Archive for the 'Books and Writers' Category

In Praise and Support of Each Other

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Things are hectic around these parts.  Between family, writing and teaching gigs, and micro-blogging on Twitter (from my personal account and for CoParenting101), I don’t post here very much.  But when I do, I try to share some good news and thoughts about my journey.  So I was especially appreciative when Cynthia who blogs at […]

Popping the Champagne…AGAIN!

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Many thanks to The Pittsburgh Foundation for awarding me an Advancing the Black Arts in Pittsburgh grant, in support of my YA novel!  

Co-Parenting 101: The Book (Coming in 2013)!

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

From Publisher’s Lunch Deesha Philyaw and Michael Thomas’s CO-PARENTING 101: Advice from a Formerly Married Couple on Parenting Across Two Households, the first book co-authored by a divorced couple for whom co-parenting is central to their daily lives, providing expert advice, practical tips, and tried-and-true tactics developed from real life co-parenting experiences, to Melissa Kirk at New […]

Happy Feelings!

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

So…El Ex and I received an offer on our co-parenting book!!!!!! Bonus: I was in the car with TechBooHusband on a rare mid-week stay in Maryland when I got the news. So thrilled to be able to share such an important moment. This story is developing. Stay tuned for details. In the meantime… Sing it […]

Why Not Adopt a Black Child?: Part 1 in a Series

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Why Not Adopt a Black Child? by Deesha Philyaw “We have many clients seeking to adopt, but none of them are waiting for a Black child.” The woman’s voice on the phone was at once unsettling, moving, and life-changing.  A caseworker at a local Christian adoption agency, she had received a call from a Black […]

For Harriet

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Please do yourself a favor and check out the latest addition to my blogroll, For Harriet. The site’s tagline says it all: Celebrating the fullness of black womanhood.  The content is smart, thoughtful, and edifying.  I don’t come away from it feeling like, “Heard it all before…” or “We need to do better…”  I come […]


Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

My apologies for the not entirely appropriate use of Ms. Donna Summer, but I got some things I want to toot my horn about. First up… Tonight at 9 EST, I’ll have the pleasure of joining two awesome gents, WiseMath and Inkognegro, on their show The Black Odd Couple to discuss my webinar, Write Your […]

Favorite Things: Kristen Howerton of ShePosts Interviews Me

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

I was recently interviewed by Kristin Howerton who blogs at Rage Against the MiniVan and is the Managing Editor at, and it’s my favorite interview yet.  I think it was Kristin’s great questions.  Thanks, Kristin, for bringing the co-parenting conversation to the ShePost readers! You can read it here.

“My Ex and I are Swingers…”

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Check us out! We’re the featured post at Huffington Post -Divorce! Click here!–> “My Ex and I are Swingers…and Other Myths About Cooperative Co-Parenting”

“Write Your D*mned Book Proposal Already!”

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Finally!  I have launched (hence the post below) my new webinar, “Write Your D*mned Book Proposal Already!” Here are the deets… In Write Your Damned Book Proposal Already!, you can expect 6 weekly group web teleconference calls covering the key components of a successful non-fiction book proposal. The calls will be led by Deesha Philyaw, […]