It's finally here! Wicked Bleu: Simone Doucet Series Book 2. It feels like it's been a long time coming for book two, but I'm thrilled and satisfied it's published. Thanks to CoverMint and Next Chapter Publishing for working with me on the cover and bringing my ideas to life! Blurb A 103-year-old murder mystery. An… Continue reading Cover Reveal: Wicked Bleu
It's that time again. New book, new cover. Yay! Wicked Bleu, the second book of the Simone Doucet Series, will be released soon, October 2022. But until then, here's a sliver of the cover. https://videopress.com/v/VkmDrSN1?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&autoPlay=true&loop=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true Blurb A 103-year-old murder mystery. An amateur ghost sleuth. Can a wrong be rectified in death? Eight months ago, Simone… Continue reading Wicked Bleu
It's been a while since my last post. As usual, when I'm involved in a project, time gets away from me. But I couldn't let this important day go by without recognition. A day of celebration and reflection on how far we progressed and how much further we need to grow. Happy Juneteenth! WIP Updates… Continue reading Happy Juneteenth!
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