Book Release Trivia Day! *Final Trivia Post*


OK Everyone, I want to thank those of you who have participated so far today and who have taken the opportunity to support my work. I have personally had fun and I am really enjoying giving away these prizes to you beautiful people. I have decided to put a poll up on the Static Page of this blog with the last Trivia Question. I am leaving this up on the front page for this week only (8/24 – 8/31) The winning prizes are…


But first, thank you all so much for playing and hanging out with me. As we close out, I will be posting my author website for the final time this afternoon along with the links to the eBook retailers. I have no intentions of stalking your emails but this is Launch Day and all, and thus my shameless self promo is warranted (smiles), but your support is sincerely appreciated. To all of our winners so far, please give me 5 – 7 business days to ship your prizes.

The winners of the question on the front page will receive a Free Copy of Stella Book #2 and a matching bookmark. I will also sign it. As a program note: those of you who buy a paperback version of the book will receive a free bookmark.

Print (Paperback)

Amazon Kindle

Google Play

Apple iBookstore



Thanks again.

Book Release Trivia Day! Post #5 *FOLLOW-UP*


OK, so its been about two hours since our last game and no one answered the question, no worries! I’m going to push that one down the line for our Grand Slam. Here’s an easier one:

Stella’s life takes place during many historical events, one of which being the depression. Although the United States had experienced several depressions before the stock market crash on October 27, 1929, none had been as severe. How long did this Great Depression last?

a. 5 years

b. 20 years

c. 10 years

d. None of the Above

This is for a Free Paperback of the book people! Not an eBook! A hard-copy! And if your nice, I’ll sign it. You have to be nice though. First 3 answers win. Hurry!

Book Release Trivia Day! Post #4 *GAME TIME: Hunger Games*


GAME TIME! Who’s ready? Here we go:

Hunger Games: Its Lunch Time! Be the first to answer this question correctly and win a Free Copy of Stella!

I am taking the first 3 correct answers this time! That’s right, 3 people have a chance to win this prize. AND, to make sure you keep your place and all, I am throwing in 3 matching Stella Bookmarks! So here goes:

On Sunday’s Stella’s mom Judith cooks a feast of a dinner. Which of these foods according to your best guess was NOT on the dinner table? This is easy if you’ve been paying attention to me :).

a. Brim and Crappy
b. Spaghetti and Meatballs
c. Fried Chicken and Macaroni
d. Greens, Neck-bones and Cornbread

Meanwhile, I’m gonna grab some lunch. Listen to this throwback from the movie Soul Food and I will be back with the answer! Love ya mama’s for cooking all those delicious meals!

Winners announced soon! This is for a FREE Copy of the book. Hurry! Comment your answer below.

Book Release Trivia Day! Post #3 *WINNERS ANNOUNCED*


Congratulations to the following for answering our first Trivia question correctly:

Annette Rochelle Aben!

Annette is so supportive! Please send your mailing address to: for your Free Coffee Mug! Whoop!

We still have ONE MORE COFFEE MUG left and other FREE prizes!

Stay Tuned For the Next Trivia Question! In the meantime, dance to the music, it’s launch day!

Be sure to visit these links while you listen, Stella Book #2 is available now!


Amazon Kindle

Apple iBookstore




Google Play

*2nd Game Coming up! You don’t want to miss this prize!*

Mama Put a Curse on Me, by Stella May


Mama put a curse on me

When she gave me that name

Attaching history to my skin

When she knew it had stains on it

Though her eyes were green

She acted like her skin was brown

And teleported her daughter back to slavery

What kind of name is Stella anyway?

It don’t hardly go with my skin

And mama’s either.

But she tryna be something she ain’t

And I’m just tryna be something I am

You see, there’s a stigma that comes

With the color of history

Being white

And yet being colored

Race wars always concerned these two groups of people

and there ain’t seemed to be much room for a mulatto

So you see

Mama put a curse on me

When she named me Stella

After my great-grandmother

A slave on Paul Saddlers plantation

And his daughter too

So as to escape slavery

I think I’ll just opt out this race

And considers myself white

Maybe even change my name

And pitch my tent somewhere

Beyond the Colored Line


Stella Book #2: Beyond The Colored Line. Now Avail.

Book Release Trivia Day! Post #1 *WELCOME*


First I want to thank everyone in advance who plans to participate in today’s festivities, and welcome to my first Blog Book Release Trivia! We’ll get started in about an hour (since people are still coming through the door and all). Comment on this post if you plan on winning some prizes tonight!!!

FYI: Beyond The Colored Line is Available!


Amazon Kindle

Barnes and Noble NOOK

Apple iBookstore


Google Play

and in Print!

**First Game at 9:30a CST **