On, November 16th, just 4 days before my birthday, I accomplished my second personal goal, learning to ride a bike. I was blessed to have my instructor, Sage, to guide me toward achieving this lifelong goal. I was so emotional that when I finally pushed off the pedals that I cried. #nevertoolatetolearn
Due to a freak snowstorm in Charlotte, NC, it took almost 24 hours to make it from DC to Tallahassee for my presentation at FAMU. This was me boarding the last flight after over 15 hours in the airport. By the time I got to FAMU, all my nerves about presenting were gone!
A true honor to have participated in FAMU's 1st Afrofuturist and Speculative Fiction symposium, with authors like William Hayashi, Valjeanne Jeffers, Milton Davis, Penelope Flynn, Tananarive Due, and Walter Mosley (not pictured). In the middle is civil rights activist John Due (Tananarive's Dad).
This year, I had 2 main personal goals. To learn to swim and ride a bike. By the end of February thanks to my coach, Cindy, I accomplished the goal. It felt FANTASTIC and I couldn't have done it without her.
James Madison University gave me the honor of being their literary guest at the 2015 Madicon Convention. This young lady was the lead organizer, Jamie. I had a wonderful time and because they knew my obsession with cookies, they treated me to my very 1st fried oreo. Yummy!
Author extraordinaire, Lynn Emery and I attended a Literary Tea together in Cary, NC. It was our time meeting in person, though I have loved her for years. She's a mentor and a friend. She's also hysterical, as a room full of readers can attest to.