Do You Have A New Year's Day Tradition? I’ve maintained Southern traditions, although I’ve lived in New York City most of my life. It’s always been a family tradition to ring in the New Year with black-eyed peas, which supposedly bodes good fortune for the year. But don’t welcome the New Year before throwing out… Continue reading New Year’s Day Tradition
https://videopress.com/v/jcVMPBUM?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&autoPlay=true&loop=true&preloadContent=metadata I've been absent for six months but not gone, just busy as ever writing the second book of the Simone Doucet Series. I needed a respite from my blog/social media and didn't think twice, just took it. And the break was well worth it. Renewed, I'm ready to start 2022 with a better mindset… Continue reading Welcome 2022!
“Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.” ~ Toni Morrison “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” ~ Langston Hughes Great Books By Black Authors In honor of Juneteenth, I am celebrating amazing black authors. The list below comprises my reading goal… Continue reading Happy Juneteenth!
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May 2021 went by extremely fast. I just remember turning the calendar to a beautiful May image on the kitchen wall. Now, it's June. I have to attribute the speedy end of May to being stuck behind the laptop, writing and reading, and from time recuperating from the Covid vaccine. VAX This time last year,… Continue reading Awww! A Little Normalcy
Yoo-hoo! Happy Memorial Day! After a long break from blogging, I am excited to be back to share with you my just-released cover for book one in the Simone Doucet Series, Tainted Harvest. The cover design is by the talented graphic artist Matt Davies of VeryMuchSo.Agency. Here It Is! Author: E. Denise Billups Title: Tainted… Continue reading Cover Reveal – Tainted Harvest: Simone Doucet Series (Book 1) by E. Denise Billups
Author Update After a long stint of writing, I've come up for air again. I'm on the last mile of my current book, Tainted Harvest, a paranormal historical fiction piece, which started out as a short story but begged to be a novella. Hopefully, before February ends, the manuscript will be in the editor's hand… Continue reading Read, Write, Live #AmReading #AmWriting
Cover Reveal Title: Keepers of the Gate: Twilight Ends (Book One) Author: E. Denise Billups Publication Date: To Be Announced Soon Genre: Paranormal Historical Fiction https://www.youtube.com/embed/CbTn1r8NUTk Blurb Through an ancient doorway in time, souls never die. A cosmic thread of infinite, predestined love survives. In 1779 Kanadasaga, Sullivan's Expedition torched a Seneca village, and many… Continue reading #Cover Reveal| Keepers Of The Gate: Twilight Ends (Book One) – E. Denise Billups @DeniseBillups #amreading #bookcover
Hindsight 2020, let's move forward into a brighter and happier year. For many, 2020 was a frightful year, a time of many uncertainties. But I hope it was a period of reflection and growth that's taught us what matters and what needs to be done going forward. Though remnants of 2020 linger and we have… Continue reading Happy New Year!