Update: The Ace of Diamonds

“Where is the Ace of Diamonds,” is a question that I commonly hear. I get the question in person, in email, and through Facebook and Twitter. To be honest, a part of me does enjoy hearing the question because it lets me know that people are interested in my work. In addition, it also makes me feel as if I am letting my readers down because I don’t always have an exact answer to the question. I also cannot give the answer that they want such as a release date.

 In terms of the novel right now, it is finished. After hitting several unexpected roadblocks, I have decided to move forward and self-publish the book. Unlike Carmen, I was not born with a silver spoon in my mouth. I also do not have a multi-million dollar business that allows me to live lavishly. However, what I do have is faith in God. While I cannot give a solid release date as to when the book will be available, I do want to say that I am working to have it available sometime this year. I have already started taking steps to make this happen.

While I am working to save for this project, I will be starting a blog series dedicated to the Diamond Collection entitled, Behind the Book. This series will give a, “behind the scenes” glance at my thoughts and visions for characters, settings, etc. As a fan/ reader, you will also have the chance to inquire about anything that you want to know regarding the series. I am looking forward to your feedback and hope you stay with me for the ride!


NY Resolutions

So, I mentioned to my co-workers that we should have made a list of New Year’s Resolutions, but some frowned upon the idea. I know, I know, the fear of making resolutions that you can’t keep. Well, I’m going to make some and I’m going to try my best to keep them. Matter of fact, I’m picking a day just to revisit this post to see how I’m doing.

I choose April 13th because its the easiest day to remember (its my birthday).

Here are my resolutions:

•Lose 30lbs- my goal was 80 and I lost 50 in 2011.
•Go to church every Sunday- I need the Word to stay prevalent in my life
•Move into a new apt- I can’t do this until August because of my lease, but it made the list.
•Finish and have published, The Ace of Diamonds, the third book in the Diamond Collection series. I’m ready and I know my readers are ready to learn what happens next to their favorite characters in Brookstone.
•Write a new collection of songs- I did this so much in college that I slacked off when I graduated. Time to pour out those feelings again!

Ok, so far that its! Check back in on April 13th to see what I’ve done! Also, feel free to comment with your New Year’s Resolutions.

Food Whore Alert: Broccoli Quiche

Want to try something? Try this recipe I found on sparkpeople.com:

Instead of putting the mixture into a pan, I put it into 2 pie shells.

1 cup egg substitute- I used liquid egg whites
1/4 cup fat free half and half
1/4 cup skim milk
3 oz low fat swiss cheese
1 large stalk broccoli- I used a bag of Great Value frozen broccoli
1/2 cup canned mushrooms

Preheat oven to 400*F.

Mix broccoli, mushrooms, egg substitute with half and half and skim milk.

Pour into 2 pie shells and sprinkle with cheese.

Bake in 400*F oven for 40 mins.

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 3,100 times in 2010. That’s about 7 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 570 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 571 posts. There were 568 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 111mb. That’s about 2 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was June 6th with 69 views. The most popular post that day was Giveaways & Contests.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, en.wordpress.com, vibesource.wordpress.com, touch.facebook.com, and naturalbloggingsofayoungsocialworker.blogspot.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for nicki minaj nsfw, the dirty divorce by miss kp, simply vogue, keyshia dior, and cali dream taylor.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Giveaways & Contests June 2010


The Diamond Collection March 2010


check out these issues… April 2010


About July 2009


HOT A** Book Trailer- The Dirty Divorce by Miss KP May 2010