance novel, Try a Little Tenderness but I have a strong feeling everything won’t be in place for me to release the book in time for the event. With the favorable reviews I’m receiving from “Give Love at Christmas”, I want to make sure that you fall in love with my debut romance novel like you have the short story. Right now, the plan is to release Try a Little Tenderness along with my long awaited suspense novel, Stomp at the end of March in time for Easter.
Other than that, I’m working on a project that I pray will bring my company some opportunities to branch out beyond book publishing and literary consulting. Can’t say much about it but I do want to thank TJ Holmes of BET’s Don’t Sleep for the idea. If you aren’t watching the show, you are missing out on one talented brother who is bringing our community’s issues to the forefront.
That is all for now. If I don’t see you again, have a Merry Christmas—remember that Jesus is the reason for the season.