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Lawyer | Romantic Suspense Author | Speaker | TV Junkie | Foodie | Sweet Wine Addict | Savvy Shopper You can visit my website at www.authordeelawrence.com to learn more about my romantic suspense novel, Gotta Let It Go, which is set in Baltimore. You can also connect with me online @ thewritepen (Twitter and Facebook). Thanks for visiting with me today!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

"Cinnamon Kiss" - Book Review

I've just finished reading Cinnamon Kiss by Walter Mosley, the 10th in the Easy Rawlins series. Here's my review.

REVIEW
Awesome ride! I’ve been an avid fan of Walter Mosley’s Easy Rawlins series ever since Devil in a Blue Dress. Hands down, Walter Mosley sure knows how to write a crime fiction novel that leaves you wanting more and more. This time, Easy is in dire need of cash and fast. After deciding against robbing an armored car, he gets a job solving a case involving an eccentric, prominent attorney and tracking down the beautiful ‘Cinnamon’ Cargill, who may hold the key to some unanswered questions. The case proves more complicated but after enlisting Mouse, Saul Lynx and others, Easy wonders if robbing the armored car would have been easier.

Gotta get Blonde Faith and Little Green in the Easy Rawlins series and Mosley’s other work of fiction, Debbie Doesn’t Do It Anymore. Keep ‘em coming!

So, if you're an avid reader and you're not on Goodreads, why aren't you? Check it out:

Saturday, June 21, 2014

"Hockessin Art and Book Fair"

I had a great time today at the Hockessin Art and Book Fair in Hockessin, Delaware. It was a wonderful collaboration between artists and writers. I hung out with K.R. Raye, a member of Book Divas On Tour and we had a lot of fun networking with fellow writers and meeting avid readers. Take a look at the pics!




















Saturday, June 14, 2014

"Philly Book Festival"

I had a great day today greeting, meeting and networking with fellow authors at the Philly Book Festival. Guest speaker, Saideh Browne, rocked the house with her presentation about publishing trends and I walked away with some great content. Here are some pics from the event - enjoy!




















Sunday, June 8, 2014

"The Other Side of Me"

Many of you know I enjoy writing romantic-suspense novels but I also like to flex my creative muscles by oil painting. I've always enjoyed painting but it's been quite some time since I've put a brush to canvas. Now that I'm back in the swing of things - I'm truly loving it and believe it or not, it also helps with my writing.

Anyway, for the past two weeks, five pieces of my art work were part of a collection at the Columbia Art Center and I couldn't be more thrilled. See pics below.

The cluster of 4 flowers from the upper right hand corner going clockwise are titled: "Morning," "Noon," "Evening" and "Dusk." The other painting is titled "Walking in the Rain" (second down on the left) shown in the second and third pictures. Enjoy!



Sunday, June 1, 2014

"Wild with Happy"

This afternoon, I checked out the play, "Wild with Happy," written by playwright, Colman Domingo and directed by Jeremy B. Cohen at Center Stage. This play was about a son and his mother and how death affected him when she died. Domingo describes the play as "a celebratory satire about love, loss, and faith." He takes you on a journey where the son experiences a range of emotions from losing faith to finding it agin in the most magical place, Disneyland. This was the last place that he and his mother went and she simply adored it so it was quite fitting that she spread her wings in that location.

Also, what I found interesting was the satirical take on fairy tales. I simply loved how one of the characters (Mo) dissected some of the popular fairy tales like Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Goldilocks and the Three Little Bears - I was laughing out so loud!

Overall, the cast was fantastic and the play was uproariously funny! A definite must see! After the play, I was tickled that in the lobby I had a chance to meet 3 out of the 4 cast members: Stephanie Berry (Adelaide/Aunt Glo), Chivas Michael (Mo/Elder Bovane) and James Ijames (Terry/Church Nurse) - they were so cool and gracious! Although, I sure wished that I could have met Forrest McClendon (Gil)...but 3 out of 4 ain't bad!

For more information, please visit http://www.centerstage.org/ See pics below.