Black History Month Spotlight – James Baldwin

Today I spotlight world renowned author, poet, writer and civil rights activist. He was unashamed in challenging the Black community on sexuality, religion and more. You can read more about him here!

Visible Lives: Three Stories in Tribute To E. Lynn Harris


“Visible Lives” is a powerful tribute to the late Harris in which three authors present new novellas in the genre E. Lynn helped to create. Dean conceived the idea and concept for the tribute book, “Visible Lives” and enlisted the contributions of fellow authors Stanley Bennett Clay and James Earl Hardy.

Terrence Dean

In “Visible Lives,” readers are introduced to three novellas House of John, The Intern and Is it Still Jood to Ya. In House of John, Jesse Templeton is a thirty-eight year old freelance photographer still reeling from a recent breakup with his live-in boyfriend Sean. He thinks he’s done with love -that is until finds he starts falling for a gorgeous local at an annual sex retreat in Santo Domingo. In The Intern, workaholic television executive Chase Kennedy finds himself drawn to the office’s new intern, sexy college student and basketball star Quincy Thornberry. Things couldn’t be going better until Chase learns that Quincy’s father may be the man he lost both his virginity and his heart to years prior. Lastly in Is It Still Jood to Ya?, actor Raheim Rivers is anxious to be reunited with his lover Mitchell Crawford after being away a long time. Uncertain about the future of their relationship, Raheim and Mitchell are forced to confront their issues and each other when a summer blackout strands them together in New York.

The book is in stores today!

In Memoriam – E. Lynn Harris


Sad news on the literary/entertainment front. Popular Author E. Lynn Harris has died while on a West Coast tour of his latest book “Basketball Jones”. He was 54.

I have all his books. I loved his writing style and him addressing LGBT issues in his book in a manner that was not derogatory! I remember sneeking to get his first book “Invisible Life” from a Black Expo in the 90’s. LOL

“Invisible Life”, “Just As I Am”, and “Basketball Jones” are my 3 favorite books from him.

Wow. Totally sudden and unexpected.

Rest in Peace E. Lynn Harris


Check out this video below of E. Lynn Harris talking about how he got started writing, etc.