Ushering Out Distractions!

2Have you ever been so distracted that you can’t seem to focus on what’s important to you, right here, right now? Well, I must say that lately I’ve been distracted by quite a few things: traffic – distracted by the stress it causes, commitments – being over-committed at times, work – looming deadlines, household chores, and the list goes on. But what I fail to realize is that if I can’t pull myself away from these distractions the main focus of being an author can get lost and my projects will never get completed.

So, it doesn’t matter how many times my fellow author friends try to check up on me to see what I’ve written, I won’t do anything until and unless I hold myself accountable. Yes, I said it! So, starting right here and right now, I’m ushering out distractions. It’s time to RE-ENGERGIZE and REFOCUS. I’m setting myself a schedule something that I can reasonably stick to without making excuses, making myself excited to complete a chapter or two and rewarding myself for a job well done. I know my readers will be glad I did!

Well, readers have you been distracted lately? Tell me via my Facebook page at or via email at I’d love to hear from you!

Now here’s this month’s news:

On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, I attended a Mystery Writers of America dinner at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Washington, DC. Guest speaker, Scott Sroka, AUSA, talked about The Untouchables. It was very informative!

On Saturday, April 12, 2014, I along with the other members of the Book Divas On Tour (B. Swangin Webster and K.R. Raye) exhibited at the CityLit Festival at the Enoch Pratt Library in Baltimore. We had a ball!

On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, B. Swangin Webster represented BDOT on the Forward Motion Cable TV. She was awesome!

On Friday, April 25, 2014, BDOT had a blogtalk radio interview with Urban Fiction News. We had a blast!

You can check out pictures from the Cable TV show and CityLit Festival at:,  or


BDOT’s ready to go and would love your support by “liking” our page at

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We’d be happy to stop by and chat with your book clubs and discuss the writing, marketing and publishing industries. If you’re interested in hosting us, please let me now. Look below in the “Upcoming Events Section” to see if we’ll be in your area soon!

Well, that’s about it for the news. If you enjoy reading this newsletter, please share it with your friends.


Saturday, May 3, 2014 – Book Divas On Tour appearing at the MGH Clubhouse, 9244 East Hampton Dr., Ste 621, Capitol Heights, MD 20743 – 4 pm – 6 pm

We’ll be discussing our writing journey and how to navigate the marketing and publishing industries. Saturday, May 17, 2014 – Gaithersburg Book Festival, 31 South Summit Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 – 10 am – 6 pm

I’ll be exhibiting at the Gaithersburg Book Festival. This book festival is a celebration of the written word and its power to enrich the human experience. Looking forward to seeing you there! For more information, please visit http /

Sunday, May 18, 2014 – Book Divas On Tour appearing at “The Just Want to Get Away Retreat” at the Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa, 4165 Mears Avenue, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732 – 1 pm – 2 pm

We’ll be appearing at this women’s retreat to discuss our writing journey and how to navigate the marketing and publishing industries.

Saturday, May 31, 2014 – Interview with Marc Medley, host of the Reading Circle: 6 am – 7 am

Join me at this early morning interview with Marc Medley. The interview will air live on and WP88.7. Just bring your coffee with you!


Don’t forget to sign up for the Creatures, Crimes and Creativity conference which is scheduled for October 10 – 12, 2014 at the Hunt Valley Inn in Baltimore, MD. This is a conference for fans and writers of mystery, suspense, thriller, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and steam punk. I’ll be in charge of scheduling the authors for various panels over this 3 day event.

So, what are you waiting for? Sign up today at You can also follow the blog at

Until next time, happy reading!


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