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Sweetheart Pitchfest at Savvy Authors

One of the wonderous and comfort-zone busting parts of my new gig as a freelancer with Carina Press (oh yeah, I am now working with Carina Press to find amazing new voices) is moving from a social media lurker to a participant. Maybe one day I’ll become an influencer, but I won’t get ahead of myself.


Savvy Authors is hosting a pitch event starting today  (2/14/18) and running thru Friday 2/16/18. Check out this terrific list of publishers and agents who are participating. Pitch to your favorites!

Check here for event details

I’m looking for stories by and about people of color and other marginalized groups. Since I’m representing Carina Press at this event, these stories must have strong romantic elements.


Also, until 9pm EST, is hosting #KissPitch 2018 on Twitter. If I like your pitch, please go to and submit your query, synopsis, and first few chapters to my attention via Submittable.





Ricochet by Lore Ree

I cut my professional editing teeth on this fun, grown and sexy tome. Lore Ree is a gifted storyteller who creates characters with staying power. They’re real people. People I want to know. One of her strongest attributes is rapid fire, witty dialogue peppered with humor and emotion.

It has been my honor to work with Lore Ree, and I hope for many, many more opportunities to help her share her words with the world.

*Available on Amazon.

Ricochet Cover


Book Blast: Brown Girls Publishing

I haven’t read any of these titles, but I always want to show love and encouragement to others. Some of these look like good reads. My TBR list just got longer.

Genre: Fiction
About The Books

Revenge, Inc.

This gripping page-turner from author Keleigh Crigler Hadley shows that all it takes is one bad decision for everything to change. Cherise Holder’s hell on earth begins on her 26th birthday. Unable to cope with a heart shattering loss, she gives in to a familiar addiction. Forced to attend AA meetings, Cherise befriends fellow alcoholics; Stuart, a disgraced banker, Greyson, a bitter cheerleader and Araceli, a broken teenager with an infamous parent.

An opportunity arises, and the foursome decides to work together to correct past wrongs in each of their lives. Their ingenious plan to get revenge works – too well and this is only the beginning. They find the electrifying high of revenge, more addictive than anything they’ve ever experienced. Cherise assumes that revenge will put out the fire in her heart, but she finds that it just makes her rage burn…

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