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Spring/Summer Update!!

Posted by Lokispark Publications on May 18, 2020 at 12:25 AM

 


Woo! It’s been a while since I’ve been writing here. The truth is that I haven’t had any news to report really, outside of my WTFHM blog that’s still ongoing. With everything being what it is these days, I’ve also had to shelve a few projects that were in the works.

Never fear, my dears! I am still writing and I’m working on a new project that will hopefully be coming to you sooner rather than later. (We’ll have to see with my publishing company, unfortunately). I’ve decided to get back to my roots and bring back the scary. It seems to me that the world is in need some horror right about now.

So, stay tuned, stay safe, and stay spooky. I’ll see you all in the funny papers!

 


Fresh News for Spring!!

Posted by Lokispark Publications on March 27, 2019 at 10:15 AM

Hi everybody! Well, long time, no see!

Well, maybe not that long if you’ve been following my WTFHM blog. :D




As active as I’ve been there, things have been going on that it occurs to me, I should probably mention here on my home page. So...




Number One:


I’m doing bookshows again! I will be at the Flint Book Festival of Books on March 30 (That’s this Saturday) and The Annual Author’s fair in Detroit On April 6th (That’s next Saturday). I will be updating right here as more events pop up!




Number Two:


I will be branching out under the LokiSpark Publications name. You might have seen the brand on my last book Moral Compass (If not, well, I guess you’re just gonna have to get yourself a copy, now aren’t you?).





What that means is that you’ll see more titles under the LokiSpark Publication brand including stuff from a brand new author: Roxanne Rue.


Who is Roxanne Rue, you ask in a singsong voice? Well...if your tastes are a little on the spicy side, hold on to your hats fellow readers! She will be coming out with a new series entitled “Like A Demon”. It’s an erotic supernatural thriller that is guaranteed to raise the hairs on, um, the back of your neck. ;)




Look out for it! It’s due out in May! Come back here for more details!



That’s all for now! Take care and keep reading!!




OMGOMGOMG!!!!!!!

Posted by Lokispark Publications on June 30, 2018 at 9:05 PM


Ladies and Gentlemen! Children of all ages! Behold! The third official novel, Moral Compass, by yours truly! Available just about everywhere today!




Okay, not everywhere, just Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kindle, Itunes, Lulu.com, Kobo, Ingram, you know lots of places that you may happen to find it online. It will also be available soon at the local library I work at! You know, the one I refer to quite often in my “Will Twerk for Horror” blog?

But I know what you’re really thinking. What about an ad? Where can you see the ad for this wonderful masterpiece??


So glad you asked! I put it up on my home page, but you can just click here if you want to see it.

Enjoy! And as always, if you should so happen to read any of my books, don’t forget to drop a review!

Also, last week, I was in Austin, Tx for the 11th Annual Austin’s African American Book Festival, which, I’ve got to tell you was loads of fun. Thanks to the Ms. Carol Wright promoting and booking such a fabulous event and thanks to everyone who came out last weekend!



-- O~
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Updates Galore!!

Posted by Lokispark Publications on June 21, 2018 at 10:15 PM


So, First Book Fair down!

The 2nd Annual Juneteenth Books, Poetry, and Arts Fair was…well, I wasn’t there. Why, you ask?


Well, sadly, mother nature decided to rain on the parade forcing the promoters (Detroit Book City) to reschedule for the next day…which would have been fine except I was due to be on a plane to Texas the next day.


So, yeah, that kind of sucked, but NEVER FEAR! FAMILY IS HERE!!


The picture you are viewing is my dear mother. She and my cousin Joy toughed out the warm weather to bring my books to the public. Just when I was about to give up on a book fair, my mom strapped on her superwoman cape and flew to the rescue!

I also want to thank Detroit Book City for having my beloved mother and allowing my books to be sold at their event. I look forward to doing it myself next year. :)

Looking forward, I am currently in Austin for my next stop, the African American Book Festival at the Carver Library. If you happen to be in the area, stop on by and say hello!

O~
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So, Guess what? GUESS WHAT??

Posted by Lokispark Publications on May 26, 2018 at 5:25 PM

Moral Compass. Is. ALMOST READY!!!

So, in about two months my newest book will be available on Amazon, Lulu, and Barnes and Noble. Y'all wanna see the new cover?

Head over to my Works in Progress Page or just click here real quick.  :D


Awesome, isn't it?

So, here's the tricky part. I'm ordering advanced copies within the next week or so. Why?  Because I'll need them for two book fairs coming up!  If all goes according to plan, you might be able to get a copy BEFORE it officially comes out!  So, I'll bet you want to know where I'm gonna be. Well...

All right, all right. So, here it is:

Juneteenth Books, Poetry, and Art Fair 2018
June 16th, 2018

Northwest Activities Center

18100 Meyers Rd, Detroit, 48235, MI, United States


African American Book Festival Austin TX
June 23rd, 2018

Carver Library, 1161 Angelina Street, Austin, TX 78702.



So, if you happen to be out and about and want my new book before it comes out, come by and say hello! 

-- O~
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New Stuuuuffff

Posted by Lokispark Publications on March 28, 2018 at 11:55 AM

I really should update this more often.


But the truth of the matter is when you’re a part time writer and full time mother, office manager, student, and circulation specialist, promoting yourself is pretty...well, difficult. Plug away I shall, however. Here’s the news.

 



First off, rEvolution is on the editing board and with any luck, I’ll be putting it out by summer. Barring no other hold ups. The other bit of news is that the title is no longer rEvolution. As much as I like to pat myself on the back for that play on words, it just doesn’t fit the story anymore. The new title is Moral Compass.

 



What I’m working on right now is the second book in the Pride Series and a little surprise story that walked into my living room a month ago. Let’s see which one i can finish first.

 


 

I’m also looking to book some events soon, but living in Michigan appears to mean that my choices are slim. Here I go praying to the book event Gods!

 


 

But here’s hoping for the best this year. Stay tuned!

-- O ~
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So, wait, what about that thing you went to??

Posted by Lokispark Publications on September 21, 2017 at 7:50 PM


Okay, okay, So, when I last left you, I told you I was heading out to MeccaCon this past weekend, and I did!  I had a blast, even. First and foremost, a big shout out to Maia "Crown" Williams for organizing this event!  I had a blast. It was a wonderful thing to be surrounded by so many creative minds.


One of the big connections I made was with author Mya Lairis. If you're not aware of her work, she's the author of some really trippy horror novels. I've added her to my Authors and Other Things Page, so you should go check her work out.  In addition, she hosts Colors in Darkness, a great website for off beat authors of color, you know, kind of like me. :) 

Outside of that, I met a lot of wonderful people and I do hope to get back there next year!

-- O~

Where I've been

Posted by Lokispark Publications on September 11, 2017 at 10:45 AM



Soooo, I've been busy.


Yes, I know I promised more books this year. Sadly, that's not how things are working out. I'm STILL working on rEvolution, but I'll be cranking up the heat over the next few weeks to get ready for Nanowrimo.


Wait? You don't know what Nanowrimo is??  Oh, well, let me tell you.


So, all the little writer boys and girls in the world hopes to create that one great novel that will take the world by storm and every year the Novel Writing Gods come down from the clouds grant a boon to the writer that can complete an entire novel in thirty days time. Many try, few succeed, but all are granted the love of the muses for exercising our creative brains. As with many years, I plan to enter the gauntlet once again in the hopes of coming out of it with a brand spanking new novel.

But that can't happen until I finish
rEvolution. Soo...yeah. First draft will FINALLY be done before November. When I do get it started, come show me some love on the Nanowrimo website.



Outside of that, all things are plugging along. Just be patient with me folks.



In other news, this Saturday I will be at the Meccacon at the Detroit Public Library!  Come by and say hello!  


ALSO!  If you're out and about in the Detroit Area, you can now find my books in your local library!  If your library is a part of The Library Network, you can find them! So, if you can't wait to own, then borrow!  Get a jump on my novels today!


-- O ~
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Thank you Ann Arbor!!!

Posted by Lokispark Publications on June 18, 2017 at 10:40 AM


Thanks so much Ann Arbor Book Festival!!!  I had a blast!  <3<3<3

News!!

Posted by Lokispark Publications on June 6, 2017 at 10:50 AM


Hey. Hey look who's gonna be at the art fair!!  Wait, wait, I'll get to that in a second.


First off, I know, I’ve been a bad writer lately. I haven’t been updating my blog nor updating anyone on what I’m up to. I realize that that’s what the modern independent author has to do to generate some kind of buzz for herself but…

Well, life gets in the way sometimes. What can I say? Let me just update you on a few things that I’ve been working on.

rEvolution is done – the first draft, anyway, and like everything I’ve ever written in life, I’m not happy with it at the moment. That’s okay, though. If there’s one thing I’ve learned about my writing is that I’m my own worst critic. I’m sure you all will feel differently once you get the book in your hot little hands.

It’s currently going through some major changes, however and that’s set me back considerably for publication. Hang tight, though. Hopefully, I’ll be done by the end of summer so I can get on with my other projects.

So, the BOOK FAAAAIIIIRRR!!!

I will be in Ann Arbor on June 17th at the Ann Arbor Book Festival! I will be there hocking my books and socializing with a great many of you wonderful readers out there, so if you happen to be in the area, stop by my booth and say hello! I’ll be the one with the blue tablecloth.

I gotta tell you, I am EXCITED. This is my first time at a book festival and I’m stoked to get out there in the world to let people know that I’m here and ready to share my inner world with you! Maybe you haven’t noticed from the decorations around my site lately, but it’s kind of a big deal to me . 

As always, stay tuned and I hope I see you guys next Saturday!

--O



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