Friday, July 18, 2014

The Whitney Houston Movie. My Life as an Extra.

I had one of the most fun experiences this week. I worked as an extra on the Whitney Houston movie that Angela Bassett is directing for Lifetime TV. I was an "excited fan" at a Whitney Houston concert. :-)

Long days. Long periods of waiting. But LOADS of fun!

I think you'll all be amazed and surprised at how good the movie will be, how great Deborah Cox as the "Voice of Whitney" is, and how amazing Yaya DaCosta is as Whitney Houston.

Still on Cloud 9!

Monday, June 02, 2014

Saturday, May 17, 2014

LitFest Pasadena. Saturday, May 17, 2014.

Hey L.A. and Pasadena book lovers. Come to LitFest Pasadena on Saturday, May 17, 2014, starting at 5 pm at Vroman's Bookstore.

From there, we'll crawl to the Pasadena Playhouse for a wonderful event featuring the cast of the Zora Neale Hurston play. From there, we'll crawl to various bars, restaurants, galleries for readings, panels, etc... Should end around 8:30 or so this evening.

I'm on a panel called L.A. Stories at Monopole Wine starting at 6:25 pm.

Picture an "art walk" event, but for books. Picture an evening of booze and books! :-)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

We Have a Cover. And an Amazon Page.

Looks like we have a cover and an Amazon page for my new novel, Play It Forward, coming in January 2015 on Bold Strokes Books. Exciting.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Cover Art. Play It Forward.

Which cover? You'll have to find out when Play it Forward comes out in January 2015.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Scandal. Beyonce. Toni. Junot. Epic.

So all the folks I know are doing their social media thing about Scandal winter finale, Beyonce sneak release cd on itunes, and the epic Toni Morrison/Junot Diaz conversation on race, writing, and representation.

I'm with you all.

In 20 years, on 12/13/33, we'll talk about "Remember that day when the Scandal winter finale, Beyonce snuck that new album out, and Toni and Junot talked race?"

Absolutely EPIC!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Fred Smith, Soap Creator? I Like... I Might. Hmmm.

So it's not very often that one finds their name in the same company as prolific authors such as Kimberla Lawson Roby or Jackie Collins.

But according to Daytime Confidential, their books along with mine are the 10 Steamy Books That Would Make Excellent Soap Operas. I'm number 8 on the list written by DC Editorial Director Jamey Giddens.

It's a great list, complete with wishful casting -- calling Darryl Stephens and E.J. Bonilla -- I'm ready if you guys are! :-)

Monday, November 18, 2013

New Book. Play It Forward.

Bold Strokes Books is pleased to announce the acquisition of Frederick Smith’s new novel, Play It Forward, scheduled for release in 2014 from Bold Strokes Liberty Editions.

Dirty little secrets can lead to public scandals and unexpected love affairs…

More info to come. We're thinking it'll be a Fall 2014 release date. Thank you for your past support and future support! :-)

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