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Monday, May 7, 2012

"Baltimore Urban Book Festival"

This weekend I had a blast at the Baltimore Urban Book Festival. To kick off the event, there was a social held on Friday night, May 5th at Teavolve Cafe and Lounge at Harbor East. The music was rocking, the drinks were flowing, folks were mingling, and taking pictures. It was great to meet other authors and their supporters. After the fun, I went home to get a good night's sleep to gear up for a long at the Book Festival which was held at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Meyers Maritime Museum.

The big day - lots of celebrity authors (Omar Tyree, Ladawn Black, Chris Hicks, etc) and local authors including myself were set up on the third floor. There were activities for the kids and food vendors set up outside. The media was buzzing around, interviewing us and snapping pictures. I made a lot of good contacts (book club members, magazines, etc), met a lot of readers, and fans who stopped by simply to say hello.

Enjoy some of the pics from the social with fellow authors and from the festival with some of my fans and friends!


  1. I see you must have had a GREAT time. I'm so jealous, Omar Tyree! OMG...ok, really, OMG!...I mean...wow...like....wow!...can you tell? I'm so jealous....but you do your thing and I can't wait to see you again! Hoping you can make it to our networking event, but if not, dinner and edits...yep! that's the favorite part of my month! Get your hustle on!

    1. Hey, girl! Yes, I had a GREAT time and Omar's a pretty cool guy...Will tell you all about it when we meet at the end of the month. I'll definitely try to make it to the networking event. See ya soon for dinner and edits :-)