The Optimist-Kit: Support This Creative, Inspirational, and Motivational Project Today!

I have been blessed to meet wonderful people who exude positive energy, an energy that not only attracts you to them but also makes you want to be filled with that same positive energy. Author and entrepreneur Pachet Burson is one of those people in my life, and when she told me about her new […]

Authors, Clothing Designers: Get Your Wares in an Upcoming Movie

Want to know how? Help fund writer, director J.D. Walker’s KICKSTARTER campaign for her movie, THE POSTWOMAN! There are NINE days left until the campaign in, and funds are still needed for this worthwhile movie, which has been featured in The Huffington Post and Indiewire’s Shadow and Act: On Cinema of the African Diaspora. You […]

Funding a Dream: Author Alisa Valdes

Nine years ago, Alisa Valdes’ debut novel, The Dirty Girls Social Club, had people wondering if she was “The Latina Terry McMillan.” The novel, about the loves and lives of six eclectic friends in their late twenties, not only garnered media attention, but it also became a New York Times bestseller. Now, Valdes is moving […]

Funding a Dream: Author Tananarive Due

One of my favorite authors is Tananarive Due. Her biggest fan is my sister. I’d put a bet on that. My sister has read and reread Due’s books as if she’s writing a dissertation on Due. Whenever a new one drops, she’s big-eyed, excited, and on her way to a bookstore or online to buy. […]

Funding a Dream: Author Liz DeJesus

If you don’t know Liz DeJesus, you should. Especially if you love stories with wonderfully intriguing, engaging female main characters and fantastical twists. I’ve known Liz for many years and have been honored to have been one of the first people to touch many of her stories during their editing phase. Yesterday, I mentioned J.D. […]

Funding a Dream: Writer, Director J.D. Walker

Lately, a lot of talented writers I know have created fundraising campaigns to assist in their creative pursuits. One such talent is writer, director J.D. Walker. J.D. is a Sundance Film Festival Pitching Contest winner and also an Honorable Mention winner for The Postwoman in the Sundance Table Read My Screenplay Contest. I met J.D. […]