Saturday, May 17, 2014

I had a fantastic week.  My book Mirrored made it to Amazon’s Top 100 Best Sellers List for Women Detective Fiction.  My WIP, ‘Teardrops Know My Name’ is coming right along.  Below is a little unedited snippet:

The memories were fading out of her head as her focus was drawn to her voicemail.  The first message was from Carmen reminding her where to leave the car keys so that she wouldn’t have to disturb Linda from her sleep tomorrow morning.  Next, there was a message from her mother letting her know what time that she will be arriving at LaGuardia Airport. Lastly, there was a message that was silent at first, then a muffled, hoarse voice came on, “Hope that you enjoyed the movie” and it ended with that horrid laugh again. Linda’s eyes widened and her hands begin to shake as she pressed the button to end listening to her messages.  She quickly scanned the movie theater, turning her head from left to right. She wondered if the caller was watching her as she listened to her messages.  She felt violated that whoever this crazy person is knows her every move.  She glanced at Steve with a frightened look upon her face.

            “Baby what is wrong?” Steve pulled her close to him with both hands resting at her waist.  He raised one hand and cupped her face,” You look like you just heard some horrible news. Is everything okay? Who was you listening to? Was that your mother?  Is she okay? Tell me what’s wrong?”

            Linda stared out into space for a few moments before she was able to speak. She had to admit to herself that this last phone call had really crippled her with fright. She swallowed hard before speaking, her voice began to shake as did her body, “it was my stalker” she said in a low trembling voice a few decibels above a library whisper.


Until next time………..


Monday, May 5, 2014

 Last week I took a trip to New York City to see the Broadway show, A Raisin in the Sun.  The show was fantastic and so were the cast.  I didn't take advantage of many Broadway shows when I lived in New York, however, I now find myself intrigued. 

A Raisin in the Sun
David Cromer as Karl Lindner, Bryce Clyde Jenkins as Travis Younger, LaTanya Richardson Jackson as Lena Younger, Anika Noni Rose as Beneatha Younger, Denzel Washington as Walter Younger & Sophie Okonedo as Ruth Younger in A Raisin in the Sun

I love New York and I sometimes miss the culture of living in a city like New York.  The location setting in my book, Mirrored, is in New York.  The new book that I'm currently writing is also situated in New York. 

After the show, my friends and I dined at a really great restaurant inside the Paramount Hotel on West 46th Street.  If you're ever in the area, I suggest eating there.  The food was great and the d├ęcor was beautiful.  I'm thinking about including it in one of my stories.  Below is a picture of the lobby:

Paramount Hotel Lobby

Until next time......wishing you a fantastic week!