When was the last time a book made you "laugh out loud"? What about a book that was so good, you didn't want the story to end? Billion Dollar Winner - the novel does all that and a whole lot more!

Have you purchased your copy of the book yet? Do it now and get it autographed!

Autograph Book To Whom?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


I sent a number of books out to different people for it to be reviewed. APOOO (A PLACE OF OUR OWN) BOOK CLUB agreed to review the book. It was very intimidating to get an email from them saying that if one of their reviewers like the synopsis of the book, only then would they be willing to read it.

Well someone did agree to read my book and she gave me FOUR STARS!

Here's the link.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Interview In Austin Weekly Newspaper

Literacy Event at Marquette School

I attended a literacy event at Marquette School this past Tuesday. It was so wonderful to see all the young children and hear of their dreams and apirations. Their featured guest was Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Clarence Page. So you all know I had to get a picture of him and me with my book.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

TenYear Old Discovered On Couch Reading My Book

Thank goodness I can take better photos than I can do the video. I was amazed to walk into a friend's house and find her grandson so engrossed in my book that he didn't pay me any attention.
Althought I wrote my book with adults in mind, young adults are showing an interest.

Unscripted Interview with a Ten Year Old Who Loves My Book!

When I visited a friend and saw her ten year old grandson reading my book and smiling, I was given affirmation that it is what many of our children need. A well written book that they can relate to that is not filled with gratuitous sex or profanity just to be profane.

Forgive the darkness of the film.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Promoting My Book at the African Festival for the Arts

Yogo the Clown and WVON Volunteer Pat

Zakiyyah Muhammad Community Activist

Father Pfleger in Red Shirt
Tommy R. Bennett host of He Say - He-Say

Matt and Perri from WVON 1690

Saturday, August 29, 2009


Just got another advance copy of the book and still there are printing problems. Now postponing having actual book online until September 15.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


With Bill "Dock" Walls - Candidate for Governor for the State of Illinois Below - With My State Representative LaShawn K. Ford

(Above) Cliff Kelley of WVON 1690 AM

Saturday, August 22, 2009


I got a sample copy of the book. Physically the book looked good. But there were some printing problems. Book is back at publisher and I am still awaiting another advance copy with correction made.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Updated Front Cover

Added Chicago skyline background to the picture.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Book is at my Publisher

Just a quick update. My book is at the publisher. Final editing is being done before the book will be off to the printer. I want to thank everyone involved who has read the prologue and has supported me as I under take this labor of love.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Writing A Novel - A Leap Of Faith

I have written my first novel. The title is Billion Dollar Winner. I am in the process of getting it published. I found writing it to be very easy. But what wasn't easy was having to take a leap of faith and say to myself that I can earn a living off of my "writing talents". I put the term in quotation marks only because for me it comes so easy that I find it hard to even imagine that writing can be difficult for someone. But I guess Tiger Woods would feel the same way if I told him how difficult Golf was for me.

I hope to have my novel ready to sell soon. And when I do, I will be out there doing all I can to promote it as it is a very good book. I will tell you more once I am closer to having it ready for market.