So Sorry

Trying to make it to Kola’s performance/reading at Hue-Man. But I’m still sick and doubt I’ll be able to make it as it’s scheduled to start in less than ten minutes. So disappointed that I finally get to see her and yet to have a serious heart-to-heart with her.

I’ll soon repost an interview I conducted with her some time ago.

A(nother) Great Day In Harlem

If you’re attending today’s Black Pack Party 4, check this out:

Authors – Writers – Publishers
Join us for the
64 West 119th St (between Lenox Ave & Fifth Ave.)
at 5:30pm SHARP!

Not sure if I’ll be able to make it since I didn’t pay careful attention to the evite from weeks ago. I’m sure it’ll be a fun, lively bunch participating.

Also: If you’re attending BEA (Book Expo America), Troy Johnson (one of the hosts of Black Pack Party 4) will moderate this:

Author Stage

Black Bestsellers in an e-book Age

Thursday, May 27, 2010

1:00PM – 1:50PM
Location: Uptown Stage
Host: Troy Johnson, President, AALBC.COM

Panelists: Lori Tharps, Author – Substitute Me (Ataria Books); Vanesse J. Lloyd-Sgambati, Marketing/Publicity, The Literary Media Consulting; Lesleigh Irish-Underwood, Dir.,of Marketing/ On-Line Media, Kensington; Jack Salley, Vice President; Vook Charisse Carney-Nunes, Publisher, Brand Nu Words

Why The Black Lion?

It’s pretty simple. I’m Black and my zodiac sign is Leo, the Lion. So put them together and there you have it: The Black Lion.

The more important question? Why another blog? Well, I’ve long held the notion that there isn’t enough written about and for People of Color (POC) in the book publishing industry. While POC embraces many non-whites, this blog is intended to spotlight African Americans in the book publishing industry. That’s not to say I won’t write and discuss topics that aren’t specific to us. There’s too much out there that’s beneficial to everyone.  When that occurs, I’ll more than likely highlight how it may indirectly help Black writers, editors and other publishing professionals.

Next up? The Black Pack Party IV hosted by, Linda A. Duggins, & Written Magazine.

Follow the above links and if you’re planning to also attend, contact me so we’ll get the chance to say “Hi!”