Love this photo!!
Love this photo!!
I create a lot of promos and book covers for my ebooks, and I usually do it on Saturdays:
I added a spotlight to my Imani performance pic. The original just had her over a black background:
The title for this novella isn’t set yet. I just wanted to add text to it:
My main witchy-poo from Long Ago and Far Away: Lilith
On or after August 15th, indie writers who are enrolled in Amazon’s Select program will find out just how much each page read under Amazon’s new system will amount to. The guessing game up to now has been that the honeymoon is over regarding payment under the Select program.
Misty Copeland is now a principal dancer for the American Ballet Theater:
“Even as her promotion was celebrated by her many fans, it raised all-too-familiar questions about why African-American dancers, particularly women, remain so underrepresented at top ballet companies in the 21st century, despite the work of pioneering black dancers who broke racial barriers in the past. And it showed how media and communications have changed in dance, with Ms. Copeland deftly using modern tools — an online ad she made for Under Armour has been viewed more than 8 million times — to spread her fame far beyond traditional dance circles, drawing new audiences to ballet.”
It took individuals both within and outside of ballet to publicly support Misty Copeland for this to happen, imho.
And let me also add: IT’S ABOUT DAMN TIME. For more ballet trailblazers of color, please see this post: http://wikkidsexycool.com/2015/02/11/dance-trailblazers/
So, as I ready HUI for release, an ebook that features a fictional African American ballerina going for the Holy Grail like Miss Copeland, please take note that at this moment, Misty is the one and only. That’s right. For whatever reason, Miss Copeland is the only black woman in the role of principal dancer in a major US ballet company.
Outside of Meredith’s office a number of dance students lingered in the hallway, waiting for their classes to begin. Some used the walls to support their weight as they stretched. Others utilized the comfort of the crowded floor. Making her way among the maze of human parts, Imani was almost mowed down by a younger group of students bursting out of one of the classrooms. Their excited chatter and giggles reminded her of the tiny dance academy she’d once attended. It was encouraging to see the diversity of the group and their excitement at seeing her.
“That’s Imani,” she heard one little girl whisper to the others as if Imani was on the cusp of greatness. “She’s so beautiful! I wanted to come here after I saw her perform at my grammar school,” the same little girl said, apparently not realizing how far her voice carried.
Just finished watching Sloane Stephens defeat Queen V (Venus Williams) at The French Open. Sloane never gave up, so congrats to her on the win. Venus showed flashes of her old self, as she slowly makes her way back after battling an auto immune disease. At almost thirty five years of age, Venus looks GOOD. So does Serena. They were the inspiration for my new ebook that features a Jamaican tennis phenom who falls for her doubles partner.
The male mystique for WIKKID SEXY COOL books is alpha badass, compassionate, contrary, vulnerable and every thing a girl could want.
Whether its the coolly elegant hottie Tristan “Didi” Botha from Game.Set.Love.
Or the wisecracking and sexy Iann Bono:
Or the gorgeous but complicated ballet dancer Le Jong Hui:
I’d decided to hold off releasing HUI because there were some things I wanted to work on, for example the deep cultural belief of Han and Jeong. I did a lot of research for this book, but I’m mindful that the love story has to progress without being bogged down. Still, there are some things that are vital to the Korean culture that can’t be glossed over.
I only hope I’ve struck enough of a balance for you, the reader.
I also decided to change the cover for the New Adult book TWENTY before 20. Here’s the new cover:
I made another change, this time with the character of Genysis from the scifi ebook Miss Brighton’s School for Exceptional Young Ladies, so the character on the cover will also change: