Neffie’s Grip

Getting a well-respected Book Blogger to review your book can be a tedious process. Why? Because they are bombarded with book review requests daily. Some Book Bloggers get review requests from both published and self-published authors which is why many are understandably super busy.

If you happen to get just one well-respected Book Blogger to agree to review your book, you’ve made some good headway in getting more readers introduced to both you as an author and your book(s). I received an email back from one of them yesterday. Imagine my surprise when I saw the following message yesterday morning:

You have no idea how that email made me feel. Neffie is a representation of all the strong women who came before me and I wanted to tell her story. To see readers become enamored with her is a very rewarding feeling. And yes, I will be sharing my interview and guest post when the time comes.

Neffie, you sure know how to hold onto a reader and just think, this is only the first novel series. As The Chronicles of Neffie ebook continues to remain in several top 100 categories on Amazon, my heart continues to overflow with joy. Saturday she was at #2 again in one category in ebooks and last night she was at #5. The ebook sales have been great!

When it comes to Neffie, you can’t help but to love her and maybe even hate her a little, yet her strength, honesty and courage is something to admire. I was asked if I would have an artistic portrait made of her since a lot of readers want to know what she may have looked like. Who knows? I just might. I just might…

Until next time…

It’s Complicated 

Good Evening wonderful people! I sincerely hope that each of you are doing well. I’ve been tied up quite a bit with my first novel series The Chronicles of Neffie, but in between that time I’m still able to answer some of your questions.

When I posted about doing an ancestry test to find out what all my African ancestry consists of, a few of you had some questions about a statement I made. I had stated that I didn’t want to be 60% or less Sub-Saharan African because if it turns out that I am, I would be devastated. I want to be at least 80% or more. With me saying that, I was asked if I would be upset if I were to find that I have White ancestry. Good question. My answer to that is twofold.

Here’s the thing: White ancestry is going to be a given in most Black people living in America. For many such as myself, having that bit of ancestry is a little disturbing and heartbreaking. Why? Because as Black people, we know the sad circumstances into which it got there – – > slavery and rape. No need in me sugar coating it. It’s the truth. No need to lie. Some truths hurt…

As far as being upset by any White ancestry, I won’t be upset per se, but I will be a little annoyed by it. If you aren’t Black, then you won’t be able to relate to how I and the majority of Black people feel in regards to this. Even with me saying that, that doesn’t mean I hate Europeans / White people. If you are a good person regardless of your race and care for your fellow man, then you are good in my book. 

Until next time…